The famed Iron Viz Championship is making its way to the UK for the first time! Three contestants have been chosen over the course of the past six months through our highly competitive feeder competition. Iron Viz Championship on the keynote stage at TC On Tour, London will pit them in a battle against one another with the same identical dataset to see who can make the finest visualization in the arena. The prize? Cash prizes… and eternal glory!
Zen Master Speakers
Team Leader, BI Service Development
Leicestershire County Council
Team Leader, BI Service Development, Leicestershire County Council
Robert worked at Leicestershire County Council for 17 years. Currently BI Team Leader for Service Development at Leicestershire, he is responsible for deployment of Tableau Site license and wrangling of Council data sources for analysis. 2015/16 & 2016/17 Tableau Zen Master
Ryan Sleeper LLC
Principal, Ryan Sleeper LLC
Ryan Sleeper is an independent data visualization designer, author, speaker, trainer, and consultant specializing in Tableau.
He is a 2016/17 Tableau Zen Master, 2013 Tableau Iron Viz Champion, author of the 2015 Tableau Public Visualization of the Year, and author of Practical Tableau (O'Reilly 2016).
The Information Lab
Account Manager, The Information Lab
Chris is a regular publisher on Tableau Public, and blogs on all aspects of Tableau. He has been recognised as a Tableau Zen Master for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. A long-time Alteryx user, Chris has also been recognised as an Alteryx ACE and is a Tableau Certified Trainer. Chris works as an Account Manager at Tableau Partner: The Information Lab.
The white-hat hacker of Tableau Server, Tamas dives deep into Tableau Server so you don't have to. His extensive knowledge of Tableau Server and its APIs allows him to manipulate Tableau like no other person. Fortunately, he uses these skills to build and share incredible tips for the Server admin community. He strives to help customers and advises the Tableau development team on ways in which we can improve our products.
Manager Dynamic Pricing Operations
Manager Dynamic Pricing Operations, Adidas Group
Johannes Wagner works as a Manager Advanced Analytics in the Western European Analytics team of the adidas group. In this function, Johannes is leading the transition from traditional BI to Big Data-based advanced analytics. Further, Johannes is responsible for developing, deploying, and operationalizing the strategic projects for adidas eCommerce Western Europe.
Prior to his current position, Johannes was a Senior Business Analyst in Western European Analytics, driving enhancements to adidas' BI systems environment as well as providing key insights into the business.
Currently, Johannes is using Tableau to perform data visualization and data exploration the framework of a Big Data solution. Johannes joined the Western European Analytics team one year ago-coming directly from University.
Senior Analytics Manager
Senior Analytics Manager, Adidas Group
Avneet Khurmi heads the Business Analytics pillar of the Western Europe eCommerce Analytics team in the role of Senior Manager at the adidas Group. She is responsible for driving key business insights out of the reporting data, and ensuring data hygiene and enhancement in order to consistently improve and develop the business KPI structure.
An MBA graduate from INSEAD, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a professional singer, Avneet worked as an Audit Senior at Deloitte and Touche for close to five years before pursuing her masters and landing a senior management role at her dream company.
Avneet uses Tableau extensively not only to keep the pulse of the Western Europe eCommerce business in check but also to analyze several campaigns and events that take place on a regular basis at the adidas Group.
Jaguar Land Rover
Head of Analytics Programmes
Head of Analytics Programmes, Jaguar Land Rover
Since joining Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in August 2016, Clive has been leading the creation of an Analytics Centre of Excellence at JLR. Being based in JLR Transformation function the Analytics Centre of Excellence is responsible for driving analytics strategy and capability across JLR by ensuring that JLR has the processes, tooling and capabilities required for an analytics transformation.
Prior to joining JLR Clive worked at KPMG where he established the first regional modelling team and helped build their Midlands Data Insight Services function.
Data Visualisation Manager
Data Visualisation Manager, BBC
Jovan has worked in the media research industry for the past nine years. At the BBC he has worked with News, the World Service, Design & Engineering (the BBC’s digital arm) and most recently has been setting up the BBC’s internal Data Visualisation function. He’s the proud owner of an Excel Guru mug and a Tableau Master mug.
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
Buisness Intelligence Specialist
Buisness Intelligence Specialist, Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
Neil Richards joined HESA in 2017 as a Business Intelligence Specialist to coordinate and champion the use of Tableau across HESA and Jisc, working with UK university Tableau users countrywide. Prior to this, Neil worked at CFE Research producing bespoke client dashboards, and before that had 20 years’ experience processing research data in the days before Tableau. Neil has just over two years’ experience with Tableau, contributing projects regularly to Tableau Public including two Viz of the Day awards and one Viz of the Week. Neil blogs regularly on data visualisation, has spoken at Sheffield University’s Culture and Politics of Data Visualisation conference, has been a Tableau Public Featured Author and is now a Tableau Public Ambassador.
