2020 Annual Conference

Data, Decisions, and the Value of Information

April 21 - 22, 2020
Loring Ward Corporate Office
San Jose, CA

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Loring Ward Corporate Office

Loring Ward Corporate Office

About the Conference

In the midst of the information economy it is shocking how few are aware of the Value of Information, a fundamental element of decision analysis. It is calculated as the difference in economic value between the best courses of action with and without the information. Therefore, the value of information that cannot impact a decision is zero. We should not invest more to acquire data than the value of the information it provides.

Value of information calculations, decision analysis, and the intelligent acquisition of data are all improved by the discipline of probability management.

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Full list of speakers and bios


Loring Ward Corporate Office
10 Almaden Boulevard, 15th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113



Tuesday, April 21
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Conference Sessions
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Reception and Technology Partner Demonstrations
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Networking Dinner (Off-Site)

Wednesday, April 22
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference Sessions

Registration Details

(until 2/28/19
(after 2/28/19)
General   $1200 $1500
Academic/Government**   $525 $650

30% discount for multiple attendees from the same organization. Please contact Melissa Kirmse for the discount code prior to registration.

Cancellations received by 4/10/20 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after Friday April 10, 2020. Cancellations must be made in writing to Melissa Kirmse. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

**Must use current military, government, or academic email to receive Academic/Government rates.

Hotel Reservations

Attendees are responsible for making their own guestroom reservations by contacting the hotel directly. We do not have a room block reserved, but several nearby hotels are listed below along with their distance from the Loring Ward offices.

Hotel De Anza (141 feet; 1 minute walk)
233 W Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113  
Reservations | 800-843-3700

AC Hotel by Marriott (.1 mile; 3 minute walk)
350 W Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Reservations | 408-924-0900

Hyatt Place San Jose (.3 mile; 8 minute walk)
282 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95113
Reservations | 844-291-1579

Fairmont San Jose (.4 mile; 8 minute walk)
170 S Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Reservations | 408-998-1900

There will be a Technology Partner Reception at Loring Ward on Tuesday, April 21 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. Beer, wine, and light snacks will be served.

The following Technology Partners will be demonstrating:

Networking Dinner

A networking dinner will be held after the Technology Partner Reception on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 PM at the Old Spaghetti Factory, a short walk from the Loring Ward offices. The dinner is open to all conference attendees including speakers for an additional fee. Space is limited so reserve your spot early.