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IBMAbout IBM Business Analytics
IBM Business Analytics software delivers complete, consistent and accurate information that decision-makers trust to improve business performance. A comprehensive portfolio of business intelligence, predictive analytics, financial performance and strategy management, and analytic applications provides clear, immediate and actionable insights into current performance and the ability to predict future outcomes. Combined with rich industry solutions, proven practices and professional services, organizations of every size can drive the highest productivity, confidently automate decisions and deliver better results.

As part of this portfolio, IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics software helps organizations predict future events and proactively act upon that insight to drive better business outcomes. Commercial, government and academic customers worldwide rely on IBM SPSS technology as a competitive advantage in attracting, retaining and growing customers, while reducing fraud and mitigating risk. By incorporating IBM SPSS software into their daily operations, organizations become predictive enterprises – able to direct and automate decisions to meet business goals and achieve measurable competitive advantage. For more information, visit

IBMMarkets are changing, and the complexity and volume of data is growing exponentially faster. More transparent decisions, timelier actions, better resource utilization and continuous learning are vital to value creation. When faced with the need to do more with less, how do you effectively derive insights from the deluge of big data?

The leader in business analytics software and services, SAS empowers organizations to make better decisions with the data they already have. SAS helps you focus on what matters now and what will happen in the future so that you can deploy results where and when they're needed. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.

With SAS® Analytics software you can:

  • Interactively visualize, explore and communicate data discoveries.
  • Transform structured and unstructured data into fact-based insights for better decisions.
  • Share and deploy compelling insights to take timely actions.
  • Monitor results and facilitate continuous refinement of your analytic models.

SAS Power Live! is designed to address your most challenging organizational issues and identify novel ways to gain competitive advantage using analytics.Your ideas, opinions and perspectives will collide and commingle with those of your peers, captured on our storyboards in a dynamic mix of graphics and text.

What's different about SAS Power Live! is the highly interactive format and focus on your analytics questions. This highly participatory experience is collaborative innovation at its best, focusing on analytic solutions that are important to you – not just passive listening and panel discussions. Attendees learn by doing, and everyone leaves with a physical "next steps" plan for improving their outcomes with analytics.

Visit the SAS® Publishing area at the SAS Booth to learn:

  • How our analytics resources can help you.
  • How to publish a book through SAS.
  • How to save 20% on conference book orders.

We have knowledge and resources for every user. Enjoy the conference!

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DeloitteAbout Deloitte's Analytics Approach
An organisation's data is full of potential. Stored throughout the business, it has a wealth of possibilities. Leading businesses recognise that a better understanding of data (particularly as a predictor of the future or as an identifier of existing issues) can create new opportunities and make a significant difference to managing performance. Analytics is, in our opinion, the natural evolution of business intelligence processes, tools and technologies. While business intelligence focuses on historical analysis, analytics builds upon this set of technologies and techniques to re-focus on the future; helping predict future trends, opportunities and threats.

Deloitte's deep industry expertise and advanced analytics capability can help decision-makers to maximise the value of their data. By looking at an organisation from the inside out we can turn everyday information into useful and actionable insights. Deloitte is one of the world's leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 140 countries, we bring world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Our 170,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.


ForeSeeResultsForeSee -
As a pioneer in customer experience analytics, ForeSee continuously measures satisfaction across customer touch points and delivers critical insights on where to prioritize improvements for maximum impact. Because ForeSee's superior technology and proven methodology connect the customer experience to the bottom line, executives and managers are able to drive future success by confidently optimizing the efforts that will achieve business and brand objectives. The result is better business for companies and a better experience for consumers. Visit us at for customer experience solutions and original research.

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AcxiomAcxiom is a recognized leader in marketing services and technology that enable marketers to successfully manage audiences, personalize consumer experiences and create profitable customer relationships. Our superior industry-focused, consultative approach combines consumer data and analytics, databases, data integration and consulting solutions for personalized multichannel marketing strategies. Acxiom leverages over 40 years of experience in data management to deliver high performance, highly secure, reliable information management services. The skills and dedication of our employees transformed Acxiom from a small data processing company into a market leader. Founded in 1969, Acxiom is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, and serves clients around the world from locations in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South America. For more information about Acxiom, visit

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Mu SigmaMu Sigma is a leading provider of decision sciences and analytics services, helping companies institutionalize data-driven decision making.

