Silicon Valley Innovation Center Announces New Conference on Emerging Trends Predictive Analytics for Business Executives

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

San Mateo, California Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) is pleased to announce the first in their new series on emerging trends and disruptive tech conferences. The first is on Predictive Analytics taking place on May 21st, 2015 in San Mateo, CA. Conference:

This Conference is both a Virtual and In-Person event and is specifically designed for business executives to deliver focused expertise and an education on how to incorporate predictive analytics into your business strategy now.

Predictive analytics is all about using patterns that are found in historical and real-time data to signal what is coming ahead. What this means to business executives - predictive analytics can identify future risks and opportunities for sales, customer service and HR departments, along with dynamic pricing, churn prediction, and predictive maintenance. If businesses are not doing this now, they will be playing a catch up game later on.

In today’s business world, leaders are looking for that competitive edge and predictive analytics is the tool they need. Over the next eighteen months the use of predictive analytics will become standard and by the end of 2015, 50% of applications are going to be predictive. (Aragon Research) 
"Predictive analytics is not only crucial to helping predict future behaviors in business probabilities, but it’s also needed to help companies identify and narrow down future opportunities and risks related to customer acquisition/retention, employees, pricing, churn, product development and predictive maintenance." said Natalie Wood, Publishing Director of Silicon Valley Innovation Center.                            

Speakers include a groundbreaking lineup of influential, Fortune 1000 top executives who are in charge of running predictive analytics for their company’s everyday business operations. They will be sharing some of their current applications and learnings from using predictive models and show how it has affected their business bottom line profits.

With a keynote from Mike Gualtieri, of Forrester Research, attendees will hear about new research on how predictive analytics is being used industry wide with new emerging trends usage and why businesses need to get started now. He will use case examples from companies currently using predictive analytics (PA) and the effect it's having, how to pick the right PA Tools for your company and how to deploy.  

"We are thrilled to host our keynote speaker, Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, releasing his new study: The Predictive Enterprise” - said Andrey Kunov, PhD., President of Silicon Valley Innovation Center.  

In addition to Gualtieri, the impressive line-up of speakers includes:  

  • Vadim Kutsyy. Head Scientist: Big Data at eBay     
  • Dean Abbott, Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist,  SmarterHQ
  • Theresa Cushner, VP Enterprise Information Management, VMWare
  • Kathleen M. Grave, WW Leader Strategic Alliances, IBM Watson Group
  • June Dershewitz, Director of Digital Analytics, Apollo Education Group
  • Joey Jablonski, VP/Principal: Big Data, Cloud Technology Partners
  • Penny Herscher, President & CEO, FirstRain               
  • Mazhar Hussain, Executive Leader, Big Data Analytics, Hewlett-Packard
  • Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP

Attendees of the conference receive an eGuide on “How To Be Successful Using Predictive Analytics.” To view the complete conference agenda for Silicon Valley Innovation Center’s 2015 DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends of Predictive Analytics Conference visit: