Data first. Revolution second.
Discover the key to transforming your entire business with data.

Digital transformation is more than just a buzzword, it’s a must-do. Yet most initiatives will fail due to a lack of data literacy, limited access to data, and poor analytics strategies. This is your chance to hear from leaders who are not failing, but leading with data.

How do you become a leader in this revolution?
The Qlik Data Revolution Tour can show you how.

Coming soon to a city near you, this exclusive one-day event reveals the leaders in the Data Revolution will be those who can bring to bear the totality of their data assets to seek and uncover transformational insights and enrich every decision across all aspects of their operations.

Join us on the Data Revolution Tour and hear from:

  • Industry thought-leaders, who will explain where business intelligence is heading and how to be successful in a data driven world. They will also cover pragmatic steps that can be taken to ensure a data literate organization, enabled to leverage the power of business intelligence
  • Qlik experts, who will dive into Qlik’s unique approach to the 3rd generation of BI, leveraging augmented intelligence to drive data literacy, applied across more data from the edge to the point-of-decision.
  • Qlik customers, who are successfully harnessing their data to enrich decision-making across every area of their organization and benefiting from data driven culture

Learn more about the Data Revolution Tour – explore presentation topics, featured customers, partner showcases, and breakout tracks. VIEW AGENDA »

Don’t miss the revolution.

The Qlik Data Revolution Tour is free, but seats are limited, so register your interest to attend today.

Registration for this event has been closed.


Time General Session
8:30 AM Arrival and Registration
9:30 AM
Welcome & Intro:
Pat Hutchison, Regional Director, Southeast - Qlik
Analytics in the Era of AI
Lynne Schneider, Research Director, Data as a Service - IDC »

The practice of business analytics has come a long way from early reporting and digital dashboard tools. Today we’re entering a new phase, with intelligent and predictive capabilities within reach of every business. We need to be ready for this, but we should not overreact either.

How to drive Data Literacy within the Enterprise:
Anthony Palella, Senior Manager Data Business Group - Accenture »

Data is key to unlocking new insights, ideas and possibilities. But experts estimate that only one-third of us can confidently understand, analyze and argue with data. This keynote will address why Data Literacy must be regarded as a critical consideration for creating a data-driven culture and arm attendees with pragmatic advice and recommendations.

10:50 AM Morning Break & Innovation Showcase
11:10 AM
3rd Generation BI, Paving the Way to Data Driven Transformation: 
Rick Jackson, CMO - Qlik,
Trevor Kaplan, Principal Solution Architect - Qlik »

The Analytics Economy will be led by those who can bring to bear the totality of their data assets to seek and uncover transformational insights and enrich every decision across all aspects of their operations. This keynote will explore the opportunity that a new 3rd generation of analytic platforms can drive for leaders and enterprises, and demonstrate how Qlik’s broader data strategy addresses new users and use cases, making data-driven a possibility.

Customer Panel: Lenovo, Auburn University, Michelin & Big Squid
Sean Rogers, Data Visualization CoE Leader, Director of Ops and Reporting - Lenovo,
Matthew Campbell, Senior Analyst, Office of Institutional Research - Auburn University,
Darry Winston, Franchise Support Business Analyst - Michelin,
Steven Shillcutt, Sr. Director Sales - Big Squid »
12:30 PM Networking Lunch & Innovation Showcase
Breakout Sessions
Qlik Customer Revolution Stories Industry Solutions Innovations in Analytics
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Customer Story: Lenovo »
Sean Rogers, Data Visualization CoE Leader, Director of Ops and Reporting »
Transformation in Finance:
Paul Van Siclen, Senior Director, Industry Solutions - Qlik »
Extending Qlik with the Power of Machine Learning: From Data Analyst to Citizen Data Scientist:
Sean Smith - Big Squid »

Lenovo, the world's leading PC company, is also a leader in smartphones and tablets as it works to become one of the most respected technology companies in the world. Sean Rogers, Director of Operations and Reporting in Lenovo’s Data Visualization Center of Excellence will share how they are leading the way with technology and data literacy, and how through the Center of Excellence they are enabling users, supporting developers and establishing an ecosystem of data first. 

This session will provide an overview of the ‘hidden gems’ of Qlik and how they are driving a major transformation in the Office of Finance.  Paul Van Siclen (CPA and former divisional CFO of a $2.5 billion loan/lease portfolio) will demonstrate how Finance & Accounting departments across the globe are maximizing the value of the Qlik platform.

In this session, you'll learn how to extend Qlik with the power of machine learning as a non-data scientist, and elevate your Data Analysts to Citizen Data Scientists. Using Big Squid's easy to use machine learning platform Kraken, we'll show you how to uncover hidden patterns in your data and answer forward-looking business questions like "what will happen next month?" and "what can we do about it today?". Realize immediate value with this fully integrated end-to-end solution. Come to learn how other Qlik customers have embraced machine learning and are easily able to run predictive analysis, what-if scenarios and provide actionable insight to their business. Get on the path to Predictive today!

