Hi all,

I love the Tableau Conference. But I also have a lot of fun at the smaller “Tableau On Tour” events. In particular I love the keynote speeches. We’ve had some crackers recently, with particular recent favourites being Tim Harford, Hannah Fry & the awesome Brian Cox.

Now I’m sure the folks at Tableau have this all planned out for years, but I thought I’d post my own wish list. So in no particular order these are some of the folks that I’d love to see at Tableau Conference. They are all involved in science, technology, adventure or nature – perfect for a data geek audience. Most of these are UK based – I’m assuming it’s easier to book local speakers.

In no particular order of preference..

 

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Gordon Buchanan

Wildlife photographer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Buchanan


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Marcus du Sautoy

Mathematician – https://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk/

Did this cool BBC series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Maths


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Aleks Krotoski

Data and tech geek. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n4j0r


 

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Alice Roberts

Evolutionary biologist – http://www.alice-roberts.co.uk/


 

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Miranda Krestovnikoff

TV presenter – http://www.mirandak.co.uk/


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Thomas Koulopoulos

Futurist – http://www.delphiinstitute.com/


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Kevin Fong

Medic. Ex-NASA – http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/how-to-survive-in-space/meet-kevin-fong


 

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Michael Mosley

Medic. Journalist – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Mosley_(broadcaster)


 

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Helen Czerski

Physicist – http://www.helenczerski.net

Did this great series on colour – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02vmwbt

 


 

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Jim Al-Khalili

Physicist – http://www.jimal-khalili.com/


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Iain Stewart

Geologist
Done tons of BBC stuff http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/2CLj0fQxCHr6qX606H3sPnr/about-iain-stewart


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Steve Backshall

Explorer, nature presenter
http://www.stevebackshall.com/


 

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Steve Jones

Prof of Genetics at UCL
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jones_(biologist)


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Jerry Brotton

Maps expert & historian

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s5m7w


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Monty Halls

Explorer, nature presenter

http://www.montyhalls.co.uk/


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Doug Allan

Wildlife photographer, explorer

http://www.dougallan.com/


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Jemima Kiss

Technology expert, presenter

http://www.jemimakiss.com/

 

I’m sure there are tons more great speakers that you know of so do let me know in the comments.

That’s all for now, cheers!