Radnor, PA – Qlik®, a leader in data analytics, today announced that the Company is expecting a record number of attendees to be on hand for Qonnections 2018, its worldwide user and partner conference, being held April 23-26 at The Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. The conference brings together Qlik customers, partners, and data enthusiasts to help users better capitalize on data to transform their organizations.
Qonnections 2018 focuses on providing customers and partners with the knowledge and best practices they need to transform their business and support the Qlik analytics platform. CEO Mike Capone and CTO Mike Potter will share Qlik’s strategic vision and roadmap, and will address how Qlik is addressing customers’ key challenges today while driving future trends in the market tomorrow. Keynote presentations will highlight how hybrid cloud analytics will deliver greater option value to customers; how augmented analytics can boost the speed to insights for all users; how associative big data indexing will change how customers derive insights from greater combinations of data; and how Qlik will advance its portfolio leveraging the latest technology innovations to drive greater insight from smart intuitive analytics. Qlik Sense® and QlikView® certification exams will also be offered.
Freakonomics authors Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt will focus on unconventional analysis tactics that business leaders can use to think more rationally, more creatively, and more productively, based on data-driven insights.
Data Literacy experts Valerie Logan, Research Director at Gartner Research and Rahul Bhargava, MIT Media Lab Research Scientist, will speak on the importance of data literacy and the ability of knowledge workers to be able to read, work with, understand and argue with data.
Customer and partner presenters will appear from companies like AbbVie, Citigroup, Cloudera, PwC Canada, Raymond James and Shire. The complete list can be viewed at the following link: https://www.qlikqonnections.com/sessions/2018-sessions/.
The Qonnections Discovery Expo will feature more than 30 sponsoring partners and exhibitors that will showcase their value-add solutions and services for Qlik products. Diamond sponsors include Cognizant and Jedox.
“After a great debut in 2017, we’re honored that Jedox has been invited as a Diamond Sponsor to this year’s Qonnections conference,” said Kay-Ingo Greve, CEO at Jedox. “Jedox enables Qlik users to expand their Qlik Sense dashboards with powerful planning, budgeting and forecasting functionality. We will showcase how Qlik customers can be more competitive by transforming Qlik insights into execution – integrating their BI platform with an enterprise-class strategic and operational planning solution.”
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
Corporate Responsibility partner C40 Cities to tackle climate change with data from the world’s megacities. 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 Late Night Lunacy. This contest uncovers 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 and the challenge to create the ultimate self-service data visualization and discovery application app – all within the Late Night Lunacy timeframe.
April 23-26, 2018
The Rosen Shingle Creek
To view the current Qonnections 2018 agenda and register, please visit: http://www.qlikqonnections.com. For more information on the Hackathon and Late Night Lunacy please visit: http://www.qlikqonnections.com/about/entertaining-and-networking.html.
Qlik® is the leading data analytics platform and the pioneer of user-driven business intelligence. Its portfolio of cloud-based and on-premise solutions meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics, regardless of where data is located. Customers using Qlik Sense®, QlikView® and Qlik® Cloud, gain meaning out of information from multiple sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik does business in more than 100 countries with over 45,000 customers globally.
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