CEO at Hyvent, former Executive VP at Axel Springer SE
Christoph Keese is the CEO of Hyvent, in part owned by Axel Springer SE and operator of the start-up and networking conference hy! In Berlin. Mr. Keese is a trained journalist as well as studied economist. He was Managing Editor of „Berliner Zeitung“ and Editor-in-Chief of „Financial Times Deutschland“, „Welt am Sonntag“ and „Welt Online“ before accepting executive positions. In his last role as Executive Vice President of Axel Springer SE – one of Europe’s largest publishing groups – he helped transform the company into a digital publisher on an international scale and define its positions on political issues in the evolving digital ecosystem. In 2013 Mr. Keese spent 6 months in Palo Alto / Silicon Valley to explore investment opportunities and has subsequently written a bestseller about how Silicon Valley transforms the world. His new book, titled „Silicon Germany“, was published in September 2016. Other books he has written dealt with capitalism’s effect on society and the art of responsible behavior.
Senior Vice President, EMEA Sales, Tableau
James Eiloart is Tableau Software’s SVP EMEA. James has been with Tableau since 2013, leading the business in EMEA.
With more than 28 years in the software industry, building and leading international sales teams and strong partner ecosystems, James has held executive positions in sales, channel, strategic alliances, and marketing. Prior to Tableau, James was SVP Global Sales at Alterian. He has also served in executive positions at E.piphany and Remedy and crafted his sales skills at Compuware.
James is a graduate of the University of Leeds and holds an BSC (Hons) in Data Processing. When he can escape the demands of his wife and four children, James plays golf, badly.
VP, Research & Experience, Tableau
Jock is Tableau's Vice President of visual analysis. At Stanford University, he pioneered the automatic design of graphical presentations of relational information. He joined Xerox PARC in 1986, where he collaborated with the User Interface Research group to develop many novel applications of computer graphics for information access, coining the term "information visualization." Much of the fruits of this research can be seen in his book, "Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think." Jock has a PhD in computer science from Stanford University.
Senior Director, Product Management, Tableau
Marc is Tableau's senior director of product management. Since version 1.0, he has helped customers, partners, and employees do amazing things with Tableau. Many of Marc's creative workarounds and Goldberg contraptions ended up as easy right-click options in future releases of the product. Currently he helps establish Tableau's strategic direction for analytics, while sharpening his Tableau Jedi skills. Marc has a long background in business intelligence and holds both an M.B.A. and a mechanical engineering degree.
Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
Daniela has worked in Deutsche Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking division for the past 18 years. Currently, she is heading the Risk & Portfolio Management for Deutsche Bank’s Transportation, Infrastructure & Energy financing business and co-heads the European Infrastructure & Energy business. In this role, she needs to analyze a lot of data from different sources and thus requires highly comprehensive and interactive MIS for her daily doing and interaction with different internal and external stakeholders. Almost 2 years ago, Daniela started a self-service business intelligence and analytics initiative based on Tableau to deliver risk, business and client data analysis. The technology has entirely changed the way she deals with and looks at big data. Daniela has studied European Business Administration in Germany and the UK.
Trade & Transaction Operator – COO Operations
Trade & Transaction Operator – COO Operations, Deutsche Bank
Quinten has worked in Deutsche Bank for the last five years in various functions within Loan Operations. Currently he performs a centralized Business Analyst function within the project Vizion, liasing with various Business, Technology and Infrastructure functions to support the establishment of new data feeds and develop Tableau content. Prior to joining the Vizion team he performed a number of Operational and Project Management roles within Operations. He holds a B.S.B.A from Bryant University in Finance and Management.
Architect for Data Science
Architect for Data Science, Daimler AG
Architect for Data Science at Daimler AG. 7 years of professional experience handling large amounts of data, first with IBM Tools, then with Hadoop and Tableau. Multimedia Computer Scientist who has a passion for telling great stories with data and transforming our automotive giant into a data-driven company, globally. Life-Long learner - find a few of my side projects at www.benkku.com
Lufthansa German Airlines
Senior Manager Strategy and Business Development
Senior Manager Strategy and Business Development, Lufthansa German Airlines
Fabian is an airline & aviation professional with experience in airline strategy, finance & controlling, business development, supplier management & procurement, and process management. For many years, he has been analyzing data of various form and shapes for different purposes. He built his first reports in Excel and someday realized there must be something else. Pretty quickly, he developed a profound love for Tableau and its approach of changing the way businesses work with data. When he's not juggling data, he is a sports enthusiast and passionate motorcyclist – hey, this might also call for some cool dashboards.
