Sunny Barcelona is home to the Qlik EMEA hub office, where we bring together all different nationalities from across Europe and beyond. Here we work together to spread the word about Qlik and to provide our customers with the best possible service. As a member of this office myself, I can say from firsthand experience what a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere there is, where the opportunities to learn are endless!
Our Technical Support team are now looking for Junior Engineers for Infrastructure & Deployment and Development & Design. The team provides data driven world class support to troubleshoot and resolve customer technical issues, and they do this from an office just two minutes walk from Barcelona's beautiful beach. For these positions we are looking for recent graduates with technical degrees and excellent interpersonal skills. You can read all about the full set of skills required for the roles in the job specifications here:
Junior Technical Support Engineer - Infrastructure & Deployment
Junior Technical Support Engineer - Development & Design
Your application will certainly stand out from the crowd if you are already familiar with Qlik products. And a great way for students to gain the necessary experience is via our free Academic Program. The aim of the program is to up-skill students in Data Literacy and to enhance their employability by providing them with access to a wealth of free training resources and qualifications. You can find out more details about the program and apply here: qlik.com/academicprogram
So if you have already participated in the Academic Program and hold a technical degree, these new positions at Qlik could be ideal for you. And if you are still a student looking to enhance your CV, be sure to sign up to the Academic Program today to develop your skills ready for your first graduate roles!
The Academic Program was thrilled when Virginia Tech invited us back to be part of their annual business intelligence bake off. The bake off was created by Professor Hoopes who teaches an MBA course aboutPredictive Analytics and Data Mining for Executives. Unlike previousyears where students focused on a variety of tools, this year Qlik was the tool of choice!
Qlik's very own David Lyon, a Solution Architect joined in on the weekend long bake off to introduce Qlik Sense and kick off the weekend. Students attending the course joined the Academic Program for free software, a year of free training, and the option to receive a Qlik Sense certificate after passing the Qualification exam. After the bake off, students will continue using Qlik during the semester on a case study focused around higher education.
If you are a professor or student interested in learning Qlik, visit us atqlik.com/academicprogramany apply today!
Are you a professor or student looking to learn analytics or update your curriculum? Look no further, the Qlik Academic Program offers free analytics software, a year of training, certificates, and much more! Aren't sure yet? Join us for a live webinar to learn more about the program!
The webinar will includea quick tour of our resources; a short introductory demo of the Qlik software; instructions on how to sign up for the program if you haven’t already done so, and an opportunity to ask any questions. This webinar is mainly intended for University students and professors who have just joined, or who are interested in joining the program but we welcome anyone who would like more information about our amazing free resources.
When: Tuesday, September 10th at 9:00AM EST
Registration: Join us by registeringhere
Can't attend? No problem, just register and we will send you a recording!
Last week the Qlik Academic Program worked with Alex Polorotov, Data Visualisation Consultant at Datanomix.pro to introduce students at the Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations conference to the Qlik Academic Program. This is the premier summit for Asia’s next generation of leaders, and this year was held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Alex of Datanomix.proa Qlik partner, was asked to participate as a judge for one of the Impact Challenges at the conference. These challenges require participants to combine all the knowledge and skills that they have acquired during the event, to work as a team and to devise unique and inspiring solutions to the challenges. The challenge in this case was run by the Astana International Financial Centre and the task was to develop a concept of a University of the Future that would specialise in IT, Financial and Educational Technologies considering components of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Impact Challenge Judges
The participants were judged on several criteria including analysis, innovation, organization and presentation. There were ten teams involved with 100 participants in total, who all presented original and well-structured ideas. The Qlik Academic Program and Datanomix.pro provided the prizes to the second-place winners which included a VIP session welcoming the students to the Qlik Academic Program, a copy of “The Functional Art” by Alberto Cairo, (recommended reading for Qlik’s Data Literacy Certification), and a Garmin Smart Bracelet.
Impact Challenge Winners
This was a great opportunity to introduce more students to the Qlik Academic program and to demonstrate how the training available can help to prepare students for jobs resulting from the fourth industrial revolution. Alex has also been making great strives to introduce the Academic Program to various Universities in Kazakhstan to help them to improve their data literacy skills. Stay tuned for more details on this!
