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We’re delighted to announce RStudio’s Garrett Grolemund as one of our Keynote Speakers at this year’s EARL London.

He will join Starcount’s Edwina Dunn and a whole host of brilliant speakers for the 5th EARL London Conference on 11-13 September at The Tower Hotel.

Garrett specialises in teaching people how to use R, which is why you’ll see his name on some brilliant resources, including video courses on Datacamp.com and O’Reilly media, his series of popular R cheat sheets distributed by RStudio, and as co-author of R for Data Science and Hands-On Programming with R. He also wrote the lubridate R package and works for RStudio as an advocate who trains engineers to do data science with R and the Tidyverse.

He earned his Phd in Statistics from Rice University in 2012 under the guidance of Hadley Wickham. Before that, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harvard University and briefly attended law school before wising up.

Garrett is one of the foremost promoters of Shiny, R Markdown, and the Tidyverse, so we’re really looking forward to his keynote.

Don’t miss out on early bird tickets

Early bird tickets for all EARL Conferences are now available:
London: 11-13 September
Seattle: 7 November
Houston: 9 November
Boston: 13 November

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We are excited to announce the speakers for this year’s EARL London Conference!

Every year, we receive an immense number of excellent abstracts and this year was no different – in fact, it’s getting harder to decide. We spent a lot of time deliberating and had to make some tough choices. We would like to thank everyone who submitted a talk – we appreciate the time taken to write and submit; if we could accept every talk, we would.

This year, we have a brilliant lineup, including speakers from Auto Trader, Marks and Spencer, Aviva, Hotels.com, Google, Ministry of Defence and KPMG. Take a look below at our illustrious list of speakers:

Full length talks
Abigail Lebrecht, Abigail Lebrecht Consulting
Alex Lewis, Africa’s Voices Foundation
Alexis Iglauer, PartnerRe
Amanda Lee, Merkle Aquila
Andrie de Vries, RStudio
Catherine Leigh, Auto Trader
Catherine Gamble, Marks and Spencer
Chris Chapman, Google
Chris Billingham, N Brown PLC
Christian Moroy, Edge Health
Christoph Bodner, Austrian Post
Dan Erben, Dyson
David Smith, Microsoft
Douglas Ashton, Mango Solutions
Dzidas Martinaitis, Amazon Web Services
Emil Lykke Jensen, MediaLytic
Gavin Jackson, Screwfix
Ian Jacob, HCD Economics
James Lawrence, The Behavioural Insights Team
Jeremy Horne, MC&C Media
Jobst Löffler, Bayer Business Services GmbH
Jo-fai Chow, H2O.ai
Jonathan Ng, HSBC
Kasia Kulma, Aviva
Leanne Fitzpatrick, Hello Soda
Lydon Palmer, Investec
Matt Dray, Department for Education
Michael Maguire, Tusk Therapeutics
Omayma Said, WUZZUF
Paul Swiontkowski, Microsoft
Sam Tazzyman, Ministry of Justice
Scott Finnie, Hymans Robertson
Sean Lopp, RStudio
Sima Reichenbach, KPMG
Steffen Bank, Ekstra Bladet
Taisiya Merkulova, Photobox
Tim Paulden, ATASS Sports
Tomas Westlake, Ministry Of Defence
Victory Idowu, Aviva
Willem Ligtenberg, CZ

Lightning Talks
Agnes Salanki, Hotels.com
Andreas Wittmann, MAN Truck & Bus AG
Ansgar Wenzel, Qbiz UK
George Cushen, Shop Direct
Jasmine Pengelly, DAZN
Matthias Trampisch, Boehringer Ingelheim
Mike K Smith, Pfizer
Patrik Punco, NOZ Medien
Robin Penfold, Willis Towers Watson

Some numbers

We thought we would share some stats from this year’s submission process:


This is based on a combination of titles, photos and pronouns.

Agenda

We’re still putting the agenda together, so keep an eye out for that announcement!

Tickets

Early bird tickets are available until 31 July 2018, get yours now.

ANNOUNCEMENT: EARL London 2018 + abstract submissions open!
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14 February 2018

Mango Solutions are delighted to announce that loyalty programme pioneer and data science innovator, Edwina Dunn, will keynote at the 2018 Enterprise Applications of the R Language (EARL) Conference in London on 11-13 September.

Mango Solutions’ Chief Data Scientist, Richard Pugh, has said that it is a privilege to have Ms Dunn address Conference delegates.

