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Tableau Zen Masters

Masters, teachers, and collaborators who inspire the Tableau solutions of tomorrow

Tableau Zen Masters raise the bar of what’s possible

When it comes to mastery of the Tableau platform, the desire to collaborate, and leadership within the community, Tableau Zen Masters are in a class of their own. They share their expertise with others and help Tableau build better products. Recognized for their contributions, they are nominated by the community and represent diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and interests from all around the world. We are lucky to have them as community leaders.

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The Tableau community has given me so many joys and opportunities that it would take me all day to list them! What stands out for me the most is the virtuous circle of learning and sharing.

Meet the current Tableau Zen Masters

The 2021 Tableau Zen Masters include 43 individuals, representing 14 countries, and 4 global regions.

Abisola Oni

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Abisola Oni

Abisola is an analytics professional with over six years experience in driving growth for technology-based businesses. Her interests lie in the intersection of technology, business, social impact and community. Currently at Paystack, a leading payments company in Africa, she is responsible for analysing business patterns, market trends and driving strategic initiatives to support the growth of its key merchants. She discovered Tableau in 2017 when she first started working in the technology sector and has since gone on to found two leading analytics and visualization communities (Lagos Tableau User group and WeVisualize) in Lagos within three years. She realised that majority of the tech communities in Lagos focused on software development and none on data visualization and analytics so she started these communities to fill that gap. Abisola is also a co-founder at Beyond A Curved Spine (an NGO raising scoliosis awareness in Nigeria). When she is not at her computer, you will find her running, traveling, exploring new restaurants or doing crazy things like jumping off a plane.

Alexander Mou

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Alexander Mou

Alexander is a veteran data analyst and visualization expert with a particular interest in efficient calculation techniques. As a prolific blogger with more than 250 posts (https://vizdiff.blogspot.com) filled with tips, tricks, tutorials and templates, he has been a Tableau Social Ambassador since 2016. Although, he has worked primarily in the finance industry, he’s familiar with data sets that extend far beyond into the domains of information security, sales and marketing, server logs and process management. Alexander is extremely talented with Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server and data preparation. He is also a top contributor to the Chinese Tableau community. When he’s not at work, Alexander likes hiking, travel and vizzing.

Alexandr Varlamov

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Alexandr Varlamov

I felt in love with Tableau 4 years ago and has use it every day for 3 years. Currently I'm a lead developer at Playrix, an international developer of mobile games where I am engaged in implementation and development of Tableau. In my spare time I use Tableau to analyze and visualize interesting data, participating in some activities leading by Tableau communitiy. Having a substantial backbround is physics and math, I adore experimenting with data and data visualization sharing the results of the experiments on Tableau Public. I am currently a Tableau Public Ambassador and blogs at https://coolbluedata.com. I am a contributor to the extending Russian speaking Tableau community.

Ann Jackson

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Ann Jackson

Ann Jackson is a cat and logic-loving individual dedicated to spreading her contagious passion for data visualization to the world. She is the founder of Jackson Two, a boutique analytics firm obsessed with helping businesses understand their data. Outside of work she leads Workout Wednesday, a weekly Tableau skills building challenge, as well as her local Phoenix Tableau User Group. She is also the co-host of Hashtag Analytics (#AnalyticsPodcast) with fellow Zen Master Luke Stanke, a bespoke video podcast focused on data and analytics. Ann is known for her clean and highly analytical visualizations, commitment to the community, and infinite love of all things data and Tableau.

Azusa Maei

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Azusa Maei

Azusa Maei is a Business Intelligence specialist and a leader of Viz for Social Good Tokyo Chapter, and a core member of Japan Tableau User Group. Azusa loves to help people solve their problems with the use of Tableau. Her main focus is to create more opportunities for the Tableau Community and has held several large events as well as meetups in Japan. Also, she is the first graduate of "Data Saber", which is one of Japan's biggest education programs. And she had a central role in expanding and improving its program.In her free time, you can find her doing creative work, especially illustration. She loves to see how she can combine data visualization with her illustrations.

Bridget Cogley

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Bridget Cogley

Interpreter turned analyst, Bridget Cogley brings an interdisciplinary approach to data analytics. She focuses on ethics, data literacy, effective data communication, and functional aesthetics in design. She has been a Senior Consultant for the last 6 years and is a 4-time Tableau Zen Master. Prior to consulting, Bridget managed an analytics department, which included vetting and selecting Tableau, creating views in the database, and building comprehensive reporting. She also has experience in American Sign Language, training, HR, managing, and sales support.

