Customer Speakers

More than 9,000 organizations are currently using Tableau to power rapid-fire business analytics and data discovery. Hear from a handful of our data rock star customers who are transforming their business and seeing dramatic results with Tableau.

Anya A'Hearn
Consultant and Data Fashionista, Data Blick

Anya A'Hearn has been working for over 19 years in analytics, business. . .
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Anya A'Hearn has been working for over 19 years in analytics, business intelligence, and data visualization. She has overseen analytic projects from the initial concept though development, final implementation, and training. Her client projects have focused on analysis for airlines, financial services, mobile and web applications, social media monitoring, and customer segmentation and targeting.

She has been a Tableau user for the last four years and was very excited to win the Tableau Public Biz Viz competition. She has a BA from UC Santa Cruz in Economics and a M.A. in Product Design from SF State. She currently lives in San Francisco. You can read more about Anya and see examples of her work at www.datablick.com
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Angelique J. Abbott
Crime Analysis Program Manager, Fairfax County Police Department

Angelique is the Crime Analysis Program Manager with the Fairfax County Police. . .
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Angelique is the Crime Analysis Program Manager with the Fairfax County Police Department in Northern Virginia. She has worked with the Fairfax County Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit for ten years. Having worked at all ranks within the Unit on a multitude of projects and assignments, Angelique has had a direct hand in creating change within this police agency. She holds an M.P.A from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, a B.A. in Public Policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York, as well as degrees in Business Administration and Humanities from Onondaga Community College. Of all her opportunities and accomplishments Angelique is most thankful for her amazing son, Angel.
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Vikas Agarwal
Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Vikas is a managing director within the advanced risk and compliance analytics. . .
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Vikas is a managing director within the advanced risk and compliance analytics practice for Risk Assurance at PwC. He leads the financial services vertical within the practice focused on fraud, anti-money laundering, risk, and regulatory reporting. Prior to PwC, Vikas was the global head of analytics for Goldman Sachs where he served in the internal audit department leading a team responsible for utilizing analytics for risk assessments, audits, and continuous monitoring. Vikas is currently an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. He completed the Certified Regulatory Professional program from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and has his BS degree in finance from Case Western Reserve University.
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Omer Artun
CEO, AgilOne

Omer holds a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience and Physics from Brown . . .
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Omer holds a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience and Physics from Brown University where he studied under Nobel Laureate Physicist Leon Cooper on pattern recognition, data mining and complex systems modeling. Between 1999 and 2002 he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, consulting high-tech and retail companies on strategy development. He specialized in analytical areas such as pricing, direct marketing, customer segmentation. Between 2002 and 2004, he was VP of Strategic Marketing at CDW/Micro Warehouse. Between 2004 and 2006, he was at Best Buy at its newly founded Best Buy For Business division. Omer also served as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business.
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Bill Attridge
President, HTM

Bill Attridge began life in Boston, spent 25 years working as an engineer and manager . . .
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Bill Attridge began life in Boston, spent 25 years working as an engineer and manager, both in the US and Japan, before starting HTM Japan in 1987. With over 25 years’ experience helping companies operate their businesses in Japan, HTM is a leading provider of bilingual outsourced accounting, payroll, and HR services to international companies operating in Japan. Using modern tools and a disciplined systems approach, Bill and his team at HTM provide clients with transparent business information seldom seen from Asia. Bill and his wife spend most of their time in Tokyo with occasional breaks at their Seattle waterfront condo. A Tableau user since 2007, Bill and several members of the HTM team have attended all 5 Tableau Customer Conferences.
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Robert Ayala
Senior Financial Consultant, Dell

Robert has spent 15 yrs with Dell working on business intelligence capability & solutions. . .
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Robert has spent 15 yrs with Dell working on business intelligence capability & solutions for finance, human resources, marketing, sales and delivery organizations. This has included functional project lead for master data management, data modeling, reporting & dashboarding and advanced analytics initiatives. He has also led initiatives designed to create a community of practitioners in the BI space across a global organization. Robert is also an NBA stats junkie and loves working with new data from virtually any discipline.
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Jake Ballie
Managing Director, Urban Mapping

Jake is the Managing Director of STN Labs, an early stage incubator and seed fund. . .
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Jake is the Managing Director of STN Labs, an early stage incubator and seed fund focusing on new media companies. Previously, he was CEO of TrueLocal. Baillie is considered one of the leading strategists in search engine optimization. His primary research focus is organic search ranking algorithms as they relate to large-scale dynamic websites. He also specializes in categorization and data techniques in the local search market.
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Andrew Ball
Consultant, The Information Lab

Andrew graduated Cambridge University, England, with an analytical approach to. . .
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Andrew graduated Cambridge University, England, with an analytical approach to problem solving, and has spent his career as a consultant in an array of businesses spanning retail, logistics, asset finance, web development and digital marketing. After becoming increasingly frustrated with other slow and restrictive software, Andrew quickly recognised how easily Tableau can put users in touch with their data, enabling them to make business critical decisions. He experimented with this innovative technology in his free time, thinking of different ways it would allow him to display data. As part of The Information Lab, he now enjoys sharing his passion for Tableau to enable many more people to realise the full potential of their data.”
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Ben Bausili
Business Intelligence Consultant, InterWorks Inc.

Since his dad walked in with an Atari 1400ST, Ben has been passionate about. . .
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Since his dad walked in with an Atari 1400ST, Ben has been passionate about technology. That passion has carried over into a love of Tableau and all things BI where so many of his interests collide; technology, people, data, and art. For the last 6 years, Ben has specialized in data analysis, visualization and data warehouse design, including leading a range of high profile BI projects across a multitude of industries. Utilizing tools such as Tableau, SQL Server, and Vertica, Ben works daily to deliver BI solution that surprise, delight, and leave a lasting impact.
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Joel Best
Professor, University of Delaware

Dr. Joel Best is a professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University . . .
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Dr. Joel Best is a professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on deviance and social problems. His current research concerns awards, prizes, and honors in American culture. Known for his books, “Damned Lies and Statistics,” “Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data,” and “Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture,” he’s also famous for having debunked the myth of children being poisoned or harmed by contaminated candy at Halloween.

