Early Bird Registration for the EARL Conference closes tomorrow (Friday 30th May)

Early Bird Registration for the EARL Conference (Effective Applications of the R Language) closes tomorrow, Friday 30th May. The EARL conference will be held in London on the 15-17th September 2014


EARL is the first cross-sector conference dedicated to the business usage of R and features presentations from over 45 R experts and practitioners.  For further information and to purchase early bird discounted tickets please visit www.earl-conference.com


EARL represents a singular opportunity to meet numerous experts, learn about multiple applications of R across a range of industries, enable future collaboration and inspire future innovation.



Monday 15th September – Workshops run from 1.30pm – 5.30pm (Further details imminent)


1.30 pm – 5.30 pm

WORKSHOP 1:  “Fast and flexible data wrangling with data.table” by Matt Dowle

WORKSHOP 2: “Getting the Best of Both Worlds: Using Python for Data Wrangling and R for Stats” by Dr Chris Musselle

7.00 pm – Late

Welcome Evening Drinks, Tower Hotel


Tuesday 16th September – Conference Agenda


8.30 am – 9.00 am



9.00 am – 9.10 am

Conference Opening Remarks – Matt Aldridge and Richard Pugh, (Mango Solutions)

9.10 am – 10.10 am

Ben Goldacre – Keynote Address

10.10 am – 10.40 am

Hadley Wickham (Rstudio) – Expressing yourself in R

10.40 am – 11.00 am





11.00 am – 12.30 pm

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 pm – 1.30 pm



1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

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

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm



3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Session 6 – R in Finance

Patrick Burns, (Burnstat) – Effective Risk Management with R

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

7.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Conference Reception Buffet and Reception aboard HMS Belfast


Wednesday 17th September – Conference Agenda


8.30 am – 9.00 am






9.00 am – 10.30 am

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 am – 11.00 am



11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Session 3 – R in Life Sciences

Marc Laveille, (Inria Saclay) – SimulX, 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 pm – 1.30 pm



1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Session 5 – Business Applications of R

Wit Jakuczun, (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

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm



3.30 pm – 5.00 pm

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

5.00 pm – 5.15pm

Conference closing remarks – Rich Pugh & Matt Aldridge, (Mango Solutions)


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