Posted by Adam Davis on September 5, 2014 in Events, Operations

Data analytics and visualization is everywhere we turn. We find it in websites, newspaper articles, smartphone apps, and more.  With so many options for data tools it can seem overwhelming at times to know what will work and what won’t for your data goals.  At we constantly evolve to find or create the tools that fit our culture and need to move quickly and nimbly with our data discovery, analytics, and reporting.  I invite you to come listen to our presentation at the Tableau Conference 2014 where we will share the Ancestry story in becoming a more data driven organization and how using Tableau helped the process. Bill Yetman and I will discuss how we implemented, adopted, and adapted Tableau to fit our needs and unique work; not only as a data discovery tool, but as a corporate enterprise BI tool as well.  We will talk about the changes in our data culture and strategy, challenges faced with a self-service model, and how we adapted the tool to integrate into our current data ecosystem.

We hope to see you there!

Session Info:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

4:00-5:00pm PT

Washington State Convention Center

Adam Davis

Adam Davis has been the Data Visualization Team Lead at since May 2013. He oversees implementation, training and support for Ancestry's visualization solutions. Adam joined in 2008 and prior to his current role, he held multiple positions on the Business Intelligence, including ETL Developer, Microstrategy Developer, and QA Engineer. Adam holds a B.S. in information systems from Utah Valley University. When he is not enabling a self-serve model of data access, you’ll find him doing crossfit, playing sports or spending time with his family.

1 Comment

  1. Brad Stone

    While we have one member of our BI team attending the Tableau conference, unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend. I hope that you are able to share the highlights of your presentation here on Tech Roots.

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