NEW YORK, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Work-Bench, New York City's premier enterprise technology growth accelerator, in conjunction with Lander Analytics, has announced that their first-ever New York R Conference has sold out. Gathering the world's top R enthusiasts and data scientists to explore, share, and inspire ideas, the conference is taking place on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, at Work-Bench. Over 200 data scientists from technology startups, financial institutions, and academia will be in attendance.
The New York R Conference was created to encourage collaboration and foster shared learning within the data science community. The conference will take place over the course of two days and feature prominent speakers within the R community, both from New York and around the world. While focused on R, a number of expert speakers will also speak on Python, Julia, and database architecture.
According to Jessica Lin, Community Director at Work-Bench, "data science is transforming rapidly, and arguably nowhere else faster than New York City. New York City is incredibly rich in diversity of sectors and industries, across banking, media, technology, and healthcare, and we're thrilled to bring these world-class data scientists together to share cutting-edge research and presentations."
Confirmed speakers include Chris Wiggins (Chief Data Scientist, The New York Times), Shawn Simpson (Senior Data Scientist, Dow Jones), Michael Dobrovolsky (Lead Architect of Enterprise Big Data Solutions and Advanced Analytics Services, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management), Mike Dewar (Data Scientist, The New York Times R&D Lab), Jared Lander (Author, R for Everyone), Hilary Parker (Senior Data Analyst, Etsy), and Max Kuhn (Director of Nonclinical Statistics, Pfizer R&D).
Topics include dynamic market structure discovery: automated detection with machine learning, reproducible analysis in production, integrating R with Python in enterprise software, leveraging RHadoop in analyzing multiple myeloma patient timelines, interactive Ebola plots in Shiny, alternative data in institutional investing: common problems solved with R, and much more.
About Lander Analytics
Lander Analytics is a New York-based consulting and training firm specializing in statistical and data analytic work and all data science needs. Clients range from large corporations to nascent startups, from political campaigns to disaster relief efforts on multiple continents.
Work-Bench is an enterprise technology growth accelerator in NYC, scaling startups through community, workspace, business development and early-stage investments. Work-Bench bridges enterprise startups and Fortune 1000s to drive innovation and transform enterprise IT.