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Applications in R - Success and Lessons Learned from the Marketplace


David Smith, Chief Community Officer, Revolution Analytics
Neera Talbert, Vice President, Professional Services, Revolution Analytics

Adoption of the R language has grown rapidly in the last few years, and is ranked as the number-one data science language in several surveys. This accelerating R adoption curve has been driven by the Big Data revolution, and the fact that so many data scientists — having learned R at university — are actively unlocking the secrets hidden in these new, vast data troves.

In this webinar David Smith, Chief Community Officer, will take a look at the growth of R and the innovative uses of R in business, government and non-profit sectors. Then Neera Talbert, Vice President, Professional Services will take you into the trenches of recent customer deployments and share best practices and pitfalls to avoid in deploying or expanding your own R applications.

About the speakers:

About the Speakers:
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David Smith, Chief Community Officer

David Smith leads the open source solutions group at Revolution Analytics. With a background in data science, he writes daily about applications of R and predictive analytics at the Revolutions blog, and was named a top 10 influencer on the topic of “Big Data” by Forbes. He is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of R’s tutorial manual "An Introduction to R", and was one of the originating developers of the ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics) project. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, David was the director of product management for S-PLUS at Insightful, Inc. David studied Statistics in Adelaide University in South Australia and at Lancaster University in the UK, and lives in Chicago with his husband Jay. Follow David on Twitter as @revodavid.

Neera Talbert,  Vice President of Professional Services

Neera Talbert is a seasoned Consulting executive with over 25 years of experience. Before joining Revolution Analytics, Neera was Director of Consulting Services at SAS. Prior to that Neera was with SAIC and CSC supporting NASA’s manned flight information technology programs. She brings over fifteen years of proven success in the business analytics software industry, as well as ten plus years in management consulting and IT professional services. Neera is skilled at developing and driving services strategy to achieve high performance and organizational change management. She is an innovative and team-oriented leader with proven leadership skills driving consulting service business in global markets. During her career she has launched a program management office, co-authored delivery methodologies, implemented knowledge sharing best practices, developed a partner enablement practice, managed larger consulting service practices, launched an offshore practice, and established college recruiting programs. Neera is a graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. She has one daughter and resides in Austin with her husband Tony.