Sentiment Analysis Symposium Announces Agenda and Speakers for Inaugural Event in April, 2010

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A Visionaries Panel featuring Bradley Honan, Senior Vice President, StrategyOne, Greg Radner, Global Head of PR Services, Thomson Reuters and Brad McCormick, Director of Digital, Porter Novelli will headline the Sentiment Analysis Symposium, slated for April 13 in New York, NY. The panel, moderated by industry analyst, Seth Grimes, will delve into the business impact of extracting value from opinions and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback.

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The symposium will provide an unmatched opportunity to learn about sentiment technologies: the range of solutions, how they’re applied, performance standards and ROI, and how to select the right provider,” according to Grimes, who is conference chair.

A Visionaries Panel featuring Bradley Honan, Senior Vice President, StrategyOne, Greg Radner, Global Head of PR Services, Thomson Reuters and Brad McCormick, Director of Digital, Porter Novelli will headline the Sentiment Analysis Symposium, slated for April 13 in New York, NY. The panel, moderated by industry analyst, Seth Grimes, will delve into the business impact of extracting value from opinions and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback.

“The symposium will provide an unmatched opportunity to learn about sentiment technologies: the range of solutions, how they’re applied, performance standards and ROI, and how to select the right provider,” according to Grimes, who is conference chair. “I’m especially looking forward to an on-stage conversation with Nathan Gilliatt and Marshall Sponder about ‘Selecting a Social Media Analysis Platform/Provider,’.” Nathan Gilliatt is founder and principal at Social Target. Marshall Sponder is a social media and Web analyst with webmetricsguru.com.

Other sessions include “Key Opinion Leader Sentiment Analysis,” presented by Aafia Chaudhry, President, 81qd ; “Incorporating News and Sentiment Analytics into Investment And Trading Strategies” with Richard Brown, Global Business Manager, Machine Readable News, Thomson Reuters; “Sentiment, News, and the Polarity Problem,” presented by consultant Leslie Barrett; “Identifying Quality Content” with Charles Elkan, Professor of Computer Science, University of California; and “Voice of the Market” with Tom Anderson of Anderson Analytics Cornell University Professor Claire Cardie will speak on “What Business Innovators Need to Know about Sentiment Analysis.”

The program includes a series of lightning talks – demo-presentations of new and innovative sentiment-analysis tools, platforms, and solutions for news and social media analysis, enterprise feedback, and Voice of the Customer applications.

The April 13 symposium brings together experts, business executives and practitioners – experienced and new users and those evaluating solutions – in a single, unique event. With planned keynotes and presentation tracks covering important business applications, and a start-up showcase – and peer-networking opportunities – the symposium is an event not to miss.

Lexalytics, Inc. provider of out-of-the-box, business critical text analytics and sentiment solutions, has been confirmed as the first symposium sponsor. Their enterprise software and web services products can process and extract information contained within servers or found in online data sources such as blogs, Twitter and RSS feeds.

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium is produced by Rising Media, Inc. More information including registration details is available at: http://www.sentimentsymposium.com. Registration by March 12th qualifies for the Early Bird price of $795 (save $200). An additional $50 off the Early Bird registration fee - a total savings of $250 – is available with this discount code: PRW150B.

All inquiries, e-mail regsupport (at) risingmedia.com or call +1 (717) 798-3495.

About Rising Media - http://www.risingmedia.com
Rising Media, Inc. is a professional event producer specialising in Internet and technology -related events. 2010 events include: Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York; Predictive Analytics World in San Francisco and Washington DC; eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit in San Jose, Washington DC, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Stockholm, Madrid, Sydney, Sao Paulo; Conversion Conference in San Jose and Washington DC; the 13th International Business Rules Forum in Washington DC; Search Marketing Expo in Toronto, London, Munich, Paris and Stockholm and; the Web Effectiveness Conference in Paris.

About Conference Chair Seth Grimes – http://www.altaplana.com
Seth Grimes is an analytics strategist with Washington DC based Alta Plana Corporation, founding chair of the Text Analytics Summit, text analytics channel expert for the BeyeNETWORK.com, and contributing editor at TechWeb's Intelligent Enterprise. He is the leading industry analyst covering text analytics. He consults, writes, and speaks on business intelligence, data management and analysis systems, text mining, visualization, and related topics.

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