Predictive Analytics World Announces February, San Francisco Conference Lineup

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Predictive Analytics World is the business-focused event for predictive analytics professionals, managers and commercial practitioners, and its February 16-17, San Francisco, program bolsters that claim—covering hot topics and advanced methods such as social data, uplift modeling (net lift), text mining, massively parallel analytics, in-cloud deployment, and innovative applications that benefit organizations in new and creative ways.

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“No matter how you use predictive analytics, the story is the same,” says Eric Siegel, Ph.D., conference chair and president of Prediction Impact, Inc. “Predictively scoring customers optimizes business performance.”

Predictive Analytics World San Francisco’s February 16-17, 2010 conference program covers hot topics and advanced methods such as social data, uplift modeling (net lift), text mining, massively parallel analytics, in-cloud deployment and innovative applications that benefit organizations in new and creative ways. PAW is the business-focused event for predictive analytics professionals, managers and commercial practitioners.

Packed with top predictive analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders, the conference includes keynote speakers Kim Larsen, Director Advanced Analytics at Charles Schwab, Andreas S. Weigend, Ph.D., Former Chief Scientist at Amazon.com, and Program Chair Eric Siegel, Ph.D., President of Prediction Impact and former Columbia University professor.

The conference also features speakers and case studies from varied enterprises such as 1-800-FLOWERS, Amazon.com, AT&T, BBC, Canadian Automobile Association, Charles Schwab, Continental Airlines, Deutsche Postbank, Google, Group RCI, IBM, PASSUR Aerospace, PayPal (eBay), Sun Microsystems, U.S. Army, Visa, Walmart Financial Services, and Younoodle, plus special examples from the U.S. government agencies CBP, NCMI, NGIC, NSA, and SSA.

The event follows PAW’s successful 2009 launch, and covers commercial deployment across industries and software vendors. Attendees hear precisely how Fortune 500 analytics competitors and other top practitioners deploy predictive modeling and what kind of business impact it delivers.

“No matter how you use predictive analytics, the story is the same,” says Eric Siegel, Ph.D., conference chair and president of Prediction Impact, Inc. “Predictively scoring customers optimizes business performance.”

Siegel adds that predictive analytics initiatives across industries leverage the same core predictive modeling technology, share similar project overhead and data requirements, and face common process challenges and analytical hurdles.

Workshops

"The Best and the Worst of Predictive Analytics: Predictive Modeling Methods and Common Data Mining Mistakes"
Instructor: John F. Elder, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, Elder Research, Inc.
http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/sanfrancisco/2010/predictive_modeling_methods.php
"Hands-On Predictive Analytics"
Instructor: Dean Abbott, President, Abbott Analytics
http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/sanfrancisco/2010/handson_predictive_analytics.php
"Putting Predictive Analytics to Work"
Instructor: James Taylor, CEO, Decision Management Solutions
http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/sanfrancisco/2010/predictive_analytics_work.php

Tell-All Blog Interview

Read the interview in which conference chair Eric Siegel answers:

  • What do attendees gain at PAW?
  • How does PAW balance the interests of competing software vendors?
  • Why did you stop doing academic research, and how does commercial application compare?

http:// http://www.decisionstats.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/interview_eric-siege/

Cross-Industry Applications

Predictive Analytics World bills itself as the only conference of its kind, delivering vendor-neutral sessions across verticals such as banking, financial services, e-commerce, education, government, healthcare, high technology, insurance, non-profits, publishing, retail and telecommunications. Commercial applications include response modeling, customer retention with churn modeling, product recommendations, fraud detection, online marketing optimization, behavior-based advertising, insurance pricing, sales forecasting, text mining and credit scoring.

February's inaugural Predictive Analytics World saw over 200 attendees from 12 countries, and the follow-up event in October was also well attended.

"Predictive Analytics World was probably the best analytics conference I have attended, from a knowledge point of view, in a long time...(and) turned into my new must-go-to conference," said Dennis R. Mortensen, Director of Data Insights at Yahoo!

The conference is suitable for those who are new to predictive analytics, kicking off a new initiative, or simply exploring ways to position predictive analytics at their organization. Predictive Analytics World attendees can:

  • meet predictive analytics vendors and compare solutions, software and services
  • network with professional colleagues and share experiences and challenges
  • participate in discussions with predictive analytics experts

Predictive Analytics World is produced by Rising Media, Inc.

More Information
More information is available at: http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com

For a complete overview of the conference agenda, see:
http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/sanfrancisco/2010/agenda_overview.php

For registration, see http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/register.php. Registration by December 18 qualifies for Super Early Bird (save $400 off the Regular Price); registration by January 15 qualifies for Early Bird (save $200).

Additional $50 off the Super Early Bird registration fee - a total savings of $450 - or $150 off the Early Bird or Regular registration fee with this discount code: PRW150.

What is predictive analytics? See the Predictive Analytics Guide:
For event updates, sign up at:
http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/notifications.php The PAW LinkedIn group is at: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/1005097 All other inquiries, e-mail registration (at) risingmedia.com or call (866) 223-2579. About Rising Media - http://www.risingmedia.com
Rising Media, Inc. is a professional event producer specialising in Internet and technology -related events. 2010 events include: Predictive Analytics World in San Francisco and Washington DC; eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit in San Jose, Washington DC, Toronto, London, Munich, Stockholm, Madrid, Sydney, Sao Paulo; the 13th International Business Rules Forum in USA; Search Marketing Expo in Toronto, London, Munich and Stockholm and; the Web Effectiveness Conference in Paris.###

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