Monday, Oct 22, 8:30 AM-4:15 PM

Building World-Class Business Dashboards Workshop — New Orleans, LA

SpringHill Suites

"Really good practical lessons. Excited to apply in my own work.” “Fantastic workshop…enthralled, entranced and entertained!” “Great content, great delivery, funny and energetic. This was a great day.” "I should have brought everyone that creates dashboards within my organization." Overview Learn how to build world-class business dashboards from the authors of the best-selling book The Big Book of Dashboards. A well-designed dashboard can point out risks, opportunities, and more; but common challenges and misconceptions can make your dashboard useless at best, and misleading at worst. This workshop will discuss the tools, guidance, and models you need to produce great dashboards that inform, enlighten, and engage. The Audience This workshop is for anyone tasked with building or overseeing the development of business dashboards, and is applicable to anyone who needs to help others better understand data to make informed decisions. The workshop will appeal to all levels in the organization, from
data analysts to C-Suite executives. The Benefits No other workshop presents concepts in data visualization and dashboard design theory with practical, real-world insights from an expert in the field. Attendees will
be able to immediately apply what they learn to their own work.
ROI = Better dashboards leads to better understanding which leads to better decisions. Topics Introduction and Fundamentals of Data Visualization Data Representation and Visualization Types Visualizing Time Best Practices in Dashboard Design Engagement through Personalization Dashboards and Storytelling Interactive Visualizations Thinking Critically about Data Dead-end Dashboards
Dashboards that Pose New Questions So Much Stuff! Data Art vs. Infographics vs. Business Dashboards A Review of Selected Scenarios from The Big Book of Dashboards Succeeding in the Real World Q&A Workshop attendees will receive a signed copy of The Big Book of Dashboards, breakfast, lunch, and workshop handouts. Laptops are not required for this workshop. About the Instructors Steve Wexler is the founder of Data Revelations and co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios (Wiley, 2017). Steve has worked with ADP, Gallup, Deloitte, Convergys, Consumer Reports, The Economist, ConEd, D&B, Marist, Cornell University, Stanford University, Tradeweb, Tiffany, McKinsey & Company, and many other organizations to help them understand and visualize their data. Steve is a Tableau Zen Master, Iron Viz Champion, and Tableau Training Partner. His presentations, workshops, and training classes combine an extraordinary level of product mastery with the real-world experience gained through developing thousands of visualizations for dozens of clients. Steve has taught thousands of people in both large and small organizations and is known for conducting his seminars with clarity, patience, and humor. Jeffrey A. Shaffer is Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics at Recovery Decision Science and Unifund. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati teaching Data Visualization where he was the 2016 Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year. He is a regular speaker on the topic of data visualization, data mining, and Tableau training at conferences, symposiums, workshops, universities, and corporate training programs. He is a Tableau Zen Master, was the winner of the 2014 Tableau Quantified Self Visualization Contest which led him to compete in the 2014 Tableau Iron Viz Contest. His data visualization blog was on the shortlist award for the 2016 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards for Data Visualization websites. Andy Cotgreave is co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards, columnist for InfoWorld and Technical Evangelist at Tableau. In 2018 he won the Analytics Professional of the Year in the Computing’s Big Data Excellence Awards. He has over 10 years’ experience in data visualization and business intelligence, first honing his skills as an analyst at the University of Oxford. At Tableau, Andy helps customers, media and analysts across all industries see and understand their data using the company’s innovative products. He has inspired thousands of people with technical advice and ideas on how to identify trends in visual analytics and develop their own data-discovery skills. What People are Saying about the Workshop Read Ken Black's review of a recent workshop “I attended your training in Atlanta earlier this year and it drastically changed how I design dashboards. I’m hiring a junior analyst and would like to send him as well.”
"It’s hard to imagine a workshop that’s applicable to as wide a range of professionals as this one.
Anyone who needs to identify patterns, diagnose causes, explore hypotheses, recommend solutions, sell ideas and state business cases will find this workshop useful, regardless of your level of experience in data visualization." “...very knowledgeable - definitely an expert in his field.” "Brilliant with communication and instructions.
Gave examples and described situations very well.” “… kept energy and interest levels high, exhibiting charisma, passion, and patience in his approach. He also went the extra mile to point me in the right direction in fleshing out a complex data visualization after the workshop had ended.” “Amazing knowledge and he is well-versed with the subject.” “I had such a great experience and can’t recommend it enough!” “I've attended around 15 training courses in my professional career and this was the best instructor I've had. His patient and polite manner really cultivated a positive atmosphere for absorbing knowledge.” “He has a real desire to teach others what he knows,
and is incredibly generous with his time and knowledge.” “It was an opportunity to learn at the foot of a master.” FAQs Q) Is there a particular tool I need to use? A) Instruction and examples focus on general best practices and are not tool-specific.
Q) Will I be using a computer? If so, do I need to bring a laptop with me. A) Attendees will not be be using a computer. Just bring whatever you like to use to take notes.