RADNOR, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading business intelligence company QlikTech prides itself in its strong corporate culture; one that allows its people to work hard, play hard and support the community with vigor. So it's no surprise that as more than 20,000 cyclists gathered in Motala, Sweden on June 18 to participate in the Vatternrundan cycling event, thirteen QlikTech executives from the US, UK and Sweden were among them. The team rode 300km (186 miles) in 12 hours to raise money for its "Change Their World" charity, HOPEHIV (www.hopehiv.org). See photos at http://www.qlikview.com/changetheirworld
A QlikTech executive who is personally active in working with the HOPEHIV charity suggested the team raise funds to support the children in Africa who have lost their parents to AIDS. The organization helps more than 50,000 vulnerable children through 40 partner organizations in 400 communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
"So many companies approach corporate social responsibility as simply a matter of writing checks, yet this event proves that QlikTech employees are willing to put their own sweat and efforts to a cause," said Mark Glen, Director, HOPEHIV. "With over 150 individual donors giving their contributions from $10 and up, QlikTech shows us the resources that can be mobilized from a committed group who set an example and inspire many. We're thrilled that their efforts will touch so many children's lives."
Included in the QlikTech team was the company's CEO, Lars Bjork who comments: "Spending half a day in a bike saddle is a serious challenge in anyone's book, but for us it was an opportunity to participate in some healthy competition while raising money for an important charity like HOPEHIV. We're proud to have gained so much support from our employees, partners, vendors and customers. The whole idea of Change Their World is to draw from the entire QlikTech community for good."
QlikTech's Change Their World global corporate social responsibility platform is focused on delivering information global healthcare, environmental and humanitarian organizations need to ensure the efficacy and efficiency of their programs. From tracking global sources of clean water and supporting research to cure disease to lending a hand in programs in the own community, QlikTech employees, partners and customers create a powerful community of giving. Philanthropic organizations interested in gaining a recently announced Change Their World grant for free QlikView software and services can apply at http://www.qlikview.com/changetheirworld.
Those interested in contributing to QlikTech's campaign to raise money for Hope HIV can visit http://www.justgiving.com/QlikViewvatternrundan2010 to donate.
QlikTech's powerful, accessible business intelligence solution enables organizations to make better and faster decisions. Its QlikView product delivers enterprise-class analytics and search with the simplicity and ease of use of office productivity software. The in-memory associative search technology it pioneered makes calculations in real-time enabling business professionals to gain insight through intuitive data exploration. Unlike traditional business intelligence products, QlikView can deliver value in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. It can be deployed on premise, in the cloud, or on a laptop or mobile device — from a single user to large global enterprises. QlikTech is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, with offices around the world and a network of over 1,100 partners to serve more than 13,000 customers in over 100 countries worldwide.
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