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DeloitteAbout Deloitte's Analytics Approach
An organisation's data is full of potential. Stored throughout the business, it has a wealth of possibilities. Leading businesses recognise that a better understanding of data (particularly as a predictor of the future or as an identifier of existing issues) can create new opportunities and make a significant difference to managing performance. Analytics is, in our opinion, the natural evolution of business intelligence processes, tools and technologies. While business intelligence focuses on historical analysis, analytics builds upon this set of technologies and techniques to re-focus on the future; helping predict future trends, opportunities and threats.

Deloitte's deep industry expertise and advanced analytics capability can help decision-makers to maximise the value of their data. By looking at an organisation from the inside out we can turn everyday information into useful and actionable insights. Deloitte is one of the world's leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 140 countries, we bring world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Our 170,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

Visit deloitte.com.


ForeSeeResultsForeSee - www.foresee.com/
As a pioneer in customer experience analytics, ForeSee continuously measures satisfaction across customer touch points and delivers critical insights on where to prioritize improvements for maximum impact. Because ForeSee's superior technology and proven methodology connect the customer experience to the bottom line, executives and managers are able to drive future success by confidently optimizing the efforts that will achieve business and brand objectives. The result is better business for companies and a better experience for consumers. Visit us at www.ForeSee.com for customer experience solutions and original research.


Lattice EnginesLattice Engines is revolutionizing B2B sales by harnessing big data to develop the most informed sales pros who can engage receptive customers in the most compelling ways. Our big data analytics platform delivers real-time, actionable, account-specific insight directly to your reps via CRM, the web, or mobile device. Fortune 5000 companies rely on our solution to generate more pipeline opportunity and close more deals, improving sales performance by 15% or more. Lattice Engines is privately held and backed by Sequoia Capital with headquarters in San Mateo, CA.



Gold Sponsors

IBM IBM Business Analytics software delivers complete, consistent and accurate information that decision-makers trust to improve business performance. A comprehensive portfolio of business intelligence, predictive analytics, financial performance and strategy management, and analytic applications provides clear, immediate and actionable insights into current performance and the ability to predict future outcomes. Combined with rich industry solutions, proven practices and professional services, organizations of every size can drive the highest productivity, confidently automate decisions and deliver better results.

As part of this portfolio, IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics software helps organizations predict future events and proactively act upon that insight to drive better business outcomes. Commercial, government and academic customers worldwide rely on IBM SPSS technology as a competitive advantage in attracting, retaining and growing customers, while reducing fraud and mitigating risk. By incorporating IBM SPSS software into their daily operations, organizations become predictive enterprises – able to direct and automate decisions to meet business goals and achieve measurable competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.ibm.com/spss


JMPJMP Pro, statistical discovery software from SAS, gives you the power of data visualization, exploration, statistical data analysis and data mining in an in-memory, desktop-based environment. It dynamically links statistics with graphics to make information accessible in ways a spreadsheet never could, letting you explore relationships, see hidden trends and easily communicate your findings. JMP Pro, Version 10, our new release, adds model comparison provisions for comparing fits across multiple fit predictions, one-click bootstrapping for most statistics in JMP reports and an advanced platform for partial least squares (PLS) regression with enhanced features. Import, process, model, and visualize data, even those with millions of records , in just seconds.


Mu SigmaMu Sigma is a leading provider of decision sciences and analytics services, helping companies institutionalize data-driven decision making.

Mu Sigma works with market-leading companies across multiple verticals, solving high impact business problems in the areas of Marketing, Supply Chain and Risk Analytics. With over 50 Fortune 500 clients and about 1300 analytics professionals, Mu Sigma has disrupted the analytics industry by integrating the disciplines of business, math, and technology in a sustainable global delivery model. Further, analytical assets developed by Mu Sigma's innovation and development team ensure a competitive edge to clients. Mu Sigma is head-quartered in Chicago with its main delivery center in Bangalore, India and is arguably the world's largest pure-play decision sciences and analytics services company.


