3 days, 10,000 attendees, multiple TED speakers… but this wasn’t a motivational sales conference. It was a conference for data geeks – the Tableau Conference. In this case, what happened in Vegas will NOT stay in Vegas. It needs to be shared.
Work in or with technology much and you’re likely to know the impact that the forces of democratization can accomplish. Broadening the effective population that can perform an essential task – without resorting to agency or hand-holding – has been at the heart of most business ‘disruptions’ of the Internet Era. There’s an emerging dynamic in the convergence of Big Data and democratized access to data analytic tools, like Tableau.
Pundits who focus on BI and Big Data consistently estimate that roughly two-thirds of any BI initiative is spent profiling and identifying the data that will be used for analysis. As a recovering data analyst – “Hi, my name is Lee. I’m a statistician” – I appreciate their focus on the most time-consuming element in living the quantitative dream.