In this conversation with Chris Powell, Chief Marketing Officer of Qlik, we got an exclusive sneak peek into the exciting updates surrounding Qlik Connect 2022, the company’s highly anticipated annual event. The event promises to bring together industry experts, thought leaders, customers, and partners to explore the latest advancements in AI and data integration, with a renewed focus on experiential learning and real-world problem-solving, Qlik Connect 2022 aims to empower attendees with the knowledge and tools to drive meaningful change within their organisations.
The Name Change To Qlik Connect
Powell shed light on the decision to rebrand the event as Qlik Connect. The merger of Qlik and Talent led to the fusion of their respective events, Connect and Qlik World. By retaining the Connect name from Talend, the new event, Qlik Connect, symbolises the unity of the two companies and their shared vision for fostering collaboration and innovation.
An Experiential Learning Approach
Powell emphasised the importance of the event being experiential, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage with experts and practitioners who are tackling real-world challenges. Qlik Connect 2022 will offer hands-on labs, meet the expert sessions, and interactive discussions to facilitate meaningful conversations about business problems and their potential solutions.
Thought Leaders and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
With AI being a hot topic across industries, Powell highlighted the inclusion of top AI minds in the event’s speaker lineup. While details about speakers were not fully disclosed, Powell mentioned the head of research from IDC and one of the industry’s leading AI experts. The presence of these thought leaders, alongside Qlik’s executives, will create a platform for in-depth discussions on AI strategy, development, and practical implementation.
Data Integration and Governance
Powell underscored the significance of data integration and governance in today’s world, where compliance and data security are paramount. Qlik Connect 2022 will focus on showcasing how Qlik’s solutions enable seamless data integration, analysis, and application of AI and machine learning. Additionally, the event will address the importance of data governance, ensuring data quality, access control, and compliance with evolving regulations.
Engaging Expo Floor
The expo floor at Qlik Connect 2022 promises to be a hub of innovation and collaboration. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore integration solutions, analyse data, and gain insights into the most sophisticated AI and machine learning techniques. The presence of Qlik’s partner ecosystem, including cloud partners like Snowflake and Databricks, will provide valuable insights into the possibilities of working with these industry leaders.
Connecting People, Sharing Knowledge
Powell emphasised the significance of connecting customers and partners at Qlik Connect 2022. By facilitating one-on-one interactions and enabling birds of a feather discussions, the event aims to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing. Last year’s success in creating a platform for practitioners, partners, and integrators to engage with each other has inspired a continuation of this format in the upcoming event.
Qlik Connect 2022 is poised to be a transformative event, bringing together industry experts, thought leaders, and practitioners to explore the future of AI and data integration. With a focus on experiential learning, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with experts, gain insights into real-world challenges, and learn about the latest advancements in AI and machine learning.
The event’s emphasis on data integration, governance, and actionable insights will empower organisations to leverage their data effectively and drive meaningful change. As the event draws closer, anticipation builds for the unveiling of additional speakers and the wealth of knowledge and innovation that Qlik Connect 2022 will undoubtedly offer.