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


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 analytics
  • Broader capabilities: Establish new opportunities with predictive analytics


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 delivers.


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, 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.  


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, 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 ways. 


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 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



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:

Take $150 off the Early Bird or the Advance Two Day Pass registration fee with this posting's promotional discount code: ABR150.


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:


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For inquiries e-mail [email protected] or call (717) 798-3495.



PAW San Francisco:  March 4-10, 2012 –

Text Analytics World SF:  March 7, 2012 –

PAW Toronto:  April 25-26, 2012 –

PAW Chicago:  June 25-26, 2012 -

PAW Videos:  Available on-demand –

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