Mu Sigma works with market-leading companies across multiple verticals, solving high impact business problems in the areas of Marketing, Supply Chain and Risk Analytics. With over 50 Fortune 500 clients and about 1300 analytics professionals, Mu Sigma has disrupted the analytics industry by integrating the disciplines of business, math, and technology in a sustainable global delivery model. Further, analytical assets developed by Mu Sigma's innovation and development team ensure a competitive edge to clients. Mu Sigma is head-quartered in Chicago with its main delivery center in Bangalore, India and is arguably the world's largest pure-play decision sciences and analytics services company.

Mu SigmaTeradata is the world's largest company focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and business applications. Our powerful solutions portfolio and database are the foundation on which we've built our leadership position in business intelligence and are designed to address any business or technology need for companies of all sizes. Only Teradata gives you the ability to integrate your organization's data, optimize your business processes, and accelerate new insights like never before. The power unleashed from your data brings confidence to your organization and inspires leaders to think boldly and act decisively for the best decisions possible. Learn more at

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Revolution Analytics Revolution Analytics delivers advanced analytics software at half the cost of existing solutions. The company brings high performance, productivity, and enterprise readiness to open source R, the most powerful statistics software in the world.

To equip R for the demands and requirements the modern data-driven business, Revolution Analytics builds on open source R with innovations in big data analysis, integration and user experience. Leading organizations including Merck, Bank of America and Mu Sigma rely on Revolution R Enterprise for their data analysis, development and mission-critical production needs.

Revolution Analytics is committed to fostering the growth of the R community, and offers free licenses of Revolution R Enterprise to academia. Revolution Analytics is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. and backed by North Bridge Venture Partners and Intel Capital.

SAP SAP is the world's leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 105,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol "SAP." For more information, visit

StatSoft,Inc StatSoft, Inc., founded in 1984, is one of the largest producers of enterprise and desktop software for Data Analysis, Data Mining, Quality Improvement, and Web-enabled Analytics. Its products are used worldwide at most major corporations, universities, and government agencies and are supported with training and consulting services by 29 offices on all continents. STATISTICA Enterprise is a highly scalable, web-enabled platform, used by a variety of industries in mission-critical applications wherever predictive modeling helps increase productivity and profitability. The StatSoft platform has enjoyed unprecedented record of recognition from end-users (also, winning all major independent surveys of users) and reviewers for more than two decades. These independent ratings show that while easier to use and more cost-effective than its competitors, the StatSoft analytics platform offers unmatched performance, scalability, uncompromising attention to detail and overall quality, which ensures success for its users.

Sybase, SAP company Sybase, an SAP company, is an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. We are recognized globally as a performance leader, proven in most data-intensive industries and across all major systems, networks and devices. Sybase IQ with PlexQ technology redefines enterprise-wide business analytics with a shared everything architecture that easily supports multiple styles of complex analytics involving massive data sets by many concurrent users and workflows. Unlike shared nothing MPP solutions, a PlexQ grid dynamically manages analytics workloads across an easily expandable number of computing resources dedicated to different groups and processes, making it simpler and more cost-effective to support growing volumes of data both structured and unstructured including documents, email, Web content, images, audio, video and other data formats in expanding user communities. For more information: Read Sybase blogs: Follow us on Twitter at @Sybase.

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FICOFICO delivers superior predictive analytics solutions that drive smarter decisions. The company's groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO® Score, along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy.

Leading organizations worldwide rely on our business rules management, predictive analytics and optimization software solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits, and meet regulatory and competitive demands. Learn more at

ForioForio offers Simulate™ help you rapidly share your models and simulations online. The drag-and-drop online tool lets you create simulations, data visualization, interactive case studies and online "analytics apps."

Simulations are typically geared toward medium- and long-term strategic and operational issues facing large organizations.

Forio builds custom simulations and sells simulation development software to businesses, universities and government agencies around the world.

Fuzzy LogixFuzzy Logix pioneered in-database analytics and leads the market with the most comprehensive high-performing library of in-database analytic functions available.

With support for many databases including IBM (Netezza & Informix), Teradata (Aster Data), SQL Server, MySQL, SAP/Sybase IQ and ParAccel, and strategic partnerships with IBM, Sybase (SAP), and Quest software, and with many Fortune 1000 customers, Fuzzy Logix has become the standard for in-database analytics in the market.

Our GPU Appliance, TANAY, makes accessing the power of GPU technology easy and includes a library of over 300 functions that can be invoked from DLLs or Shared Objects.

In addition to our products, we offer a full set of consulting services for customers who need help in adopting analytics.

