I’m at the TDWI Boston user group meeting today. Our first presentation is on predictive analytics and is titled “From FICO Score to Risk Score – A Journey Into Predictive Analytics.” The speaker is Jens Meyer, First Marblehead.
This is a very interesting presentation explaining the predictive analytics process, what kind of skills are necessary and how people in this space need to continually learn and adopt to changing business, economic and political forces. Using First Marblehead’s journey in the student loan business pre- and post- 2008 US financial crisis is a fascinating case study.
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It is great to hear someone in the field presenting how they have used predictive analytics in their businsss and how critical it is for their company.