Data is used across all different types of organisations in every sector from banking to retail and healthcare to manufacturing. And as we all know, data is very valuable. When insights are understood and interpreted correctly, they can have a huge impact in cutting costs and creating efficiencies. But it’s not all about profit margins and revenue. Data can also be used to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Qlik.orgis the Corporate Responsibility arm of Qlik and provides plenty of examples of how we can lead with data to create a more sustainable world. You will find examples of sustainability initiatives from water security to global health strengthening, and the role that data plays to tackle these challenges.
Recently, Qlik.org ran a hackathon with the challenge of building an application to help the UN plan their air travel more responsibly and to reduce emissions. The “No planet B Challenge” blog post gives the full story. The winning application is due to be launched at the Global Climate Action Summitin September and will also be made available to the public.
If you are a student or academic and want to analyse your own data to see how you can drive positive change at the individual or community level, the Qlik Academic Program can help you to do this. You will receive free access to Qlik software and training resources which could be used to determine how you can reduce your CO2 footprint, or electricity usage or meat consumption...Even at the micro level, data can help us to all do our bit to contribute to a more sustainable world. To sign up for the program today visit:qlik.com/academicprogram.