Transgourmet Contact Center
Project Manager, Transgourmet Contact Center
Thiemo Harenkamp, born in 1974, is a project manager at the Transgourmet Contact Center (TGC), and has been working for various well-known national and international companies in customer service since 1995. As project manager at the TGC, Thiemo Harenkamp is responsible for the introduction of new topics and projects. From the idea to the transfer to the line, the projects are executed and accompanied. For example, the introduction of Tableau.
Senior Data Strategist
Senior Data Strategist, Telefónica
Franz Graf is Senior Data Strategist at Telefónica Germany. He received his doctoral degree in the field of data mining at the LMU Munich before he built up the data analysis department at intelliAd Media GmbH. In this role he also consulted and supported clients in making data-driven decisions. Since 2014 he was working at gutefrage.net GmbH where he acted as an internal data consultant for all departments and deployed Tableau as the Data Vizualization tool for the company. In 2017 he joined Telefónica Germany as a Data Strategist.
Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Manager Business Intelligence
Manager Business Intelligence, Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Ryan Rauscher studied Music Business at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg in Mannheim, Germany. After founding developing and managing Germany's first academic course on digital music business for the Popakademie, Ryan specialized in online music marketing - working for a media agency and Sony Music's sub-label AOR Label Group. Since 2015, Ryan has been building up Sony Music Germany's Data Analytics efforts as Manager Business Intelligence.
Head of Paid Search and Display
Head of Paid Search and Display, HelloFresh
Karl has managed online marketing channels such as paid search, programmatic display, native advertising, video and mobile app install campaigns across multiple geographies. He has used Tableau to extract insights from campaign optimization, cross-channel attribution and even business insights such as top product categories and new changes.
BMG Music Rights Management
Senior Director, Data Insights & Analytics
Senior Director, Data Insights & Analytics, BMG Music Rights Management
Caroline Zimmerman is a Senior Director, Data Insights & Analytics at BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group), where she is tasked with building BMG's data analytics practice globally. Before BMG, Caroline was in the Bertelsmann Entrepreneurs Program, a post-MBA executive leadership program, where she spent 18 months working on analytics projects in various media businesses (digital advertising pricing models, using digital marketing data to predict unit demand, etc.). That's when Caroline learned Tableau, and taught herself machine learning in R. She received my MBA from INSEAD in 2014, where she focused on statistics and big data. In her previous life, she was a literary agent. Today, Caroline brings those experiences together by using data to tell stories.
Digital Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager, Capgemini
Georg Ogulin is a digital marketing manager at the IT and consulting company Capgemini. Their mission is to coordinate the online presence of Capgemini in the DACH region. Georg focuses on the analysis of website usage, search engine optimization and the coordination of online surveys. During his career, he has gained extensive experience in the digital environment and successfully managed numerous online projects. Georg Ogulin holds a degree as a Diplom-Kaufmann from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main.
P3 communications GmbH
Head of Project Support
Head of Project Support, P3 communications GmbH
Michaela manages the project support for P3 communications. She is responsible for the strategic approach to build a group wide expert team for data visualization. Michaela has introduced internal trainings (online and offline), a social media approach for group wide information sharing and supervises the change from company owned tableau servers to AWS.
Senior Analytical Consultant
Senior Analytical Consultant, AZ Direct
Peter has almost 20 years of experience in data driven marketing. As a senior analytical consultant he creates customer profiles with internal and external data that helps his customers’ marketing team understand their customers. For one year now he uses Tableau dashboards to discuss the results and its consequences in depth with his customers. Based on the first data findings spotted and plotted here he creates elaborated scoremodels and segmentation-algorithmns with the IBM modeler and KNIME in order to identify the best possible target group for each individual mailing and for every communication chanel.
CLAAS KGaA mbH
Data Scientist, CLAAS KGaA mbH
Meike Wocken started working as a data scientist at CLAAS in October 2016. Her aim is to establish the new Big Data lab at CLAAS group. Currently, beside supporting the launch of a big data management platform she implements various use cases regarding data analysis in a wide range of fields, e.g. analysis of machine sensor data as well as customer data from the sales process. Before joining CLAAS, she was an IT consultant in the field of SAP CRM and Costumer Analytics.
ERGO Group AG
Customer Experience Consultant
Customer Experience Consultant, ERGO Group AG
Robert, responsible for the reporting of the customer orientation department, supplies NPS results, from various customer surveys throughout ERGO Group, to the C-level executive suite. Prior to this function, he held a number of positions in controlling at ERGO Group.
Together with some of his colleagues, Robert brought Tableau to ERGO Group with the goal of combining disparate data sources and gaining new insights.
