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Ryan Fonnett, Convergence Consulting Group (http://convergenceconsultinggroup.com/)
R is a very powerful tool that is used for statistical computing and graphics. R has been adopted by many data scientists around the world and after Microsoft's Revolution Analytics R acquisition is integrated in Microsoft solutions. This introductory session will give a brief history on R and then explain how this popular statistical language is now baked into some of the Microsoft tools such as SQL Server, Power BI, and Azure ML. There will be live demoes that will explain how R can be utilized using each tool.
Ryan has more than 12 years of professional experience with various programming languages, technologies, frameworks, methodologies, and tools. For 8 of those years most of his focus has been around the BI platform. For the past year or so, he has been focusing most of his attention on the front end specifically predictive analytics and visualizations. His passion is to deliver end to end data driven solutions that enable our customers to have an 'edge' over their competitors.