Tableau’s Next | 2022

65 Next-Gen Stars of the #DatFam Data Visualization Community

Tableau’s Next 2022 Cohort… By the numbers

65 People | 18 Countries | 5 Continents

Tableau’s Next celebrates newer community members or more veteran members who have ramped up their content. These members have a solid potential to be recognized by Tableau as a future ambassador or the program formerly considered the Zen Master program. They share vizzes, participate in the community, blog, and so much more.

I launched this initiative because our newer members, although not officially recognized (yet) by Tableau, are the future of our community and data visualization in general. They represent global growth, diversity, innovation, and leadership.

We will also celebrate community stalwarts who had significant contributions for a long time but have yet to be officially recognized.

Notes

  • Nominators had the option to share why the person deserved to be considered in this Tableau’s Next cohort, some of which have been added to the cohort listing.
  • Tableau Student Ambassadors qualify as their ambassadorship is conditional on being a student.
  • There were well over 100 nominations of more than 90 people. However, many people were disqualified because Tableau already officially recognized them.

2022 Tableau’s Next Cohort

displayed alphabetically by 1st name

Abbie Taylor | England

Tableau Public | Twitter

Abbie’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Abdelaziz Mahjoub | Egypt

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Abdelaziz helped us skill up in the data world, especially with Tableau. He mentored us, taught us, guided us, and was there for every question related to Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server. He also advised fresh grads and career shift seekers to start their journey in Business intelligence and data analytics with the main focus on Tableau.

by an anonymous nominator

Abdelaziz’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Ali Tehrani | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Ali’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Alisa Prem | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Alisa’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Alisha Dhillon | England

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Alisha’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Allison Wright | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Allison’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Anne-Sophie Pereira | England

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Site

Anne-Sophie’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Azaz Ahmed Khan | India

Tableau Public | Twitter

Azaz A’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Azaz Jivani | South Australia

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Azaz J’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Branden Kornell | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Branden’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Brandi Locker | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Brandi’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Brittany Rosenau | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Brittany’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Cheryl Tan | Singapore

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Site

Cheryl’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Damola Ladipo | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Site

Damola’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

David Brezler | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

David’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Deborah Simmonds | England

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Deborah’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Dennis Kao | Canada

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Dennis’ Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Dom Stewart | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter

Dom is a classmate of mine in Chantilly Jaggernauth’s Millennials and Data Class. Their dashboards exemplify bold use of color and powerful design. I see them as an up-and-coming voice in the Tableau Community, especially around sports vizzing. I admire Dom’s work and believe they have earned a feature!

by Elisa Davis (Tableau’s Next Class of 2022)

Dom’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Donabel Santos (sqlbelle) | Canada

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube

Donabel’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Elisa Davis | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Elisa’s passion is to use data to make the world a better, more efficient place. With only two beginner training sessions in Tableau, she ended up overhauling the entire metrics and prospect tracking system for the Development team at the University of Nevada, Reno. Over the last five years, she has been participating in numerous training and challenges, attending conferences and user groups, and learning everything she can to improve her techniques and skills. I believe she will be a powerful player in data viz.

by Anna Jakubowski

Elisa’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Erica Hughes | England

Tableau Public | Twitter

Erica’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Ervin Vinzon | Phillipines

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Ervin’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Ethan Lang | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Ethan is a veteran and has been my boss for the last year but even more than that he is my mentor and go-to person to brainstorm in Tableau. He is co-leading the Tableau Veterans Advocacy User Group and pushed me to participate in the Iron Viz competition this year which was one of the greatest experiences ever.

by Maggy Muellner

Ethan’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Frances Okolo | England

Twitter | Tableau Public | LinkedIn

Frances’ Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Gandes Goldestan | Indonesia

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Gandes’ Tableau Public Sample Gallery

George Koursaros | Switzerland

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

George’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

George-Alexandru Gavrilovici | Romania

Tableau Public | LinkedIn

George is one of the most analytical people that I know. He’s always trying to discover the most hidden insights in the data. Also, he has a great eye for good charts, simple but powerful design. He knows very well the Tableau features (also the newest) and uses them very well in his work.

by Sergiu Rotaru (Tableau’s Next Veteran Class of 2022)

George-Alexandru’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Harim Jung | South Korea

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Harim’s out-of-the-box thinking is so reflected in her visuals. They are complicated (technical-wise) yet simple to comprehend and that’s what I like a lot.

by Priya Yogendra Rana (Tableau’s Next Class of 2022)

Harim’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Hiroaki Morita | Japan

Twitter

Hiroaki is leading several user groups too. He has great experience in information systems for a long time. His knowledges and skills are very impactful as well to the Japan Tableau community. He usually presented in TUGs and share his knowledges. Also he always participate other people’s contents. Recently Tableau employee started #Tableau極める

by KT (Tableau User Group Ambassador)

Idris Akilapa | Nigeria

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Idris has become an active member of the community over the last few months. Idris’s drive & dedication to learning are clear for all to see. He isn’t here to play, he’s here to win! Idris is following in the footsteps of other Nigerian community leaders include Abby Oni and Zainab Ayodimeji and in just a short period of time, he has demonstrated that community engagement and hard work really do pay off. His recent achievements include 2 x Tableau VOTD’s, Vizzie nominations, an upcoming Tableau Buddy webinar, and an ever-growing Tableau Public portfolio. I can’t wait to see what Idris achieves in 2022! He’s definitely on my ‘ones to watch’ list.

by Sarah Bartlett (Tableau Public Ambassador and Community Leader)

Idris’ Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Jared Flores | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube

Jared’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Jessica Moon | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Jessica’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Kavin Kumar G | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Kavin’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Kavya Srivastava | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Kavya’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Kelly Tan | Singapore

