Office Hour with David Smith

Expo Hall (Table C)

Let’s continue the conversation from my presentation, Real-time Big Data Analytics: From Deployment to Production . In particular, I’d be pleased to discuss:

  • Definitions of “Big Data”, “Real-Time” and “Predictive Analytics”
  • Best practices for deploying predictive analytics
  • Where Hadoop fits into a predictive analytics architecture
  • Uses of R in real-time, big data environments

I look forward to seeing you there!

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David Smith (CDA)


David Smith is the Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics, the leading provider of software and services for the open-source R statistical language. David writes daily about applications of R, analytics and open-source software at the Revolutions blog (, and was named a top 10 influencer on the topic of “Big Data” by Forbes. He is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, David was the director of product management for S-PLUS at Insightful, Inc. Follow David on Twitter as @revodavid.


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