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Qonnections Global Conference Brings Together the Best of Qlik

Features Captain Scott Kelly, visualization specialists, and customer success stories

April 12, 2016

Qlik® (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, today announced that this year, for the first time, customers and partners are coming together in one global event, Qonnections 2016 ( Qonnections 2016, being held May 1-4 at The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will bring together Qlik customers, partners, and data enthusiasts to help users better capitalize on data to transform their organizations.

Qonnections 2016 is being headlined by Captain Scott Kelly, who will discuss how he used data to make his year in space successful. In addition, Thomas Tighe, President and CEO of Direct Relief, will join CEO Lars Björk to share how it uses Qlik to aid in its humanitarian efforts. Featured speakers include best practices from visualization specialists Alberto Cairo and Randy Olson, with hundreds of customer and partner presenters from companies like BMW, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Deloitte, and McKesson.  The complete list can be viewed at the following link:


Qonnections 2016 focuses on providing customers and partners with the knowledge and best practices they need to transform their business and support the Qlik visual analytics platform. Attendees will also discover how they play a transformational role in Qlik’s strategic roadmap, which will include details on the full spectrum of current and future product innovations. Qlik Sense® and QlikView® certification exams will be offered, along with over one hundred track sessions and more than 30 hours of hands-on training.

Back by popular demand is the Qlik Hackathon. To allow developers the time to build world-changing apps, Qlik has opened the competition prior to Qonnections. Teams have been presented with several challenges involving Qlik “Change Our World” grant recipient and partner Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and its work in addressing water availability and quality issues. Developers must use web skills, data, and Qlik Sense to achieve new insights and visualizations that best address the challenge.  Every Hackathon participant will have access to Qlik® Branch, a collaborative workspace and open exchange, and support from internal Qlik experts moderating the event.

Qlik will also host a Midnight Madness contest to discover the very best app building skills and development talent using Qlik Sense capabilities and functionalities. Contestants will form teams of two, three, or four developer fanatics, demo experts, or app magicians that are ready to push the boundaries on a user adoption business scenario. Each team will be provided access to a set of data from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) focusing on the world’s demand for groundwater, clear requirements, and the challenge to create the ultimate self-service data visualization and discovery application app – all within the Midnight Madness timeframe.

The Qonnections Discovery Expo will feature more than 40 sponsoring partners that will showcase their value-add solutions and services for Qlik products. Diamond sponsors include: Analytics8 and Axis Group. and Cognizant. Platinum sponsors include: RapidMiner.


May 1-4, 2016
The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida


To view the current Qonnections 2016 agenda and register, please visit: For more information on the Hackathon and Midnight Madness please visit:

Follow the conference as it unfolds on Twitter via @Qlik and #Qonnections.

About Qlik

Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in visual analytics. Its portfolio of products meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics. Approximately 38,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik has offices around the world with more than 1700 partners covering more than 100 countries.


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