587 Tableau Conference Sessions

Welcome to the Tableau Conference 2019 official session catalog. If you are already registered to attend, log in to the web schedule builder or download the mobile app to reserve a seat in your must-see sessions and hands-on trainings. If you’d like to see the schedule using Tableau Desktop, you can connect to the data directly here.

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Managing and Leveraging Data with Tableau Online

New to Tableau Online and don't know where to start? Have data spread across cloud-hosted and on-premise databases? In this session you’ll learn basic concepts about managing data sources, both in Tableau Online and on-premise using Tableau Bridge, and how to leverage this with your organizational needs, based on experience from Senior Technical Support Engineers.
Speaker(s): Hermon Mike, Jason Huffman
Session Type: Session
Level: Beginner

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Manulife: Securing Your Data Access with Governance

HR data that involves Personally Identifiable Information (PII) require specific data governance techniques, which can vary according to the business need. In this session, we will walk you through levels of data governance in Tableau and how to develop a single Tableau dashboard that displays different contents based on the login user credentials.
Speaker(s): Noha Elprince, Allan Ma
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Map to Basics: Introduction to Mapping in Tableau

Finding yourself lost in Tableau? This course will get you pointed in the right direction! Let us be your guides as we take you through the building blocks, best practices, and various layers of mapping in Tableau. We'll navigate the basics of mapping in Tableau Desktop, map latitude and longitude points, and build multi-layered maps using dual axis, out-of-the-box map layers, spatial data, and custom background images (how else are we going to know where our most profitable slot machines are on the casino floor?).
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Map to Basics: Introduction to Mapping in Tableau (BYO Laptop)

Note: This is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) session and computers will not be provided. Please bring your own! Finding yourself lost in Tableau? This course will get you pointed in the right direction! Let us be your guides as we take you through the building blocks, best practices, and various layers of mapping in Tableau. We'll navigate the basics of mapping in Tableau Desktop, map latitude and longitude points, and build multi-layered maps using dual axis, out-of-the-box map layers, spatial data, and custom background images (how else are we going to know where our most profitable slot machines are on the casino floor?).
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Map to Basics: Introduction to Mapping in Tableau (BYO Laptop)

Note: This is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) session and computers will not be provided. Please bring your own! Finding yourself lost in Tableau? This course will get you pointed in the right direction! Let us be your guides as we take you through the building blocks, best practices, and various layers of mapping in Tableau. We'll navigate the basics of mapping in Tableau Desktop, map latitude and longitude points, and build multi-layered maps using dual axis, out-of-the-box map layers, spatial data, and custom background images (how else are we going to know where our most profitable slot machines are on the casino floor?).
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Meeting Your Users Half Way: Exporting and Tableau

The highest impact decisions are made through high-impact interactive, visual analysis but some people haven’t yet made the leap and are still looking for information in Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, email, and more. Come to this session for tips and tricks on exporting, embedding, and subscribing to output to these other products with an eye to moving people to Tableau. The session is delivered by two Tableau Customer Success Managers who have worked with dozens of Tableau clients who have had success in developing and implementing these strategies.
Speaker(s): Kirk Munroe, Mike Madigan
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Meetup: Data Leaders

Calling all Data Leaders – the people passionate about instilling a Data Culture in their organization. Before heading home, come network with peers who share your enthusiasm as we discuss how to put into action all that you learned at TC.
Speaker(s): Ashley Howard Neville
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Elevating Data Culture in Healthcare: Payer

Join us for an insightful networking session with healthcare peers and experts to discuss industry trends and relevant topics. Engage in focused breakout sessions and leave empowered to take action and drive efficiencies within your organization. Topics include: Improved patient experiences, revenue cycle management, population health management, and embedded analytics.
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Elevating Data Culture in Healthcare: Provider

Join us for an insightful networking session with healthcare peers and experts to discuss industry trends and relevant topics. Engage in focused breakout sessions and leave empowered to take action and drive efficiencies within your organization. Topics include: Improved patient experiences, revenue cycle management, population health management, and embedded analytics.
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Embedded Analytics