WNSThe WNS Research & Analytics practice brings together deep analytics expertise with the process excellence and rigor of a global services delivery model, thereby enabling clients to harness the power of information and take actionable decisions to outperform. We deploy this through client-centric analytical centers of excellence that leverage a 2000+ team of statistical, data mining and research experts to mine both cloud-based and enterprise-level data. Our proprietary award winning innovation ? WNS Analytics Decision Engine (WADESM) is the result of our experience in helping companies recognize the value of all the data at their disposal. Our solutions are rooted in a comprehensive understanding of the business issues in each of our key industry verticals as they relate to revenue growth, operational efficiency, product / market strategy, customer experience and a range of risk management challenges to give our clients the visibility they need to predict the best course to success.



Silver Sponsors

Pervasive Software Pervasive Software and its Big Data products deliver strategic advantages to businesses by providing extreme performance capabilities at an economical price point to customers around the globe. Specializing in applications spanning claims processing, risk analysis, fraud detection, data mining, predictive analytics, sales optimization and marketing analytics, Pervasive offers solutions that can quickly crunch through big data and scale to meet any business need throughout a company's continued growth cycle. With a single, unified platform for end-to-end data access, transformation, analytics, visualization and reports on both Hadoop and high-performance servers. Pervasive Big Data ensures that data scientists and business analysts derive rapid insight from terabytes of data on commodity hardware. For additional information, go to bigdata.pervasive.com.


StatSoft,Inc StatSoft, Inc., founded in 1984, is one of the largest producers of enterprise and desktop software for Data Analysis, Data Mining, Quality Improvement, and Web-enabled Analytics. Its products are used worldwide at most major corporations, universities, and government agencies and are supported with training and consulting services by 30 offices on all continents. STATISTICA Enterprise is a highly scalable, web-enabled platform, used by a variety of industries in mission-critical applications wherever predictive modeling helps increase productivity and profitability. The StatSoft platform has enjoyed unprecedented record of recognition from end-users (also, winning all major independent surveys of users) and reviewers for more than two decades. These independent ratings show that while easier to use and more cost-effective than its competitors, the StatSoft analytics platform offers unmatched performance, scalability, uncompromising attention to detail and overall quality, which ensures success for its users.



Bronze Sponsors


Decision Systems Inc. Decision Systems Inc. provides performance management, advanced analytical solutions and datamining, to a variety of industries. Decision Systems was founded in 1989 to meet the expanding need for consultants in these fields, and has been instrumental in introducing and customizing technology solutions for clients ever since. Current clients include the Major League Baseball Players Assoc. (MLBPA), IPEX Inc., and others. Decision Systems PolyVista for IBM Cognos TM1 provides advanced discovery, data mining, text mining and data visualization of multidimensional databases. Users of PolyVistainclude Southwest Airlines, HP,Trane and others. Decision Systems Inc. is an IBM Advanced Business Partner with headquarters in Northbrook Illinois and offices in Los Angeles, California.


FICOFICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics that drive smarter decisions. The company's groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO® Score – the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States — along with industry–leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world's top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharma businesses and government agencies rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through www.myFICO.com. Learn more at www.fico.com. FICO: Make every decision count™.


GCE For more than a decade, GCE has been an established industry leader in the development of innovative technology solutions. The GCE Cloud offers a wide range of business services, including financial management, asset management, procurement, Big Data & analytics, and litigation support services.

The GCE Cloud is built upon a world-class technical infrastructure that ensures rapid scalability and reliability. GCE consistently delivers cutting-edge technology solutions to our customers – solutions that allow them to fully focus on their core missions and not be diverted by underlying, costly technology issues.

For more information, visit us at www.GCEcloud.com.


Salford Systems Salford Systems is an award-winning analytics software development and consulting company with a proven record of technical and practical excellence. We offer a highly accurate, ultra-fast predictive analytics and data mining platform for developing models from databases of any size, complexity, or organization. Our technologies span classification, regression, missing value analysis, and clustering/segmentation. Core components of our Salford Predictive Modeler™ (SPM) platform include CART(r), MARS(r), TreeNet(r) and RandomForests(r). Our automation accelerates the process of model building by conducting substantial portions of the model exploration and refinement process for the analyst. While the analyst is always in full control, we optionally anticipate the analyst's next best steps and package a complete set of results from alternative modeling strategies for easy review. Applications span fraud detection, credit scoring, market research segmentation, direct marketing, drug discovery and risk management. Industries using Salford Systems products and services include banking, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, and education.


