TABLEAU CONFERENCE 2016 TAKEAWAYS
Over 13,000 data enthusiasts gathered this past week at a sold-out Tableau Conference 2016. After facing a challenging, much more intensely competitive market this year, Tableau openly shared a vision for the future analytical flow of data. This year they surprised me. As the event wraps up, I have been pondering the announcements, industry analyst briefings, staff, customer and partner conversations, and overall experience. In this article, I’ll share the key announcements, interesting tid bits, and my top event takeaways.
If you were not able to attend, you can watch the Tableau Conference keynotes, view sessions, and download content by registering for the Virtual Conference. It is a fabulous free resource!
Before I dive into the announcements, findings, predictions, and overall vibe…
I want to express a heartfelt thank you.
Leaving the Tableau Conference, I felt incredibly grateful and fortunate. I am genuinely touched by the warm reception from Tableau’s product team, former Tableau peers, industry analysts, and awesome blog readers. It is always wonderful to personally connect with you. For those of you that I could not find in the two split expo halls on Wednesday, let’s try to meet up via a conference call.
Tableau’s actions are more powerful than words. Regardless of where I worked, Tableau has always been good to me. They understood when I left abruptly in 2013 due to non-compete pressure and remained supportive even when I re-joined Microsoft in late 2014. Those actions speak volumes with regards to the unique culture of Tableau. Thank you.
Ok, let’s get started. Tableau ventured into unanticipated terrain by showcasing a glimpse of a three-year product roadmap. Historically, you could not get much insight on development planning from them. Even enterprise customers that receive multi-year product roadmap briefings from mega-vendors with “anything can change” disclaimers would not hear much from Tableau. Tableau’s decision to willingly share planning information is a warmly welcome, positive change.
Tableau loves Linux
A surprise for me was news of Tableau Server for Linux. Popular Linux is used by
Over 13,000 data enthusiasts gathered this past week at a sold-out Tableau Conference 2016. After facing a challenging, much more intensely competitive market this year, Tableau openly shared a vision for the future analytical flow of data. This year they surprised me.
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