FICO World 2013 Conference Will Explore Big Data Analytics and the Customer Revolution


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, January 09, 2013

More than 70 businesses will present strategies for achieving profitable business growth April 30 – May 3 in Miami

SAN JOSE, Calif. – – FICO (NYSE: FICO), the leading provider of predictive analytics and decision management technology, today announced that it has opened registration for FICO World 2013, the leading international conference on analytic strategies. FICO World 2013, held April 30-May 3 at the Hilton Miami Downtown, will address how companies are using Big Data analytics to understand and collaborate with today’s connected consumer.

This year’s FICO World, the company’s 35th corporate conference, will feature four days of sessions and networking events under the theme “Power Shift: Big Data Analytics and the Customer Revolution.” Keynote presenter Kenneth Cukier, data editor for The Economist, will explore the themes in his forthcoming book, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think (co-written with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger). The conference will feature more than 80 presentations from 70 banks and retailers on fraud management, analytic innovation, risk management, collections and improving the customer experience.

“The science of predictive analytics and decision management is undergoing radical change, due to the rise of Big Data, cloud computing and mobile communications,” said Mike Gordon, executive vice president, sales, services and marketing at FICO. “At the same time, consumers are demanding greater relevance and instant communication from banks and retailers. At FICO World, we’re bringing together some of the world’s most successful businesses in banking and retail to discuss what these technology shifts mean to them, and how they are turning the challenge of the customer revolution into an opportunity for profitable growth.”

Additional information and online registration are available at www.ficoworld.com.

About FICO
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. FICO: Make every decision count™.
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