Archive for February, 2012

February 28th 2012

PAW Next Week in San Francisco – It’s Not Too Late to Attend

Predictive Analytics World is taking place
next week in San Francisco

Advanced pricing ends this Friday, March 2nd
Register now and for your last chance to realize $200 in savings

Join your peers and predictive analytics professionals at Predictive Analytics World SF and take advantage of the multiple events throughout this week. Whether you want to attend the conference, a workshop, a keynote, the exhibit floor, or the open User Group Meetings, there are a variety of pricing options and selections to meet your needs.

Sun, Mar 4Pre-Conference Workshops: R for Predictive Modeling: A Hands-On Introduction

Mon, Mar 5Opening Day of Conference:

  • Keynote from Eric Siegel, Program Chair, Predictive Analytics World and Special Plenary Sessions from John Elder, CEO, Elder Research and Andreas Weigend, Former Chief Scientist, Amazon.com
  • Exhibit Hall featuring latest products and services from the leading predictive analytics vendors
  • Open User Group Meetings and Reception with Bay Area SAS Users and useR Group Meeting
  • Two tracks of sessions packed with brand name case studies

Tue, Mar 6Day 2 of Conference:

  • Keynotes from Anne Robinson, Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics, Verizon Wirelessand Piyanka Jain, CEO Aryng.com, Former PayPal Business Analytics Head
  • Exhibit Hall featuring latest products and services from leading predictive analytics vendors
  • Two tracks of sessions packed with brand name case studies

Wed, Mar 7Text Analytics World Conference and 1 Full-Day Workshop

Thu, Mar 82 Full Day Workshops

Fri & SatMar 9 & 10 – Two-Day Workshop


View our recent newsletters about hot topics and advanced methods covered by PAW San Francisco's agenda:

See Who's Attending PAW San Francisco – Only 2 Weeks Away

PAW SF is 3 Weeks Away – 7 Reasons You Should Attend

Sports Analytics – Featured Case Studies at PAW

Social Media Analytics – 5 Featured Sessions at TAW San Francisco

Uplift Modeling at PAW San Francisco – Two Sessions, One Workshop

Hot Topics at PAW – Healthcare, Insurance, Sports and More

Full-Day Analytics Workshops, PAW San Francisco

NEW KDnuggets Poll Ranks Text and Social Analytics as Top Hottest Topics


Plus check out the sessions on these hot topics:

Want to learn more?
Download the conference guide for a comprehensive look at what we have lined up.

Register now – Bring the team and realize savings. Each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time receives an extra $200 off the Conference Pass.

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February 27th 2012

FOX News Interview with Eric Siegel – Target Predicts Pregnancy – View now

Predictive Analytics Front and Center – FOX News Interview with Eric Siegel

Did the retailer Target know a teenage girl was pregnant? Was there privacy invasion stemming from their use of predictive analytics? These issues continue to flood the media airwaves, and Eric Siegel of Predictive Analytics World addresses how Target didn't truly know someone was pregnant, and that behavior analysis based on data can't be sweepingly indicted as exposing customers' personal information.

View the FOX News clip here:
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1470704607001/

Hear it from the horse's mouth. Target originally broke news of predicting customer pregnancy during a keynote speech at Predictive Analytics World – see the video:
http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/target

Read the recent New York Times article about this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html?_r=1

Hear the story and another interview with Eric Siegel as reported on Australian national radio:
www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/downloadthisshow/ep5/3851666

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February 22nd 2012

TAW San Francisco in 2 Weeks – Advanced Pricing Ending

TAW San Francisco will feature over 20 sessions with case studies at leading enterprises in e-commerce, financial services, government, healthcare, high technology, insurance, retail, and social media such as:

ADOBE Accident Fund Alpha Genius amdocs
AVG Internet Security Samsung CDC HP MTV

Text Analytics World San Francisco is packed with the top text analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders, including keynote speakers:


Johan Bollen
Associate Professor
Indiana University
Modeling Collective Mood States Using Social Media Analytics

John Elder
CEO & Founder
Elder Research, Inc.
Multiple Case Studies: Text Mining: Lessons Learned

Usama Fayyad
Chairman & CTO ChoozOn
Former Chief Data Officer Yahoo!
Text Analytics and Mining Big Data: From Sentiment Analysis to Understanding Consumer Intent

Want to learn more? Download the conference guide for a comprehensive look

Advanced pricing ends March 2nd – Register now and realize $200 in savings off the one day TAW pass.

