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POSTED AT 10:03 AM 11-12-2018

Altria Consulting helps unleash potential with Tableau business intelligence

From left: Altria Board of Directors Kamal Weeraarachchi, Priyanka Samarakoon, Manjula Dias, and Rohitha Wijewardena Guest Speaker Dialog Axiata Group COO Dr. Rainer Deutschmann, and Tableau team Holly Le, Chee Pin Chua, and Andrew Hill

The Science behind Visual Data Analytics, an event organised by Altria Consulting in collaboration with Tableau, took place on 5 December at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. 

The event revolved around Tableau’s business intelligence and analytics tool,which was featured in the leader’s quadrant by Gartner in their Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms for the sixth consecutive year.This event focused on the rapidly emerging trend among leading companies worldwide, where business intelligence is being adopted to play a major role in everyday decision-making.

Altria Consulting is an IT-enabled services company, part of the VS Groupalongside its sister companies VSIS and INOVA IT Systems. Specialising primarily in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) services and all things analytics, Altria partnered with Tableau for this event, housing a team of Tableau-certified consultants and a pool of data engineers equipped with the expertise to complement client requirements with customised solutions developed to not only streamline business processes and activities but truly unleash business potential,which is reflected perfectly in the company’s motto ‘Striving for Excellence’.

Operating out of Seattle, USA, Tableau’s business intelligence tool rose to prominence and continues to be the first word in visual data analytics due to its differentiators; its powerful support for self-discovery and intuitive selection of visual capabilities that bring out the very essence of the analytics being developed. This point was further elaborated upon by TableauPre-Sales Consultant Andrew Hill, who showcased the tool to the audience along with the variant applications in which it can be utilised.Also present at this occasion to share his expertise was TableauASEAN Director Chee Pin Chua.

Addressing the audience, which consisted of some of Sri Lanka’s industry leaders from telecommunications, banking, financial services, insurance,and other large enterprise sectors, guest speaker Guest Speaker Dialog Axiata PLC Group COODr. Rainer Deutschman nemphasised on the importance of visual data analyticsas well as understanding the analytics journey.

To conclude the line-up of speakers well-versed in the art of business intelligence, Altria’s analytics experts intrigued the audience with interactive demonstration, giving all those in attendance an opportunity of experiencing the visual capabilities of Tableau’s business intelligence tool first-hand.