Predata Expands Predictive Analytics Offering with its New Focus and Foundation Products

Predata today announced the launch of its new Focus and Foundation
products for predictive analytics. The new SaaS-based products are built
on Predata’s machine learning and AI-driven platform for anticipating
global geopolitical events, which was named by CIO Review as one of the
most promising cognitive computing solutions of 2018.

Predata Focus delivers at-a-glance geopolitical risk insight
through a dashboard view. Focus provides access to an
easily configured set of out-of-the-box data sets and assessment
signals. The data and signals are presented in simplified graphic
visualizations with tools to understand risk drivers. Predata Focus
offers insights into the countries and topics of client-interest and
provides email alerts based on user-defined thresholds. Focus allows
users to gain a broad, yet quick, understanding of a wide variety of
potential risks, all in one interface.

Predata Foundation includes all of the capabilities of Focus,
plus additional tools for custom analysis. Foundation provides access to
Predata’s entire open web data sets tracking back to 2010, as well as
over 100,000 metadata signals. Predata Foundation also enables users to
create custom risk signals trained on the user’s own proprietary data.
Additionally, the Foundation product offers advanced signal analysis and
onsite user training. In all, Foundation users can fully investigate
specific risks that matter to them most.

“Predata’s machine learning algorithms successfully turn open web
metadata into predictive intelligence that helps our clients anticipate
future risks and make better decisions,” said Predata CEO Hazem Dawani.
“The new Focus and Foundation products provide our clients with more
choices. Our clients now have the option to use our analytics for
top-level insights or for answering specific questions.”

Users of Predata’s platform extend across government, corporate and
financial sectors such as recently announced relationships with
London-based macro analytics firm Quant
Insight and Washington, D.C.-based think tank Center
for Strategic and International Studies.

“Predata allows me to get a pulse on potential risks and then choose to
dig deeper into the data when I need more information. With Predata, I
am able to test whether my assumptions about the world are on track or
misaligned. I can see the probabilities—both risks and
opportunities—quickly and that’s key in my role as the head of risk,”
said Chief Risk Officer Vamsee Yerramilli of Willowbridge Associates, a
N.J. based asset management company.

The Predata platform organizes unstructured data and combines it with
machine learning to provide insights into online human behavior and
future risks. Some of the events where Predata’s predictive analytics
platform has been successfully engaged, include:

Terrorism: A Predata signal built to anticipate terrorist
bombings in Mogadishu Somalia spiked sharply in October 2017 within 14
days ahead of one of the deadliest bombings in recent history. The
signal continued to rise afterwards, anticipating a second bombing that
occurred two weeks later.

Geopolitical conflict: The Predata platform identified a pattern
of digital activity preceding Russian military exercises and conflict in
Crimea and Donbass early in the Ukraine crisis in 2014. This same
pattern was also seen prior to other offensives by pro-Russian
separatist groups, abetted by Russia, in the following months of the

Market moves: Predata signals recently predicted an upgrade in
Greece’s credit rating days prior to S&P’s June 2018 announcement that
it was increasing the rating from B to B+. Just last week, the platform
also anticipated a gain in the Mexico peso; the USDMXN consequently fell.

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About Predata

Predata uses alternative data and predictive analytics to map online
human behavior to anticipate the risk of future events. The company is
building the world’s smartest platform for political, financial, and
market risk intelligence. Predata’s platform enables customers to
discover, quantify and act on dynamic shifts in online actions about
topics of interest to them. Combined with a proprietary event database,
Predata’s signals provide users with early warning for different types
of geopolitical risk events in any given country, or area of interest.
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