On-Demand Webinar

Higher Education Virtual Tableau Day: Moving Forward with Data

Now more than ever, harnessing the power of data is critical in order to quickly pivot and thrive. This holds true whether your school is going fully virtual, taking a hybrid approach, or having students return to campus.

Watch the on-demand recording below to hear how Florida International University, Ivy Tech Community College and Cowley College are moving forward with data and discover best practices from Tableau experts.


Time Session Information
10:00am - 10:30am CDT

Introduction to Tableau in Higher Ed with Tableau's Education team

10:30am - 11:00am CDT

Tableau in Higher Education with Cowley College and Ivy Tech Community College
Listen in on two institutions talking about their analytics journey with Tableau and the substantial impact it is having.

11:00am - 11:30am CDT

Enrollment and Retention with Tableau Account Executives Dan Thill and Spencer Sampson
See different enrollment analytics and the questions it can answer

11:30am - 12:00pm CDT

Classroom Utilization with Florida International University
Learn how FIU is tackling classroom utilization on campus, managed the transition to online teaching, and how that relates to more efficient energy use

12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT

Fundraising/Donations with Datatelligent, a Tableau partner
Watch as they create donor profiles for targeting outreach and analyze financial data

12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT

Tableau Prep Builder with Tableau Solutions Engineers Katie Geno and Matthew Platt
See how you can automate prep flows and update a database

1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT

Tableau Sharing Platforms with Tableau Field Solutions Engineer Dan Bradley
Learn the basics of each sharing platform, how they are deployed and what to consider when evaluating for your campus

1:30pm - 1:45pm CDT

Wrap up and upcoming events

About the speakers


Andrea Garcia

Data Analyst, Florida International University (FIU) Online

Data Analyst for FIU Online since 2015 with extensive knowledge in Tableau analytics and a passion for data. In my current position, I have assisted in building a data-driven culture within FIU Online to support operations such as lead tracking, applicant forecasting, enrollment tracking, student success strategy improvement, marketing strategy development, course design and auditing processes. I have worked alongside external departments providing insight necessary to implement university-wide projects such as course scheduling, student admissions, international student tracking, faculty micro-credentialing, grade tracking and faculty accountability. I have a Bachelor of Science from Florida International University, where I graduated with a degree in I.T. - Software Engineering and a minor in Social Media and E-Marketing Analytics; I am currently working on a Data Science master’s degree. In addition to data analytics and higher-ed, I am experienced in software programming, data mining, web analytics and public speaking. My academic and professional background have provided me with both the technical knowledge necessary to understand the intricacies of data and the insight required to navigate analytics in the higher-ed industry.


Daniel Cespedes

Data Analyst, Florida International University (FIU) Online

Data Analyst at Florida International University vastly experienced in descriptive and predictive analytics in the fields of education (student, faculty/staff, university performance metrics), business operations (financials, inventory, goal tracking, forecasting), marketing (campaign analysis, recruitment, social networks), and human resource analytics. Since 2014, I have been working at FIU Online at implementing a data-driven culture at the department and university level. I have partnered with different units for better insight delivery of learning and academic analytics, as well as enhanced interactive reporting and analysis. I am very passionate in the fields of Business Intelligence, Research, Analytics and Data Mining and I currently hold a Master of Science in Management Information Systems as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and Marketing. Previously, I held the role of Instructional Designer at Florida International University developing online courses for a variety of school/colleges which has given me experience in e-learning and application programming.


Debbie Phelps

Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Cowley College

Debbie Phelps has worked in institutional effectiveness roles for over ten years. Joining the administrative team at Cowley College as the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness in 2018, she also chairs a cross-departmental Knowledge Management team and serves as the campus’ Tableau administrator. One of those crazy data people who really does enjoy coming to work to stare at spreadsheets for eight hours, she’s excited to empower colleagues through the democratizing power that access to data can provide.


Bradley Watts

Executive Director - Data Analytics & Engineering, Ivy Tech Community College

Brad Watts joined Ivy Tech in 2019 with a vision: promote student success through the efficient and effective use of advanced analytics technologies and data science principles while ensuring the security, compliance, and integrity of entrusted data. Leveraging 25 years of data and analytics experience from outside of higher education, Brad is transforming how Ivy Tech uses unique sets of data to create quick, actionable insights. That mission is supported by a team executing against three objectives: Deliver a set of highly-available data & analytics capabilities, as a service, with trusted data that is easily accessible and relevant at every level of operation; Provide advanced analytics capabilities to maintain real-time, functionally-driven strategic measures while providing best-in-state, public data and visualizations; Implement a Data Science Center of Excellence (DSCOE) to leverage predictive analytics capabilities to create next-generation institutional research.


Larry Blackburn

Chief Data Transformation Officer, Datatelligent

Larry Blackburn is the Chief Data Transformation Officer of Datatelligent. He has over 20 years of experience in data and analytics in a variety of industries including healthcare, finance, hospitality, and higher education. His passion is to help organizations realize the value of their data.

Datatelligent is 100% focused on Data, Analytics and AI solutions. Our leadership team has more than 20 years of experience in data, analytics and AI solutions spanning multiple industries. Our focus is to identify opportunities to use our data analytics expertise to help organizations compete and thrive in this data-driven world. We provide a unique Data Analytics as a Service approach, by providing the People and Platform to Partner with our customers to achieve their goals using data and analytics.

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