He received his M.A. and Ph.D. (1971) degrees in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.A. degree in history from the University of Minnesota. Prior to the University of Delaware, he taught at Concordia College (Moorhead, MN--1969-70), California State University, Fresno (1970-91), and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1991-99).
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Greg Blair
Manager, Data Warehouse Architecture, Cisco

Greg is a manager of Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse platform architecture . . .
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Greg is a manager of Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse platform architecture at Cisco. He has been in the IT industry for more than 25 years and in the BI/DW space for the last 14 years. In his current role at Cisco he is focused on establishing and maturing critical BI capabilities for the business. He's passionate about analytics and enabling the business to excel. During his career Greg has worked for Price Waterhouse as a consultant to government organizations, and as a BI/DW manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Washington & Lee University.
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Alex Blakemore
Vice President, Apogee Integration

Alex Blakemore has been analyzing data with Tableau since version 1.0, and with. . .
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Alex Blakemore has been analyzing data with Tableau since version 1.0, and with other tools for far longer. He originally adopted Tableau to analyze results from large engineering simulations, and has since used it to study a wide variety of data sets for defense are aerospace customers. He has assisted large organizations with adopting Tableau into their business processes, and serves on Tableau's Customer Advocacy Board. Dr. Blakemore holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, and focuses on database and analytical application development.
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Tom Brown
Manager, Founder, The Information Lab

Tom Brown is the founder of The Information Lab - a Tableau only professional . . .
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Tom Brown is the founder of The Information Lab - a Tableau only professional services firm from the UK which is the only Tableau gold partner outside of the United States.

Tom has been a partner of Tableau's for nearly 4 years and San Diego will be his 5th conference. The Information Lab was born on a notepad on the flight home from his first conference, and opened for business seven days later. Tom teaches Tableau's Fundementals and Advanced classroom training in London, as well as providing consulting services with his team all over the UK and beyond.

His favourite Tableau moments always come from showing people Tableau for the first time and seeing them suddenly realise that work just became fun again.
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Steve Brownell
Sr Data and Analytics Specialist, Zillow

Steve joined Zillow in early 2009 as a Data Analyst. His work touches many parts of . . .
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Steve joined Zillow in early 2009 as a Data Analyst. His work touches many parts of the company including business intelligence, ad performance, product pricing, and combing the real estate market for interesting data trends. Before working at Zillow he was a Scientist at Passport Systems in Massachusetts where he helped develop detection algorithms for Photon Accelerator-based Non-Intrusive Nuclear Cargo Inspection Systems in ports. Steve holds a degree in Physics from Northeastern University and held internships at Duracell and E Ink while in university. @stevebrownell
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Kim Carrico
Director of Marketing Planning & Analysis, Optimum Lightpath

Biography coming soon.
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Biography coming soon.
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Scott Chandler
Managing Director - Revenue Management Development & Continuous Improvement, American Airlines

Scott Chandler is a Managing Director in the Revenue Management department at . . .
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Scott Chandler is a Managing Director in the Revenue Management department at American Airlines. His team has the mandate to develop, build and maintain industry-leading Revenue Management forecasting, optimization and decision support tools and processes. His group also develops Best Practice processes for the department and is in charge of training a world class RM analyst group. Prior to joining RM in 2010, he had spent 14 years in the Operations Research group at AA and was a key researcher in the implementation of the O&D revenue optimization and forecasting system for the airline. He has a BA in Economics and an MS in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Ted Corbett
Founder, Vizual Outcomes, LLC

Vizual Outcomes, a Tableau Partner, provides consulting and training expertise to help . . .
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Vizual Outcomes, a Tableau Partner, provides consulting and training expertise to help leading healthcare organizations improve health outcomes through the use of advanced visualizations.   Prior to starting Vizual Outcomes, Ted was the Director of Knowledge Management at Seattle Children’s where he led all business intelligence and data warehousing initiatives including the enterprise deployment of Tableau.   In addition to his healthcare experience, Ted brings many years of consulting experience through Hitachi Consulting, Andersen and Oracle Consulting.  Ted has a BS from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Washington.  When not visualizing data, Ted chases around his 4 year old twins with his wife Erin in Seattle. @VizualOutcomes
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Michael Cristiani
Director, Analytics & Data Visualization, Powerhouse Factories

Michael W Cristiani is the principal visual analytics architect at. . .
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Michael W Cristiani is the principal visual analytics architect at Powerhouse Factories, a Culture Led / Data Fed Brand Building Agency in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a highly skilled market researcher and business intelligence application developer. At TNS Telecoms, Michael developed innovative syndicated products using proprietary business market research. At Cincinnati Bell Telephone, he forecasted market demographics, product demand and retention, and evaluated national and regional economic conditions. At the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the first Director of Information Services, where he began a comprehensive revamping of the organization’s use and distribution of its data products. Michael holds a Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati School of Design Architecture Art and Planning.
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Ted Curran
Executive Director, Finance, Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business

Ted manages all finance and business operations for the Tepper School of Business. . .
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Ted manages all finance and business operations for the Tepper School of Business and serves on the school’s Management Committee. Prior to Carnegie Mellon, Ted held finance positions at Thermo Fisher Scientific and Merck. He oversaw all financial systems for the operations and maintenance business for Archstone-Smith Trust. Ted currently consults for several non-profit companies and has consulted for Fortune 500 companies in financial systems and reporting at Andersen Business Consulting. He is currently focused on understanding return on human capital – helping organizations measure workforce value creation and use the metrics that link to business results to drive company business strategy. @TedCurran
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Gary Dougan
Principal Architect, eBay

Gary Dougan is a principal architect in eBay’s Analytics Platform Division (APD). He leads. . .
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Gary Dougan is a principal architect in eBay’s Analytics Platform Division (APD). He leads the Visual Analytics Platform team, which delivers data visualization capabilities to the eBay community. He also leads the Business Intelligence Center of Excellence within APD, which is tasked with driving efficiencies within analytical systems and processes to maximize eBay’s investment in these systems. For over 12 years before joining eBay, Gary provided technical expertise to a breadth of industries including healthcare, retail, finance, and technology in areas of software programming, business analytics, data warehouse management, and strategic planning. Gary holds Master of Science degrees in both computer science and management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His interests also include data mining, machine learning, and developing scalable information systems.
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Jonathan Drummey
Quality Management Data Analyst, Southern Maine Medical Center

