The State of Sentiment Analysis - March 11th at George Washington University - Funger Hall (https://registrar.gwu.edu/sites/registrar.gwu.edu/files/downloads/scheduling/Funger/FNGR103.pdf).
For this meetup we will be discussing Social Sentiment Analysis in Social Data
Seth Grimes (http://www.altaplana.com/sethgrimes.html) - President of Alta Plana. (@SethGrimes (http://twitter.com/SethGrimes)) Seth is the leading industry analyst covering text analytics, sentiment analysis, and analysis on the confluence of structured and unstructured data sources. Seth will give the state of the industry in Sentiment Analysis.
Clarabridge (http://www.clarabridge.com) - Shane Axtell (linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/shane-axtell/4/492/932)/@shaxtall (https://twitter.com/shaxtell)) - Lead computational linguist at Clarabridge. The differences and interactions between NPS, Sentiment, and Emotions and show how they can be used in parallel to obtain a holistic view of customers
Mapr (https://www.mapr.com) - William Peterson - William “Bill” Peterson is the Director of Product Marketing for MapR.
Brandwatch (http://www.brandwatch.com) - Nate Walton - (LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/natewalton)) Director of Professional Services- "Using what we have" Uses for sentiment based on how it's implemented, especially as it usually appears in "listening" rather than "research"