Executive Insights and Trends

My Qlik Connect Playlist

Chris Powell

5 min read

As Qlik Connect approaches and my sleep reduces, I can't help but think about the excitement and energy this event brings.

With AI being infused into so much of our daily life, including our music playlists, it seems only fitting to come up with a Qlik Connect playlist that captures the essence of the event.

As an Amazon Music fan (shout out to our diamond sponsor AWS), I've curated a list of tracks that will get you ready for all the incredible experiences we have in store (and also may prove handy as a soundtrack for packing, and I hate packing!)

1. Our inspiring Keynote Sessions

Keynote sessions at Qlik Connect are always a highlight, and this year’s lineup is no exception. I’m thrilled to hear from industry leaders and visionaries who will share their insights on the latest trends and innovations from our industry but also from outside our industry (and even our planet!)

Track: "A Sky full of Stars” – Coldplay (Inspired by Greg Robinson, formerly from NASA, one of our keynote speakers)

2. Hands-On Workshops

Our hands-on workshops are nearly full, which clearly shows their popularity. These interactive sessions are invaluable for gaining practical skills and insights that you can immediately apply to real life and existing projects.

Track: "Jump Right In” by Zac Brown Band

3. AI Council

Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming both our work and personal lives, and we are thrilled to be joined at this year’s Qlik Connect by our AI Council. I’m excited to explore the latest advancements in AI and how they can drive smarter decision-making and create competitive advantages for our organizations.

Track: "New Rules" by Dua Lipa

4. Focus on Sustainability and ESG

Sustainability is a key focus at this year’s Qlik Connect, and as you know, it’s a topic I’m particularly passionate about. We have a dedicated space on the show floor with presentations by partners like C40 Cities, Direct Relief, Van Oord, Avon and Brazil Senate, INFORM, NTT Data, and Qlik ESG Solutions.

Plus, events that celebrate our key groups, including #WomenWhoQlik.

Track: "Hey Soul Sister" by Train

5. Showfloor Customer Showcases: Trek, Mayborn Group, and UPS

Hearing directly from customers who are leveraging Qlik’s solutions to achieve remarkable results is always inspiring. This year, I’m particularly interested in the showcases by Trek, Mayborn Group, and UPS.

  • Trek: Turbocharging retail analytics with Qlik and Databricks, and a chance to win a Trek bike!

  • Mayborn Group: Enhancing decision-making and cutting reporting times with Qlik.

  • UPS: Real-time package tracking and innovative warehouse automation with Qlik.

Track: "The Bike Song" by Mark Ronson and The Business

6. Qlik Staige Showcase

The Qlik Staige Showcase is set to be a major highlight, featuring the latest innovations and developments from Qlik. Discover the latest AI trends, learn about trusted AI foundations, AI-powered analytics, and AI solutions that help Qlik customers make AI real today. Explore Qlik Staige and collect a button at all 5 stations for a special giveaway.

Track: "Believer" by Imagine Dragons

7. Bringing Together the Entire Qlik Community

One of the most special aspects of Qlik Connect is the sense of community. It’s a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends, make new connections, and engage in meaningful discussions with fellow data enthusiasts. The shared passion for data and analytics is what makes Qlik Connect truly unique.

Track: "Better Together" by Jack Johnson

8. Celebration and Awards Events

Celebrating achievements is a key part of Qlik Connect, and I’m looking forward to the celebration and awards events. Whether it’s our Qlik Global Partner Awards or our Qlik Global Customer Transformation Awards, it’s a time to honor excellence and inspire others.

Track: "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

9. Building Your New Qlik Brand Wardrobe

With Qlik’s new brand, this year’s swag is not just about looking good; it’s about getting your Qlik wardrobe up to date. I wonder what will be this year’s most coveted item, I have a few ideas….

Track: "Style" by Taylor Swift

10. Engaging with Sponsors

Our sponsors, including AWS and Accenture, add an extra layer of excitement to Qlik Connect. These industry leaders bring unique perspectives and innovations that enrich the discussions and provide valuable context to the latest trends and developments in data. I’m looking forward to engaging with them and exploring new possibilities.

Track: “Diamonds” – Rhianna

Bonus Track: Customer Appreciation Event at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure

One of the most anticipated events is the customer appreciation night at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure. Having exclusive access to such an iconic theme park is an incredible opportunity to unwind and have fun with fellow attendees. I can’t wait to create unforgettable memories there.

Track: "Party in the U.S.A" by Miley Cyrus

As we count down the days (and hours) to Qlik Connect, hopefully this playlist has shown that this event is packed with opportunities for learning, networking, and celebration.

From groundbreaking keynote sessions to our exclusive customer appreciation event, Qlik Connect promises to be an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a seasoned data professional or new to the field, there’s something for everyone at this event.

And remember, if you see me around, let’s talk data—or music! See you there! And don’t forget to download the Qlik Connect App to stay updated and make the most of your experience.

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