More good stuff from Alteryx inspire 2016


The good stuff continues with George Mathew showcasing new features

  1. Data profiling out of the box, improved reporting web scheduling

2.  Prescriptive analytics – Next release of Alteryx to support optimizationssimulations out of the box with a few clicks. Traditionally you would need a data scientist for this, now all i need is Alteryx. Good news for the layman like me..

Want to know where is the best time to Surf in San Diego ?

George Mathew and Cam showcasing the power of using time series and spatial data to see where is the best time to surf in San Diego!



Alteryx + Microsoft Azure machine learning = Easy analytics 

I could not believe how easy it was to use machine learning in Azure! Literally it was 3 clicks to drag and drop sentiment analysis in Alteryx. Unbelieveable..

Applause from the Alteryx ACEs!



Customer stories – Southwest airlines and Chickfil-A

Don’t be  chicken! Use Alteryx..


Customer share their tribulations and triumphs..

Alteryx Developers getting direct feedback from customers

Back at the solution centre I had the privilege of meeting Linda Thompon who is the development manager for alteryx engine. A lot of the functionality you see in alteryx today is done by her team. It’s great to be able to give direct feedback to her and the team to help improve the product in the future.



Introduction to predictive district by Dr Dan

For those new to predictive, I was lucky enough to attend Dr Dan’s session on predictive district. The key takeaway is that remember to check out the predictive district on public gallery where there’s so many more predictive tools to suit your needs. Please before you start coding any model check this out as it may have already been done for u!!districts/56327e37aa690a17f0760bdc



Advanced Alteryx training for R users by Ramnath , Alteryx’s data scientist

Great session as Ramnath showed us the tips and tricks of coding in writing portable R code (between R studio and alteryx). Alteryx to R to Alteryx made easier!

The great thing about being trained in the US is that they focus a lot on the concepts and explaining why you are doing something rather than following a recipe!



Next Alteryx inspire is at Las Vegas!! See u all then


Highlights from Alteryx Inspire conference

Welcome to Inspire 2016!

A celebration of the self serve analyst 

It’s been an incredible journey for me to finally go to San Diego to attend the Alteryx inspire conference. I was a little sick from having a flu during the week however was ecstatic to get to the conference. The conference was themed analytics. The first day started with a great keynote by Dean Stoecker who really celebrated the fact that alteryx is empowering modern thinkers and analysts to make a difference within their business.

It was great to see how excited Dean was when speaking about how customers were using Alteryx within their companies.


Alteryx is about people – Empowering business leaders, analysts and IT professionals to make a difference

We are surrounded by more and more data and need tools of the 21st century to help us analyse and get insight from it. We need to modernise our analytics stack so that line of business users can self serve.

Unbelievable use cases of alteryx being used by USDA to track and stop bird flu!!


Great training sessions on spatial and predictive analytics 

I was excited to attend the predictive analytics training sessions by Anthony Johnson and realised quickly how great a trainer he was! He was able to articulate concepts in a simple easy to understand manner before walking through Alteryx examples with the class. I will most certainly try to incorporate this training style when introducing new users to Alteryx!


Alteryx founders are passionate about their customers and focused on their success

I had the pleasure of spending time with the staff and founders of Alteryx and realised they are one of the few companies who really focus on customer success. They really live and breathe customer success and believe that their product can make a real difference in the world. There were so many numerous examples of this.


A strong sense of community driven by a culture of sharing and empowering others to succeed

The inspire conference was really focused on empowering people of all skill levels to acquire blend and share data and insights across the business. It is really exciting to see Alteryx being embraced by forward thinking IT people such as John Schneider who is an Alteryx ACE as well and using it to make an impact in their organisations.


Alteryx ACEs sharing their journey and experiences on driving cultural change within their companies

Listening to and talking with fellow Alteryx users, customers and ACEs revealed a common thread – They all encountered obstacles & roadblocks within their own company however persisted and implemented the tool ultimately making their organisations more successful in the process.


Take the time to share and help others

It was great to be able to spend time with the legends of at a Tableau and Alteryx community people like Joe Mako and Andy Moncla. It made me realize an interesting fact. New users to Alteryx and Tableau often follow a certain way of thinking just like following a recipe to bake a cake.

Mastery however requires one to think about a tool differently and to really understand the how’s and whys of the way the tools work. In doing so they are able to apply the tools much more efficiently than others.



Customer stories –  Mcdonalds &Alteryx  – Persistence and resilience pays off

I also listened in on numerous customer stories, the one that stuck me the most was a customer who was the Manager for worldwide development at McDonald’s. This person had overcome personal tragedy and loss of his wife and discovered Alteryx . He persisted despite all the challenges thrown at him and finally succeeded implementing Alteryx across not just his division but across the company. These stories humanise everyone and made me realise we are all part of a broader global community sharing ideas and experiences and pushing us on.


Party on the USS Midway

And yes who can resist a big party on the USS midway. What an incredible experience.

All in all it was a great conference.. I certainly learnt a lot and was excited to be part of a wider global community of users who are using analytics to make a difference in their companies..