Tableau Data Day Out - Melbourne

Main Stage: Grand Ballroom

09:15 a.m. - Guest Keynote: Will Dayble - What do we do when we don’t know what to do?

The rational answer is to batten down the hatches, freak out, and get busy. Will Dayble is going to try and convince us that there are subtler, more practical, and profound ways to break through busy, if we’re willing to take the time to ask ourselves some weirder questions.

Will Dayble

10:00 a.m. - Tableau Keynote: Data Literacy - The Most Important Skill of the 21st Century

Data Literacy will be the most critical skill to acquire in the 21st century. We believe this new skill will change the world in the same way that literacy transformed access to knowledge in the centuries after the printing press. But just having access to tools is not enough. Just as the printing press made books available, people still had to learn to read, the broad availability of data and analytical tools requires a fundamental change in human behaviour. Data literacy is not only about consuming and understanding what others have created but more importantly about the ability to experiment and share our ideas and perspectives.

Mac Bryla, Technical Evangelist, Tableau

11:00 a.m. - A New Day for Data & Role-Based Subscriptions

Tableau is empowering everyone with data! Learn what's possible with Tableau Prep, and hear about the latest features in the 2018.1 release. Whether you're new to Tableau or a long time user, we've got something for you during this session.

We're excited to take you through Tableau’s new role-based subscriptions designed to deliver the right capabilities to the right people and at the right price, which creates more value for our customers than ever before.

We designed the new role-based subscriptions to make buying Tableau easier, from the individual analyst to deploying analytics at scale. We want to remove limits on hardware or infrastructure to give our customers the most choice and flexibility in how to deploy Tableau. Our three new offerings – Creator, Explorer, and Viewer – help our customers empower more people with data.

Jay Peir, EVP Corporate Development and Strategy, Tableau

11:40 a.m. - Customer Presenter: Transurban - From Zero to Enterprise in 18 Months

Michael will take you on the Tableau journey that Transurban have undertaken over the last 18 months which has enabled them to go from zero adoption to Enterprise adoption during that time.
This journey was successful due to the strong collaboration between the business and IT. It relied on passionate, data literate people that had real business problems to solve. This combined with good technology and the appropriate level of governance made the right ingredients for a successful data analytics and Tableau journey for Transurban.

Michael Spence, Transurban

12:00 p.m. - Customer Presenter: Atlassian - Unlocking Atlassian's Hidden Potential Through Data Visualisation

Learn how Atlassian is using Tableau to unlock their data's hidden potential through data visualisation to create actionable insights.

Itzik Feldman, Atlassian

04:00 p.m. - Tableau - Innovation Highlights

Ready to see the next wave of data goodness? Join Andrew Vigneault, Staff Product Manager, and Zac Woodall, Senior Manager, Product Management at Tableau for insight into up and coming releases and future direction.

Andrew Vigneault, Staff Product Manager, Tableau
Zac Woodall, Senior Manager, Product Management, Tableau

Breakout 1 - Grand Ballroom

01:30 p.m. - Customer Presenter: AFL

A look at how previously inaccessible data captured in legacy systems has been bought in to the light and helped to shape changes to the Auskick program.

Ben Kerswill, MSS Platform Development Manager, AFL

02:00 p.m. - Done BI Before? 5 Mistakes to Avoid Repeating with your new Modern BI Platform

Tableau is a Modern BI platform but to get the most from it you do not want to deploy it like the old BI tools in the past. This presentation will go through some of the common mistakes we’ve seen people make in their deployments and what you can do to avoid them. You’ll also learn some tips to help you promote culture change and data literacy to successfully deploy a world-class modern BI platform in your organisation.

02:30 p.m. - Customer Presenter: Westpac

Simply buying the latest BI technology or software doesn’t guarantee a successful self-service analytics capability, nor is it the solution.

This presentation provides one team’s data and people centred approach to building and managing a self-service analytic capability and putting data back into the hands of the people who run the business.

Margarita Moya, Senior Analyst - Data Visualisation, Westpac

03:00 p.m. - How to Make an Impact with your Data: Going from Boring to Beautiful (and Functional)

We sit on a pile of data. What’s the point of having data if it’s not making an impact? We often see customers excitedly pick up Tableau to create visualisations/dashboards with the best of intentions, only to be met with underwhelming feedback, minimal business impact, or even outright resistance from their organisation. This presentation will talk about how you can make more impact with data you have at your fingertips which include a few tips/tricks to help you go from boring to beautiful and hopefully drive change within your organisation.

Cynthia Halim, Senior Sales Consultant, Tableau

Breakout 2 - La Trobe Ballroom

01:30 p.m. - Citizen Data Scientist is the new Data Analyst

Citizen data scientists can bridge the gap between mainstream self-service analytics by business users and the advanced analytics techniques of data scientists. They perform sophisticated analysis that would previously have required more expertise, enabling them to deliver advanced analytics without having the skills that characterize data scientists.


This presentation is about how Tableau and other third-party applications integrating with Tableau can support this emerging group of advanced data analysts.

Mehmet Vanli, Sales Consultant, Tableau

02:00 p.m. - Customer Presenter: Using Analytics and Visualisation to Support Evidence Based Decision Making at Toll

In this data rich world, corporate procurement functions need to look beyond internal company financial data systems and leverage of the wealth of data that lies within supplier data systems. Michael will demonstrate how Toll Group Procurement have used supplier data within the tyre sector to drive efficiency and effectiveness in operations.

Michael Kost, Senior Manager – Data Insights & Continuous Improvement, Toll

02:30 p.m. - From Chaos to Order: Guiding Principles for your Content Management Strategy with Tableau Server

You have multiple sites, hundreds of projects, dozens of site admins, a proliferation of data sources and very little notion of whether your Tableau Server is being used well. Learn how to take this chaos and transform it to a governed self-service analytics platform. This session will discuss focus areas for an effective operating model that will help your organisation achieve the greatest leverage from Tableau Server.

Jason Oakes, Senior Sales Consultant, Tableau

03:00 p.m. - Customer Presenter: HESTA

HESTA has been on the Tableau journey for around 3 years. We started with a conviction to be a data led organisation, and firmly believe Tableau is the right tool to help us do that. But we’ve had plenty of false starts and we’ve learned lots about ourselves along the way. We’ve learned that all-the-data is sometimes too-much-data, and we’ve learned the value of curating and creating knowledge. We’ve learned that not everyone wants to be an analyst, not everyone aspires to be a rock-star data scientist (although everyone DOES want what they can bring to the table) – instead what we have is lots of people who ask really great questions, and incredible capability in pockets that need to be nurtured and amplified. We’ve learned the value of “done, not perfect” and how to iterate quickly to enable the next question, and we’ve learned how to listen to our people and crowd source the next big thing.

Ben Warren, Insights Platform Manager, HESTA