The analytics economy and the rise of data literacy

Johannesburg, 03 Jul 2018
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James Hickman.
James Hickman.

Modern businesses are beginning to uncover how visual analytics can be used to discover hidden relationships in simple and complex data. Why does this have such a resounding impact? It provides the key to unlock powerful insights, meaning businesses can make better-informed decisions, faster, while experiencing incredible business benefits.

As South Africa Qlik Master Reseller (SAQMR), a subsidiary of the EOH Group, prepares to host its annual conference, the Southern Africa Qlik Summit 2018, it is encouraging businesses, partners, customers and consumers to join the conversation. With a view to exploring the journey from data to insights, the summit will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, on 9 July 2018.

The event will feature a Solution Expo Event, expert guest speaker Dion Chang will deliver the keynote address; 'Through the Looking Glass', EOH and SAQMR executives will address the audience, and local celebrity Danny K will act as the Master of Ceremonies.

International Qlik representatives will bring thought-provoking presentations, allowing guests to look beyond African innovation and, instead, begin to embrace the global pace of digital disruption. With specialist panel discussions, breakaway sessions and cocktail sundowners, delegates will be sure to leave the summit with the knowledge and passion needed to take their own businesses forward on the data to insights journey.

"Qlik's Vice President, Industry Solutions and Business Value, David Bolton will be presenting on the topic of 'Digital Transformation in the Analytics Economy'. Jordan Morrow, Global Head of Data Literacy, Qlik, will detail 'The Rise of Data Literacy', explaining why this is a critical component for the business of the future," confirms SAQMR Managing Director, James Hickman. "Paul Winsor (Global Senior Director Industry Solutions, EMEA Region, Qlik) and Niall Gallacher (Global Director Market Development, Qlik) will also share inspirational business transformation stories from around the world'."

The breakaway sessions will cover various aspects of data analytics in different industries and applications. From shifting the retail landscape into the third generation of analytics, to data in the financial services industry; global innovation in public sector and healthcare analytics; enterprise transformation; global information alignment; and quantifying true customer product profitability: every business will benefit from the insights to be shared at the summit.

"We strive to take businesses from analytics to insight, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Data visualisation is critical in the big data world," concludes Hickman. "This will be the topic of discussion at the Southern Africa Qlik Summit, sponsored by B2IT, Decision Inc., Expeditus, Insight Consulting, Inteleqt, KPI Management Solutions, Modernising Management, Synergy, TRG, and Cloudera."

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Qlik delivers intuitive platform solutions for self-service data visualisation, guided analytics applications, embedded analytics and reporting to approximately 40 000 customers worldwide. Companies of all sizes, across all industries and geographies, use Qlik solutions to visualise and explore information, generate insight and make better decisions. At Qlik, we optimise business intelligence (BI) by harnessing the collective intelligence of people across an organisation. We focus on empowering people: by enabling everyone in an organisation to see the whole story that lives within their data.

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller (previously known as QlikView SA) has been a member of the EOH group of companies since 1 July 2014, facilitating a great partnership that aims to accelerate growth for Qlik in Southern Africa directly or through its specialised partner channel. SA Qlik MR's portfolio of products meets customers' growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics. Over 1 800 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas.

These solutions bridge the gap between traditional BI solutions and inadequate spreadsheet applications. The in-memory associative search technology that Qlik pioneered, pioneered the self-service BI category, allowing users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. Appropriate from SMB to the largest global enterprise, Qlik's self-service analysis can be deployed with data governance in days or weeks. The platform's app-driven model works with existing BI solutions, offering an immersive mobile and social, collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik does business in more than 100 countries with over
40 000 customers globally. For more information, please visit

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