MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE:FICO), the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, today issued a call for presentations for its forthcoming annual FICO™ World conference, to be held April 30-May 3, 2013, in Miami. FICO clients, as well as other industry leaders, are invited to submit proposals for conference sessions related to predictive analytics, Big Data and key issues in retail banking.
Anyone interested in delivering a presentation is encouraged to submit a session proposal at www.ficoworld.com/sessionproposal. Preference will be given to sessions submitted by October 19, 2012.
FICO World is recognized as the foremost international conference on applications of predictive analytics and decision management technology. Key topics for the 2013 conference will include the evolution of analytics in the face of major technological advances such as Big Data, cloud and mobile, as well as innovative use of analytics to improve the customer experience, adhere to new regulations, grow profitably while managing risk, increase small business lending, and align capital levels and decisions with risk.
FICO is particularly interested in sessions that demonstrate innovative use of analytics and decision management technology to solve pressing business issues in the banking and retail industries, as well as sessions that present original research or industry studies. Attendance and accommodation is free for presenters, who will have the opportunity to share their ideas and achievements and network with industry colleagues. While the conference has a banking focus, FICO World 2013 will feature several sessions on Big Data analytics for marketing that would be of interest to retailers and other industries.
"Big Data analytics will be at the heart of every business function from fraud management to marketing to portfolio optimization and more," said Mike Gordon, vice president and leader of FICO's banking practice. "Businesses need to understand how to turn Big Data into better decisions across the customer lifecycle. We encourage proposals from presenters from around the world who can offer attendees actionable insight on how to adapt and succeed in this rapidly evolving regulatory, economic and technological environment."
Registration for FICO World 2013 opens on January 7, 2013. With immediate questions, email [email protected]. For updates on FICO World 2013, please follow FICO on Twitter or LinkedIn.
FICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics solutions that drive smarter decisions. The company's groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States — along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world's top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies, rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through www.myFICO.com. Learn more at www.fico.com. FICO: Make every decision count™.
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