*Schedule subject to change

9:00

Presented in English.

The right combination of people and technology can be powerful for your business. However, harnessing the brilliant minds of many is not always easy especially when the data needed doesn’t exist or it’s skewed. Tableau’s Senior Vice President of EMEA, James Elioart, explores what it takes to discover something completely new and make an impact on the world around you. Understand ways you can successfully foster collaboration, encourage curiosity, and drive impact within your organization using your data.

Speaker: James Eiloart
Level: All Levels
Type: Keynote
Location: Berlin Berlin

10:30

Presented in English.

What are the best practices to get your data ready to viz? In this session, we’ll show you “good” data formatting, great ways to clean Excel data, data unions and how to fix mismatched fields. You’ll also learn join awareness, when and how to pivot, how to deal with missing data, and how best to enhance your data while vizzing.

Speaker: Irina Porodnova
Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Hong Kong

Presented in English.

You've learned about actions and interactivity, but how do you truly implement a 'Guided Analytics' approach? In this session, you'll learn how to take advantage of aggregated extracts, cross-db filtering and more in order to optimise performance and get answers to questions more quickly and efficiently.

Speaker: Steve Oluborode
Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Buenos Aires

Presented in English.

Have you ever wondered how best to structure data for analysis? How does data structure impact what type of calculation to use? Should some calculations be performed before being brought into Tableau? How can you visualize missing data? We’ll tackle these questions by bringing together all of these concepts in a common and real world example – customer lifecycle analysis.

Speaker: Bethany Lyons
Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Washington

Presented in German.

The primary focus will be on the difficulty of integrating extremely heterogeneous data from multiple sources and showing how we we’re able to visualise this data with tableau. Tableau was an ideal solution to bring this data to life. It helped our company tremendously to gain actionable insights on our campaigns. This talk should demonstrate to the attendees that it is possible to build highly customized dashboards with tableau. Additionally, it should show the attendees the possibility of sharing dashboards with clients through Tableau Server and what obstacles we encountered on our journey so far.

Speaker: Moritz Schneider
Level: All Levels
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Sydney

Presented in English.

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.

Speaker: Lennart Heuckendorf
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Singapore

Presented in German.

Are you new to Tableau? Curious about how to build views a bit quicker? Maybe you've created a few workbooks and you've learned how to follow a recipe that someone showed you. That recipe gives you useful results, but now you want to start doing more, become more spontaneous and creative, and start down the road to really mastering the art of Tableau. In this session, we'll show you best practices for visual analysis in Tableau, teach you some core Tableau concepts, and demonstrate useful tips that will help you become a data rockstar. In this session you will learn about:

- Preparing your data in Tableau

- Customizing the fields in your data

- Exploring your data by asking questions and building views to find answers

- Creating dynamic views and filtering views

- Building interactive dashboards

Speaker: Martin Kraemer
Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Bangkok

Presented in English Only.

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

Speaker: David Spezia
Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Mexico City

Presented in German.

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: Christian Bersch
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: New York

Presented in German.

If you're still learning your drags from your drops, and your dimensions from your measures, this session is for you. Learn the fundamentals of Tableau, including how to connect to data, answer statistical questions, build maps, and apply some table calculations in a dashboard you can take with you at the end of the session.

Speaker: Carmen Hernando
Level: Beginner
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Peking

Presented in German.

Since June 2011 TGC has been operating in Berlin. During this time, we have grown from 20 employees to roughly 180, and we are still growing. Gone is the time when all decisions can be made from the "belly". "Show me the figures" should be the basis for all of our decisions at TGC, but where do the numbers come from, which numbers are important for whom, and who should you ask beforehand?

Speaker: Thiemo Harenkamp
Level: All Levels
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Dubai

Presented in German.

If you're in search of more end-user interactivity in your dashboards, this session is for you. Parameters allow you to create user inputs that can be used to adjust measures, swap dimensions, hide worksheets, build conditional logic, and much more. Come learn the basics of parameters from the ground up, and even a few sophisticated parameter use cases.What you will learn:
- What a parameter is
- Simple uses of parameters such as moving averages, what-if analysis, adjusting KPIs, and top N filters
- Sophisticated uses of parameters such as swapping fields within a chart and swapping charts within a dashboard

Speaker: Johanna Knapp
Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Montreal

Presented in English.

