Session 1 Talks

Thanks to Tesco Digital for hosting the event, and to all our speakers for sharing their expertise with a friendly and enthusiastic audience. You can download the slides here.


Caroline Beavon: Tableau + Illustrator

A freelance Infographics and Data Designer, Caroline is a former broadcast journalist turned infographics designer working with a range organisations (including Oxfam, Sunday Mirror) to present their information using static and interactive graphics. 

Emily Chen: a new type of chart

Emily is a Consulting Analyst with The Information Lab as part of the Data School program. She's currently client side at KPMG Capital building visualisations to bring machine learning algorithms to life. Before Tableau, she worked in e-commerce at Best Buy Canada. Download her demo workbook here.

dama sathianathan: Data viz magic with tableau 

Dama works in the comms and campaigns team for HelpAge International, a global network of civil society organisations working for the rights of older people worldwide. A European in London, she’s interested in all things #digital, #dataviz, #techforgood, #techfugees and #commisaid and is a strong advocate for the abolition of comic sans.

Elyssa Figueira: Tooltip Top Tips

Elyssa is an online trading analyst covering interactive trade and event reporting. She is also a 5-a-side football 'performance analyst'. The dashboard Elyssa presented can be found here.

Nai louza: Designing for Accessibility

Nai is a data analytics specialist, with a postgrad degree from UCL. As a data analyst with The Information Lab, Nai has collaborated with clients in a variety of industries from pharmaceuticals to community support work. 

Sophie Sparkes: Do it in public

Sophie Sparkes loves making data accessible. She works at Tableau on the Tableau Public team where she helps journalists, non-profits and bloggers visualise their data to tell insightful stories. She has a background in analytics and government.