Annual Forum

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Web Banner-01.pngWe had yet another wonderful Advanced Analytics and Predictive Modeling Forum this year, with nearly 150 attending guests. An enormous thank you to all of our speakers and sponsors for making this terrific event possible. We'd also like to thank all of our guests for providing us with valuable feedback that we can use to improve your experience at next year's forum. If you missed the forum and need your contact information updated or if you have any other questions, please email us at Thank you all for your continuing support of IHBI, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

​​​​Recordings of the presentations this year, along with copies of the slides, will be posted on our site soon. We'll send out an email announcing when they're available for viewing.

Featured Keynote:​​​​​​​ John Elder, Ph.D.

​We're very excited to feature Dr. John Elder at this year's forum! He will be presenting two sessions at the event: "Top 10 Analytic Mistakes" and "Target Shuffling (to Save Science)". For more information about Dr. Elder, you can read a brief biography below:​

Twenty years ago, John Elder founded Elder Research, America's largest and most experienced analytics consultancy.  With offices in Charlottesville VA, Baltimore MD, and Washington DC, they've solved hundreds of challenges for commercial and government clients by extracting actionable knowledge from all types of data.  Dr. Elder co-authored 3 books -- on practical data mining, ensembles, and text mining -- two of which won "book of the year" awards.  John has created data mining tools, was a discoverer of ensemble methods, chairs international conferences, and is a popular workshop and keynote speaker. 

Dr. Elder earned Engineering degrees from Rice and UVA, where he's an Adjunct Professor.  He was named by President Bush to serve 5 years on a panel to guide technology for national security.  Lastly, John is grateful to be a follower of Christ and the father of five.​

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