Bring the team and realize additional savings. Each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time receives an extra $200 off the Conference Pass.

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February 21st 2012

See Who’s Attending PAW San Francisco – Only 2 Weeks Away

There are less than two weeks left to register for
Predictive Analytics World San Francisco, March 4-10, 2012

Join us and network with predictive analytics experts and thought leaders who come to PAW to share their latest best practices, techniques and insight. PAW's comprehensive agenda provides case studies from fortune 1000 companies as well as in-depth workshops from the some of the most respected and sought-after experts in the industry.

Keynotes and plenary session speakers include:

John Elder, CEO & Founder, Elder Research, Inc.
Piyanka Jain, CEO, Aryng.com, Former PayPal Business Analytics Head
Anne Robinson, Director of Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics, Verizon Wireless
Eric Siegel, Conference Program Chair of Predictive Analytics World.
Andreas Weigend, Former Chief Scientist, Amazon.com

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View the complete program of industry heavy weights speaking at Predictive Analytics World.


Want to know who is attending? Here is a sampling of some of the companies participating:

Accident Fund Insurance FedEx Office P & G
Air Products & Chemicals Gap Inc Pacioli Companies
American Express Genentech/Roche Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Apple Genomic Health PG & E
Asif Traders Google Prosper Marketplace
ATB Financial HBSC Provenir
Axcess Financial Hewlett Packard Qualcomm Inc
Bank Of America Hitachi East japan Solutions Robert Half International
BART ICON Clinical Research Roche Molecular Systems
Basis Indiana University Salesforce.com
Bayer Healthcare Intel Corporation Kaiser Permanente
Biosearch Technologies InterMune Sanoma News
Bluestem Brands Intuit School Outfitters
BC Securities Commission Kelley Blue Book Siemens
Brussels Africans Holding Lehigh Valley Health Network Southern Wine & Spirits
Cal GenUnderwriters Ins Lex Machina Stanford University
Capital One LexisNexis State of California
CBS Interactive LifeScan Sutter Health
Charles Schwab LinkedIn The Boeing Company
Cisco Lockheed Martin The Permanente Medical Grp
Citrix Online Locus Energy Travelers
City of Edmonton Logicalis U.S. Dept of Defense
Civitas Learning macys.com UC Berkeley
Cleveland Clinic FDN Medtronic cardio vascular Union Bank
Danaher – Sybron Dental Menlo College UnitedHealthcare
Delta Dental of California Metamia.com UCSD
Dept of Veterans Affairs Motorola Solutions University of Phoenix
Diagnos Nielsen University of San Francisco
DPS Telecom Nordstrom USAA
Early Warning Services North Carolina State University USPS-OIG
Ernst & Young Northrop Grumman Verizon Wireless
Eugene Water & Electric Board Northwestern University Wells Fargo
Eventbrite NTT Data Corporation  
Federal Home Loan Bank    

View our recent newsletters about hot topics and advanced methods covered by PAW San Francisco's agenda:

PAW SF is 3 Weeks Away – 7 Reasons You Should Attend

Sports Analytics – Featured Case Studies at PAW

Social Media Analytics – 5 Featured Sessions at TAW San Francisco

Uplift Modeling at PAW San Francisco – Two Sessions, One Workshop

Hot Topics at PAW – Healthcare, Insurance, Sports and More

Full-Day Analytics Workshops, PAW San Francisco

NEW KDnuggets Poll Ranks Text and Social Analytics as Top Hottest Topics


Plus check out the sessions on these hot topics:

Want to learn more?
Download the conference guide for a comprehensive look.

Register now – Bring the team and realize savings. Each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time receives an extra $200 off the Conference Pass

Register Now!

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February 14th 2012

Text Analytics World San Francisco – 3 Weeks Away

Three Weeks Left

Text Analytics World San Francisco, March 6-7, 2012, is packed with the top text analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders, including keynote speakers:


Johan Bollen
Associate Professor
Indiana University
Modeling Collective Mood States Using Social Media Analytics

John Elder
CEO & Founder
Elder Research, Inc.
Multiple Case Studies: Text Mining: Lessons Learned

Usama Fayyad
Chairman & CTO ChoozOn
Former Chief Data Officer Yahoo!
Text Analytics and Mining Big Data: From Sentiment Analysis to Understanding Consumer Intent

Click here to view the Agenda-at-a-Glance.