Interested in embedding Tableau into your product or service? Already doing it? Come to this meetup to hear from the Tableau Embedded Analytics team about the product roadmap, recommended Embedded sessions and activities at TC19, and network with peers who have enhanced their product/service by embedding Tableau. Business opportunity, licensing options, APIs, we will discuss all these and more, so bring all your Embedded-related ideas, questions and feedback.
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Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Federal Government

Network with your peers in Federal Civilian agencies and DoD.
Speaker(s): Kellye Wishard
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Financial Services, Insurance

Join us for an insightful networking session with peers and experts to discuss industry trends and relevant topics. Engage in focused breakout sessions and leave empowered to take action and drive efficiencies within your organization.
Speaker(s): Jeff Black
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Financial Services, Banking

Join us for an insightful networking session with peers and experts to discuss industry trends and relevant topics. Engage in focused breakout sessions and leave empowered to take action and drive efficiencies within your organization.
Speaker(s): Jeff Black
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Higher Education

Network with your peers from higher education.
Speaker(s): Eric Mayberry
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: K-12

Network with your peers in K-12 schools.
Speaker(s): Mike Maxwell
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Linux

Already deployed Server on Linux? On the fence, but curious to know more? This Meetup was created with you in mind. Come pose your questions to the Dev team that brought you Server on Linux, and meet others using Linux to learn more or share your Linux Server journey.
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Maintaining High Quality, Reliable Data with an Enterprise Data Catalog

A data catalog can help ensure that Tableau users have consistent metrics, data, and documentation. Come with your ideas and ready to learn from your peers as Dave Turner, senior manager of business process and analytics at Akamai, facilitates a discussion on how to use a data catalog to optimize self-service. Data catalog experts from Tableau and Alation will also be on hand to participate in the discussion in this special networking opportunity.
Speaker(s): Dave Turner
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Making the Community More Diverse and Inclusive

At Tableau, we value the diversity of our Community and are working to be more inclusive and ensure everyone has a voice. Join the conversation at the D&I Meetup and help shape the future of the #datafam through networking, brainstorming, and sharing ideas. All are welcome.
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Mappy Hour

Join the Maps Development team and your fellow mapping enthusiasts for an hour dedicated to you. This session will have opportunities to network, participate in group discussion, and provide feedback to the Maps Dev team on the problems you are solving and want to solve with Tableau mapping capabilities. Join us if you work in state and local government, transportation and logistics, oil and gas, retail, natural resource management, insurance, consumer services or in any industry or position where location drives your business.
Speaker(s): Kent Marten
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Marketing Analytics

There are endless numbers of opportunities and problems found in every company’s marketing data. Join us for a special networking opportunity to engage with others using Tableau in marketing and learn from them. The meetup will be in a casual and conversational. Specific topics will be chosen by the audience with guidance by Tableau marketers.
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Mobile + Metrics

Are you deploying Tableau Mobile or thinking about deploying? Come join your fellow 21st-Century mobile data visionaries and meet the Tableau Mobile Product team. We'll demo Tableau Mobile and talk about best practices for secure deployment, optimizing mobile content, and the great synergies between mobile and Metrics. Please come with questions and feedback.
Speaker(s): Jim Cox
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Office of Finance

The modern office of finance is using Tableau to become more efficient and improve the support they provide their businesses. Join us for a special networking opportunity to learn from others who have seen the power of Tableau first hand. This gathering provides a casual environment to connect with people with a shared interest and encourage inspired conversation. Topics will be selected by the audience with guidance from leaders in Tableau's finance department.
Speaker(s): Mike Crook, Dan Liang
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Sales Analytics

From pipeline management to understanding their customers better, sales departments are using analytics to make every minute and call count. This gathering provides a casual environment to connect with and learn from other sales leaders and sales operations professionals
Speaker(s): Martha Jaworski
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Security