If you are a University student looking to get better prepared for the data driven workforce, sign up for free at qlik.com/academicprogram.
To mark A-levels results day in the UK last week, Education Technology produced a great blog post with various industrial figures commenting about what results can mean for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) students and for the future of the tech industry.
Despite the UK being short of 40,000 STEM graduates each year, it seems that the five contributors agree that simply getting more students involved in these subject areas isn’t enough to properly prepare them for the workplace of the future. In fact, Colin Bannister- EMEA VP and head of presales at VMware, comments that because of the rapid pace of developments in industry, it’s likely that tech skills learnt in STEM subject could become outdated within just a few years. Other contributors therefore highlight the importance of soft skills and data literacy for all future employees, so that they have abilities to work with others and to make meaningful discoveries in their data.
Alongside these soft skills and data literacy, diversity within the workforce is also key. “The tech sector in the UK is as vibrantbecauseof the diversity of expertise and backgrounds of its employees.” So whatever A-level results are achieved in whichever subjects, careers in technology remain an option for those determined to succeed.
You can read the full article here:
At Qlik we support these sentiments, and that’s why we run our Data Literacy Project for all, and Academic Program for University students and academics. The Academic Program ensures that students across all disciplines get access to our industry leading software and a wealth of training resources, to fully equip them with the data analytics skills that they need to be successful in their future roles. You can find out more and apply to the Academic Program here: qlik.com/academicprogram
Kaiser Permanente, aHealthcare giant based in California has12 million health plan members and employs more than 217,000 people, including nearly 60,000 nurses and 23,000 doctors and manages a whole lot of data! With that data comes a great responsibilityto take action and ensure that patient care is always first.
With the help of analytics, Kaiser Permanente managed to wrangle and analyze their data to revelinsights that would otherwise be overlooked in traditional excel spreadsheets. Through their analysis, they realized that non ICU patients who required transfer to the ICU only made up 2-4% of the hospitals population however, their hospital stays lasted 12 days longer and they made up 20% of the hospitals deaths. After learning this, the next step was how to decrease or eliminate this problem.Using the data they had, they created an algorithm to help them catchhigh-deterioration risk scores , non-ICU patients that were likely to deteriorate within the next 12 hours. Having that information would allow the hospital staff to more closelymonitor those patients and be much more prepared to take action, when needed.
Ultimately a finding such as this could lead to a decrease in hospital spending and most importantly a reduction in the number of deaths.
The first step in this journey of using our data for actionable change is to be data literate! In our near future, many of the medical staff will need to be trained on how to analyze and interpret data and it starts in school.Qlik has already begun this journey, our Qlik Academic Program provides professors and students with leading Business Intelligencesoftware, analytics training, and much more! Our mission is to create a more data literate world in the hopes that students will one day use analytics to shape the future of healthcare.
To read the full article posted by CIO visit
Kaiser Permanente reduces patient mortality with predictive analytics
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Predictive analytics has led to huge improvements across all industries, allows organisations to use historical data to estimate the likelihood of a future event, and to make more informed decisions. In this post, we will be specifically focusing on the impacts on healthcare organisations.
Health IT Analytics gives a comprehensive list of 10 high value use cases for predictive analytics. This includes many examples for directly preventing risks to patients such as deterioration, development of chronic illnesses, suicide and self-harm. Furthermore, there are also examples of how health care providers can use predictive analytics to improve their operations such as managing the supply chain, forecasting appointment no-shows and ensuring data security. In fact, Lillian Dittrick, Fellow of the Society of Actuaries goes as far as to say that: “There is some kind of predictive modeling that could help improve processes in just about any facet of healthcare.”
You can read about all 10 examples that are discussed in the full article here:
Today there are many different degree courses relating to healthcare. But whatever you are studying, from public health to psychology or healthcare management, the Qlik Academic Program is open to you! Our completely free offering to University students and academics provides you with free access to Qlik Sense software and a wealth of learning resources. The aim of the program is to get you up to speed with analytics tools and techniques, so that you can be fully prepared for the modern world of healthcare. Sign up today at qlik.com/academicprogram.