University of CaliforniaUniversity of California, Irvine Extension offers an online Predictive Analytics Certificate Program presented in partnership with Predictive Analytics World. The curriculum focuses on developing a comprehensive understanding of the creation and utilization of Predictive Analytics models by defining business goals, preparing data, developing and verifying a model, then deploying and refining it. To receive the certificate, students must complete 5 required and 3 online elective courses.

For more information, please visit www.extension.uci.edu/pa.



Turnkey Pods

Boston Predictive AnalyticsBoston Predictive Analytics designs and delivers robust analytics to address business intelligence challenges for enterprises. Using an array of techniques and tools, Boston Predictive Analytics leverages open source solutions, code libraries and talent to deliver low cost machine learning solutions.

While clients are in a wide array of industries, they share a common need of tackling analytics in an efficient manner. At Boston Predictive Analytics, engagements follow a proven path, from development of an analytic plan to delivery of data that mobilize analytics.

Boston Predictive Analytics focuses its work in four data-intensive areas:

  • Customer Optimization
  • Next purchase recommenders
  • Cross-sell or upsell analytics
  • Customer attrition analytics
  • B2C & B2B loyalty indices
  • Channel classification systems
  • Prospect Identification
  • Landing page analytics
  • Direct mail and e-mail analytics
  • Prospect and inbound lead scoring
  • Prospect-vendor matching
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fraud propensity scoring
  • Credit card fraud detection
  • Usage abnormality analytics
  • Network Health
  • Node failure analytics
  • Network speed analytics


KXENKXEN is revolutionizing the way companies use predictive analytics to make better decisions. Based on patented innovations, the company's flagship product, InfiniteInsight™, delivers orders of magnitude improvements in speed and agility to optimize every step in the customer lifecycle - including acquisition, cross-sell, up-sell, retention and next best activity. With traditional predictive analytics approaches, businesses spend over two-thirds of their time on activities that are manual, repetitive and prone to human error. InfiniteInsight™ has proven that a large portion of this effort can be automated while delivering accurate and robust predictive models. In days, not months. Proven with over 400 deployments at companies such as Bank of America, Barclays, Wells Fargo, Lowe's, Meredith Corporation, Rogers, and Vodafone, KXEN solutions deliver predictive power and infinite insight™. KXEN is headquartered in San Francisco, California with field offices in the U.S., Paris and London.


Rapid-IRapid-I provides software, solutions, and services in the fields of predictive analytics, data mining, and text mining.

Its flagship product RapidMiner is the world-leading open-source system for knowledge discovery, data mining and sentiment analysis. RapidMiner is praised for being extremely easy to use, blazing fast, and very easy to integrate with any IT infrastructure, from the smallest text file to Big Data Hadoop clusters. RapidMiner enjoys the support of a thriving community of contributors continuously discovering new applications and creating new extensions, covering a wide range of industries as well as research. Some notable RapidMinerextensions include R, Weka, and Hadoop. Processes designed with RapidMiner can be deployed to our RapidAnalytics server with one click, hence instantly put to fruition as interactive reports and dashboards, as well as web services. In addition, Rapid-I has created a unique Marketplace where independent developers can publish and monetize their innovative extensions, further future-proofing every investment in RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics.

Thousands of applications of RapidMiner in more than 40 countries give their users a competitive edge. Among the users are well-known companies as Bank of America, PayPal, Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, MITRE, LexisNexis, GfK, Telenor, Ford, Honda, Nokia, Miele, Philips, IBM, HP, Cisco, Akzo Nobel, Aureus Pharma, PharmaDM, Cyprotex, Celera, Revere, and many medium-sized businesses benefitting from the power and flexibility of Rapid-I technologies.



Association Partners

The Insurance Data Management AssociationThe Insurance Data Management Association, Inc. (IDMA) is an independent, non-profit, professional association dedicated to increasing the level of professionalism, knowledge, and visibility of insurance data management through education, research, and peer-to-peer networking.

