Remember the 2012 conference?
Twenty minutes after driving away from the airport, fell deeply in love! Ah you still have my heart. Anyone in San Diego hiring?
Was my first Tableau Conference. My mission to find flaws and pain points as had been done many times before with other software. Understand what we might face during implementation. Look for something scary that might make us go a different direction.
Will find flaws in nearly everything. But what you must look for is Leadership and Vision.
Christian’s first words were about growing up in his family’s business. How the conference was important, because every single employee of Tableau was there to listen to their customers to make things better, to collaborate, to help them be successful.
Start up companies always tend to listen at the beginning right? Tableau still do a pretty good job today after 10 years.
But it was later in Christian’s Keynote where he described the history of Business Intelligence and shared this video from 1958 that I knew things were different.
As we prepare for TC16 and celebrate Tableau’s 10 years, take a few moments to reflect on your story. Are you innovating? Using the great tools available to us to make a difference in the businesses and lives of the people that use your work?
The information machine is 9 minutes and worth it as you make your commute. The Keynote is longer, but well worth your time.
In 2012, there were around 2,500 people in San Diego. In Austin, there will be 15,000 attendees representing about 1,600 of Tableau’s 50,000 customers.
Be inspired by Tableau, your peers, your new friends. Go back after the conference and pass along that Vispiration to your companies and organizations.