Data leaders from around the globe will convene to learn about Qlik’s strategic vision and roadmap spanning IOT, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
Qlik, a leader in visual analytics, today announced the company is expecting a record number of attendees to be on hand for Qonnections 2017, its worldwide user and partner conference, being held from 15-18 May at The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
The conference brings together Qlik customers, partners and data enthusiasts to help users better capitalise on data to transform their organisations.
Qonnections 2017 is being headlined by Jason Silva, the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic’s Brain Games. In addition, Jake Porway, Founder of DataKind and former New York Times Data Scientist, will discuss how humanity can benefit from the gains of big data.
Featured speakers include a customer panel moderated by R “Ray” Wang and best practices from visualisation specialists Alberto Cairo and Randy Olson, with hundreds of customer and partner presenters from companies like T. Rowe Price, Raymond James, KitchenAid, and Virgin Mobile MEA. The complete list can be viewed at the following link: http://www.qlikqonnections.com/sessions/breakout-sessions/.
What: Qonnections 2017 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 discover how they play a transformational role in Qlik’s 2020 strategic vision and roadmap, and will hear 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 associative big data indexing will change how customers drive insight from greater combinations of data, and how Qlik will advance our portfolio, leveraging the latest technology innovations to drive greater insight from smart intuitive analytics. Qlik Sense and QlikView certification exams will also be offered.
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” partner the United Nations. Developers must use Web skills, data and Qlik Sense to achieve new insights and visualisations that best address the challenge. Every Hackathon participant will have access to Qlik Branch, a collaborative work space and open exchange, and support from internal Qlik experts moderating the event.
Qlik will also host a Late Night Lunacy 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 and the challenge to create the ultimate self-service data visualisation and discovery application app – all within the Late Night Lunacy time-frame.
The Qonnections Discovery Expo will feature more than 40 sponsoring partners and exhibitors that will showcase their value-add solutions and services for Qlik products. Diamond sponsors include: Arrow and Cognizant. Platinum sponsors include: Accenture Analytics, Analytics8, Axis Group, Jedox, SDG Group, TimeXtender, and Wipro.
When: 15-18 May 2017
The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Where: To view the current Qonnections 2017 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.