As a result of the success of its annual InterACT Conference,
Fair, Isaac and Company, Inc. announced that it will
expand the program to address the growing importance of decision
technology and CRM solutions to leading companies in the retail,
telecommunications, insurance and financial services industries —
both in the U.S. and abroad.
The annual conference — which draws more than 1,000 thought
leaders, senior executives and industry analysts — will now become a
twice-annual event, held in London, May 23-25, and San Francisco, June
24-27, this year. The decision to expand the conference to two
locations each year is in response to the growing importance of
decision technologies to European companies and to U.S. companies
operating on a global basis. In addition, track sessions at both
conferences will be expanded to reflect the special needs and issues
of specific industries.
“Over the years, the InterACT Conference has gained recognition as
the mecca for learning about how data can drive smart business
decisions,” said Tom Grudnowski, president and CEO of Fair, Isaac.
“The growing importance of decision technologies to CRM — and the
broad industry desire for dynamic discussions about strategy, new
technologies and new applications — has driven our decision to expand
the conference to dual locations each year,” he explained.
As the architect of world-class decision technology solutions,
Fair, Isaac founded the InterACT Conference in 1976 to provide the
most up-to-date insights and information on the use of data in
business decisioning. Since its inception, the conference has grown
every year in attendance and in industry recognition as a must-attend
event for senior executives committed to using data to drive smart
The InterACT Conference has grown in lockstep with the increased
recognition by CEOs that effective, data-driven decisions lead to
better profits and enhanced valuation for their companies. Analysts
expect that U.S. businesses will increase their spending on related
technologies nearly 300 percent — to $17 billion — by 2004.
Forrester Research reported recently that the current business
intelligence technologies are fundamentally inadequate due to their
“inability to uncover unanticipated insights — leaving significant
business value untapped.”
The InterACT 2001 Conferences carry a theme of “Igniting The
Decision Revolution.” Both the San Francisco and London events are
expected to sell out well in advance as a result of the quality of
speakers and track sessions that are planned. As a result of the
heightened importance of decision technology to CEOs, this year’s
conferences are expected to draw senior executives from retail,
telecommunications, financial services and insurance companies.
InterACT 2001 Conference track highlights in San Francisco and
For more information about the InterACT Conferences or to register
for the event, call 1-800-496-7001 in the U.S., 1-44-(0)-121-781-4545
in the U.K., 1-415-492-5353 from anywhere or visit
About Fair, Isaac
Fair, Isaac and Company is a global provider of customer analytics
and decision technology. Widely recognized for its pioneering work in
credit scoring, Fair, Isaac revolutionized the way lending decisions
are made. Today the company helps clients in multiple industries
increase the value of customer relationships. Fair, Isaac has made the
Forbes list of the top 200 U.S. small companies eight times in the
last nine years. Headquartered in San Rafael, California, Fair, Isaac
has 21 offices worldwide.