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Have you heard the word on the street? Tableau's 2012 Customer Conference coming up November 5-8 in San Diego is the hottest data analytics conference around. FYI - we're not just talking about the sunny weather. The recent announcement of these keynote speakers kicked up the temperature a few degrees. Check back often as we feature customer and staff speakers in a "Speaker of the Week" blog post.
Lehrer has been called "something of a popular science prodigy," by The New York Times, a man of "considerable talents." A graduate of Columbia University with a degree in neuroscience, Jonah Lehrer studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where he received his Masters Degree in 20th century literature and philosophy. He is the author of Proust was a Neuroscientist and How We Decide. Lehrer is a contributing editor at Wired Magazine and National Public Radio's Radio Lab. He has also written for The New Yorker, Nature, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Update August 3, 2012: Jonah Lehrer is no longer speaking at the Tableau Customer Conference.
John J. Medina
Dr. John J. Medina is a developmental molecular biologist focused on the genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders. He has spent most of his professional life as a private research consultant, working primarily in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries on research related to mental health. Medina holds joint affiliate faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in its Department of Bioengineering, and at Seattle Pacific University, where he is the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research. Medina (Meh-DEE-nuh) was the founding director of the Talaris Research Institute, a Seattle-based research center originally focused on how infants encode and process information at the cognitive, cellular, and molecular levels.
See the current speaker line-up here.