Endeavour at QlikView's Qonnections 2013 Global Partner Summit

Jun 10, 2013
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Endeavour and QlikView 

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QlikView's annual Qonnections 2013 Global Partner Summit was held at the famous Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. After 44 hours of travel and transit time, David White, our Business Intelligence Manager and Yong- Keat Wong, our Business Development Manager, finally arrived at the Island Resort! Fortunately they had a day to recuperate before the 3 day event started. They seized the opportunity to explore the numerous attractions that this world famous resort has to offer.

Check out the resort

 Royal tower atlantis

The Atlantis Paradise  Island Resort is a resort and water park located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. It has a world-class convention centre, the world's largest open-air aquarium and numerous water attractions such as Aquaventure, Mayan Temple slides, The Digs, etc

Back to the conference! Qonnections 2013 had a record turnout of nearly 1,000 partner attendees from about 100 countries. This was a testimony to the growing importance of the partner community to QlikTech, where 54% of Qliktech's 2012 software license and first year maintance revenue were generated from the partner community. This was further emphasised by Peter McQuade, Vice President of Alliances and Partner Sales at QlikTech, in his speech during the conference, excerpt below:

"QlikTech is dedicated to the success of our partner community and we will continue to invest and enhance our program based upon the feedback we received from our partners. I am proud to see that the continued adoption and expansion of QlikView is driving business growth for our partners. Our Qonnections 2013 Global Partner Summit is designed to help our partners further develop their specialized market skills so they can continue to expand sales opportunities for their businesses and enhance the value they deliver to their customers."

QlikTech took the opportunity during this conference to provide some insight into the release of QlikView. The new release will be a significant game-changer and further cement QlikTech's mission statement of "simplifying decisions for everyone, everywhere". It is no wonder that Gartner has positioned QlikTech in the lead Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics for 3 years consecutively.

David and Yong-Keat also attended a number of marketing, sales and product-related breakout sessions during the conference and visited some sponsor's exhibition booths to catch a glimpse of some of the innovative apps and tools that have developed for QlikView.

Once again, kudos to the QlikTech team for another awesome event. We look forward to the 2014 Qonnections Global Partner Summit at The Peabody, Orlando, Florida.