Wendy Turner Williams

Chief Data Officer

In her role as Chief Data Officer, Wendy manages Enterprise Data Strategy, Data Platforms & Services, Data Governance & Management Maturity, Data Risk, and Data Literacy. Wendy and her team are charged with helping fuel data-driven business innovation, transformation, and operational excellence across all areas of Tableau’s business.

She joined Tableau after several years with parent company Salesforce, leading the Information Management & Enterprise Data Strategy.  She also worked at Microsoft in both Bing/Ads and Azure driving data strategy and data platform as a service. Wendy has over 20 years of data, strategy, business applications, process automation, and management experience - spanning multiple business segments. Wendy graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in European History.

Day 1

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Knitting your own data fabric: Real possibility or impossible fantasy?

Wendy Turner-Williams, Chief Data Officer, Tableau

Meera Viswanathan, Senior Product Manager, Fivetran

One of the hottest topics in the data space is “data fabric,” but what is it — and what makes it different from “data mesh” or any other buzz term? Is it actually achievable? What does it mean for data governance? In this session, you’ll get an honest take on this term, including what it promises to deliver and whether the promises can be kept.


Day 2