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Revolution Analytics has a new office in London to serve our customers in Europe. This press release introduces the team members who are based there: Neil Miller, Managing Director, International: Neil Miller is responsible for Revolution Analytics' business and growth outside the Americas and is based in the U.K. Neil Miller joined the company after 14 years at Accenture where he led Analytics, CRM Customer Insight and Marketing Transformation practices in the U.K, Ireland and Europe. His consulting experience is complemented by 13 years operational experience with Lloyds Bank and GE Capital in a variety of sales, account management, organisation development, and six-sigma business improvement roles in the U.K. and the U.S. Nick Barber, EMEA Sales Director: Nick Barber is responsible for defining and building a successful multi-million dollar sales channel for Revolution Analytics in Europe. Previously, Nick Barber worked at the SAS Institute building a new alliances channel up from zero with partners such as Cap Gemini, Deloitte, and Accenture. He then took a global leadership role at SAS to drive sales through Accenture in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Nick Barber was also a founding member of Cascade Systems that later became Engage. During his 14-year tenure there, he assumed EMEA-wide responsibility for management of enterprise sales. Andrie de Vries, Business Services Director: Andrie de Vries is responsible for delivering consulting and training services in the use of R. He is a leading R expert within the R user community, and co-authored R for Dummies, an introductory text on the statistical language R. Andrie de Vries has over 20 years’ experience delivering smart, data-driven analytics and strategic insights for clients, most recently at his own consultancy, PentaLibra, and previously at Nokia, Symbian, Psion, Bain, and Andersen Consulting. Simon Field, Technical Services Director: Simon Field is responsible for technical and architecture consulting and pre-sales support. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, Simon Field was the Chief Technology Officer for IBM’s Big Data portfolio in EMEA with responsibility for both the technical pre-sales and post sales account management organisation. Simon Field has worked in the IT industry for years and held positions with BT, W.H. Smith, Teradata, IBM, HP, and Netezza. If you're going to the useR! 2013 conference in Albecete, Andrie will be attending and speaking there. The press release also included the following quote from Robert Gentleman: Robert Gentleman, one of the co-authors of the original R programming language and a member of the Revolution Analytics board of directors, said, “We wrote R to support our research and to provide students with tools for writing programmes to visualise and analyse data. It was adopted by the open source community and, largely due to the efforts of the R Core Team, has scaled exponentially over the past ten years to a vast range of functions and capabilities. It is wonderful to see how it has taken off and has been enhanced by the community. Business needs are changing with ever larger data sets to analyse and a requirement for faster modelling times that can support real time decision making and greater analytic experimentation. Revolution Analytics helps organisations achieve this by taking R up to an enterprise and production level of software and support.” You can read the entire release at the link below. Revolution Analytics press releases: Revolution Analytics Launches European Business with London Office  

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid

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