Tableau Kicks Off 2014 Conference With New OEM Partners

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2014-09-09 Print this article Print
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Brazilian company CI&T uses Web, mobile, social, cloud and predictive models to build scalable enterprise applications with an added layer of intelligence, enabling companies to improve customer engagement in the digital world and employee decisions for the business areas.

"In the early days of analytics information systems development, a flexible and user friendly interface was not considered a priority from the start, merely an added bonus at the end of the process," Rubens Paes Barreto, head of Analytics and Big Data at CI&T, said in a statement. "Clearly, so much has evolved in a short time and these attributes are both pervasive and expected by the end user today."

LeanKit, another new Tableau partner, provides a Kanban tool for visually tracking, managing, and executing the fast-paced workflow required by technology and business delivery teams. Using LeanKit, teams can map their own processes on virtual whiteboards to gain a complete and transparent look into status, issues and updates. With the flexibility to support any process or workflow model, LeanKit allows teams to work collaboratively on a shared process, Tableau said.

"The foundation of LeanKit is built upon the concept that people have an innate desire to process information visually," said Stephen Franklin, CTO at LeanKit. "With Tableau, we found a partner whose strengths align perfectly with our own. By embedding Tableau into our offering we are now able to provide our customers with the same power of advanced visualizations at the aggregate level to complement the visibility that we provide at the operational level."

Education technology provider N2N is the maker of the Student Success Platform for Higher Education, which includes tools to support enrollment management, student retention and learning remediation.  N2N uses Tableau as an integrated reporting and data visualization tool for the company's cloud-based Learning Media Platform, Integrated Student Information System and Student CRM products.

"While N2N was comfortable with the flexible and comprehensive data model we have designed for higher education, we realized that developing reports and dashboards using conventional BI tools on the market was a very difficult task for a company of our size," Kiran Kodithala, CEO at N2N, said in a statement. "After conducting thorough research, we have decided to use Tableau for all our data visualization and reporting needs."

Meanwhile, PostUp is an email, mobile and social media marketing platform provider that helps create lasting relationships between leading brands and their customers in the digital world. PostUp delivers personalized communications that drive engagement and increase revenues.

"Tableau's seamless integration into our platform provides a reporting solution built to gain better insights," said PostUp CEO Tony D'Anna. "The user-friendly interface and powerful dashboards not only present data-driven stories, but the intelligence to make strategic business decisions."

The Tableau Conference 2014 is being held at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. In its seventh year, TC14 brings together people from organizations of all sizes and industries. The conference will feature four days of teaching and learning, including 270 breakout sessions, 50 hands-on training sessions, four major keynotes and the popular "Tableau Doctor" appointments with Tableau experts. More than 100 Tableau customers will share their success stories and business intelligence wins.

Tableau co-founders, CEO Christian Chabot and Dr. Chris Stolte, kicked off the conference with a keynote session that discussed what's coming soon from Tableau. Other featured keynote speakers include:

--Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the TV series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York.

--Hans Rosling, a professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet, the medical university in Stockholm, and the co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, which promotes a fact-based world view by converting international statistics into moving, interactive, understandable and enjoyable graphics.

--Dr. John L. Medina, a developmental molecular biologist focused on genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders.

--Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis, who has published more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street.



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