(NASDAQ:QLIK) a leader in Business Discovery - user-driven Business
Intelligence (BI), today announced that Loren Bast, director of business
intelligence at Cheezburger, has been named one of Computerworld's 2013
Premier 100 IT Leaders. Cheezburger,
a QlikTech customer since 2011, is a Seattle-based online humor network
responsible for the popular FAIL Blog and LOLcats meme. The company
began with the website "I Can Has Cheezburger " and has since launched
or acquired over 30,000 sites.
In 2011, Cheezburger deployed QlikView with the goal of growing its user
base and ensuring that site visitors were happy with the company's
services. Bast and his team knew this could be accomplished by
understanding what features on the Cheezburger site were driving
engagements and visits, and which were not. Bast and his team began to
understand of the company's web activity on a much more granular level,
giving them a better assessment of the overall health of the company.
Bast can now log the core activities that users engage with, such as
page views, content submissions, email behaviors, and so on. The results
have changed the company's behavior. Now, if a new website feature is
launched and doesn't perform, the team receives alerts in critical
reporting dashboards that allow them to correct their course.
Each year, IDG's Computerworld
- the IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT
leadership and business results - announces the 2013 Computerworld
Premier 100 IT Laders honorees, as well as highlights for the Premier
100 IT Leaders Conference. The awards program features leaders, from
both the technology and business sides of companies, for their
exceptional technology leadership, innovative solutions to business
challenges and effective management of IT strategies.
"Loren and the Cheezburger team understand the important relationship
between data and business growth," said Jeff Boehm, vice president of
global product marketing at QlikTech. "By taking an innovative approach
to how information can be utilized, Loren has helped Cheezburger
continue to expand, and in the process set himself apart from other
leaders in IT. We're very happy to see Loren recognized for his
accomplishments and think he is an exceptional choice for
Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders list."
"For the past 14 years, Computerworld has been honoring the 100 top IT
and business executives at the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, and we
are very proud to induct the 2013 recipients into this prestigious
group," said John Amato, VP and publisher of Computerworld. "The Premier
100 IT Leaders Conference has emerged as the nation's leading and
largest peer to peer conference for senior IT and business executives to
discuss IT strategy, technology trends, and actionable plans for driving
their business forward. Peer based strategies for deploying big data,
cloud, mobility, consumer technologies, predictive analytics and more
will lead general session presentations and will continue with
conversations during networking receptions and informal gatherings. In
addition to learning from peers, attendees can discover new IT solutions
from sponsoring companies like Good for Enterprise, IBM and Ping
The Premier 100 honorees and their achievements will be highlighted in
the February 25, 2013 issue of Computerworld, on Computerworld.com
and recognized during the Premier
100 IT Leaders Conference, being held March 3-5, 2013, at the JW
Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.
To learn more about QlikTech's thousands of customers worldwide, visit http://www.qlikview.com.
QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery-user-driven
Business Intelligence (BI). Its QlikView Business Discovery solution
bridges the gap between traditional BI solutions and inadequate
spreadsheet applications. The in-memory associative search technology
QlikTech pioneered created the self-service BI category, allowing users
to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined
path of questions. Appropriate from SMB to the largest global
enterprise, QlikView's self-service analysis can be deployed with data
governance in days or weeks. The QlikView Business Discovery platform's
app-driven model works with existing BI solutions, offering an immersive
mobile and social, collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor,
Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving
approximately 26,000 customers in over 100 countries.
QlikTech and QlikView are trademarks or registered trademarks of
QlikTech or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Other
company names, product names and company logos mentioned herein are the
trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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