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Elder ResearchElder Research is a recognized industry leader in the science, practice, and technology of advanced analytics with vast experience in data transformation and model construction. Founded in 1995 by Dr. John Elder, Elder Research has helped government agencies and Fortune Global 500 companies solve real-world problems in diverse industry segments.

Our goal is to transform data, domain knowledge, and algorithmic innovations into world-class analytic solutions. When we combine the business domain expertise of our clients with our deep understanding of advanced analytics, we create a team that can extract actionable value from the data.

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DellDell's big data, advanced analytics and IoT portfolio offers you endless possibilities to innovate your enterprise. Whether it's uncovering the genetic basis of a disease, predicting natural disasters, reducing risk or better understanding your customers' desires, Dell is enabling organizations large and small to transform their business in new and exciting ways. By embedding analytics everywhere and empowering a wider community, you'll accelerate innovation and transform your business to become data driven.

EsriEsri's geographic Information system (GIS) technology has given clients the power to think and plan geographically for over 45 years. Used today in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide, GIS helps cities, governments, universities, and Fortune 500 companies save money, lives, and our environment. GIS helps you understand and question data in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. So whether you are transporting ethanol or studying landslides, you can use GIS to solve problems and make better decisions, because a GIS enables you to look at your valuable data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

InfogroupInfogroup ( serves government agencies with our U.S. business and residential databases. Contact us: [email protected] The Infogroup business database (44 million U.S. business locations and employers) is a complete business database. Database elements include: Company name, executive name(s), gender, titles, employee size, sales volume, NAICS Code(s), business descriptions, corporate linkage, and GIS coordinates.

The Infogroup household database (125 million U.S. households; 254 million U.S. residents) is compiled from telephone directories, auto registrations, new births, Census data, and real estate transactions. It is a current database of U.S. residences. Data elements include age, income, ethnicity, home value, dwelling type, and GIS coordinates.

MarkLogic For over a decade, organizations around the world have come to rely on MarkLogic to power their innovative information applications. As the world's experts at integrating data from silos, MarkLogic's operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database platform empowers our customers to build next generation applications on a unified, 360-degree view of their data. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, MarkLogic has offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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Mathematica Policy ResearchAs a national leader in policy research, Mathematica Policy Research leverages our extensive knowledge of policy and programs to design and implement analytics solutions that maximize the power of data to answer today's most challenging questions. Our solutions are built on high quality data, supported by deep understanding of public programs and policies, and customized for your organizational goals and needs. Our data scientists and program integrity experts inform policy and program development decisions through sophisticated data management, data analytics, data mining, and predictive models. We are driven by a commitment to quality, objectivity, and collaboration in support of improving public well-being. These values permeate our full range of services, including advanced analytics, program integrity, program evaluation and policy research, survey design and data collection, research assessment and interpretation, and program performance/data management. To learn more about our analytic capabilities, visit our website.

MinitabStatisticians and non-statisticians alike have been using Minitab to analyze their data for more than 40 years. If you need more statistical horsepower than Excel but not as much as SAS and R, then Minitab is for you. This statistical software package provides powerful tools such as regression, time series, control charts and multivariate analysis within a user-friendly interface. Whether you need to create some basic graphs or run a rigorous statistical analysis, using Minitab is easy. And if you have a question about how to run a particular analysis, just pick up the phone and call technical support. This outstanding service is free and is staffed with individuals who all have degrees in statistics. See why 9 out of 10 Fortune 100 companies choose Minitab to turn data into insight. Learn more at or visit us at booth 410.

Penn State World U.S. News and World Report again awarded top rankings to Penn State’s online graduate programs in business, engineering, IT, and education. It validates our expertise of 100+ years of distance education and 15+ years of excellent online instruction by world-renowned faculty. Our programs are accredited through the Middle States Association Colleges and Schools; many have additional accreditations.

Penn State World Campus offers more than 100 career-focused degree and certificate programs with diplomas and transcripts identical to those earned by our students on campus. Our mission is to ensure that you have access to a quality academic experience, anywhere, anytime.

Pyramid Analytics Pyramid Analytics is a recognized innovator for Healthcare business analytics. From Day One, we have focused on helping everyone within the organization extend the reach and impact of analytics. Pyramid Analytics BI Office makes it possible to easily consume EPIC data. Using views and dashboards BI Office makes it convenient to look at the hospital activity for a system of hospitals as one entity without needing to assemble the individual pieces each time. An organization can build rules and definitions that can be reused in a governed, self-service analytics environment. Finally, we are proud to be rated #1 in the field by leading BI analysts and end users. We have engaged with hundreds of industry-leading companies to take them from data blind to data driven, empowering more than 1M decision makers to steer their business forward.

TransUnion Government TransUnion Government Information Solutions help federal, state and local agencies make smarter decisions. TransUnion goes beyond credit data to offer the insights that government professionals need to make informed decisions and ensure citizen safety, manage compliance and boost services for the constituents they serve. Whether your organization provides benefit services, protects public safety or collects tax revenue, TransUnion can provide the information you need to operate more confidently, securely and efficiently while controlling costs.

At TransUnion, we understand that unique data, coupled with the right analytics, can help the government achieve astonishing results for mission-critical requirements. TransUnion can help ensure compliance and program integrity and proactively address continuous evaluation and insider threats by leveraging its public and proprietary data sources. To learn more about how our Government Information Solutions can help your agency, visit

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Data Community DCData Community DC is a collection of Meetup groups connecting and promoting the work of data professionals in the DC area. Please check our website for events and job opportunities.

The Data IncubatorThe Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares the best scientists and engineers with advanced degrees to work as data scientists and quants. It identifies Fellows who already have the 90% difficult-to-learn skills and equips them with the last 10%: the tools and technology stack that make them self-sufficient, productive contributors. The program is free for Fellows. Employers only pay a tuition fee if they successfully hire. Fellows have the option to participate in the program either in person in NYC, Washington DC, San Francisco, or Bay Area.

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 on, the official Job Site for the Data Science Central Community.  For more information please contact [email protected].

KDNuggetsKDnuggets, a leading site for Analytics, Big Data, Data Science, and Data Mining.

Predictive Analytics TodayThe Predictive Analytics Times has become the destination for the constantly evolving Predictive Analytics community.

This site is the predictive analytics professionals' premier resource, delivering timely, relevant industry-leading content: articles, videos, events, white papers, and community. The only full-scale content portal devoted exclusively to predictive analytics and its commercial deployment, the Predictive Analytics Times has become a standard must-read. is the leading provider of online education in statistics, analytics, data mining, text mining, forecasting, analytics programming in R, Python and Hadoop, biostatistics, spatial analytics, operations research and more. 100 courses, fully online, each consisting of 4 weekly lessons. No need to be online at specific times. Led by leading experts and authorities. Practical exercises with rapid feedback. Data science courses and introductory statistics carry the American Council on Education (ACE CREDIT) approval for academic credit recommendation, and INFORMS recognition. Certificate programs plus bachelors degree. Where practicing and aspiring analytics professionals turn to learn what they need to know.

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