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How to create a strong data culture

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Join us to learn the secrets to a thriving business and how Tableau can help you connect your data, uncover advanced insights, and create a strong data culture to unleash the full power of your data.

 

About the speakers

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Mark Nelson

President and CEO, Tableau Software

Mark Nelson is President and CEO at Tableau Software. He sets the vision and direction for Tableau, and oversees company strategy, business activities and operations. Prior to becoming President and CEO, Mark was the Executive Vice President of Product Development for Tableau, leading the global engineering and product teams. Under his leadership, both teams helped the company broaden and deepen its industry leading analytics platform to support customers globally.

Prior to Tableau, Mark was the Chief Technology Officer at Concur, where he was responsible for all aspects of product development, as well as hosting operations for their SaaS services and Concur's internal IT function. He also spent 17 years as Vice President and Architect at Oracle. Mark has also served as a board member at the Data Integration company Talend and has advised various startups. Mark holds a B.S. in General Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Francois Ajenstat

Chief Product Officer, Tableau

Francois Ajenstat is Tableau's Chief Product Officer. Francois Ajenstat is responsible for Tableau's overall product strategy and oversees the product portfolio including product packaging, pricing and product positioning. He is also responsible for evangelizing Tableau's products with customers and partners and incorporating customer and partner feedback into the strategic vision of the Tableau portfolio. Francois brings a wealth of product management experience in the business intelligence industry. Prior to joining Tableau, Francois worked at Microsoft for 10 years in a number of different groups including SQL Server, Office and Trustworthy Computing. Before that, he worked for Cognos Corporation (acquired by IBM) leading strategic alliances with key industry partners such as IBM, HP, and Microsoft.

The first time Francois saw Tableau, over 10 years ago, he recognized the potential to transform the industry and revolutionize how people work with data. "I knew I needed to be part of what was to become an entire new era in business analytics and it's been incredible to be part of the team that is making that vision a reality."