What to Expect at Qonnections 2018
Qonnections is a great opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers, learn from Qlik gurus, and network with peers. Each year, Qonnections brings data lovers together to share thoughts and get the latest BI and Analytics updates.
Last year's theme was about bringing data, people, and ideas together. There were showcases of Hybrid Cloud, Augmented Intelligence, and the power of big data indexing. Learn more about Qonnections 2017 in our blog post from last year:
Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, the authors of Think Like a Freak and Freakonomics 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.
Mike Capone, Qlik's CEO, will talk about Digital Transformation in the Analytics Economy. Mike Potter, Qlik's CTO, will uncover Qlik's product roadmap.
Learn more about the speakers here: https://www.qlikqonnections.com/sessions/speakers.html\
Data Literacy, Data Literacy, and Data Literacy
There are more than 10 sessions directly or indirectly related to data literacy. Don Somer, Senior Director, Market Intelligence Lead at Qlik, and Jordan Morrow, Global Head - Data Literacy at Qlik will handle most of those sessions. These sessions are a response to the recent market trends around Data Literacy. As Gartner indicates, "by 2020 80% of organizations initiate deliberate competency development in the field of Data Literacy, acknowledging their extreme deficiency."
Valarie Logan Research Director, Data and Analytics at Gartner Research and Raul Bhargava, MIT Media Lab researcher will take over the stage to speak about the data literacy gap and how companies can use "Information as a Second Language" to execute and manage the change. They will also share examples of successful strategies to raise the data IQ of all business users and create a data literate culture.
Axis Group has launched Axis Academy, a new initiative around Data Literacy, this year with the goal of increasing Data Literacy rate to 86% through a social learning platform. Learn more about Axis Academy here: academy.axisgroup.com
If you want to assess your data literacy maturity or want to talk about how to get started or grow your data literacy program at your organization, make sure to stop by booth #801 to talk to our Chief Data Literacy Officer, Jerry DiMaso.
You can get a copy of our book, A Guide to Data Literacy, from our Axis Academy website.
Let's Talk About Having Some Fun!
This year's Qonnections is at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. If you are interested in golf, spa, or sun, this is the place to be. This year is Qlik's 25 year anniversary, so we are really looking forward to the events they have planned!
Keep an eye on the Qlik Hackathon and Late-Night Lunacy. The result of these events is always breathtaking to watch. Learn more about Qlik's Hackathon here: http://bit.ly/2018QlikHackChallenge
Also, if you are looking for some extra fun make sure to stop by Axis' booth and say hi. Our folks know how to have fun.
And make sure not to forget to pack the essentials, your business cards and bathing suits.