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

Venue: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 26, 2012
Registration Date: Jun 24, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 16, 2012
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Predictive Analytics World, June 25-26, 2012 in Chicago

Predictive Analytics World, June 25-26, 2012 in Chicago ( 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 analytics
Broader capabilities: Establish new opportunities with predictive analytics

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 delivers.

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 AlphaGenius, Accenture, Allstate, British Broadcasting Company, City of Chicago, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Mazda, Microsoft, Nielson and a financial services enterprise, Paychex, Pfizer, Silicon Valley Bank, Topsy, TTX (leading railway company), Western Union, A U.S. Special Forces, USPS Office of Inspector General, and Wikipedia, plus insights from projects for Anheuser-Busch, Dept. Homeland Security, and US Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

HOT TOPICS AND ADVANCED METHODS: PAW Chicago’s agenda covers advanced predictive modeling methods, analytical traction, big data, 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, social data for financial indicators, social media analytics, targeting marketing, telecom applications, 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 hurdles.

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 before!"

Jon Francis, Senior Statistician

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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!

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Registration: -- THREE WAYS TO SAVE:

1. Super Early Bird Registration by March 16, 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: ALL150.

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

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