Columbus TUG - April

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    Columbus Tableau User Group

    Tuesday April 23, 2013

    5:00-6:30 p.m.



    Guest Speaker Michael Cristiani

    Michael W Cristiani is the principal visual analytics architect at Empower MediaMarketing. A highly skilled market researcher/analyst, business geographer, and business intelligence application developer, he specializes in enterprise-wide platforms for distribution of market and customer information and actionable data analysis.
    His domain expertise also includes visual analytics, demographic forecasting and analysis, geographic information systems, spatial statistics, time-series analysis and forecasting, demand modeling, and urban and regional planning, For nearly four decades, Michael’s work has involved state-of-the-art data visualization technology and spatial database analysis tools for strategic planning, market analysis, and market segmentation.

    Prior to joining Empower MediaMarketing, Michael spent time at Empower business unit Powerhouse Factories as a member of the Analytics and Data Visualization practice. He also enjoyed many years at business analytics firm Market Intelligence Group, TNS Telecoms, Cincinnati Bell, and Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission.  In all these assignments, he honed his broad skill set, which is available at his LinkedIn profile.

    Michael holds a Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati School of Design Architecture Art and Planning.

    Adding Story Telling Elements to Visual Analytics Deliverables

    Visual Analytics is all about "seeing and understanding data".  Not coincidentally, Tableau Software takes this as their mission.

    Analysts in every field are tripping over themselves lately to use Tableau as a tool to garner insights that support better decision making.  Always, visual analytics tell one or more stories, but sometimes the stories need supporting elements to make them come alive.  These elements can also guide the intended audience to explore for deeper understanding.  Among the elements Tableau affords are its rich tool tips and data labels.

    This presentation will discuss the concepts behind data labels and tool tips in Tableau, and provide some examples of best practices and innovative enhancements

    There might be time for hands on practice, so bring your laptops and workbooks.






    • 5:00-5:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions: Led by Debbie Long and Michael Cristiani (Guests will have dinner during introduction.)


    • 5:15-6:15 p.m. Guest Presentation: Adding Story Telling Elements to Visual Analytics Deliverables


    • 6:15-6:30 p.m. Meeting Wrap-Up:  Discuss/Assess user needs and potential TUG topics for next meeting, schedule next meeting for late June