Archive for June, 2012

June 27th 2012

Predictive analytics for environmentalism

I spoke on predictive analytics for environmentalism last week at the University of Oregon, where there's interest in that endeavor – specifically, at the (very) International Sustainable Campus Network's annual conference. The token "business guy," I was the only one wearing a tie; seen here also are my co-presenters during a fruitful interdisciplinary session, U. Oregon Professor Mark Alfano, specialist in a branch of philosophy that intersects with ethics, philosophy of mind, epistemology, social psychology, and behavioral economics, and Leith Sharp, former founding director of Harvard University's Office for Sustainability.

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June 27th 2012

Leading Organizations’ Analytics Secrets Revealed

PAW Boston – Super Early Bird Ends Soon
Realize Savings of up to $600 off the Onsite Price

Friday, July 13th is your final opportunity to take advantage of the super early bird pricing for Predictive Analytics World Boston, Sept 30 – Oct 4.

You will not want to miss hearing case studies from top organizations such as ACE Cash Express, Booz Allen Hamilton, Commerzbank, Goldman Sachs, HP, Intuit,, Penske, Pfizer, Staples, TripAdvisor, Verizon Wireless, and USPS.

Register now before it expires

Bring the team and realize additional savings of $200 on the two-day conference pass when you register a colleague at the same time.

In addition to coverage of marketing and financial applications, advanced topics round out PAW Boston's program, including:

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June 19th 2012

PAW Chicago is Next Week – Don’t Miss Out

Predictive Analytics World is taking place next week in Chicago

Advanced pricing ends Sunday, June 24th
Register now to realize up to $200 in savings

Join your peers and other predictive analytics professionals at Predictive Analytics World Chicago and take advantage of case studies from leading organizations, un-matched networking, and insight from the brightest minds around. Whether you want to attend the conference, a workshop, a keynote, or the exhibit floor, there are a variety of pricing options and selections to meet your needs.

Monday, June 25 –Day 1 of Conference:

  • Keynote from Eric Siegel, Program Chair, Predictive Analytics World and a Special Plenary Session from John Elder, CEO, Elder Research
  • Exhibit Hall featuring latest products and services from the leading predictive analytics solution providers
  • Two tracks of sessions packed with brand name case studies such as Adobe, Allstate, BBC, City of Chicago, Travelers, Western Union, Wikipedia, and more.

Tuesday, June 26 – Day 2 of Conference:

  • Keynotes from Bruno Aziza, former Director of Worldwide Strategy Lead in Business Intelligence, Microsoft and Roger Craig, Analytical Jeopardy! Winner & CEO, Cotinga
  • Exhibit Hall featuring latest products and services from the leading predictive analytics solution providers
  • Two tracks of sessions packed with brand name case studies such as Accenture, eBay, HP, Microsoft, Pfizer, US Special Forces, and more.

Wednesday, June 27 – Post-Conference Workshops:

Thursday, June 28 – Post-Conference Workshops:

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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June 14th 2012

PAW Boston – Super early bird registration

Predictive Analytics World continues to be the "go to" conference for predictive analytics education. We're excited to announce our annual East Coast event: PAW Boston, September 30 – October 4, 2012 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA.

The who's who of predictive analytics is destined to be in attendance, so why wait to register? Register prior to July 13th and receive Super Early Bird Pricing and realize savings of up to $600!

The conference agenda has been finalized and is available for review. REGISTER TODAY to access killer keynotes, exceptional sessions and notable networking.

Bring the whole team so you don't miss a thing. Register your team and each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time receives an extra $200 off the Two Day Pass.

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June 12th 2012

See what’s happening at PAW Chicago

There are less than two weeks left to register for
Predictive Analytics World Chicago, June 25-26, 2012

We invite you to 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 and provides in-depth workshops from some of the most respected and sought-after experts in the industry.

Keynotes and plenary session speakers include:

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


Bruno Aziza Bruno Aziza
Formerly Director, Worldwide Strategy Lead, Business Intelligence
Predictive Analytics and Business Performance


Roger Craig
Analytical Jeopardy! Winner
and CEO, Cotinga
Predictive Analytics For the Win: Data Science Meets the Quiz Show Jeopardy!


John Elder John Elder
CEO & Founder
Elder Research, Inc.
Data Mining Lessons Learned – Technical & Business – From Applied Projects

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

Case studies from over 40 leading organizations will provide attendees with the opportunity to see how predictive analytics is being applied:

Alpha Genius Accenture All State British Broadcasting Company
City of Chicago Ebay Hewlett Packard  
Microsoft MTV Nielsen nokia siemens networks
Paychex Pfizer Rebellion Research Silicon Valley Bank
Telenor Topsy Labs Travelers TTX
Western Union USPS Office of Inspector General Wikipedia

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Bring the Team and Realize Savings – Each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time receives an extra $200 off the Two Day Pass.

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June 5th 2012

Grow your skills by attending an expert-lead analytics workshop

Sharpen Your Skills and Broaden Your Expertise
with Full Day Analytics Workshops

Predictive Analytics World Chicago Workshops
June 24-28, 2012

Predictive Analytics World attendees across a variety of industries share one common goal: to predictively score customers and other organizational elements to optimize business performance with prediction. Discover best practices and sharpen your skills by attending one of our expert-led workshops:

Sunday, June 24 Sunday, June 24
JMP, R, and SAS:
the Beauty of Multiple Paradigms

Half-day: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Making Information Strategic with Business Analytics and Data Science
Full-day: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Hands-on experience to leverage the strengths of JMP, R and SAS; practical examples of how these popular tools work together. A holistic perspective on how business analytics revolutionizes the way you do business.
Matthew J. Flynn Matthew J. Flynn
Director of Claims Research
Travelers Insurance
Sponsored by:
Gert H. N. LaursenGert H. N. Laursen
Head of Customer Intelligence and Information Management
Maersk Line
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Wednesday, June 27 Wednesday, June 27
R for Predictive Modeling:
A Hands-On Introduction

Full-day: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Modeling Methods: The Best and the Worst of Predictive Analytics
Full-day: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Gain experience driving R for predictive modeling across real examples and data sets. Survey the pertinent modeling packages. The key inner workings of leading algorithms, case studies demonstrating their performance and comparison of merits.
Max Kuhn Max Kuhn
Director, Nonclinical Statistics, Pfizer
John Elder, Ph.D.John Elder, Ph.D.
CEO & Founder
Elder Research, Inc.
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Thursday, June 28 On-Demand
Advanced Methods Hands-on:
Predictive Modeling Techniques

Full-day: 8:45am – 4:30pm
Predictive Analytics Applied –
An Online Introduction

Online 5 ½-hour training program –
on demand
Dive in hands-on employing the key predictive analytics algorithms, and gain experience with leading software. New to predictive analytics? Take this online course instructed by the chair of PAW to ramp up before the conference. On-demand access at any time.
Dean Abbott Dean Abbott
Abbott Analytics
Sponsored by:
Eric SiegelEric Siegel Ph.D.
Conference Chair
Predictive Analytics World
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