This one means a lot to me. I have a deep passion for creating data-driven cultures within organizations – but this man has a vision that touches nearly every bit of the globe. It’s a huge movement.
I first met Jordan Morrow when I was a Qlik customer, working at Avon and Somerset Police. I was asked to present at Qlik’s Visualise Your World, main stage at the QE2 centre in London around 3 years ago. Part of this involved a panel session, where this energetic ball of knowledge introduced a vision around data literacy and how important it was for competitiveness and business outcomes. I was hooked.
Three years on, the programme has gone from strength to strength – and now is the time for us to meet again, push some boundaries, and find out the latest thinking from the man himself.
In this interview I explore where it all started, the achievements, favourite use cases, translating data literacy to action, lessons learned, the future and key resources.
Every time I see Rob O’Neill, Head of Informatics at University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Trust, he hits me square in the jaw with more innovation. Often spinning up a demo on the spot, Rob is one of those people that has a huge passion to disrupt traditional ways of working with technology.
My latest meeting with Rob did not disappoint…he talked through how he is collaborating technology to solve traditional business problems in the trust. He was keen to show me how he has integrated Qlik with Inphinity Forms – along with building in Qlik Alerting too. Glad he did.
Talking through several operational use cases supporting Covid 19 and the Command Centre (award winning!), he then moved on to how he has automated project management workflow. Traditional spreadsheet project management processes have been replaced, providing real-time updating, reporting and alerting – saving hours and providing new levels of assurance. And, yep, he spun up the demo and wowed me once again.
I loved how all the key project management controls can be combined e.g. risk register to support a seamless user experience. Another great feature was uploading, storing and viewing documents within the native Qlik environment!