After a period as a stay at home dad and massage therapist, Jonathan brings a. . .
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After a period as a stay at home dad and massage therapist, Jonathan brings a different perspective to his work in the local healthcare system where he supports a team of nurses and physicians who are passionate about improving patient safety and quality of care. Jonathan found and fell in love with Tableau in 2011 and drastically accelerated his learning by using the Tableau forums and blogs as a source of problem sets and tutorials, and now blogs himself at drawingwithnumbers.artisart.org/.
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Kelley Duke
Report Specialist, SpaceX

Kelley Duke is a Report Specialist and the Tableau guru at Spacex with the responsibility. . .
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Kelley Duke is a Report Specialist and the Tableau guru at Spacex with the responsibility of training and assisting other Spacex employees how to use Tableau Desktop and/or Tableau Server. She is also responsible for creating many Tableau dashboards that are used throughout the company. Most of her working hours are spent using Tableau’s software to create visually compelling dashboards. Prior to joining Spacex Kelley was a fulltime self-employed business woman with an Audio/Visual Entertainment business. She earned her BA in Public Administration at Cal State University, Fullerton. Kelley really enjoys creating Tableau dashboards.
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Russell Duke
Machine Shop Lead, Spacex

Russ has been working in manufacturing for the past 26 years. He began his . . .
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Russ has been working in manufacturing for the past 26 years. He began his career in a tool and die shop then later moved into Aerospace working for several years for MDAC. After leaving MDAC, he went to work for multiple shops varying from tooling, R&D to production shops. He went into programming where he began using excel to schedule. He then moved into project management where excel and project were used to schedule. He began using Tableau about a year ago and have found it to be the best tool he has used to manage schedule, shop floor metrics and other various parts of our daily work flow. This has allowed him to see things coming before they get into the shop and to improve the on time percentage.
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Ted Dunning
Chief Application Architect, MapR

Ted Dunning, is the Chief Application Architect for MapR Technologies and a PMC . . .
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Ted Dunning, is the Chief Application Architect for MapR Technologies and a PMC member for the Apache Zookeeper and Mahout projects. Ted is opinionated about software and data-mining and passionate about open source, he is an active participant of Hadoop and related communities and loves helping projects get going with new technologies. MapR has announced some unique partnerships with EMC, Amazon and Google. MapR is fully integrated with Amazon EMR and integrated with Google Compute Engine.
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Lee Feinberg
President, DecisionViz

Lee is the Founder of DecisionViz, a management consultancy that helps . . .
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Lee is the Founder of DecisionViz, a management consultancy that helps companies “transform complex data into simple pictures for making decisions™.” He is also the expert author of the BeyeNETWORK channel "Channel: HD Visualization – Driving BI & Analytics."

Ten years ago, working with companies generating large amounts of Internet data, Lee realized that visualization would be a disruptive capability. Clients have used his Decision Visualization Framework™ strategy and DRAW-ON™ visualization services to make data actionable. Industry leaders frequently ask Lee to address domestic and international audiences, most recently including TDWI, O'Reilly Media Strata, Tableau Software European and North American Customer Conferences, CBS Interactive, and WARC. He served on Tableau Software's customer advisory board and is the founder of the NJ and NY Tableau Software User Groups.

Prior to founding DecisionViz, Lee joined Nokia in 2009 with the vision of “making data a part of every conversation™.” His team launched data visualization services, providing 1000+ employees access to dashboards and analysis, under the credo "running business intelligence like a business™." At Razorfish, Lee established an analytics management practice for the Ford Motor Company. At Digitas, Lee served on IBM’s corporate task force to define online metrics standards and introduced early interactive visualization technology. Lee received a B.S. and M.S. from Cornell University and holds a U.S. Patent for a PC-telephone interface. He is a member of the Cornell Entrepreneur Network and the Sandler Sales Institute.
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Fred Gallagher
Vice President – Business Development, GM Vectorwise

Fred Gallagher is GM, Vectorwise and is responsible for managing the business . . .
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Fred Gallagher is GM, Vectorwise and is responsible for managing the business activities for this breakthrough product. He joined Actian in 2006 as vice president of business development. Prior to joining Actian, Fred worked for Qlusters, where he was responsible for worldwide sales, marketing, and business development. At Qluster, he successfully launched the industry's first open source systems management project. Prior to that, he worked at VMWare, where he was responsible for worldwide software alliances, and where he established 15 successful strategic alliances during a high-growth period of two years. Previously, he was at Seagate Technology, where he was vice president of worldwide channels and business development for Seagate's XIOtech subsidiary. Fred holds Bachelor of Arts and an MBA from Stanford University.
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Steven Gering
Director of Assessment and College and Career Readiness, Spokane School District

Steven Gering has been involved in education for the past 20 years. He has. . .
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Steven Gering has been involved in education for the past 20 years. He has his B.S. in Biology from the University of Puget Sound, a masters degree in education from Harvard, and his doctorate from the University of Washington in education. He has been a teacher for his first four years and a school and district administrator for the past fifteen years in a number of school district. In his most recent role, he has been part of team that has created a data dashboard and Early Warning System (EWS) to reduce high school dropouts with Tableau software at the center of the tool. He currently lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife and three children.
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Shailesh Ghimire
Director of Digital Strategy, E.B. Lane

Shailesh Ghimire is the Director of Digital Strategy at E.B. Lane, a full service marketing. . .
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Shailesh Ghimire is the Director of Digital Strategy at E.B. Lane, a full service marketing and advertising agency in Phoenix. His most recent work at E.B. Lane has involved overseeing the implementation of a real-time web based marketing dashboard for the Arizona lottery He is also a member of E.B Lane’s Incite Team which is tasked with analyzing big data on behalf of clients and gleaning insights to guide marketing strategy and programs. Shailesh authors a business blog at SocialReflections.com where he shares his thoughts on everything related to Internet (Digital) marketing. Shailesh has worked on brands such as Cable ONE, Arizona Lottery, University of Colorado – Boulder & Denver, Destination Hotels and Resorts, and Desert Mountain among others. @shailesh
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Allison Hartsoe
Vice President, Analytics, Semphonic

