Transcript: Hjalmar Gislason: Keynote speaker: Digital salvage operations — what’s worth saving?

Self-proclaimed data nerd Hjalmar Gislason is the vice president of data for visual analytics software company Qlik. In this role, he is responsible for product management for “all things data”, including data connectivity, data management and Qlik’s big data efforts.

Gislason is the founder of four software companies in mobile, search and data aggregation. He joined Qlik through the acquisition of his company – DataMarket.

He is an angel investor in several startup companies and he also serves as the chairman of the board of directors for Kjarninn, an Icelandic media company. In addition he’s a board member of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.

Through Gislason’s work with data and journalism, he has been active in various data preservation and data journalism initiatives with particular interest in how to use data technologies not only to present data in the media, but also help journalists extract information from available data, and ensure the preservation of data assets over time.


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