For more information, visit www.IDMA.org.


IIAThe International Institute for Analytics (IIA) is dedicated to the advancement of analytics in everyday business practices. Under the direction of Tom Davenport, IIA brings together the world's leading analytics practitioners and researchers to provide unique insights to both business and IT leaders on the most current research findings and industry best practices

For more information visit: http://iianalytics.com/


INFORMS The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for those in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and business analytics. INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of Operations Researchers and Analytics Professionals including educators, scientists, students, managers, analysts, and consultants. The Institute serves as a focal point for professionals, permitting them to communicate with each other and reach out to colleagues and the varied clientèle of the profession's research and practice. Plan to attend INFORMS next Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, April 7-9, 2013, San Antonio, Texas.



Media Partners

AnalyticbridgeAnalyticbridge is the leading social network for professionals with focus on predictive modeling, business analytics, quantitative finance, econometrics, web mining, text mining, operations research, advanced web analytics, actuarial and decision sciences, scoring technology, KPIs and lift measurement, six sigma, risk management, bioinformatic, military intelligence and fraud detection. Founded in 2007, the network has grown to 35,000 members and operates the largest quant, bio-statistics and data mining LinkedIn groups. Visit AnalyticBridge


Customer Think CustomerThink is a global online community of business leaders striving to create profitable customer-centric enterprises. Each month, the site reaches over 200,000 subscribers and visitors from 200 countries via email, RSS, LinkedIn and Twitter. CustomerThink currently serves over 80,000 visitors per month. Our main areas of coverage are Customer Relationship Management, Customer Experience Management and Social Business. This is the place to learn about every facet of customer-centric business management in articles, blogs, interviews, and news.


Data Science CentralData Science Central is an online resource for Big Data Practitioners. Featuring news, commentary, and social networking, DSC covers analytics, visualization, integration, tools and trends, and also provides an outlet for career opportunities.


IT BriefcaseAbout IT Briefcase:
IT Briefcase is a focused online publication that attracts business and IT professionals who are actively researching business integration solutions.

Our growing audience can expect to view the most up to date industry news, articles, whitepapers, webcasts, and blogs in additional to IT Briefcase original editorial content showcased in the "Fresh Ink" and "IT Analyst Blog" sections of our website. Some of the topics we cover include Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing, Application Integration, Health IT and Open Source.


KDNuggetsKDnuggets, Data Mining Community's Top Resource for Data Mining and Analytics News, Software, Jobs, Consulting, and more.


Smart Data CollectiveSmart Data Collective is a curated writer's forum and discussion site published by Social Media Today LLC. We cover business intelligence, data analytics, risk management and related topics for an audience of business leaders and IT experts. In addition to our regular blog coverage, we also produce webinars, e-books, moderated Tweet chats and other forms of digital content. We provide a platform for recognized, global authorities to share their insights about Big Data. Smart Data Collective is a rich resource for executives who seek cutting-edge analysis of the accelerating growth of data in our interconnected world


TopSEOSThe independent authority on search vendors, topseos.com, evaluates and ranks the top internet marketing companies. Categories ranked by topseos include: search engine optimization, pay per click management, affiliate marketing, social media optimization, and many more.

Since 2002, topseos has been a trusted resource for businesses looking to launch or improve internet marketing campaigns. The pathfinder service allows topseos to work directly with you to help find companies that best fit your business needs. Why waste time searching through thousands of sites with false promises? Go straight to the authority, gain insight into the industry, and work with the best.


Visibility MagazineVisibility Magazine, founded in 2007, has become the guide to latest trends in internet marketing. Visibility conducts interviews with CEOs, shares opinions, reviews products, and provides a wealth of information about the movements in the industry. Additionally, Visibility will reach many fringe businesses that may have been contemplating entering or expanding their Internet marketing campaigns. Visibility is published quarterly and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, organic optimization, pay-per-click marketing, website analytics, affiliate marketing, and press release distribution. Visibility embodies high-quality content, good sense, superior taste, and the character of conscientious journalism.

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