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Developer, Abcam PLC
Jacob Tyler is a Business Intelligence Developer at Abcam with a background in Life Sciences.
Head of Business Informatics
Head of Business Informatics, Abcam PLC
Simon Elliott is the Head of BI at Abcam. After seven years as head of Software Development, Simon started a new Business Intelligence team in 2014 and has grown it from a single developer to a thriving team.
Head of Analytical Development
Head of Analytical Development, NHS Improvement
Jhung-Ha Kwon is a data analytics consultant and leader with over 16 years’ experience in helping organisations maximise the business value of their data assets by developing and executing data and analytics strategies and roadmaps. His work spans organisations in several sectors, including healthcare and retail markets.
Senior Information Analyst
Senior Information Analyst, NHS Improvement
Mridula Sori is a senior analytics professional with ~15 years' experience in technology and consulting. She’s been working in NHS for a decade and gained extensive knowledge of UK healthcare data. In 2016, Mridula won the 'Analyst of the Year' award by Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA).
Tableau BI Analyst
Tableau BI Analyst, Novozymes
I have a background in music education and information management, and worked as a project manager before discovering Tableau and the joy of communicating with data. I’ve been using Tableau products since August 2014. At the moment, I am in a team responsible for expanding the use of Tableau throughout the organisation where my role includes creating a Tableau community, training, promoting best practices, developing a corporate Tableau strategy and implementing large-scale Tableau roll-outs. Outside of work, I’m an organiser for the Copenhagen Tableau User Group and recently joined the Tableau Ambassador Programme.
Enterprise Business Intelligence Analyst
Enterprise Business Intelligence Analyst, NXP Semiconductors
Jada Ballentine, data rock star, is an Enterprise Business Intelligence Analyst at NXP Semiconductors. She has three years' experience as an internal Tableau Enablement enthusiast and consultant. Jada holds a bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently hails from Eindhoven, Netherlands to further enable the NXP BI community. When she is not building stellar Tableau charts, she can be found enjoying goofy board games, exploring Europe and FaceTiming with her Boston terrier, Penny.
Win Technologies, Part of the Betway Group
Head of Analytics and Insights
Head of Analytics and Insights, Win Technologies, Part of the Betway Group
I started my career with BP on their commercial graduate scheme, with a short stint on a L'Oréal marketing internship. I then had a bit of a career speed bump with Virgin Media, and finally landed at Win Technologies (part of the Betway Group) as their Head of Analytics and Insights. A role I've been doing for the past 2 years.
Research & Analytics Director
Research & Analytics Director, Countrywide
Johnny Morris leads the Research & Analytics team in the UK’s biggest property services business, Countrywide. Johnny is also a well-respected property expert, widely quoted in the press and regularly appearing on TV and radio. His focus is on creating the tools to democratize research and analytics in our business.
As the key spokesperson for Countrywide, Johnny is regularly present at both industry and internal conferences. This year, broadcast highlights include Sky News, BBC Radio 4, BBC News. The following link is a presentation to analysts at a corporate day: https://vimeo.com/142137938
Alex joined Tableau in February 2016, working as a Sales Consultant on the presales team, focusing on Healthcare customers in the UK. Having studied psychology at University, then leading a career in Data Warehousing and business intelligence (BI), Alex will tell you he was amazed and overjoyed to discover how well (visual) psychology and BI could be married together through Tableau – it’s not about the chart, it’s about the person who views it. Other areas of interest are dashboard design, storytelling through data and user interaction.
Andy joined Tableau in July 2016; formerly of Alteryx and Lavastorm, he has extensive experience around data prep and transformation. Prior to working in the data analytics space, Andy spent eight years working for Advanced Business Solutions helping customers develop their Financial Management Systems and Reporting tools. As a former accountant, Andy’s had lots of exposure to reporting tools such as Crystal Reports, Business Objects and Cognos (and lots and lots of Excel!).
Sales Consultant, Customer Solutions
Alex has spent ten years helping energy trading companies analyze their data and devise better trading strategies. Now, as a Sales Consultant for the EMEA region at Tableau, Alex helps companies from all industries leverage Tableau in their journey to become data-driven organizations. He has an MSc degree in applied math from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, as well as a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Decision Support Systems from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Alex Lokhov (@alexlokhov) is a Sales Consultant at Tableau. He joined Tableau to pursue his passion in helping people to visualise data. Prior to Tableau, Alex worked as a Systems Engineer at EMC. Alex holds an MSc in Informatics from the Edinburgh University.
