Predictive Analytics World, June 25-26, 2012 in Chicago

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  1. EliseJ

    EliseJ Guest

    Hi everyone,

    Be sure to mark your calendars in June for Predictive Analytics World,
    June 25-26, 2012 in Chicago. More information is below.

    Predictive Analytics World, June 25-26, 2012 in Chicago (http:// is the business event for predictive
    analytics professionals, managers and commercial practitioners,
    covering today's commercial deployment of predictive analytics, across
    industries and across software vendors. The conference delivers case
    studies, expertise and resources to achieve two objectives:

    Bigger wins: Strengthen the business impact delivered by predictive
    Broader capabilities: Establish new opportunities with predictive

    PAW Chicago’s program is packed with the top predictive analytics
    experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders,
    including keynote addresses from: Bruno Aziza, Director, Worldwide
    Strategy Lead, Business Intelligence at Microsoft; Roger Craig,
    analytical Jeopardy! winner and CEO of Cotinga; and PAW Program Chair
    Eric Siegel, Ph.D. Special session from industry heavy-weight John
    Elder, CEO & Founder, Elder Research, Inc.

    Case Studies: How the Leading Enterprises Do It

    Predictive Analytics World focuses on concrete examples of deployed
    predictive analytics. You can hear from the horse's mouth precisely
    how Fortune 500 analytics competitors and other top practitioners
    deploy predictive modeling, and what kind of business impact it

    PAW's Chicago 2012 program is one of the richest and most diverse yet,
    featuring over 25 sessions across 2 tracks: 1) "All Audiences,” and
    2) "Expert/Practitioner," -- so you can witness how predictive
    analytics is applied by Adobe, AlphaGenius, Accenture, Allstate,
    British Broadcasting Company, City of Chicago, eBay, Hewlett-Packard,
    Mazda, Microsoft, MTV Networks, Nielson, Nokia Siemens Networks,
    Paychex, Pfizer, Rebellion Research, Silicon Valley Bank, Telenor,
    Topsy, Traveler’s Insurance, TTX (leading railway company), US Bank,
    Western Union, A U.S. Special Forces, Wikipedia, a financial services
    enterprise, and a top global retailer.

    HOT TOPICS AND ADVANCED METHODS: PAW Chicago’s agenda covers advanced
    predictive modeling methods, analytical traction, big data, blackbox
    trading, cloud analytics, customer retention, crowdsourcing,
    predictive analytics, data visualization, enterprise dynamics,
    enterprise-wide decisioning, financial services, fraud detection,
    healthcare analytics, HR analytics, insurance, market research, online
    marketing, open question answering, public sector applications, real
    estate market scoring, reliability modeling, risk management, segment
    analysis, social data for financial indicators, social media
    analytics, targeting marketing, telecom applications,
    telecommunications, text analytics, uplift (net lift) modeling,
    workplace behavior modeling, and other innovative applications that
    benefit organizations in new and creative ways.

    WORKSHOPS: PAW also features a diverse range of full-day pre- and post-
    conference workshops that complement the core conference program.

    Join PAW and access the premier keynotes, sessions, workshops,
    exposition, expert panel, live demos during "Lab session," networking
    coffee breaks, reception, birds-of-a-feather lunches, brand-name
    enterprise leaders, and industry heavyweights in the business.

    Cross-Industry Applications:

    Predictive Analytics World is the only conference of its kind,
    delivering vendor-neutral sessions across verticals such as banking,
    financial services, e-commerce, education, government, healthcare,
    high technology, insurance, non-profits, publishing, social gaming,
    retail and telecommunications.

    And PAW covers the gamut of commercial applications of predictive
    analytics, including response modeling, customer retention with churn
    modeling, product recommendations, fraud detection, online marketing
    optimization, human resource decision-making, law enforcement, sales
    forecasting, and credit scoring.

    Why bring together such a wide range of endeavors? No matter how you
    use predictive analytics, the story is the same: Predicatively scoring
    customers optimizes business performance. Predictive analytics
    initiatives across industries leverage the same core predictive
    modeling technology, share similar project overhead and data
    requirements, and face common process challenges and analytical

    Rave Reviews:

    "I came to PAW because it provides case studies relevant to my
    industry. It has lived up to the expectation and I think it's the best
    analytics conference I've ever attended!"

    Shaohua Zhang, Senior Data Mining Analyst
    Rogers Telecommunications

    "Hands down, best applied analytics conference I have ever attended.
    Great exposure to cutting-edge predictive techniques and I was able to
    turn around and apply some of those learnings to my work immediately.
    I've never been able to say that after any conference I've attended

    Jon Francis, Senior Statistician

    Read more: Articles and blog entries about PAW can be found at

    VENDORS. Meet the vendors and learn about their solutions, software
    and service. Discover the best predictive analytics vendors available
    to serve your needs - learn what they do and see how they compare

    COLLEAGUES. Mingle, network and hang out with your best and brightest
    colleagues. Exchange experiences over lunch, coffee breaks and the
    conference reception connecting with those professionals who face the
    same challenges as you.

    GET STARTED. If you're new to predictive analytics, kicking off a new
    initiative, or exploring new ways to position it at your organization,
    there's no better place to get your bearings than Predictive Analytics
    World. See what other companies are doing, witness vendor demos,
    participate in discussions with the experts, network with your
    colleagues and weigh your options!

    For more information:


    1. Early Bird Registration by May 11, 2012 – Save up to $400.

    2. Take $150 off the Early Bird or the Advance Two Day Pass
    registration fee with this posting's promotional discount code:

    3. Save an additional $200 for each additional attendee from the same
    company registered at the same time.

    View the PAW overview video:

    View the PAW Chicago Agenda at a glance:

    What is predictive analytics? See the Predictive Analytics Guide:

    If you'd like our informative event updates, sign up at:

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    For inquiries e-mail or call (717)

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    EliseJ, Apr 12, 2012
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