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Predictive Analytics World, April 14-19, 2013 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 Rayid Ghani, Chief Data Scientist, Obama for America; Anthony Goldbloom, CEO, Kaggle; and Edward Nazarko, Client Technical Advisor, IBM (on Watson), plus special session from industry heavy-weight John Elder, CEO & Founder of 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 SF 2013 program is the richest and most diverse yet, featuring over 35 sessions across 2 tracks:  1) "All Audiences,” and 2) "Expert/Practitioner " -- so you can witness how predictive analytics is applied by AAA, Blue Shield of California, Broadspire, Citrix, ConAgra Foods, Cox Communications, Crawford Global Technical Services, Dell, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intuit, Kaggle, Kelley Blue Book,, Minted Monster, Obama for America, Orbitz, Paychex, Qualcomm, Scotiabank, Selective Insurance Group, WB Mason and Wells Fargo.
HOT TOPICS AND ADVANCED METHODS: PAW SF’s agenda covers advanced methods, blackbox trading, brand analytics, churn modeling, cross-enterprise analytics, crowdsourcing predictive analytics, data visualization, e-commerce analytics, financial services, fraud detection, healthcare analytics, HR analytics, industry skills, insurance, lead management, likelihood-to-recommend, next best offer, open question answering (Watson), search engine marketing, social data, spam detection, survey analysis, telecom applications, 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!
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Predictive Analytics World Toronto:  March 18-21, 2013 –

Predictive Analytics World San Francisco:  April 14-19, 2013 -
Text Analytics World San Francisco:  April 17-19, 2013 -

Predictive Analytics World Chicago:  June 10-13, 2013 -

Predictive Analytics World Government:  September, 2013 -

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