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.

Not yet registered? Use the filters on the left to take a look at all of the sessions offered and identify the ones that interest you most. Check out this blog for explanations of different formats and session themes or you can watch this short webinar to learn more.

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Opening Keynote

Tableau President & CEO, Adam Selipsky, and other data leaders will share their vision for the future of visual analytics.
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Session Type: Keynote
Level: Everyone

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Operationalizing Customer Data Insights With Tableau Dashboards

In this hands-on training session, join data experts Colin Mattison and Anthony Chamberas as they show how to combine various data sets into a Tableau dashboard for actionable insights. Incorporating customer data from Salesforce with detailed demographics, the group will illustrate how a wholesale manufacturer can understand the effect seasonality and customer preferences have on performance. After ingesting and analyzing this data, learn how to send intelligent customized alerts from Tableau dashboards to increase data-driven decision making.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Optimal Sales Territory Planning

Creating equitable territories for your sales team is critical to having a productive, efficient, and happy sales team. Join this session to learn how the Tableau sales operations team uses Tableau for the creation of sales territories. Learn about the process, beginning with valuing postal codes, moving on to compiling those into balanced territories, and finally loading territories into our CRM platform. In particular, you'll learn how we leverage the power of Tableau geospatial functionality to interactively create custom territories.
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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Optimizing Tableau Server for High Availability

This session is an Introduction to concepts of High Availability and Disaster Recovery, how to configure Tableau Server to support these scenarios, and tips and tricks to optimize your deployment. This session is intended for the Tableau Server administrator who is not yet using these capabilities.
Speaker(s): Carlton Findley, Dan Scott
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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Optimizing The Healthcare Billing Cycle With RCM Analytics

The focus of Lifelong Medical Care has been to provide high-quality healthcare. However, revenue leakage had crept into the organization due to irregular insurance claims and denials. The health center approached Grazitti Interactive, a global digital marketing & analytics provider, to help restore efficiency to its revenue cycle management process. Grazitti’s analytics experts leveraged RCM Analytics to enable the effective management of healthcare data. A data warehouse was built, incorporating all phases of the revenue cycle. Lifelong Medical Care now has minimized denials & outstanding account receivables, accelerated payments, patient eligibility verification, collections, and charge capture, as well as optimized revenue, claim payments & reimbursements.
Speaker(s): Sandeep Saini
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Parameters: Driving Interactivity One Dashboard at a Time, Part 1

Parameters enable you to create user inputs that can adjust measures, swap dimensions, hide worksheets, build conditional logic, and much more. Join us as we explore parameters, from the ground up. We'll also take a peek at a new functionality: parameter actions, allowing you to bring a breath of fresh air to this well-known feature.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Parameters: Driving Interactivity One Dashboard at a Time, Part 1

Parameters enable you to create user inputs that can adjust measures, swap dimensions, hide worksheets, build conditional logic, and much more. Join us as we explore parameters, from the ground up. We'll also take a peek at a new functionality: parameter actions, allowing you to bring a breath of fresh air to this well-known feature.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Parameters: Driving Interactivity One Dashboard at a Time, Part 1

Parameters enable you to create user inputs that can adjust measures, swap dimensions, hide worksheets, build conditional logic, and much more. Join us as we explore parameters, from the ground up. We'll also take a peek at a new functionality: parameter actions, allowing you to bring a breath of fresh air to this well-known feature.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Parameters: Driving Interactivity One Dashboard at a Time, Part 1

Parameters enable you to create user inputs that can adjust measures, swap dimensions, hide worksheets, build conditional logic, and much more. Join us as we explore parameters, from the ground up. We'll also take a peek at a new functionality: parameter actions, allowing you to bring a breath of fresh air to this well-known feature.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Parameters: Driving Interactivity One Dashboard at a Time, Part 2

This hands-on training session will focus on advanced parameter actions.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Parameters: Driving Interactivity One Dashboard at a Time, Part 2

This hands-on training session will focus on advanced parameter actions.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Parameters: Driving Interactivity One Dashboard at a Time, Part 2

This hands-on training session will focus on advanced parameter actions.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Parameters: Driving Interactivity One Dashboard at a Time, Part 2

This hands-on training session will focus on advanced parameter actions.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Parameters: Oh, the Places You'll Go

Check out this session to learn more about parameters, when and why they are useful, and how to leverage them as a powerful tool in your analysis. You’ll witness how parameters are used in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, and via the Tableau API. We will use parameters in common and uncommon analytics scenarios and address how they can be used to build interactive experiences in Tableau.
Speaker(s): Matt Luebbert
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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PayScale: Bridging the Gap by Facilitating Data-Based Discussions about Pay Equity

