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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