At Tableau, we believe that everyone should be able to explore their data to find insights that drive action. And in today’s data-driven world, it’s important for leaders to evaluate how emerging trends—from smart technologies to the proliferation of data literacy—will shape how their people understand their data, measure performance, and collectively take their organization to the next level.

We interviewed experts in the industry—including engineers, product managers, and data visualization specialists in the field—to compile the top 10 business intelligence trends for 2019. These trends focus on strategic priorities that will help your workforce do more with data.

Read the full top 10 BI Trends report

A common thread running through the trends this year is the convergence of people, processes, and technology. Data management is converging with business intelligence platforms to link data to context while actionable analytics is merging insight and action to shorten the time and effort between data and decision-making. We’re also seeing rising technologies—like artificial intelligence and natural language—evolving to increase transparency into complex models and augment human understanding.

And that’s just a portion of the 2019 trends. We explore a variety of topics including shifting roles and responsibilities in the age of modern BI, specifically the data scientist role, and how organizations are applying data ethics principles to data collection and sharing in light of regulations like GDPR.

Read the full report, watch the interviews with subject matter experts, and take a poll to tell us if these trends resonate with you. To hear first-hand from experts, join us for a Facebook Live panel discussion during Tableau Conference or join the webinar series.

Help determine the 11th trend

We value your opinion and we want to hear from you! Take this survey to help us identify a community-sourced eleventh trend. We’ll announce the results during a special Facebook Live on November 7th.

Whether you’re a data champion in your department or an executive leading business intelligence initiatives, we’re eager to hear which business intelligence trends will transform the way that people see and understand data in your organization.

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