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San Francisco 2013 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

ForeSeeForeSee -
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.

SAPAs market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 197,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

Platinum Sponsors

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.


Gold Sponsors

AbsolutData Holdings Inc AbsolutData Holdings Inc., is a global leader in applying analytics to drive sales and increase profits for its customers. AbsolutData has built strong traction with Fortune 1000 companies across 40 countries. The company specializes in big data, high end business analytics, predictive modelling, reporting and data management services. These services provide significant value to clients by helping them optimize marketing spends, undertake targeted marketing, and using customer relationship analytics to achieve superior retention and cross sell.

The company is investing in emerging areas such as big data, web and social media analytics. It currently employs 275 professionals across offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Gurgaon.

Inkiru Predictive IntelligenceThe Inkiru Predictive Intelligence™ platform hosts a variety of real-time, transaction-oriented predictive models. The SaaS-based platform provides an end-to-end solution for data scientists – support for SAS and R, a real-time decision engine, data augmentation, dashboards and monitoring, and an analytics sandbox. The customized models can address many customer interaction challenges — increasing new customer activation, improving conversions, optimizing campaigns for targeting, reducing fraud – and run in real-time, utilizing always-current information from our Predictive Graph. The holistic view we create of each customer results in extremely accurate scores and recommendations that adapt in real-time as patterns and trends change.

StatSoft,Inc StatSoft, Inc., founded in 1984, is one of the largest global producers of enterprise and desktop software for Predictive Analytics, Text/Data Mining, Quality Control, Web-based Analytics, and Business Decisioning. Our highly scalable STATISTICA Enterprise™ is preferred across a variety of industries in mission-critical applications wherever predictive modeling helps increase productivity, control risk, reduce waste, protect the environment, and streamline operations. StatSoft supportsSTATISTICA installations with training and consulting through 30 offices worldwide.

Silver Sponsors

Alpine Data Labs Alpine Data Labs is the leader in data science for Hadoop and big data. The company's products uniquely combine intuitive interfaces, native analytic processing in Hadoop, high performance in-database analytics, and the efficiencies of cloud computing to define the new paradigm in advanced analytics: accessible, easy to use, and built for big data. Alpine's solutions enable data experts and novices alike to work across organizational barriers and collaboratively realize the predictive power of big data analytics. For more information visit

ExactTarget ExactTarget is a leading global provider of cross-channel digital marketing software-as-a-service solutions that empower organizations of all sizes to communicate with their customers through email, mobile, social media, Web and marketing automation. ExactTarget's suite of integrated applications enable marketers to drive customer engagement, increase sales and improve return on marketing investment. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with offices in North America, Europe, South America and Australia, ExactTarget trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "ET."

Recommind Recommind is the global leader in unstructured information management and analysis software, delivering business applications that transform the way organizations find, manage, analyze and act upon large volumes of electronic information. For more information visit

Revolution Analytics Revolution Analytics delivers advanced analytics software at half the cost of existing solutions. By building on open source R—the world's most powerful statistics software—with innovations in big data analysis, integration and user experience, Revolution Analytics meets the demands and requirements of modern data-driven businesses.

Bronze Sponsors

ForioPut interactive analyses in the hands of decision-makers: create analytic applications that let users change assumptions and see results through their browsers. With Forio Analytics Platform, develop models in Julia (a new, high-performance computing language with capabilities similar to R and MATLAB) or other languages, import Excel data and enable users to share and compare scenarios online. Forio Analytics Platform combines sophisticated analysis, universally accessible online data visualizations, and a centralized model with secure access.

Information BuildersInformation Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. Visit and follow @infobldrs on Twitter.

LatentViewLatentView provides knowledge services focused on data analysis and insights that helps with decisions around marketing, risk and customer management for consumer intensive businesses. For a typical enterprise client, LatentView sets up dedicated offshore Analytics Centers of Excellence that assist with targeted customer acquisitions, enhancing channel effectiveness, understanding customer segments, and developing data-driven campaigns. We blend our business knowledge, expertise in quantitative methods, and data management to provide a complete solution.

0xdataH2O is an extensible statistical and machine learning platform for math on BigData. H2O gives approximate results at each stage of computation for Adhoc analytics and Data Munging at scale via familiar R-like workflows. It is easy to install into the hadoop and R environments & integrates via JSON into business applications. 0xdata makes H2O.

Salford SystemsSalford Systems is an award-winning predictive analytics software development and consulting company with a proven record of technical and practical excellence. Our technology accelerates the process of model building by conducting substantial portions of the model exploration and refinement process for the analyst. Applications span fraud detection, credit scoring, market research segmentation, direct marketing, drug discovery and risk management. Industries using Salford products and services include banking, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, and education.