Bridget sees Tableau in a fresh and inspiring way. Effective data communication is more than just putting some charts on a dashboard. Bridget holds our hands and gives us great ideas about how to turn a good visualization into an engaging one with a bit of humor along the way.

Candra McRae

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Candra McRae

Candra is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Lumodis, a consulting firm that focuses on data strategy, data visualization, data literacy, and digital experience optimization. She loves making complex things simple and helping people identify opportunities and scale their organizations by putting their data to work for them. She is a leader in the data visualization community and serves as a coach for the global social data project #workoutwednesday.

When she is not showing others how to understand their data or how to tell data stories that inspire action, she enjoys moving the conversation forward related to DEI in tech and data ethics. Outside of her day job, she is a proud wife and mother of one, experimental baker, music lover, and (pre-Covid-19) avid traveler.

Carl Allchin

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Carl Allchin

Carl is the 'Other' Head Coach at The Data School. He spent years in financial services running data functions and teams before moving to The Information Lab and specialising on data preparation and visualisation. As co-founder of Preppin' Data and author of 'Tableau Prep Up & Running', he enjoys the challenge of making data easier to analyse and accessible to all.

Chantilly Jaggernauth

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Chantilly Jaggernauth

Chantilly Jaggernauth is the Founder and CEO of Millennials and Data (#MAD). Through #MAD, Chantilly works to bridge the data literacy and analytical skills gap by training, mentoring, and preparing millennials to enter a data-driven global environment. Her goal is to build a community of millennials who have the analytical skills needed to become data-driven leaders within any industry. In her day job, Chantilly is the VP of Data Visualization and Training at Lovelytics in Arlington, VA.

Chris DeMartini

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Chris DeMartini

Chris DeMartini came to the Tableau community through his work in network graphing. He has focused on incorporating dynamic aspects to his visualizations as well as working extensively with Tableau's Embedding (JS) and Extensions APIs. He often blogs about these techniques on DataBlick and provides open access to his work and techniques through Tableau Public and GitHub. He currently runs the Data Visualization Team at Visa.

Diego Parker

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Diego Parker

Originally from Chile, Diego moved to the UK in 2018 and joined The Data School, part of The Information Lab. There he learned Tableau under some of the best users in the world and set on a mission to create more content and spaces for the Tableau Spanish speaking community. He is co-leader of the LATAM Tableau User Group (#ComuniDatos), founder of aprendetableau.com, and reached 4th place in Iron Viz 2020 with a bilingual visualization. He also loves making Latin American food and drinks!

Eva Murray

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Eva Murray

Eva Murray is a leader in the data visualization community, running the popular global social data project #MakeoverMonday and the speaker platform 'The Maple Square'.

Eva is passionate about helping people understand, work with and fall in love with data by giving them a platform for learning about data analysis and visualisation and for connecting with like-minded people.

Eva is an international speaker on the topics of data visualization, data culture and data communities, has published two books (#MakeoverMonday and Empowered by Data) and is a driving force for women's empowerment in the technology industry.

Outside of the data world, Eva spends time with her black Labrador puppy, Maggie, combines indoor cycling with watching Netflix, has found a passion for baking sourdough bread, loves to cook and uses running and hiking as a way to explore beautiful places close to home.

Filippo Mastroianni

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Filippo Mastroianni

Filippo Mastroianni is a passionate Data Journalist and Data Visualization Specialist. He works at The Information Lab, helping companies make sense of their data and embraces a new analytical culture. Filippo has also several years of experience in online and print media as data journalist, designing engaging graphics and writing news stories for Il Sole24Ore and other media organizations.

His mission is to uncover the news hidden in data, trying to give voice to the numbers and the stories they have to tell.

Ivett Kovács

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Ivett Kovács

Ivett has been using Tableau every day for almost 10 years.

She enjoys developing creative, informative, and functional visualizations to overcome business challenges. She teaches Tableau and data visualization best practice courses and workshops at universities and organizations. She has been a Tableau Public Ambassador for over four years. She has been encouraging the community with her extra-ordinary way of thinking while also helping them learn the newest best practices and evergreen principles.

Jim Dehner

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Jim Dehner

Jim is an independent BI consultant living in Nashville, Tennessee, and brings real world business perspective with over 30 years’ experience in product management and engineering. You may have worked directly with Jim on the Community Forums where he is a 4-time Tableau Ambassador. He is passionate about helping new users on their journey to learn Tableau with How-To and Use-Case examples on his blog.

