Revolution Analytics' Chief Scientist Lee Edlefsen was a presenter at the Structure Big Data conference in New York last week. You can download the slides from his talk, The Coming Revolution in Statistics, here (PDF 418k). In his presentation, Lee states that "R is not only the statistical language of the present, in my opinion it is the language of the future."
Lee was also interviewed after the presentation about R, Big Data, and how Revolution Analytics is bringing the two together:
Revolution Analytics: Download Edlefsen - The Coming Revolution - GigaOM Structure.pdf (418.1K)