Archive for August, 2011

August 23rd 2011

Full Day Predictive Analytics Workshops at PAWGov – Next Month in Washington DC

Predictive Analytics World for Government
September 12-13, Washington DC

Features Full Day Hands-On
Predictive Analytics and Core Methods Workshops

The Ronald Reagan Building
 

Thursday, Sept 15

Dean Abbott Hands-On Predictive Analytics with SAS Enterprise Miner
Dean Abbott
President, Abbott Analytics
Workshop sponsored by:
SAS
"Hands-on Predictive Analytics" puts predictive analytics into action. This one-day workshop leads participants through the industry standard data mining process, from Business Understanding through Model Deployment, approaching each stage of this process by driving a state-of-the-art data mining software product. In this way, attendees gain direct experience applying this "best practices" process, and ramp up on an industry-leading tool to boot.

Wednesday, Sept 14

John Elder The Best and the Worst of Predictive Analytics: Predictive Modeling Methods and Common Data Mining Mistakes
John Elder, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder, Elder Research, Inc.
Dr. Elder will describe the key inner workings of leading algorithms, demonstrate their performance with business case studies, compare their merits, and show you how to pick the method and tool best suited to each predictive analytics project. Methods covered include classical regression, decision trees, neural networks, ensemble methods, uplift modeling and more.

Predictive Analytics World for Government is the first vendor-neutral predictive analytics conference for the government, where you can learn firsthand how government agencies have applied predictive analytics to more effectively and efficiently accomplish their mission.

Learn how government agencies are addressing key issues such as:

Text Mining – Improper Payment and Fraud Detection
Law Enforcement/Crime Prevention – Workforce Analytics Optimization/Efficiency

Case Studies from the following Agencies

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
IRS
Mexico Tax Administration Service
NASA
National Security Agency (NSA)
New South Wales Department of Transportation
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Richmond Police Department
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
USDA Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA)
USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG)

Predictive Analytics World for Government, September 12-13, 2011, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC is a must for government executives, program managers, financial and HR managers, CIOs and CTOs, law enforcement, and analytics professionals.

Not able to attend? These workshops are also offered in New York City at Predictive Analytics World – October 16-21. Click here to learn more

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August 23rd 2011

The Biggest Predictive Analytics Modeling Competitions Featured at PAW NYC in October

 

Two Predictive Analytics Competitions with $Millions in Prizes Featured at
Predictive Analytics World NYC, October

With multi-million-dollar prizes, predictive analytics contests are perhaps the biggest mainstream news in the industry. These public competitions provide a way to outsource predictive analytics, enlisting the greatest minds at large and spurring innovation for core analytical methods.

Register for Predictive Analytics World, October 16-21 in New York City, where you will learn details on these competitions, and meet with the competition hosts directly.

Prize Sponsor:
The RecLab $1 Million Prize on Overstock.com: Driving Innovation with Live Data in the Cloud
Darren Erik Vengroff, Chief Scientist & VP of Product, RichRelevance ®
Prize Sponsor:
The $3 Million Heritage Health Prize: Healthcare Crowdsourcing Data Mining
Anthony Goldbloom, Chief Executive Officer, Kaggle

Realize $200 in savings on your conference pass
Early Bird Pricing ends next week.

Predictive Analytics World, NYC promises to once again break records as the biggest cross-vendor predictive analytics event ever.

The conference program is packed with the top predictive analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders, including keynote addresses:

Thomas Davenport
Thomas Davenport
Author
Competing on Analytics
Every Day Analytics
David Gondek
David Gondek
Technical Lead,
Watson
IBM Research
Building Watson
Eric Siegel, Ph.D
Eric Siegel
Program Chair
Predictive Analytics World
Persuasion by the Numbers

Download the conference preview for an in-depth look at PAW's all-star speaker line-up and array of case studies. Predictive Analytics World will be co-located alongside Text Analytics World, as part of Data Driven Business Week, providing cross-registration options for access to a wide scope of leading analytical coverage and case studies.

