Qlik and C40 Cities Announce Datathon Winners on Climate Resiliency

Students, Customers and Partners Develop Powerful Applications To Support The Need To Combat Climate Change and Rebuild From COVID-19

What a great way to celebrate the end of QlikWorld Online by recognizing the winning applications from the Qlik and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Academic Program Datathon and Customer Partner Datathon!

Qlik Datathons are always an exciting part of QlikWorld. This year, Qlik hosted two Datathons over the past six months leading up to final presentations and live judging during the QlikWorld event.

Academic Program Datathon

Congratulations Pauline Guillet, team DataGO, from Université de Technologie de Compiègne in France! The team’s application, which addresses various types of air pollution and the linked problems and impact that this pollution has on the planet and our health, was selected as the winner by QlikWorld Online attendees and judges from Qlik and C40 Cities. A dashboard of the application, which was shown at QlikWorld Online, can be seen below.

The winning submission was chosen from five finalist student team submissions that spanned the globe, which leveraged Qlik analytics software and public data to build solutions to help solve some of the issues at the heart of our current climate crisis in multiple geographies. A list of the semifinalist can be seen here.

“For our first-ever global Academic Program Datathon, the engagement and high volume of initial submissions was so heartening and affirmed the value and interest in hosting these student-driven datathons,” said Jennifer Danckaert, Senior Manager, Qlik Academic Program. “It’s so important to nurture and engage students through data, as they will be our future business leaders, data analysts and app creators. To have them work so enthusiastically on pressing issues, such as climate change, means our future workforce will be guided by principles of corporate responsibility and also by a real sense of mission to make an impact.”

The Qlik team is planning additional Datathons related to climate and sustainability. If you are a student attending an accredited university and would like to participate in our next Datathon, we encourage you to sign up for the Qlik Academic Program to receive free, full-year access to our software and training.

Customer Partner Datathon

Congratulations to GINQO's Tanveer Pratap and Alberto Varela, as well as Vizlib's Joe Warbington for the winning submission to the 2020 Qlik Datathon challenge!

A challenge was released to customers and partners from around the globe (similar to Hackathon and Late Night Lunacy events of past years) to develop solutions toward climate resiliency in cities with the added complexities uncovered by the COVID-19 outbreak. Qlik along with C40 Cities is driven to create a sustainable path for global cities and will use the solution developed to uncover insights and enable cities to transform in ways needed for a sustainable future.

The application developed by GINQO and Vizlib demonstrated advanced understanding of the issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our cities and how cities can safely monitor and rebuild in a way that drives a positive impact upon the climate resiliency programs that exist within our cities. The demonstration focused on Toronto, but the approach can be applied to any city in the world. A live demo of the application can be found here, and below you can see a dashboard from the application.

Thank you to every Datathon participant for taking up the challenge and sharing your creative solutions! Your work is helping to create a world where sustainability will be front and center at organizations worldwide.

@Qlik and @c40cities announce #Datathon winners on #climateresiliency at #QlikWorld. Read the latest blog post by @juliekae.

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