Harvard Business Review recently noted that the Human Resources function is moving ahead of some quantitatively oriented functions like Finance in the use of advanced analytics. We are excited to be at the forefront facilitating this change! This session reviews how we built two Pay Equity products to facilitate client discussion and change by drawing from our ground-breaking research data on pay equity and using a variety of applied statistics. We start with in-depth descriptive statistic dashboards, then move to a multivariate regression analysis utilizing Python to identify pay inequities and Pay Equity models quickly and seamlessly.
Speaker(s): Becky Wood
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Pearson and SDSU: Powering an Intelligence Revolution from the Ground up with AWS & Tableau

Leveraging the volume and variety of data that today’s organizations produce can be both challenging and costly, especially with a legacy or even no data warehouse. Combining the scale and performance of the cloud with AWS & Tableau solutions for migration, integration, analysis, and visualization can help overcome these obstacles. With a modern data warehouse architecture, organizations can store, process, and analyze massive volumes of data of virtually any type. Join our session to learn how we, a learning conglomerate, built a scalable and flexible intelligence platform on the cloud with AWS and Tableau. In addition, how we’re now extending to customers, like San Diego State University, the same platform to enable their ability to innovate around student success.
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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PEMCO Insurance: Shifting Mindsets and Driving Adoption in the Claims Department

PEMCO Insurance is a northwest company providing auto, home, and boat insurance to our neighbors since 1949. The Claims Department at PEMCO released its first major dashboard in February of 2018, and within one month, 76% of Claims Department employees had used the dashboard to free up $2M total in reserves. In this session, you will hear how PEMCO’s VP of claims, claims business intelligence analyst, and Tableau subject matter expert combined a visionary strategy with business acumen, and technical expertise to pave the way for an initial success and many subsequent successes, ultimately transforming the Claims Department from a data desert into an analytics powerhouse where 83% of employees view dashboards monthly, 63% view weekly, and 21% view daily.
Speaker(s): Darlene Adams, Tim Hughes
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Performance Best Practices for Hyper Extracts

We constantly focus on optimizing Tableau Hyper extracts for our products and for our customers. This session shares what we learned from real-world use scenarios: Learn how we recommend sizing hardware, how user-defined calculations impact performance, how to identify performance bottlenecks and the best-practices to address them.
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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Pick Your Poison: Level of Detail or Table Calc?

Table calculation or level of detail (LOD) expression? This session will provide you with a framework for making that choice. Learn about relevant parts of the query pipeline, performance implications, and the suitability for the scenario at hand. And of course, you will hear real-world examples to illustrate each of these points.
Speaker(s): Selchuk Emin
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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PNC Bank: Data Science for Combining Data Visualization, Embedded Analytics, and Machine Learning Models

Data science is no longer just for scientists. Rapid development of data science tool kits and frameworks are making it easier for business people to harness the power of analytics and machine learning. In this session, you will learn how to easily harness the combined power of business intelligence, data visualization, machine learning, and embedded mobile analytics. Watch inspiring, fun practical examples that leverage voice and facial recognition, computer vision and TensorFlow models integrated with Tableau dashboards in embedded solutions and leave this session with a road map to apply and dramatically change your company and industry.
Speaker(s): Doug Grindel
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Practically Perfect: A Practical Guide to Guided Analytics, Part 1

You have learned about actions and interactivity, but how do you truly implement a guided analytics approach where performance and user experience live in perfect harmony? This session will empower you to combine numerous techniques aimed at beginner to intermediate users to create snappy and engaging dashboards that your users will love.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Practically Perfect: A Practical Guide to Guided Analytics, Part 1

You have learned about actions and interactivity, but how do you truly implement a guided analytics approach where performance and user experience live in perfect harmony? This session will empower you to combine numerous techniques aimed at beginner to intermediate users to create snappy and engaging dashboards that your users will love.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Practically Perfect: A Practical Guide to Guided Analytics, Part 1

You have learned about actions and interactivity, but how do you truly implement a guided analytics approach where performance and user experience live in perfect harmony? This session will empower you to combine numerous techniques aimed at beginner to intermediate users to create snappy and engaging dashboards that your users will love.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Beginner

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Practically Perfect: A Practical Guide to Guided Analytics, Part 2

You may have already learned the basic techniques in the pre-requisite to this session, Guided Analytics I, or you might already be a confident user creating dashboards. In this session, we will empower you with advanced techniques of guided analytics, particularly when it comes to handling big data and powerful dashboarding functionalities to provide best-in-class user experience.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Practically Perfect: A Practical Guide to Guided Analytics, Part 2

You may have already learned the basic techniques in the pre-requisite to this session, Guided Analytics I, or you might already be a confident user creating dashboards. In this session, we will empower you with advanced techniques of guided analytics, particularly when it comes to handling big data and powerful dashboarding functionalities to provide best-in-class user experience.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Practically Perfect: A Practical Guide to Guided Analytics, Part 2

