Predictive Analytics World for Government Announces Washington, DC Speaker Line Up


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Washington, DC – Predictive Analytics World for Government, Sept 17-18, 2012, in Washington, DC (, the first vendor-neutral predictive analytics conference for the government, is holding its second annual conference in Washington, DC at the Ronald Reagan Building.

Predictive Analytics World for Government is a practically-focused conference that highlights case studies of how government agencies are currently using data analytics to solve real world problems.
Last year, with over 250 attendees, PAW-Gov featured government-leading analytics speakers presenting case studies from over 15 government agencies.

Predictive Analytics World for Government delivers predictive analytics experts, practitioners, authors and business thought leaders, including keynote addresses from: Dean Silverman, Director, Office of Compliance Analytics, IRS; Michael Wood, Executive Director, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board; Peter Budetti, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Program Integrity Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, including plenary speaker John Elder, Chief Scientist and CEO of Elder Research.

What is Predictive Analytics?
Predictive analytics is the process of discovering patterns in past behavior to predict the outcome of future cases. Drawing on a combination of computer science, statistics, and operations research, predictive analytics reduces fraud, waste, and abuse, automates manual processes, and drives smarter decisions by extracting actionable insights from the vast quantities of data within government agencies.

Who Should Attend?
Predictive Analytics World for Government is for Federal, State, and Local government leaders, analysts, and program managers including: CXO’s, including CFOs, CIOs, CTOs, CHCOs; Directors; Technology Leadership and IT Specialists; Program and Project Managers; Acquisition Leaders and Specialists; Human Capital Leadership and Specialists; Law Enforcement Agents and Managers; Inspector General Staff and Leadership; Auditor and Audit Managers; Forensic Examiners; Management Analysts; Performance Analysts; Appointed Officials; Government contractors and consultants; Private sector leaders interested in helping government use data to make better decisions.

Case Studies:
PAW-Gov is designed to help agency managers understand how they can apply predictive analytics to more effectively and efficiently accomplish their mission. Last year over 250 of your peers and leading government experts on data analytics gathered at PAW-Gov to connect, share best practices, and learn from real-word case studies. This year’s agenda will focus on the following application areas of data analytics: Improper payment prevention & recovery; fraud detection; audit analytics; healthcare analytics; workforce/human capital analytics; social media analytics; tax and revenue collection; risk management; building/lease management; automating claims processing; text mining/unstructured data; and cyber security.

PAW-Gov in The News:
See the Federal Times article about last year’s Predictive Analytics World for Government including interviews with several speakers from the inaugural conference: Software that predicts the future: Does it really help? Software that predicts the future: Does it really help?

PAW-Gov 2012 is packed with top analytics experts, practitioners, and thought leaders showcasing case studies from the following government agencies:

• Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
• Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
• Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
• General Services Administration (GSA)
• U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG)
• Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
• Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
• Social Security Administration
• Department of Interior (DOI)
• National Protection and Programs Division (NPPD)
• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
• U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
• U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)
• National Security Agency (NSA)
• Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Highlights from PAW-Gov 2011:
See below for highlights from last year’s conference, or click here to see the complete 2011 conference program.

PAW-Gov’s 2011 inaugural program featured case studies from Federal, State, and Local agencies so attendees could witness how predictive analytics is applied by:

• Department of Justice (DOJ)
• USDA Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA)
• USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
• USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG)
• Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
• Social Security Administration (SSA)
• Department of Defense (DOD)
• National Security Agency (NSA)
• Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
• Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
• Mexico Tax Administration Service
• New South Wales Department of Transportation
• Richmond Police Department

Hot Topics and Advanced Methods:
PAW-Gov’s agenda covered fraud detection, improper payment detection, workforce analytics, law enforcement/crime prevention, claims processing, threat detection/homeland security, cyber security, food safety, grants management, hotspot detection, optimization of facilities, text mining, link analysis, supervised/unsupervised predictive modeling, crowdsourcing, ensemble models, and other innovative applications that benefit government organizations in new and creative ways.

Join PAW-Gov and access the premier keynotes, sessions, workshops, exposition, expert panel, networking coffee breaks, reception, lunches, Federal, State, and Local government leaders, and industry experts in applying predictive analytics.

Rave Reviews:
Predictive Analytics World for Government was started by the producers of Predictive Analytics World, a business-focused conference for the Private Sector that has received 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 for Government. See what other agencies are doing, witness vendor demos, participate in discussions with the experts, network with your colleagues and weigh your options!

For more information:

Register today at: — THREE WAYS TO SAVE:

1. Super Early Bird Registration by August 17th – Save up to $200.

2. Take $150 off the Early Bird or the Advance Two Day Pass registration fee with this posting’s promotional discount code: CUS150

3. Save an additional $200 for each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time.


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For inquiries e-mail [email protected] or call 1-717-798-3495

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