BBBT - Tableau Software - 2014

21mar9:00 am12:30 pmBBBT - Tableau Software - 2014

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Tableau Software: A peek into V8.2 and ideas that fuel future development


What’s behind Tableau’s explosive growth and what are the seeds of innovation that will allow it to continue to be disruptive technology; how we will continue to delight end users.


Francois Ajenstat – Senior Director, Product Marketing

As Sr. Director of Product Management, Francois Ajenstat is responsible for product strategy and product planning combining customer and partner feedback to set the strategic vision and leading the execution of new features and products. Prior to joining Tableau, Francois worked at Microsoft for 10 years in a number of different groups including SQL Server, Office and Trustworthy Computing. Prior to joining Microsoft, Francois worked for Cognos Corporation (acquired by IBM) leading strategic alliances with key industry partners such as IBM, HP, and Microsoft rounding out his more than 15 years of experience in BI.

Suzanne Hoffman – Senior Director, Analyst Relations

Suzanne has more than 25 years of Business Intelligence experience (long before it was called BI) beginning as a marketing manager for an Insurance company. Using SPSS, the only analytic product available, demographic and policy holder information was analyzed and measured to gain insightful and reusable data. Fast forward a few years and Suzanne spent her formative BI years with the launch team of PowerPlay at Cognos, Metaphor, as it was acquired by IBM, pre-IPO Arbor Software and nascent Hyperion Solutions, before becoming a consultant in the industry. She returned to a vendor employee environment with Tableau more than two years ago to help build the channel organization. She was then tapped to create her current role advising analysts and thought leaders in visual analytics.

Ellie Fields – Senior Director, Product Marketing

Robert Kosara – Research Scientist

Company Profile:

Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. That mission has been our driving force since 2003 and the inception of the company. We foster a vibrant community of more than 17,000 companies and their employees who love to use Tableau to tease out the story the data has to tell. We do this by enabling data enthusiasts with a wide breadth of data access and delivering the performance and insight our users need in their daily lives – without having to rely on specialized knowledge. Gartner recognized Tableau in the recent Magic Quadrant as the vendor with the “highest ability to execute.”

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