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 is now closed


Time General Session
8:30 AM Arrival and Registration
9:30 AM
Welcome & Intro:
Josh Baird, VP, Americas Sales - West - Qlik »

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keynote: Analytics in the Era of AI: 
Chandana Gopel, Research Manager - IDC Business Analytics  »

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: 
Dr. Vimal Endiran, Global Director Data and Analytics EcoSystem - Accenture »

Data is key to unlocking new insights, ideas and possibilities. But experts estimate that only one-third of us can confidently understand, analyse 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

Morning Break & Innovation Showcase

11:10 AM 
3rd Generation BI, Paving the Way to Data Driven Transformation:
Mike Capone, CEO - Qlik 
Vinay Kapoor, Senior Product Manager - 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: 
Christine Afungchwi, Solution Architect - Accenture,
Greg Franz, IT Director - Sunstar Americas,
Chris Knoch, CEO - 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: Accenture
Christine Afungchwi, Solution Architect,
Jennifer Petrillo, IT, Senior Manager »
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: 
Cassidy Hilton - Big Squid »

Accenture IT’s journey to Enterprise-Scale Insight at speed.

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: Sunstar Americas
Greg Franz, IT Director»
A Data-Driven Approach to Life Sciences:
Jesse Cugliotta, Director, Industry Solutions - Qlik »
Using Product Affinity Analysis to Identify Opportunities and Create Value: 
Reed Dailey, Director, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice - CohnReznick,
Andrew Roda, Consultant, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice - CohnReznick »

Qlik empowers the sales data to drive decisions at SunStar. 

Life Sciences companies operate in one of the most competitive and innovative environments in the world. A data-driven approach is key to staying competitive and driving better patient outcomes. Learn how industry peers are leveraging Qlik to address industry trends in Commercial, Manufacturing and Clinical Operations.

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
Qlik Product Roadmap:
Gary Wells, Senior Solution Architect - Qlik »
Why NOW is the time to deliver analytics to your customer’s organization:
Vladimir Komarov, Manager, Advanced Analytics - ShopperTrak,
Luis Boldizsar, Financial Services OEM Account Manager - Qlik »

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.

Join us in this session as we discuss how our OEM partners have found a winning strategy in driving revenue, adoption and engagement through embedding analytics in their commercial offerings. A featured partner will also 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


Mike Capone
CEO, Qlik
Bio »

Vinay Kapoor
Senior Product Manager, Qlik
Bio »

Chandana Gopal
Research Manager, IDC
Bio »

Christine Afungchwi
Solution Architect, Accenture
Bio »

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

Jesse Cugliotta
Industry Solutions, Qlik
Bio »

Greg Franz
IT Director, Sunstar Americas
Bio »

Jennifer Petrillo
IT, Senior Manager, Accenture
Bio »

Luis Boldizsar
Financial Services OEM Account Manager, Qlik
Bio »

Dr. Vimal Endiran
Global Director Data and Analytics EcoSystem, Accenture
Bio »

Cassidy Hilton
Senior Director Machine Learning & Advanced Analytics,
Big Squid
Bio »

Reed Dailey
Director, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice,
Bio »

Andrew Roda
Consultant, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice,
Bio »

Vladimir Komarov
Manager, Advanced Analytics,

Josh Baird
VP, Americas Sales
Americas Sales - West, Qlik
Bio »

Gary Wells
Senior Solution Architect, Qlik
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?

Marriott Magnificent Mile

What is the venue address?

540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611

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 subway, train and bus. Click here for details.

Still have questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or call (610) 994-3750.

Questions? Contact [email protected] or call (610) 994-3750.