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Qlik South Africa Summit 2017

Well here we standing on the cusp of the summit kicking off. 


We are really looking forward to the event. We are privileged to be sponsors of the event this year. The agenda and list of speakers the team has put together is quite impressive!


As MC we have Riaad Moosa, now as a personal fan, I certainly look forward to seeing him live as always! We also look forward to the keynote from Graeme Codrington a world renounced futurist. Our team is especially looking forward to the Big Data loT & Advanced analytics as well as Financial sector break away sessions. We expect to have some interesting engagements around world trends and market maturity.

Please come visit us at Stand 1


Our team of experts will be available to discuss, show demo’s, and talk you through some exciting developments with Qlik Technology such as data sciences and advanced analytics with “R”, Narrative and Context Intelligence, Social Media and Zoho demo’s, Qlik Sense 3.2 and so forth.


I will follow up with an post summit brief






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One and Only Qlik Developer

While on our path to becoming Qlik Sense certified as well, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Jason Coggon is the only Qlik developer in South Africa that has all the Qlik Certifications possible for both Qlik View and Qlik Sense. 

Qlik View Designer

Qlik View Developer

Qlik View System Administrator


Qlik Sense Business Architect v2

Qlik Sense Data Architect v2

Qlik Sense System Architect v2


Much congratulations JC!!!


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Khan Bank Industry Visit

It was really great to have both our partner and customer here for an industry visit couple of week ago.

We were able to arrange shared knowledge sessions with both The Standardbank of South Africa as well as BankServ Limited. We also shared our total banking solution offering with them. The feedback from the days spent in South Africa is good, the business insights were great as our customers really wowed them.

We look forward to finalising the roadmap moving forward with Khan Bank.

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Thoma Bravo acquires Qlik for 3 billion USD

I have read a couple of press releases, reviewed and created my own opinion on the acquisition as below.

I must say that Barry from Qlikfix did a great job in providing substance and analyzing the situation as he see it and I do agree on most points.

My humble thoughts:

My own opinion was that Qlik was not undervalued in the short term, long term yes, but not short term. My own analysis of their financials over many years has the same outcome as Barry's. My major concern around Qlik cost structure is even though they are a market leader their R&D investment is below par. They missed the boat on SSBI but came to the party in spectacular fashion with Qlik Sense, so although late... its great! Nokia has proven that you don't get away with too many of those..... Their increased development on the data sciences side of the technology and release roadmap really gives me the confidence I need to look past their current R&D spend level. Their sales and marketing spend is huge but they are changing the channel's perception of BI as well as educating their customers so this is a must if they are to be properly valued long term.

Yesterday after receiving the news I was wondering whether the timing is right for this? I have a couple of thought that I won't share as yet...

Other thoughts around Thoma Bravo was that there is a trend in their investment portfolio and I have not as yet investigated the actual growth of the companies under their funds although I do agree with Barry that they are certainly the better option out there.

The reason I appreciate Qlik as a company is that they have build on the strength of what makes them unique and this is their core QIX technology. They have build on this sensibly and not tried to be the end-all for everybody but allowed their ecosystem partners to specialize in areas where they are weak such as static reporting, source connections, geographical and context intelligence where we are seeing them acquiring now. The recent acquisitions is textbook for a technology company. 

The bigger question for us is what effect this will have on the partner channel partner companies, that make companies like Qlik successful through competing and implementing value to our customers with their technology? We have seen technology companies cannibalize their channel business through directly competing with their channel instead of supporting the channel. I still believe that a channel represents a relationship with a customer. The customer does not purchase technology, they purchase the expectation of value, that is created through professional people, relationships, services and enabled by technology.

Hopefully this type investor sees the value of the channel and will continue to drive their investment in the channel.

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Have a great weekend



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Qlik Qonnections 2016

Today is the last day of Qlik's annual Qonnections event and this is the first year that they have invited both customers and partners to the event. The event was loaded with market, customer cases, great new technology and partnerships as well as some celebrities.

Our feedback is that the event went well and Qlik Sense 3.0 is impressive. There were some technology partner presentation as well. We look forward to a deep dive into the content when our CIO returns!





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