Joshua Smith

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Joshua Smith

Josh "Smitty" Smith grew up listening to and telling campfire stories by the light of a bonfire; today he uses those same skills to weave stories from data. He combines diverse backgrounds and interests in decision science, creative writing, folkloristics, design, and statistics to help people see and understand their data.

Judit Bekker

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Judit Bekker

Judit Bekker is a Data Visualization Designer from Budapest who loves beautiful things. She believes even small data can have a big impact, that people can only grow by elevating others, and that you don't need to be the best in everything to be the best in something.

Judit is obsessed with arts and design, fonts, books, movies, cycling, plants, food, and so much more. It's safe to say there is more she's passionate about than she isn't.

Ken Flerlage

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Ken Flerlage

Ken Flerlage is an analytics architect, strategist, and evangelist with over 20 years of experience in information technology. He is the Assistant Director of Data Analytics at Bucknell University, where he is responsible for architecture, design, and development of enterprise data & analytics solutions. Ken has been a passionate data hobbyist since he first discovered Tableau in 2016. He's an active member of the Tableau community who spends a lot of his time answering questions on the forums, engaging in data visualization discussions on social media, and blogging on www.flerlagetwins.com, a site that he shares with his identical twin brother and fellow Zen Master, Kevin Flerlage.

Kevin Flerlage

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Kevin Flerlage

Kevin Flerlage has 15 years of professional experience in data analytics and is genuinely passionate about data. He is a Senior Analyst & Tableau Developer at Unifund / Recovery Decision Science, a financial services and technology company led by Tableau Zen Master, Jeff Shaffer. Kevin is also a Tableau Public Ambassador, has four IronViz top ten finishes and is the fourth most favorited author on Tableau Public. Kevin is an active member of the Tableau Community and frequently blogs about Tableau on http://www.flerlagetwins.com, a site that he shares with his identical twin brother and fellow Zen Master, Ken Flerlage.

Klaus Schulte

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Klaus Schulte

Klaus Schulte is a professor of management accounting and vice dean at Münster School of Business. He teaches data visualization and Tableau to his accounting students in MSB’s bachelor’s and master’s programs and also helps clients with implementing data-driven management & accounting. Klaus was introduced to Tableau by Tableau’s very own academic team and discovered his passion for data visualization in various community initiatives like #MakeoverMonday and #SportsVizSunday. He likes thinking about how to use Tableau in innovative ways and blogs about his findings at vizjockey.com. In 2018 he competed on the biggest stage and became the #IronViz Champion at Tableau Conference Europe in London.

Lindsay Betzendahl

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Lindsay Betzendahl

Lindsay Betzendahl is a Tableau Certified Associate with over 15 years working in the healthcare industry, initially as a behavioral health clinician, but moved into data anlytics using Tableau 6 years ago. She currently works as a Consultant at HealthDataViz, a small data visualization company, and is passionate about building beautiful dashboards that deliver clear stories. Lindsay is very active in the Tableau Community and runs #ProjectHealthViz, a monthly community data visualization initiative that strives to ’tell the stories of our health’. She is currently a Tableau Public Ambassador and blogs at https://vizzendata.com. Lindsay is also a working wife/mother to two and strongly believes in connecting women in the data visualization field. Through her #MomsWhoViz initiative, she is building a network of data-driven mothers. Empowering and supporting others in the field is one of Lindsay’s top values.

Lindsey Poulter

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Lindsey Poulter

Lindsey enjoys creating user interfaces in Tableau through features such as set and parameter actions. She combines business strategy with design best practices to build innovative dashboards. Lindsey competed in the 2019 Iron Viz contest and was previously a Tableau Public ambassador.

Lorna Brown

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Lorna Brown

Lorna is a speeding tipping magician, who loves to give back to the community. She started her journey as part of the Information Labs Data School in 2015. Lorna co-leads two community projects, Workout Wednesday with Zen Masters Ann Jackson and Luke Stanke, along with other community members, and Tableau Tip Tuesday with Hall of Fame Zen Master Andy Kriebel. She also co-leads the North West UK Tableau User Group in her spare time. The community is a big part of Lorna, and she wants to do all she can to give back. Lorna loves her cats and sports, especially Rugby League.