Join us for a special networking opportunity to talk about all things security. Don't miss this great opportunity to connect with members of the Tableau Security team, ask questions, and provide feedback that can make a difference
Speaker(s): John Blackie
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: State & Local Government

Network with your peers in State & Local government agencies.
Speaker(s): Chris Johanson
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Tableau Blueprint

Are you passionate about scaling Tableau in your organization and increasing adoption? Before heading home, come network with peers who share your enthusiasm as we discuss how to put into action all that you learned at TC about Tableau Blueprint.
Speaker(s): Ashley Howard Neville
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Tableau Online

The Tableau Online team is hosting a kick-off meetup for our community. Come meet the team and network with other users. Hear about all the exciting new updates to Tableau Online.
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Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Teaching Tableau in the Classroom

Join us for a special opportunity to engage with fellow data geeks who teach Tableau in the classroom and to learn about new resources available through Tableau’s Academic Programs. Discuss challenges and best practices of teaching Tableau in the classroom, and take away new ideas to incorporate in your class.
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Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Meetup: Transportation and Logistics

Over half of shippers claim that digitization is important to their business strategy, but less than a third reported that they plan to invest in it. In fact, we have found that many investors remain in the early stages of adoption. We have a select group of some of the most forward-thinking logistics and transportation customers that are doing amazing things with data addressing issues ranging from driver retention and lane selection, to carrier selection and optimizing freight movement and routing. Come meet together to learn how each other are tackling these and other important issues with analytics.
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Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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Memorial Hermann: Using Tableau to Identify Insights that can Provide Real Change for Healthcare Providers

The healthcare industry has seen the largest increase in nursing hospital overtime since 1990 which is impacting turnover rates and potentially resulting in patient-safety concerns. It's no surprise that overall labor expenses are on the rise, particularly nursing overtime costs, To turn this unsustainable pattern around, we formed an interdisciplinary team to identify solutions and used Tableau to bring numerous, disparate data systems together to make it easier to see correlations between contributing factors such as vacancies, contract agency spend and scheduling system use. Come learn about our findings and how we are facilitating real change while also empowering CFOs, CNOs, HR Directors, Nursing Managers and more to tackle increasing labor expenses and rising overtime costs.
Speaker(s): Paul Lampi, Sameer Khan
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Metrics: The Headlines for Your Data

Checking your data will never be the same. Metrics are a brand-new capability in Tableau Server and Tableau Online which help anyone track their data on-the-go. Whether it’s sales, web traffic, IoT data, or anything else you can put in a Tableau Data Sources, Metrics give a fast lightweight glimpse into your data over-time, allowing you and your team to explore historical values whether online or offline. Come learn more about how metrics are created and viewed, and how it works with the rest of the Tableau platform.
Speaker(s): Andrew Kritzer
Session Type: Session
Level: Beginner

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Military Veterans Networking Breakfast

In honor of Veterans everywhere, we are inviting all military veterans and members of military families (active or retired) to a networking breakfast at the largest data event of the year.
Speaker(s): Jackie Yeaney
Session Type: Interactive
Level: Everyone

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MiraCosta College; Superheroes are Turning Data into Action Figures

This session will describe how a group of mild-mannered research analysts used Tableau to save their college from the evils of static reports and spreadsheets. By building interactive dashboards for their campus citizenry, a new day has emerged where even the most data averse use dashboards in their everyday lives. Topics include our efforts to encourage dashboard use, sample dashboards and how they’re being used, and engagement strategies including a virtual escape room. We will conclude with how data is currently being used and how it has led to the improvement of the educational experiences of our students.
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Mobile App Bootstrap: Custom Mobile Apps with Embedded Tableau Visualizations

Tableau visualizations inside your own mobile app? Your own app with a custom name, icon, and look and feel? It's possible with the Tableau open-source Mobile App Bootstrap. We'll discuss the React Native and Objective-C bootstrap frameworks, highlighting how to show visualizations both online and offline.
Speaker(s): Ron Theis, Alex Vertin
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Mobile Trace Data and Predictive Modeling with Tableau Dashboards