Sales Consulting Manager, EMEA
Alex is the UK Sales Consultant Team Lead, helping customers and prospects be successful with Tableau and understand the impact that it can have on the way they run their business. Alex has over 13 years’ experience in the data-related software industry, working with organisations across a variety of sectors including not-for-profit, higher education, finance, and government. Prior to joining Tableau, Alex specialised in data quality, financial risk and compliance, and CRM using a range of database and reporting technologies. Alex’s blog http://tableaujunkie.com helps people to understand how they can integrate data from a variety of sources with Tableau Software.
Technical Evangelism, Director
Andy is a visual analytics expert who has been with Tableau since 2011 in various roles ranging from product consultant to social content manager. He is now Tableau's technical evangelism director. Prior to Tableau, he was a data analyst at the University of Oxford. As a technical evangelist, Andy helps people see and understand their data using Tableau's innovative products. He shares his passion for visual analysis and technology with his writing, (e.g. Computerworld, on tableau.com, and his own blog), speaking at industry conferences like SXSW and Tableau’s own events.
Andrew Kemp is a Sales Consultant for Tableau, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world. Prior to Tableau, Andrew was head of pre-sales for Cadcorp, a GIS software company where he specialized in helping people unlock the power of geography and spatial analysis. Before that Andrew worked in markets as varied as the Ministry of Defense, Local Government, and the British Antarctic Survey.
Anna is part of the Presales team. Having previously worked with other analytical tools, she was seduced by the ease of use of Tableau and the possibility of allowing everybody to see and understand their data. She helps customers within EMEA, and in particular France, to master Tableau and create impactful visualisations.
As part of the presales consulting team, Bethany helps customers and prospects maximize the value of Tableau in their analytics endeavors through direct engagements, presentations, and knowledge sharing through the online community. She works with customers all over the European market, with a particular focus on France. Prior to joining Tableau, Bethany studied math and operations research at the London School of Economics.
Ciarán brings a host of different experiences and perspectives to his role as a product consultant at Tableau. He began his career as a software engineer with a small start-up, before transitioning over to SAP and the analytics space. Ciarán loves working with customers to help them get the most out of their data using Tableau.
As a Sales Consultant, Colin is responsible for helping customers and prospects be as successful as possible with Tableau. Prior to Tableau, Colin was Product Manager at SAP BusinessObjects for six years; in this role, he led the strategy of a number of Business Intelligence Products.
Sales Consultant, Channel & OEM EMEA
David joined Tableau in early 2012 as a Solution Architect in Professional Services. David has since moved to London to help drive Tableau’s Channel business in all of EMEA. David spends a majority of his time focused on Enterprise Deployments of Tableau. He shows complex organizations how to leverage the most of their investment in Tableau by teaching them Architecture, Authentication, Data Governance, Security and much more. Prior to Tableau David spent five years as an Independent IT Consultant focused on Data Warehousing, Data Driven Applications and Business Intelligence. David studied MIS (Management Information Systems) at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
As a Principal Architect, Emiliano drives customer adoption and success with Tableau by providing guidance, best practices, and expertise. He has been part of the Global Services team since 2012 and was the first Professional Services consultant in Europe. Emiliano has over 13 years experience in the business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse industry having previously worked with Oracle, Cognos, and IBM.
Erwin van Laar
Erwin van Laar is a Product Consultant at Tableau. As a MSc Public Health graduate of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, he specializes in management and innovation. Prior to Tableau, Erwin worked as a management trainee and eventually a Team Leader at an occupational health service, where he optimized the performance of the Health Checks and Vaccinations unit. He now uses this knowledge on a daily basis to help people see and understand their data across all sectors. In his spare time, Erwin likes to visit the theatre or concerts, which makes London the right place for him to be.
Erik is a product consultant at Tableau. While completing his BA, Erik became interested in Behavioral and Experimental Economics, trying to use data analysis and statistics to understand how people actually behave and make decisions. After having completed his MSc at the Stockholm School of Economics, he has since been working in the tech space where he now helps people see and understand their data using Tableau. When not at work, you can see him biking around London or running in Victoria Park when he is not taking care of the two cats at home.
Edyta works as a Sales Consultant at Tableau's London office where she is responsible for supporting enterprise customers from the EMEA region. She started her adventure with business software back in 2008, being a student at Cracow University of Economics, when she participated in the student apprenticeships program with Comarch SA, a Polish multinational software house and systems integrator. Before joining Tableau she had a few roles focused on Business Intelligence and ERP, and working with multinational customers from numerous verticals. She loves animals, outdoors activities, and travelling - last year she visited 11 countries in four continents.