Luke Stanke

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Luke Stanke

Luke has been developing high-end, scalable data science and data visualization solutions for more than a dozen years. He is a Partner at Tessellation, an analytics consultancy. His innovative approach to visual analytics distills complex data into easy to understand, actionable data products. Luke leads Workout Wednesday, a weekly challenge where participants rebuild a dashboard from scratch using predefined requirements and a fully built dashboard as inspiration. Luke is a teacher at heart and has trained more than one thousand global users on how to analyze their data using Tableau. He is also a Tableau Social Ambassador and shares his in-depth knowledge on Data Coach YouTube–which features six minute videos called Tableau 360 and long-form discussions called How To Tableau.

Marc Reid

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Marc Reid

Marc is a data visualisation designer with a background in software engineering and business analysis. He focused on visual analytics using Tableau after joining the Data School program at The Information Lab in 2017. Marc enjoys experimenting with Tableau's new features and is a frequent contributor to the beta program. As a Tableau Public Ambassador, Marc is always learning from the creative Tableau community and shares his own knowledge of Tableau and data visualisation at https://datavis.blog. When not building visualisations, Marc enjoys travel and photography.

Mark Wu

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Mark Wu

Mark’s knowledge of Tableau server is among the best. Mark drives one of the largest Tableau server deployments in the world. He has unique skills in server automation, Center of Excellence, and enterprise Tableau governance. Mark has been a leader in Tableau Server Admin forum.

Merlijn Buit

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Merlijn Buit

Merlijn Buit is the founder of AppsforTableau and Senior Tableau Consultant at Infotopics. Merlijn specializes in developing top-notch Extensions like Show Me More and SuperTables. With his games like Mario in Tableau and TableauCraft, he blew the minds of the Tableau Community. And his Photoshop in Tableau dashboard became the ultimate benchmark for the Hyper Engine Dev team. Merlijn has a passion for Programming, Data Analytics, and teaching colleagues in becoming better Tableau Analysts. In his free time, he likes to cycle and speed skate.

Neil Richards

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Neil Richards

Neil is a UK based Zen Master who joins for a second stint having previously been a Zen Master in 2018. A passionate advocate of Tableau Public, he has been a Tableau Public Ambassador for over three years, regularly sharing visualisations that demonstrate the full capabilities of Tableau for data art as well as data analysis. Neil is Knowledge Director for the Data Visualization Society (datavisualizationsociety.com), a post he proudly holds despite reluctantly having to spell Visualization with a Z, and is also an active Board member of Viz for Social Good (vizforsocialgood.com). Neil regularly shares his thoughts on data visualisation and design on his blog questionsindataviz.com. Professionally, Neil has responsibility for data visualisation education and evangelism in his role within Groupon’s Analytics Center of Excellence, proving that he can equally well promote simple analytical visualisations and visual best practice, if he must!

Pahola Diaz

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Pahola Diaz

I love to travel, to know new cultures and to share with my family. My life with Tableau started in 2016, I enjoy learning, sharing knowledge, and nurturing information to this valuable community.

But not everything is work related, I also consider myself an adrenaline junky, I love to drive fast, skydiving and roller-coasters.

Rajeev Pandey

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Rajeev Pandey

Rajeev is a three times Tableau ambassador, tableau featured author and a technical book reviewer working as a senior Data Analyst with AirAsia, Malaysia. His passions include training, mentoring and empowering people gain insights and make valuable contributions to their respective firms. He's the author of two blogs, TableauLearner and https://vizartpandey.com/ helping beginners to experts find analytical solutions. Rajeev, has consistently contributed to the development of a tableau community across firms in India, helping engage young professionals find sustainable and scalable solutions for day to day business problems. His commitment to the enrichment of content as well as exchange of innovative ideas and grooming has earned him the unique place of the only Tableau Zen Master from India.

Ravi Mistry

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Ravi Mistry

After falling in love with Tableau when playing with public football data, Ravi has used Tableau every day for almost 5 years. He is a consultant, trainer and works in Customer Success at The Information Lab. A huge Tableau evangelist, he also has a love for sports, media and technology.

Rosario Gauna

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Rosario Gauna

Rosario is a professional in Data Analytics and Business Intelligence and passionate about logic, mental challenges, and learning. She is a wife and mother based in Monterrey, Mexico. Rosario works at Tecnológico de Monterrey, the largest private university in her country. Rosario loves using Tableau to help people see, explore, and better understand their data to make informed decisions. She is proud to belong to the Community of Tableau, where we support, learn, share, and have fun. Rosario's blog was born with the spirit of sharing her journey in learning and developing her technical skills, mainly those obtained by participating in the #WorkoutWednesday project. She hopes with this help, people overcome the initial problems and/or fears towards technical challenges and that by accumulating tips and tricks, they can be able to solve new challenges and enjoy their work with Tableau even more.

Samuel Parsons

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Samuel Parsons

Sam is Lead Data Visualisation Developer for Dyson Technology Limited, working within its Global Quality and Sustainability team. Sam utilises Tableau everyday with a remit to continually push visualisation thought leadership, level-up and create core content, and produce data-led posters / infographic designs. His background is in Product Design and Finance & Analytics, but his real passion is centred on visualisation design, exploring what ‘good’ data design is and how that can encourage enablement and engagement. A lot of this experimentation and exploration is done through Sam’s use of his own Tableau Public profile and his own blog, ReflectionsInDesign.com. In his spare time, Sam loves to provide feedback to the #datafam, get creative with his children and walk and train his two St Berdoodles dogs.

Sarah Bartlett

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Sarah Bartlett

Sarah is a BI & Analytics Consultant at Slalom London and has been working in analytics for over 10 years. Sarah was introduced to Tableau in late 2014 whilst working as an analyst and soon discovered her passion for data visualisation through participating in various community initiatives including #MakeoverMonday and #VizForSocialGood. In 2018, Sarah competed on stage at Iron Viz Europe and the experience prompted her to launch #IronQuest; a community data visualisation initiative designed to prepare individuals for the Iron Viz feeder competitions. #IronQuest gives participants an opportunity to practice sourcing data, refine their design, storytelling and analysis skills whilst also providing a platform for participants to showcase their amazing visualisations. Sarah is currently a Tableau Social Ambassador and is passionate about welcoming newcomers to the Tableau Community.

In her spare time, Sarah co-leads London Tableau User Group and enjoys sharing vizzes on her favourite music genre; hip hop!

Satoshi Ganeko

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Satoshi Ganeko

Satoshi Ganeko is a data analyst and a business Intelligence specialist in an airline company. He is also in charge of introducing and coaching Tableau in his company.

He is a leader of Viz for Social Good Tokyo Chapter, and a key member of Japan Tableau User Group.

He regularly participates in Makeover Monday, Viz for Social Good and SDGs viz projects.

Sometimes, he enjoys using Tableau to create math arts. His vizzes on Tableau public are over 300.

He loves Tableau and data visualization. His main focus is to utilize Tableau fully and tell the possibility of Tableau.

Simon Beaumont

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Simon Beaumont

Simon is Director for JLL's Business Intelligence Centre of Excellence and he supports a team of analysts to translate complex data into meaningful business insights for operational and senior leaders. He is passionate in his belief that a Centre of Excellence must be more than just technical excellence, it should be underpinned by a culture of continuous learning, innovation, and collaboration; beliefs that were all founded on his regular interactions with the Tableau Community. In his spare time Simon's passion is sports; in 2018 he combined his love of data and sports to help co-found Sports Viz Sunday, a community data visualisation initiative to help showcase the amazing sporting visualisations created across the Tableau Community and to help connect like-minded individuals.

Tim Ngwena

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Tim Ngwena

Tim’s first version of Tableau was version 7 back in 2014. Since then, he’s consulted and trained a range of clients whilst working for The Information Lab in the UK. He runs a YouTube channel that shares Tableau explainers and when not using Tableau, he’s a proud dad, fiancé, vizsla-crazed F1 fan who also fancies himself as a creator, gamer, podcaster and drone hobbyist.

Toan Hoang

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Toan Hoang

Toan Hoang has over 15 years of experience in Business Intelligence, Data Management, Big Data, Data Lakes, Internet of Things (IoT), Data Visualisation and the Data Analytics space; the last six years has been dedicated to delivering end-to-end solutions using Tableau. Toan is the Founder of Tableau Magic and provides services in Data Strategy, Data Management, Data Education and Data Visualisation. For those who want to improve their Tableau skills, Tableau Magic also provides tutorials for all levels and is known for tutorials on sophisticated and bespoke (custom) data visualisations that push the boundaries of Tableau. In his spare time, Toan is an avid programmer, Salsa instructor and events promoter, plays the piano to relax, and on top of that he loves to talk technology, data and Tableau. #TalkDataToMe

Tristan Guillevin

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Tristan Guillevin

In 2017, Tristan Guillevin won the Iron Viz competition in Las Vegas. Since then, he helps other people grow their Tableau skills by making webinars, conferences, blog articles, and a book: "Getting Started with Tableau 2019.2" Since May 2018, he's working at Ogury as a Data Visualization Expert.