Allison Hartsoe is Vice President of Analytics at Semphonic and heads its. . .
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Allison Hartsoe is Vice President of Analytics at Semphonic and heads its Portland office. Since joining Semphonic in 2009, Hartsoe has managed complex site deployments, written global standards, and combined external data with analytic data for business intelligence analysis. She has been featured on NPR, CNBC, CNN and has spoken at eMetrics, eBay Live, and Internet World. Prior to Semphonic, Hartsoe founded Aspyro, an eBay analytics firm, and iSyndicate, the first internet syndication company. Allison was Director of Business Development for Vericept and is an Omniture Certified Professional and Google Analytics Independent Consultant. She is an officer for the Digital Analytics Association Seattle Chapter. Allison received a BS in Journalism and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ohio University.
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Jeff Heer
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Stanford University

Jeffrey Heer is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University . . .
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Jeffrey Heer is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he works on human-computer interaction, visualization and social computing. His research investigates the perceptual, cognitive and social factors involved in making sense of large data collections, resulting in new interactive systems for visual analysis and communication. The visualization tools developed by his lab (Prefuse, Flare, Protovis & D3) are used by researchers, corporations and thousands of data enthusiasts around the world. His group has received Best Paper and/or Honorable Mention awards at the premier venues in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization (ACM CHI, ACM UIST, IEEE InfoVis). In 2009 Jeff was named to MIT Technology Review's TR35; in 2012 he was named a Sloan Foundation Research Fellow. He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Jim Hemenway
Vice President - Business Direct Analytics, Wells Fargo Bank

Jim has worked in Wells Fargo’s Business Direct small business lending division for . . .
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Jim has worked in Wells Fargo’s Business Direct small business lending division for the past 13 years. Currently he manages a business insights and analytics team, but also had roles in risk management and account management. Prior to WF he worked at SBC Communications, San Francisco Federal Savings and First Interstate Bank in a variety of financial planning and analysis roles. He has a MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester and a BS in Applied Math from Colorado State University. He currently lives in San Ramon, CA with his wife and two children.
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Eric Hills
SVP and Chief Evangelist, Zilliant

Biography coming soon.
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Biography coming soon.
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John Hitzeman
I.T. and Analysis Coordinator, University of New Haven

John Hitzeman is the IT and Analysis Coordinator for the Institute for. . .
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John Hitzeman is the IT and Analysis Coordinator for the Institute for the Study of Violent Groups. In this role he has supported the analysis of data related to violent extremism and transnational organized crime for sponsors in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security as well as federal and local law enforcement agencies. He has presented his findings to the National Counter Terrorism Center and has guest lectured at the United States Naval Academy where he taught midshipmen how to analyze terrorism data using Tableau. He has also co-instructed courses on developing and visualizing data using Tableau at the University of New Haven.
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Matt James
Senior Director, Strategy & Analytics, Redbox

Matt leads the Strategy & Analytics team at redbox which is responsible for using. . .
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Matt leads the Strategy & Analytics team at redbox which is responsible for using analytics to help the executive team make the best decisions on the highest value issues – including pricing, negotiation strategy, product mix optimization, and new business opportunities. The team is also responsible for merchandising decisions – developing the analytics to drive allocation of DVDs to the kiosks and deciding which DVDs to remove when necessary. Prior to joining redbox, Matt worked in strategy consulting at Bain & Company and Marakon advising clients across a variety of industries on growth strategy. Matt received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and also received his BA from Northwestern University. @mattjames
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Torry Johnson
Senior Business Analyst, Zillow

Torry loves business and he love analysis, so he became a business analyst at a company . . .
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Torry loves business and he love analysis, so he became a business analyst at a company that values analytics. He does product management for all of Zillow's Business Intelligence projects and platforms and is also responsible for all analytics relating to mortgage products. His career at Zillow began after receiving his MBA from the University of Chicago. Prior to business school, Torry worked as an IT manager at a small food manufacturing company. He attended Brigham Young University where he received his bachelor's degree in business management. Outside of work, Torry keeps busy with his 3 kids and enjoys playing sports that involve throwing plastic discs like ultimate Frisbee and disc golf.
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Ben Jones
Blogger, Data Remixed

Ben Jones is a Engineer turned Marketer turned Blogger that has had a passion for data. . .
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Ben Jones is a Engineer turned Marketer turned Blogger that has had a passion for data analytics and visualization along the whole journey. Ben was tipped off to Tableau Public and used it to launch his blog Data Remixed (dataremixed.com). After his first blog post about fellow Canadian Wayne Gretzky made it to the Top 5 Vizzes of 2011, he knew he'd found his calling. @DataRemixed
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Taly Kanfi
Senior Strategy Analyst, Redbox

Taly Kanfi has been working for the Strategy & Analytics team at Redbox since. . .
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Taly Kanfi has been working for the Strategy & Analytics team at Redbox since April 2011. Her projects involve developing algorithms and predictive models related to inventory analysis and merchandising. Prior to working for Redbox, Taly worked for Accenture and Ernst & Young. Taly is currently pursuing her MBA part time at the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business.
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Ken Kranseler
Vice President - Product Management, INRIX, Inc.

Ken Kranseler is responsible for managing product offerings, packaging and product. . .
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Ken Kranseler is responsible for managing product offerings, packaging and product roadmap at INRIX. He has over 20 years experience leading and managing the development of new product offerings and establishing overall product plans and roadmaps. Prior to INRIX, Ken spent 11+ years at Microsoft in a variety of product leadership roles -- ranging from the initiation of Microsoft CRM business ot creating greeting card software in a partnership with Hallmark. Before Microsoft, Ken spent 5 years at Kentucky Fried Chicken developing new product offerings ranging from "All You Can Eat Buffets" to Skinless Fried Chicken. Ken also spent several years as a consultant with Bain & Company and holds a B.S. in Finance from Wharton and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategy from Kellogg Graduate School.
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Tim Kuhns
Data Literacy Evangelist, ACT, Inc.

