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Mu SigmaMu Sigma is a category defining Decision Sciences and Big Data analytics company helping enterprises institutionalize data-driven decision making. Mu Sigma's unique interdisciplinary approach and cross-industry learning drive innovation in solving high-impact business problems across marketing, risk and supply chain. With over 3000 decision scientists and experience across 10 industry verticals, Mu Sigma has been consistently validated as the preferred Decision Sciences and analytics partner. Mu Sigma provides an integrated decision support ecosystem of products, services and cross-industry best practice processes transforming the way decisions are enabled in enterprises for more than 125 Fortune 500 clients. For more details, visit:

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blueoceanblueocean market intelligence is a global analytics and insights provider that helps corporations realize a 360-degree view of their customers through data integration and a multi-disciplinary approach that enables sound, data-driven business decisions. Since we live in a highly dynamic and multi-dimensional world, we believe the most effective business decisions come from a synthesis of data streams and not from one-dimensional sources. Using our 360 Discovery approach, we ensure the comprehensive use of all available structured and unstructured data sources, enabling us to bring the best to bear against each engagement. Strong decision support is enabled through a combination of analytics, domain expertise, engineering and visualization skills brought together in harmony. Leading companies have benefited from our partnership with financial growth, 360 views of their markets and competition, and improved customer acquisition, satisfaction and retention.

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KPMGKPMG Forensic helps organizations in their efforts to achieve the highest level of integrity and to manage the cost and risk of litigation, investigations, and regulatory enforcement actions by assisting with the prevention, detection and response to fraud, waste, abuse and other forms of misconduct: the avoidance and resolution of disputes: and the collection, discovery and analysis of electronically stored information.

Bronze Sponsors

0xdataH2O is an extensible statistical and machine learning platform for math on BigData. H2O gives approximate results at each stage of computation for Adhoc analytics and Data Munging at scale via familiar R-like workflows. It is easy to install into the hadoop and R environments & integrates via JSON into business applications. 0xdata makes H2O.

PerformanceG2PerformanceG2, Inc. is a performance management consultancy that specializes in helping organizations maximize return on IT and performance management, business intelligence and predictive analytics investments. Our team of expert consultants and award-winning trainers possess a valuable combination of technical expertise, business acumen and extensive experience, in order to understand and meet our clients' goals. For more information about PerformanceG2's services, software and solutions, visit, call 877.742.4276 or email us at [email protected].

PredixionPredixion was founded on the belief that predictive analytics has the power to create a smarter, safer and healthier world – and access to that power should not be limited. To that end, Predixion developed a self-service predictive analytics platform that is designed for the business analyst, but is powerful and flexible enough for data scientists, and focused on the Last Mile of Analytics™ -- deploying powerful predictions directly to the people who need them.

Tiger AnalyticsTiger Analytics is a boutique consulting company focusing on data analytics and predictive modeling in areas such as retail, CPG, transportation, telecom, healthcare, social media, and online advertising. Through our understanding of businesses, coupled with expertise in advanced quantitative frameworks and state-of-the-art technologies, we help our clients take decisions in a scientific manner. We are a strong team of data scientists and business consultants with in-depth knowledge and experience in solving data related problems.

Tiger Analytics is headquartered in San Jose, California with additional offices in Raleigh, NC and Chennai, India.

For more information visit or email [email protected]

University of California, Irvine ExtensionUniversity 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 five required and three online elective courses. For more information, please visit


4i4i's forward-looking approach helps clients uncover future growth opportunities, size future demand, and develop successful growth strategies to succeed in tomorrow's marketplace. Their foresight analytics have been proven over time to deliver consistently accurate results that help clients realize unparalleled growth opportunities. For more information on 4i, please visit

4iStatSoft, now a part of Dell Software's acquisition of StatSoft, a leading provider of advanced analytics solutions, bolsters its growing portfolio of information management solutions, while further enhancing the company's open approach to data management. StatSoft was recently named as a "Challenger" by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant™ for Advanced Analytics Platforms. StatSoft's STATISTICA platform combines comprehensive statistical analysis with advanced analytics to help organizations better understand their businesses, predict change, increase agility, and control critical systems. StatSoft adds advanced analytics to Dell's robust set of software capabilities that includes database management and optimization, application and data integration, and big data analytics, all underpinned by Dell's myriad software, storage, server and services offerings and industry relationships

Association Partners

IIAThe 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

Media Partners features the leading digital marketing agencies in the industry. The web property serves as a definitive buyers guide to CEOs, Marketing Directors, and professionals looking to hire the best agencies around the world. The website enables buyers to search for the best agencies by industry specialty (i.e. Legal, Healthcare, etc.), regional location (i.e. Dallas, Miami, etc.), or enterprise related services (i.e. Enterprise SEO, Enterprise PPC, Enterprise Web Design, etc.).

Certified Analytics ProfessionalCertified Analytics Professional (CAP®) is the highly successful vendor-, industry-, and software-neutral analytics certification offered by INFORMS, the world's largest professional association devoted to analytics. It is based on a rigorous analytics job task analysis and allows recipients to advance their careers by setting themselves apart from the competition and on a clear pathway of continuing professional development. Be among the first to earn the prestigious CAP® designation. Exam will be administered at PAW-Chicago. The first CAP Study Guide is now available. Exams are also now conveniently available throughout the world at hundreds of computer-based testing centers.

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 (DSC) is the online resource for Big Data Practitioners / Data Scientists. Featuring news, commentary, and social networking, DSC covers analytics, visualization, integration, BI, tools and trends, and also provides an outlet for career opportunities including talent sourcing. For general questions or comments and advertising opportunities please email: [email protected].

FierceBigDataMore than 12,000 IT professionals and business executives read FierceBigData to keep up with the latest news on harnessing large amounts of data to make their organizations more efficient and enable better business decisions. By subscribing to FierceBigData, you'll stay up-to-date on Data Management and Analytics, Data Architecture, and more.

icrunchdataicrunchdata – the leading media platform for Jobs, News, Trends and Knowledge in Big Data, Analytics, Statistics and Technology. Job Posting Media Solutions include Job Posting Credits, Unlimited Job Package, Unlimited Resume Access and Unlimited Resume Agents. Check out icrunchdata blog for news and updates. Join the movement…we're glad you found us!

informsThe Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for analytics, operations research (O.R.), and the management sciences. INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of Analytics Professionals and Operations Researchers. Plan to apply for the industry's first Certified Analytics Professional exam at and put CAPTM after your name.

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

Smart Data CollectiveSmart Data Collective, an online community moderated by Social Media Today, provides enterprise leaders access to the latest trends in Business Intelligence and Data Management. Our innovative model serves as a platform for recognized, global experts to share their insights through peer contributions, custom content publishing and alignment with industry leaders. SmartData Collective is a key resource for executives who need to make informed data management decisions.

TopSEOSThe independent authority on search vendors,, 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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