RapidMiner World

The All Data Analytics Conference For All Enterprises

#RMWorld • Boston, MA USA • August 18-21, 2014

Thank you for making RapidMiner World 2014 a success! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Presentation Videos and Slides

Select video presentations from RapidMiner Worlds 2014 are now available below. All presentation slides are available on Slideshare here.

Opening Remarks (get slides)

Keynote: BigData and Old Data: Embedding Predictive Analytics in Real Applications (get slides)

Use Case: Cross-Sell Modeling with RapidMiner (get slides)


Presentation schedule for the 2014 RapidMiner conference.



12:30 – 5:30

Tutorial Session: RapidMiner 101

Presented by RapidMiner University


This is an introductory session geared for users who are not yet familiar with RapidMiner or only have a little experience with RapidMiner.  This session will cover topics like: navigating the interface and basic setup; process building; loading and working with data; using common predictive models; tools to continue learning.

Hackathon: Boston Tea Party Challenge

Are you up for the challenge? Find out! Win prizes.

7:30 – 10:30

Welcome Event:

Harpoon Brewery Tour

9:00 – 9:30


Registration & Coffee




Opening Remarks

By Ingo Mierswa, RapidMiner CEO


Keynote Address

BigData and Old Data: Challenges of Embedding Predictive Analytics in Real Applications and Processes

By Usama Fayyad, Barclays Bank Chief Data Officer


This presentation will cover issues and challenges in how do you make the benefits of advanced analytics fit with the business or target area of application?  What are the true challenges of imbedding data mining insights and models into production processes and live deployments? He will explore real-time data streaming and in situ data mining as well as the changing data landscape: BigData, unstructured data, Hadoop and how does predictive analytics fit in the new world.

Usama Fayyad, a pioneer in predictive analytics, is currently chief data officer and group managing director at Barclays Bank and chairman at Oasis500. Previously, Fayyad has served as chairman and CTO at ChoozOn Corporation (Blue Kangaroo), founded Open Insights LLC and was Yahoo’s chief data officer. He co-founded the DMX Group and Audience Science (digiMine, Inc.) and led data mining and exploration at Microsoft Research. He also worked at NASA.

11:10 – 11:30


11:30 – 1:00

RapidMiner Case Studies

Hear how RapidMiner is being used to drive cross-sell marketing with dozens of clients across multiple industries by this leading direct marketing services company.

By Brian Tvenstrup, Modern Marketing Concepts Chief Marketing and Analytics Officer

Design and Implementation of Data Mining Case Studies in RapidMiner

By Matthew North, Professor

PredAct at full power: How BI assisted predictive analytics provide strategic advice

By Tong Ji, RapidMiner Senior Consultant


Technical Paper Presentations: Text Analysis

Semi-Supervised Text classification Operator-New Extension for RapidMiner

By Purvi Rekh, Amit Thakkar; SVNIT, Surat  and CSPIT, Changa, India

Similarity Assessment and Resume Analysis using clustering and cosine similarity measures

By Surbhi Lodha, Santosh Vishwakarma; Sir Padampat Singhania University

Sentiment analysis on Arabic Tweets using RapidMiner

By Salha al Osaimi, Khan Muhammad Badruddin; Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, KSA


1:00 – 2:00


2:00 – 2:45

Industry Analyst Session

The industry analyst session will be led by John Myers of Enterprise Management Associates, who will provide the latest research and opinions about the analytics market.

2:45 – 3:30

Panel Session

Following John Myers’ session, panelists will continue to discuss and share insight on the future of the market.


John Myers | Research Director | EMA

Cathy Wissink | Director Technology Community Management | Microsoft

Ingo Mierswa | CEO | RapidMiner

3:30 – 3:50


3:50 – 5:00

Use Case Studies

Massive Data Analysis on an Aircraft Fleet Reliability Process

By Thiago Donato, André Noronha; Embraer

Automated Proposal of Assembly Work Plans to Accelerate High-Variance Product Emergence Processes

By Ralf Klinkenberg, Regina Wallis, Olga Erohin, Jochen Deuse, Frank Stromberger, Simon Fischer; TU Dortmund University, Digital Planning Methods Daimler Trucks, RapidMiner

Wanted: Big Data for Predicting Chemical Behavior

By Izacar Martinez; AMAKURO Services

Technical Paper Presentations

A User Interface for Big Data with Rapidminer

By Marcelo Beckmann, Nelson F. F. Ebecken, Beatriz Pires de Lima; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

MetahAtt: Metaheuristic based optimization extension

By Sandro Radovanović, Milan Vukićević, Elena Milovanović, Milena Popović; University of Belgrade

Analysis of How Meteorological Events Are Impacting Microwave Radio Communications Networks

By Daryl O’Toole; Cork Institute of Technology

5:00 – 6:00

Gameshow: Who Wants To Be A Data Scientist?

