Thank you to our 2018 Speakers

  • Stephen Dubner

    Think Like A Freak

    Wednesday, April 25th
    8:30AM - 10:00AM

    Inspired by their latest book, Think Like a Freak, Stephen Dubner, along with Steven Levitt, 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. Think Like a Freak outlines an entirely new approach to solving problems, both big and small. And in a conscious effort to retrain the reader’s brain, they touch on a wide variety of topics and scenarios during which people can use analysis strategies to better solve problems.

    Stephen Dubner Bio

    After Stephen Dubner profiled the economist Steven Levitt in The New York Times Magazine, thats when they decided to team up and write the book that became Freakonomics. An award-winning author, journalist, and TV personality, Dubner has been an editor and writer at The New York Times, taught English at Columbia University, appeared regularly on Good Morning America and World News Tonight, and, in college, he started a rock band that was signed to Arista Records. He is the author of two previous books, Choosing My Religion and Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, as well as a childrens book, The Boy With Two Belly Buttons.

    Check out Freakonomics radio, Dubner and Levitt's weekly podcast.

  • Steven Levitt

    Think Like A Freak

    Wednesday, April 25th
    8:30AM - 10:00AM

    Inspired by their latest book, Think Like a Freak, Steven Levitt, along with Stephen Dubner, 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. Think Like a Freak outlines an entirely new approach to solving problems, both big and small. And in a conscious effort to retrain the reader’s brain, they touch on a wide variety of topics and scenarios during which people can use analysis strategies to better solve problems.

    Stephen Levitt Bio

    Steven Levitt is a full professor in the University of Chicago’s economics department (he received tenure after only two years) and the winner of the highly esteemed John Bates Clark Medal, as the most influential economist in America under the age of 40 (which is frequently a precursor to the Nobel Prize). Mr. Levitt has an enormous curiosity and is set on course by personal experiences and the incongruities he sees in everyday life. Mr. Levitt is an intuitionist. He sifts through a pile of data to find a story that no one else has found and devises ways to measure an effect that veteran economists have declared unmeasurable. He has shown other economists just how well their tools can make sense of the real world.

    Check out Freakonomics radio, Dubner and Levitt's weekly podcast.

  • Valerie Logan

    Data Literacy: How Organizations Can Learn to Speak Data

    Tuesday, April 24th
    4:15PM - 5:15PM

    Data Literacy is defined as the ability to read, work with, understand and argue with data. Leveraging all the data that has become ubiquitous both in and outside of organizations is critical to achieving transformational success. Jordan Morrow, Global Head of Qlik's Data Literacy Program, will be joined on stage by Valerie Logan and Rahul Bhargava who will both share perspectives on how to ensure your organization is not just receiving data but understanding it for insights and advantage.

    Valerie will speak about the data literacy gap and how companies can use “Information as a Second Language” to execute and manage the change. She will also share examples of successful strategies to raise the data IQ of all business users.

    Valerie Logan
    Research Director, Data and Analytics, Gartner Research

    Valerie Logan is a Research Director in the Data and Analytics group within Gartner Research, where she covers information management strategies, advanced analytics and related change management topics. She is a member of the Office of the CDO (Chief Data Officer) research team.

    Ms. Logan has more than 25 years of experience, including two decades of global consulting practice management in the information and intelligence domains, and five years of applied experience in the telecommunications industry at both field and enterprise levels. Ms. Logan is an active and passionate thought leader in the areas of information sciences and business intelligence strategies, supporting clients with their information and analytics evolution.

  • Rahul Bhargava

    Data Literacy: How Organizations Can Learn to Speak Data

    Tuesday, April 24th
    4:15PM - 5:15PM

    Data Literacy is defined as the ability to read, work with, understand and argue with data. Leveraging all the data that has become ubiquitous both in and outside of organizations is critical to achieving transformational success. Jordan Morrow, Global Head of Qlik's Data Literacy Program, will be joined on stage by Valerie Logan and Rahul Bhargava who will both share perspectives on how to ensure your organization is not just receiving data but understanding it for insights and advantage.

    Rahul will speak about creative approaches to building a data culture to help your organization to learn to “speak data" and will share examples of successful strategies to raise the data IQ of all business users.

    Rahul Bhargava
    MIT Media Lab: Research Scientist, MIT Center for Civic Media

    Rahul is a researcher and technologist specializing in civic technology and data literacy. He creates interactive websites used by hundreds of thousands, playful educational experiences across the globe, and award-winning visualizations for museum settings. As a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, Rahul leads technical development on projects ranging from interfaces for quantitative news analysis, to platforms for crowd-sourced sensing. He has a special interest in how new technologies are introduced to people in settings focused on learning.

  • Mike Capone

    Digital Transformation in the Analytics Economy

    Tuesday, April 24th
    8:00AM - 8:30AM

    Organizations are leveraging the power of data through analytics to transform businesses and entire industries. Data, and the people who work with it are the agents of change in their organizations. Mike will discuss the power of data and how elevating the level of data literacy for all users is critical to capitalize on the unprecedented economic opportunity available in the Analytics Economy. Mike will share how companies across industries unlock value sources by using customer intelligence, reimagining processes, balancing risk/reward and opening up new business opportunities. He will explain how Qlik is investing in innovation as the foundation for transformational disruption and how we have organized the company around customer success.

    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

    Innovation Fueling the Analytics Economy: Qlik’s Product Vision and Roadmap

    Tuesday, April 24th
    8:30AM - 10:00AM

    Data is the fuel of the new analytics economy, but turning that data into the type of actionable insights that drive transformation and business value is easier said than done. In this keynote, we will demonstrate how Qlik’s leading data analytics platform bridges this gap by delivering true scale for your enterprise, across all data and for all users. We will showcase how we support governed scale with our latest hybrid cloud offerings and how we will continue to drive scale in both the world of big data and the user experience, through our unique associative technology. The result: new insights that drive new value and transform the enterprise.

    * This session will be hosted by multiple leaders at Qlik

    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

    Innovation Fueling the Analytics Economy: Qlik’s Product Vision and Roadmap

    Tuesday, April 24th
    8:30AM - 10:00AM

    Data is the fuel of the new analytics economy, but turning that data into the type of actionable insights that drive transformation and business value is easier said than done. In this keynote, we will demonstrate how Qlik’s leading data analytics platform bridges this gap by delivering true scale for your enterprise, across all data and for all users. We will showcase how we support governed scale with our latest hybrid cloud offerings and how we will continue to drive scale in both the world of big data and the user experience, through our unique associative technology. The result: new insights that drive new value and transform the enterprise.

    * This session will be hosted by multiple leaders at Qlik

    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

  • Chris Moore

    Senior Vice President, Partners & Alliances, Qlik

    Monday, April 23rd
    1:30PM - 2:30PM

    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.

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