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Opera SolutionsOpera Solutions is a Big Data analytics solutions company and one of the world's premier centers of machine learning, with 180 data scientists from 20+ disciplines among our 650+ employees. We combine advanced predictive analytics, machine learning science, and deep domain expertise to create and provide ongoing delivery of solutions that drive productivity and profitability improvement for global top-tier companies. Opera builds and delivers solutions through its advanced Big Data analytics and processing platform, VektorTM. The company serves a range of industries and functional areas, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Government, Supply Chain, Marketing, Retail, Media/Entertainment, and Travel/Lodging.

Pervasive Software Pervasive Software products deliver extreme performance and extreme economics for big data analytics and integration. With options for on-premises and cloud-based deployment, our data mining software and dataflow engine represent the new software platform for data-intensive analytics and preparation applications spanning claims processing, risk analysis, fraud detection, data mining, predictive analytics, sales optimization and marketing analytics. Pervasive products have a proven track record of delivering value to tens of thousands of customers worldwide, often embedded within partners' software, with breakthrough performance, flexibility, reliability and return on investment. For additional information, please go to

PROS (NYSE: PRO) PROS (NYSE: PRO) is the world leader in profitability management and optimization software solutions. With our software your company can increase revenues, market share, and profitability by removing uncertainty from complex pricing processes and decisions.

Our market-leading, science-based software provides you the ability to precisely and efficiently analyze, optimize, and execute prices to meet your strategic financial objectives. PROS is known for delivering rapid and significant value to our customers, with ROI that increases over time, and low total cost of ownership.

Founded in 1985, PROS has implemented more profitability management and optimization solutions than any other market provider. We draw from decades of experience and an ongoing investment in R&D to deliver the world's top pricing software solutions across a diverse set of industries. PROS operates globally, with world headquarters in Houston, Texas and European headquarters in London, UK.

Salford Systems Salford Systems is an award-winning analytics software development and consulting company with a proven record of technical and practical excellence. We offer a highly accurate, ultra-fast predictive analytics and data mining platform for developing models from databases of any size, complexity, or organization. Our technologies span classification, regression, missing value analysis, and clustering/segmentation. Core components of our Salford Predictive Modeler™ (SPM) platform include CART(r), MARS(r), TreeNet(r) and RandomForests(r). Our automation accelerates the process of model building by conducting substantial portions of the model exploration and refinement process for the analyst. While the analyst is always in full control, we optionally anticipate the analyst's next best steps and package a complete set of results from alternative modeling strategies for easy review. Applications span fraud detection, credit scoring, market research segmentation, direct marketing, drug discovery and risk management. Industries using Salford Systems products and services include banking, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, and education.

TIBCO SpotfireTIBCO Spotfire products offer a visual and interactive experience that helps professionals quickly discover new and actionable insights in information. Distinguished by its speed to insight and adaptability to specific business challenges, Spotfire rapidly reveals unseen threats and new opportunities, creating significant economic value. Spotfire customers include industry leaders among the Global 2000 that have deployed Spotfire analytics to gain an information advantage over their competitors. The TIBCO Spotfire product family includes S+ and Miner. Spotfire Miner intuitive drag-and-drop user interface enables users to rapidly develop sophisticated data mining and predictive models without complicated scripts or programming languages. Users can quickly create visual workflow diagrams by selecting icons representing every stage of the data analysis process, from import through data cleaning, manipulation, and transformation. New analytic methods can be developed using Spotfire S+ and applications can be deployed and automated using Spotfire S+ Server.

Newcomer Sponsors

Boire Filler GroupBFG specializes in Predictive Analytics, Data Management, Business Intelligence Reporting, and Customer Value Management. Over the past 13 years, BFG has worked with a diverse client base of large multi-nationals and local companies to deliver data insights that drive more profitable business strategies. As one of the premiere Marketing Analytics/Data Management consulting firms in Canada, BFG has a proven track record in designing and implementing successful data-based marketing applications.

BFG is a service-oriented organization, committed to providing solutions that meet business needs. While technology is an important tool in achieving this goal, it is viewed as a means to solving problems for our customers. We take a pragmatic approach to developing and implementing segmentation and targeting tools. In the short-term, we know how to get the most out of your current/available data and information environment. We can also show you the path to developing more sophisticated and robust solutions over the longer term.

Working with BFG guarantees that you receive comprehensive customer knowledge-based solutions:

  • Insight – development and implementation of data-driven solutions that are actionable, helping you to better understand your existing and potential customer s and the impact of your marketing activities
  • Action – expertise that will bridge the gap between complex database and modeling techniques and your need to build more effective marketing/business solutions
  • Results – delivering the measurement, segmentation, advanced analytics and data modeling expertise to help you achieve your corporate marketing objectives.

