"Because Qlik's visualizations are so fast, it allows our students to adjust them at the speed of their curiosity. This allows us to focus on analyzing and making sense of the data and the Qlik Academic Program gives us the tools to do that."
When you hear the term “data analysis,” what do you think of? Your mind may jump to scouring spreadsheets, implementing algorithms, and making mathematical calculations—all “hard skills” of data analysis. Yet, hard skills are useless without their soft skill counterparts. It’s not enough to just analyze data; you need to know how to communicate the story it tells in a clear, compelling manner—a skill calleddata storytelling.So,WHAT IS DATA STORYTELLING?Data storytellingis the ability to effectively communicate insights from a dataset using narratives and visualizations. It can be used to put data insights into context for and inspire action from your audience.To know more about data storytelling and how to craft a compelling data narrative, read this wonderful article by Catherine Cote from HBS Online:https://online.hbs.edu/blog/post/data-storytelling#:~:text=What%20Is%20Data%20Storytelling%3F,inspire%20action%20from%20your%20audience.If you are a student or educator, and wish to learn data analytics, check out Qlik's amazing academic program resources: qlik.com/academicprogram
On October 5th, the Qlik Academic Program organized a workshop for students of Sunway University, Malaysia. Qlik's customer Ikano Insights supported this event since they have an existing relationship with the University and they are encouraging students to learn from the academic program in view of potential internship and job opportunities at Ikano Insights for those trained in Qlik. In attendance was Mr ST Chua, Regional Director South East Asia at Ikano Insights who shared his thoughts on data analytics and the Qlik-Ikano relationship. Sunil Aman, Director Commercial Accounts, ASEAN, who manages the Ikano account at Qlik was also present and helped in answering queries of students.Qlik's technical expert and Senior Solution Architect, Edy Tan conducted this workshop and explained the features of Qlik Sense Business. He guided students on using the features of Qlik Sense during his 2.5 hour session. Students had the opportunity to build dashboards and visualise data and get a first hand feel of analysing data. Close to 50 students attended this workshop and it was a truly engaging experience for the audience.Apply to the program today,qlik.com/us/company/academic-program
Recently Qlik's CK Tan (Senior Director, Solutions and Value Engineering) posted an interesting article regarding Supply Chain Management and the effect that crises such as COVID 19 caused. Going forward, companies must adjust the way they have done business and ensure they are better prepared for a world in which supply chain is no longer a given.The article highlights several examples of large companies who faced supply chain issues all of which realized they needed to change the way they do business."These challenges are compelling supply chain executives to think differently. They have to act fast or risk slashing production, impacting sales and losing customers to competitors. After years of focusing on cost efficiencies or cost savings, 93% of supply chain executives now say they plan to increase the level of resilience across their supply chains."Read the full article heresupply chain cost to risk also, check out these demo examples of supply chain opportunities with Qlik SenseUniversity students studying supply chain management can take advantage of this shift by joining the@qlik #academicprogram for a year of Qlik Sense software, a subscription to the Qlik Learning Portal which includes analytics and data literacy training, certificate opportunities and more. Apply today by visitinghttps://www.qlik.com/us/company/academic-program