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Oct 1, 2020 @ 1 PM EST

Data Viz Expert | Tableau Ambassador and DC User Group Leader | DC Data + Women

EPISODE #10 : brittany fong

Brittany is a leading voice in the data visualization community and has been a Tableau power user since 2012. She is the organizer of the the DC Tableau User Group, a co-organizer of the DC Data + Women group, and a Tableau User Group Ambassador (designation given by Tableau).

Brittany has taught numerous Tableau and data visualization best practice courses and workshops at universities and organizations in the United States. Brittany is located in Severn, MD. She enjoys developing creative, informative and functional visualizations to overcome business challenges.

When she's not "Tableau-ing" Brittany is coaching gymnastics, taking pictures, working on her car, or exploring the outdoors with her dog Maggie!

Email: fong.brittany@gmail.com
Twitter: @BFongData

Oct 14, 2020 @ 1 PM EST

Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot

EPISODE #11 : cindi howson

Business intelligence, data and analytics expert with 20+ years' experience. Cindi joined ThoughtSpot in 2019 as Chief Data Strategy Officer. From 2015 to 2019, Cindi served as Vice President in Data and Analytics at Gartner. She led the analytics and BI Magic Quadrant, with research in data for good, NLP/BI Search, and augmented analytics.

Prior to this, she was founder of BI Scorecard, a resource for in-depth in-depth product reviews based on exclusive hands-on testing, contributor to Information Week, and the author of several books including: Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI & Big Data and SAP BusinessObjectsBI 4.0: The Complete Reference. She was a The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) faculty member for more than decade. She consults with customers on BI strategy, tool selection, and best practices. Prior to founding BI Scorecard, Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company.

She has an MBA from Rice University. Cindi serves on the board for Rutgers University Big Data Certificate program ( http://bigdata.rutgers.edu/). She has been recognized as one of the top analytics and BI influencers by Onalytica, Simplilearn, Solutions Review, Analytics Insight and others industry watchers.


President, Target Marketing of Santa Barbara

Director Emeritus Digital Analytics Association


Director of Strategic Innovation. Interworks


Principal, TreeHive Strategy

(previous) VP Innovation and Design, Qlik


Global Head of Data Literacy, Qlik


Senior Director, Center for Data, Analytics and Reporting, Princeton University

EPISODE #6 : mike kravec

Center of Excellence, Alteryx

EPISODE #7 : anne robinson

Chief Strategy Officer, Kinaxis

EPISODE #8 : elissa fink

(former) CMO, Tableau Software

EPISODE #9 : michel guillet

Sr. Product Manager, SalesLoft

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