How do we change the way we worked with data? Big Bang or inception-style? Thanks to highly motivated analytics teams within different departments, we were able to choose the latter option and build the Tableau-spirit based on multiple small seeds that turned into a big story of revolutionizing the way we see, understand and, most importantly, use data at Lufthansa. Today, you will learn about:

- The first steps we took with Tableau in trying to solve challenges that other tools couldn’t fix

- The way we changed executive decision making at Lufthansa with Tableau

- How we changed the interaction between business and IT

- The lessons we learned and would like to share with you in going forward with your Tableau-adventure

Speaker: Fabian Schmick
Level: All Levels
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Berlin Berlin

11:45

Presented in German.

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

Speaker: Ludwig Ehlert
Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Hong Kong

Presented in German Only.

Do you want to take Tableau adoption at your organization to the next level? Come to this session and learn about the key role IT has in promoting enterprise-wide collaboration and governance based on business value. We will share the insights and detail best practices formulated during implementations at data-driven enterprises. We will finish off by focusing on what is around the corner for IT in the roadmap.

Speaker: Sebastian Gerisch
Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: New York

Presented in English.

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.

Speaker: Archana Ganeshalingam
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Bangkok

Presented in English.

In this talk, Franz Graf and Torben Blümlein will talk about the ambitious data democratization project at Telefónica Deutschland. The aim of the project was to enable people throughout all divisions to work more intensively with data in order to improve our business. The talk will cover a democratization approach, data governance (to ensure privacy and data protection) and most important: the challenge to change an enterprise culture. They will also explain the role of Tableau as the major tool for exploring and visualizing data in a both appealing and effective way as well as the way Telefónica use Tableau to accelerate business and communications to compete in a fast paced market.

Speaker: Franz Graf
Level: All Levels
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Berlin Berlin

Presented in German.

Major Themes for this session include the digitization at CLAAS and how CLAAS enabled employees to make the step from having data to using data with Tableau. Conference attendees will learn the importance of data/analytical tools applicable without deep technology knowledge and analytical skill set. Examples from projects to improve our production, to improve our machines, and to support Sales are presented.

Speaker: Meike Wocken
Level: All Levels
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Dubai

Presented in English.

Want to design outside the box? Tableau's Show Me 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 control chart, an interactive calendar, a pareto chart, sparklines, a slope graph and a donut chart (if you must). We will also examine some examples of popular chart types today in various publications, and how we can create them in Tableau.

Speaker: Paul Bremhorst
Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Singapore

Presented in English.

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. 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: Washington

13:45

Presented in English.

Expand the way you approach data with a look into the future. See how Tableau is building on visual analytics to bring more value to you and others within your organization. Learn about new capabilities coming later this year from Tableau’s Senior Director Product Management, and find out what that means for you.

Speaker: Marc Rueter
Level: All Levels
Type: Keynote
Location: Berlin Berlin

15:15

Presented in English.

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?

Speaker: Konstantin Greger
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Hong Kong

Presented in English.

In the beginning BMG were receiving piecemeal Excel reports by email. Today, any team at BMG has access to one version of the truth via BMG Tableau. But the first vizzes were a flop! This session the best practices that helped with Tableau engagement. It will describe how success was achieved with simple, familiar formats and how to build from there (e.g. drill down, interactive elements). In addition, this session will go over how to optimize load times and create subscription-friendly views.

Speaker: Caroline Zimmerman
Level: All Levels
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Dubai

Presented in English.

One of the most powerful new features in Tableau is cross-database joins, which gives you two methods of data integration: data blending and cross database joins. In this session, you'll learn advanced data blending techniques, an overview of cross database joins, and the situations where each technique should be used. To get the most out of this session, you should have a basic knowledge of data blending, joins, and basic calculations.

Speaker: Mohamed El Jaafari
Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Buenos Aires

Presented in German.

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

Speaker: Florian Ramseger
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Bangkok

Presented in German.

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.

Speaker: Christian Bersch
Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Singapore

Presented in German.

Analyzing sensor data can be overwhelming. How should you structure the IoT (Internet of Things) data? How do you create an overview monitor? How do you know when a certain value is in a critical state? We'll use industry data to demonstrate:

- Why visualizing your sensor data is key to monitoring

- The use of Tableau's analytic functions to find outliers and clusters within your IoT data

- How to create a dashboard that shows you the big picture while allowing you to drill down using dashboard actions

Speaker: Marius Kaiser
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: New York

Presented in German.

