IBM, Dell, Lexalytics, and Gnip Among Elite Global Technology Sponsors of Sentiment Analysis Symposium


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New York, NY: February 18, 2014

Organizers of the Sentiment Analysis Symposium
( scheduled March 5-6 in New York at the New York Academy of Sciences announced today that technology leaders IBM, Dell, Lexalytics, and Gnip, and best-in-class solution providers Textalytics, SentiMetrix, TheySay, Celi, SementicForce and Coverseon, have extended their support as sponsors.

This elite group represents a wide range of technologies — from business and analytical solutions to speciaized analysis tools designed for applications in market research, customer experience and social media analysis, to engines and APIs that provide sentiment as a Web service.
With International sponsorship representation from the United States, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Russia and the UK, the two-day conference will focus on the business value of emotion, connection and intent, offering insight into the most current sentiment technologies that can be applied to maximize business impact. IBM’s Diamond sponsorship originates in the company’s jStart innovative team within IBM’s Emerging Technologies organization. JStart has championed a number of technologies into the enterprise, including: big data, text analytics, natural language processing, machine learning, social data analytics, and IBM Watson.

“The Sentiment Analysis Symposium is a valuable opportunity to learn how to apply analytics that drive business value and help organizations become more people centric,” said Marie Wallace, Analytics Strategist at IBM, and a keynote at the conference. “I am thrilled to sponsor and speak at the
2014 symposium.” Wallace will present “Engagement and The Unspoken Connection,” which will describe how people act and interact and what meaning those connections communicate in helping us truly understand what is happening inside collaboration & social networks.

Platinum sponsor Lexalytics was first to market with a sentiment analysis engine. Lexalytics text analytics software easily integrates into third-party applications, and is a critical component in social media monitoring, survey analysis, reputation management, online media and more.
“Participating at this symposium offers a great platform for customer interactions and will provide us with a unique opportunity to hear about the latest technologies and innovative business applications,” said Jeff Catlin, Lexalytics’ CEO. “I consider the conference a must-attend event for our industry.” Catlin will speak at the symposium on the topic “Accuracy and Opportunity,” addressing a key issue in the selection of analytical tools.

“Participating at this symposium has been a terrific platform for customer interactions and has provided us with a unique opportunity to hear about emerging technologies and innovative business applications,” said Jeff Catlin, CEO of symposium sponsor Lexalytics. “I consider it a must-attend event for our industry.”

Platinum sponsor Dell Software helps customers unlock greater potential through the power of technology – delivering scalable, affordable, and simple-to-use solutions that simplify IT and mitigate risk. Shree Dandekar, Chief Strategist and Senior Director BI & Analytics of Dell will speak on real-time analysis and advantage delivered via Dell’s Social Net Advocacy platform, which is designed to measure marketplace attitudes for brand decision-making.

And Gnip, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of social media data, is a symposium Gold sponsor. “Gnip believes that social data has unlimited value and near limitless application,” said Chris Moody, CEO of Gnip. “The Sentiment Analysis Symposium is the perfect place for us to connect with analytics providers, researchers, customers and other consumers of social data.”

The symposium is designed for executives, strategists, business analysts, and staff working in marketing, finance, social media, customer service and support, quality, and online commerce. Symposium participants and attendees include Accenture, Boehringer Ingelheim, Capital One, Confirmit, D&B, Google, LivePerson, the MIT Media Lab, Sapient, SDL, the United Nations, Verint, Waggener Edstrom, Wells Fargo, and representatives of other leading organizations, as well as start-ups and integrators.
Participating international sponsors include Texalytics (Spain), providers of cloud semantic APIs for multilingual content; SemanticForce (Ukraine and Russia), a multilingual service for monitoring of mainstream media, social media and competitive intelligence; CELI (Italy), a provider of tools for multilingual text processing; and TheySay, originating from Oxford University, with technologies for real-time opinion streaming and deep text analytics. U.S. organizations Converseon, a social media agency, and SentiMetrix, a cutting-edge text and social network analytics provider, round out the sponsors list.

The New York symposium will be the seventh in a series dating to 2010, and the fifth in New York. The symposium is organized by industry analyst Seth Grimes, who consults via Alta Plana Corporation on information technology strategy. Please visit for additional information and to register for the event.

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