QlikWorld 23’s Emcee Katie Linendoll is an Emmy Award winning TV personality, Silicon Valley visionary, and one of the leading women in the field of technology. A self-proclaimed “tech geek,” Katie’s expertise in and her enthusiasm for technology is the reason for her frequent appearances as an expert contributor for major media outlets including The Today Show, The Rachel Ray Show, and numerous outlets including The Weather Channel, CBS Sports Radio, along with Popular Science, and Sports Illustrated, and more.
John Volanthen is a world record-holding British cave diver who has been involved in cave exploration and rescue for more than two decades. He began caving at the age of 14 and has been at the forefront of cave exploration since. In 2018, he played a key role in the Tham Luang Thailand cave rescue and was named one of TIME magazine’s “Heroes of the Year.” The courageous mission was chronicled in the National Geographic documentary The Rescue, as well as the book Thirteen Lessons That Saved Thirteen Lives: The Thai Cave Rescue and the critically acclaimed Hollywood film, Thirteen Lives, in which Volanthen is played by Colin Farrell.
Watch the story, hear from John in the keynote, then meet the hero! View the movie trailer or watch the full NatGeo show about the rescue.
Mike leads Qlik’s mission to create a data-literate world, one where people, businesses, organizations and governments tackle their most complex challenges with data. He has first-hand experience in leveraging the power of data through analytics to transform businesses and entire industries.
In addition to his extensive experience in high-growth SaaS companies, Mike was the COO of Medidata Solutions, a publicly-traded provider of SaaS analytics solutions to the healthcare, life sciences and pharma markets. There he played a significant role in the company’s product development, data science, professional services and go-to-market operations, guiding its strategy to provide a comprehensive cloud platform that leverages data and analytics to transform clinical trials.
Prior to Medidata, Mike held senior leadership positions at ADP, including Corporate Vice President of Product Development & CIO, and SVP & General Manager of ADP’s global outsourcing business. He was also head of product development and technology operations for ADP, one of the world’s largest B2B cloud services providers, delivering critical services to over 600,000 companies and 39 million of their staff members worldwide.
Mike holds a BS in Computer Science from Dickinson College and an MBA in Finance from Pace University.
Poornima Ramaswamy is a versatile business leader with a history of working across markets and segments to maximize customer and overall business value. As Qlik’s Chief Transformation Officer, Poornima heads up a multi-disciplinary team that aligns Qlik’s people, processes, and systems with customers as they build world-class solutions leveraging our products & services.
Prior to joining Qlik, Poornima led the North American AI & Analytics practice at Cognizant. During her tenure, she was the driving force in the creation of the Cognizant Chief Data & AI Officer Advisory Council, a community of analytics executives focused on leveraging data-driven approaches and cutting-edge systems to improve business outcomes. With more than 20 years of experience across a variety of industries, Poornima started her career at Tata Infotech.
An advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and passionate about sustainability and educational causes, Poornima holds a BS in Mathematics and an MBA from ICFAI Business School, India.
James leads the product management and product marketing organizations that help drive Qlik’s vision, product and innovation strategy, messaging, thought leadership and go-to-market strategies. Prior to becoming Chief Product Officer, James served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing.
James has two decades of experience in global software and consulting businesses focusing on analytics, performance management, finance and mobile solutions. Prior to joining Qlik, he ran product marketing for analytics, mobile and finance solutions at SAP. He also previously held various marketing and consulting roles at BusinessObjects, Cartesis and PwC.
James resides in the UK and holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Kingston University.
QlikWorld is a global annual conference dedicated to the latest advancements of data integration and analytics, featuring keynote presentations, interactive sessions with thought leaders and subject matter experts, and product demonstrations. QlikWorld is your chance to discover how you can activate your data to drive business forward.