Register Before September 2 and realize $200 in savings.  Additional savings of $200 on the two-day conference pass when you register a colleague at the same time.

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August 18th 2011

Leading Government Agencies Share Case Studies at PAW for Government – Sep 12-13

Government Executives Share Hands-on Predictive Analytics Tips to Reduce Fraud and Waste and Drive Smarter Decisions at Predictive Analytics World for Government – Sept 12-13

Predictive Analytics World for Government is the first vendor-neutral predictive analytics conference for the government, where you can learn firsthand how government agencies have applied predictive analytics to more effectively and efficiently accomplish their mission. 

Government Employees save $100 and Private Industry/Contractors save $200. Early Bird extended to this Friday, August 19

Bring the Team Offer – Each additional attendee from the same agency / company registered at the same time receives an extra 25% off the Two Day Pass.


Learn how government agencies are addressing key issues such as:

Text Mining – Fraud Detection – Law Enforcement/Crime Prevention-Workforce Analysis – Optimization/Efficiency

Case Studies from the following Agencies

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
IRS
Mexico Tax Administration Service
NASA
National Security Agency (NSA)
New South Wales Department of Transportation
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Richmond Police Department
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
USDA Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA)
U.S. House of Representatives
USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG)

Predictive Analytics World for Government, September 12-13, 2011, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC offers a powerful line-up of top government experts and topics including:

Darrell Issa

Keynote: Fighting Waste, Fraud and Abuse with DATA
Congressman Darrell Issa, (R-CA)
Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

 

John F. Elder

Keynote: Leading Government Agencies Employ Predictive Analytics & Text Mining to Streamline Processes, Reduce Fraud, and Find Threats: Case Studies from Treasury, SSA, DOD, DHS, and a Federal OIG
John F. Elder
Conference Chair, CEO and Founder, Elder Research

 

Earl Devaney

Keynote: Transparency and Analytics: Valuable Tools to Help Drive Accountability
Earl Devaney

Chairman Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

 

David Williams

Featured Speaker: Pursuit through Cyberspace – Predictive Analytics
David Williams

Inspector General, USPS OIG

PAW-GOV is a must for government executives, program managers, financial and HR managers, CIOs and CTOs, law enforcement, and analytics professionals. Register by this Friday, August 19th and realize $100 in savings.

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August 17th 2011

Hands-On Text Analytics Workshop, TAW NYC – Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon

Text Analytics World, NYC Features
Hands-On Text Analytics Workshop
Plus 8 Additional Analytics Workshops

Workshops

Friday, October 21
Hands-On Introduction to
Text Analytics with IBM SPSS

Full-day: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Gain true hands-on experience with text analytics using industry-leading software; enhance data mining models with unstructured data.
Tim Daciuk Tim Daciuk
Business Dev. Manager,
Advanced Analytics, IBM
Sponsored by:
Full Details

Text Analytics World New York City (TAW), October 19-20, covers advanced methods that leverage unstructured data for maximum business impact, and reveals the latest in text analytics technology.

Take advantage of the full-day text analytics workshop: Hands-On Introduction to Text Analytics with IBM SPSS (Tim Daciuk, IBM) on Friday, October 21st.  This workshop is an introduction to text analytics and provides true hands-on experience, using IBM SPSS Modeler and IBM SPSS Text Analytics software. The course will guide you to actively analyze text, improving the understanding of unstructured data, and using this understanding to enhance data mining models.

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More Analytics Workshops

In addition to the featured text analytics workshop, eight (8) analytics workshops are offered. These workshops are taught by leading experts and experienced users including:

R Bootcamp: For Newcomers to R
Max Kuhn, Director, Nonclinical Statistics, Pfizer

R for Predictive Modeling: A Hands-On Introduction
Max Kuhn, Director, Nonclinical Statistics, Pfizer

Predictive Analytics: Fundamentals and Use Cases
Piyanka Jain, Head of NA Business Analytics, PayPal
Puneet Sharma, Senior Manager, PayPal

Hands-On Business Analytics: Insights to Impact
Piyanka Jain, Head of NA Business Analytics, PayPal
Puneet Sharma, Senior Manager, PayPal

Hands-On Predictive Analytics with SAS Enterprise Miner
Dean Abbott, President, Abbott Analytics

Driving Enterprise Decisions with Business Analytics
James Taylor, CEO, Decision Management Solutions

Modeling Methods: The Best and the Worst of Predictive Analytics
John Elder, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, Elder Research, Inc.

