We believe we have the formula for the right balance that allows you to empower business with self-service whilst ensuring strength and trust for IT." says Davide Hanan, chairperson of QlikView SA, a gold partner at the Finance Indaba Africa 2016 on 13 and 14 October 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
In the coming weeks and months, we will be chatting to all the Indaba partners, asking them why they are joining the event and what their most important message for finance professionals is.
Do you want to hear how QlikView can help you manipulate Big Data? Do you want to be informed about the latest and greatest in finance? Then don't miss the Finance Indaba Africa 2016.
Why will you be present at the Finance Indaba?
"Data is everywhere. More and more things generate data: the things we touch, the things we watch, the cars we drive. In the world of business, the organisations we work for are increasingly defined and differentiated by their ability to compete on data. Finance professionals play a key role in that space as they typically have the highest data literacy in an organisation. Our objective at the Indaba is to help Finance professionals understand the key factors that impact our ability to live and work in a world of data possibilities and the benefits that can be derived by creating an analytics culture at all levels of an organisation."
What will you be talking about?
"We will be talking about the next generation of analytics-powered organisations that can tap the power of all data and make it easily accessible where and when it is needed throughout the organisation and its ecosystem. We will also present cases studies and demos of companies that have successfully monetised their data by making processes run more efficiently, by incentivising certain types of behaviour and by revealing the true value of certain assets."
What are the challenges you can help finance professionals/firms with in 2016?
"One of the big challenges faced by many organisations is the conflict between extending the reach of analytics to more people and the need for IT to manage and control data. We believe we have the formula for the right balance that allows you to empower business with self-service whilst ensuring strength and trust for IT."
What sets the QlikView product apart from its competitors?
"Qlik was founded on one simple belief: Business Intelligence is optimised when you harness the collective human intelligence across an organisation. The more that people use analytics, the more value people get from analytics. When this occurs it accelerates organisations towards their goal of being more agile, data driven businesses that uncover and take advantage of new possibilities.
How should South African firms be dealing with the influx of Big Data?
"They should embrace it and capitalise on it. That is what our talk/presentation will be about!"