QlikTech, (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 Leaders 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 Identity.”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. About QlikTech 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.
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