After watching Angelika Klidas present at the Big Data Expo in Amsterdam, and how she inspired the audience with her engaging story telling style – I knew she would be great for our Pushing the Boundaries series.
Spending a decade or more teaching, Angelika is shaping and influencing our new generation. I love her practical and pragmatic approaches to maximising data literacy in the real world.
So, let’s find out more about Angelika, her work and her mantra “think big, act small, and scale fast…“
It was a great pleasure to chat with a man who has been transforming financial services with data and analytics. Simon has traveled the world; developing and sharing notable solutions that really make a difference. His expertise is renowned and respected by everyone who knows and works with him.
I had the pleasure to work with Simon Kirby for 2 years at Qlik and what really stood out for me, was his passion and dedication to push the boundaries in financial analytics. He was also just a lovely guy who would always support you and bring oodles of positivity to any engagement. You just want to work with people like that, right?
Now is the time for us to meet again, push some boundaries, and find out the latest thinking from the man himself.
It was fantastic to chat with Maria Sandorova, Head of Product Development at Inphinity, about her role and the innovation she leads. Despite “tremendous progress in education and the workplace during the past 50 years,” women are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
While men dominate the study of computer science and there’s a significant gender pay gap in all major technology companies. Many surveys show women feel they are overlooked in meetings, not taken seriously, and their ideas dismissed by male counterparts. That’s what the data tells us. What does a real rising star in tech tell us?
Maria is an inspiration to EVERY customer and colleague who works with her – dazzling people with her technical skills and the way she solves business problems with cool product solutions. Her ability to translate and communicate the complex into mainstream simplicity is outstanding.
Increasing diversity and inclusion in technology is paramount to a successful modern industry. Pushing the Boundaries seeks to inspire more women to choose careers in technology and lead the way – like Maria is in Inphinity!
This one means a lot to me. I have a deep passion for creating data-driven cultures within organizations – but this man has a vision that touches nearly every bit of the globe. It’s a huge movement.
I first met Jordan Morrow when I was a Qlik customer, working at Avon and Somerset Police. I was asked to present at Qlik’s Visualise Your World, main stage at the QE2 centre in London around 3 years ago. Part of this involved a panel session, where this energetic ball of knowledge introduced a vision around data literacy and how important it was for competitiveness and business outcomes. I was hooked.
Three years on, the programme has gone from strength to strength – and now is the time for us to meet again, push some boundaries, and find out the latest thinking from the man himself.
In this interview I explore where it all started, the achievements, favourite use cases, translating data literacy to action, lessons learned, the future and key resources.
Every time I see Rob O’Neill, Head of Informatics at University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Trust, he hits me square in the jaw with more innovation. Often spinning up a demo on the spot, Rob is one of those people that has a huge passion to disrupt traditional ways of working with technology.
My latest meeting with Rob did not disappoint…he talked through how he is collaborating technology to solve traditional business problems in the trust. He was keen to show me how he has integrated Qlik with Inphinity Forms – along with building in Qlik Alerting too. Glad he did.
Talking through several operational use cases supporting Covid 19 and the Command Centre (award winning!), he then moved on to how he has automated project management workflow. Traditional spreadsheet project management processes have been replaced, providing real-time updating, reporting and alerting – saving hours and providing new levels of assurance. And, yep, he spun up the demo and wowed me once again.
I loved how all the key project management controls can be combined e.g. risk register to support a seamless user experience. Another great feature was uploading, storing and viewing documents within the native Qlik environment!