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Agenda Overview – PAW for Government – September 12 - 13, 2011
DAY 1: Monday September 12, 2011
7:00am-8:00am Registration & Coffee
8:00am-8:10am Welcome
Isaiah Goodall, Director, Elder Research, Program Chair, PAW-Gov
The High ROI of Predictive Analytics for Innovative Government Agencies Multiple Case Studies: Treasury, SSA, DOD, DHS, and a Federal OIG
John F. Elder, CEO, Elder Research, Inc., and General Chair, PAW-Gov
9:10am-9:20am Sponsored Session:
Advanced Analytical Solutions in Government
Bailey Spencer, Senior Sales Manager, SAS Federal LLC
9:20am-9:50am Predictive Modeling to Detect Fraud at DFAS
Dean Abbott, President, Abbott Analytics
9:50am-10:30am Coffee Break
Sponsored by:
10:30am-11:20am IRS Predictive Analytics Panel
Patricia McGuire, Deputy Director, Research, Analysis, and Statistics, Internal Revenue Service
John Kam, Senior Analyst, Office of Research, Internal Revenue Service
Melissa Laine, Analyst, Office of Research, Analysis, and Statistics (RAS), Internal Revenue Service
11:20am-11:50am Curbing Crime with Predictive Analytics
Stephen Hollifield, Information Services Manager,
Richmond Police Department
11:50pm-12:15pm Moving Media Industry Workforce Analytics:
A Texas Case Study

Ginger Lowry, Senior Research Analyst, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
12:05pm-1:20pm Lunch
Sponsored by:
Fighting Waste, Fraud and Abuse with DATA

Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
2:10pm-2:20pm Sponsored Session:
Identifying and Predicting Attrition in Government - The Skill Set Gap
Tom Harris, World Wide Industry Solutions Leader, Government and Education, IBM Business Analytics
2:20pm-2:35pm Break
2:35pm-2:55pm Preparing Students for the Future of Analytics
Aric LaBarr, Teaching Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Analytics, N.C. State University
2:55pm-3:30pm Text Mining and Food Safety: Using Data to Proactively Protect the Nation's Food Supply
Jeremy Todd Reed, Chief, Analytical Design Branch,
Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA
3:30pm-4:00pm Coffee Break
Sponsored by:
4:00pm-4:30pm Big Data, Crowdsourcing and Innovation in Government: With Case Studies from NASA to the NSW Traffic Authority
Nicholas Gruen, Chairman, Kaggle
4:30pm-5:00pm Targeted Grant Outreach and Effective Grants Management through Predictive Analytics
David M. Buchanan, Deputy Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice
5:00pm-6:15pm Reception

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DAY 2: Tuesday September 13, 2011
7:00am-8:00am Registration & Coffee
Transparency and Analytics: Valuable Tools to Help Drive Accountability

Earl Devaney, Chairman, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
9:00am-9:10am Sponsored Session:
Advanced Analytics in Anomaly Detection and Electronic Discovery
Satish Lalchand, Senior Manager, Analytic and Forensic Technology Consulting
9:15am-9:35am US Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency's Crop Insurance Data Mining Program
Dr. Bertis Little, Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Tarleton State University
9:35am-10:00am Achieving Engineering Excellence through Text Mining at NASA
Delmar Foster, Senior Quality Systems & Data Mining Analyst, United Space Alliance
10:00am-10:30am Coffee Break
Sponsored by:
10:30am-11:15am Fighting the Good Fraud Fight:
USPS OIG Contract Fraud Detection

Antonia de Medinaceli, Director of Business Analytics and Fraud Detection, Elder Research, Inc.
Bryan Jones, Director, Data Mining Group, USPS OIG, Office of Investigations
11:15am-12:15pm Expert Panel
IBM deolitte SAS Statsoft BAH
Effectively Applying Predictive Analytics in the Government
Dr. John Brocklebank, Vice President, SAS Solutions OnDemand, SAS
Bill Haffey, Manager, Federal Solutions Architect Group, IBM
Dr. Thomas Hill, Vice President of Analytics, StatSoft, Inc.
Dr. Georges Korsun, Director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Dr. Juergen Klenk, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
12:15pm-1:20pm Lunch
Sponsored by:
1:20pm-2:20pm Keynote:
Pursuit Through Cyberspace Predictive Analytics
David Williams, Inspector General, USPS OIG
2:20pm-2:30pm Break
2:30pm-2:50pm Blame it on the Nerds: Using Predictive Analytics to Optimize Postal Facilities
Mohammad A. Adra, Assistant Inspector General, USPS OIG
2:50pm-3:15pm MORSA IVA: A Model for Fraud Prevention in
VAT Refunds in Mexico

Luis Beltrán Farias, Director, Risk Models Office, Mexican Tax Administration, Ministry of Finance, Mexico
3:15pm-3:45pm Coffee Break
Sponsored by:
Elder Research, Inc.
3:45pm-4:05pm First Order Approximation Methodology (FOAM): What to Do When You Have 2.5 Yottabytes of Data to Analyze
Dr. Aaron J. Ferguson, Technical Director, Cyber and Information Analytics Office, National Security Agency (NSA)
4:05pm-4:25pm Workforce Analytics: Predicting Retirement, Resignations, and More
Dave Vennergrund, Director of Business Analytics, Delta Solutions

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Post-Conference Workshop: Wednesday September 14, 2011
Full-day Workshop
The Best and the Worst of Predictive Analytics:
Predictive Modeling Methods and Common Data Mining Mistakes

John Elder, CEO, Elder Research, Inc., and General Chair, PAW Gov

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Post-Conference Workshop: Thursday September 15, 2011
Full-day Workshop
Hands-On Predictive Analytics with SAS Enterprise Miner
Dean Abbott, President, Abbott Analytics


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