Wendy Shijia 汪士佳

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Wendy Shijia 汪士佳

Wendy is a user experience designer based in Shanghai, China. She has over ten years of experience in interface design. As a freelancer, she is always learning new skills to keep herself competitive and up-to-date.

Wendy started to use Tableau at the end of 2018 in a training program. She soon discovered her passion for data visualization. Since then, Wendy has spent most of the time after work on personal projects and engaging with the Tableau community. She regularly posts on Tableau Public, aiming to tell visual stories to the community on topics that she has found interesting and/or important in her daily life.

At the beginning of 2021, Wendy started to work as a data visualization designer. She aims to support the clients with her passion and design experience to translate data into insights.

Yukari Nagata

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Yukari Nagata

Yukari Nagata is CEO of PATH data analytics&visualization consulting and the the founder of data owned media Data Viz Lab" and provides services in Data strategy, Data analytics, Data visualization and Data education. She supports the clients to translate complex data into meaningful business insights for leaders. She is passionate in belief that Center of Excellence and continuous learning must be more critical whenthan just individual technical excellence we think about real data culture. She is the author of the book of data visualizaion design and the head of Japan TUG.

Yupeng Wu

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Yupeng Wu

Yupeng is perhaps the best representation to fulfill the statement --“tableau can help people (esp. Not-it users) to see and understand data".

Several years ago, Yupeng was then the Chairman Assistant and Business Analyst in a Retail company. Same as other analysts in China, he struggled to derive insight from many different reporting tools for Managements. However, only Tableau was able to help him to ask questions , get the answer and ask follow up questions from data within one visual interface to provide the accurate insight and helped Management team made data driven decisions.

To make full use of Tableau in different business environments, Yupeng began to study in Tableau intensely, especially LOD calculations in different business environments. Meanwhile, Yupeng documented his experience and practical methods in blogs and launched an activity named “Zero Master”, trying to help business users without IT background to apply and master tableau skillsets in their business.

Now, he became one of Tableau Partner from a passionate tableau user, to share his best practices to wider scale of users in China.

During the outbreak of COVID-19, Yupeng summarized his extensive tableau knowledge accumulated from past years, he completed and published a book “Data Visualization-Tableau Principle and Best Practices”(in Chinese Tableau原理可视化分析最佳实践), which is ranked best seller in Tableau related books and being translated by passionate users in English to benefit more diversified global users.

Zach Bowders

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Zach Bowders

Zach is a strong advocate for doing what you love. From vizzes dissecting pop culture hits to his award-winning Data+Love podcast or his time spent encouraging and supporting others, his love for data and the community surrounding it is clear. His efforts have made him a 2-time Vizzie Award winner, 5-time VOTD recipient, and a Tableau Ambassador. Zach brings this passion to his daily professional work as a BI Specialist at JLL.

Yvan Fornes

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Yvan Fornes

Passionate Data Analytics professional with over 10 years of experience in this field in the Travel industry (Airline & Hotel). Yvan Fornes is a former Tableau Zen Master and an Analytics Business Consultant at Amadeus, the leading IT solutions provider for the travel industry. He helps Airlines to detect revenue opportunities by analyzing and visualizing data. Yvan started his career in Hotel Revenue Management, the department that set the room prices, working for the Marriott Group and, later for the Louvre Hotels Group where he was responsible for data analysis and business intelligence. In 2000, he started working for Air France Revenue Management and was quickly promoted to Revenue Management Team leader on Air France's domestic routes. In 2005, Yvan joined Amadeus as an Airline Inventory Product Manager. He was in contact with the world's leading airlines such as Air France, Lufthansa, Singapore, Finnair, SAS.... In 2012, before his current role, as a consultant for 9 Airlines during 3 years, he used Digital Analytics to help his customers to optimize their websites by improving their Search Engine Optimization (SEO), their advertising campaigns ROI (PPC, display, email...) and their conversion rate.

Yoshihito Kimura

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Yoshihito Kimura

The Last Samurai who really hopes to spread Tableau in Japan.

Shinichiro Murakami

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Shinichiro Murakami

Shin is always active on the Forums and has been a Top Contributor for more than 12 months. He has more than 825 “correct answers” in the Forum just within the calendar year 2017 alone. Shin has been using Tableau since 2014 and joined the Forum from October 2015. Since then, he has continued to answer a wide variety of questions and has provided support to thousands of people. You can also find him on Twitter, Tableau public and his own blog.

Shin is a Senior Supply Chain Planner within the Semiconductor Industry. In the Tableau community, he became recognized as a Tableau Ambassador from 2016. He has gained more than 80,000 points through Forum activity, which is the 2nd highest score among more than 60,000 community participants.