Senior Manager Business Intelligence
Senior Manager Business Intelligence, Cyberport GmbH
Stefan has been a Senior Manager Business Intelligence at Cyberport GmbH since 2016. His main role at Cyberport GmbH is in establishing a self-service BI environment for the firm. Previously, he was the head of controlling at Schustermann & Borenstein (2013-2015) and Senior Director Business Analysis at Adconion Media Group (2008 - 2013). At both of these companies he implemented Tableau as Standard BI solution and created a Self-Service BI organization.
Media Impact GmbH & Co.
Senior Manager Business Intelligence
Senior Manager Business Intelligence, Media Impact GmbH & Co.
Bjorn currently works in the Systems & Projects department. He started using Tableau when working as a project manager of the Business Intelligence project at Media Impact. His current responsibilities include overseeing the build of a new data warehouse and user training and support. In addition, he is working on using Tableau to create new concepts for offer and cost reporting for the sales team.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer, OAC AG
Thomas Seßner has an education as banker and worked several years as securities consultant and analyst at Dresdner Bank. He was also working as a free financial consultant for several years in the B2B and B2C areas in Germany and Switzerland. Since 2017 Thomas Seßner is the new COO at OAC AG. His main topics there are sales and develop the business intelligence department.
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer, Hoy AG
Moritz started working at Mediaschneider AG in 2012 and helped building up their digital marketing unit. In July 2016, we founded an advertising technology company called Hoy AG. Together, with Philipp Semmler, Moritz leads the firm as CTO.
Seyfullah is working closely with our Sales and Marketing Team as a Product Consultant. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and joined Tableau back in 2016 after graduation. He works from our lovely office in Frankfurt Germany and is supporting from there our customers in the EMEA region. Seyfullah has a background in statistics and together with Tableau he loves to present difficult calculation in a visual way to provide simple solution for everybody.
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.
Associate Sales Consultant
Lennart Heuckendorf is an Associate Sales Consultant at Tableau. With four years of experience in the business intelligence (BI) and Big Data industry, Lennart is able to be the trusted advisor for Tableau’s customers in the uncertainty of buzzwords and Big Data. Prior to Tableau, Lennart was with T-Systems MMS as a consultant, where he specialized in SAP and Hadoop. He holds a M.Sc. from the University of Applied Science Berlin.
Sebastian spent more than 10 years of his life in the analytical industry. As he is bored in going into the same office each day Sebastian loves to share Tableau's mission "Help people see and understand data" in the entire EMEA region. Remembering the pain of building huge and complex reports in old BI products Sebastian is getting super excited in demonstrating clients how easy it is to get real value out of their data with Tableau. As a real German Tableau-id Sebastian loves beer, football … and of course DATA. Please feel free to ask him for guidance in one of these things … in the Tableau way.
Manager, Product Consulting
Marina is Manager, Product Consulting 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.
Senior Technical Support Engineer, Technical Lead,
Carmen is a Technical Lead for the Tier-1 Team in the Technical Support Team in Dublin. She joined Tableau in June 2014 and has since worked covering multiple language markets. Carmen has a background in Linguistics and Languages and she worked as a teacher in translator, before joining the world of IT at IBM 5 years ago.
Associate Sales Consultant
Konstantin lives and breathes maps and data for the better part of his life, from hand-drawn city maps to complex geostatistical models. With a PhD in spatial information science, proficiency in R and Python and of course Tableau under his belt he's ready to take on any analytical challenge. He also brews beer or geeks out about airplanes in his spare time.
Oliver’s professional background - centered in Information Technology - got its start at IBM as a corporate student focused on the analytics portfolio. His first project - analyzing webstreams within the APAC web analysis team - sparked his interest in data and visualizations. He deepened this passion for analytics after joining the IBM Cognos presales team in 2009 where he was responsible for Germany’s large enterprise accounts. In 2015, he joined Tableau as a Sales Consultant where he helps customers throughout Germany unleash the power of their data, and their people.
Ludwig joined Tableau in 2016 as a Product Consultant in Customer Consulting. Ludwig has guided potential and existing customers to successful implementations and adoption of Tableau as their standard BI platform. Ludwig works now as a Business Consultant in Professional Services, to consult customers on rolling out Tableau as BI platform, implementing projects in Tableau and defining strategies for the successful adoption of our BI solution. During the last 3 years, Ludwig worked as a consultant for multiple international companies, focusing on environmental science and software platforms for numerical modelling. He has comprehensive knowledge regarding GIS tools and databases, ETL processes, statistic and analytics.
Sales Consulting Manager DACH
Paul is a Sales Consulting Manager at Tableau Software and is based in Stuttgart, Germany. He supports customers and partners throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. Prior to Tableau, he has held roles in sales, consulting and solution architecture at BI vendors including Cognos and IBM.
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.
