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Dear Readers,

If you plan to attend Predictive Analytics World ( Oct20-21) in Washington DC,

Here are the speakers – source

Speakers Washington DC 2009:

Stephen L. Baker, Senior writer, BusinessWeek

Stephen L. BakerStephen L. Baker, author of The Numerati, is a senior writer at BusinessWeek, covering technology. Previously he was a Paris correspondent. Baker joined BusinessWeek in March, 1987, as manager of the Mexico City bureau, where he was responsible for covering Mexico and Latin America. He was named Pittsburgh bureau manager in 1992. Before BusinessWeek, Baker was a reporter for the El Paso Herald-Post. Prior to that, he was chief economic reporter for The Daily Journal in Caracas, Venezuela. Baker holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He blogs at TheNumerati.net and Blogspotting.net, and can be found on Twitter at @stevebaker.


John F. Elder, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, Elder Research, Inc.

Dr. John F. ElderDr. John F. Elder heads a data mining consulting team with offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington DC. Founded in 1995, Elder Research, Inc. focuses on scientific and commercial applications of pattern discovery and optimization, including stock selection, image recognition, text mining, biometrics, drug efficacy, credit scoring, cross-selling, investment timing, and fraud detection.

John obtained a BS and MEE in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and a PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, where he’s an adjunct professor, teaching Optimization or Data Mining. Prior to 13 years leading ERI, he spent 5 years in aerospace defense consulting, 4 heading research at an investment management firm, and 2 in Rice’s Computational & Applied Mathematics department.

Dr. Elder has authored innovative data mining tools, is active on Statistics, Engineering, and Finance conferences and boards, is a frequent keynote conference speaker, and is General Chair of the 2009 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference in Paris. John’s courses on data analysis techniques – taught at dozens of universities, companies, and government labs – are noted for their clarity and effectiveness. Dr. Elder was honored to serve for 5 years on a panel appointed by the President to guide technology for National Security. His book on Practical Data Mining, with Bob Nisbet and Gary Minor, will appear in May 2009.


Usama Fayyad, Ph.D., CEO, Open Insights

Dr. Usama FayyadDr. Usama Fayyad was until recently Yahoo!’s Chief Data Officer and Executive Vice President of Research & Strategic Data Solutions where he was responsible for Yahoo!’s global data strategy, architecting Yahoo!’s data policies and systems, prioritizing data investments, and managing the Company’s data analytics and data processing infrastructure. Fayyad also founded and oversaw the Yahoo! Research organization with offices around the world. Yahoo! Research is building the premier scientific research organization to develop the new sciences of the Internet, on-line marketing, and innovative interactive applications.

Prior to joining Yahoo!, Fayyad co-founded and led the DMX Group, a data mining and data strategy consulting and technology company that was acquired by Yahoo! in 2004. In early 2000, he co-founded and served as CEO of Revenue Science, Inc.(digiMine, Inc.), a data analysis and data mining company that built, operated and hosted data warehouses and analytics for some of the world’s largest enterprises in online publishing, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. The company today specializes in Behavioral Targeting and advertising networks. Fayyad’s professional experience also includes five years spent leading the data mining and exploration group at Microsoft Research and building the data mining products for Microsoft’s server division. From 1989 to 1996 Fayyad held a leadership role at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where his work in the analysis and exploration of scientific databases gathered from observatories, remote-sensing platforms and spacecraft garnered him the top research excellence award that Caltech awards to JPL scientists, as well as a U.S. Government medal from NASA.

Fayyad earned his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991), and also holds BSE’s in both electrical and computer engineering (1984); MSE in computer science and engineering (1986); and M.Sc. in mathematics (1989). He has published over 100 technical articles in the fields of data mining and Artificial Intelligence, is a Fellow of the AAAI and a Fellow of the ACM, has edited two influential books on the data mining and launched and served as editor-in-chief of both the primary scientific journal in the field of data mining and the primary newsletter in the technical community published by the ACM: SIGKDD Explorations.


Eric Siegel, Ph.D., Conference Chair

Eric SiegelThe president of Prediction Impact, Inc., Eric Siegel is an expert in predictive analytics and data mining and a former computer science professor at Columbia University, where he won awards for teaching, including graduate-level courses in machine learning and intelligent systems – the academic terms for predictive analytics. After Columbia, Dr. Siegel co-founded two software companies for customer profiling and data mining, and then started Prediction Impact in 2003, providing predictive analytics services and training to mid-tier through Fortune 100 companies.

Dr. Siegel is the instructor of the acclaimed training program, Predictive Analytics for Business, Marketing and Web, and the online version, Predictive Analytics Applied. He has published 13 papers in data mining research and computer science education, has served on 10 conference program committees, and has chaired a AAAI Symposium held at MIT.

you can register at http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/register.php

Here is the pricing

Pricing
Predictive Analytics World Fall 2009

Includes breakfasts, lunches, priceless networking during coffee breaks, the PAW Reception, and full access to program sessions and sponsor expositions.

Super Early Bird Price
(till June 30)
Early Bird Price
(July 1 – Sept 4)
Regular     Price

Two Day Pass
(Oct 20-21)

$1190 $1390 $1590

Predictive Modeling Methods Workshop
(Oct 22)

$695 $795 $895

Putting Predictive Analytics to Work
(Oct 19)

$695 $795 $895

The discount code I can distribute to you  readers is the following: BLOGDC09 (15% off a two-day pass).You can do the maths…

(Ajay- Nopes I dont get money at all in these activities as blasted by some people
- but I do hope to get some good karma. Have a good time and book now).

Author: Ajay Ohri

http://about.me/ajayohri

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