See how data drives better outcomes

Mark your calendars for Tableau Live — a free virtual event delving into global issues, tailored to the interests of our region. It will be a day of unparalleled learning, sharing, and networking.

Discover new ways to make your organization more data-driven, leverage smart data, and ramp up your analytical skills. Gain knowledge and tools to help you make an immediate impact within your organization. And watch channels tailored to your favorite analytics trends, learning best practices that deepen your Tableau knowledge.

Your Guide to Tableau Live


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Times in Pacific Daylight Time

All sessions stream live in English with translation in Spanish, Portuguese and ASL. Recordings will be available on demand within 24 hours post-event.

9:00 - 9:20

Welcome & Q&A with Tableau President and CEO, Mark Nelson

  Track: What's New in Tableau Track: Data-Driven Innovation Track: Data Skills for All
9:25 - 9:50

What’s New in Tableau 2021.1

Data Innovation: Where Data and Analytics Are Headed

Grow your Career as an Advocate for Data Literacy and Analytics Within your Organization

9:55 - 10:20

What is Tableau Business Science

Aligning Analytics Initiatives with Business Objectives

Data Beyond Dashboards: Using the Entire Tableau Platform

10:25 - 10:55

Supercharge your Analytics with Tableau Data Management

Building a Data Culture to Propel Faster Decision Making

AI & the Analyst: Amplify your Data Skills with new capabilities and Tableau Business Science

11:00 - 11:55

Executive Keynote


  • Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer, Tableau
  • Stephanie Richardson, VP Community Tableau & Tableau Customer Bentley
  • Guest Speaker: Shivvy Jervis, Futurist and Speaker on Human-Centered Innovation
12:00 - 12:25

Data Discussion Panels

  • Data Viz X-Factor: What Makes a Viz Go Viral
  • Avoid the Blank Stare And Tell A Great Story with Data
  • How Duke University is Democratizing Data
  • Empowering Trusted Data Communities at Alberta Health Services
12:30 - 12:55

Data Discussion Panels

  • Data + Diversity: Tableau and the Neurodivergent Community
  • The Extroverted Analyst
  • How to Build a Successful Data-Driven Organization
  • Driving a Global Data Culture at Illumina
13:00 - 14:00


One hour of live, topic-based connection time. You can create your own Roundtable or find an existing one to join.

Featured Speakers

Guest Speaker

Shivvy Jervis


Hear from one of the most illuminating Futurists of our time, Forecaster Shivvy Jervis, sharing her research and insights on human-centered innovation and how technology will shape how we live, work, and play. Shivvy will break down fascinating, innovative approaches to accelerate the necessary shift in our workforces to succeed in the digital era.

Mark Nelson

President and CEO

Francois Ajenstat

Chief Product Officer

Stephanie Richardson

Vice President, Tableau Community

Candra McRae

Tableau Evangelist

Hunter Hansen

Business Analyst, Content Creator
Autism Advocate

Ravi Mistry

Tableau Visionary, Sr. Football Intelligence Manager
City Football Group

Allen Hillery

Tableau Social Ambassador, Community Equity Task Force Member
Columbia University

Rebecca McDaniel

IT Solutions Architect
Duke University

Claire Howell

Duke University

Jason Scarlett

Health System Engineer for Data & Analytics
Alberta Health Services

Courtney Smith

Senior Manager of Global Commercial Analytics

Nate Mayfield

Senior Director of Global Commercial Analytics

Karen Hinson

Analytics & Solutions, Financial Services

Adam Mico

Tableau Evangelist & Tableau Social Ambassador

Bruce Segal

Sr. Marketing Measurement Analyst


9:25 - 9:50

New features and improvements are here in Tableau 2021.1! Join this session as we walk through some of the new features and learn how to get started today. Everything from quick LODs, to Tableau prep and much more were created so you could spend less time prepping and more time exploring, analyzing and acting on your data.

If your goal is to be a data-driven organization, the right data and analytics technology matters. Explore innovations and technology advances that have the power to transform how people across your organization approach and engage with data.

As data touches every aspect of our lives, the need for data literacy has never been greater. Despite that, not all organizations are promoting data literacy, and need help convincing others of the value of a data culture. This session explores what it means to be data literate and how to leverage data skills to advocate for an Analytics-driven organization.

9:55 - 10:20

At Tableau, analysis has always been about people exploring, asking questions or testing a hypothesis. In this session learn how the introduction of Tableau Business Science empowers analysts and business users to understand the context of their data further by employing explainable, self-service machine learning models. Make faster, more confident decisions across your business, while expanding analytics use cases and deepening understanding of business critical data with Einstein Discovery in Tableau.

