Richard Tibbetts is Principal Product Manager for AI at Tableau Software. Richard joined Tableau in 2018 as part of the acquisition of Empirical Systems, where he was CEO and founder. Empirical Systems created an automated analytic platform by commercializing explainable AI research. Prior to founding Empirical, Richard was a Visiting Scientist with the MIT Probabilistic Computing Project, where he helped to release BayesDB. Previously, Richard was CTO and founder at StreamBase, the leading real-time analytics platform, which merged with TIBCO in 2013. Richard is also a Venture Partner with Hyperplane Venture Capital, an angel investor, and an advisor to technology startups. He holds MEng and SB degrees in Computer Science from MIT.