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Data Literacy 2.0 Launched by Qlik to Drive Data Fluency in Organizations

A new generation of award-winning Data Literacy program was announced by Qlik today. This data program aims at spreading data fluency in a world of continuous digital growth. This wide-ranging Data Literacy 2.0 program enables organizations to kick-start a data literacy program and maximize its reach to thousands of employees.

In our everyday lives and at our workplaces, we’re reading, working, analyzing, and communicating with data which is resulting in its growing importance. Qlik’s Data Literacy Index has revealed 93% of global business leaders believe it is important for their employees to be data literate. However, only 21% of the workforce worldwide feel confident in their data literacy skills while 25% feel completely prepared to use data meritoriously when entering their job role.

Data Literacy 2.0 will facilitate an early investment from the companies which will then be affordably scaled data literacy throughout the employees. This program is designed to take an employee from a data beginner to data conversant which will give them the confidence to interpret and work with data and help in utilizing the best industry practices in data-driven decision-making across their organization.

Data Literacy 2.0 includes:

Launch services: Provide action-oriented and best practices for organizations with a proven methodology for spreading data literacy across companies

Expert training: Skilled trainers and classes with comprehensive discussions on data and working with it

Skills tracking: Regular evaluations, certifications, and dashboards to track progress. Employees can get gold standard accreditation in data literacy after clearing a 2.5-hour exam

Community portal: Peer-to-peer portal to collaborate on data literacy throughout the company

Self-service courses: 20+ online self-service courses and resources to support employees’ upskill in their own time, divided into two components:

- Free “Data Fundamentals” courses for beginners with modules like Introduction to Data Literacy and Data-Informed Decision Making.

- Paid “Data Fluency” courses for those looking for advanced courses with modules like Foundational Analytics and Advanced Analytics.

Their curriculum starts at $250 per student with a corporate discount for organizations. Qlik is committed to creating a data-literate work. As a founder of the Data Literacy project, they are also making Data Fundamentals and Data Fluency courses accessible and free resources to help build confidence. You can check out the program pricing, structure, and get free resources here:

Data Literacy Program: Training, Consulting & Resources | Qlik.https://thedataliteracyproject.org/learn.

About Qlik
Qlik has a clear goal to make the world data literate in which everyone can use data and analytics easily to make informed decisions and solve their problems. It is a private SaaS company that provides end-to-end real-time data integration and analytics cloud platform to close the gap between data, insights, and action. Transformation of data into Active Intelligence will help companies in making better decisions, improve revenue and profits, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik has more than 50,000 customers around the world and works in more than 100 countries.

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DataOps.live | December 11, 2023

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InterSystems | January 12, 2024

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EAGLYS, Mitsui and Quantinuum Collaborate to Build a Quantum-Resistant Data Analytics (AI) Platform Using Quantum Computing Hardened Encryption Keys

Mitsui & Co., Ltd | December 13, 2023

In partnership, EAGLYS, Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and Quantinuum have integrated Quantum Origin into EAGLYS' secure computation product DataArmor, strengthening the platform against the quantum threat to encrypted data. Mitsui and EAGLYS have used secure computation technology to build a platform that allows research institutes and businesses to securely collaborate using each other's data and AI models. DataArmor uniquely maintains the confidentiality and security of sensitive data and AI models using homomorphic encryption, a technology that allows analysis to be performed on data while still encrypted. This protects encrypted data from being revealed when shared, safeguarding organizations and their Intellectual Property against advanced cyber threats. EAGLYS has now integrated Quantum Origin, the world's only solution that uses the power of quantum computing processes to provably strengthen encryption keys, as part of their Quantum-Resistant Data Analytics (AI) Platform. 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BlackBerry to Showcase Innovative Automotive Solutions Powered by the BlackBerry IVY Connected Vehicle Data Platform at CES 2024

BlackBerry Limited | December 18, 2023

At CES 2024, BlackBerry Limited will be showcasing the breadth and power of its BlackBerry IVY® connected vehicle data platform through in-vehicle and virtualized demos with a range of ecosystem partners. The BlackBerry IVY platform enables developers across industries to design and deploy insights-enabled automotive services more quickly, leveraging in-vehicle AI-enabled processing and a developer-friendly platform. This ease of development has led to a growing diversity of solutions developed on the BlackBerry IVY platform, giving automakers new opportunities to quickly enable additional services to differentiate and potentially monetize the connected car. This year's IVY™ showcase at CES will feature a wide array of mobility applications; IVY powered in-vehicle AI demonstrations will include: Michelin's tire wear monitoring solution with real-time integration to its consumer retail network COMPREDICT hardware sensor replacement solutions, utilizing virtual sensors to create cost savings and monetize vehicle health insights. Intelligent in-cabin experiences powered by Cinemo, CorrActions, CarIQ, idrive, and emotion3D. Next generation insurance solutions, such as First Notification of Loss and Collision Reconstruction featured by Nexar, and crash analytics and driver scoring by CerebrumX. Intelligent vehicle cybersecurity & quality insights powered by Upstream Security. Additional partners will be showcasing how BlackBerry IVY powers next generation digital cockpits and intelligent fleet management services. Demonstrations include: MIH Consortium will feature its intelligent fleet capabilities, with IVY insights, from Electra Vehicles, COMPREDICT, and CerebrumX Mitsubishi Electric will showcase its FLEXConnect™ advanced vehicle cockpit system in a Cadillac Escalade Intellias will showcase its IntelliKit 2.0 solution which is centered around the Qualcomm SA8295 with QNX Real Time Operating System (RTOS), QNX Hypervisor, and pre-processing connected vehicle insights with BlackBerry IVY. "The IVY Ecosystem has grown rapidly, and now embraces an impressive range of applications that are set to change the mobility business and the in-car experience by harnessing the power of connected vehicle data," said Vito Giallorenzo, Senior Vice President & General Manager, BlackBerry IVY. "We're looking forward to demonstrating the many and varied ways that our ecosystem members are innovating on the IVY platform and how it has enabled them to easily develop and scale their solutions." For more information on how BlackBerry IVY can help with building safe and secure data solutions for the Software Defined Vehicles of tomorrow, and to see a BlackBerry IVY powered vehicle in action, please visit us at CES on January 9-12 in the West Hall at Booth #4224 or www.blackberry.com/ivy. Live demos of other BlackBerry IVY powered applications will also be showcased in the West Hall at CES with Mitsubishi Electric (#3151), MIH (#7216), and Intellias (#7075). About BlackBerry BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including over 235M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint management, endpoint security, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

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