FICO Data Scientists Will Present Analytic Technology Breakthroughs at Edinburgh Scoring Conference

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Credit inclusion, cybersecurity analytics and fraud modelling are among FICO’s topics for Credit Scoring and Credit Control XIV, August 26-28

LONDON — August 12, 2015


  • Dr. Andrew Jennings, FICO chief analytics officer, will deliver a keynote address at Credit Scoring and Credit Control XIV in Edinburgh, August 26-28, on improving credit inclusion by scoring alternative data
  • FICO data scientists will present nine breakout sessions
  • Lloyds Banking Group will present two sessions with FICO
  • University of Edinburgh Business School’s Credit Scoring and Credit Control Conference is a globally recognized gathering of close to 400 credit risk analysts and preeminent academics from 40 countries

Data scientists from analytic software company FICO (NYSE:FICO) will present the keynote and nine breakout presentations at the Credit Scoring and Credit Control XIV conference, August 26-28, 2015. The conference, organized by the Credit Research Center at University of Edinburgh Business School, is recognized as the world’s premier conference for credit scoring and related topics, bridging the academic and professional divide. More than 400 attendees are expected from close to 40 countries, with some 100 papers being presented across the three days.

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FICO's data scientists will present new analytic technologies in a wide range of areas, from credit and behavior scoring, optimization and link analysis to fraud modelling, cybersecurity analytics and transaction modelling. Two of the sessions, "Managing Customer Communications with Ultra-Large Scale Optimization" and "Developing Transaction Variable Libraries to Improve Existing Customer Management Decisions," will be co-presented with representatives from FICO client Lloyds Banking Group.

Dr. Andrew Jennings, FICO's chief analytics officer, will deliver one of the conference's keynote presentations, a case study on the analysis of alternative data sources to improve credit inclusion. "More than 50 million people in the US don’t have traditional credit scores," Dr. Jennings said. "I will describe the innovative analytic approach we took to solving this problem and giving millions of people a better chance at good credit." Other keynote presenters include David Rule of the UK's Prudential Regulation Authority and Dr. Erik Heitfield of the Federal Reserve Board in the US.

Jonathan Crook, Professor of Business Economics and Director of the Credit Research Center at University of Edinburgh Business School, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Jennings to deliver a keynote address at this year’s conference. Attended by close to 400 of the world’s leading credit risk professionals and academics, the Credit Risk and Credit Control Conference has a significant role to play in setting the international credit risk agenda. So we are especially happy to see longstanding contributor FICO return to present its latest insights once again in this, the conference’s 25th year."

FICO presenters won the best paper award at the biannual Edinburgh conferences in 2009 and 2011.

About FICO
FICO (NYSE: FICO), formerly known as Fair Isaac, is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 90+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s groundbreaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries. FICO provides analytics software and tools used across multiple industries to manage risk, fight fraud, build more profitable customer relationships, optimize operations and meet strict government regulations. Many of our products reach industry-wide adoption. These include the FICO® Score, the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States. FICO solutions leverage open-source standards and cloud computing to maximize flexibility, speed deployment and reduce costs. The company also helps millions of people manage their personal credit health. Learn more at

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