Join Pitney Bowes data expert Joe Francica as he dives into Tableau for retail analytics. To stay competitive in today’s market, retailers need accurate and up-to-date data at their fingertips. It all comes down to understanding customers, their preferences, and how that impacts the bottom line. That’s where mobile trace data comes in, providing insights into where customers live, work, and play. By analyzing where people move throughout the day, retailers can develop predictive models and statistics to make stronger business decisions. Tableau dashboards bring these models to life, enabling retailers to leverage complex data in a meaningful way.
Speaker(s): Joe Francica
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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MONEYBALL! Real Time MLB Analysis Using K3 and Tableau

For the 2019 Major League Baseball season the BroadPeak team flowed real time pitch by pitch data through K3 for visualization into Tableau. This session covers merging large real time data sets, no code streaming ETL, and beautiful visualization in Tableau. Even if you are not a sports fan, we think data inclined people will enjoy seeing signals through the noise that Tableau delivers.
Session Type: Session
Level: Beginner

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Monkeying about with Survey Data in Tableau Prep

Are you struggling to make sense of your survey data? One of the biggest challenges in unlocking insights from survey data is preparing it for analysis. This session will cover methods to make your data analysis-ready by cleaning, combining and reshaping it within Tableau Prep. We’ll then visualize this within the Tableau Desktop and will share how this entire process could be made scalable and automated.
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Moving Mindset through Metrics: Agile Transformation at Tableau

Agile software development is centered around changing requirements, sustainable pace of development, and reflecting for effectiveness, all in order to continuously deliver customer value. However, discussions around these topics are often fruitless without an empirical data: “How much work we can deliver?”, “How much change in requirements did we experience?”, “Are teams improving over time?” Our 100+ development teams at Tableau require a minimal, common structure and consistency while staying true to Agile's self-organizing spirit. Metrics play a vital role in providing visibility across the organization, and help teams to self-identify problems, support adapting changes, and measure expected versus actual delivery. This session will explore Tableau's transition from Waterfall to Agile methodology, with a focus on outcome-oriented Scrum metrics and visualized analytics that move teams and leadership towards a more agile mindset.
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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My Boss told me to Draw a Map: A Guide through Map Best Practices

Visualizing with maps is always popular but selecting the best options can be overwhelming & lead to mistakes. Beyond the typical symbol and filled maps, Tableau has some good less-known options: hextile maps, pentagon maps, bivariate choropleth maps, value by alpha maps, heatmaps, hexbin, spider maps and flow maps. This session provides a comprehensive view of the different techniques, the advantages and limitations of each, how to determine which is best, and how to implement them in Tableau.
Speaker(s): Marc Psaila
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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Natural Language Generation and Conversational AI within Tableau: Ask Arria

Tableau’s sophisticated visualizations combined with the power of Arria’s Natural Language Generation accelerates strategic decision making for dashboard users. As humans we gain a deeper level of understanding when we combine strong narrative and images. Arria offers new ways to interact with your dashboards, dynamically generating narrative insights which describe your underlying data. As you click through your dashboard your story will evolve. Further extending your ability to communicate with your dashboard, Ask Arria, will dynamically generate answers to your questions. Arria’s extension to Tableau will complement the value of your existing dashboard by providing actionable insights in language.
Speaker(s): Cathy Herbert
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Natural language, Ask Data and other Tableau stories

Natural language processing has garnered interest in helping people interact with computer systems to make sense and meaning of the world. In the area of visual analytics, natural language has proven to help improve the overall cognition of a visualization task to the user. This session discusses how natural language can be leveraged in various aspects of the analytical workflow ranging from smarter data transformations, visual encodings to asking questions of one's data in the Ask Data feature.
Speaker(s): Vidya Setlur
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Naval Air Systems Command: Maximizing Mission Capability with Tableau

