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Announcing the 2024 Class of Qlik Academic Program Educator Ambassadors!

By Holly Johnson, Academic Program – EMEA Lead

Holly Johnson

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The Qlik Academic Program is proud to announce our 2024 class of Educator Ambassadors. Academic Program Ambassadors are educators who champion the Qlik Academic Program at their universities and beyond, with a passion for preparing students for the data driven workplace.

These individuals are some of our most active participants of the Qlik Academic Program who fully utilize the free software, training resources and qualifications that we provide to university students and educators. The members of our 2024 class are:

Dr Nassir Ibrahim, Senior Lecturer in Business Analytics teaching at Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom

Marcin Stawarz, Teaching and Research Assistant in the Department of Applied Informatics and Mathematics in Economics, at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland

Blerim Emruli, Assistant Professor in Informatics, teaching at Lund University in Sweden

Javier Leon, Adjunct Professor, teaching at Saint Joseph's University, Drexel University, Rowan University, Villanova University, and Southern New Hampshire University in the United States

Sumitra Purushottam Pundlik, Assistant Professor teaching at Savitribai Phule Pune University in India

Priscila de Jesus Papazissis Paolinelli, Post Graduation Professor, teaching at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais in Brazil

Jacek Harazin, Lecturer in Big Data and Data Engineering, teaching at WSB Merito Universities in Poland

Angelika Klidas, Lecturer Minor Data and Analytics, teaching at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

Dr K Kalaiselvi, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, teaching at Kristu Jayanti College in India

Angel R Monjarás, Business Intelligence Diploma Professor teaching at Instituto Tecnologico Autónomo De México (ITAM) in Mexico

Daniel E. O'Leary, Professor teaching at University of Southern California in the United States

Meet the Qlik Academic Program Educator Ambassadors for 2024

We are thrilled to be recognizing the efforts of these individuals to help the Qlik Academic Program to achieve its mission - to create a data literate world, one student at a time. Each ambassador has been selected through a self-nominated application process, where they were required to answer various questions covering their motivations for becoming an ambassador, and to evidence their passion for upskilling their students in analytics over the past 12 months. This year, we are excited to select 11 ambassadors, 5 new ones and 6 returning ambassadors whose efforts continued to impress us. To thank them for their efforts, our ambassadors will receive exclusive benefits such as webinars and discussion groups with Qlik leaders, opportunities to showcase their experience with the Qlik Academic Program and the chance to grow their network with other educators across various fields and geographies.

Throughout 2024 our ambassadors will continue their advocacy for the Qlik Academic Program and help us to reach even more students and educators with our free resources. Stay tuned over the coming months for more in-depth profiles on each of our ambassadors, and get to know who they are, what they teach and why they are so passionate about bridging the data literacy skills gap! Learn more about the Ambassador Program and how to apply for future classes.

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