Evolytics Speaking at Big Data Summit KC 2015 Feature

Evolytics’ Director of Data Visualization, Ryan Sleeper, will be presenting a keynote at Big Data Summit KC with Tableau on Wednesday, September 16th. Big Data Summit KC is an annual event that brings data enthusiasts together to network and hear from industry leaders in data science, analytics, and visualization.

This year, Big Data Summit KC promises to be bigger and better than ever as it joins Techweek for the first time. Techweek is a six-city event that “celebrates innovation in emerging tech hubs across America.” Kansas City will be hosting Techweek for the first time in 2015, joining Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York.

Ryan will be discussing storytelling with data, and provide tips he implements in our data visualization practice here at Evolytics. When asked about the event, Ryan had this to say:

“I’m honored to be invited to speak alongside Tableau at Big Data Summit KC. Tableau is a clear leader in the data visualization space and have provided the best means for combining data, analytics, and visualization to help businesses get the most from their ever-growing data. I’m also excited to share these storytelling techniques for the first time in our hometown, because I know these concepts will add value to our local analytics practices.”

 Ryan’s presentation will begin at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, September 16th at Historic Union Station in downtown Kansas City.

Session Title

Data-Driven Storytelling: Tips from a Tableau Iron Viz Champion

Session Abstract

How do you get the most out of your dashboards when you’re not always there to describe the stories in your data to stakeholders? Former Tableau Iron Viz Champion, Ryan Sleeper, is here to share fifteen actionable tips on balancing design, data visualization best practices, and functional requirements to get the most out of your company’s descriptive analytics. Ryan believes that without some consideration to the intangible aspects of data visualization, your analytics practice is destined to fail. This session is for anyone who wants to improve their storytelling to maximize the effectiveness, adoption, and business impact of their dashboards.

Ryan Sleeper Biography

Ryan Sleeper is Director of Data Visualization at Evolytics, a full-service digital analytics consultancy in Kansas City, where he has worked with data-driven brands including TurboTax, Mint, Roku, Sephora, Dr Pepper, and the Atlanta Hawks, among many others. Outside of his day job, Ryan enjoys creating unique sports data visualizations that have led to several notable Tableau recognitions including 2013 Elite 8 Champion, 2x 2013 Top 25 Tableau Public visualizations, 2014 Elite 8 Sports Viz Finalist, 2014 Top 5 Tableau Public visualization, and 2013 Tableau Iron Viz Champion. His work has garnered attention from popular websites including The Guardian, ESPN, and Grantland. He is a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals fan.

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