© 2014 Alteryx, Inc. | Confidential
Expert Panel:
Preparing Your Data for Visualization
in Tableau
Presented by…
Chris Lov...
© 2014 Alteryx, Inc. | Confidential
Introducing Our Panelists
Joe Mako
• Director of Visual Analytics at Rosenblatt Securi...
© 2014 Alteryx, Inc. | Confidential
• How do you see Alteryx fitting into the Cycle of Visual Analytics?
• Blending – what...
© 2014 Alteryx, Inc. | Confidential
1 sentence that best describes….
• The main issue with distributing visualizations
• D...
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Visualization is rapidly becoming THE WAY to discover data, and data analysts need to understand how to prepare data for visualization. But preparing data for visualization is very different from creating applications to drive results in Alteryx. In this session you will hear from some of the world’s best Alteryx and Tableau users about how they prepare data for visualization in Tableau. Hear these experts talk about the unique issues they encounter, the approach they take, and the results they are able to achieve. You will not want to miss this interactive and exciting conclusion to the Technology track.

Alteryx 2013 Grand Prix Champion Chris Love, Alteryx/Tableau Consultant, The Information Lab
Tableau Zen Master Joe Mako, Director of Visual Analytics, Rosenblatt Securities
Tableau Zen Master Jen Underwood, Founder & Principal Consultant, Impact Analytix LLC
Tableau Zen Master Steve Wexler, Principal, Data Revelations

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  • At a meta level, how does Alteryx feed into the cycle of visual analytics?
    How does one approach data preparation for Tableau? How is it different from just working with Alteryx standalone?
    Rich datasets vs. narrow data sets
    How do you shape data for Tableau?
    What are other data prep issues you run into?
    Do you need to blend structured and unstructured information?
    Is anyone working with data from Hadoop?
    Granularity of data – comparing Alteryx and Tableau
    Spatial
    Performance - Where calculations live – Alteryx vs. Tableau
  • Inspire 2014- Expert Panel: Preparing Your Data for Visualization in Tableau

    1. 1. © 2014 Alteryx, Inc. | Confidential Expert Panel: Preparing Your Data for Visualization in Tableau Presented by… Chris Love Joe Mako Jen Underwood Steve Wexler
    2. 2. © 2014 Alteryx, Inc. | Confidential Introducing Our Panelists Joe Mako • Director of Visual Analytics at Rosenblatt Securities • Tableau Zen Master • Does dashboards on a Mac, also does floors and Windows Jen Underwood • Founder & Principal Consultant at Impact Analytix, LLC • Tableau Zen Master • Picked up a 4-star admiral at the airport in my pajamas Steve Wexler • Principal at Data Revelations • Tableau Zen Master • Leads “Steve Wexler and The Top Shelf” band in NYC • Tableau/Alteryx Consultant at The Information Lab • Alteryx Grand Prix Champion • Has run a marathon through the streets of London Chris Love
    3. 3. © 2014 Alteryx, Inc. | Confidential • How do you see Alteryx fitting into the Cycle of Visual Analytics? • Blending – what blending issues do you run into? • How do you use Granularity of Data to your best advantage? • Predictive Analytics – how much do you do in predictive analytics and what issues do you run into? • Rich vs. narrow data sets • Spatial Analytics – how much do you do in spatial analytics and what issues do you run into? • Shaping – does this come at the end? What are the specific issues? • Performance Issues – What kinds of performance issues do you run into and how do you get around them? Preparing Data for Visualization in Tableau
    4. 4. © 2014 Alteryx, Inc. | Confidential 1 sentence that best describes…. • The main issue with distributing visualizations • Data mart or blend? • The future of predictive analytics • The issues with spatial analytics • My favorite person on social media is (not including this panel of course!) • What I most want to see in a future version of Tableau • What I most want to see in a future version of Alteryx Lightning Round
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