Tim Kuhns has been with ACT, Inc. since 2006 serving in several roles. Tim’s current. . .
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Tim Kuhns has been with ACT, Inc. since 2006 serving in several roles. Tim’s current role is with the Office for Innovation where his primary responsibility is to advance data literacy. Advancing data literacy at ACT encompasses the adoption of visual data analytics and text analytics practices from ideation through field prototyping. ACT is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides a broad array of data-driven assessment, research, information, and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development. Each year, ACT serves millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies—nationally and internationally.
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Atin Kulkarni
Senior Director, Strategy & Analytics, Match.com

Atin Kulkarni delivers data-driven insights into key aspects of match.com business . . .
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Atin Kulkarni delivers data-driven insights into key aspects of match.com business. His responsibilities include offline marketing mix optimization and media buying, market research, CRM/email marketing and pricing analytics - for both the US and key International markets. Prior to joining match.com, Atin was Principal at Cognizant's Enterprise Analytics Practice where he provided sales & marketing analytics solutions to global pharma companies. He also led building pioneering offshore capability. Earlier, Atin was a product manager at i2 technologies and an information management professional at GE. Atin has a masters degree in IEOR from University of Toronto, and undergrad degree from IIT, Bombay.
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Ju-kay Kwek
Product Manager, Google

Ju-kay is the product management lead for Google's Cloud Big Data initiative. In this . . .
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Ju-kay is the product management lead for Google's Cloud Big Data initiative. In this role, he focuses on creating enterprise-class services that enable businesses to harness Google's unparalleled data processing infrastructure and algorithms to tackle their growing big data needs. Prior to Google, Ju-kay led product management for SOA and Application Performance Management at Wily Technology and CA Technologies. Ju-kay holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds patents in the areas of data-centric interfaces and multimodal sales applications.
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Matthew Lee
Project Portfolio Analyst, Adobe

Matthew is a Project Portfolio Analyst at Adobe focused on project management . . .
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Matthew is a Project Portfolio Analyst at Adobe focused on project management, resource management and portfolio management. Passionate about data visualization and Tableau, he has helped transform reporting and analytics across the organization. He is constantly thinking of ways to build faster and more beautiful dashboards. He earned his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from San Jose State University. You can often find him tweeting about anything related to data.
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Gregory Lewandowski
Manager; Analytics, Cisco

Gregory is a 13 year Cisco veteran, where he has enjoyed success in . . .
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Gregory is a 13 year Cisco veteran, where he has enjoyed success in Sales, Operations, and Finance. He is a habitual early adopter, innovator and a natural collaborator who uses data to tell stories, tease out insights, and aid others in articulating questions they did not know they had. Gregory is a devoted husband, a proud new father, and a Brain Cancer Warrior, supporting the work of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.
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Martin Lhotak
Director of Media Systems & Processes, Active International

Martin Lhotak is Director of Media Systems and Processes at Active International . . .
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Martin Lhotak is Director of Media Systems and Processes at Active International responsible for the Advertising and Electronic Media System platforms and processes. Martin is a seasoned project leader and a certified six sigma black belt. Martin has led several large implementations of media buying and trade management systems with heavy customizations. His interest in process measurements and data warehousing lead to the launch of a pilot media inventory dashboard project (MIND) based on Tableau BI Platform. Prior to Active Martin worked for GE Capital as the head IT Quality leader and developed one of the first data warehouses for Retail Banking Portfolio Risk Management.
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Vitaly Lilich
Software Engineer/Systems Engineer, IAC Corp/Mindspark

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Biography coming soon.
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Seth Madison
Manager – Solutions Architecture, Compete, Inc.

Seth Madison is Manager of the Solutions Architecture team responsible for . . .
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Seth Madison is Manager of the Solutions Architecture team responsible for Compete Inc's 1+ Petabyte Analytics Platform. The mission of his role is to provide intuitive, low-latency access to the on-line behavior of Compete's 2,000,000 person panel -- in short, to organize the Interwebs. The platform is comprised of Vertica, Hadoop, Tableau, and a number of custom applications.
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Marta Magnuszewska
Senior Intelligence Analyst, Allstate

Marta graduated from DePaul University in 2005 with a BS in Finance. Prior to . . .
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Marta graduated from DePaul University in 2005 with a BS in Finance. Prior to Allstate, Marta owned and managed a small family business. She later moved on as trader assistance, trading futures and options at Chicago Board of Trade. In March of 2007, she joined Allstate as a Product Analyst, utilizing Tableau to study and analyze Allstate’s competitive position among the other property and casualty insurance carriers. In July 2010, Marta was one of the first three SIU Intelligence Data Analysts to join the newly formed Claims Fraud Analytics Team. She introduced Tableau to her team, senior leadership, and 300+ Allstate field investigators and adjusters. Recently, Marta was promoted to the role of Lead Analyst within the Claims Fraud Analytics Team. Professionally, she exercises a principle of high quality work and a job well done, personally she enjoys traveling and sightseeing.
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Eileen McDaniel
Co- Founder & Managing Partner, Freakalytics

Eileen McDaniel, PhD, is an educator and author of works in visual analytics. She . . .
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Eileen McDaniel, PhD, is an educator and author of works in visual analytics. She is lead author of the new book "The Accidental Analyst: Show Your Data Who's Boss", which is inspired by her extensive work in both scientific and marketing research, and co-author of “Rapid Graphs with Tableau Software 7” and the “Rapid Dashboards” reference card and smartphone app. Eileen and her partner Stephen were so amazed by how quickly they could analyze and graph their data in Tableau, they developed training materials and started Freakalytics, LLC, to teach people around the world as the original Tableau Training partner. Eileen also is co-author of the Dashboard Design course taught at past Tableau Conferences.
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Fernando Mesa
Head of Technology & Markets, Enterprise Sector, MarkLogic

Fernando Mesa is seasoned executive with 20 years of experience in the IT . . .
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Fernando Mesa is seasoned executive with 20 years of experience in the IT industry, providing industry leadership and technical direction to fortune 500 companies in Media and Healthcare. At MarkLogic, he provides business and technical expertise to corporations in the Enterprise sector. Prior to joining MarkLogic, Mr. Mesa worked at United Health Group, where he served as Vice President of Enterprise Architecture and had senior roles at Wolters Kluwers’ Publishing and Health divisions. He is a member of the CDISC/XML standards group and is a regular speaker at Enterprise, Media and Big Data conferences.
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Skip Miller
President, M3 Learning

William "Skip" Miller is President of M3 Learning, a Los Gatos, CA-based sales . . .
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William "Skip" Miller is President of M3 Learning, a Los Gatos, CA-based sales training firm and founder and President of the Skip Miller Sales Acadamy, the new virtual learning platform that is revolutionizing the on-line sales training industry. More than 300,000 sales professionals in 35 countries have benefited from M3’s proprietary sales training tools. M3 simplifies the core distinctions that lead to sales success and business improvement. Its tangible, tool-based tactics can be applied immediately to drive and measurably improve sales performance and revenue in any organization. M3 Learning was designed, ""to make a salesperson better on each individual call."" ProActive Selling™ is unique in its focus on the tactics of selling and proactive sales cycle control. As President of M3 Learning, Mr. Miller’s sales management book ProActive Sales Management has been consistently ranked #1 on Amazon.com for sales management books for the last five years. His experience in sales, marketing, and operational management spans 25 years.
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Scott Moran
Director of Business Intelligence, WildTangent