InfoCentricityInfoCentricity® is an analytic solutions company that helps you easily discover and leverage key insights hidden in your data.

Built with an integrated modular structure, our Xeno® product line accommodates all levels of analytic sophistication and all types of data to support the needs of a wide range of industries, including:

  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Direct mail/catalog
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities
  • E-commerce

We also offer a full range of consulting services from predictive modeling and customer strategy development to complete analytical outsourcing. Our collaborative approach and our dedication to complete knowledge transfer set us apart from other analytic services firms. We use our expertise to build or strengthen your own analytic capabilities.

Whatever your industry or your analytic needs, our products and services put the power of predictive analytics at your fingertips so you can rapidly extract and apply valuable insights from your data. The end result: timely and profitable decisions.

Inside SalesThe world's leading sales communication platform for inside sales professionals,, provides sales automation, predictive contact, immediate and persistent response technologies that dramatically increases sales and marketing productivity.

The leading SaaS platform also integrates with and has been in the top 20 AppExchange vendors for over 4 years.

New "Predictive 2.0" technology by drives the PowerDialer, LocalPresenceTM, Click-to-Call, and Electronic Labor Force (ELF) sales automation modules.

In addition to intelligent sales technology, conducts landmark research in conjunction with major universities and has been published in The Harvard Business Review and Inc. Magazine Online.

Their patented ResponseAuditTM measures corporate web response practices with sales teams to pinpoint failures in sales processes, personnel, and technologies. offers consulting packages for Fortune 5000 companies using predictive analytics to pinpoint optimal sales and marketing response and lead contacting practices to increase overall sales and marketing results by as much as 700%.


KXENKXEN is revolutionizing the way companies use predictive analytics to make better decisions. Based on patented innovations, the company's flagship product, InfiniteInsight™, delivers orders of magnitude improvements in speed and agility to optimize every step in the customer lifecycle - including acquisition, cross-sell, up-sell, retention and next best activity. With traditional predictive analytics approaches, businesses spend over two-thirds of their time on activities that are manual, repetitive and prone to human error. InfiniteInsight™ has proven that a large portion of this effort can be automated while delivering accurate and robust predictive models. In days, not months. Proven with over 400 deployments at companies such as Bank of America, Barclays, Wells Fargo, Lowe's, Meredith Corporation, Rogers, and Vodafone, KXEN solutions deliver predictive power and infinite insight™. KXEN is headquartered in San Francisco, California with field offices in the U.S., Paris and London.

YottamineYottamine Analytics is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art predictive modeling services to help companies unleash their data's maximum potential. We specialize in high precision and big-data predictive analytics software and services through the Yottamine Predictive Analytics Platform. By combining the power and flexibility of cloud computing with advanced predictive analytics in a user-friendly manner, we allow our customers to build highly accurate data-mining models to maximize their ROI from predictive analytics.

The Yottamine Predictive Analytics Platform is to be launched in March 2011. For more information, please visit

ZementisZementis, Inc. is committed to empower the industry with leading decision technology and advanced predictive analytics. We employ our scalable ADAPA decision engine platform to deliver industry-specific solutions which require an enterprise-wide approach to orchestrate business processes in real-time.

ADAPA fully supports the Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML), the de-facto standard for data mining applications. PMML, developed by the Data Mining Group, provides a standard way for an application to define statistical and data mining models so that they can be easily shared with any other application that supports PMML.

Focused on business value, Zementis provides predictive analytics expertise and software solutions that help our clients leverage the true power of predictive models.

For more information, please visit

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Page One Web ResultsPage One Web Results delivers Page One Google Results for their clients for most keywords in any category. Page One works with their clients to achieve significant increases in targeted traffic through the natural search engines, sending those looking for specific goods and services to the landing pages that will actually convert site visitors to new customers.

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IIAThe International Institute for Analytics (IIA) is dedicated to the advancement of analytics in everyday business practices. Under the direction of Tom Davenport, IIA brings together the world's leading analytics practitioners and researchers to provide unique insights to both business and IT leaders on the most current research findings and industry best practices

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INFORMSThe Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and business analytics. INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of Operations Researchers and those in Management Sciences and Analytics including educators, scientists, students, managers, and consultants. The Institute serves as a focal point for analytics professionals, permitting them to communicate with each other and reach out to other professional societies, as well as the varied clientèle of the profession's research and practice. Plan to attend INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, April 15-17, 2012, Huntington Beach, California.

PMAThe Performance Marketing Association is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 2008 by the leaders of the performance marketing industry, to connect, inform and advocate on behalf of this rapidly growing field.

