Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on the Challenges of Bringing R into Commercial Environments was held at useR! 2010 on Wednesday, July 21, from 12:00-13:00.

Video of the panel discussion is included here.

Panel abstract:

Champions of wider R usage within commercial environments often face multiple challenges, such as training new users, a lack of IT knowledge or acceptance, questions around GPL licensing, concerns about technical support, questions around validation or other regulatory compliance, and difficulties in maintaining multiple versions of R.

Panelists will include individuals who have championed the wider usage of R within their commercial organizations, as well as representatives of commercial vendors who offer software products and/or consulting and training services related to R.

In the first part of the discussion, each panelist will give a brief overview of their views and experiences around deploying R in commercial environments. This will be followed by an open discussion of questions raised by the auditorium and the panel host.

Panelists included:




Lou Bajuk-Yorgan

Sr. Director Product Management

TIBCO Software

Thomas G Filloon

Principal Statistician

Procter & Gamble

Bret Musser

Director, Clinical Biostatistics


Norman Nie


Revolution Analytics

Jim Porzak

Senior Director of Marketing Analytics

Richard Pugh


Mango Solutions