Scott has worked for Microsoft, Starbucks, TMobile and the Dept of Defense, and beyond. . .
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Scott has worked for Microsoft, Starbucks, TMobile and the Dept of Defense, and beyond over the last 30 years developing the advanced data processing and analysis techniques used to deliver actionable business intelligence. Data is Scott's passion and WildTangent Media provides a huge volume of very interesting data to work with. Scott love's what he does, and loves to talk all things BI.
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Jerry O'Dwyer
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Jerry is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations (“S&O”) practice. . .
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Jerry is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations (“S&O”) practice where he currently serves as the US and Global Analytics leader for the S&O practice. Jerry practices in the Firm’s Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations practice. He helped to innovate the use of advance analytics in Deloitte’s supply chain practice and in his current US and Global S&O Analytics leadership role, he is responsible the developing, delivering and embedding advanced analytic solutions in all of S&O’s practices. He has over eighteen years experience serving Fortune 500 clients in many industries advising on a broad array of supply chain issues and is a frequent speaker on supply chain, supply chain risk, analytics, and data visualization.
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Sean Otto
Senior Customer Satisfaction Analyst, Ingersoll Rand / Trane

A unique research psychologist with 7 years experience researching and implementing . . .
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A unique research psychologist with 7 years experience researching and implementing consumer insights, 5 years experience in community management / social media, 4 years experience in marketing product development. His primary desire is to offer clients with complex market and product inquiries a creative and fresh perspective regarding consumer behavior and market conditions. Sean utilizes advanced analytical methods to research more in-depth business situations to improve the business and make specific and actionable recommendations to either build on current success or capitalize on new opportunities. He has a passion for market research design and data visualization and prides himself in creatively applying modern Web 2.0 methodologies.
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Keyur Patel
Software Quality Engineer, Intel Corporation

Keyur Patel is a Software Quality Engineer at Intel’s Corporate Quality Network . . .
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Keyur Patel is a Software Quality Engineer at Intel’s Corporate Quality Network. His group brings in the expertise for a continuous development towards quality metrics and analysis to drive real-time quality decisions across software groups at Intel. This year, he has gained expertise in data analysis with Tableau Software, and is developing prototype models for his group to systematically re-use effective analytics for data-driven decisions. He is a graduate from San Jose State University, with degrees in Software Engineering and Data Analysis.
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Ken Patton
Data Visualization Architect, Cisco

Ken Patton calls himself a Data Visualization Architect and leads a Data Architecture . . .
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Ken Patton calls himself a Data Visualization Architect and leads a Data Architecture and Visualization team at Cisco, after many years of working as an Escalation Engineer in Technical Services, which includes Corporate Quality. With a widely varied background that includes programming, systems architecture, data analytics, and just plain old problem-solving, he wears many hats on any given day. He favors solutions that are "high speed / low drag," so naturally Tableau became his strategic weapon of choice. Ken holds a Computer Science degree and lives in central North Carolina with his wife and two children.
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Lou Petreski
Senior VP and CIO, Active International

Lou Petreski is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, responsible for . . .
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Lou Petreski is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, responsible for developing and implementing strategies in the areas of information technology, information systems, security, e-commerce, business intelligence, and service delivery excellence on a global basis for Active International. Lou brings more than 24 years of IT experience across a variety of industries, including finance and insurance, consulting, entertainment and media, and apparel. Prior to Active International, Lou’s experience brought him abroad for several years as Country, Chief Information Officer for GE Capital, Czech Republic leveraging his Six Sigma Quality expertise, his Transformational Leadership and Technology experience to lead up country wide Y2K system readiness and country wide IT integrations. Before moving abroad, Lou held senior positions at other GE Capital businesses, IT Consultancy on Wall Street, VIACOM/MTV Networks, and Liz Claiborne.
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Stefan Popowycz
Senior Business Systems Analyst, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Stefan Popowycz (BSc, BAHons, MA) is a Senior Business Systems Architect . . .
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Stefan Popowycz (BSc, BAHons, MA) is a Senior Business Systems Architect in the eReporting & Enterprise Data Warehousing Services department at the Canadian Institute for Health Information. He has over eight years of experience in complex data analysis, data visualization best-practice, and business intelligence solution design. Stefan acted as both Design Lead and Information Architect for the public component of the 2012 Canadian Hospital Reporting Project, and was responsible for succinctly and aesthetically communicating business key messages to a Pan-Canadian audience using both Tableau Desktop Professional and Tableau Public Premium.
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Namit Raisurana
Business Intelligence Engineer, Facebook

Namit works as a BI Engineer at Facebook. He has been part of the Analytics team in. . .
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Namit works as a BI Engineer at Facebook. He has been part of the Analytics team in various areas like HR, IT Operations, Growth and Infrastructure. In addition to this, he has been co-supporting the internal Tableau community and it’s been an exhilarating experience seeing the usage explode. Before FB, he worked with other companies like Linden Labs(secondlife.com), IBM, Kaiser Permanente etc. Namit was born and raised in India, and then went to Australia to complete his Masters in Computer Science with BI specialization. After spending 5 years in the beautiful cities of Melbourne and Sydney, he moved to California in 2008. Namit lives in San Francisco with his wife Divya. Outside work, he enjoys Skiing, golf, Photography and other Outdoor activities. @namitrs
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James Raper
Manager of Data Administration, City of Charlotte

Jim Raper is the Data Warehouse Manager for the City of Charlotte's Technology Management. . .
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Jim Raper is the Data Warehouse Manager for the City of Charlotte's Technology Management where he is leading the Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse infrastructure initiatives. Jim served as the manager of the City of Charlotte BI Olympiad in 2008 and 2010 and is heading up the 2013 BI Olympiad planning team. Jim has served as President of the Southeast Oracle User Group, and as a board member of several user group organizations. Jim is a frequent contributor to local, regional, and international conferences and is the author of The Vault Unleashed, a business intelligence novel.
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Ryan Renner
Manager - Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ryan is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations (“S&O”) focused on. . .
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Ryan is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations (“S&O”) focused on cost reduction / margin improvement by helping our clients apply the power of analytics to their most pressing business issues. He serves as the co-lead for the US and the Global Analytics leader for the S&O practice. Ryan has been with the firm for nearly 10 years and his cumulative work has delivered $1B in margin improvement for many of Deloitte’s largest clients.
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Santiago Restrepo
Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics, HanesBrand Inc

