March 29- April 2, 2015
San Francisco
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Analytics Workshops
Predictive Analytics World, March 29-April 2, 2015 in San Francisco

All level tracks Workshops for All Levels
Workshops at the Expert/Practitioner Level

The following full-day workshops take place before and after the main two-day PAW conference program:

Sunday, March 29

Uplift Models: Optimizing the Impact of Your Marketing
Full-day session: 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • This workshop demonstrates how to build Net Lift Models that optimize the incremental impact of marketing campaigns, covering the pros and cons of various core analytical approaches.
  • Kim LarsenKim Larsen
    Director of Client Algorithms
    Stitch Fix

Sunday, March 29

R Bootcamp:
For Newcomers to R
Three hours: 5:30-8:30pm

  • Designed for newcomers to the language of R, "R Bootcamp" covers the R ecosystem and core elements of the language, so you attain the foundations for becoming an R user.
  • Max KuhnMax Kuhn
    Director, Nonclinical Statistics

Monday, March 30

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

Monday, March 30

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.
  • Marc SmithMarc Smith
    Chief Social Scientist
    Connected Action Consulting Group

Monday, March 30

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.
  • Dean AbbottDean Abbott
    Abbott Analytics
    Sponsored by:

Thursday, April 2

Modeling Methods: The Best and
the Worst of Predictive Analytics
Full-day: 8:00am - 3:00pm

  • 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.

Thursday, April 2

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.
  • Dean AbbottDean Abbott
    Abbott Analytics, Inc.
    Sponsored by:

Thursday, April 2

Text Analytics: From Getting Started to Successful Applications
Full-day: 9:00am - 4:30pm

  • This workshop covers all you need to know whether you just want to build a single application or you want to build a text analytics foundation for a complete range of applications.
  • Tom ReamyTom Reamy
    Program Chair Text Analytics World
    Chief Knowledge Architect
    KAPS Group. LLC


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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