New York City TUG
January 30, 2014

Dan Murray
Director of BI Services
InterWorks, Inc.
Topics
•
•
•
•
•

My first Tableau Project
The data flood
Being an evangelist/getting buy-in
Deployment strategies
Buildin...
My First Tableau Project
Rapid Deployment
•
•
•
•

Sales
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Payable

• Purchasing
Dimensionally-Conformed Spreadsheet
Lessons Learned
• Start quickly
• Spreadsheets work
• Fast payback
Savings
3,000 hours

$450,000
I learned…

Everyone
needs
Tableau
The Data Flood

• Volume
• Velocity
• Variety
Order of Magnitude

Sources: Wikipedia, Wired Magazine
The NSA is watching
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Internet Searches
Websites visited
Emails sent & received
Social Media activi...
Digital Data 2014
462,170,216,577,264,268,748
Year-to-date through 1/28/2014 (1:12PM EST)

462.170 Exabytes

0.463 Zettaby...
New 1-TB Drives Needed

462,170,217
$1.32 billion
Storage is keeping pace.
Variety
• Relational Databases
• Non-relational Databases
• Grid/cache storage
Over 190 commercial and open source options...
“New Digital Universe
Study Reveals Big Data
Gap: Less Than 1% of
World’s Data is Analyzed.”

Source: IDC

http://www.emc....
Part of the Answer

Tableau
Software
Answer Part II

Your skill &
Knowledge
Data
Visualization

Evangelist
“We humans are not a consistent
identity moving through time, but a
chain of successive selves, each
tangentially linked t...
Getting Buy-in
Move quickly
Make a compelling story
Show something they haven’t seen
Pick something
you can finish
in < 4 weeks
Don’t do what your
boss asks you to do…
Make something
better…
Deployment Strategies
Consider
organizational
culture
Facebook
Mostly organic growth with
a common company
culture.
Cisco Systems
Growth through acquisition
with a variety of company
cultures.
Facebook
• Centrally controlled
• Center of excellence
• Rapid expansion
Cisco Systems
• Central funding
• Decentralized control
• Natural adoption
Both successful
Building
Effective
Dashboards
Effective means
They fit in the available space
Load quickly
Are easy to use & understand
Cascading Design
A live example
..using the Coffee Chain data..
Dan Murray
dan.murray@interworks.com

Twitter: dgm885

Speech notes
http://tableauyourdata.com/downloads/
Tableau your data! roadshow speech nyc 01302014
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  1. 1. New York City TUG January 30, 2014 Dan Murray Director of BI Services InterWorks, Inc.
  2. 2. Topics • • • • • My first Tableau Project The data flood Being an evangelist/getting buy-in Deployment strategies Building effective dashboards
  3. 3. My First Tableau Project
  4. 4. Rapid Deployment • • • • Sales Inventory Accounts Receivable Accounts Payable • Purchasing
  5. 5. Dimensionally-Conformed Spreadsheet
  6. 6. Lessons Learned • Start quickly • Spreadsheets work • Fast payback
  7. 7. Savings 3,000 hours $450,000
  8. 8. I learned… Everyone needs Tableau
  9. 9. The Data Flood • Volume • Velocity • Variety
  10. 10. Order of Magnitude Sources: Wikipedia, Wired Magazine
  11. 11. The NSA is watching • • • • • • • • • • • • Internet Searches Websites visited Emails sent & received Social Media activity Blogging activity Videos watched/uploaded Photos viewed/uploaded Cell phone GPS data Cell phone Apps downloaded Phone call records Text messages sent/received Skype video calls Source: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Online purchases/transactions Credit card transactions Financial information Legal documents Travel documents Health records Cable TV shows watched Commuter toll records Bus and subway passes Facial recognition data Arrest records Drivers license data And more…. http://nsa.gov1.info/data/index.html#data
  12. 12. Digital Data 2014 462,170,216,577,264,268,748 Year-to-date through 1/28/2014 (1:12PM EST) 462.170 Exabytes 0.463 Zettabytes Source: EMC Worldwide Information Growth Ticker (power by IDC Research)
  13. 13. New 1-TB Drives Needed 462,170,217
  14. 14. $1.32 billion
  15. 15. Storage is keeping pace.
  16. 16. Variety • Relational Databases • Non-relational Databases • Grid/cache storage Over 190 commercial and open source options available.
  17. 17. “New Digital Universe Study Reveals Big Data Gap: Less Than 1% of World’s Data is Analyzed.” Source: IDC http://www.emc.com/about/news/press/2012/20121211-01.htm
  18. 18. Part of the Answer Tableau Software
  19. 19. Answer Part II Your skill & Knowledge
  20. 20. Data Visualization Evangelist
  21. 21. “We humans are not a consistent identity moving through time, but a chain of successive selves, each tangentially linked to, and yet distinct from, the previous and subsequent ones.” Derek Parfit Philosopher & Author of Reasons and Persons
  22. 22. Getting Buy-in Move quickly Make a compelling story Show something they haven’t seen
  23. 23. Pick something you can finish in < 4 weeks
  24. 24. Don’t do what your boss asks you to do…
  25. 25. Make something better…
  26. 26. Deployment Strategies
  27. 27. Consider organizational culture
  28. 28. Facebook Mostly organic growth with a common company culture.
  29. 29. Cisco Systems Growth through acquisition with a variety of company cultures.
  30. 30. Facebook • Centrally controlled • Center of excellence • Rapid expansion
  31. 31. Cisco Systems • Central funding • Decentralized control • Natural adoption
  32. 32. Both successful
  33. 33. Building Effective Dashboards
  34. 34. Effective means They fit in the available space Load quickly Are easy to use & understand
  35. 35. Cascading Design
  36. 36. A live example ..using the Coffee Chain data..
  37. 37. Dan Murray dan.murray@interworks.com Twitter: dgm885 Speech notes http://tableauyourdata.com/downloads/

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