Shin’s goal is to allow people to enjoy using Tableau more.

Ryan Sleeper

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Ryan Sleeper

Ryan Sleeper is an independent data visualization designer, author, speaker, trainer, and consultant specializing in Tableau.

He is a 2X Tableau Zen Master, 2013 Tableau Iron Viz Champion, author of the 2015 Tableau Public Visualization of the Year, and author of Practical Tableau (O'Reilly).

Paul Banoub

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Paul Banoub

Paul is the director of Agile Business Intelligence at UBS investment bank in London. He is responsible for the design, engineering, and support of a global, enterprise-scale Tableau Centre of Excellence supporting almost 12,000 users. Paul has developed one of the most dynamic and well-respected Tableau Server deployments in Europe, with user empowerment, community, and training at the heart of the service. Paul is highly active in the Tableau community (Twitter @paulbanoub) and blogs regularly at www.vizninja.com.

Mike Cisneros

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Mike Cisneros

At various times in his career, Mike has been: an editor; a software developer: a graphic designer; a data analyst; and an online community builder. Today, he uses the skills learned from all these disciplines to provide elegant, persuasive, and effective data visualizations, for fun and profit.

Lilach Manheim

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Lilach Manheim

Lilach blends together a background in art history and human-centered information design to tell visual stories. She is also known across the Tableau community as the world's biggest dot plot evangelist. Lilach is currently Sr Data Visualization Designer, Center of Excellence at Visa

Ken Black

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Ken Black

Ken Black first discovered Tableau in 2008, and he has been using it to investigate business, sports, and scientific data ever since. Ken has focused on developing techniques for efficiently exploring huge data sets, with the goal of concisely explaining insights to diverse project teams. Ken is skilled in data analysis, visualization and animations, computer programming, mathematical and numerical modeling, data mining, and discovering unknown aspects of business performance hidden in large data sets. Ken enthusiastically writes articles about his Tableau usage and teaching, as well as producing specific technical training videos on his blog at DataBlends.us.

Emma Whyte

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Emma Whyte

Certified Tableau Trainer and Consultant in the UK with The Information Lab. Tableau Server and Desktop Certified. Data Vizzer, cyclist, hiker, general outdoorsy person, and occasional baker.

David Murphy

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David Murphy

David Murphy, aka Datasaurus Rex, is unique. He’s a leader in the field of people tackling unexpected topics (deaths in Game of Thrones, scoring patterns on TV quiz shows) with Tableau visualizations, his YouTube channel and humour. In fact, he’s the only person in this field and it’s for this reason he’s a Zen Master.

Ramon Martinez

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Ramon Martinez

 

Richard Leeke

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Ryan Robitaille

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Ryan Robitaille

 

Tableau Zen Master Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Zen Masters serve at least 5 terms and are selected based on overall contributions to and stewardship of the Tableau Community. We are privileged to recognize these individuals for their dedication to the Zen Master Program.

Adam McCann

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Adam McCann

Adam is the Vice President of Analytics at KeyMe. At KeyMe he is responsible for building pricing algorithms, identifying new kiosk locations, and analyzing business patterns. In addition, Adam oversees all digital marketing efforts including SEO and SEM optimization. Adam has more than 15 years of experience in data science and analytics with proven ability to transform the way organizations use data. His technical experience includes machine learning, data mining, natural language processing, and data visualization. Prior to joining KeyMe, Adam built and managed data science teams at Deloitte Consulting in Washington, DC.

Andy Kriebel

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Andy Kriebel

Andy Kriebel is one of the most prolific Tableau bloggers on the planet. He uses his expertise to help all levels of Tableau users, whether they are beginners or advanced. He’s been helping people improve their visualization skills for years, and this year’s #MakeoverMonday project has been one of the biggest social data projects of the year.

Anya A'Hearn

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Anya A'Hearn

The founder of DataBlick, Anya has long been a source for serious data wrangling and aesthetics. Blending her background in economics and product design Anya specializes in creating dashboards that are as useful as they are beautiful.

Chris Love

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Chris Love

Chris uses his advanced skills not to blow us away with technical mastery but to teach us to keep things simple. This is a vital skill. While we get to see his mastery in his work on Tableau Public, we also appreciate his focus on helping the people who are new to Tableau, or those who just need to do the simplest thing possible to bring change in their organization. He uses his expertise to promote simplicity, not just advanced uses of Tableau.

