February 18-19, 2009
San Francisco
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PAW San Francisco - 2009

The inaugural Predictive Analytics World, February 18-19 2009, was an acclaimed success, with over 200 attendees from 13 countries witnessing case studies from over 20 named companies that represent 11 industries. Excitement and buzz ran high as participants learned how to improve efficiency and optimize across more than 10 business applications of predictive analytics.

The Top Experts

PAW's February 2009 program was packed with the top predictive analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders, including keynote speakers:

Usama Fayyad, Ph.D.
Open Insights

New Challenges in Predictive Analytics

Andreas S. Weigend, Ph.D.
Former Chief Scientist

The Unrealized Predictive Power of Data

Eric Siegel, Ph.D.
Conference Chair
Predictive Analytics World

Five Ways to Lower Costs with Predictive Analytics

Case Studies: How the Leading Enterprises Do It

Predictive Analytics World focuses on concrete examples of deployed predictive analytics. Hear from the horse's mouth precisely how Fortune 500 analytics competitors and other top practitioners deploy predictive modeling, and what kind of business impact it delivers.

This inaugural event included over 20 speakers with case studies from leading enterprises such as:

  • Acxiom
  • Aflac
  • Amazon.com
  • Charles Schwab
  • The National Rifle Association
  • Pinnacol Assurance
  • Reed Elsevier
  • Sun Microsystems
  • TaxBrain
  • Telenor
  • Wells Fargo
  • Yahoo!
  • plus special examples from Anheuser-Busch, Disney, HSBC, Pfizer, Social Security Administration, WestWind Foundation and others.

and attendees heard the number one Netflix Prize competitor and winner of the 2008 Netflix Progress Prize reveal their secret sauce.

Cross-Industry Applications

Predictive Analytics World is the only conference of its kind, delivering vendor-neutral sessions across verticals such as banking, financial services, e-commerce, entertainment, healthcare, high technology, insurance, non-profits, publishing, and retail.

And PAW covers the gamut of commercial applications of predictive analytics, including response modeling, customer retention with churn modeling, product recommendations, online marketing optimization, behavior-based advertising, email targeting, insurance pricing and credit scoring.

Why bring together such a wide range of endeavors? No matter how you use predictive analytics, the story is the same: Predictively scoring customers optimizes business performance. Predictive analytics initiatives across industries leverage the same core predictive modeling technology, share similar project overhead and data requirements, and face common process challenges and analytical hurdles.

People Who Need People


  • Meet the vendors and learn about their solutions, software and services
  • Discover the best predictive analytics vendors available to serve your needs
  • Learn what they do and see how they compare.


  • Mingle, network and hang out with your best and brightest colleagues
  • Exchange experiences over lunch, breaks and the conference reception, connecting with those professionals who face the same challenges as you.

Get Started

If you're new to predictive analytics, kicking off a new initiative, or exploring new ways to position it at your organization, there's no better place to get your bearings than Predictive Analytics World. See what other companies are doing, witness vendor demos, participate in discussions with the experts, network with your colleagues and weigh your options!

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2009 Sponsors

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Applied Forecasting
CustomerThink Corp.
©2009 Predictive Analytics World
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