An Exciting 2017 Ahead
2017 should be an exciting year for Qlik, our customers, and the analytics market as a whole. Over the last couple of months, I have had the pleasure of working with Dan Sommer as he mapped out his top 10 trends for the analytics market. Dan and I had some great conversations about these and how I planned to highlight a few in my keynote at our kick-off events. However, I’m not ashamed to admit that what began as “a few,” ended up as all of them in my final presentation, as I simply could not pick between them. For myself however, the main takeaway is that they all gesture to a tipping point where data literacy becomes a must-have. Bob Carrigan, Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet seems to agree:
Qlik Adds Advanced GeoAnalytics
Only last week we announced that we are adding new advanced GeoAnalytics to both QlikView and Qlik Sense through our acquisition of our partner Idevio. This is exciting because it provides an immediate opportunity for QlikView customers to take advantage of our new Qlik GeoAnalytics solution and easily add map visualizations and location-based analytics to their apps. Better still they can now do so from a single vendor. It’s also available for Qlik Sense today, and looking towards long term, we’ll see more of these capabilities fully integrated within our platform. Many would have you believe this is just about mapping but they are wrong, as my friend Mike Tarallo shows in his Qlik GeoAnalytics video. Forrester’s Boris Evelson seems as excited as me!
Finally, 2017 is exciting because of all the cool innovation we will be delivering. As standard, we recently updated our Statement of Direction which sets out our vision for our cloud-ready platform and solutions. In a couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing the news of the release of Qlik Sense 3.2 and as we build to May and our Qonnections event, we’ll have even more exciting news. So perhaps a little overdue, but I wish you all a wonderful 2017, and hope to meet many of you on my travels over the course of the year. Here’s to another great year for Qlik!