Craig Bloodworth

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Craig Bloodworth

Craig’s knowledge of Tableau’s APIs and Tableau Server is among the best. He shares all the tools he builds. He has been a leader in the Web Data Connector space and came second in our WDC competition. He has also worked on other tools for the community, including Yupana, a tool which provides easy metrics for Tableau Server users.

Jeffrey Shaffer

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Jeffrey Shaffer

Jeffrey A. Shaffer is the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics at Unifund. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati teaching Data Visualization where he was the 2016 Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year. He is an author of The Big Book of Dashboards and is a regular speaker on the topic of data visualization and Tableau training at conferences, symposiums, workshops, universities, and corporate training programs. He was the winner of the 2014 Tableau Quantified Self Visualization Contest which led him to compete in the 2014 Tableau Iron Viz Contest. His data visualization blog DataPlusScience.com and The Big Book of Dashboards were on the shortlist for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards and his Beautiful Trash visualization was on the longlist and featured as one of the 75 best Infographics of 2017 by Column Five Media.

Jonathan Drummey

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Jonathan Drummey

Jonathan has been at the centre of the Tableau Community Forums for years. His understanding of the product is almost unique amongst our customers, and his ability to transfer that skill into solutions for the rest of us is amazing. Behind the scenes, Jonathan engages closely with the Tableau development team, helping us improve our products. He has also done great work with the Tableau Foundation.

Joshua Milligan

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Joshua Milligan

Joshua Milligan is a four-time Tableau Zen Master. His passion is training, mentoring, and helping people gain insights and make decisions based on their data through visual analytics using Tableau and data prep using Tableau Prep Builder & Tableau Prep Conductor. He is a principal consultant at Teknion Data Solutions, where he has served clients in numerous industries since 2004.

In 2017, Joshua was one of three Iron Viz finalists and competed on the big stage in Las Vegas. He is the author of the book Learning Tableau, now in its second edition and is working on the third. He lives with his wife and three children in Tulsa.

Kelly Martin

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Kelly Martin

Kelly worked as a senior data analyst since 2000 and has an education in demography; the study of population patterns and behaviour. (MA, thesis defended 2001). She has worked in health care (public health, cardiology), child protection services, and telecommunications and is skilled in social research methods (including data analysis), statistics, SQL and Tableau.

Kelly was one of our original Tableau Zen Masters and was in the program for four years. She stepped back from contributing to the community when she was diagnosed with cancer. She passed away on September 30, 2019 at the age of 58.

At Tableau, we will remember not only her skills but also her humility, one of the fundamental tenets of a successful community: Kelly shared ideas with the purpose of helping others, not for the sake of herself. In honour of Kelly’s many contributions, we are adding her to the Zen Master Hall of Fame.

We send our best wishes to her family and friends. She will be missed.

Robert Radburn

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Robert Radburn

I started working for Leicestershire County Council 18 years ago as part of the then Research team. But it was in 2011 that things really changed when I downloaded Tableau for the first time. Five (long) years later, in December 2016, we deployed Tableau Server across the Council. Currently, I'm called a Business Intelligence Development Team Leader. My job is to ensure the success of the Tableau deployment. I'm responsible for a team of developers that accesses Council data. Then wrangler it and add into our own database to allow analysts to plug in and viz. I'm also known to help with the vizzing.

In any spare time, I write data-driven stories with Tableau and Chris Love as the Data Beats on Medium (https://medium.com/@databeats), and create too many spatial treemaps.

Steve Wexler

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Steve Wexler

Steve Wexler is the founder of Data Revelations and co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios (Wiley, 2017).

Steve has worked with ADP, Gallup, Deloitte, Convergys, Consumer Reports, The Economist, ConEd, D&B, Marist, Cornell University, Stanford University, Tradeweb, Tiffany, McKinsey & Company, and many other organizations to help them understand and visualize their data. Steve is a five-time Tableau Zen Master, Iron Viz Champion, and Tableau Training Partner.

His presentations and training classes combine an extraordinary level of product mastery with the real-world experience gained through developing thousands of visualizations for dozens of clients. Steve has taught thousands of people in both large and small organizations and is known for conducting his seminars with clarity, patience, and humor.

Tamas Foldi

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Tamas Foldi

The white-hat hacker of Tableau Server, Tamas breaks Tableau Server so you don’t have to. His extensive knowledge of Tableau Server and its APIs allows him to manipulate Tableau like no other person. Fortunately, he uses these skills to build and share incredible tips for the Server admin community. He strives to help customers and advises the Tableau development team on ways in which we can improve our products.