Best-selling Author of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics Stephen Dubner to Keynote Tableau Software's 3rd Annual Customer Conference

Jun 02, 2010, 00:01 ET from Tableau Software

SEATTLE, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software, the global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence software, today announced that bestselling author of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics Stephen Dubner will keynote the 2010 Tableau Customer Conference. Mr. Dubner will speak Wednesday, September 1 at 8:30 a.m. The conference is August 30 through September 2 at the Seattle Sheraton. Registration fees are $1095 ending June 4 and $1350 after. For more information, visit  


Dubner, who co-authored the Freakonomics books with economist Steven Levitt, will focus on business and management lessons from the data-rich stories they gathered from engineers and astrophysicists, psychotic killers and emergency-room doctors, amateur historians and transgender neuroscientists. Stephen Dubner will share the best of their findings from the 4 years of research that went into writing Superfreakonomics.

"Tableau customers are curious and engaged people who use facts to shed light on business and world problems. When a speaker of Dubner's stature promises to answer questions like 'how can you change the world using data?' we know he's going to give a speech that our customers are going to love," said Elissa Fink, Tableau's VP Marketing. "Dubner and our other keynote speakers will help our attendees identify emerging trends to help them better plan their business strategies for 2010 and beyond." Dubner will also be available for book signings.

Mr. Dubner will join other industry luminaries speaking at the conference:

  • Garr Reynolds, best-selling author of Presentation Zen and Presentation Zen Design
  • Stephen Few, noted data visualization and business intelligence industry expert and author of several books including the recent Now You See It
  • Professor Pat Hanrahan, Stanford Professor, member of the National Academy of Sciences and Tableau CTO and co-founder
  • Christian Chabot, Tableau's CEO and co-founder
  • Dr. Chris Stolte, Tableau's Chief Development Officer and co-founder

Several pre- and post-conference workshops are planned, including two levels of Tableau certification training, the popular data analysis seminar led by Few, a partner education session, and a dashboard course from Freakalytics.

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software is the leading provider of fast analytics and rapid-fire business intelligence software. Ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies, it was also recognized as one of the nation's 25 fastest growing software companies. Its award-winning applications can be downloaded at They enable anyone to easily create and share interactive data visualizations, business dashboards and analytics, and can scale to organizations of virtually any size or reach.

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