Deploying User-Friendly Predictive Analytics: Delivering Results to Business Users with Interactive Applications
Jeff Mergler, Lead Statistical Applications Trainer, TIBCO Spotfire

View an overview of these in-depth workshops

Text Analytics World focuses on concrete examples of deployed text analytics. Hear from the horse’s mouth precisely how Fortune 500 analytics competitors and other top practitioners employ text analytics, and what kind of business impact it delivers.

TAW New York City will feature over 25 sessions with case studies from leading enterprises in automotive, educational, e-commerce, financial services, government, high technology, insurance, retail, social media, and telecom such as Accident Fund, Amdocs, Bundle.com, Citibank, Florida State College, Google, Intuit, MetLife, Mitchell1, PayPal, Snap-on, Social Media Today, Topsy, a Fortune 500 global technology company, plus special examples from U.S. government agencies DoD, DHS, and SSA.

Register before September 2nd and realize $200 in savings.  Additional savings of $200 on the two-day conference pass when you register a colleague at the same time.

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August 10th 2011

Financial Services Track Details – PAW NYC – Early Bird Pricing Ending

New Financial Services Track at Predictive Analytics World NYC

Predictive Analytics World – October 16-21 in New York City – announces the introduction of a third conference track covering financial services applications of predictive analytics. Sessions feature content for newcomers and expert practitioners alike, whether you're deploying your first initiative or exploring new ways to position predictive analytics within your organization.

Leading financial organizations share insight and expertise on topics such as:

  • Reducing Customer Attrition
  • True-Lift Modeling
  • Churn Modeling
  • Fraud Detection
  • Credit Risk Analytics

Register before early bird pricing ends and realize $200 in savings – Bring the team for an additional $200 in savings

One Price, One Pass – Access to Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World


Financial Services Topics and Speakers include:

 

Citibank Predictive Analytics in Customer Digital Payments
  Ramendra Sahoo, Citibank

GE Capital Using Segmentation and Predictive Analytics to Reduce Customer Attrition
  David Liebskind, GE Capital

Fidelity Investments True-Lift Modeling: Mining for the Most Truly Responsive Customers & Prospects
  Jane Zheng, Fidelity

Paypal Putting Predictive Analytics into Context: The Analytics Value Chain
  Piyanka Jain, PayPal & Puneet Sharma, PayPal

  Identifying Customers Who Expressed Intend-to-Churn or Defect from Large Number of Surveyed Verbatim
  Han Sheong Lai, PayPal

Ace Cash Express Humans, Rules & Machine Learning: Three Prediction Paradigms
  Spencer Greenberg, Rebellion Research

Ace Cash Express Credit Risk Analytics Framework for Subprime Loans
  Senthil Ramanath, ACE Cash Express
  Social Media Analysis for Market Prediction: Collective Mood States and the Wisdom Crowds
  Johan Bollen, Indiana University
Case Study: A Top 5 International Bank
Product Testing in Financial Services: Financial Analytics
  Dinabandhu Bag, National Institute of Technology, India

Case Study: 3 Major US Banks
Developing Business Cases for Banking Fraud Detection
  Kurt Gutzmann, GCX Advanced Analytics LLC

Click here to view the agenda at-a-glance

Download the PAW Conference Preview Guide

 

Register Now and realize $200 in savings.  Additional savings of $200 on the two-day conference pass when you register a colleague at the same time.

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August 10th 2011

PAW London – Uplift Modelling, Text Analytics and Other Advanced Methods

 

 

Case Studies on Uplift Modelling, Text Analytics and Other Advanced Methods

Don’t miss the opportunity to see some of the world’s top predictive analytics experts delivering keynote sessions and case studies at Predictive Analytics World London, 30 November – 1 December, at the Business Design Centre in Islington. From marketing optimisation to uplift modelling and from ING Belgium to US Government departments, PAW’s top notch content has been developed to deliver the latest, hardest-hitting methods that improve business with analytics.