Santiago Restrepo is a Business Intelligence and Analytics professional with proven. . .
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Santiago Restrepo is a Business Intelligence and Analytics professional with proven results in envisioning, implementing and embedding BI & Analytics Strategies for the Marketing and Sales areas. Currently, he is the Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics at HanesBrands Inc, where he supports the sales and marketing organization. Previously, Santiago worked for Whirlpool Corporation, where he managed teams dedicated to marketplace insights, category management and marketing /retail analytics. He also led the implementation and embedment of SMART (Sales & Marketing Analysis & Reporting Tool), a BI system that integrates multiple syndicated, marketplace and internal data sources. Santiago is also a main contributor to consumergoodsanalytics.com, a website dedicated to showcasing advanced analytics case studies and best practices, helping consumer goods companies advance their analytics competency. @analytics4cg
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Jeffrey Rodgers
Enterprise Data Architect - Chief Systems & Technology Office, General Motors Corporation

Jeff Rodgers is an Enterprise Data Architect in the Enterprise Data Warehousing Group at . . .
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Jeff Rodgers is an Enterprise Data Architect in the Enterprise Data Warehousing Group at General Motors. Jeff has over 25 years of leadership in enterprise-wide information architecture, strategy and frameworks, specification of tactical and strategic solutions, formulation of architectural guidelines, and corporate standards and processes. Jeff has proven experience in designing and developing operational and business intelligence systems, and implementing multi-terabyte data warehouses in multiple industries including Automobile, Financial Services and Insurance.
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Joe Runyan
Business Intelligence Developer, Intermountain Healthcare

Joe Runyan has been with Intermountain Healthcare for 4 years as a part of the Enterprise . . .
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Joe Runyan has been with Intermountain Healthcare for 4 years as a part of the Enterprise Data Warehouse Team. He is a Senior Business Intelligence Developer with a main focus on creating enterprise wide analytic reporting solutions. Joe has also been responsible for leading the implementation of Tableau Server and starting the Tableau User Group throughout Intermountain Healthcare earlier this year. He holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Information Systems Management from Brigham Young University.
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Hetal Rupani
Senior Project Analyst, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Hetal Rupani is a Senior Project Analyst in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins . . .
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Hetal Rupani is a Senior Project Analyst in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. Her current focus is on providing data driven analytics to hospital administrators, physicians, and nursing personnel to support effective organization wide decision making. Prior to Johns Hopkins, she held a decision support analyst position at the University of Pennsylvania as well as a management analyst position at the University of Missouri. Hetal enjoys spending time with her husband, one year old daughter, and cat Polar.
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John Sabatini
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

John is PwC’s national leader of advanced risk and compliance analytics solutions for. . .
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John is PwC’s national leader of advanced risk and compliance analytics solutions for Risk Assurance. His team helps risk, compliance and finance organizations use analytical systems and techniques, handle increasing data needs, create surveillance systems to identify high risk areas, and assist with data governance. Prior to PwC, John was a Managing Director of IT at Goldman Sachs where he led a global technology audit team that evaluated and provided advice for the firm’s internal control structure. John has an MBA with a concentration in finance from Columbia Business School and an MBA with a concentration in accounting from Fordham Business School. He earned his BS in political science with a concentration in computer engineering from the United States Military Academy.
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Rick Schultz
Senior Vice President of Marketing, Alteryx

Schultz brings to Alteryx more than 17 years of experience leading marketing teams. . .
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Schultz brings to Alteryx more than 17 years of experience leading marketing teams and operations in enterprise software. Schultz spent more than 10 years at Oracle building new brands and businesses such as Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle’s line of Engineered Systems, such as Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalytics.

Most recently, Schultz was the vice president of product marketing for Oracle’s Technology Software business, a growing business with over $6.5 billion in annual license revenue and spanning Database, Analytics, Big Data and Application Platform. While there, he headed a 60-person technology product marketing team and also led Oracle’s cloud computing initiative. Prior to Oracle he led Java Platform and Application Server marketing at Sun Microsystems.

Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated from the Walter A. Haas School of Business.
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Chris Selland
VP, HP Vertica

Chris recently joined HP Vertica as VP of marketing and brings 20+ years of success. . .
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Chris recently joined HP Vertica as VP of marketing and brings 20+ years of success driving demand and revenue via innovative online, search and inbound marketing programs as well as leading key strategic alliance and corporate development initiatives for entrepreneurial, high-growth companies including SoundBite Communications (NASDAQ:SDBT), Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT) and Lumigent Technologies (acquired by BeyondTrust). Chris is an established thought leader, speaker, and author on customer strategy-related topics including CRM, customer metrics & loyalty, customer support and social media marketing. He is an expert advisor at Focus.com, as well as a founding member of the Enterprise Irregulars.
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Chris Shaffer
Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Shawnee State University

Chris came to Shawnee State University from the Governor's Office of Appalachia working as. . .
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Chris came to Shawnee State University from the Governor's Office of Appalachia working as a program manager and state alternate for the governor of the state of Ohio to the Appalachian Regional Commission, regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. He was also the operations manager in the Governor's Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. Shaffer received his undergraduate degree at the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his MBA at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus. He is also a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. @ChrisShaffer2
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Eric Shiarla
Business Intelligence Consultant, InterWorks

Eric is a tech enthusiast who began working in the technology field at . . .
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Eric is a tech enthusiast who began working in the technology field at the age of 15 when he latched on as a part-time developer and systems technician for a local ISP. Since then, he’s worked in a variety of technologies spanning software development, data analysis, visualization, and warehouse design. Splitting his time between BI consulting and training, Eric travels the globe with the goal of exciting the world’s most influential companies by spreading insight of the possibilities data analytics and visualization offer through the use of Tableau and industry-leading best practices.
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Peter Sidi
Business Intelligence Analyst, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Business Intelligence Analyst: over ten years working various health care organizations . . .
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Business Intelligence Analyst: over ten years working various health care organizations such as Pfizer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering. Also, I am involved in several NIH grants regarding primary immunodeficiency and infection tracking.
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Jakub Sienkel
Enterprise Data Architect, Allstate

