Enterprise leaders are demanding greater visibility into data pertinent to their corporations, universities, agencies, and organizations. Business Intelligence (BI) software is a class of products intended to meet this demand. In 2003, Tableau Software emerged from the computer science department at Stanford
University, and has become leader in the BI industry. Gartner suggests that “Tableau has the intuitive, visual-based, interactive data exploration experience that customers love to use and competitors love to imitate. Customers continue to be exuberant with Tableau, particularly around its core differentiators — making a range of simple to complex types of analysis accessible, easy and fun for the business user.”
At this meeting of cuDBug, Kim Nystrom of the University of Illinois will lead a panel in an exploration and discussion of Tableau. Topics and panelists will include:
Reshaping Your Data for Tableau - Chris Lehman
Tableau chews best on un-aggregated data. Chris will highlight some tricks to easily unfurl and re-orientate your data.
Chris Lehman is the Assistant Director of Data Management at the Division of Management Information at the University of Illinois. He’s been using Tableau for 1 year mainly as an internal tool for institutional research, but he’s recently started developing dashboards for public consumption as well.
Dan Horlander is the Senior Information Systems Manager at the Division of Management Information at the University of Illinois. He’s been using Tableau for one month focusing on developing dashboards and integrating it within existing applications.
Tableau as a Dashboard Builder – Ken Taylor
Ken Taylor is the Software Engineering Manager at the Neustar Innovation Center, located in the University of Illinois Research Park.
Mapping in Tableau – Charles Linville
Charles Linville is the founder and president of Ploughman Analytics, a consultancy with a general analytics practice with a particular focus on location intelligence (GIS+BI) in agriculture and other sectors.
Each cuDBug continues in a more informal setting at Houlihan’s soon after presentations conclude.