Ben became interested in data analysis whilst studying his undergraduate degree at Coventry University. He was introduced to how data is used to improve the objectivity in the decision making process.
From this point he decided data was his future and went on to study a postgraduate degree in Performance Analysis in Sport.
Ben has worked in Healthcare and Sports and was becoming tired of using poor data visualisation tools to create analysis solutions when he fell upon the Data School, Tableau and Alteryx.
He enjoys sports (particularly football and his beloved Les-tah City) and visiting Europe’s cities.
He also combines his two biggest hobbies of sport and data analysis to write research and hopes to use his Tableau and Alteryx training to enhance his research profile further.
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A few weeks ago Coach Kriebal sat DS2 down and forced us to watch his mamblings at the 2015 Tableau Conference (in all seriousness, it's well worth a watch, especially those interested in Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec's Dear Data...
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Have you ever wondered how to create hub and spoke maps in Tableau using Excel data, without the complexities of working with SQL? Well in this video blog I will guide you through that process!