June 23-26, 2013
INFORMS Healthcare 2013
October 6–9, 2013
2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting
June 10-14, 2013
Predictive Analytics World
September 8-14, 2013
2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Big Data
“Data science begins with data. Nothing gets built without data. Data science continues with science. Accurate, persuasive and effective prediction requires patterns. The process of discovering that pattern is science. Any product worth building requires a reliable pattern to exist in the data.”
– Christopher Berry, co-founder and chief science officer of Authintic, in his article on recommendation engines in the current issue of Analytics.
Special ArticlesBig data paying off for big companies
A new research report, “Big Data in Big Companies,” describes how 20 large firms benefit from big data projects. Report co-authors Tom Davenport of the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) and Jill Dyché of SAS, the leader in business analytics, explore how these companies have deployed analytics to generate value from their big data assets.Read More
Special ArticlesContinuing education courses for analytics professionals
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences’ (INFORMS) Continuing Education program will offer its first two courses this fall. These intensive, two-day, in-person courses will provide analytical professionals with key skills, tools and methods that can be implemented immediately in a work environment.Read More
Industry NewsBanks speed lending with FICO’s cloud-based loan solution
FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, recently announced that 1st United Bank, First Utah Bank, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, and MetroBank are implementing the FICO LiquidCredit service, a cloud-based scoring solution that speeds consumer and small business lending decisions. The FICO solution will enable these lenders to approve small business loan applications in hours, not days, and help improve customer satisfaction and attract more small business customers.Read More
Kimberly-Clark Professional supports sales effectiveness with big data applications
Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP) has selected PROS big data applications to support its sales effectiveness initiatives and growing European business.
KCP manufactures and distributes products that focus on creating safe workplaces. It serves companies across a number of industries, including food processing, food services, grocery, health care, lodging, manufacturing, office buildings and scientific environments.
"At KCP, we provide products to a number of businesses that look to us to help them create healthy workplaces," said KCP European Pricing Lead Phil Hall. "We conducted a highly competitive evaluation of providers and selected PROS based on its industry experience, product capabilities and people. PROS complete integration capabilities with SAP and its partnership approach throughout the evaluation process demonstrated a thorough knowledge of our requirements."
"PROS helps companies outperform by helping them understand customer behaviors and translating their big data into improved sales effectiveness,” said PROS General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Rob Glenn.