Principal Technical Support Engineer, Technical Lead
Christian is a Principal Technical Support Engineer in the support team based in Dublin, Ireland. His adventure within Tableau started 3 years ago as employee number 14 in the then small team. Among other companies, he previously worked in Symantec supporting Endpoint Security customers and was later responsible for Email Security & Web-Gateway Solutions.
Selchuk has been with Tableau for more than one and a half years. As a product consultant, his mission is to ensure that customers become successful with Tableau by helping them see and understand data. Before joining Tableau, Selchuk worked as a tax consultant at PwC. He holds an MSc in International Economics from Maastricht University (Netherlands) and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University (Turkey).
Oliver Linder is a Sales Consultant for channel as well for customers in DACH. Oliver has dedicated his career to business analytics. Oliver has a vast amount of experience from different angles on BI Tools as he worked for 11 years with and for IBM Cognos. In 2014 he joined the Tableau family to change the classic approach of using data and helps partners and customer to see and understand data.
Timo is a visual analytics powerhouse who has been a part of the Tableau family for three years. Timo had originally been stationed to work out of the Frankfurt office, but his eagerness and ability to understand and relate to our customers has led him to travel throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Timo gets really passionate when you let him demonstrate how to achieve more with the miraculous tool that helps everyone to see and understand their data. Please feel free to ask him for some guidance if you see him preaching on how to do things the Tableau way. P.S. Timo is not a typical German. He can be quite enthusiastic, so please don't get overwhelmed by his passion!
Irina is a Senior Product Consultant for Tableau Software based in London. She joined the company over two years 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.
Associate Sales Consultant
Christian Bersch is an Associate Sales Consultant at Tableau. With 12 years of experience in the market of enterprise software and the second year at Tableau, Christian is able to be the trusted advisor in all questions about the product. Prior to Tableau, Christian was with SER Group as a sales consultant & solution architect, where he specialized big enterprise installations of Enterprise content management and business process management. He holds a B.A. from the South Westphalia University of Applied Science.
Johanna is a Product Consultant at Tableau Software in Frankfurt and focuses on helping small and medium-size businesses to effectively visualize their data. After her Bachelor in Business Information Systems that combined studies with a 3-year trainee program at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, she started her career as a BI implementation consultant. Soon she realized that dashboards were the deliverable that she and her customers cared about most when discussing value and outcome of their project. In 2016 it came as no surprise that she decided to join Tableau and help even more people to see and understand their data.
Customer Success Manager
Martin is born in Germany but has lived and worked in China, United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom over the past 5 years. He joined Tableau as Customer Success Manager over a year ago in the London office and helps customers in the DACH region to get started with Tableau, supports them being successful and to drive adoption. Martin previously worked at Oracle and holds a master’s degree in international business from Hult International Business School.
Product Specialist, Tableau Public
Florian Ramseger is a Product Specialist at Tableau Software, where he helps people tell their data stories using Tableau Public. Prior to joining Tableau, Florian lead different data projects at the International Red Cross and the World Economic Forum in Geneva. He has also worked in academia as a researcher and lecturer for macroeconomics. Florian has a BSc in Economics & Geography from University College London and a MSc in Economics & Economic History from the London School of Economics.
Steve Oluborode is a Sales Consultant for customers in DACH. Steve first contact with business analytics was in 2001 at Cognos. Here he started in the financial department where he worked also with the products of the whole BI stack. In 2007 Steve decided to take a new step in his life and changed into a new role as Presales. In 2016 Steve joined Tableau and is now on the mission to help people to see and understand their data.
Alexander joined Tableau in 2015 as Sales Consultant. He has 10+ years of experience in the Enterprise software space, focused primarily on Digital Transformation, Data Science, and Business Analytics. He guides organizations to evolve their data-driven culture. Prior to Tableau, Alexander was Data Scientist at CERN and worked as consultant for Capgemini and in software engineering at SAP. He also holds an MBA.
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.
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.
Fresh out of university having studied Business Mathematics and Statistics, Archana is a product consultant at Tableau. After discovering that Tableau could have cut 9 weeks out of a 10 week internship(!), she quickly realized the power of visual analytics in helping people understand their data. In her current role, she helps customers across EMEA come to this same conclusion by helping them master Tableau’s innovative products.
For the past 6 years, Ben worked for Capgemini in the area of Business Intelligence. To escape from the typical BI projects, he bounced on the analytic mission of Tableau. In his new role, Ben helps businesses to understand their data and to gain new and decisive insights among huge data amounts. Before joining Tableau, Ben focused on SAP technology, specifically SAP BW and SAP HANA. The Tableau and SAP knowledge complement each other to fulfill the customer’s needs. If you would like to follow Ben's mission, please feel free to ask him for guidance and support.