Andy Cotgreave

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Andy Cotgreave helps people see and understand their data. He shares his passion for visual analysis and data technologies through his own projects, his writing, and speaking at industry conferences like SXSW and Visualized. You can find him on Twitter at @acotgreave.

Andy is a visual analytics expert at Tableau. He has been with Tableau in various roles since 2011 ranging from product consultant to product marketing to his current role as Senior Technical Evangelist. Prior to Tableau he was a data analyst at the University of Oxford.

Andy’s role at Tableau gives him the opportunity to work with customers, the media and analysts across all industries to help them understand the trends in visual analytics and develop their own data-discovery skills.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Andy Cotgreave and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Why we lose out if we leave everything to algorithms

Your analytics team needs a liberal arts major

Your analytics team needs a liberal arts major

Whether you are a company director, an educator or a parent, you need to think about how to create a diverse workforce in the short and long term

Artificial intelligence isn’t taking your job

Artificial intelligence isn’t taking your job

With data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation may improve your job

Iteration is the best way to find the insight in your data

Iteration is key to success. There is simply no way you can open a dataset and know, ahead of that exploration, how best to display it

Why design theory should apply to business intelligence

Why design theory should apply to business intelligence

How to apply design theory to dashboards to get the most from your data.

Will Alexa become my companion data analyst?

How a smart assistant can eventually become your organization's next data rock star

What can data visualization learn from punks?

How a punk ethic to data journalism can lead to faster insight.

Find hidden insights in your data: Ask why and why again

Find hidden insights in your data: Ask why and why again

Embrace your inner child when analyzing data - ask the data "why," rather than "what."

Lies, damn lies, and statistics: How to take something positive from the UK’s EU referendum campaign

This is how a simple manipulation of a data visualization's title, color and orientation can change the context of the entire story.

When charts attack! Why statistics still matter in politics

This article evaluates the usage, both responsibly and irresponsibly, of statistics in politics

The inevitability of data visualization criticism

This article from Tableau Software's Andy Cotgreave examines the core purpose of a data visualization: Is the goal to communicate an idea to an audience, or to foster engagement with the visualization itself?

To move forward with data visualization, look backwards

Look at the future of visual data analysis by taking a look backward at the history of the art -- featuring visualization examples from pioneers Joseph Priestley, William Playfair and Florence Nightingale.

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