You may have already learned the basic techniques in the pre-requisite to this session, Guided Analytics I, or you might already be a confident user creating dashboards. In this session, we will empower you with advanced techniques of guided analytics, particularly when it comes to handling big data and powerful dashboarding functionalities to provide best-in-class user experience.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Progressive Insurance: Roar! Creating Fierce Tableau Tiger Teams to Infiltrate Your Company’s Analytics

Mastering Tableau is frequently the accomplishment of a lone wolf who has become one with their laptop. It’s a completely different story to build a team focused on creating incredible, polished dashboards. Our Zen Masters will describe examples from their experiences building and working with teams at Progressive Insurance and turning new Tableau users into Tableau Zen Masters. We’ll discuss what we’ve learned along the way, like the importance of diversity of thought (all tigers have different stripes), how to on-board analysts (rearing Tableau tiger cubs), learning Tableau logic (drinking at the Tableau waterhole), getting quick wins (hunting easy prey), and spreading the word (roaring to the jungle). No antelopes will get eaten on this journey.
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Public Sector Kickoff

Jump start your week at TC with this special session for public sector attendees. Get the scoop on the future of Tableau Public Sector straight from Tableau executives and hear from your peers on innovative ways the platform is being used.
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Raise the Bar with the Latest Dashboard Objects

Are you an intermediate Tableau Desktop or Tableau Server user that wants to use the latest dashboard features? This session will teach you about the new dashboard buttons, using dashboard URL actions, customizing zone names, easier navigation to dashboards, and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image support. You will see how to use SVG images to have better looking images and faster image rendering on the dashboard. The session also discusses dashboard performance improvements that were done for Tableau Server and how to leverage the show/hide button to improve the dashboard experience.
Speaker(s): Brian Carver, Wenyan Zhou
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Rakuten: Case Study of fully Cashless Stadium Project for Japanese Professional Baseball team

Rakuten has broad range of online and off-line services includes e-commerce, travel, credit cards and even professional sports. One of our company is Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, that is a Professional baseball team in Japan. In this year, we decided Eagle's stadium to be fully cashless stadium. We have many payment methods. Those services create a lot of data including Geo Location information. We use those data to realize more convenient stadium experience for customers. In this session, we will explain how we use Tableau Prep and Tableau to help us integrate and analyze such a data.
Speaker(s): Hideyuki Katsumoto
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Ready, Set, Go! Sets and Set Actions

Learn to use one of the most powerful features in Tableau Desktop. Sets! This session will cover the fundamentals: How they are different from groups, practical examples from the field and introduce set actions, the new feature that created a whirlwind of excitement from our community.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Ready, Set, Go! Sets and Set Actions

Learn to use one of the most powerful features in Tableau Desktop. Sets! This session will cover the fundamentals: How they are different from groups, practical examples from the field and introduce set actions, the new feature that created a whirlwind of excitement from our community.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Ready, Set, Go! Sets and Set Actions

Learn to use one of the most powerful features in Tableau Desktop. Sets! This session will cover the fundamentals: How they are different from groups, practical examples from the field and introduce set actions, the new feature that created a whirlwind of excitement from our community.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Recommendation Systems at Tableau

Recommendation systems are becoming ubiquitous. From targeted advertising to Netflix movie recommendations, we are constantly being directed toward hopefully useful suggestions. What if a similar system could help you find relevant views and dashboards that already exist in your online content? What if you could be inspired by the designs of dashboards similar to the one you are in the process of creating? This session will provide a brief overview of how recommendation systems work and describe ongoing efforts at Tableau to create systems that discover and recommend existing online content relevant to a Tableau user’s interests or task. We’ll discuss recent progress in this area as well as potential scenarios for how this functionality can be employed in Tableau Online and Tableau Public.
Speaker(s): Robert Kincaid, Mya Warren
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Revenue and Pricing Analytics

Pricing is one of the most important parts of a business, and yet analyzing sales data and producing timely, actionable insights remains a challenge to many organizations. In this session, Tableau Finance will share ways to visualize and analyze pricing and revenue at various levels of detail to enable proactive business decisions.
Speaker(s): James Lenihan
Session Type: Session
Level: Beginner

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R…You Ready for Python?

Want to integrate R or Python into your analytics workflow with Desktop or Server? Join us as we show you how Tableau integrates with external services to make calls directly to R or Python, so that you can open up the rich statistical features of R and Python to Tableau. To be able to follow along you should be familiar with using table calculations as well as your choice of R or Python.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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R…You Ready for Python?

