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Government 2013 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Accenture Accenture Federal Services, based in Arlington, VA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, helps US federal agencies build the government of the future. Visit http://www.accenture.com/federal or @AccentureFed for information regarding Accenture Federal Services, including our perspectives on agency and cabinet challenges and experience delivering results.

Accenture helps government clients worldwide harness the power of analytics to improve processes and achieve better outcomes for citizens. We offer public sector analytics for agencies helping them improve analytical capabilities in the following areas:

  • Improper payments and fraud
  • Supply chain and logistics optimization
  • Asset monitoring and predictive maintenance
  • Identity theft and fraud
  • Threat detection and bio-surveillance
  • Finance and performance optimization
  • Human capital management
  • Procurement analytics
  • Business process outsourcing
  • Health analytics


Deloitte Federal Analytics
Deloitte Today's analytics tools give business leaders the ability to keep pace with the explosion of data underway today, harness that data to identify hidden insights, and push them out to a wider cross section of their agency. It can be used anywhere an agency has data—but that doesn't mean it should be. You have to know which questions you should be answering, not just the ones you could answer. We call those crunchy questions: Practical, detailed inquiries into tough business issues, designed to lay the groundwork for action.

That's where we excel. No other firm is as well positioned to help you combine a strategic vision for analytics with focused, ground-level action to deliver results everyone can see. Deloitte helps agencies identify their business analytics needs and spans all of Deloitte's functional businesses to address the continuum of opportunities in business intelligence, data management, statistics, change management, technology, automation, risk, and governance.


Elder Research Elder Research Inc. (ERI) is the US's leading consulting company in data mining, predictive analytics, and text mining. Founded in 1995, ERI has helped government agencies and Fortune Global 500® companies solve real-world problems by amplifying the productivity of their analysts. Drawing from experience in multiple industries, ERI brings cutting-edge technology into front-line practice to achieve high return on investment. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, ERI has a growing office in Washington, DC, and is pleased to have organized the conference program for Predictive Analytics World for Government.


Elder ResearchGnip is the world's largest and most trusted provider of social data, serving customers in a range of industries from social media monitoring and business intelligence to finance and government. Gnip's customers deliver social media analytics to over 95% of the Fortune 500. Gnip delivers more than 120 billion realtime social data activities each month, providing access to data from dozens of sources including Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, WordPress, GetGlue, Disqus and more. For more information, email info@gnip.com or visit www.gnip.com.



Silver Sponsors

SASSAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. We help government agencies gather consistent and reliable data from multiple sources and transform it from information into insights about their most critical issues. SAS' predictive capabilities allow leaders to deploy proactive strategies that mitigate risks and identify opportunities. Agencies can increase efficiencies and gain a more thorough understanding of their internal operations, constituents and suppliers.

SAS solutions have the power to:

  • Improve efficiency and maintain quality service for citizens.
  • Manage and obtain optimal value from large volumes of data.
  • Detect and predict cyber attacks on government networks.
  • Fight fraud, waste and abuse.
  • Enable greater transparency and accountability.

SAS is used at more than 65,000 sites worldwide, including 80 global government entities, the 15 US federal departments and all 50 US state governments. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know®.


StatSoft,IncStatSoft, Inc., founded in 1984, is one of the largest global producers of enterprise and desktop software for Predictive Analytics, Text/Data Mining, Quality Control, Web-based Analytics, and Business Decisioning. Our highly scalable STATISTICA Enterprise™ is preferred across a variety of industries in mission-critical applications wherever predictive modeling helps increase productivity, control risk, reduce waste, protect the environment, and streamline operations. StatSoft supportsSTATISTICA installations with training and consulting through 30 offices worldwide.


TeradataTeradata is the acknowledged global leader in data warehouse innovation and analytical solution development. Every day we raise our customers' intelligence to higher levels, making them more focused and competitive by gathering enterprise information and extracting actionable insight.

Teradata elevates enterprise intelligence by giving every decision maker the insight required for smarter, faster decisions. We add value and reveal opportunity across more dimensions than any competing solution.

In every industry and geography, our technologies and expertise make the difference. Simply put, Teradata solutions make companies smarter and give them the competitive advantage to win. To learn more, go to teradata.com



Bronze Sponsors

ActuateActuate – The BIRT Company

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by more than 2.5 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the ActuateOne® platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business and consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined — ensuring organizations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data and the proliferation of touch devices.

The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom, BIRT-based business analytics and customer communications applications. ActuateOne applications built with one BIRT design can access and integrate any data, including unstructured sources. They provide one user experience regardless of skill level and are supported by one platform for any cloud, hybrid, on-premise, web or touch device deployment.


FICOFICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics solutions 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, pharmaceutical companies 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™.


Information Builders Information Builders helps organizations transform data into organizational value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, meet mission objectives, and continue to reduce costs. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com and follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs.