TAW San Francisco will feature over 20 sessions with case studies at leading enterprises in e-commerce, financial services, government, healthcare, high technology, insurance, retail, and social media such as:

ADOBE Accident Fund Alpha Genius amdocs
AVG Internet Security Samsung CDC HP MTV

Want more analytics? Take advantage of Predictive Analytics World taking place just prior to Text Analytics World. The 2 Day PAW and 1 Day TAW combination pass is a great way to enhance and customize your analytic experience between the 2 conferences.

Join TAW and access the best keynotes, sessions, workshops, exposition, expert panel, networking coffee breaks, reception, birds-of-a-feather lunches, brand-name enterprise leaders, and industry heavyweights in the business.

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February 13th 2012

PAW SF is 3 Weeks Away – 7 Reasons You Should Attend

PAW San Francisco in 3 Weeks
7 reasons you won't want to miss
Predictive Analytics World San Francisco, March 4-10

  1. Witness case studies from organizations currently deploying predictive analytics such as Kelley Blue Book, LinkedIn, Pfizer, University of Phoenix, Verizon Wireless, Wells Fargo, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, YMCA and more.
  2. Gain inspiration from keynotes from luminaries such as Piyanka Jain, CEO, Aryng.com, Anne Robinson, Director of Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics, Verizon Wireless and Eric Siegel, Conference Program Chair of Predictive Analytics World.
  3. Increase your knowledge with in-depth workshops featuring advanced predictive modeling methods, hands-on training, text analytics, a full-day intro to R (the open source analytics system), net lift modeling, enterprise decision management and introductions to predictive analytics and business analytics.
  4. Bring predictive analytics to the forefront of your organization by bringing back real world examples and case studies of how other organizations are analyzing their data to maximize business performance.
  5. Become more valuable to your organization – advance your knowledge and expertise of agile analytics, behavior-based advertising, blackbox trading, branch location assessment, churn modeling, clinical healthcare, cloud analytics, crowdsourcing predictive analytics, econometric indicators, education, enterprise-wide analytics, forecasting, HR analytics, insurance, non-profits, online marketing, real estate market scoring, risk management, social data, social media analytics, sports analytics, targeting direct marketing and uplift modeling.
  6. Learn about where predictive analytics is heading and what will be the next big thing from over 20 sponsors showcasing their latest products and services. Engage with leading providers who can answer all your questions about finding the right tools and technologies for your organization.
  7. Expand your network and contacts and share ideas with the brightest minds in the industry during networking breaks and lunches. Tap into the knowledge of your peers and gain valuable insight that will take your strategy to the next level.

View our recent newsletters about hot topics and advanced methods covered by PAW San Francisco's agenda:

Sports Analytics – Featured Case Studies at PAW

Social Media Analytics – 5 Featured Sessions at TAW San Francisco

Uplift Modeling at PAW San Francisco – Two Sessions, One Workshop

Hot Topics at PAW – Healthcare, Insurance, Sports and More

Full-Day Analytics Workshops, PAW San Francisco

NEW KDnuggets Poll Ranks Text and Social Analytics as Top Hottest Topics


Plus check out the sessions on these hot topics:

Want to learn more?
Download the conference guide for a comprehensive look.

Register now – Bring the team and realize savings. Each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time receives an extra $200 off the Conference Pass

Register Now!

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February 9th 2012

Don’t Miss – TAW San Francisco Just Over 3 Weeks Away

Only 3 ½ Weeks Left
Text Analytics World, March 6-7, San Francisco

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 San Francisco will feature over 20 sessions with case studies at leading enterprises in e-commerce, financial services, government, healthcare, high technology, insurance, retail, and social media such as:

ADOBE Accident Fund Alpha Genius amdocs
AVG Internet Security Samsung CDC HP MTV

Text Analytics World San Francisco, March 6-7, 2012, is packed with the top text analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders, including keynote speakers:


Johan Bollen
Associate Professor
Indiana University
Modeling Collective Mood States Using Social Media Analytics

John Elder
CEO & Founder
Elder Research, Inc.
Multiple Case Studies: Text Mining: Lessons Learned

Usama Fayyad
Chairman & CTO ChoozOn
Former Chief Data Officer Yahoo!
Text Analytics and Mining Big Data: From Sentiment Analysis to Understanding Consumer Intent

TAW San Francisco's agenda covers hot topics and advanced methods such as blackbox trading, customer service and call centers, decision support, document discovery, document filtering, financial indicators from social media, government applications, insurance applications, knowledge discovery, marketing and branding, product launching, sentiment analysis, social data, social media analytics, social media applications, text analytics software, topic discovery, voice of the customer, and other innovative applications that benefit organizations in new and creative ways.

Note: Bring the team and realize additional savings. Each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time receives an extra $200 off the Conference Pass.

Register Now!

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February 8th 2012

Sports Analytics – Featured Case Studies at PAW – March 4-10, San Francisco

Sports Analytics Revolution
the NBA, MLB, NFL's Competitive Edge
Predictive Analytics World, March 4–10, 2012

Sports Logo

Check out these sessions featuring sports analytics at Predictive Analytics World, March 4-10:

Bartev Vartanian
Case Study: Major League Baseball
MLB Pitchers: A Look at the Numbers
Bartev Vartanian, Dataspora
Baseball enthusiasts and statisticians have found common ground in the field of Sabermetrics – the application of statistics to baseball. Since the installation of the PITCHf/x tracking system in major league ballparks, data has been generated on the type, velocity, and displacement for every pitch thrown in the MLB. We present the findings from an investigation focused on MLB pitchers leveraging this treasure trove of information.

In this presentation we investigate how pitchers generate value. We discuss methods that explore pitching speed and control data simultaneously. We also identify the factors that are most important in determining value generation.

 

Benjamin Alamar
Case Study: NFL, MLB, & NBA
Competing & Winning with Sports Analytics
Benjamin Alamar, Menlo College
The field of sports analytics ties together the tools of data management, predictive modeling and information systems to provide sports organization a competitive advantage. The field is rapidly developing based on new and expanded data sources, greater recognition of the value, and past success of a variety of sports organizations. Teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, as well as other organizations have found a competitive edge with the application of sports analytics. The future of sports analytics can be seen through drawing on these past successes and the developments of new tools.

View our recent newsletters about hot topics and advanced methods covered by PAW San Francisco's agenda:

Social Media Analytics – 5 Featured Sessions at TAW San Francisco

Uplift Modeling at PAW San Francisco – Two Sessions, One Workshop

Hot Topics at PAW – Healthcare, Insurance, Sports and More

Full-Day Analytics Workshops, PAW San Francisco

NEW KDnuggets Poll Ranks Text and Social Analytics as Top Hottest Topics


Plus check out the sessions on these hot topics:

Want to learn more?
Download the conference guide for a comprehensive look.

Register now – Bring the team and realize savings. Each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time receives an extra $200 off the Conference Pass

Register Now!

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February 2nd 2012

New KDNuggets Poll – Social and Text Analytics – 2012’s Hottest Topics

NEW KDNuggets Poll
Ranks Text and Social Analytics
as Top Hottest Topics in 2012

TAW Is Where These Hot Topics Are Covered

 

View our recent newsletter featuring social data topics at TAW

Text Analytics World, March 6-7 in San Francisco features cutting edge text and social media analytics methods – Key figures and topics include:


Johan Bollen
Associate Professor
Indiana University
Modeling Collective Mood States Using Social Media Analytics

John Elder
CEO & Founder
Elder Research, Inc.
Multiple Case Studies: Text Mining: Lessons Learned

Usama Fayyad
Chairman & CTO ChoozOn
Former Chief Data Officer Yahoo!
Text Analytics and Mining Big Data: From Sentiment Analysis to Understanding Consumer Intent

 

Blackbox Trading
Customer Service and Call Centers
Decision Support
Document Discovery
Document Filtering
Financial Indicators from Social Media
Government Applications
Insurance Applications
Knowledge Discovery

Marketing and Branding
Product Launching
Sentiment Analysis
Social Data
Social Media Analytics
Social Media Applications
Text Analytics Software
Topic Discovery
Voice of the Customer

Want to learn more? Download the conference guide for a comprehensive look at what we have lined up.

Register now – Bring the team and realize savings. Each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time receives an extra $200 off the Conference Pass

¹ January 2012 KDnuggets Poll – http://www.kdnuggets.com/polls/2012/hottest-analytics-data-mining-topics.html

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