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August 25, 2014

RapidMiner World Conference Concludes

BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 25 — Pioneering predictive analytics leader RapidMiner last week concluded its RapidMiner World conference, which brought together over 100 RapidMiner users and other data analytics industry experts from around the globe. The four-day conference, which took place from August 18 – 21 in Boston, explored the latest in predictive analytics, data mining, and the future of RapidMiner.

With practical use cases and industry discussions, RapidMiner World attracted a wide-range of participants, ranging in skill-level and company role. In this inaugural U.S. conference, RapidMiner World attracted influential keynote speakers including Usama Fayyad, Chief Data Officer at Barclays Bank, and Michael Skinner, Patent Analytics Manager at Intel. Also participating was John Myers, Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates, who presented recent research in the analytics market, including insight into the future of advanced analytics.

“It was an excellent experience to host so many talented, curious, and brilliant data analytics experts and users at our first RapidMiner World conference in the U.S.,” said Ingo Mierswa, CEO of RapidMiner. “As the predictive analytics space continues to grow and develop, RapidMiner World is a trusted opportunity for education, networking and brainstorming. This was also the perfect event to conduct the first public demonstrations of RapidMiner Cloud, which was received with great enthusiasm.”

RapidMiner World provided attendees with opportunities to gain hands-on experience with RapidMiner in a collaborative environment. The conference kicked-off and concluded with two introductory tutorial sessions, designed to educate novice users on predictive analytics and how to implement RapidMiner effectively in any business environment, large or small. Attendees also participated in the Boston Tea Party Challenge Hackathon to find innovative uses for RapidMiner. The winner was Dr. Heiko Paulheim, of the University of Mannheim.