In a world experiencing rapid market change, the organizations that align analytics initiatives with business objectives have a distinct advantage. Learn how to overcome the most common challenges when shifting to a data-driven decision making model and hear how organizations have successfully scaled analytics across departments and teams.

We’ve all done it at one time or another. We’ve purchased something thinking it only did a few things, then discovered down the road that it did way more than we knew. In this session, we’ll talk about what Tableau is beyond the dashboard to help illuminate the possibilities of this end-to-end solution.

10:25 - 10:55

We continue to see an explosion of data AND people who need access to it to make decisions. As a result, it can be hard to make sense of the data – know where it came from, who uses it, understand how it’s been prepared or last updated, etc. Tableau Data Management helps – instill confidence, build trust, and increase efficiencies whether in IT or the business. Learn how Tableau approaches data management and see it in action to build a stronger data culture and up-level your analytics.

Despite the trillions of dollars invested in data and analytics in recent years, leaders are still struggling to shift the way their organizations think about and act on data. Discover Tableau’s proven methodology for building core capabilities and repeatable processes that enable everyone to make faster, data-driven decisions.

Ceilings were meant to be broken and with Tableau’s newest developments in AI you’ll answer questions that had previously seemed out of reach. This session gives an overview of how Tableau’s newest category and offerings can boost your capabilities, your company, and your career.

12:00 - 12:25

Join co-leaders of the Atlanta Tableau User Group, Karen Hinson from Chick-Fil-A (Analytics & Solutions, Financial Services) and Nelson Davis from Analytic Vizion as they discuss:

  • How to spark curiosity and data-driven decision-making
  • Creating dashboards for the C-Suite
  • Design tips and tricks that give dashboards that “X-Factor”
  • What makes a viz go viral

Tune in as Tableau Evangelist, Candra McRae, and Tableau Social Ambassador and Community Equity Taskforce Member from Columbia University, Allen Hillery, share how to avoid the blank stare and tell a great story with data. Their conversation covers:

  • What is data storytelling?
  • Why is data storytelling so important for people and organizations?
  • What is the “Data Cycle of Doom”?
  • What is the five-step storytelling framework and how do you put it into practice?

Join Duke University data leaders Claire Howell (Clinical Data Strategy Manager) and Rebecca McDaniel (Business Intelligence Analyst & IT Solutions Manager) as they share insight on how they are building a data culture at Duke. They discuss:

  • How to impact data culture in your organization
  • Democratizing data with information accessibility
  • Gaining support within your organization, from the top-down and bottom-up
  • What can be learned from success and failure

Jason Scarlett of Alberta Health Services shares how they have grown their data culture from a few analysts into a community of engaged users who share data cross-functionally with confidence and trust. Jason outlines how they’ve built enthusiastic internal communities, and scaled training and education through tools like Tableau Doctor. He highlights how their approach empowers the people who know the business to make confident decisions with data.

12:30 - 12:55

Tableau Community members Adam Mico and Hunter Hansen discuss their autistic experiences in the context of Tableau and the broader data community. They explore their approach to community engagement and how Tableau appeals to neurodivergent users.

Bruce Segal, Sr. Marketing Measurement Analyst at Vanguard, shares how making friends creates impact with Tableau. In this session hosted by Tableau’s Laura Record, the pair explores:

  • How to build a Data Culture and develop a sense of belonging
  • What individuals and teams can do to share data cross-functionally and impact business
  • Why it’s important to actively share data best practices across an organization
  • How leaders can support a collaborative Data Culture

Learn how Tableau Visionary and Public Ambassador, Ravi Mistry, transformed his career and continues to create impact with Tableau using the Blueprint framework. Ravi sits down with Community Sr. Manager, Michelle Ross, to explore:

  • What Tableau Blueprint is and isn’t
  • How to build the right team of stakeholders
  • Staying motivated and inspired on your data journey
  • How current world events impact how we interact with data

Senior Manager, Courtney Smith, and Senior Director, Nate Mayfield, of Illumina’s Global Commercial Analytics team sit down for a candid conversation on driving a growing data culture. Tune in as they explore:

  • How to build a global data culture within an organization
  • Driving adoption through collaboration and business partnerships
  • Establishing trust in data and empowering analysts
  • Using Tableau Blueprint to enable success and scalability