SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Elizabeth White, Greg Ness, Sean Houghton, Glenn Rossman, Ignacio M. Llorente

News Feed Item

Revolution Analytics Launches European Business with London Office

LONDON, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Expansion Builds on Exploding Popularity of R Open Source Statistical Programming Language

Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services for the open source R project, today launched their European leadership team and business strategy. Its new London office will host the European team headed by Neil Miller, Managing Director for international business units. Neil Miller will spearhead the company's growth in Europe and APAC with the aim of growing rest of world business to over 50 percent of total sales by 2017.

With more than two million global users and an established presence in academic research dating back to the 1990s, the open source R programming language is emerging as the de facto standard for computational statistics and predictive analytics. Many UK and continental European universities use R as the statistical tool of choice for undergraduate and post graduate studies. This has created an established talent pool of R users that have come into businesses over the last five years in industries such as finance, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, utilities, and media.

Established in 2007, Revolution Analytics already has over 200 customers globally, and an extensive technology partner ecosystem which includes, IBM, Teradata, Hortonworks, and Cloudera. The company provides Revolution R Enterprise workstation and server software for organisations that need a high performance, Big Data, analytics platform at a fraction of the cost of legacy analytics vendors. Revolution R Enterprise allows R to scale to any data size, delivers high speed and high volume analytics, high speed database connectors and in-database capabilities, integration with front end business user tools, and a commercial support model. The company also supports the open source R community and provides a free, production-grade version for academic users.

Neil Miller sees the R phenomenon being rapidly adopted by European businesses in ever increasing numbers, "Our website is used as a global source of information for R and we are seeing significant demand from Europe. The UK, Germany, and France are driving this trend. We believe European companies are ideally positioned to reap the benefits of the highly educated talent pool of data scientists coming out of our top universities. With global brands like Google, Twitter, Facebook and CapitalOne using R to drive business innovation and data scientist productivity, R is becoming the language of choice for the next generation of statisticians. Our mission is to work with businesses to help them understand the power of Revolution R Enterprise and exploit the business advantages it brings in scalability, analytic innovation, performance, and lower cost. We are already seeing huge interest in Revolution Analytics in Europe with over 100 customers engaged with us at various stages of the buying cycle over the last few months."

The opening of the Revolution Analytics EMEA office in London has been welcomed by London Tech City. Benjamin Southworth, Deputy CEO, commented: "London is now the digital capital of Europe due to its heritage of creativity and innovation, and its easy access to the financial centre of the city which makes it an excellent strategic location for large companies to base themselves. We welcome the news that Revolution Analytics has chosen to base its European headquarters here and the expertise they'll bring to the Tech City community."

Rafael Garcia-Navarro, Managing Partner - Head of Analytics EMEA at Neo@Ogilvy said: "Revolution Analytics has built an excellent and scalable enterprise-ready platform on the foundations of one of the most powerful and widely adopted statistical environments in the data science field, open source R. Revolution R Enterprise is the perfect complement to Neo@Ogilvy's Big Data Hadoop architecture which has allowed us to evolve our strategic planning approach into a truly scientific process. It overcomes the traditional in-memory limitations of open source R to deliver terrific performance."

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."

EMEA Leadership Team

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 21 years and held positions with BT, W.H. Smith, Teradata, IBM, HP, and Netezza.

About Revolution Analytics

Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services based on the open source R project for statistical computing. The company brings high performance, productivity, and enterprise readiness to R, the most powerful statistics language in the world. The company's flagship Revolution R Enterprise product is designed to meet the production needs of large organisations in industries such as finance, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, and media. Used by over two million analysts in academia and at cutting-edge companies such as Google, Bank of America and Acxiom, R has emerged as the standard of innovation in statistical analysis. Revolution Analytics is committed to fostering the continued growth of the R community through sponsorship of the Inside-R.org community site, funding worldwide R user groups and offering free licenses of Revolution R Enterprise to everyone in academia.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and asse...
DevOps is all about agility. However, you don't want to be on a high-speed bus to nowhere. The right DevOps approach controls velocity with a tight feedback loop that not only consists of operational data but also incorporates business context. With a business context in the decision making, the right business priorities are incorporated, which results in a higher value creation. In his session at DevOps Summit, Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, discussed key monitoring techniques...
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect...
What do a firewall and a fortress have in common? They are no longer strong enough to protect the valuables housed inside. Like the walls of an old fortress, the cracks in the firewall are allowing the bad guys to slip in - unannounced and unnoticed. By the time these thieves get in, the damage is already done and the network is already compromised. Intellectual property is easily slipped out the back door leaving no trace of forced entry. If we want to reign in on these cybercriminals, it's hig...
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from ha...
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to th...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
SYS-CON Media announced that Centrify, a provider of unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data center environments that delivers single sign-on (SSO) for users and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT, has launched an ad campaign on Cloud Computing Journal. The ads focus on security: how an organization can successfully control privilege for all of the organization’s identities to mitigate identity-related risk without slowing down the business, and how Centrify provides ...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will w...
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series dat...
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, focused on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud platfo...
Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5's entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of community-based forums and industry standards organizations, among other efforts. MacVittie has extensive programming experience as an application architect, as well as network and systems development and administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning Senio...
15th Cloud Expo, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, expanded the conference content of @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit to include two developer events. IBM held a Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held a Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of Bluemix, its services and functionalit...
SYS-CON Media announced today that Skytap blog on "DevOps Journal" exceeded 84,000 story reads. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Noel Wurst is the managing content editor at Skytap. Skytap provides SaaS-based dev/test environments to the enterprise. Skytap solution removes the inefficiencies and constraints that comp...