Agenda at a Glance

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium program for Tuesday, April 12, 2011 is outlined in the agenda that follows. Click here for a full agenda with talk descriptions.

Monday afternoon, April 11
2:00 pm-5:30 pm
(optional, separate registration fee)
Monday evening, April 11
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Pre-symposium get-together for attendees and friends at the Glass House Tavern, 252 W. 47th Street.
Tuesday morning, April 12
8:00 am-9:00 am
Registration & Coffee
Morning Session
9:00 am-9:15 am
Chair's Welcome: The Sentiment Spectrum
Seth Grimes, Alta Plana Corporation
9:15 am-10:05 am
Visionaries Panel
Moderator: Steve Rappaport, Knowledge Solutions Director, Advertising Research Foundation
Jeff Catlin, CEO, Lexalytics
Israel Mirsky, EVP, Emerging Media & Technology, Porter Novelli
Katie Delahaye Paine, CEO, KDPaine & Partners
Karla Wachter, SVP, Waggener Edstrom
10:05 am-10:40 am
Sentiment Analysis Past, Present & Future, and an Application in Trading Strategies
Ronen Feldman, Associate Professor, Hebrew University and Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Digital Trowel
10:40 am-11:15 am
Mining Community Voices: Topics, Trends, Emotion and Opinions in eBay Community Data
Catherine Baudin, Senior Research Scientist, eBay Research Labs
11:15 am-11:30 am Break
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Lightning Talks: Round 1 (11 slots)
Bryan Bell, VP, Enterprise Solutions, Expert System
Fiona McNeill, Global Product Marketing - SAS Text Analytics, SAS
Steve Pettigrew, Technical Product Manager, Content Analytics, OpenText
Karo Moilanen, Oxford University
Seth Earley, President & CEO, Earley & Associates
Marguerite Leenhardt, Paris 3 University
Lawrence C. Rafsky Ph.D., CEO, Acquire Media
Lipika Dey, Senior Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services
Taras Zagibalov, Brandwatch
Shane Axtell, Computational Linguist, Clarabridge
Elliot Bricker, Director, Product Management, NetBase Solutions, Inc.
Lunch & Networking
12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch & Networking
12:30 pm-5:40 pm Exhibit Open
Afternoon Session
1:30 pm-1:50 pm
Lightning Talks: Round 2 (3 slots)
Pete Snell, President, Peter Snell & Associates
Rich Brown, Global Business Manager, Machine Readable News, Thomson Reuters
Max Yankelevich, Chief Cloud Architect, Freedom OSS, and John Hoskins,
1:50 pm-2:25 pm
Understanding the Voice of the Customer in Mobile Devices: Integrating Survey and Social Media Research
Michael House, Division VP, Maritz Research
2:25 pm-3:00 pm
Computers That Trade Off The News - Real Applications
Armando Gonzalez, CEO, RavenPack
3:00 pm-3:35 pm
Movie Sentiment Ranking Using Twitter Data
Amit Moran, R&D Manager, Aol
3:35 pm-3:55 pm Break
3:55 pm-4:30 pm
Beyond Sentiment: How to Really Get Value out of an Automated System
Katie Delahaye Paine, CEO, KDPaine & Partners
4:30 pm-5:05 pm
The Right Formula for Sentiment Success: Emotion, Clarity, and Intensity
Josh Merchant, CTO & Co-Founder, Lymbix Inc
5:05 pm-5:40 pm
Milan Goes Social: Customer Experience, Reputation, and Semantics for Tourism
Chiara Francalanci, Professor, Politecnico di Milano
5:40 pm Wrap-up
5:40 pm-7:00 pm Networking Reception
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