BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/14 -- Pioneering predictive analytics leader RapidMiner today announced the opening keynote speaker and topics of its annual RapidMiner World global user conference. Now in its fifth year, the event will take place August 18-21, 2014 at Boston's District Hall, located in the heart of the city's innovation center in Seaport Square.
Formerly known as RCOMM, this year's conference marks the first time the event is being held in North America. RapidMiner World 2014 will bring together users and developers of RapidMiner -- from across disciplines and levels of expertise -- to exchange ideas, application reports, and scientific results to further their knowledge of the product and applications for predictive analytics.
The opening keynote will feature a presentation by Usama Fayyad, a pioneer in predictive analytics. Fayyad's address will provide insight into the evolving market of advanced analytics and how companies will need to prepare for the expansion and complexity of big data in the years ahead. Fayyad is currently chief data officer and group managing director at Barclays Bank and chairman at Oasis500. Previously, Fayyad has served as chairman and CTO at ChoozOn Corporation (Blue Kangaroo), founded Open Insights LLC and was Yahoo's chief data officer. He co-founded the DMX Group and Audience Science (digiMine, Inc.) and led data mining and exploration at Microsoft Research. He also worked at NASA.
The conference will also offer an industry analyst session led by Shawn Rodgers of Enterprise Management Associates, which will provide the latest research and opinions about the analytics market. Following the session, panelists will continue to discuss the trends and technologies that are shaping the landscape of predictive analytics.
Over the course of the four-day conference, participants will be able to attend presentations designed to showcase how current researchers and practitioners are using or extending RapidMiner for scientific and commercial use. Use cases will include the application of RapidMiner for cross-selling and direct marketing, processing of big data for analysis, predictive maintenance, quality prediction and more.
Technical paper presentations will include sessions on text classification, data mining and visualization techniques, similarity assessment, sentiment analysis in social media and process mining workflows. Other activities taking place during RapidMiner World include a pre-conference workshop, partner showcase, a session outlining the RapidMiner product roadmap, a Radoop-specific workshop and product certification sessions. Together, these events provide attendees with the opportunity to "test drive" solutions, meet face-to-face with technical experts and exchange ideas with other organizations, including RapidMiner partners.
The evenings will feature social events, including a visit to Harpoon Brewery and a tour of the city via Boston Duck Tours.
RapidMiner World will take place August 18-21, 2014 at District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue in Boston, Mass. Until July 6, 2014, RapidMiner is offering a special registration rate of $775. To register and for more information, visit: http://rapidminer.com/rapidminer-world/.
Pioneering predictive analytics leader RapidMiner is redefining how business analysts use all kinds of data, including big data, to predict the future. With an open source heritage, RapidMiner is one of today's most widely known and used analytics platforms, providing powerful solutions for a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.rapidminer.com.