9:00 am

Join us for a keynote address from David Speigelhalter, Professor for the Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge.

Speaker: David Spiegelhalter
Level: Beginner
Type: Keynote
Location: Great Gallery

10:15 am

Wondering how Tableau Server scales in your own environment? Ever been mystified by the process of parsing Server log files? In this session, we will cover two tools that will help you better plan your Tableau Server environment as well as know how to troubleshoot when issues arise. With TabJolt, you'll learn:

- Capabilites of TabJolt, an externally released "point and run" performance load testing tool designed to work with Server

- How to analyze your performance results and make capacity planning decision

With LogShark, you'll learn how to:

- Examine the pain points of manually analyzing logs

- Parse logs, structure log data in a Tableau-friendly format, and visualize log data in Tableau

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: QS2

Mobile and tablet internet traffic overtook desktop traffic for the first time worldwide last year. Employees are becoming increasingly more mobile. As Tableau specialists mobile can no longer afford to be a secondary consideration for our data visualisations.

In v10 Tableau introduced Device Specific Dashboards but many companies are still struggling with setting up their Tableau infrastructure to support mobile access. In this talk Chris will talk through:

- Why mobile is becoming increasingly important for data visualisation

- Options for how you can structure your Tableau Server environment to cater for future mobile requirements

- How to design and build data visualisations and dashboards for mobile

- Tips on how to make the most of Tableau's Device Specific Dashboards

Speaker: Chris Love
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM1

With so many options of what to build and how to design in Tableau, it can sometimes feel daunting to be assigned the task of implementing a corporate standard. In this session, we'll cover how to create a unified look and theme across dashboards in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server and Mobile Devices. Learn shortcuts to formatting in Desktop and even how to customise your Tableau Server interface.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: EM4

Are you familiar with writing calculations in Tableau but want to take your skills to the next level? Become a calculations master and go deeper with your analytical analysis. In this session, you'll learn period analysis using complex date calculations, nested logic statements, intricate string calculations, advanced conditional filtering, and how to integrate parameters for additional customization.

Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS7

Is your dashboard feeling a little…slow? Are your filters and queries lagging? In this hands-on session, we will teach you performance best practices in Tableau so your dashboard will go from running like a Honda to a Mercedes. We will cover data connections, extracts, queries, and visualization design. By the end of this session you'll know how to go under the hood of Tableau and tinker your dashboards for fast, easy, and beautiful performance.

Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS4

Previously, analytics projects had a focus on back-end technology driven by IT, a slow time-to-market and suffered from an overall lack of agility. Three years ago we bought our first Tableau license and have been using a “Land and Expand” strategy to transfer the responsibility for the analytics projects to business owners. Today, we have 80 licenses and 400 active users visiting our server. The business is able to access data easier and faster, and there is a dramatic reduction in time to market. However, issues with silos, double work, costs relating to training and difficulty keeping up with demand persist. This presentation focuses on how enhancing a Business Intelligence Competence Centre with user communities can encourage knowledge sharing, best practices, and lead to improved insights in a large data-driven organisation.

Speaker: Kirstin Lyon
Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM5

Learn how Tableau can be implemented at pace in a challenging healthcare environment, combining data from over 15 different clinical and corporate information systems. Moving from static excel reports produced on monthly basis to providing live data through Tableau to over 600 users, allowing them to make instantaneous decisions and help to improve health outcomes.

Speaker: Ella Worsdale
Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: QS5

Some like R, others like Python, or have been using other statistical or data mining environments. Tableau works with its many partners to allow you to leverage your investment and knowledge in other platforms, and use Tableau to compose beautiful data stories. This session will cover how to take your analytics to the next level leveraging R integration and TabPy. Some knowledge of R and/or Python recommended.

Speaker: Mohamed El Jaafari
Level: Jedi
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS3

Do your dashboards leave you audience underwhelmed? In this session, Andy Cotgreave explains how to use effective visual design to build dashboards that are truthful, engaging, and informative. Andy will deconstruct a competition-winning dashboard, using it to highlight the design decisions being made, and bring in examples from the wider world of visual analytics. You will leave with a tool kit full of ideas--some simple, some complex--to make your work more effective.

Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Little Gallery

Have you ever expected one thing but something else happened? Understanding the order of how things get done in Tableau during the execution of a visualization is critical to getting the results you expect. In this session, we will cover the order of operations for data source filters, context filters, top N filters, table calculations, trend lines, reference lines, and everything in between.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM3

11:30 am

At Abcam Tableau has uniquely enabled us to deliver powerful analytics to users with no prior Data background. We will show how the short learning curve, intuitive interface and ease of training has enabled users to get reliable insights fast, without direct Analyst involvement and we will show how our analysts are liberated to delve deeper into complex problems and to materialise their insights for anyone to use.

The Fast Start service and professional training provided by Tableau enabled Abcam to get up to speed and get immediate insights from previously obscure company data. We will present our transition from a BI team laden with custom analysis requests to an empowered development team able to surface data quickly and robustly.

We will walk you through how Tableau has empowered Abcam to surface and open up more data than ever before and how we have optimised this data to leverage the interactions and uncover new avenues of analysis.

With Tableau, Abcam is in a great position to deliver a seamless transition to a new pervasive enterprise ERP implementation. We will talk to how we are implementing this transition and show what we have done to minimise the impact of this immense change to the business.

Speaker: Jacob Tyler, Simon Elliott
Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: QS5

Often data is captured in a different format than required for analysis. Have you ever needed to perform historical analysis on events-based data? For example how do you calculate turnover based on employees’ start and end date? Or if sensor data captures when a device switches between on, off, or idle, how do you calculate the percent of time that a device was active per period? Join this Jedi session to find out! (Please note that the presentation assumes a good understanding of calculations and joins.)

Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Little Gallery

We are using Tableau to transform our data culture from static, spreadsheet-based to interactive and visual. Through collaborative and iterative development we aim to bring our business closer to our data. Tableau helps us overcome the challenges along our journey. We blend previously disparate data from our membership and claims systems, and improve governance by unifying terminology and metadata across teams. We make data quality a shared activity by visualising issues then working with users to resolve them. We reduce reporting silos by promoting shared data and workbooks. We build trust with our users through joint development, not just “delivering” to them. Our session will describe our approach: how we use Tableau as not only a great visualisation tool, but also a great facilitation tool.

Speaker: Joe Bullock
Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM5

Level of detail expressions (LOD) in Tableau have introduced an abundance of new capabilities for curious data geeks who wish to push the boundaries of Tableau. This session will demonstrate "LODs of fun" techniques, including enabling single member drill down, search across a hierarchy, one-click drill down on maps, market basket analysis, and other filter scenarios.

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM1

Tableau supports a number of basic statistical analysis features that can be powerful tools for understanding data. Come and learn about these basic statistical concepts in the context of Tableau, so you can understand your data! The session will also cover how Tableau's built-in forecasting functionality really works;  why does forecasting behave the way it does? How can you change Tableau's forecasting model? Why doesn’t your forecast work? How can you leverage R?

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM3

Our mission at Tableau is to let you see and understand your data the way you want no matter where your data is. When it comes to the cloud, Tableau is all about flexibility as we help you with your own journey. In this session, we will provide you with an overview of all Tableau’s Cloud offerings.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: QS2

1:30 pm

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!

Level: Beginner
Type: Keynote
Location: Great Gallery

2:45 pm

Tableau offers deep and flexible support for your core analytical use-cases, for both ad hoc analysis and production dashboarding. But have you ever been unsure of which interactive control to use? We'll clear that up in this session as we walk through the following: 

- Use cases, strengths, and weaknesses of different interactive controls 

- How to use them in conjunction with one another to unlock their full potential 

- One of the newest features, the data highlighter

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Little Gallery

In the last five years, as we doubled in size, analytics gave the agility to respond to our changing business and inform key decision. In this talk we’ll explore the people, process and technology steps we’re taking to take the next step and embed analytics into our business.

