Conference agenda for EARL conference (September 15th – 17th)

Mango Solutions are pleased to announce details of the full EARL (Effective Applications of the R Language) Conference agenda. EARL will be held at The Tower Hotel in London on September 15th – 17th and will showcase an impressive list of R experts from a wide range of business sectors; for full agenda details listing the speakers and presentations please visit We also advise that following a slight delay in finalising the full Agenda coupled with the forthcoming bank holiday we have decided to extend the EARLY BIRD registration deadline to Friday 30th May. To take advantage of the early bird discounts available please register and purchase your tickets (via ). For any further information regarding EARL or for details of the Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities still available, please contact [email protected] We look forward to seeing you at EARL.

Monday 15th SEPTEMBER – Workshops run from 13.30 – 17.30 (Further details imminent)

19.00 – Late Welcome Evening Drinks, Tower Hotel

Tuesday 16th SEPTEMBER – Conference Agenda

08.30 – 9.00 Registration
09.00 – 9.10 Conference Opening Remarks – Matt Aldridge and Richard Pugh, (Mango Solutions)
09.10 – 10.10 Ben Goldacre – Keynote Address
10.10 – 10.40 Hadley Wickham (Rstudio) – Expressing yourself in R
10.40 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.30 Session 2 – Business Applications of R  Abigail Lebrecht, (uSwitch) – From noisy traffic data to business insight, automating reporting and visualisation functions in R Markus Gesmann, (Lloyds of London) – Swimming in data and diving for Whales Neil Rothwell, (C3 Global) – The opportunities for the use of R in real time industrial analytics Session 3 – R and Other Technologies  Robert Mastrodomenico, (Global Sports Statistics) – From R to Python John McConnell, (Analytical People) – When R wins and Why Chris Musselle, (Mango Solutions) – R meets Julia
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Session 4 – Business Applications of R  Tim Paulden, (Atass Sports) – You can NOT be serious! How to build a tennis model in 30 minutes Joss Langford, (ActivInsights) – Event based classification of human behaviour Kevin Savage, (Mendeley) – Toilet Stats Session 5 – Business Applications of R  Aimee Smith, (Loughborough Univ) – Analysis of Elite Football Players Perception of Playing Surfaces Using R Navdeep Singh – Automated Statistical Modelling and Reporting Using R Richard Pugh, (Mango Solutions) – Using R to Optimise a Sales Team
15.00 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 17.30 Session 6 – R in Finance  Patrick Burns, (Burnstat) – Effective and Ineffective Risk Management John James, (Tibco) – Use of Monte Carlo Techniques for Asset Selection Richard Saldanha, (Investec) – Assessing Liquidity Risk in Asset Management David Jessop, (UBS) – Calculating High Frequency Betas Session 7 – Big Data Technologies  Sumit Mund, (Mund Consulting) – Big Data Analysis with R Enzo Martoglio, (Steria) – From small data to Big Data Oliver Bracht, (EODA) – Predictive Maintenance with R Matt Dowle, (DataTable) – Fast and flexible data manipulation
19.30 – 23.00 Conference Reception Buffet and Reception aboard HMS Belfast  

Wednesday 17th SEPTEMBER – Conference Agenda

08.30 – 9.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session 1 – Business Applications of R  Frank Hedler, (Simpson Carpenter) – fReedom Chad Goymer, (Lloyds of London) – Sharing Data Analysis between R and non R Users Ajitesh Ghosh, (Kantar Worldpanel) – Using R for consumer psychological research Session 2 – Managing R in a Commercial Environment  Andrie de Vries, (Revolution Analytics) – Through the firewall; taking a mini CRAN into your organisation Oracle R Enterprise – Speaker to be confirmed Nick Burgoyne, (Mango Solutions) – Code Migration, what is the significance?
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.30 Session 3 – R in Life Sciences  Marc Laveille, (Inria Saclay) – Simux, a new tool for simulating complex pharmcometric models Mike Smith, (Pfizer) Henrik Nyberg & Jonathan Chard, (Mango Solutions) – The Task Execution Language (TEL) for DDMoRe Chris Campbell, (Mango Solutions) – Non-Compartmental Analysis using R Session 4 – Managing R in a Commercial Environment  Richard Chandler Mant, (Mango Solutions) – “This code is a complete hack, may or may not work, etc.” – The challenges of validating R Louis Bajuk-Yorgan, (Tibco) – Extending the R language to the enterprise with TERR & Spotfire Juan Manuel Hernández, (Millward Brown) – The Equity of R: How R Transformed the Analytics Paradigm at Millward Brown
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Session 5 – Business Applications of R Wit Jackuczun, (WLOG Solutions) – Bringing the power of LocalSolver to R: a real-life case-study Steven Fitzpatrick, (Firmenich) and Greg Gauriot, (Mango Solutions) – Consumer Insights using R Matt Harling, Appliances Online – TBC Session 6 – R Development Andy Nicholls, (Mango Solutions) – DevelopR – formalising R Development Alberto Chierci and Bobby Shang – A Smart (and cheap) Way to connect R and Excel Rich Pugh, (Mango Solutions) – Mango Report Engine
15.00 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 17.00 Session 7 – Big Data and Cloud Computing  Mark Sellors, (Mango Solutions) – R and the Cloud: Scaling with Cycle Computing Naser Ali, (Hortonworks) & Kate Hanley, (Mango Solutions) -Big Data beating the Skills Gap Q Ethan McCallum – Large Scale Data Analysis using R and Hadoop Session 8 – Effective Visualisation using R  Tal Galili , (R Bloggers) – package dendextend Matt Sundquist, (Plotly) – online R plotting and collaboration John Burn-Murdoch, (Financial Times) – Visual Journalism with R
17.00 – 17.15 Conference closing remarks – Rich Pugh & Matt Aldridge, (Mango Solutions)

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