At the 2012 Visual Analytics Community (VAC) Consortium meeting, Pat Hanrahan from Stanford University and Tableau provided the opening keynote. He encouraged the audience to remember that there is a huge untapped market of "data enthusiasts" who aren't database or computer experts, but they are great analytical thinkers and need tools to support their questions.
The theme of the 2012 VAC Consortium meeting was Big Data. Video recording provided by Battelle. Editing and slide insertion by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. For more information about the VA Community, visit http://vacommunity.org.