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Kelly’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Kevin Wee | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Kevin’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Line Ton That | France

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Line’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Lisa Trescott | USA

Tableau Public| Twitter

While Lisa has been using Tableau for 4 years, she’s been a rising star in the DataFam this past year. She recently broke another layer of a glass ceiling by winning the 2021 Iron Viz competition. I see only great things coming from her.

by Allen Hillery (Tableau Social Ambassador)

Lisa’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Lorela Ferhati | Albania

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Lorela’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Louis Yu | Singapore

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Louis’ Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Luke Abraham | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter

Luke, entered the community in a thunderous way! His vizzes are beautifully designed. Layout, colors, and lots of style. His work in the community is also important and kind. it will surely go a long way!

by Saverio Rocchetti (Tableau’s Next Class of 2022)

Luke’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Michael Dunphy | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Github

He was a student ambassador, but the dude is a beast. Viz art, infographics, basic charts, crazy charts. I swear there was a period he had 3 VOTDs in my discovery view.

by Luke Abraham (Tableau’s Next Class of 2022)

Michael’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Mika Fukuda | Japan

Tableau Public | Twitter

Mika is leading around 10 user groups at the same time (a huge effort!) and also organized the DATA Saber discussion classroom regularly in 2021.

by KT (Tableau User Group Ambassador)

Mika’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Nicole Klassen | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Nicole has a great eye for design and detail. From her recent winning spree with #VizforSocialGood, #Viz4ClimateAction, and #WomeninAnalytics competitions, you can definitely say that there is an immense potential within her to grow and give back to the community. I find her inspiring and I can bet she is definitely the Tableau’s NEXT.

by Prasann Prem (Tableau’s Next Class of 2022)

Nicole K’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Nicole Lillian Mark | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Site

Nicole M’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Nir Smilga | Israel

Tableau Public | Twitter | Blog

Nir’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Noel Joe Basil | Scotland

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Noel’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Oana Tudorancea | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter

Oana’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Pallavi Naik | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Palavi’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Patrick Sarsfield | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Patrick’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Pearle Lundeen | Canada

Twitter | Site

Pearle has been writing awesome blog posts that have been informing the community. Seeing her journey and reactions to the community play out in her writing is inspiring.

by Allen Hillery (Tableau Social Ambassador)

Prasann Prem | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Prasann’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Prithak Kumar Bhattacharyya | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Prithak’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Priya Yogendra Rana | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Priya’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Raquel Merced | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | GitHub

Raquel is a classmate of mine in Chantilly Jaggernauth’s Millennials and Data Professional Cohort. Her work is consistently clean and impressive. She is growing by leaps and bounds. I’m especially impressed by her designs that incorporate Figma backgrounds, as her most recent participation in the #B2VB Thanksgiving challenge. She demonstrates a commitment to pushing what’s possible with Tableau from a style perspective. And, she backs it up with solid analytical chops — her take on the Regional Price Parity MakeoverMonday data set is impressively digestible considering the topic’s complexity. As an added bonus, Raquel’s voice adds to the diversity of the #datafam. I look forward to following her work and believe other people should have that opportunity also!

by Elisa Davis (Tableau’s Next Class of 2022)

Raquel’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Saloni Goel | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Saloni’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Samuel Epley | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Samuel’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Saverio Rocchetti | Italy

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Saverio’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Sedale McCall | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Sedale’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Shazeera Ahmad Zawawi | Switzerland

Tableau Public | Twitter | Site

Shazeera’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Sheryl Chong | Singapore

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Sheryl’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Tina Covelli | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | Site

Tina is incredibly talented at designing engaging vizzes and has a fun, unique style. Not only that, but Tina is constantly giving back to the community by sharing her knowledge or offering feedback. Tina is a breath of fresh air in the community and I can’t wait to see what she achieves next!

by Sarah Bartlett (Tableau Public Ambassador and a Community Leader (formerly known as Zen Master))

Tina’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Vignesh Suresh | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Vignesh’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Will Sutton | England

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | GitHub

Will’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Yash Sakhuja | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Yash’s Tableau Public Sample Gallery

Tableau’s Next Veteran Class

These 20 contributors from seven countries have not been recognized as Ambassadors or Zen Masters (like the others above) but have much more time in the community. Regardless, they deserve special mention as their content was and continues to be significant.

Adi McCrea | England

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Anjushree B V | Canada

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Ant Pulley | England

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Avinash Reddy Munnangi | Ireland

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Domagoj Culinovic | Romania

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Emily De Padua | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Hunter Hansen | USA

Twitter | YouTube

John Whitmer | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Joshua Preston | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter

Jyoti Lunaych | Australia

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Kate Schaub | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter

Kyle Yetter | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Luigi Cicciari | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Mateusz Karmaliski | Poland

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Pawan Sachdeva | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Praveen Punnen Jose | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Site

Ravi Kumar N | India

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Rodrigo Calloni | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Sergiu Rotaru | Romania

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn

Spencer Baucke | USA

Tableau Public | Twitter | LinkedIn | Site

Tableau’s Next Founder, Organizer, and Content Editor

Adam Mico

Twitter | LinkedIn | Tableau Public

Disclaimer: Although I am a Tableau Social Ambassador, Tableau (a Salesforce company) had no input on those selected. There is no direct impact on whether anyone will become an ambassador or a community leader (previously known as a Zen Master).

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Principal, Data Visualization and CoE at Moderna | Data Leadership Collaborative Advisory Board Member | Tableau Visionary + Ambassador | Views are my own

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Adam Mico

Adam Mico

Principal, Data Visualization and CoE at Moderna | Data Leadership Collaborative Advisory Board Member | Tableau Visionary + Ambassador | Views are my own