9:00

Join Jock Mackinlay, VP of Research and Design at Tableau, as he describes how he used a linguistic approach inspired by the work of Jacques Bertin to influence the development of visual analysis. He will share the journey from his days at Stanford while studying for his PhD, continuing right up to present day with his current work as the VP of Research and Design at Tableau Software. Jock will conclude with some thoughts about the future of visual analysis.

Speaker: Jock Mackinlay
Level: Beginner
Type: Keynote
Location: Galaxy Ballroom CDE

10:15

If you are familiar with calculated fields and are ready for a new level of analysis, join us for the introductory class on Level of Detail (LOD) expressions. Attending this session will enable you to articulate the meaning of "Level of Detail," incorporate best practices and use cases with LOD expressions in your daily flow, and demonstrate how they differ from other calculations. Get ready to ask new questions of your data, and have the freedom to show the answers how YOU want!

Attending this session will enable you to:

•       Articulate the meaning of "Level of Detail" and how these LOD expressions are different than other calculations

•       Create and implement simple yet powerful LOD Expressions

•       Incorporate best practices for daily use

Speaker: Ryusuke Ashiya
Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Kaede A

Okay, now you know what Level of Detail (LOD) expressions are, and you know how to use them, but can you wield them like a powerful Jedi? In this session, we will examine real world challenges solved through the application of LOD expressions. Come prepared with prior experience using LODs and a comfortable understanding between the different LOD types (FIXED, EXCLUDE, and INCLUDE).

Level: Jedi
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Kaede B

This project was launched to implement a system to utilize the data more effectively at the management meeting by adopting Tableau. After implementing the new system, the number of work steps was reduced by 90%. Speakers from Saison Information Systems will introduce how they implemented the system from different perspectives - project leader, project manager and lead engineer.

Speaker: Hideharu Takahashi, Takeo Tanaka, Takamasa Sasaki
Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Kiri

Tableau runs Tableau Server internally as a centralized service for every team in our company. In this session you'll learn the ins and outs of how we run Tableau Server at Tableau. We'll break down best practices and strategies we use to deploy and monitor our internal Server. We'll also dish out inside knowledge on how we provide a self-service portal to employees, handle customizations via APIs, and much more.

Speaker: Masaki Iino
Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Star Junior A

Tableau makes exploring your data easy, but what do you do when that data is locked away behind a web service? Is exporting all of your data the only hope? With Web Data Connectors in Tableau, you can now unlock these sources and bring your precious data into Tableau easily from both internal and external web services. Web Data Connectors let you connect to and refresh web data sources by writing some custom code. In this session we'll walk through how these connectors work, how they integrate with Tableau, and look at some real world examples. We'll even write a simple connector and take you through the steps to build, debug, and share the final connector.

Speaker: Kenji Noguchi
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Star Junior B

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.

Speaker: Nanae Matsushima
Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Sakura A

11:30

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.

Speaker: Kaori Tanaka
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Star Junior B

Tired of staring at a blank web page with a spinner? Wonder why your Tableau dashboard loads quickly in Tableau Desktop but takes forever to load on the web? Come learn what factors play a role in how a dashboard performs on the server and what you can do to create better performance for your end users. We'll also share some of our processes for measuring performance and identifying bottlenecks, and how you can apply them in your own deployments.

Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Sakura A

13:30

When communicating with audiences, we need to present data in a way that gives them an accurate understanding of our topic, but often we also need to motivate them to do something with the information. How can we engage both the intellect as well as the emotions of the people in our audience? In this keynote session, Ben Jones of Tableau Public will share some ways to both inform as well as inspire our audience when presenting data.

Speaker: Ben Jones
Level: Beginner
Type: Keynote
Location: Galaxy Ballroom CDE

14:45

There's no magic wand, but you can create magic with multiple marks in Tableau. Come to this session to learn the tricks data wizards use to best utilize multiple marks cards and dual axis charts to create amazing visualizations. We'll teach you how to synchronize axes, and how to best use chart types with multiple marks. You won't be able to help revealing these secrets to all of your colleagues.

Speaker: Lennart Jedele
Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Kaede A

Take your raw data further. Come to this session and go through practical exercises with WINDOW, LOOKUP, INDEX, and other functions, applied to specific business cases. We'll give you a better understanding of the possibilities that table calcs unlock, and how to use them for your own needs. You should have a basic understanding of table calcs and how they are computed on top of aggregated data.

Level: Jedi
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Kaede B

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. 

Speaker: Keiko Iizuka
Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Star Junior B

In today’s business, self-service analytics is a vital and growing trend. But, many businesses still require a structured approval and publication process as the only way to maintain quality. This session will demonstrate best practices using Tableau Server permissions. These permissions, in conjunction with thoughtful user and content organization, make life as an admin easier while managing multiple workflows.

Speaker: Naoko Ozaki
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Sakura A

15:30

Price: 16,000 JPY

This exam is intended for those who have comprehensive understanding of functionality in Tableau Desktop 10 and at least five months of applying this understanding in the product. You can begin this two-hour exam anytime between 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM on this day. Please review the Exam Preparation Guide at www.tableau.com/certification before registering.

Type: Training and Certification
Location: Sapphire

Price: 16,000 JPY

This exam is intended for those who have a comprehensive understanding of Tableau Server 10 functionality in a single-machine environment and have approximately 4-6 months of experience. Typical roles include System Administrator or Consultant. You can begin this ninety minute exam at 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, or 15:00 PM on this day. Please review the Exam Preparation Guide at www.tableau.com/certification before registering.

Type: Training and Certification
Location: Sapphire

16:00

Join us to see how the use of Tableau has spread in-house for the "automatic analysis service" that we are currenlty implimenting. We are aiming to utilize Yahoo! JAPAN's multiple big data storages, Japan's largest portal site.

 

Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Sakura B

This session is a great opportunity for those who just started their Tableau journey. Data visualization basics are a must-have skill set required to make better visualizations. You’ll learn how to create a "cool viz" using Tableau.

Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Kiri

Table calculation or LOD expression? This session will provide you a framework for making the choice. We will cover relevant parts of the calculation pipeline, performance implications, and the suitability for the scenario at hand. And, of course, we'll use real world examples to illustrate each of these points.

Speaker: Kaori Tanaka
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Sakura A

It's no surprise that AWS Redshift is a fan favorite of Tableau users: It's fast, easy, and disruptive -- just like we are. However, if you want to reap all the benefits of combining Tableau and Redshift, you'll need to go beyond simply deploying a cluster and "getting to work." In this session, we'll explore the key skills you'll need to master in order to maximize your Tableau-on-Redshift investment.

Topics will include:

•       An introduction to Redshift

•       Sizing Redshift clusters

•       Basic Redshift query tuning techniques

•       Useful Tableau configuration changes

•       Designing workbooks with Redshift in mind

•       Scenario-based alternatives to Redshift

•       Using Tableau to monitor Tableau-on-Redshift performance

This session is appropriate for both Redshift novices and veterans. However, you should be comfortable with basic database administration tasks and concepts such as indexing, data modeling, etc.

Speaker: Masaki Iino
Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Star Junior B