Francois Ajenstat

Chief Product Officer, Tableau

Francois Ajenstat is Tableau’s Chief Product Officer. In that role, Francois is responsible for Tableau’s overall product strategy and oversees the product portfolio including product packaging, pricing and product positioning. He is also responsible for evangelizing Tableau’s products with customers and partners and incorporating customer and partner feedback into the strategic vision of the Tableau portfolio. Francois brings a wealth of product management experience in the business intelligence industry. Prior to joining Tableau, Francois worked at Microsoft for 10 years in a number of different groups including SQL Server, Office and Trustworthy Computing. Before that, he worked for Cognos Corporation (acquired by IBM) leading strategic alliances with key industry partners such as IBM, HP, and Microsoft.

The first time Francois saw Tableau, over 10 years ago, he recognized the potential to transform the industry and revolutionize how people work with data. I knew I needed to be part of what was to
become an entire new era in business analytics and it’s been incredible to be part of the team that is
making that vision a reality.

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