Tableau for the Enterprise: An IT Overview

Marc Rueter, Senior Director of Technology and Strategy - Tableau Software
Ellie Fields, Sr. Director of Product Development, Tableau

Tableau helps people see and understand their data. Gone are the days when insight from data was restricted to a few erudite analysts and IT.

The era of data discovery presents a new set of challenges for IT. There is still the necessity for metadata management, and securing sensitive information. Ability to scale becomes of greater importance than ever—because the value of your data increases and correlates with the number of people who are able to make use of it.

This paper will address all of the these issues and more, so you can ensure you have a solution that can respond to this new, rapidly advancing concept of data discovery and self-service analytics.

About the authors


Marc Rueter

Senior Director of Technology and Strategy - Tableau Software

Marc Rueter is Tableau Software’s Senior Director of Technology and Strategy. Prior to Tableau, he held positions at MicroStrategy and Siebel Systems. At Siebel, he led a team that developed successful applications for retailers. Marc plays an instrumental role in Tableau’s product development, providing critical input based on his experience helping clients with large projects. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer for SQLServer. Marc holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Washington.


Ellie Fields

Sr. Director of Product Development, Tableau

Ellie Fields leads product development teams at Tableau responsible for building analytics that reach more people. Responsible for product strategy and execution for mobile apps, collaboration, alerting, server experience, onboarding and Tableau Public. She's also a regular speaker on Tableau's approach to business intelligence. Prior to Tableau, Ellie worked at Microsoft and in late-stage venture capital. She has an engineering degree from Rice University and an M.B.A. from The Stanford Graduate School of Business.