Predictive Analytics World, March 4-10, 2012 San Francisco

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  1. EliseJ

    EliseJ Guest

    Hi everyone:

    Mark your calendars for Predictive Analytics World, March 4-10, 2012
    San Francisco. More info below. Happy holidays.

    Predictive Analytics World, March 4-10, 2012 in San Francisco
    ( 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 SF promises to once again break records as the biggest cross-
    vendor predictive analytics event ever. PAW's program is packed with
    the top predictive analytics experts, practitioners, authors and
    business thought leaders, including keynote addresses from Piyanka
    Jain, CEO,, former PayPal Business Analytics Head, and PAW
    Program Chair Eric Siegel, plus special sessions from industry heavy-
    weights Andreas Weigend and John Elder.

    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 SF 2012 program is the richest and most diverse yet, featuring
    over 40 sessions across 2 tracks: 1) "All Audiences,” and 2) "Expert/
    Practitioner " -- so you can witness how predictive analytics is
    applied by AARP, Alberta Motor Association, Altos Research,
    Broadspire, CA General Underwriters, CompassLabs, HP, Interclick,
    Kelley Blue Book, LinkedIn, Major League Baseball, NFL, MLB, and the
    NBA, Pfizer, Sisters of Mercy Health Systems, Social Media Research
    Foundation, University of Phoenix, Volunteers of America, Wells Fargo,
    Yahoo!, YMCA, ZZAlpha, an IT support firm, a sales workforce, real-
    world examples in financial services emergency response, and true-to-
    life anecdotes based on miscellaneous enterprise successes, plus
    insights from projects for Anheuser-Busch, Dept. Homeland Security,
    and US Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

    HOT TOPICS AND ADVANCED METHODS: PAW SF’s agenda covers agile
    analytics, behavior-based advertising, black box trading, branch
    location assessment, churn modeling, clinical healthcare,
    crowdsourcing predictive analytics, cloud analytics, econometric
    indicators, education, enterprise-wide analytics, forecasting, HR
    analytics, insurance, list sourcing, non-profits, online marketing,
    real estate market scoring, risk management, social data, sports
    analytics, targeting direct marketing, uplift modeling and other
    innovative applications that benefit organizations in new and creative

    TEXT ANALYTICS: Text Analytics World (, co-located with
    PAW San Francisco the day immediately thereafter, provides reasonable
    cross-registration options so your breadth of session topics expands
    to include this rapidly growing field.

    WORKSHOPS: PAW also features several 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!

    View agenda overview:

    For more information:


    1. Super Early Bird Registration by December 16th – Save up to

    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:

    What is predictive analytics? See the Predictive Analytics Guide:

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

    To sign up for the PAW group on LinkedIn, see:

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    For inquiries e-mail or call (717)

    PAW San Francisco: March 4-10, 2012 –
    Text Analytics World SF: March 7, 2012 –
    PAW Toronto: April 25-26, 2012 –
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    EliseJ, Dec 6, 2011
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