Visual Analytics with Tableau is the #1 Best-Selling Business Intelligence Tools Book on Amazon

My book is the number 1 best-selling Business Intelligence Tools book on Amazon!

Again, thank you all so much for helping me realize this project that I had on my bucket list for so long. Your ideas and feedback make the book something special. #DataFam

Taking a different perspective: certified Data Protection Officer

Taking a different perspective: now I am a certified data protection officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter (TÜV)).

The required one-week training was packed with insights on how data processing can be made globally compliant with GDPR. I look forward to advising our customers on how organizations can effectively implement GDPR from a technical and organizational perspective.

What are the topics covered by this certification?

In the examination, the participants demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:

      • Data Privacy
      • Organization of Data Protection and Data Security in the company
      • Operational tasks of the Supervisor

“Data Protection Officers (TÜV)” have assured knowledge in the sense of Art. 37 (5) EU Data Protection Basic Regulation. They are familiar with the legal provisions on data protection (e.g. EU-DSGVO, new BDSG), the tasks, rights and duties of the data protection officer and the components of an efficient data protection management system. You are able to implement and maintain the basic features of such a system.

Source: TÜVRheinland Certipedia

Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau: Geben Sie mir Feedback für die 2. Auflage des Tableau-Buchs

Wow, es ist noch gar nicht lange her, seit mein Buch Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau veröffentlicht wurde! Ich danke allen Lesern für die vielen und freue mich, dass mein Buch Ihnen hilft Erkenntinsse aus Ihren Daten abzuleiten und diese im Unternehmen zu teilen.

Die erste Auflage des Tableau-Buchs ist nun auch schon fast ausverkauft. Daher stellt sich jetzt die Frage, ob es einen Nachdruck geben wird, oder ob es bereits Potential für eine erweiterte zweite Auflage des Tableau-Buchs gibt. Um das zu entscheiden, freue mich auf Ihr Feedback!

Schreiben Sie mir dazu einfach per Email: feedback@alexloth.com – oder via Twiter:

Alle Ideen, Anregungen und Änderungsvorschläge für eine mögliche zweite Auflage sind herzlich willkommen!

How to Master Your Data Journey

Covers of Info We Trust, Visual Analytics with Tableau, The Big Book of Dashboards
From ideas to dashboards: The Data Journey Canon

Last year I started lecturing a Data Analytics course at university (as part of an MBA program). In the meanwhile, I was refining the list of books that I highly recommend to read. Three of these books form the Data Journey!

What is the Data Journey?

The Data Journey is a human-focused approach to understand the evolution of data storytelling, the power of visual analytics, and the impact of data from real-world business scenarios.

1. Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data

We start our Data Journey with the book Info We Trust. This book examines all parts of the data storytelling lifecycle across disciplines. The use of marginalia and hand-drawn illustrations give you both simple lessons to take away, and insights into where to find out more. The book is full of magnificent references that inspire further reading.

2. Visual Analytics with Tableau

Now it’s time for hands-on. Visual Analytics with Tableau covers everything you need to get started with Tableau (students get Tableau for free!). The book guides you from the first steps of connecting to data, creating different types of charts, and adding calculation fields to more advanced features such as table calculations, forecasts, and clusters, as well as R, Python, and MATLAB integration for sophisticated statistical modeling.

3. The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios

Back to business (as this course is designed for an MBA program). We close our Data Journey canon with The Big Book of Dashboards. This is a comprehensive reference book with real-world solutions for business dashboards and detailed analysis of do’s and don’ts. The examples in this book are well-organized and categorized by industry and functional business areas.

: Do you need more inspiration?

#MakeoverMonday: Improving How We Visualize and Analyze Data, One Chart at a Time

Because vizzing alone is only half the fun, you should not miss the #MakeoverMonday book. Eva Murray and Andy Kriebel are icons in the data visualization community (read the interview!) and they have curated the thousands of visualizations from the #MakeoverMonday project into a practical guide that will take your design and data communication skills to the next level!

Which books would you recommend for the #DataJourney?

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#data19 Visual Diary: Tableau Conference Europe 2019 in Berlin

Let me share some of my favorite #data19 impressions from Tableau Conference Europe 2019 in Berlin with you (like I did for TC18 in NOLA last year)!

Sunday, 16 June

Arriving in Berlin

Monday, 17 June

Viz for Social Good

Makeover Monday

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 18 June

Opening Keynote

Data Village | Diversity and Inclusion

Customer Session | Digital Journey of Deutsche Bahn

Data Night Out

Wednesday, 19 June

Tableau Public booth

Customer Session | Leveraging Social Media at Commerzbank

Data Village

Goodbye

What are your #data19 highlights?

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