Want to integrate R or Python into your analytics workflow with Desktop or Server? Join us as we show you how Tableau integrates with external services to make calls directly to R or Python, so that you can open up the rich statistical features of R and Python to Tableau. To be able to follow along you should be familiar with using table calculations as well as your choice of R or Python.
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Advanced

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Saving Lives, a Viz at a Time

The HITECH act stimulated billion-dollar investments in Health Information Technology. Electronic Medical Records and other transactional clinical systems offer a valuable, relatively untapped data sources that can improve quality of care, enhance patient safety, and decrease costs. Creative targeted visualizations offer a powerful way to communicate vital information and best practices to clinicians as they provide care to their patients. In this interactive session, attendees will first hear about some of the most recent clinical uses of visualizations in care delivery, and then work with the presenters to design an impactful care visualization built from a clinical data set created just for this session.
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Scaffolding: The Solution to Tough Time-Based Problems

Have you ever needed to create data out of thin air? Call it what you want: pad, scaffold or skeleton. But sometimes we need to fill in gaps because data that’s stored efficiently isn’t always stored effectively for the complex business questions we’re tasked with answering. In this session, we’ll explore how cross database joins and Tableau Prep can be used to make performing time-based analysis simple.
Session Type: Session
Level: Jedi

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Schneider Electric: Tableau User Engagement Journey for North American Global Supply Chain

If your company recently rolled out Tableau Server and you are struggling with getting business users to engage with dashboards and take advantage of data analytics, this session is for you. Here you will learn how to get users spending more time analyzing information instead of gathering data and emailing spreadsheets and Power Point slides. This session will focus on how to accelerate user access to Tableau Server, streamline security setup, effectively share workloads between the Site Administrator (business) and Server Administrator (IT), and make training a key element of your business engagement strategy.
Speaker(s): Bruce Landay
Session Type: Session
Level: Beginner

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Securing Tableau Online: Protecting Data as a Service

In this session, we'll dive into the process, tools, and technologies we use to protect the data you entrust to us. Get an inside perspective from the team dedicated to making sure that your data remains your data. See how we secure Tableau in the development pipeline, during incident responses, and for access to production services. We harden your Tableau Online Sites, so the only thing you have to be concerned with is getting your level of detail (LOD) calc to work.
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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See and Understand Networks

Networks contain relationships between things and are a ubiquitous and important type of data that many people need to see and understand. In this session we’ll consider several straightforward alternative ways that researchers and practitioners have dealt with network data, as well as how Tableau Research is working on a new approach to seeing and understanding network data.
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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See, Understand, and Touch Your Data: Tableau Interactivity Introduction

Seeing and understanding your data is core to the Tableau mission. But once you've got your chart, then what? Tableau interactive capabilities let you immerse yourself in your data, making it easy to find data-driven insights without losing your flow. With connected vizzes in dashboards, interactive filters, searchable highlighters, embedded web browsers, and data-driven calculations with set and parameter actions, the days of static charts are over. After this session, you will know how to build world-class interactive visualizations that allow your viewers to interactively and intuitively move through their data to find their next big insight.
Speaker(s): Denny Bromley
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Seeing and Understanding Your AWS Journey with Tableau

Everything in the cloud can be measured, and insight from that data can drive your success. In this session we'll cover practical solutions around AWS use and costs, cybersecurity awareness, and EC2 performance and selection, all using Tableau.
Session Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

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Self-Service and Governance: The Art of Balance

The Tableau platform offers a wide variety of capabilities to enable data-driven decision making, from Tableau Prep Conductor to Ask Data. In this session we’ll cover how the different components of the Tableau Platform come together to help ensure that the data driving the decisions is accurate, trusted and secure. We will also discuss how to empower people to ask and answer their own questions with data, and how to enable people to easily share their insights with their team and the rest of the organization. You will learn how implementing a governance framework will help you strike the right balance between agility and control of data and promote self-service analytics within a secure, trusted environment.
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Level: Everyone

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Server CPR

Messy server?  Learn how to analyze the postGres DB, and fix the server based on the data.
Speaker(s): Nick Beaton, James Chen
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Server CPR

Messy server?  Learn how to analyze the postGres DB, and fix the server based on the data.
Speaker(s): Nick Beaton, James Chen
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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Server CPR

Messy server?  Learn how to analyze the postGres DB, and fix the server based on the data.
Speaker(s): Nick Beaton, James Chen
Session Type: Hands-on Training
Level: Intermediate

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ServiceNow: The Only Analytics Strategy Your Company Needs

IF YOU BUILD A DASHBOARD THIS WAY, USERS WILL COME! Learn how to enable analytics at scale, making every decision to be #DataDriven! We'll share how to simplify analytics strategy, make data relevant for every employee, build connected Knowledge Graph with #analytics, get C-levels to LOVE for data re-imagining and drive adoption.
Session Type: Session
Level: Everyone

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Sets on the Beach

Have you ever felt that you are not getting the full potential out of sets? Join this session to learn more about how sets can be used to answer powerful analytics questions and discuss their various strengths and limitations. Expect to explore many ways sets are used to support deep analysis in Tableau.
Speaker(s): Ivan Coelho
Session Type: Session
Level: Advanced

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