Qlik IHL Summit 2018
Smart Education for a Smart Nation: Empowering the Next Generation with Data Literacy

Data is the raw material of the digital economy. As the world becomes increasingly digitized and connected, vast volumes of data will be created. Data literacy - the ability to understand, analyze, and harness value from data – may well be the single most essential skill to acquire in the 21st century.

Yet, 80% of employees in APAC are not confident in their data literacy skills, and only 15% of Singapore’s workforce is data literate . To realize Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, tomorrow’s workforce needs to be empowered with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a data-powered economy.

Across all sectors and disciplines, there is a growing demand for data-literate graduates. How can IHLs build the foundations of data literacy and address the changing needs of the education landscape?

The Qlik IHL Summit offers the latest education trends, insights and case studies from industry experts. Discover best practices in delivering data literacy education, and find out how smart campuses can innovate with digital technology and tools.

Why Attend?

  • Understand data literacy, its benefits and how to get started
  • Hear from innovators and experts on the latest smart education trends
  • Discover how smart campuses are innovating with IoT and digital technology
  • Learn how you can deliver richer learning experiences with analytics resources and tools
  • Network with education sector leaders and executives

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Date: Thursday May 31, 2018
Time: 8.30am – 1.30pm (Registration begins at 8am)
Venue: The Glasshouse @ Andaz Singapore, Level 3, 5 Fraser Street (S189354)
Carpark: Parking facilities are available at DUO Tower
Nearest MRT station: Direct underpass connection to the Bugis MRT station (Downtown and East West Lines)

Thank you for your interest in our event but the registration has closed to facilitate final logistics arrangements.  To those with a confirmed registration, we’ll see you at 8am on May 31.


Time Description
General Session
0800hrs Registration opens (welcome coffee & tea served)
0830hrs Welcome remarks – Suganthi Shivkumar, Qlik ASEAN Managing Director
0840hrs The Rise of Data Literacy – Paul Mclean, Data Literacy Head, APAC

Data is the foundation for the new analytics economy. But data alone is useless unless it can be transformed into insights that lead to the digital transformation of your business. These insights rely on technology of course. But just as importantly, they rely on your workforce’s ability to read, work with, analyze and argue with data. Join this session to understand the basis of data literacy and why it is a critical skill for IHLs to be successful.

0920hrs Embracing Disruption to Drive New Discoveries in Victorian Independent Schools – Michael Noonan, Head of Research, Independent Schools Victoria

The volume of data flooding the world is shaking the foundations of many industries. The education industry is no exception, where data and new technologies have disrupted traditional models of education delivery

Independent Schools Victoria is embracing technology, big data and analytics to meet this challenge head on, in the process re-imagining how it provides services to member schools. This new mode of digital service delivery is ensuring that schools become more efficient and that fewer students will fall through the cracks.

0940hrs Data-led insights fuel institutional and student success - Richard Palmer, Principal Analyst - Ovum

You can’t manage what you don’t measure” could easily be the motto of business intelligence. Analytics, however, covers a broader landscape where more varied, and often less precise, information sources are brought together to enable additional strategic or operational insight.Recent Ovum research sheds light on where higher education institutions are focusing their analytics efforts, the maturity of their initiatives and barriers to adoption. Bringing these research insights alongside case studies of successful implementations highlights pathways to delivering substantial data-enabled benefits to colleges and universities.

1010hrs Coffee Break

1040hrs Panel Discussion: Adoption, Roadmap, and Best Practices of Data Literacy


  • Mike Potter, CTO, Qlik
  • Michael Noonan, Head of Research, Independent Schools of Victoria
  • Richard Palmer, Principal Analyst, Ovum

Moderated by Paul Mclean, Data Literacy Head, APAC, Qlik

1120hrs Reimagining Higher Education, A Design Thinking Approach - Bhaskar Vetrimani, Director, Wipro Technologies

It is time to be SMART with Data Analytics! Digital disruption has created an opportunity for the education industry to reshape their traditional business and become more data-driven. This opportunity comes with challenges to manage the volume, variety, validity, and velocity of information.

In this session, we will demonstrate how the joint powers of Wipro & Qlik’s leading data analytics platforms can help education institutes to provide an enriching learning experience, while improving efficiency and capability; through the power of data-analytics that reshape their data fabric with modern architectures and approaches.

1150hrs Innovation Fueling the Analytics Economy: Qlik’s Product Vision and Roadmap – Mike Potter, Chief Technology Officer, Qlik

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.

1225hrs Event Wrap Up and Lucky Draw
1230hrs Lunch (sponsored by Wipro)


Mike Potter
Chief Technology Officer, Qlik
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Michael Noonan
Head of Research at Independent Schools Victoria
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Paul Mclean
Data Literacy Lead - APAC , Qlik
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Suganthi Shivkumar
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Richard Palmer
Principal Analyst, Ovum's Public Sector team
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Bhaskar Vetrimani 
Director - Wipro Technologies
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