Tableau your data! roadshow speech boston 01282014

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Tableau your data! roadshow speech boston 01282014

  1. 1. Boston TUG Broad Institute January 28, 2014 Dan Murray Director of BI Services InterWorks, Inc.
  2. 2. Thank you!
  3. 3. Special Guests here…
  4. 4. Topics • • • • • My first Tableau Project The data flood Being an evangelist/getting buy-in Deployment strategies Building effective dashboards
  5. 5. My First Tableau Project
  6. 6. Lessons Learned • Start quickly • Spreadsheets work • Fast payback
  7. 7. Rapid Deployment • • • • Sales Inventory Accounts Receivable Accounts Payable • Purchasing
  8. 8. Dimensionally-Conformed Spreadsheet
  9. 9. Savings 3,000 hours $450,000
  10. 10. I learned… Everyone needs Tableau
  11. 11. The Data Flood • Volume • Velocity • Variety
  12. 12. Order of Magnitude Sources: Wikipedia, Wired Magazine
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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)
  15. 15. New 1-TB Drives Needed 462,170,217
  16. 16. $1.32 billion
  17. 17. Storage is keeping pace.
  18. 18. Variety • Relational Databases • Non-relational Databases • Grid/cache storage Over 190 commercial and open source options available.
  19. 19. “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
  20. 20. Part of the Answer Tableau Software
  21. 21. Answer Part II Your skill & Knowledge
  22. 22. Data Visualization Evangelist
  23. 23. “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
  24. 24. Getting Buy-in Move quickly Make a compelling story Show something they haven’t seen
  25. 25. Pick something you can finish in < 4 weeks
  26. 26. Don’t do what your boss asks you to do…
  27. 27. Make something better…
  28. 28. Deployment Strategies
  29. 29. Consider organizational culture
  30. 30. Facebook Mostly organic growth with a common company culture.
  31. 31. Cisco Systems Growth through acquisition with a variety of company cultures.
  32. 32. Facebook • Centrally controlled • Center of excellence • Rapid expansion
  33. 33. Cisco Systems • Central funding • Decentralized control • Natural adoption
  34. 34. Both successful
  35. 35. Building Effective Dashboards
  36. 36. Effective means They fit in the available space Load quickly Are easy to use & understand
  37. 37. Cascading Design
  38. 38. A live example ..using the Coffee Chain data..
  39. 39. Dan Murray dan.murray@interworks.com Twitter: dgm885 Speech notes http://tableauyourdata.com/downloads/

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