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2018 Partner Executive Kick-Off

January 29-31 | Seattle, Washington

You're invited!

Join us for this exclusive event for the sales and business leaders of our top partners. Be a part of our FY18 strategy, hear about new program investments and the future of our products. End the night wining and dining with your peers at the partner recognition dinner. Maximize your time with us by attending a full day of content and schedule meetings with our sales leaders to discuss business plans for the new year.

At the event you will:

  • Hear our 2018 priorities and program investments within the partner ecosystem.
  • Learn more about our product roadmap and what that means for the new year.
  • Choose interactive breakout sessions on topics of interest.
  • Connect with other partners and Tableau sales leaders.

The event is free of charge but attendance is strictly by invitation only.

Agenda & Speakers

Monday, January 29

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Welcome Reception

Tuesday, January 30

8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m | BREAKFAST

9:00 a.m - 9:15 a.m | Welcome - Nate Vogel, Vice President, WW Sales & Partner Readiness

9:15 a.m - 9:45 a.m | Keynote - Dan Miller, EVP of WW Sales, Services & Support

9:45 a.m - 10:45 a.m | Partners + Tableau: Winning Together in FY18 - Lynn Smith, Sr. Vice President, Americas Sales & Stan de Boisset, Vice President, Americas Partners

10:45 a.m - 11:15 a.m | BREAK

11:15 a.m - 12:00 p.m | Transforming Customers into Lifelong Advocates - Chris Bates, Vice President, Customer Success & Jill Markoff, Director, Customer Success

12:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m | LUNCH

1:00 p.m - 1:45 p.m | Product Roadmap: Taking Analytics to the Next Level - Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer

1:45 p.m - 2:00 p.m | BREAK

2:00 p.m - 2:45 p.m | BREAKOUT SESSION 1: The Tableau Difference: Positioning Tableau in a Crowded BI Market

2:00 p.m - 2:45 p.m | BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Expand your Market Opportunity with Tableau Services

2:45 p.m - 3:00 p.m | BREAK

3:00 p.m - 3:45 p.m | BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Driving Customer Demand

3:00 p.m - 3:45 p.m | BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Capitalizing on the Embedded Opportunity

3:45 p.m - 4:15 p.m | BREAK

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Thoughts from the Tableau CEO, Adam Selipsky

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks - Stan de Boisset

5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. | BREAK

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Networking Reception

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Partner Recognition Dinner

Wednesday, January 31

Optional sales meetings are available at Tableau's sales office, DATA1. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please reach out to your channel manager directly.

The Edgewater Hotel

The Partner Executive Kick-Off event will be held at the iconic Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

Discounted guest rooms are available for your convenience. Please use this link to make your reservation. Rooms are limited and will be available for booking until the extended deadline of Monday, January 15, or until the block is sold out; whichever comes first.

Room Rate: $199 + amenity fee & tax.

For any additional questions, please email

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to attend the Partner Executive Kick-Off?

There is no fee to attend this event, however attendance is strictly by invitation only. Please do not pass your invitation to other members of your organization - if you are unable to attend please let your Tableau Channel Manager know who should attend in your place and we will send them an invitation. You are responsible for your own travel and accommodation.

Is this event the same as the Partner Summit?

We have changed our partner meetings in 2018. The Partner Executive Kick-off is an opportunity for us to update our top AMER partners and align on priorities for 2018. There will continue to be a Global Partner Summit Day, open to all partners, at Tableau Conference. You can find out more about Tableau Conference here.

How do I schedule a meeting with sales leaders on the 31st?

To schedule a meeting on the 31st, please contact your channel manager directly.