Speaker: Clive Benford
Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM1

Tableau's Data Server is a powerful tool used to enable self-service analytics at scale. In this session, we'll dive into advanced topics on Data Server:

- How to leverage Data Server to speed up your analytics workflow and promote one version of the truth

- Live or Extract? What does Data Server do with either option

- How big organizations enable self-service data

- Who and what are impacted when working with a data source within Data Server

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM5

Do you conduct business in more than one language? Ever wondered how to design a single dashboard to be consumed by people in whatever country they reside? In this session, we'll cover all of the tips and tricks involved with localization - from taking advantage of data sources to implementing with paramters. You'll leave the session feeing very happy /très heureux / muy feliz/ sehr glücklich. 

Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: EM4

From custom objects to hexagonal bins we'll be stretching the boundaries of what is possible in Tableau. Also, we'll be highlighting a range of tools that complement the wide range of mapping capabilities in Tableau. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge and a tool set to take geographical and spatial data to new heights in Tableau.

What you will learn:

- Map Latitude and Longitude points, paths and polygons stored within your data or stored in shapefiles

- Overlay two custom layers in a Tableau view

- High-level overview of Tableau's custom geocoding

- Measure spatial distance between points in Tableau

- Compute and map Hexagonal Bins to identify patterns in areas of dense spatial information

Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS4

OLAP databases like SAP BW, SQL Server Analysis Services and Oracle Essbase are  popular sources for business intelligence data. Come to this session to learn and explore how you can maximise the use of Tableau against cubes. This session is not a deep-dive into OLAP Cubes and will focus on specific exercises in Tableau.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS7

If it's a mystery to you when to use a calculated field, an LOD expression, or a table calculation, this session will help you sleuth out the right answer. We'll teach you the principles of when to apply which method to a problem. You should have basic experience in table calculations.

Speaker: Anna Flejéo, Tom Christian
Level: Jedi
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: QS3

Want to design outside the box? Tableau's SHOW ME feature is fabulous, but sometimes you need to deliver something more specific. In this session, we will explore the multitude of chart types that are possible in Tableau, but aren't considered "defaults." Come learn how to build a pareto chart, hex tile map, trellis chart, heat calendar, doughnut chart, lollipop chart, bump chart (if you must) and waffle chart. We will also discuss the pros and cons of each chart, where you can find a good blog post about each chart and briefly discuss some other popular charts that you can build with Tableau.

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: QS2

Has learning SQL, MDX or Python been on your bucket list for years? In this session, you will be introduced to the wonderful coder-free world of calculated fields, quick table calculations and the analytics pane. In the second half, we'll debug common calculation errors that have first-timers feeling frustrated. By the end of this session, you'll look and feel like a calculation magician, without any need to shell out for code academy.

Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM3

4:00 pm

In 2016, as part of the Makeover Monday project, I completed 52 vizzes in 52 weeks. Far more impressive was my eight-year-old son completed 26. In this talk, I want to contrast my sons approach to dataviz - keeping it simple, collaborating, and having fun, while focusing on the output. To the adoption (or lack of) of a particular data viz at Leicestershire County Council. While sometimes it's a lack of belief or ignorance I'm going to argue that a high tolerance to change will inhibit adoption. Even as a Zen Master why is it hard to get acceptance of data viz in your company. I'll show what I've learned, what I didn't know, in deploying Tableau, some takeaways on doing it better and how an eight year old has helped.

Speaker: Robert Radburn
Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Little Gallery

Have you ever expected one thing but something else happened? Understanding the order of how things get done in Tableau during the execution of a visualization is critical to getting the results you expect. In this session, we will cover the order of operations for data source filters, context filters, top N filters, table calculations, trend lines, reference lines, and everything in between.

Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM3

How do you pull as much meaning from data with as little complexity as possible? This often requires a fine balance between visual presentation, statistics, and calculations, art and analysis. This session will show you how to leap from a paint-by-numbers approach to being a full-on data rockstar.

Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: EM1

Ever wish you could automate some of the mundane tasks you have to deal with each day? With TabCmd, TabAdmin and the REST API, you can. In this session, we'll show you how to use these three tools for programatic tasks related to Tableau Server or Online content, data and users.

Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: QS2