Analytics for Everyone – Unlocking the Full Power of All Your Data
Francois has spent the last decade as a key driver of product strategy at Tableau, where Billy served on the Board of Directors. In this fireside chat, Billy will explore Francois’s key market learnings at one of the fastest-growing BI companies in history. They will discuss some of the twists and turns in the analytics market that have led us to where we are today, and also provide some insights into what analytics trends we can expect in the years to come – as well as how to spot them as they’re forming.
Francois Ajenstat is Tableau’s Chief Product Officer. In that role, Francois is responsible for Tableau’s overall product strategy and oversees the product portfolio, including product packaging, pricing and product positioning. He is also responsible for evangelizing Tableau’s products with customers and partners and incorporating customer and partner feedback into the strategic vision of the Tableau portfolio. Francois brings a wealth of product management experience in the business intelligence (BI) industry. Prior to joining Tableau, Francois worked at Microsoft for 10 years in a number of different groups including SQL Server, Office and Trustworthy Computing. Before that, he worked for Cognos Corporation (acquired by IBM) leading strategic alliances with key industry partners such as IBM, HP and Microsoft.
The first time Francois saw Tableau, over 10 years ago, he recognized the potential to transform the industry and revolutionize how people work with data. “I knew I needed to be part of what was to become an entire new era in business analytics and it’s been incredible to be part of the team that is making that vision a reality.”
Billy Bosworth joined Dremio as CEO in February 2020 after serving on its board of directors since June 2019. Prior to Dremio, he served on the board of directors at Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) for nearly five years, through their acquisition by Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) — one of the biggest software acquisitions in history. Billy also served as CEO of DataStax from 2011-2019, propelling the company’s growth from sub-$1M in revenue and 25 employees to more than $100 million in revenue. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of data autonomy, hybrid cloud, AI and distributed workforces and was an active member of the Forbes Technology Council for many years.