zoldi-scott-ficoDrexel University’s LeBow College of Business and CIO.com have named Dr. Scott Zoldi, chief analytics officer at analytic software firm FICO, one of the winners of the first Analytics 50 Awards. The awards program honors 50 executives who are using analytics at their organizations to solve business challenges.

Dr. Zoldi received the award for his leadership in developing new analytic technologies to reduce payment card fraud, by detecting rapidly changing criminal methods. Dr. Zoldi led the development of a patented adaptive analytics technology and multilayered self-calibrating analytics, deployed in the company’s FICO® Falcon® Platform, which protects 2.6 billion payment cards worldwide. This solution can leverage a client’s fraud experience in near real-time to adjust model weights, without the need for time-consuming off-line training. FICO also created a patented technology called behavior-sorted lists, which identifies an individual cardholder’s specific spending patterns at preferred merchants and individualized transaction patterns

By adding adaptive analytics, one large U.S debit card issuer realized an 18 percent improvement in real-time fraud dollars detected, and a relative reduction of 11 percent in account false positive ratio, saving millions of dollars per year and improving the customer experience for its cardholders. One international card issuer has experienced a 17 percent reduction in false-positive cases with no negative impact on real-time fraud dollars detection rate. For transactions that occur at a cardholder’s favorite merchants, bank clients have seen areduction in false-positive occurrences of 35-50 percent, contributing to significant increases in customer satisfaction.

The Analytics 50 winners represent a broad spectrum of industries, ranging from pharmaceuticals and healthcare to sports and media. The Analytics 50 is a collaboration between Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and CIO.com to recognize 50 companies using analytics to solve business challenges. Winners were selected by a panel of leaders in academia and industry who judged nominations based on the submitted challenge, the innovativeness of the analytics solution, and the overall impact on the organization. Honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on November 9, 2016 at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business in Philadelphia.

FICO 200 135More information: http://www.cio.com/article/3124629/analytics/drexel-and-cio-com-announce-analytics-50-winners.html

Source:  FICO Press Release