I am one of the few people lucky enough to have been to space. As you can imagine, the best part of being in space is seeing the Earth from way up high – to see the curve of the planet, the thinness of the atmosphere and just gaze at its beauty. It honestly makes you feel like you’re looking into heaven.
Imagine a floating hospital that transports medical care and life-saving surgeries to where people need it most. That is exactly the mission of international charity, Mercy Ships.
Research on COVID-19 is being produced at an accelerating
rate, and machine intelligence could be crucial in helping the medical
community find key information and insights. When I came across the COVID-19 Open Research
Dataset (CORD-19), it contained about 57,000
scholarly articles. Just one month later, it has over 158,000 articles. If the
clues to fighting COVID-19 lie in this vast repository of knowledge, how can
The year of 2020 has been thrown into a whirlwind. We have
had natural and environmental disasters, COVID-19 and more. Yet, I think
much good can come from this year, too, if we but seize the opportunities we
have. In the fields of data and analytics, data literacy and data science, there
have been many questions and considerations.
The ingredients of competitive advantage and differentiation tend to evolve over time. Throughout history they have included access to capital, raw materials, labor; they have been based on economies of scale and economies of scope. At IDC, it is our contention that the new basis for differentiation will be economies of intelligence. The next decade will see a battle for the future of intelligence that we define as an organization’s capacity to learn, combined with its ability to synthesize information in order to learn and to deliver resulting insights at scale.
The Qlik April 2020 product release accelerates the path to success for our customers, delivering significant improvements across the Qlik product portfolio. This release is our first synchronized release across the Data Integration and Data Analytics product platforms.
Over the past few months, as I have spoken with Qlik
customers, I have been amazed by the clever solutions that have been proposed
to sticky business problems. I have seen an app that steers trucks away from
inclement weather and another that identifies pre-diabetic patients to trigger
alternative care management. These apps deliver profound value to the
organizations that developed them, and, usually, they dramatically drive down
Everything we do within our Qlik Corporate Responsibility program is designed to establish immediate impact and value with partners derived from the use of data and analytics. We also look to set those partners on track for success for years to come. This has been — and always will be — the simple purpose that defines our goals as we now focus our vision on 2020 and beyond.