University of California, Irvine ExtensionUniversity of California, Irvine Extension offers an online Predictive Analytics Certificate Program presented in partnership with Predictive Analytics World. The curriculum focuses on developing a comprehensive understanding of the creation and utilization of Predictive Analytics models by defining business goals, preparing data, developing and verifying a model, then deploying and refining it. To receive the certificate, students must complete five required and three online elective courses. For more information, please visit

University of San Francisco Through cutting-edge certificates and courses, UC San Diego Extension's professional development programs enhance skill development in critical occupations. With more than 4,900 courses and 30,000 students per year, Extension represents a vibrant nexus of classes and programs attracting both organizations and individuals alike. Curriculum draws on civic and industry trends while delivering the most recent and applicable knowledge. Students gain practical skills, acquire a wider network of peers, and enjoy increased effectiveness in the workplace.

University of San Francisco The University of San Francisco's School of Management educates students to build more productive and compassionate organizations. The School of Management is a catalyst for change in business, government and non-profit managerial practice. Our students are challenged to connect critical thought with purposeful action, to go beyond their rigorous academic curriculum to develop ethical management practices. Our students emerge with the desire to change the world and the skills to be able to do so.

Turnkey Pods

ActuateActuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) open source project. BIRT is the premier development environment to present data visualizations in compelling ways via the web on any device. Actuate products add interactivity, dashboards, analytics, and deployment options for web and mobile applications.

KXENKXEN is revolutionizing the way companies use predictive analytics to make better decisions on petabytes of big data. 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.

LuminaLumina is the developer of Analytica software widely used for predictive and decision analytics. Using the Analytica Predictive Analytics Tool (APAT), our experienced consultants extract valuable insights from disparate data sources to integrate predictive analysis and forecasting with expert judgments. The unique insight of APAT enables one of the largest global companies to make effective decisions in a way that is impossible with purely predictive tools.

Tableau softwareTableau Software helps people see and understand data. Used by more than 9,000 organizations worldwide, Tableau's award-winning software delivers fast analytics and rapid-fire business intelligence. Create visualizations and dashboards in minutes, then share in seconds. The result? You get answers from data quickly, with no programming required.

Turing DataTuring Data provides Data processing, discovery and analysis of consumer behavior, utilizing a unique pattern recognition algorithm.

The results are available in Turing Data's SaaS Web Interface in an easy to understand but sophisticated data processing, tabulation, and graphics program.

Author's Table sponsor

MastercardMasterCard Advisors provides clients with insights and solutions that drive business impact and ROI. Aggregated, anonymous transaction data from 1.9 billion cards globally and deep industry expertise allows Advisors to deliver consumer insights and a consultative approach that enables decisions at the speed of consumer behavior.

Lunch & Learn Sponsor

Genpact Genpact Limited (NYSE: G), a global leader in business process management and technology services, leverages the power of smarter processes, smarter analytics and smarter technology to help its clients drive intelligence across their enterprise. Genpact’s Smart Enterprise Processes (SEPSM) framework combined with industry vertical expertise leads to superior business outcomes. Genpact’s Smart Decision Services deliver valuable business insights through targeted analytics, reengineering expertise, and advanced risk management. Making technology more intelligent by embedding it with process and data insights, Genpact also offers a wide range of technology services. Driven by a passion for process innovation and operational excellence built on its Six Sigma DNA and serving GE for 15+ years, the company’s 60,500+ professionals deliver services to its more than 600 clients from a network of 74 delivery centers across 20 countries supporting more than 30 languages. For more information, visit Follow Genpact on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Association Partners

IIA IIA is the only research firm dedicated exclusively to the growing analytics industry. Founded on the premise that analytics is the most compelling competitive differentiator in industry today, IIA defines the path to analytical excellence by guiding enterprises on how to best fund, staff, manage, evaluate, and refine their analytics programs.

Our collaborative research approach offers the benefits of a professional association, the inspiration of a face-to-face network, and the reliability of a world-class research library and faculty team. Together, our community heritage drives the highest standards of professional insights and a rigorous commitment to quality research that uncovers actionable, repeatable, and transferable practices for our clients.

Smart Data CollectiveThe San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of ACM was founded in 1957 and combined with the San Francisco Peninsula Chapter in 1970. This Chapter is organized for the following educational and scientific purposes: to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the science, design, development, construction, languages, management and applications of modern computing; to provide a means of communication between persons having an interest in computing; to cooperate with other professional groups in the presentation of programs of interest to the Chapter.

The SFBay Chapter meets the third Wednesday of every month – except December. Our Data Mining SIG meets on the fourth Monday of the month. While our talks are free, membership is only $20 per year, so please consider joining. Professional Development Seminars are offered twice a year (schedule and location vary).

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

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.

IT BriefcaseAbout IT Briefcase:
IT Briefcase is a focused online publication that attracts business and IT professionals who are actively researching business integration solutions.

Our growing audience can expect to view the most up to date industry news, articles, whitepapers, webcasts, and blogs in additional to IT Briefcase original editorial content showcased in the "Fresh Ink" and "IT Analyst Blog" sections of our website. Some of the topics we cover include Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing, Application Integration, Health IT and Open Source.

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

Smart Data CollectiveSmart Data Collective, an online community moderated by Social Media Today, provides enterprise leaders access to the latest trends in Business Intelligence and Data Management. Our innovative model serves as a platform for recognized, global experts to share their insights through peer contributions, custom content publishing and alignment with industry leaders. SmartData Collective is a key resource for executives who need to make informed data management decisions.

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