Buoyant Best Practices
Enhance your analytics, BI and data visualization knowledge

Explore our Best Practices sessions and see experts including Ian Crosland, Dan English and BARC explain the industry standard approaches to data and BI. See the details of each session below.


Date/Time Title / Abstract Presenter


24-July
11.00 CET / 14:00 Abu Dhabi Time 

Address Big Data Analytic Challenges

See how to combine big data sources with other relevant operational data sources with Qlik’s built-in On-Demand App Generation (ODAG) to deliver even deeper insights. Hosted by Qlik's Ian Crosland, this session includes a number of how-to scenarios with example scripts and applications. We'll also showcase customer examples of ODAG working with a variety of data sources and the value it brings to Qlik customers.

Ian Crosland

Senior Product Manager - Data Management

Ian Crosland is a member of the Global Product Management team and is primarily responsible for data population in Qlik Sense® including data preparation, Big Data and overseeing governed data and connectivity. His previous experience includes over 15 years of deploying data warehouses and BI solutions in complex environments. Ian has been with Qlik for 10 years.


25-July
11.00 CET / 14:00 Abu Dhabi Time 

Embedding Analytics 101: key product and strategy considerations for integrating and delivering exceptional analytics experiences

Are you considering embedded analytics for your applications or information services? If so, this is the session for you. Join us as we explore key product and strategy considerations for successfully embedding Qlik analytics to meet any use case or customer need. Hear real-world examples to help you fine-tune your strategy to deliver the greatest value to your customers and business partners.

Martijn Biesbroek

Qlik Principal OEM Solution Architect EMEA

Martijn Biesbroek is Qlik's Principal OEM Solution Architect for EMEA and Registered IT Auditor. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Informatics & Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and is a post graduate in IT auditing (RE) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands as well. His specialties are Management information dashboards, Software & security integration (authentication & authorization, SaaS automation / provisioning, Programming & databases (javascript, REST APIs, MongoDB, MeteorJS, NodeJS) and IT Auditing & Governance.


26-July
11.00 CET / 14:00 Abu Dhabi Time 

Interactive Analytical Storytelling: from gut feeling to fact based decision making

While data and the availability of good insights are growing, decisions are often still being made based upon gut feeling instead of fact based evidence. Engaging people and teams to leverage the insights and transform them into actions is a challenge and Robert Tischler, Senior Analyst from BARC, will explain why Storytelling is the rescue. BARC Institute recently did a survey among European organisations about the current state and future of data storytelling and he will share these learnings with the benefits and next steps to take to apply storytelling within your organisation. John Sands from Qlik will then show you with a Qlik Sense demo how you can interact and collaborate in an easy and transparent way and share a best practice to demonstrate how Qlik customers are successful by leveraging Storytelling in their day to day work environment.

Robert Tischler 

Senior Analyst BARC

Robert Tischler is Managing Director and Senior Analyst at the Business Application Research Center (BARC) Austria. His specialty areas are Business Intelligence Front Ends and process oriented Business Intelligence applications. He supports companies in the software selection process, during the introductory phase and with reviews to optimize architecture and organization. Robert Tischler has many years of experience as a project manager of BI projects, hands-on expertise with many BI tools on the front end, as well as in the backend, designing, coaching and implementing reporting, analysis and planning solutions with a focus on self-service BI, Information Design and advanced planning.


John Sands 

Qlik Evangelist

John has ten years of experience of working with Qlik and 20 years' experience in the software industry. He has been involved with Qlik as it evolved into the platform of choice for many enterprise companies. John has presented to audiences globally talking about the BI Industry and how the Qlik platform has been such a game changer. He has spoken about mobile technology and how it has changed the face of IT, making people demand slicker quicker software in the workplace and sparking the Bring Your Own Device movement. He actively contributes to Twitter (@QlikJohn) and contributes to the Qlik Blog http://www.qlik.com/us/blog?ga-link=promo.

27-July
11.00 CET / 14:00 Abu Dhabi Time 

Making better location-related decisions with Qlik GeoAnalytics

Businesses increasingly have a need to utilize more geospatial information. Hear from Qlik's Michael Distler about mapping capabilities and how Qlik can analyze geo-data in combination with non-geo-data to expose hidden relationships.

Michael Distler

Director of Product Marketing

Michael Distler is a Director of Product Marketing at Qlik. In his current position, Michael is responsible for developing content, positioning, and messaging for Qlik's visual analytics platform and has a background in manufacturing and engineering software applications. Previous to Qlik he worked at PTC, where he had product marketing responsibility for PTC's Windchill PLM product line along with a number of related solutions. Michael attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester.

28-July
11.00 CET / 14:00 Abu Dhabi Time 

Best Practices in Visualization

Dan English will explain a variety of visualisation best practices to make information and insight easily consumable, engaging, and enjoyable using Qlik Sense. This session is ideal for developers with a large community of users or anyone using self-service visualisation to solve business problems. We'll concentrate on the best ways to present data visualisations, an app's user experience, and its design. These techniques will help you create compelling apps that help drive adoption and ensure a return on your investment.

Dan English

Sr. Global Product Manager - Analytics

Daniel English has over 15 years' experience in the Business Intelligence, Analytics and Reporting space. Specific domain expertise in Pharma, both from the Field Sales force side and from the Clinical Research side from stints with Glaxo and PPD (respectively). Since Joining Qlik his experience has centered on the Alliances side starting with Senior Technical Consultant for the Alliances Team, moving on to Director of Technology for OEM Partners, and now to Global Product Manager for OEM and Integration. His specialties are Software Alliances, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Software Integration, OEM Partnering, Data Modeling, Requirements Gathering, Product Specifications, Software as a Service, QlikView Product Suite, Enterprise Deployment Architecture, Single Sign-on, SQL.