October 21st, 2010
For second consecutive day, PAW DC dazzled. First an excellent panel by David Duling, Usama Fayyad and Jason Verlen, and then excellent presentations by Nick Besbeas and Usama Fayyad. Couple of good insights mentioned were the case of belly button rings at Nordstrom, and the positive impact of those annoying banner ads.
Miner3D's Beata and Dusan Toman, and Amrinder Arora
October 20th, 2010
Had a productive day yesterday at the PAW DC. Good time meeting old friends and new people. Some very good presentations – especially John Elder’s presentation on Text Mining, and Karl Rexer’s presentation on industry trends were very well received. Also well received were presentations by Daymond Ling (CIBC) and Dean Abbot. I especially liked Dean’s talk on survey analysis for YMCA, since that didn’t just stop at analysis, but also talked about how to make analysis actionable, and how YMCA branches were able to meet their business goals by taking those actions. Dean also refers to the excellent article “The One Number You Need to Grow” by Frederick Reichheld, which makes plenty of sense in case of YMCA. Also, as in case of other surveys, multi-collinearity is an important factor that had to be dealt with.
John Elder, Gary Miner, Amrinder Arora at PAW DC
Also had a good chance to connect and reconnect with Tom Fuyala (from 11Ants), Michael Zeller (from Zementis), Dusan Toman (from Miner3D), Mark Norton (Idiom) and plenty of other folks.
October 19th, 2010
At Predict Analytics World today and tomorrow (Oct 19-20).