April 3-4, 2016
San Francisco
Delivering on the promise of data science
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Analytics Workshops
Predictive Analytics World, April 3-7, 2016 in San Francisco

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

Sunday, April 3

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, April 3

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

Wednesday, April 6

Modeling Methods: The Best and
the Worst of Predictive Analytics
Full-day: 8:00am - 3:30pm

  • 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, April 6

Supercharging Prediction:
Hands-On with Ensemble Models
Full-day: 8:00am - 4:00pm

  • This workshop dives into the key ensemble approaches including Bagging, Random Forests, and Stochastic Gradient Boosting.
  • Dean AbbottDean Abbott
    Abbott Analytics, Inc.

Thursday, April 7

Advanced Methods Hands-on: Predictive Modeling Techniques
Full-day: 9:00am - 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 7

Uplift Models: Optimizing the Impact of Your Marketing
Full-day session: 9:00am - 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


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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