Archive for November, 2011

November 22nd 2011

PAW San Francisco – Agenda Launched – 1 Month for Super Early Bird Price

The complete agenda for Predictive Analytics World
March 4-10, 2012 in San Francisco has been launched.

Super Early Bird: Savings of $600 over onsite registration until Dec 16

Predictive Analytics World March 2012 in San Francisco is packed with the top predictive analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders, including keynote speakers:

Piyanka Jain
Former PayPal Business Analytics Head
The Five Myths of Predictive Analytics

Anne Robinson
Former Analytics Director
Influencers, Skeptics, and Data Geeks

Eric Siegel
Conference Program Chair
Predictive Analytics World
Persuasion by the Numbers: Optimize Marketing Influence by Predicting It

PAW's SF 2012 program will featuring over 40 sessions with case studies across 2 tracks: 1) All Audiences and 2) Expert/Practitioner so you can witness how predictive analytics is applied from leading enterprises such as:

AARP CAA Altos Broadspire Compass Labs
HP Interclick Kelley Blue Book LinkedIn NBA-NFL-MLB
Pfizer Mercy Sisters Social Media University of Phoenix Volunteers of America
Wells Fargo Yahoo! YMCA ZZAlpha  
  • California General Underwriters Insurance Company
  • An IT support firm and a sales workforce
  • Real-world examples in Financial Services, Emergency Response
  • True-to-life anecdotes based on misc. enterprise successes
  • Plus insights from projects for Anheuser-Busch, Dept. Homeland Security, and US Postal Service Office of Inspector General

View the agenda at-a-glance

HOT TOPICS AND ADVANCED METHODS: PAW SF's agenda covers agile analytics, behavior-based advertising, black box trading, branch location assessment, churn modeling, clinical healthcare, crowdsourcing predictive analytics, cloud analytics, econometric indicators, education, enterprise-wide analytics, forecasting, HR analytics, insurance, list sourcing, non-profits, online marketing, real estate market scoring, risk management, social data, sports analytics, targeting direct marketing, uplift modeling and other innovative applications that benefit organizations in new and creative ways.

PAW SF promises to once again break records as the biggest cross-vendor predictive analytics event ever. PAW's program is packed with the top predictive analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders, including keynote addresses from Piyanka Jain, CEO,, former PayPal Business Analytics Head, and PAW Program Chair Eric Siegel, plus special sessions from industry heavy-weights Andreas Weigend and John Elder.

TEXT ANALYTICS: Text Analytics World, co-located with PAW San Francisco the day immediately thereafter, provides reasonable cross-registration options so your breadth of session topics expands to include this rapidly growing field.

WORKSHOPS: PAW also features several full-day pre- and post-conference workshops that complement the core conference program.

Join PAW and access the premier keynotes, sessions, workshops, exposition, expert panel, live demos during "Lab session", networking coffee breaks, reception, birds-of-a-feather lunches, brand-name enterprise leaders, and industry heavyweights in the business.

SUPER EARLY BIRD: Register by Dec 16 for a $600 reduction over onsite registration

Register Now!

To register go here

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November 22nd 2011

London Show Starts Next Week


Last Opportunity to register for 
Predictive Analytics World London

Predictive Analytics World London (30th November – 1st December, Business Design Centre) begins next Wednesday. Now is the final opportunity to make savings of £100 with pre-event prices, learn from industry experts and network with up to 2,000 key decision makers.

Final Opportunity to Attend Sessions Such As:

Multiple Case Studies: U.S. DoD, U.S. DHS, SSA.
Text Mining: Lessons Learned

John Elder, Elder Research Inc
John Elder,
Elder Research Inc

Text Mining is the "Wild West" of data mining and predictive analytics – the potential for gain is huge, the capability claims are often tall tales, and the "land rush" for leadership is very much a race. Discover from industry expert Dr John Elder the lessons learned from real life case studies at US Government departments. 

See also Dr Elder's full day workshop


Case Study: The Royal Bank of Scotland
Value From The Long Tail

Gaurav Gaur, Royal Bank of Scotland
Gaurav Gaur, 
Royal Bank
of Scotland

Arguing that extracting income from a large volume portfolio has become even more difficult in the past few years, Gaurav will show how predictive analytics has become key to identifying value in a banking portfolio. Use real examples from the Royal Bank of Scotland, he will demonstrate the growing importance of analytics in financial services.

Case Study: GlaxoSmithKline
Predictive Analytic Patient Recruitment and Drug Supply Modelling in Clinical Trials

 Vladimir Anisimov, GlaxoSmithKline
Vladimir Anisimov, GlaxoSmithKline

Patient recruitment and drug supply stage is a well-recognised bottleneck for the design and monitoring of clinical trials. Vladimir Anisimov of GlaxoSmithKline introduces software developed for risk based drug supply modelling, which have resulted in significant cost savings and benefits in R&D.

Case Study: BBC
Data Mining for Social Moderation

Mark Tabladillo, SolidQ
Mark Tabladillo, SolidQ

Mark Tabladillo and Fransisco Gonzalez of SolidQ demonstrate the challenges the BBC faced in providing social moderation of millions of posts and comments made on their public website. The session covers integration within a leading database platform, final model results evaluation and cost efficiencies and will demonstrate why more organisations will need to use enterprise solutions to handle high-volume social networking.

Network with 2000 decision makers

Data Driven Business WeekRunning 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.

See the full Predictive Analytics World online agenda at a glance here

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November 7th 2011

Five Reasons not to miss PAW London


Predictive Analytics World London (30 November to 1 December, Business Design Centre) starts in only three weeks. Register now and make savings of up to £100 over onsite registration.

Here are five reasons you don’t want to miss it:

1 – See case studies and presentations from large organisations and Fortune 100 companies currently deploying predictive analytics such as the BBC, dunnhumby, the Economist, ENERGEX, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett Packard, HM Revenue & Customs, ING Belgium, Just Giving, Lloyds TSB, OTTO group, Paychex, the Royal Bank of Scotland, United Group Holdings and US Bank.

2 – Be inspired by keynotes and special feature sessions from industry experts such as John Elder, Elder Research Inc., Geert Verstraeten, Python Predictions, Nicholas Radcliffe, Stochastic Solutions and Eric Siegel, Conference Programme Chair of Predictive Analytics World.

3 – Become a source of knowledge for your organisation by learning more about churn modelling, demand forecasting, operational analytics, risk management, social data, text analytics, uplift modelling and the deployment of predictive analytics in areas such as financial services, human resource retention, non-profit fundraising and supply chain management.

4 – Expand your network and share ideas with industry experts during networking breaks, lunches and the evening reception; as part of Data Driven Business Week, you’ll have access to an even larger group of business analytics experts. Companies already registered to attend the event include Accenture, American Express, Autonomy, the British Council, British Gas, BSkyB, Cathay Pacific Airways, Chelsea Football Club, Dell, Deloitte, Domino’s Pizza, E.ON, Financial Times, Irish Life, Oxfam, Paddy Power, PayPal, Thomas Cook, Totaljobs and TUI

5 – Learn from the best at an intensive one day workshop, “The Best and the Worst of Predictive Analytics”, given by industry expert Dr John Elder. Hurry though as tickets to this optional one day workshop on Friday, 2nd December are running out fast.

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