Associate Sales Consultant
Gaetan Bailby came to Tableau from one of our customers where he was using Tableau on a daily basis. After working in the Professional Services team for over two years, Gaetan is taking his hands-on experience to the Presales team for the African and Middle-Eastern markets. With a total of over three years at Tableau, Gaetan has worked across industries in a consulting role on all Tableau products.
Irina is a Product Consultant for Tableau Software based in London. She joined the company over nine months ago and has been helping customers and prospects make most of their data using Tableau. Prior to Tableau, Irina used to work in digital analytics field providing consulting services to help clients measure, analyse, and optimise digital performance. Irina holds a masters in management degree from University College in London, and a bachelor’s degree from Ural Federal University.
Senior Product Consultant
Julian Kelly is a Senior Product Consultant for Tableau London. He has been with Tableau for over nine months, having previously spent time demoing solutions within the SharePoint and Microsoft space to businesses, and at events and shows. Julian now uses this experience within Tableau to continue helping people to see and understand their data, hopefully helping to make sure they enjoy it while doing so.
In January 2016, Jurgen joined the excellent Sales Consultant Team for Tableau, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world. In his new role, Jurgen helps companies from all industries leverage Tableau in their journey to become data-driven organizations.
Jurgen has over 16 years' experience in the data-related software industry, working with organisations across a variety of sectors including not-for-profit, higher education, finance, and government. Before Tableau, Jurgen worked for IBM Analytics (Cognos) as a team leader of a team of Senior IT Specialists in the most senior client facing team in IBM Analytics Europe.
Luca is a Product Consultant at Tableau. Based in the London office, he supports customers throughout Europe, with a special focus on his home country Italy. Prior to joining Tableau, he worked in business intelligence consulting. Luca studied engineering of computing systems at Politecnico di Milano.
Team Lead, Product Consulting
Marina is a Product Consultant at Tableau Software and supports customers throughout Europe, concentrating on Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She previously led the EMEA Premier Support team at Box.com and has a master's degree in international business.
Marius supports the mission that everyone should be able to analyse their data and gain insights at the speed of thought. Before Tableau he was one of the BI specialists who created reports for business users within a DAX30 company with SAP Business Objects and Microsoft Analysis Services. Now, as a Product Consultant he helps customers in Europe to approach BI the Tableau way.
Mohamed El Jaafari
Mohamed works as a Product Consultant at Tableau based out of London, as part of a large team that helps customers be more successful in adopting and deploying Tableau solutions. Holding a background in statistics and analytics, he gathered experience in the business intelligence (BI) industry prior to joining Tableau, having worked as an insight and data analyst in the marketing field on some major brands.
Experiencing first-hand how Tableau simplified his work assignments and made them much more fun, it's no wonder Mohamed decided to join the team.
Senior Product Consultant
Mrunal Shridhar is a senior product consultant at Tableau. He joined as the first product consultant outside of the US, and was one of the first team members in EMEA. He is experienced in operational strategy consulting with strengths in improving performance and efficiency. His fact driven analytical approach helps people transform data into actionable information of decision-making quality. He joined Tableau to pursue his passion to help people visualize and utilize their data. Mrunal has a M.Sc. in Decision Sciences from London School of Economics and a B.Sc. in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University.
Manager, Product Consulting
Rafi is a product consulting manager in the London office, having come to Tableau with an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. She knew she needed to join Tableau when, after using the product for the very first time, she quickly realised that everything she analysed in her dissertation was wrong. Never again, Excel, never again!
Senior Manager, Sales Consulting
Stefan is the Manager for Tableau’s UK Sales Consulting Team. Stefan has had over 15 years business analytics experience in roles such as technical consultant, product manager, and pre-sales. He has worked on a diverse range of projects, from marketing analytics to risk analysis, and in a cross-section of industries. The best part about his current role at Tableau is that he is able to work directly with people to help them unlock the power of their data - and with it, the possibility to drive meaningful change for themselves and the things they care about.
Selchuk is a Product Consultant based in Tableau’s London office. He joined the team seven months ago and immediately became a “data-cated” Tableau enthusiast. Prior to Tableau, Selchuk worked mainly as a tax consultant guiding businesses through the complex labyrinths of EU tax legislation. Now, he applies his problem solving experience to help people make sense of their data and find new ways to look at it.
Senior Product Consultant
Tom Christian is a Senior Product Consultant at Tableau with a passion for all things data related. When he’s not dreaming up new ways to display sports results, or playing with colour pallets, he’s helping his customers gather actionable insight and display it effectively. Prior to Tableau, Tom also worked as a Data Visualisation consultant for three years, arming himself with the experience to prove that almost any challenge can be solved with enough determination and a well written Level of Detail calculation.