2019 Speakers

Rub elbows with thousands of great ideas.
Plus hear from skiing legend Lindsey Vonn.

  • Lindsey Vonn

    Olympic Gold Medalist & Qonnections Special Guest

    Lindsey Vonn is the most successful female alpine skier in the history of the sport and is on her way to becoming the most successful ski racer ever.

    Six weeks after she turned 20, Vonn produced her first World Cup victory in Lake Louise, Alberta. In 2010, Vonn became the only American woman to have captured Downhill gold at the Olympics and also added a bronze in Super G. After rehabilitating two back-to-back knee injuries, Vonn returned to competition December, 2014. On January 19th, 2015 she broke Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup victories. Her documentary, The Climb, chronicling her recovery, aired on NBC January 25th, 2015. In the 2018 Winter Olympics, Vonn took home a bronze medal in the Downhill competition.

    Over the course of her career, she has captured a world-record 82 World Cup wins en route to 20 FIS Alpine World Cup titles (surpassing Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark), including four overall crystal globes and two World Championship titles. In 2016, Vonn broke the all-time Downhill record (42 wins), claiming the season’s Downhill title outright, on top of achieving the sport’s Super-G record (28 wins).

    In February 2015, Lindsey launched the Lindsey Vonn Foundation. Staying true to Lindsey's values, LVF is a non-profit with the goal of empowering young girls to grow as athletes and individuals through opportunities and experiences that build self-esteem and create positive self-image. In November 2016, People magazine named Lindsey and LVF to its "25 Women Changing the World" list. Recently added to The New York Times’ Best Sellers List, Lindsey’s book, Strong is the New Beautiful, debuted in October 2016.

    Growing up in the Twin Cities area (Burnsville), Vonn was on skis at age two before moving into Erich Sailer’s renowned US Ski and Snowboard Association program at Buck Hill. Before she was 10, the rising US Ski Team star, Picabo Street, became her hero. When Street won the 1995 World Cup Downhill title, the 10-year-old vowed she would do the same one day. She commuted to Ski Club Vail for a couple of years before her family moved to Vail in the late 90s. Vonn continues to reside in Vail.

  • Mike Capone

    Chief Executive Officer, Qlik

    Capone leads Qlik’s mission to be a leader in the Analytics Economy as CEO. Mike has first-hand experience in leveraging the power of data through analytics to transform businesses and entire industries.

    Mike was recently 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, accelerating its strategy to provide a comprehensive cloud platform that leverages data and analytics to transform clinical trials.

    Previously, 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.

  • Mike Potter

    Chief Technology Officer, Qlik

    Mike leads the global research and development team as Qlik continues to cement its technological leadership in visual analytics. Mike has nearly 20 years of software product development experience, including extensive management of large global engineering teams.

    Mike worked at Cognos for 13 years, and was one of the originators of Cognos Business Intelligence products. After IBM’s acquisition of Cognos, he spent six years with the company leading global development organizations for Financial Performance Management and BI across the various Cognos product lines. Most recently, Mike was Senior Vice-President of Engineering at CA Technologies, where he led the global development organization across multiple product lines.

  • James Fisher

    SVP, Strategic Marketing

    James has over 20 years’ experience in global software and consulting businesses focusing on analytics, performance management, finance and mobile solutions. In his role as SVP of Strategic Marketing at Qlik, James is responsible for leading a team that helps drive our vision and product strategy, messaging and thought leadership, developer marketing, market intelligence and go-to-market. Prior to joining Qlik, he ran Product Marketing for analytics, mobile and finance solutions at SAP and previously held various marketing and consulting roles at BusinessObjects, Cartesis, PwC and KPMG.

    Twitter: @jamesafisher

  • Rick Jackson

    Chief Marketing Officer, Qlik

    Rick leads global marketing strategy and execution as Qlik continues to build upon its leadership position in the growing visual analytics market. A technologist at heart, he has more than 25 years of experience marketing software and services to businesses and consumers in the technology industry.

    Rick joins Qlik from Rackspace where he was CMO and a member of the company’s senior leadership team. Prior to Rackspace, he served as CMO at VMware, where he was responsible for leading the company’s global marketing strategy since early 2009. In addition, Rick has led marketing organizations at Borland Software, BEA Systems and NetGravity, among others. He brings a valuable combination of SMB and enterprise marketing skills to Qlik, including his extensive knowledge of cloud computing, infrastructure software, application middleware and developer frameworks.

  • Chris Moore

    Senior Vice President, Partners & Alliances, Qlik

    Chris Moore joined Qlik in 2015 running channels for the Americas, and was named Global Channel Chief in December of 2017. Chris has P&L accountability and leadership globally for all channel operations. He maintains responsibility for all programs, strategy and relationships across tier 1 and 2 partners and distribution, and organizes reporting and metrics using a dashboarding process.

    Chris joined Qlik from Veeam Software, where he was the North American Channel Chief. He was also responsible for channel metrics, operations and channel sales, working closely with partners on go-to-market strategies to drive Veeam solutions. Prior to Veeam, Chris spent 12 years at HP, where he held multiple positions in sales and channel leadership.