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) provides full acquisition and life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by Sailors and Marines. NAVAIR has embarked on a transformational process change to increase mission capability, improve fleet readiness and decrease acquisition cycle time. The change is being implemented with new digital applications, data analytics, and interactive Tableau visualizations embedded within our acquisition management system (AMS). In this session, learn how we leverage the Tableau platform to provide greater program insight, real-time portfolio management, faster decision making, and track the status of key at-risk projects before they impact the fleet.
Speaker(s): Matthew Flaherty
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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NetJets: Taking Flight with Dashboard Scoring. Our Journey to Build Better Dashboards

As our Tableau use grew exponentially, we recognized the need to implement standards and educate developers on best practices, so we created a Center of Excellence. One of our first initiatives to get off the ground was a dashboard scoring program to educate and guide dashboard authors, as well as build trust in Tableau content with our dashboard consumers. In this session we’ll go over the scoring methodology we’ve developed, how it’s integrated into our Tableau environment, and the value we’re deriving from it. While this methodology has already empirically improved the user experience, we will also share our plans for continuous improvement.
Speaker(s): Steve Dennett
Session Type: Session
Level: Beginner

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New Data Modeling Deep Dive

With our New Data Modeling capabilities, Tableau is bringing native support for normalized data modeling to Tableau Desktop soon. In this forward-looking session, we will explain how the new data model works in Tableau, and arm you with the information you need to plan for the future.
Speaker(s): Bethany Lyons
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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New Data Modeling Overview

With our New Data Modeling capabilities, Tableau is bringing native support for normalized data modeling to Tableau Desktop soon. In this forward-looking session, we will explain the what and the why of new data model support.
Speaker(s): Bethany Lyons
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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New Hanover Township School: Using Small Data to Drive Large Decisions in Education

This session demonstrates how educational thought leaders can use Tableau analytics to inform decisions and visualization tools to persuade decision makers. This will include standardized test breakdown, individual student analysis, district business operations, and demonstrations of ways to use Tableau visualization software, with emphasis on successful ways to combine bar and line graphs with filters and parameters to present multiple scenarios.
Speaker(s): Scott Larkin
Session Type: Session
Level: Beginner

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Next Gen Analytics with Tableau in Google Cloud Platform

Attend this session to learn why and how customers are choosing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to deliver Tableau analytics at scale. This session will double-click on 2 customer journeys from on-premise to GCP, including selection, test, migration, production, and next steps and lessons learned.
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Next-Level Viz in Tooltip

How excited were you when we released Viz in Tooltip? Little did you know that you can take this beautiful feature much further than just inserting a chart in a tooltip. We've come a long way since its release, and the community has taken Viz in Tooltip to some unexpected places. In this session, we'll teach you how to make your Viz in Tooltip beautiful, interactive, multi-levelled, drill-able, zoom-able, conditional and more.
Speaker(s): Jade Le Van
Session Type: Session
Level: Jedi

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Ochsner Health System: Patients First, Visualizing Experience of Care

Survey data is dirty, but it is the best way to keep a finger on the pulse of your customer issues and pain points. We will discuss how we use Tableau to improve the way our organization thinks about patient experience data to make better healthcare decisions and gain new insights into the patients’ needs. You will learn how our Tableau team is leading the initiative to provide patient satisfaction transparency and how we transformed patient experience data from Press Ganey into meaningful visuals that drive action throughout the organization.
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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On the Road: Tableau Mobile Use Cases, Design and Successful Adoption

We believe in putting the data your people need in their hands, WHEN and WHERE then need it. This session offers a crash course for successfully driving mobile adoption in your organization, including how to get executives setup on the Tableau Mobile app, how to author beautiful content for mobile devices, both phones and tablets, plus a sneak peek at Tableau’s new mobile-first product: Metrics. If you’re responsible for creating content for these people this session is for you. We’ll share use cases, tons of examples, and even a few demos. You’ll learn best practices for designing mobile content that your users will LOVE to help foster the culture of mobile analytics your organization deserves.
Speaker(s): Erik Teutsch, Jim Cox
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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