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.

Speaker: Oliver Linder
Level: Advanced
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Peking

Presented in English.

Ever wish you could automate some of the mundane tasks you have to deal with each day? With TabCmd you can. In this session, we'll show you how to get started with TabCmd and how to use it to automate tasks related to Tableau Server or Online content, data and users.

Speaker: Christian Reichardt
Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Washington

Presented in German.

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: Seyfullah Ural
Level: Jedi
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Montreal

Presented in English.

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. 

Speaker: Archana Ganeshalingam
Level: Intermediate
Type: Hands-on Training
Location: Mexico City

Presented in English.

Project 'Vizion' was kicked off as part of a small business initiative of less than 90 users to automate and visualize reporting in Tableau. Within two years the Tableau platform has been adopted bankwide with an expected 10,000+ users in the coming year across the firm. The initiative has changed the way users and managers view, understand, and treat their data. The entire process around data analysis, correction, and tracking of data driven processes have been transformed into a single streamlined effort.

Speaker: Daniela Schoof, Quinten Muller
Level: All Levels
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Berlin Berlin

Presented in English,

Find our what are the corner stones to successfully change from a reporting-driven business intelligence set up to a self-service BI environment and how can Tableau support in this transition. Specifically, this session will answer the following questions:

- How to define & setup dashboards & reports that help transform to a data driven company?

- What may be a good organizational set up to support the transition?

- Which steps are required?

Speaker: Stefan Berge
Level: All Levels
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Sydney

16:30

Presented in German.

From July 2015 to June 2017 we implemented Tableau as the new central BI solution at Media Impact, a Axel Springer company. The project was very successful and the feedback was overwhelming, so Axel Springer decided to implement Tableau for the whole company now. I want to show where and how we started and how we solved all the upcoming problems. I want to show the old world and what we created with Tableau.

Speaker: Björn Leffler
Level: All Levels
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Dubai

Presented in English.

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: Timo Tautenhahn
Level: Jedi
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Singapore

Presented in English.

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: Christian Bersch
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Bangkok

Presented in English.

The talk will showcase how Sony Music leverages data and Tableau in order assist our product managers and talent scouts. It will showcase tableau dashboards that help find marketing influencers via Spotify data, as well as identifying interesting content and talent via the YouTube API. Attendees will learn about Tableau features like filter actions, parameters and table calculations, but also how they could set-up there own "Data Visualization StartUp", simply using Tableau and related data tools. From accessing APIs, to data management, visualization and user management on Tableau Online.

Speaker: Ryan Rauscher
Level: All Levels
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Berlin Berlin

Presented in German.

With over three billion active social media users, establishing an active presence on social media networks is becoming increasingly essential in getting your business front of your ideal audience. These days, more and more consumers are looking to engage, connect and communicate with their favorite brands on social media. Adding social media to your customer-centric data strategy will help boost brand awareness, increase followership, drive traffic to your website and generate leads for your sales funnel. In 2017, no organization should be without a plan that actively places their brand on social media, and analyzes their social media data. Once you’ve started diving into social media analytics, how do you bring it to the next level? This session covers a customer-centric data strategy for scaling a social media data program.

 

Speaker: Alexander Loth
Level: Beginner
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Hong Kong

Presented in German.

Is your organization drowning in the data lake too? Leading big data organizations are leveraging a multi-tiered approach to data for consumption in Tableau. In this session, we will:

- Discuss the challenges of visualizing big data

- Establish best practices for leveraging Hadoop/Spark directly and working with data warehouses

- Talk about in-memory Tableau data extracts for fast visual analysis in Tableau

Speaker: Ludwig Ehlert
Level: Advanced
Type: Breakout Session
Location: New York

Presented in English.

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: Selchuk Emin
Level: Intermediate
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Washington

18:15

As our way of saying 'Thank You' for being a part of the Tableau Community, we're hosting an evening that you won't forget. Join us at the close of the final sessions after the first full day from 18:15 - 22:15 for a party to toast to your new-found data skills. Transport begins leaving Hotel Berlin Berlin @ 17:45 Location: Spindler & Klatt

Level: All Levels
Type: Meetups and User Groups
Location: Spindler & Klatt