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Tickets for the 2017 New York R Conference Sell Out for the Third Year in a Row; Gathering the World's Top R Enthusiasts and Data Scientists to Explore, Share, and Inspire Ideas

NEW YORK, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the momentum of two world-class data science conferences in 2015 and 2016, Lander Analytics and Work-Bench are pleased to announce that tickets for the 2017 New York R Conference have sold out for the third year in a row. Gathering over 300 of the world's leading data scientists, the two-day conference will take place on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at Work-Bench, a New York City-based enterprise technology venture capital fund.

With New York's deep roots in data science across finance, media, advertising, fashion, and technology, the New York R Conference's continued growth and momentum demonstrates the transformative opportunity of data science and machine learning across industries. In line with New York's rise as one of the go-to data science cities of the world, the conference will feature a diverse range of speakers and attendees, across all industries and academia.

Co-organized by Lander Analytics, a prominent data science firm that specializes in statistical consulting and training services, the New York R Conference was created to encourage collaboration and foster shared learning within the data science community. The conference will feature renowned speakers within the R community, both from New York and around the world, and a number of expert speakers will also speak on Python, scientific computing, and database architecture.

Confirmed speakers include Andrew Gelman (Statistics Professor, Columbia University), Sandy Griffith (Senior Methodologist, Flatiron Health), Serge Belongie (Professor, Cornell Tech), David Robinson (Data Scientist, Stack Overflow), Jared P. Lander (Author, R for Everyone), Catherine Zhou (Data Analysis, JetBlue), Ricardo Bion (‎Data Science Manager, Airbnb), and many more.

Presentations include how R helps Airbnb make the most of its data, data-driven decision making at JetBlue, the landscape of R users on Stack Overflow, harnessing the power of JavaScript for data science, building a predictive early intervention system to prevent adverse police incidents, the challenges and opportunities of using R in financial services, and much more.

Follow the hashtag #rstatsnyc and @rstatsnyc on Twitter for real-time conference updates.

About Lander Analytics

Lander Analytics is a New York-based data science firm that specializes in statistical consulting and training services, assisting firms both large and small in a diverse set of industries—including pharmaceuticals, financial services, government agencies, retailers, consumer goods companies and professional sports organizations.

About Work-Bench

Work-Bench is an enterprise technology venture capital fund in New York City. We invest in the next generation of enterprise startups tackling big data and advanced analytics, enterprise infrastructure, machine learning, security, and more. We support early go-to-market enterprise startups with workspace, community, and corporate engagement to accelerate customer acquisition and product validation with Fortune 1000 corporations.

Mickey Graham
Communications Manager, Work-Bench

SOURCE Work-Bench