Using RapidMiner as it was NEVER meant to be used!

By Simon Fischer, RapidMiner SVP Engineering

6:00 – 7:00

Social Event

Boston Duck Tours


Evening Dinner

The Lighthouse Room, Seaport Hotel

9:00 – 9:15



9:15 – 10:00

Keynote Address

Temporal Semantic Analysis of Edison’s patents

By Michael Skinner, Patent Analytics Manager, Intel

This presentation explores why we don’t have 20/20 hindsight when it comes to performing searches in technology areas and proposes a solution.  By analyzing the patents of Thomas Edison, this session showcases how temporal semantic analysis can be used to explore the evolution of technology and studies the patterns of word usage over time.

Michael Skinner is a principal patent analyst working in Intel Legal.  He works to develop Statistical and Textual methods to analyze patents.  Over 30 years working in technology research, development and manufacturing in the electronics field, Michael is currently working to develop novel methods of extracting information from anaplastic* groups of patents.

* Undifferentiated cells are said to be anaplastic

10:00 – 10:30

Product Roadmap

Take a glimpse at what we have planned for the next versions of RapidMiner

By Giuseppe Taibi, CPO, RapidMiner

10:30 – 11:00

Case Studies

Learn how RapidMiner is used in a Risk Analytics Engine capable of scanning large amounts of structured and unstructured data, automatically flagging potential problems and issues for further investigation.

By Kleber Gallardo, Alivia Technology

11:00 – 11:20


11:20 – 12:45

Partner Showcase

Mining Financial Markets with RapidMiner

By Sheamus McGovern

From Data to Measurable Revenue: Prescriptive Analytics with RapidMiner

By David Weisman

Technical Paper Presentations: Extensions

Data Mining with Background Knowledge from the Web

By Heiko Paulheim, Petar Ristoski, Evgeny Mitichkin, Christian Bizer;
University of Mannheim, Data and Web Science Group

A basic network analytic package for RapidMiner

By Balázs Kósa, Márton Balassi, Péter Englert, Gábor Rácz, Zoltán Pusztai, Attila Kiss; Eötvös Lorand University

Defining and Executing Process Mining Workflows with RapidProM

By Ronny Mans, Wil van der Aalst, Eric Verbeek;
Eindhoven University of Technology

12:45 – 1:30


1:30 – 2:00

Radoop Presentation

By Zoltan Prekopcsák, VP Big Data

2:00 – 2:45

RapidMiner Product Announcement and Demo

By Simon Fischer, SVP Engineering

2:45 – 3:10



RapidMinerResources.com and Book Presentation

Introducing RapidMinerResources.com, including helpful videos and online education.

By Andrew Chisholm


Boston Tea Party Challenge Results

Who won the Hackathon challenge? Join us for the results.


Closing Remarks

By Ingo Mierswa



Light Refreshments


Tutorial Session: RapidMiner 201

Presented by RapidMiner University


This session takes a deeper dive into RapidMiner than the 101 session from Monday.  Here, we will look into ways to make RapidMiner work better for you, like: interface tips, quick fixes, process design practices, commenting, custom perspectives, reusable building blocks.




Certification Exams: Analyst, Expert, Master Levels

It is highly recommended that you have attended RapidMiner University courses before taking certification exams. However, Expert exam requires previous Analyst certification and Master exam requires previous Expert certification.


District Hall • 75 Northern Ave • Boston, MA USA

Lodging and Attractions


Seaport Hotel & World Trade CenterPreferred hotel

1 Seaport Lane • Boston, MA USA

Call 877-SEAPORT

Westin Boston Waterfront

425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

Call 1 888 627 7115


510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston , MA  02210

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