Customer Tracking on Floor Plans With Social Distancing Alerts

When lockdown rules are relaxed it will be interesting to see if shopper’s return in the numbers we saw before the Covid-19 breakout. A large factor in this will be consumer’s confidence in stores to enforce social distancing and therefore retailers will be keen to measure performance in this new KPI. Offices and warehouses may also be thinking along the same lines. With footfall cameras and other IoT feeding data to Qlik Sense it’s possible to build a customer tracker and even an alert system. Here’s how…

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Geographic Outliers in England’s Covid-19 Data

There are plenty of Covid-19 dashboards out there (which is doing wonders for data literacy) but something caught my interest the other day when I was looking for my hometown of Sunderland in the government’s data.  I was surprised to see the city in its elevated position in the ranked table of cases by upper tier local authority.  The narrative we usually hear is that highly and densely populated regions are worst hit but there was Sunderland, above its larger neighbour, Newcastle.

I decided to scrape the data and then use Qlik’s associative engine to compare it with population data from  For tips on working with geographic data on different administrative regions, KML files and more see the end of this article. 

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Buzzwords:  Should we be Data Driven / Informed / Centric / Democratic / Literate?

More and more businesses are taking the decision to put data at the heart of what they do.  But what does it mean to be data driven?  How is that any different from being Data informed or any of the other buzzwords we hear so often?  Continue reading “Buzzwords:  Should we be Data Driven / Informed / Centric / Democratic / Literate?”

Learn Green, White and Grey by Playing ‘Guess Who?’

The last few version of Qlik Sense have been so new feature-rich that for experienced developers it can be easy to forget about the importance of the basics – none more important than the Green, White and Grey that set Qlik apart from the competition.  It’s the first thing any new user or developer should learn but what’s the best way to understand it?  It recently struck me that the Green, White and Grey is a lot like a game of ‘Guess Who?’, the family classic board game.  Let’s explore that idea…

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Interview With Jordan Morrow – Global Head of Data Literacy at Qlik

One of the undoubted highlights of Qonnections 2018 was Jordan Morrow’s keynote speech on Data Literacy and after attending one of his breakout sessions on the subject we all walked out into the Florida sun full of inspiration.  Jordan is the Global Head of Data Literacy at Qlik, the man tasked with taking on one of the key issues of our time, but what exactly is data literacy and why is it so important?

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