The 2018 Predictive Analytics World (PAW) conference in Vegas this year was a huge and very successful event. Rexer Analytics President, Karl Rexer,moderated sessions in the Business PAW tracks. He also presented a plenary session, “Industry Trends: Highlights from the 2017 Data Science Survey”. Karl also co-presented to PAW Business attendees in the Predictive Modeling & Machine Learning Methods track with Dean Abbott, SmarterHQCo-Founder and Chief Data Scientist. Their session, “Q&A: Ask Dean and KarlAnything (about Best Practices)” was an open Q&A and discussion focused on best practices in predictive analytics, techniques for data preparation, and industry trends,and proven methods for explaining predictive modeling results to non-technical audiences.