Visual analytics company Qlik is expecting a record number of attendees to be on hand for Qonnections 2017, its worldwide user and partner conference, being held May 15-18 at The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Centerin Orlando, Florida.

Qonnections 2017 is being headlined by Jason Silva, the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic’s Brain Games.

In addition, Jake Porway, Founder of DataKind and former New York Times Data Scientist, will discuss how humanity can benefit from the gains of big data.

Featured speakers include a customer panel moderated by R “Ray” Wang and best practices from visualization specialists Alberto Cairo and Randy Olson, with hundreds of customer and partner presenters from companies like T. Rowe Price, Raymond James, KitchenAid, and Virgin Mobile MEA.  The complete list can be viewed at the following link:

The event is expected to highlight new trends in the Visual Analytics space, Visual Presence, AR and Virtual Reality.

Qonnections 2017focuses on providing customers and partners with the knowledge and best practices they need to transform their business and support the Qlik visual analytics platform.Attendees will discover how they play a transformational role in Qlik’s 2020 strategic vision and roadmap, and will hear how Qlik is addressing customers’ key challenges today while driving future trends in the market tomorrow.  Keynote presentations will highlight how hybrid cloud analytics will deliver greater option value to customers, how associative big data indexing will change how customers drive insight from greater combinations of data, and how Qlik will advance our portfolio leveraging the latest technology innovationsto drive greater insight from smart intuitive analytics. Qlik Sense®and QlikView®certification exams will also be offered.


Back by popular demand is theQlik Hackathon.  To allow developers the time to build world-changing apps, Qlik has opened the competition prior to Qonnections.  Teams have been presented with several challenges involving Qlik “Change Our World” partner the United Nations.  Developers must use web skills, data, and Qlik Sense to achieve new insights and visualizations that best address the challenge.  Every Hackathon participant will have access to Qlik® Branch, a collaborative workspace and open exchange, and support from internal Qlik experts moderating the event.

Qlik will also host a Late Night Lunacy contest to discover the very best app building skills and development talent using Qlik Sense capabilities and functionalities.  Contestants will form teams of two, three, or four developer fanatics, demo experts, or app magicians that are ready to push the boundaries on a user adoption business scenario.  Each team will be provided access to a set of data and the challenge to create the ultimate self-service data visualization and discovery application app – all within the Late Night Lunacy timeframe.