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Last week the Qlik Academic Program worked with Alex Polorotov, Data Visualisation Consultant at 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 a 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 JudgesThe 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 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 WinnersImpact 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!


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