Free Whitepaper: Three problems to address for effective business analytics

Dr. Pat Hanrahan, Chief Scientist - Tableau Software

This paper discusses the major problems with typical business analytics platforms and how an emerging class of software applications is a refreshing alternative. The new solutions put the power of business analytics into the hands of everyday business users by leveraging visual analysis. Visual analysis enables people to better analyze business data using their natural ability to think visually.

Simplify your analysis experience and gain insight. Read the whitepaper and learn how you can:

  • Generate an infinite class of picture expressions with a single visual analysis interface
  • Start with a simple visualization and incrementally construct views that answer questions
  • Easily switch between different visualizations

About the author


Dr. Pat Hanrahan

Chief Scientist - Tableau Software

Pat Hanrahan is Tableau Software's Chief Scientist. He is also the CANON USA Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Pat's research has included visualization, image synthesis, and graphics systems and architectures. He was also a founding employee of Pixar (NASDAQ: PIXR), where he was the chief architect of the RenderMan™ Interface - a protocol that has revolutionized the modern graphics and entertainment industries. Prior to Pixar, Pat directed the 3D computer graphics group in the Computer Graphics Laboratory at New York Institute of Technology. Pat is the winner of two Academy Awards, the Spirit of America Creativity Award, the SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award and the SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.