“Edwina helped to change the data landscape on a global scale while at dunnhumby; Tesco’s Clubcard, My Kroger Plus and other loyalty programmes have paved the way for data-driven decision making in retail,” Mr Pugh said.

“Having Edwina at EARL this year is a win for delegates, who attend the Conference to find inspiration in their use of analytics and data science using the R Language.

“In this centenary year of the 1918 Suffrage act, Edwina’s participation is especially appropriate, as she is the founder of The Female Lead, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving women a platform to share their inspirational stories,” he said.

Ms Dunn is currently CEO at Starcount, a consumer insights company that combines the science of purchase and intent and brings the voice of the customer into the boardroom.

The EARL Conference is a cross-sector conference focusing on the commercial use of the R programming language with presentations from some of the world’s leading practitioners.

More information and tickets are available on the EARL Conference website: earlconf.com

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For more information, please contact:
Karis Bouher, Marketing Manager: marketing@mango-solutions.com or +44 (0)1249 705 450

EARL Seattle Keynote Speaker Announcement: Julia Silge
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We’re delighted to announce that Julia Silge will be joining us on 7 November in Seattle as our Keynote speaker.

Julia is a Data Scientist at Stack Overflow, has a PhD in astrophysics and an abiding love for Jane Austen (which we totally understand!). Before moving into Data Science and discovering R, Julia worked in academia and ed tech, and was a NASA Datanaut. She enjoys making beautiful charts, programming in R, text mining, and communicating about technical topics with diverse audiences. In fact, she loves R and text mining so much, she literally wrote the book on it: Text Mining with R: A Tidy Approach!

We can’t wait to see what Julia has to say in November.

Submit an abstract

Abstract submissions are open for both the US Roadshow in November and London in September. You could be on the agenda with Julia in Seattle as one of our speakers if you would like to share the R successes in your organisation.

Submit your abstract here.

Early bird tickets now available

Tickets for all EARL Conferences are now available:
London: 11-13 September
Seattle: 7 November
Houston: 9 November
Boston: 13 November

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We have been working within the Pharmaceutical sector for over a decade. Our expertise, knowledge of the industry, and presence in the R community mean we are used to providing services within a GxP environment and providing best practice.

We are excited to be at three great events in the coming months. Find us at:

• 15th Annual Pharmaceutical IT Congress, 27-28 September – London, England
• Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange (PhUSE), 8-11 October 2017 – Edinburgh, Scotland
• American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP8), 15-18 October – Fort Lauderdale, USA

Our dedicated Pharma team will be at the events to address any of your questions or concerns around data science and using R within your organisation.

How Mango can help with your Data Science needs

A validated version of R

Because the use of R is growing in the pharmaceutical sector, it’s one of the enquiries we get the most at Mango, so we’d love to talk to you about how you can use it in your organisation.

We know that a major concern for using R within the Pharma sector is its open source nature, especially when using R for regulatory submissions.

R contains many capabilities specifically aimed at helping users perform their day-to-day activities, but with the concerns over meeting compliance, understandably some companies are hesitant to make the move.

To eliminate risk, we’ve created ValidR – a series of scripts and services that deliver a validated build of R to an organisation.

For each validated package, we apply our ISO9001 accredited software quality process of identifying requirements, performing code review, testing that the requirements have been met and installing the application in a controlled and reproducible manner. We have helped major organisations adopt R in compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines on open source software.

Consultancy

We have helped our clients adopt or migrate to R by providing a range of consultancy services from our unique mix of Mango Data Scientists who have both extensive technical and real-world experience.

Our team of consultants have been deployed globally in projects including, SAS to R migration, Shiny application development, script validation and much more. Our team also provide premier R training with courses designed specifically for the Pharmaceutical sector.

Products

Organisations today are not only looking for how they can validate their R code but how that information is retained, shared and stored across teams globally. Our dedicated validation team have a specialised mix of software developers who build rich analytic web and desktop applications using technologies such as Java, .NET and JavaScript.

Our applications, ModSpace and Navigator, have been deployed within Pharma organisations globally. These both help organisations maintain best practice but also again achieve a ‘validated working environment’.

Why Mango?

All of our work, including the support of open source software such as R, is governed by our Quality Management System, which is regularly audited by Pharmaceutical companies in order to ensure compliance with industry best practices and regulatory guidelines.

Make sure you stop by our stand and talk to us about how we can help you make the most of your data!