JMP Pro JMP® Pro is statistical discovery software from SAS® with all the features of base JMP®, plus modern analytic techniques for data mining, bootstrapping, cross-validation, and predictive modeling. With JMP® Pro, users get the power of data visualization, exploration, statistical data analysis and data mining in an in-memory, desktop-based environment. When large data volumes are present, and users want to employ data mining methods or build predictive models that generalize well, JMP® Pro is the ideal product.


MicroStrategy Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company's mission is to provide the most flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly platforms for analytics, mobile, identity and loyalty, offered either on premises or in the cloud.

The MicroStrategy Analytics PlatformT enables leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout the enterprise. Our analytics platform delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share their insights anywhere, anytime. The MicroStrategy Mobile App PlatformT lets organizations rapidly build information-rich applications that combine multimedia, transactions, analytics, and custom workflows. The MicroStrategy Identity PlatformT provides organizations the ability to develop a secure mobile app for identity and credentials. The MicroStrategy Loyalty PlatformT is a next-generation, mobile customer loyalty and engagement solution. To learn more about MicroStrategy, visit www.microstrategy.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Rogue Wave Software, IncRogue Wave Software, Inc. is the largest independent provider of cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for the next generation of HPC applications. Rogue Wave marries High Performance Computing with High Productivity Computing to enable developers to harness the power of parallel applications and multicore computing. Rogue Wave products reduce the complexity of prototyping, developing, debugging, and optimizing multi-processor and data-intensive applications. Rogue Wave's IMSL® Numerical Libraries are a robust and portable collection of embeddable math and statistical functions available in native C, C++, C#, Fortran, and Java™. The IMSL Numerical Libraries provide sophisticated analytics in high-performance, mission-critical applications. With IMSL, businesses and organizations reduce development time, realize a lower total cost of ownership, and improve quality and maintainability. Rogue Wave customers are industry leaders in the Global 2000, ISVs, OEMs, government laboratories and research institutions that leverage computationally-complex and data-intensive applications to enable innovation and outperform competitors.


TopsyTopsy is the premier social analytics platform for real-time discovery and marketing. By giving customers the power to explore any question or topic using the world's largest index of real-time public social data, Topsy helps to uncover unexpected insights and answer critical questions.

Many of the largest global brands, advertising agencies, media organizations, and technology companies use Topsy as their day-to-day social dashboard. Topsy gives them instant, meaningful insights into a wide variety of questions—everything from spotting emerging trends and surfacing real-time marketing opportunities to optimizing social presence during live events. And because Topsy's index of social data extends back several years, organizations can also use it to analyze long-term trends and understand how conversations have changed over time.


TopsyUnisys is a leader in designing, delivering and managing mission critical IT hardware, software and services for market-leading organizations worldwide. Through these products and services, we deliver a safer, more secure, connected world, and we help our clients address the challenges and opportunities of cloud, social computing, mobility, cybersecurity and big data. Together with EMC, we bring a tailored solution to help our customers address their unique Big Data challenges. EMC's Isilon scale-out NAS storage provides a powerful, simple, efficient way to consolidate and manage enterprise data and applications. Clients rely on Unisys and EMC to increase efficiency and utilization of data centers, modernize their applications, protect their vital information and empower their end-users. We apply domain expertise and deliver solutions for the public sector, financial services, transportation, telecommunications, life sciences and retail sectors. For more information about our joint Big Data offerings visit www. unisys.com/enterprise-ready-analytics



Association Partner

INFORMS The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for those in the fields of operations research (O.R.), management science, and business analytics. INFORMS serves the professional needs of Operations Researchers and Analytics Professionals including educators, scientists, students, managers, analysts, and consultants with such products and services as certification, education, conferences, publications, and networking. Plan to sit for the next CAP™ exam and attend INFORMS next Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, March 30 - April 1, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts.



Media Partners

Certified Analytics ProfessionalCertified Analytics Professional (CAP™) is the new 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. Be among the first to earn the prestigious CAP™ designation. Exams are scheduled for McLean, Virginia, on July 13; Seattle, Washington, on August 3; at Predictive Analytics World – Boston on October 3, and Minneapolis, MN on October 5. Predictive Analytics World is a supporter of INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP™) program.


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.



Federal News RadioFederal News Radio broadcasts on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The station is a primary outlet for federal managers and contractors seeking news and information about the business of the federal government. Its website, FederalNewsRadio.com, features local and national federal news, original content, blogs and audio archives of all its programming. Federal News Radio and its sister station WTOP are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.


FierceBigDataFierceBigData gives you tips, tricks, and case studies on how organizations like yours are harnessing the explosion of data that has come along with advances in technologies like business intelligence, analytics, mobility, open source software and cloud computing. Subscribe to FierceBigData's twice-weekly email newsletter to stay up-to-date on data management and analytics, data architecture, information management, data modeling, and more.


FierceGovernmentITFierceGovernmentIT tracks the latest technological developments in the U.S. government. Federal employees and IT executives rely on our website and free email newsletter for news on cybersecurity, defense IT, network communication systems, open government and other IT advances implemented by government agencies.


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