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Big Data Analytics and Data Visualization Dashboards with PowerBI and Tableau

Track Room Location: Heritage Hall, room 133

Registration for this track is now CLOSED, but you can add yourself to the “wait list” and be notified if and when space opens up. Simply make the “wait list” option your primary choice when you register. While you are on the “wait list” you will be enrolled into your alternate track choice.

Big Data Analytics and Data Visualization Dashboards are becoming a norm in business today. Data visualization allows the organization to interact with data to identify business trends and insights. As IoT and more internet network traffic creates more data, understanding and presenting data in a meaningful way is becoming a skill set in much demand.

This workshop is an introductory session to the world of Data Visualization Dashboards and Big Data Analytics. Microsoft PowerBI and Tableau are two leading data visualization and analytics tools in the market today. In this workshop participants will understand the basics of Big Data and how businesses are creating a culture of data-driven decision-making. Participants will be introduced to the core features of PowerBI and Tableau software. Hands-on labs using these two tools will allow the participants to have a first-hand knowledge of how to utilize the software to gain business insights and trends. Participants will be able to demonstrate how to take different data sets and convert into a meaningful visual format for better understanding and decision making. Hand-outs outlining the labs and data sets will be distributed so that participants can incorporate as a lab activity in their curriculum.

Tableau Your Data! Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software (2nd Edition) by Daniel G. Murray, ISBN-10: 1119001196.

Wiley will not provide e-books for this track. Desk copies of this title can be requested by emailing Rosemary Burke at Wiley ( and giving her the following information.

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All attendees must also bring a FLASH DRIVE to class.



Rajiv Malkan, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Computer and Information Technology Department of

Lone Star College - Montgomery where he teaches a variety of courses including Business Computer Applications, Programming Languages and Business/Management.

Dr. Rajiv Malkan has over 30 years of leadership contributions in higher education within multiple settings. He has engaged in leadership roles including Founding Dean, Division Chair in transforming education. His involvement in driving key initiatives spans in education delivery, thought leadership, grant writing, global partnerships and engagements on emerging trends. He holds proven expertise in college accreditation & state compliance including Dual Credit/Pathways initiatives for academic & workforce programs.

His academic credentials include two Master’s degrees, a Doctorate in Higher Education

Leadership, and he has been the recipient of the prestigious Kellogg Fellowship in Leadership Development.

Dr. Malkan is active with various professional organizations and is continuing his drive in cyber security and incorporating data driven decision making in higher education organization by presenting at various conferences on data analytics, while executing on awarded grants and serving in community colleges and corporate education.

Three Objectives
1. Installing PowerBI Desktop and Tableau Desktop versions
2. Data Cleansing and Preparing data sets for PowerBI and Tableau
3. Create Dashboards using PowerBI and Tableau


  • Introduction to Data Visualization
  • Introduction to Big Data and Analytics
  • Installing and setup – PowerBI and Tableau
  • Data Cleansing and Preparing Data Sets
  • Creating Basic Visualization from Data Sets
  • Understand PowerBi Tool sets
  • Understand Tableau Tool sets
  • Create Dashboards using PowerBI and Tableau

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