Born in Poland, Jakub came to the US at age 16. After high school, he studied . . .
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Born in Poland, Jakub came to the US at age 16. After high school, he studied Economics at the University of Illinois and accepted a job as a Claim’s Analyst at State Farm. He joined Allstate in 2008 as a Product Analyst. In 2010, Jakub obtained an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago. He joined the SIU Claims department in 2011 because he really enjoys fighting fraud. Jakub has been married since 2009 and loves to travel - especially to Europe. He is also a huge fan of English Soccer League and Chicago Bulls.
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Kevin Sonsky
Senior Director, Business Intelligence, Citrix Systems

Kevin has more than 19 years of experience in accounting, finance and business . . .
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Kevin has more than 19 years of experience in accounting, finance and business intelligence. He joined Citrix in 1999 working in a variety of corporate finance roles, including Corporate Controller. As a leader in the finance department, he coordinates business intelligence strategy and governance initiatives throughout the company.
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Sarah Stone
Research Analyst, Smart Media Group

Hailing from the great Commonwealth of Virginia, Sarah Stone began working for. . .
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Hailing from the great Commonwealth of Virginia, Sarah Stone began working for Smart Media Group in 2008 when the agency took on the media buy for John McCain for President. Ever since, Sarah has kept a close eye on political media buys throughout the nation. Working with media outlets throughout the country has only nurtured her obsession for maps and geography (you should follow her cartography board on Pinterest!) and it is her personal goal in life to perfect her freehand drawing of the United States of America. Sarah enjoyed studying abroad for a semester at Oxford University (philosophy, anyone?) before graduating from George Mason University with a BA in Communication: Media Production and Criticism. @Smart_MediaGRP
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Ben Sullins
Business Intelligence Consultant, InterWorks

Ben Sullins has over 13 years of experience in the Business Intelligence industry. . .
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Ben Sullins has over 13 years of experience in the Business Intelligence industry. Most recently, Ben joined the BI consulting team at InterWorks, Inc.; a firm that was recently named the first Tableau Gold Partner within the Tableau Partner Program. With InterWorks, Ben’s primary client focus has included consulting/training with reputable tech companies in Silicon Valley who looked to breathe new life into their data by visualizing it with Tableau. Prior to consulting for InterWorks, he was no stranger to large-scale analytics projects. Ben served as the Director of Business Intelligence at Bridgepoint Education, a for-profit higher education sector with nearly 100K online students, where he managed all aspects of their Business Intelligence systems including a large Tableau deployment with over 6K server users.
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Gary Thomas
Lead Architect, Reporting & Analytics, Unilever

Gary has worked for Unilever for 13 years, initially in England and then in CT for. . .
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Gary has worked for Unilever for 13 years, initially in England and then in Connecticut for the last 11. He has gone from working on e-mail and directory systems to having a heavy focus on information all the way through to the front-end tools. Currently, he is responsible for the end-to-end architecture of these. Gary was originally a Chemistry major who made the switch to IT, so he has the advantage of bringing scientific knowledge - which is one of the reasons why he enjoys Tableau's visualizations.
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Kate Treadwell
Business Intelligence Consultant, InterWorks

Kate has been using Tableau since late 2009 and has made it the primary means of reporting. . .
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Kate has been using Tableau since late 2009 and has made it the primary means of reporting at Red Ball Oxygen. While there she developed a data warehouse and used it to create the first dashboards in the company’s history. Kate’s business intelligence experience is primarily focused in the transportation, financial, and military fields. Kate moved to a new position at InterWorks, Inc. as a Business Intelligence Consultant this August.
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Mark Uhrmacher
Chief Technology Officer, ideeli

Mark leverages his IT and management expertise to develop and advance the company's. . .
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Mark leverages his IT and management expertise to develop and advance the company's technology and market-growth strategies. Mark began his career as a member of the technical staff at Oracle. He went on to develop Internet advertising technology innovations while at NetGravity and DoubleClick. Since 2002, Mark has been committed to the world of the startup, first developing the technical infrastructure and marketing strategy for food manufacturer Expert Foods, and then serving as chief technology officer for Attune.com, an innovative online advertising startup. Mark holds a BS in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Elizabeth Wallace
Director, Institutional Research, American Public University System (APUS)

Liz is the Director of Institutional Research at American Public University System (APUS). . .
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Liz is the Director of Institutional Research at American Public University System (APUS). She came to the IR department from IT, where she led the decision support (reporting) team. Liz has been involved in the design and evolution of a number of dashboards that are used by the executive team. She has a MA in Management from American Military University and a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia. Creating visualizations rather than simply lists or grids is never boring! She enjoys the challenge of continuously refining the way information is presented to management so that the best decisions are made and, ultimately, the education offered by APUS is always improving.
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Ian White
Founder/CEO, Urban Mapping

Ian founded Urban Mapping in 2003 and has grown the company to profitability. He . . .
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Ian founded Urban Mapping in 2003 and has grown the company to profitability. He has 20 years experience in marketing strategy and product development. His past clients include Harvard University, General Motors, Trader Joe's, Xerox Corporation, Parsons School of Design, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. White has served as Adjunct Professor at Parsons School of Design. He is also the co-author of a chapter in "Next Generation Business Handbook" published by Wiley, and an article in The Journal of Business Venturing. He is an active speaker in the area of geospatial data and local search. Ian holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA from McGill University and was educated in the US, France and Ireland.
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Tammy Wingo, PhD, MBA
Director, Business Analytics, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Dr. Tammy Wingo obtained her PhD from the Vanderbilt University Medical School's . . .
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Dr. Tammy Wingo obtained her PhD from the Vanderbilt University Medical School's Department of Pharmacology in 2004, and her M.B.A. from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management in 2005. She spent two years in biomedical research publishing in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, and P.N.A.S. before transitioning from research to working as a consultant for approximately two years. She then joined the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt as a Manager and quickly advanced to Director of Business Analytics where she has been for six years. She currently works in the areas of strategic planning, process improvement, intelligence delivery, and financial analysis while supporting her business analytics role.
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