Archive for March, 2011

March 29th 2011

Save-The-Date & Call-For-Speakers for PAW NYC & London


Predictive Analytics World 


PAW NYC: October 19-20, 2011 in New York, NY (including workshops, Oct 17-21) 

Venue:  The Hilton New York
Speaker proposals deadline: April 25, 2011
Speakers will be notified by: August 5, 2011

TEXT ANALYTICS TRACK:  PAW NYC's 2-Day Conference Program, October 19-20, will include a special track on Text Analytics.  Special attention will be given to submissions from this field.

PAW LONDON: November 30-December 1, 2011 in London, UK

Venue:  Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Speaker proposals deadline: May 12, 2011
Speakers will be notified by: August 19, 2011

Join Predictive Analytics World to share how predictive analytics delivers a business impact for your organization. It's an exciting time for PAW and predictive analytics in general, as reflected by a steadfast increase in both attendance and speaker proposals at each conference.

The PAW call-for-speakers has been updated – if you are considering submitting, please give it a complete read-through. If you are a software vendor, be sure to note the restriction on vendor sessions

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March 20th 2011

WEBCAST: Large Scale Predictive Model for Chronic Illness – March 30





Large Scale Predictive Models for Chronic Illness Using Fuzzy Logix's In-Database Analytics Technology on Netezza


March 30 at 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST


  • Christopher Hane, Ph.D., Ingenix, 
  • Partha Sen, Fuzzy Logix,
  • Bill Zanine, Netezza, an IBM Company

Featuring a live software demo

Ingenix – an industry leader in healthcare information technology has a data repository consisting of diagnosis, procedure, pharmacy, and lab claims covering 80 million lives over the last 17 years.

Join us for this 60 minute webinar as we share how Ingenix is using Fuzzy Logix's in-database analytics technology on to build statistical models which help in identifying individuals at risk of a certain disease, based on the similarity of their historical claims with others whose history and outcome is known.  Speakers of this webinar will cover: 

  • The critical need for early intervention and how for people at risk so as to delay or even prevent the onset of the disease
  • A case study of developing the predictive models for type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • The entire process starting with filtering raw claims data, building regression models with diagnostics, solving for coefficients and computing accuracy measures
  • How the process is completed in 30 minutes for population sizes of over 2 million people with 2,000 predictors on a Netezza TwinFin 12 platform running the In-Database Analytics library DB Lytix from Fuzzy Logix

Register Now!

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March 8th 2011

Less than 1 week until Predictive Analytics World

Advanced pricing ends this Friday –
register today to realize savings of $200.

San Francisco

Next Monday kicks off the biggest PAW yet – with registrations still rolling in, this event promises to be the largest cross-vendor predictive analytics event ever. We have assembled a powerful program composed of:

NEW – 2010 Rexer Analytics Data Miner Survey Report Now Available:
It’s the yearly report that data mining and predictive analytics professionals have been waiting for. Gain immediate access to the 2010 Rexer Analytics Data Miner Survey report. This tell-all report examines the needs, preferences, and views of data miners on:
  • The most popular software tools
  • The main challenges faced
  • The top predictive modeling methods
  • The biggest verticals mining their data
  • And more, across a variety of 50 surveyed items

If you haven’t already registered for PAW San Francisco, now is your final opportunity to recognize $200 savings with advanced pricing on the two-day conference pass.

Register Now!

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March 3rd 2011

Newly-released: The Rexer Analytics 2010 Data Miner Survey


The results are in for the Rexer Analytics 2010 Data Miner Survey. From the most popular software tools to which verticals have embraced modeling – results across 50 surveyed items – the Rexer Analytics 2010 Data Miner Survey report is truly a valuable resource.

Click here for immediate access to the survey

And don't forget Predictive Analytics World is in less than 2 weeks: March 14-15 in San Francisco. Click here for more info

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March 1st 2011

Less than 2 weeks until Predictive Analytics World


There are less than 2 weeks until Predictive Analytics World

Register Now to Take Advantage of $200 Savings

Here are 4 new things we haven’t told you about:

Complimentary* user group meetings at PAW
Monday March 14, 7:30pm-10:00pm:
useR Group Meeting useR Group Meeting: Featuring David Smith, Vice President of Marketing for Revolution Analytics, and Byron Ellis from AdBrite, who will give some practical advice on using R in a modern information environment.
Bay Area SAS Users Group Meeting Bay Area SAS Users Group Meeting: Featuring David Bell, State of California, Department of Industrial Relations and William Jackman, Kaiser Permanente.
*Note: Attendance is complimentary, registration is required 
by clicking on meeting group
The $3 million Heritage Health Prize: 
New Announcements at PAW
Robert O'Keefe Robert O'Keefe, Corporate Senior VP, Heritage Provider Network

Data competitions come of age: from movie recommendations to life and death. Possibly the biggest news in predictive modeling in 2011 is Heritage Provider Network's $3 million predictive modeling prize – the biggest data mining competition ever. It requires data scientists to build algorithms that predict who will go to hospital in the next year, so that preventive action can be taken. We will take this opportunity to release new information on the contest's timeline and intermediate progress prizes.

Lab Sessions: Live Topical Demo

PAW Labs give an up-close and personal look at how specific software tools solve specific problems. Select between these different, real-world scenarios to see live demonstrations that solve challenges and provide answers.

Fractal Institutionalizing Analytics: What got you here won't get you there


SAS Making Predictive Models Count


IBM Bank On It! Use all your data to maximize customer satisfaction, loyalty and retention


Fuzzy Logix Large Scale Predictive Models for 
Chronic Illness


Don't have a budget for the conference? Register for a Social Networking Pass for only $125 or a complimentary Expo Hall Pass!

Download the PAW Conference Preview Guide or view the Predictive Analytics World Agenda

Register now for $200 off the full price while advance pricing is available.

Realize an additional savings of $200 on the two-day conference pass when you register a colleague at the same time.


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