The Performance Marketing Association (PMA) strives to raise the profile of performance marketing by demonstrating the value of this multi-billion marketing channel, which comprises more than 200,000 businesses and individuals. Continued growth of the performance marketing space is expected as advertisers, facing small budgets and big expectations, increasingly look to performance-based marketing initiatives to expand their business.

sfBIGSan Francisco Bay Area Interactive Group (sfBIG) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to championing innovation in digital marketing to brand marketers, publishers and agencies through educational networking, and association events.

Media Partners

AnalyticbridgeAnalyticbridge is the leading social network for professionals with focus on predictive modeling, business analytics, quantitative finance, econometrics, web mining, text mining, operations research, advanced web analytics, actuarial and decision sciences, scoring technology, KPIs and lift measurement, six sigma, risk management, bioinformatic, military intelligence and fraud detection. Founded in 2007, the network has grown to 35,000 members and operates the largest quant, bio-statistics and data mining LinkedIn groups. Visit AnalyticBridge

The Business Intelligence The Business Intelligence (BI) Group on LinkedIn is for like-minded professionals who are in Business Intelligence Software Solutions and Services Space. BI-Group allows its 40,700+ members to share the knowledge, resources, network with people who are in BI, DB, DWH, CPM, BSC, PM, DSS, KPI, Dashboard space. The BI-Group group aims to develop networking and to share their views on BI. For more details and to join visit

Customer Think CustomerThink is a global online community of business leaders striving to create profitable customer-centric enterprises. Each month, the site reaches over 200,000 subscribers and visitors from 200 countries via email, RSS, LinkedIn and Twitter. CustomerThink currently serves over 80,000 visitors per month. Our main areas of coverage are Customer Relationship Management, Customer Experience Management and Social Business. This is the place to learn about every facet of customer-centric business management in articles, blogs, interviews, and news.

Data Science CentralData Science Central is an online resource for Big Data Practitioners. Featuring news, commentary, and social networking, DSC covers analytics, visualization, integration, tools and trends, and also provides an outlet for career opportunities.

Exact TargetExactTarget is a leading cross-channel interactive marketing provider that enables organizations around the globe to engage in real-time marketing across email, mobile, social media and the Web. Through its Interactive Marketing Hub, marketers can plan, create, execute and measure targeted, campaigns built around a single, cross-channel view of the consumer. Supported by collaborative global services teams, ExactTarget's technology integrates with more sales and marketing information systems than any other in the industry, including, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Omniture.

IABIAB SmartBrief is a FREE daily e-mail newsletter designed specifically for advertising, marketing and media executives. It aggregates and summarizes the latest need-to-know news and industry information, meticulously selected from a variety of media outlets to provide a snapshot of what's happening today in the world of advertising. More than 57,000 readers make it a part of their daily routine for a quick, easy-to-read industry update.

KDNuggetsKDnuggets, Data Mining Community's Top Resource for Data Mining and Analytics News, Software, Jobs, Consulting, and more.

Smart Data CollectiveSmart Data Collective is a curated writer's forum and discussion site published by Social Media Today LLC. We cover business intelligence, data analytics, risk management and related topics for an audience of business leaders and IT experts. In addition to our regular blog coverage, we also produce webinars, e-books, moderated Tweet chats and other forms of digital content. We provide a platform for recognized, global authorities to share their insights about Big Data. Smart Data Collective is a rich resource for executives who seek cutting-edge analysis of the accelerating growth of data in our interconnected world

TopSEOSThe independent authority on search vendors,, evaluates and ranks the top internet marketing companies. Categories ranked by topseos include: search engine optimization, pay per click management, affiliate marketing, social media optimization, and many more.

Since 2002, topseos has been a trusted resource for businesses looking to launch or improve internet marketing campaigns. The pathfinder service allows topseos to work directly with you to help find companies that best fit your business needs. Why waste time searching through thousands of sites with false promises? Go straight to the authority, gain insight into the industry, and work with the best.

Visibility MagazineVisibility Magazine, founded in 2007, has become the guide to latest trends in internet marketing. Visibility conducts interviews with CEOs, shares opinions, reviews products, and provides a wealth of information about the movements in the industry. Additionally, Visibility will reach many fringe businesses that may have been contemplating entering or expanding their Internet marketing campaigns. Visibility is published quarterly and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, organic optimization, pay-per-click marketing, website analytics, affiliate marketing, and press release distribution. Visibility embodies high-quality content, good sense, superior taste, and the character of conscientious journalism.

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