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Networking Break & Innovation Showcase
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Customer Story: Auburn University
Matthew Campbell, Senior Analyst, Office of Institutional Research »
Bringing Business Value to your Healthcare Analytics Initiatives:
Dalton Ruer, Healthcare Senior Solution Architect - Qlik »
Using Product Affinity Analysis to Identify Opportunities and Create Value:
Dean Boyer, Director, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice - CohnReznick, 
Joe Toeniskoetter, Senior Manager, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice - CohnReznick »

Auburn University, a public land-grant university founded in 1856, enrolls over 30,000 students from across the globe and employs close to 10,000 people across the state of Alabama. Like many organizations, Auburn finds itself nearing 2020 and still solving the data problems of decades past. Institutional data is siloed, dated, error-filled and out of context. Easy access to information—actionable information—remains elusive. Auburn partnered with Qlik in 2016 and this presentation will discuss areas of success and areas in which they continue to struggle, with an emphasis on the human and organizational reasons behind each.

Balancing healthcare business operations with business intelligence is not easily realized. The underlying issue is often that business leaders are not data literate and the analytics team doesn’t fully understand the business. Join us for a discussion on how to close this gap and bring the business and IT teams closer together for collaboration that truly delivers business value. Examples from Qlik Healthcare customers will be shared.

Just as consumers have come to experience with leading commerce players, expectations on providing timely, personalized recommendations on products and services can make or break a sale and drive decisions on what to stock and how to sell products together. This session will cover leading-edge capabilities that draw insights from sales and customer behaviors to create stickiness, margin analysis and inventory management.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Networking Break & Innovation Showcase
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Customer Story: Michelin
Darry Winston, Franchise Support Business Analyst »
Qlik Product Roadmap »
Why NOW is the time to deliver analytics to your customer’s organization:
John Kim, Sr. Product Manager - Fiserv,
Lindsay Trudeau, Sr. Product Analyst - Fiserv »

Join Darry Winston, Franchise Support for Michelin Retread Division as he shares how data is used to optimize product longevity. Michelin North America is a $10.76 billion dollar a year company operating 19 plants in 17 locations. It manufactures and sells tires for airplanes, automobiles, farm equipment, heavy duty trucks, motor cycles, and bicycles. With tires being the 2nd largest expense for any fleet, this use case will share how Michelin leverages Qlik to maximize their fleet customer’s cost per mile.

This session will provide a look forward at Qlik's product roadmap across our portfolio. You will hear about our high level strategy and product release timeline as well as upcoming features and capabilities for Qlik Sense, QlikView, and our Value Added products.  We will also highlight what’s new in our latest releases and showcase new innovation ideas we are exploring across our products and platform.

The potential has never been greater to transform your customer’s organization through analytics. But only with an approach where analytics are seamlessly integrated with business applications or information services will an organization make that transformative leap.

Join us in this session as we discuss how our partners have found a winning strategy in driving revenue, adoption and engagement through embedding analytics in their commercial offerings. Fiserv will join the session to share their embedded analytics journey and success with their integrated commercial offerings. Hear the latest findings from our recent Qlik embedded analytics survey to get a pulse on the business opportunity for your commercial applications and learn more about Qlik’s approach to embedding.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Happy Hour & Innovation Showcase


Rick Jackson
Chief Marketing Officer, Qlik
Bio »

Trevor Kaplan
Principal Solution Architect, Qlik
Bio »

Steven Shillcutt
Sr. Director Sales, Big Squid
Bio »

Pat Hutchison
Regional Director, Southeast, Qlik

Paul Van Siclen
Senior Director,
Industry Solutions, Qlik
Bio »

Lynne Schneider
Research Director,
Data as a Service, IDC
Bio »

Dalton Ruer
Healthcare Senior Solution Architect, Qlik
Bio »

Anthony Palella
Senior Manager Data Business Group, Accenture
Bio »

Sean Smith
Director of ML Solution Engineering,
Big Squid
Bio »

Dean Boyer
Director, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice,
Bio »

Joe Toeniskoetter
Senior Manager, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice,
Bio »

John Kim
Sr. Product Manager,
Bio »

Lindsay Trudeau,
Sr. Product Analyst,
Bio »

Sean Rogers
Data Visualization CoE Leader, Director of Ops and Reporting, Lenovo
Bio »

Darry Winston
Franchise Support Business Analyst, Michelin
Bio »

Matthew Campbell
Senior Analyst, Office of Institutional Research, Auburn University
Bio »

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Is there a cost to attend?

The Data Revolution Tour is free to attend

Do I need to pre-register for this event?

Yes, we request that you register in advance so we will have your name badge ready when you arrive.

What is the dress code for this event?

Business casual.

Will any food and beverages be provided during this event?

Continental Breakfast, lunch, and snacks at breaks and during cocktail hour will be provided.

Will the presentations be available after the event?

Some presentations will be available post-event and will be communicated to those who attended.

Can I bring someone with me to this event?

Yes, we encourage you to bring your colleagues.

Where will the event take place?

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

What is the venue address?

100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303

What are the parking options?

Valet and off-site parking are available. Click here for details.

What are the public transportation options?

The venue can be accessed via AMTRAK, MARTA and the Atlanta Streetcar. Click here for details.

Still have questions?

Contact us at or call (610) 994-3750.

Questions? Contact or call (610) 994-3750.