Global Predictive Analytics Conference

Day -1 (March 7 8:30AM-6:00PM)

8:30AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Networking
9:00AM - 12:00 PM Introduction to Machine Learning & Predictive Analytics using R Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 1:40PM An Analytics Odyssey: From Predictive to Cognitive (Piyush Malik, Director, IBM)
1:40PM - 1:50PM Big Data in Cancer Application (Kazuaki Nakane, Professor, Osaka University)
1:50PM - 6:00PM  Introduction to Machine Learning & Predictive Analytics using R Workshop (Contd..)

Day -2 (March 8 8:30AM-6:30PM )

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:40AM User Analytics at GoPro (Jules Malin, Manager, GoPro & Wesley Pasfield, Manager, GoPro)
9:40 AM - 10:20AM Crossing the Digital Chasm - Applying Advanced Analytics to Acquiring, Nurturing and Retaining Customers (Vishwa Kolla, VP, John Hancock Financial)
10:20AM -10:40AM Break
10:40 AM - 11:20AM Use Case: Crowdsourced LinkedIn- and Facebook-based research (Boris Bershadsky, Director, Outcomes Analytics, University Of Minnesota)
11:20 AM - 12:00PM Keynote: Predictive Analytics Across Sales, Marketing, Order Management, Customer Support at VMWare (Parag Chitalia, Director, VMware)
12:00 PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 1:40PM Keynote: Role of Spark in transforming eBay’s Enterprise Data Platform (Seshu Adunuthula, Director, EBay)
1:40PM - 2:20PM Predicting the Extent and Cost of Online Attacks to Help Sell Security Software (Lawrence Cowan, Partner, Cicero Group)
2:20PM - 3:00PM Adding a Predictive Layer to your Data-Driven Marketing (Amanda Kahlow, CEO, 6sense)
3:00PM - 3:20PM Afternoon Break
3:20PM - 4:00PM Application of Machine Learning for data-driven sales forecasting (Venkat Rangan, Chief Technology Officer, Clari)
4:00PM - 4:40PM What your CMO needs to know about predictive analytics (Steven Ramirez, CEO, Beyond The Arc)
4:40PM - 5:30PM Building and Deploying Predictive Models for Real-time IoT Solutions (James Casaletto, Hadoop Solution Architect, MapR Technologies)

Day -3 (March 9 8:45AM-5:00PM )

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Keynote : Understand the Analytic Imperative Behind Big Data - Why the standard understanding of big data (4V's) is wrong and why it matters (Gary Angel, Director, EY)
9:40 AM - 10:20 AM Balancing model performance with complexity in real-world analytics applications (Jeffrey Bohn, Chief Science Officer, State Street Global Exchange)
10:20AM - 10:40AM Break
10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Predictive Analytics for Customer-Centric Commerce at eBay (Ranjan Sinha, Data Science Team Lead, EBay)
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Operationalizing Analytics: Embedding Predictive Analytics into Operations, Applications and Machines (Tom Willard, Data Scientist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
12:00 PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 1:40PM Keynote: The Last Mile: Driving Continuous Business Results Through Data Science (Sheridan Hitchens, VP, Data Products, Auction.Com)
1:40 PM - 2:20 PM Simplicity: Building a Winning Model with Open Source Tools (Nery Castillo-Mcintyre, HR, SanDisk)
2:20 PM - 3:00 PM Moving to Advanced Analytics and Modeling Techniques (Beverly Wright, PhD, CAP certified, Executive Director, Business Analytics Center, Georgia Tech & Alex Vayner, VP Data Science Innovation, Equifax
3:00PM - 3:10PM Break
3:10 PM - 3:50 PM Predictive analytics for startups: perfecting your secret sauce without going broke (Matt Bentley, Founder, CanIRank SEO Software)
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM A new era of columnar in-memory analytics (Tomer Shiran, CEO, Dremio)
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM Going Beyond Numbers: Creating Business Value from Unstructured Data (Mahesh Kumar, CEO, Tiger Analytics)

NOTE: Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice