Introducing the 2021 Tableau Zen Masters

Announcing our 14 newest Tableau Zen Masters who will help lead the growing Tableau Community of more than one million members.

Editor's Note: Tableau Zen Masters are now Tableau Visionaries.

Tableau Zen Masters

It’s our privilege to announce the 2021 Tableau Zen Masters. We’ve selected 14 new community leaders who represent the tenets of the Zen program: teacher, master, and collaborator. Following a decision to invite all 2020 Zen Masters to return for another year as we addressed the needs of our community, these new leaders join the existing 29 for Tableau’s largest, most regionally and linguistically diverse group to date!

When we come together as a community, we’re able to showcase the best of what we can be, and the Tableau Zen Master program illustrates this at the highest level. In selecting Tableau Zen Masters, we focus on efforts to foster technical mastery—but we also seek leaders who demonstrate dedication to the greater good of the community. And with a growing community of more than one million members, the Zen Masters demonstrate innovative, effective, and creative new ways to use Tableau, support our mission to help people see and understand data, collaborate with others to help them become better Tableau users, and lead by example, upholding the Tableau Community Code of Conduct.

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Introducing the new 2021 Tableau Zen Masters:

Alexander Varlamov
Candra McRae
Diego Parker
Filippo Mastroianni
Ivett Kovács
Jim Dehner
Judit Bekker
Pahola Diaz
Samuel Parsons
Satoshi Ganeko
Tim Ngwena
Wendy Shijia 汪士佳
Yupeng Wu
Zach Bowders

We’re also delighted to recognize our returning Zen Masters. Join us in welcoming them back for another one-year term! 

Abisola Oni
Alexander Mou
Ann Jackson 
Azusa Maei
Bridget Cogley
Carl Allchin
Chantilly Jaggernauth
Chris DeMartini
Eva Murray
Joshua Smith
Ken Flerlage
Kevin Flerlage
Klaus Schulte
Lindsay Betzendahl
Lindsey Poulter
Lorna Brown
Luke Stanke
Marc Reid
Mark Wu
Merlijn Buit
Neil Richards
Rajeev Pandey
Ravi Mistry
Rosario Gauna
Sarah Bartlett
Simon Beaumont
Toan Hoang
Tristan Guillevin
Yukari Nagata

Tableau Zen Master Hall of Fame

Entering the ranks of the Tableau Zen Master Hall of Fame, we are honored to welcome Adam McCann, Chris Love, Jeffrey Shaffer, Rob Radburn, and Tamás Földi as our new inductees and thank them for their dedication to the Tableau Community. 

They join Andy Kriebel, Anya A’Hearn, Craig Bloodworth, Jonathan Drummey, Joshua Milligan, Kelly Martin, and Steve Wexler to hold the title of Tableau Zen Master in perpetuity and will be honored in Tableau’s global headquarters office in Seattle, as well as on the official Zen Masters page.

To learn more about Tableau’s Zen Master program and the selection criteria, check out the official Zen Masters page. Updated photos and bios of the new inductees will be posted soon.