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:
Darrin Gardiner, Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic - Qlik »

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Analytics in the Era of AI:
Dan Vesset, Group Vice President, Analytics and Information Management - 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:
Dr. Vimal Endiran, Global Director Data and Analytics EcoSystem - Accenture »

More information coming soon

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:
Joy Lesnick, Director of Research, Policy and Practice, School District of Philadelphia,
Jim Maguire, CIO - AmeriGas,
Dan Butcher, PECO - An Exelon Company,
Matt Brown, VP 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: The School District of Philadelphia
Research to Practice: The High School to College Pipeline - Plugging the Leaks
Theodore Willis, Senior Research Associate,
Lucas Westmaas, Senior Analyst »
A Data-Driven Approach to Life Sciences:
Jesse Cugliotta, Director, Industry Solutions - Qlik »
Extending Qlik with the Power of Machine Learning: From Data Analyst to Citizen Data Scientist:
Cassidy Hilton - Big Squid »

The School District of Philadelphia's (SDP) top goal is to graduate 100% of students college and career ready. Theodore Willis, Senior Research Associate and Lucas Westmaas, Senior Analyst, will share how SDP is using Qlik to make research tangible and actionable with improved performance monitoring and data transparency. Extensive research identified SDP's leaks in the high school to college pipeline and newly developed Qlik dashboards support shared accountability in plugging them.

More information coming soon.

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: PECO - An Exelon Company:
Dan Butcher, Senior Business Analyst »
Bringing Business Value to your Healthcare Analytics Initiatives:
Greg Williams, Principal Customer Success Manager - Qlik »
Using Product Affinity Analysis to Identify Opportunities and Create Value:
Dean Boyer, Director, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice - CohnReznick,
Matt Giroux, Managing Director, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice - CohnReznick »

PECO is Pennsylvania ’s largest electric and natural gas utility, delivering power to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 511,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, the nation’s leading competitive energy supplier​. PECO redefined its ability to improve customer return to service and is now expanding Qlik for Year-Round Service Support. Join Dan Butcher, Damage Assessment Coordinator who will share how with a Qlik application that incorporates real-time data from smart meters throughout their grid, they can confidently direct both resources and action. Qlik helps PECO get customers back online faster, and transforms their ability to reduce storm response costs.

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: AmeriGas:
Bob Pigeon, Data & Analytics Architect »
Transformation in Finance,
Paul Van Siclen, Senior Director, Industry Solutions - Qlik »
Why NOW is the time to deliver analytics to your customer’s organization
Derek J. Evans, SVP and Practice Lead, Health Data Services - Symphony Health,
Noah Miller, OEM Partner Manager - Qlik »

AmeriGas is the nation's largest retail propane marketer, serving approximately 1.8 million customers in all 50 states from approximately 1,900 distribution locations. Join Bob Pigeon from AmeriGas to learn about how Qlik is leveraged deeply across the company, with a focus on continuous improvement in operations managements. AmeriGas has introduced the concept of “health check” for diagnosing and targeting areas of improvement. The Distribution Health Check is being used widely across the company to help managers identify coaching opportunities for drivers and routers. With over 3,000 active users, Qlik is instrumental in driving improvements in distribution, Finance, Customer experience and safety & driver management.

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

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. Symphony Healthy 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


Mike Capone
CEO, Qlik
Bio »

Vinay Kapoor
Senior Product Manager, Qlik
Bio »

Dan Vesset
Group Vice President, Analytics and Information Management, IDC
Bio »

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

Darrin Gardiner
Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic, Qlik

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

Jesse Cugliotta
Industry Solutions, Qlik
Bio »

Greg Williams
Principal Customer Success Manager, Qlik
Bio »

Jim Maguire
CIO, AmeriGas
Bio »

Tonya Wolford
Chief of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability, School District of Philadelphia
Bio »

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

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

Matt Giroux
Managing Director, Technology & Digital Advisory Practice, CohnReznick
Bio »

Dan Butcher
Senior Business Analyst, PECO
Bio »

Matt Brown
VP Sales, Big Squid
Bio »

Lucas Westmaas
Senior Analyst, School District of Philadelphia
Bio »

Theodore Willis
Senior Research Associate
Bio »

Bob Pigeon
Data & Analytics Architect, AmeriGas
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?

Hilton Penn’s Landing

What is the venue address?

201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

What are the parking options?

Valet and self parking are available. Click here for details.

What are the public transportation options?

The venue can be accessed via bus, subway and train.

Still have questions?

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

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