See the online agenda at a glance here

Keynotes and Special Sessions


John Elder Ph.D.
Chief Scientist,
Elder Research
Keynote: Text Mining: Lessons Learned
Multiple Case Studies: U.S. DoD, U.S. DHS, SSA
 
Explaining that text mining is the new “Wild West” of data mining and predictive analytics, Dr Elder explains some key technical breakthroughs that were made while working on projects for leading US government agencies such as the DOD and the DHS. A leading expert in the field of data mining, Dr Elder previously served for 5 years on a panel appointed by the President to guide technology for national security.

Eric Siegel Ph.D.
Programme Chair,
Predictive Analytics World
Keynote: Persuasion by the Numbers
Optimise Marketing Influence by Predicting it
 
Armed with case studies proving how marketing ROI can increase dramatically when uplift models are employed, Dr Siegel argues that the only way to optimise marketing influence is to predict it. This opening conference keynote is an absolute must-see for anyone seeking out the full potential for predictive analytics to significantly improve the performance of their marketing department.

Geer Verstraeten Ph.D.
Partner,
Python Predictions
Case Study: ING Belgium
Successes and lessons in a five-year growth path in Predictive Analytics
 
Dr Verstraeten’s session looks at ING Belgium’s journey towards becoming a convinced user of Predictive Analytics and he will be joined by ING’s Head of Business Analysts, Pieter Dyserinck. Together they will present the organisational and analytical developments which led to a situation today where predictive models are now the main engine of automated campaigns towards a large variety of target audiences and channels.

Nicholas Radcliffe
Founder & Director,
Stochastic Solutions
Case Study: Lloyds TSB and US Bank
Uplift Modelling: You Should Not Only Measure But Model Incremental Response
 
Building on Eric Siegel’s opening keynote, this session will dive deeper into why a switch to uplift modelling is needed and showing the hugely positive impact it can have when implemented effectively. Using case studies from Lloyds TSB and US Bank, Nicholas Radcliffe will then go on to explain how uplift models can actually be built and assessed as well as looking at real-world results from other companies and sectors.

Network with 2000 decision makers


Running for the first time in the UK as part of Data Driven Business Week, Predictive Analytics World London will be one of three conferences (Predictive Analytics World, eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit and Conversion Conference) all designed to empower business to strategise and optimise using data analytics. The event is also being co-located with ECMOD, Europe’s largest and most influential forum for catalogue, home shopping and multi-channel businesses, now running in its 21st year. Based on past attendances the total audience for DDBW and ECMOD will be over 2000 providing excellent networking opportunities for all attendees.

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August 2nd 2011

Usage of Text Analytics Is Growing Rapidly, Industry Poll Reveals

Enterprises Gain Competitive Advantage with Innovative Text Analytics

Your peers are using text analytics more and more to gain a competitive advantage – discover exactly how at Text Analytics World, the industry's must-attend event for text analytics professionals – October 19-20, 2011 at the Hilton New York in New York City.

Download the conference preview for an in-depth look at TAW’s all-star speaker line up and array of case studies. Text Analytics World will be co-located alongside Predictive Analytics World, as a part of Data Driven Business Week, providing cross-registration options for access to a wide scope of leading analytical coverage and case studies.

TAW New York City will feature over 25 sessions with case studies from leading enterprises in automobile, educational, e-commerce, financial services, government, high technology, insurance, retail, social media, and telecom such as:

Accident Fund amdocs Bundle Citibank
Florida State College Google Intuit Metlife
Mitchell1 PayPal Snap-on Social Media Today

Register before September 2nd and realize $200 in savings.  Additional savings of $200 on the two-day conference pass when you register a colleague at the same time.

1 July 2011 KDnuggets Poll – http://www.kdnuggets.com/2011/07/poll-text-analytics-use.html

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