March 17-18, 2014
San Francisco
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Analytics Workshops
Predictive Analytics World, March 16-21, 2014 in San Francisco

Sunday, March 16

R for Predictive Modeling: A Hands-On Introduction
Full-day: 9:00am - 4:30pm

  • This one-day session provides a hands-on introduction to R, the well-known open-source platform for data analysis.
  • Max KuhnMax Kuhn
    Director, Nonclinical Statistics

Sunday, March 16

The Big Picture on Big Data: Proven Methods You Need to Extract Big Value
Full-day: 9:00am - 4:30pm

  • This one day workshop reviews major big data success stories that have transformed businesses and created new markets.
  • Max KuhnMarc Smith
    Chief Social Scientist
    Connected Action Consulting Group

Wednesday, March 19

Modeling Methods: The Best and
the Worst of Predictive Analytics
Full-day: 9:00am - 4:30pm

  • The key inner workings of leading algorithms, case studies demonstrating their performance and comparison of merits.
  • John ElderDr. John Elder
    CEO and Founder
    Elder Research, Inc.

Wednesday, March 19

Supercharging Prediction:
Hands-On with Ensemble Models
Full-day: 9:00am - 4:30pm

  • This workshop dives into the key ensemble approaches including Bagging, Random Forests, and Stochastic Gradient Boosting.
  • John ElderDean Abbott
    Abbott Analytics, Inc.
    Sponsored by:

Wednesday, March 19

Making Text Mining Work: Practical Methods and Solutions
Full-day session: 9:00am - 4:30pm

  • The text mining solutions available now, the problems for which they are best suited and best practices in text mining.
  • Andrew FastAndrew Fast
    Chief Scientist
    Elder Research, Inc.

Thursday, March 20

Advanced Methods Hands-on: Predictive Modeling Techniques
Full-day: 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Dive in hands-on employing the key predictive analytics algorithms, and gain experience with leading software.
  • Kim LarsenDean Abbott
    Abbott Analytics
    Sponsored by:


Predictive Analytics Applied
An Online Introduction
Online 5 -hour training program on demand

  • New to predictive analytics? Take this online course instructed by the chair of PAW to ramp up before the conference. On-demand access at any time.
  • Eric SiegelEric Siegel Ph.D.
    Conference Chair
    Predictive Analytics World

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