Alteryx Announces Renowned Data Artist Jer Thorp as Opening Keynote and Tableau Software as Diamond Sponsor at Inspire 2014 Strategic Analytics Conference

New York Times’ Former Data Artist in Residence Will Share How He Brings Big Data Visualizations to Life, Blending Science with Art

Irvine, Calif., – October 22, 2013 – Alteryx, the leading provider of Strategic Analytics software, today announced that its annual conference, the largest held to date, will feature an opening keynote by data artist Jer Thorp and that Tableau Software is joining the event as a Diamond sponsor. Thorp, the former New York Times’ data artist in residence, co-founder of The Office for Creative Research, and an adjunct professor at New York University is known for bringing Big Data to life and helping audiences put abstract data into a human context through beautiful and compelling data visualizations. In keeping with the tone set by Thorpe’s keynote, Tableau Software, a company known for easy-to-create visualizations, will be the Diamond Sponsor at Inspire 2014 and will be showcasing solutions that can help every data artisan make more out of their data. Inspire is the annual Alteryx conference for modern data analysts, analytic users and analytic-minded business executives.

“The Alteryx community is an extremely passionate one and we’ve received feedback from many Inspire attendees that this is their most valuable analytics conference of the year,” said Rick Schultz, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Alteryx. “We are thrilled to continue innovating the conference, bringing industry luminaries and Alteryx customers, partners and prospects together to share use cases on how to improve outcomes by performing faster analytics. Jer Thorp’s insights as a data artist are extremely relevant to our community of modern data analysts, who inject their creativity into daily data analysis in order to deliver tangible, actionable insights.”

The conference takes place June 16 – 18, 2014 in San Diego and Thorp will deliver his talk during the opening general session on June 16th. Alteryx also announced today that registration for the conference is open, the early bird rate is in effect starting now, and that a new “Inspire Alumni” rate has been introduced at a significant discount.

At Inspire 2014, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet 1:1 with Alteryx experts in the Solutions Center
  • Join the Business Leader Summit to learn how industry leaders are redefining modern analytics
  • Discover new business solutions in the Sponsor Network Lounge (SNL)
  • Watch power users go head-to-head in the Alteryx Grand Prix
  • Learn from hands-on training sessions

To register or learn more about Alteryx Inspire 2014, visit:

About Alteryx, Inc.

Alteryx, the leader in Strategic Analytics, dramatically improves data analysts’ productivity. The solution enables analysts to blend complex data, build sophisticated analytics in a much easier way than tools like SAS, and simplify how business users consume analytic insights. Analytic applications built on Alteryx enable executives to identify and seize market opportunities, outsmart their competitors, increase customer loyalty and drive more revenue. More than 300 customers, including Experian Marketing Services and McDonald’s, and 200,000+ users worldwide rely on Alteryx daily. Visit or call 1-888-836-4274. Alteryx is a registered trademark of Alteryx, Inc.

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