Eric Siegel’s Book

Message from Founder of Predictive Analytics Conference, Eric Siegel whom we have interviewed here -

To drive early orders for my about-to-launch book, “Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die” (published by Wiley Feb 18), we’re providing this offer:

PREORDER NOW ($15 on Amazon, currently) and receive:

1) FREE ACCESS to the first of four modules of my online training program, “Predictive Analytics Applied”

2) A 40% DISCOUNT CODE off the full online training ($495), or its in-person version, “Predictive Analytics for Business, Marketing and Web” ($1,495 – April 25-26 in NYC)

 

DETAILS ON THIS OFFER: http://www.pawcon.com/blog/?p=855

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5 REASONS THIS BOOK MATTERS TO EXPERTS: http://www.pawcon.com/patimes/january13

FULL PREFACE: http://www.pawcon.com/patimes/december12

39 COLLEAGUES WHO LOVED THIS BOOK: http://www.pawcon.com/book/praise.php

MORE INFO: http://www.thepredictionbook.com

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“Exciting and engaging – reads like a thriller!”
– Marianna Dizik, Statistician, Google

In this rich, entertaining primer, former Columbia University professor and Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel reveals the power and perils of prediction.

“What Nate Silver did for poker and politics, this does for everything else. A broad, well-written book easily accessible to non-nerd readers.”

—David Leinweber, author, Nerds on Wall Street: & Math, Machines and Wired Markets

“This book is an operating manual for 21st century life. Drawing predictions from big data is at the heart of nearly everything, whether it’s in science, business, finance, sports, or politics. And Eric Siegel is the ideal guide.”

—Stephen Baker, author, The Numerati and Final Jeopardy: Man vs Machine and the Quest to Know Everything

With a foreword from Thomas H. Davenport, coauthor of Competing on Analytics.

Blog Disclaimer-Eric is founder of PAW Conferences , which is a Blog Sponsor here.

 

Predictive Analytics Conferences-Four PAWs Coming – PAW Boston Super Early Ends Friday

  • Message from PAW Conferences

Friday, July 13th is your final opportunity to take advantage of the super early bird pricing for Predictive Analytics World Boston, Sept 30 – Oct 4.
INFO: www.pawcon.com/boston

AGENDA AT A GLANCE: www.pawcon.com/boston/2012/agenda_overview.php

Register now and realize savings of up to $600 over onsite registration:
www.pawcon.com/boston/register.php

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All ANALYTICS EVENTS:

PAW Government: Sept 17-18, 2012 – www.pawgov.com
PAW Boston: Sept 30-Oct 4, 2012 – http://www.pawcon.com/boston
Text Analytics World Boston: Oct 3-4, 2012 – www.tawcon.com/boston
PAW Düsseldorf: Nov 6-7, 2012 – predictiveanalyticsworld.de
PAW London: Nov 27-28, 2012 – www.pawcon.com/london
PAW Videos: Available on-demand – www.pawcon.com/video

Interview Jason Kuo SAP Analytics #Rstats

Here is an interview with Jason Kuo who works with SAP Analytics as Group Solutions Marketing Manager. Jason answers questions on SAP Analytics and it’s increasing involvement with R statistical language.

Ajay- What made you choose R as the language to tie important parts of your technology platform like HANA and SAP Predictive Analysis. Did you consider other languages like Julia or Python.

Jason- It’s the most popular. Over 50% of the statisticians and data analysts use R. With 3,500+ algorithms its arguably the most comprehensive statistical analysis language. That said,we are not closing the door on others.

Ajay- When did you first start getting interested in R as an analytics platform?

Jason- SAP has been tracking R for 5+ years. With R’s explosive growth over the last year or two, it made sense for us to dramatically increase our investment in R.

Ajay- Can we expect SAP to give back to the R community like Google and Revolution Analytics does- by sponsoring Package development or sponsoring user meets and conferences?

Will we see SAP’s R HANA package in this year’s R conference User 2012 in Nashville

Jason- Yes. We plan to provide a specific driver for HANA tables for input of the data to native R. This planned for end of 2012. We’ll then review our event strategy. SAP has been a sponsor of Predictive Analytics World for several years and was indeed a founding sponsor. We may be attending the year’s R conference in Nashville.

Ajay- What has been some of the initial customer feedback to your analytics expansion and offerings. 

Jason- We have completed two very successful Pilots of the R Integration for HANA with two of SAP’s largest customers.

About-

Jason has over 15 years of BI and Data Warehousing industry experience. Having worked at Oracle, Business Objects, and now SAP, Jason has been involved in numerous technical marketing roles involving performance management dashboards, information management, text analysis, predictive analytics, and now big data. He has a bachelor’s of science in operations research from the University of Michigan.