Crunch, Data Conference, October 16-18, 2019 Budapest
Andy Cotgreave

Andy Cotgreave

Technical Evangelist at Tableau Software


Andy Cotgreave is co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards, Technical Evangelist at Tableau, and a columnist for DataIQ and Information Age. He has over 10 years’ experience in data visualization and business intelligence, first honing his skills as an analyst at the University of Oxford. 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.


Clear and Presentation Danger

data visualization

You know the feeling. You’re in a meeting and the presenter is sharing data-driven insights. But it makes no sense! It’s not the data that’s the problem: it’s the way they are presented. The Last Mile of Data Analytics is how to present your data. Your investment in people and technology means nothing if you do not effectively share the insight with others, to drive better decisions. Designing charts for meetings, presentations or even keynotes is a learnable skill. Andy Cotgreave, author of the Big Book of Dashboards, and Computing’s Analytics Professional of the Year, has sat through thousands of meetings, and seen many crimes committed against data. He’s even committed many himself. He’s also seen how effectively it can be done, with a little bit of effort. In this entertaining keynote, you’re going to learn how to make your data look amazing.