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Session 3: Critiquing real-world dashboards

Citing real-life case studies from their book, The Big Book of Dashboards, three data visualization experts share their dashboard best practices, based on over 30 years of hands-on experience. In this session, they discuss six tips and tricks to help you build better business dashboards and discover data-driven insights faster.

Join Andy Cotgreave, Steve Wexler, and Jeffrey Shaffer as they cover:

  • How to build insightful dashboards that work for specific industries and departments
  • Ways to transform a good dashboard into a great dashboard
  • Moving beyond dashboards and into the future

This is part three of the six-part Foundations of Data Visualization series. Join us for the final three sessions as we explore the world of mapping in Tableau.

About the speakers

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Andy Cotgreave

Technical Evangelist Director, Tableau

Andy Cotgreave is a visual analytics expert who has been with Tableau in various roles since 2011 ranging from product consultant to social content manager. He is now Tableau's Senior Technical Evangelist. Prior to Tableau, Andy was a data analyst at the University of Oxford. As a technical evangelist, he helps people see and understand their data using Tableau’s innovative products. Find out more about Andy here: http://about.me/acotgreave.

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Steve Wexler

Founder, Data Revelations

Steve Wexler is the founder, 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 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.

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Jeffrey Shaffer

COO and VP of Information Technology and Analytics, Unifund and Recovery Decision Science

Jeff is a Tableau Zen Master, data visualization professor, as well as COO and VP of Information Technology and Analytics at Unifund and Recovery Decision Science. He is also a data-mining geek and a recovering musician. Check out his blog, Data + Science.

Jeff is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches data visualization and was named the 2016 Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year. He is a regular speaker on the topic of data visualization, data mining, and Tableau training at conferences, symposiums, workshops, universities, and corporate training programs. He is a Tableau Zen Master, and was the winner of the 2014 Tableau Quantified Self Visualization Contest, which led him to compete in the 2014 Tableau Iron Viz Contest. His website, DataPlusScience.com, was on the shortlist for the 2016 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards for Data Visualization Websites and he is the co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards.

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