Archive for July, 2014

July 22nd 2014

Eleven Analytics Conferences – New Verticals


Eleven Analytics Conferences – New Verticals
Here is the line-up of Predictive Analytics World conferences and workshops coming over the next year. I'm the founding chair, so please let me know if you have any questions about any event programs.
Predictive Analytics World covers all the basics for both expert practitioners as well as newcomers. As the universal, cross-vendor meeting place that brings together the who's who of predictive analytics, PAW delivers not only unique opportunities to gain knowledge, but the industry's premier networking event.
NEW VERTICALS: HEALTHCARE & WORKFORCE. In addition to the usual business-focused PAWs, and the annual PAW Government, the inaugural PAW Healthcare ( & PAW Workforce ( are coming – these arenas are exploding with movement and interest.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS now open for 2015 events – see
PAW GOVERNMENT – Sept 15-18, 2014
Discount Code for $150 off: LIN150
Early Bird Registration Ends July 25
PAW BOSTON – Oct 5-9, 2014
Discount Code for $150 off: LIN150
Early Bird Registration Ends Aug 15
PAW HEALTHCARE – Oct 6-7, 2014
Early Bird Registration Ends Aug 15
PAW LONDON – Oct 29-30, 2014
Discount Code for $150 off: LIN100
Early Bird Registration Ends Sept 1
PAW BERLIN – Nov 4-5, 2014
Discount Code for $150 off: LIN100
Early Bird Registration Ends Sept 20
WORKSHOPS: A plethora of 1-day analytics workshops are held alongside PAW
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PAW SAN FRANCISCO – March 29-April 2, 2015
Speaker proposals due Sept 26 –
PAW WORKFORCE – March 30-April 1, 2015 (San Francisco)
Speaker proposals due Sept 1 –
Speaker proposals due Sept 1 –
PAW TORONTO – May, 2015
Speaker proposals due Oct 3 –
PAW CHICAGO – June, 2015
Speaker proposals due Jan 9 –
PAW MANUFACTURING – June, 2015 (Chicago)
Speaker proposals due Jan 9 –


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July 16th 2014

Book Review of ‘Applied Predictive Analytics’ by Dean Abbott

Book Review of 'Applied Predictive Analytics' by Dean Abbott

By: Eric Siegel, Founder, Predictive Analytics World

Industry leader and author Dean Abbott will be presenting at Predictive Analytics World Boston (Oct 5 – 9) on “Data Preparation from the Trenches: 4 Approaches to Deriving Attributes.” Abbott will also run two post-conference full-day training workshops, “Advanced Methods Hands-on: Predictive Modeling Techniques” (where his book Applied Predictive Analytics will be given to attendees), and “Supercharging Prediction: Hands-On with Ensemble Models

Dean Abbott’s new book, “Applied Predictive Analytics: Principles and Techniques for the Professional Data Analyst,” published by Wiley in April, smoothly delivers the established teachings of a preeminent hands-on instructor.

This groundbreaking contribution to the field of predictive analytics provides a unique gift: A how-to that is accessible, yet quite comprehensive, taking the reader through much of the established teachings of one of the industry’s preeminent hands-on instructors. The author, Dean Abbott, is renowned as both a leading “rock star” hands-on consultant in predictive analytics, as well as a fantastic, 5-star-rated conference speaker and an acclaimed training workshop instructor. You get the best of all worlds with this particular expert: deep analytical insights, stellar execution, clear communication, and contagious enthusiasm. And he has translated these assets nicely into a book.

Abbott’s stated mission with this book (as mentioned in its “Introduction” at the end of the book) is to provide very practical guidance for executing on predictive analytics, as if chatting to someone peering over his shoulder as he works through a project. This mission is accomplished, and in doing so it accomplishes something even more significant: The book takes much of Abbott’s well-honed training agenda (do attend his in-person sessions if you can!), along with the accessibility of his casual speaking style, and translates them onto the page. As a result, this book reads in a much more conducive and engaging manner than, say, a more formally structured textbook.

Click here to access the complete article on Predictive Analytics Times.

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