The place to gain real-world insights to implement a successful analytics strategy
Every year, analytics professionals from around the world attend the INFORMS Business Analytics Conference to interact with and learn from leading analytics professionals and industry experts and to gain real-world insights on a successful analytics strategy. From April 15-17, 2018 nearly 1,000 attendees, at all stages of their analytics careers, will travel to Baltimore—the hometown of INFORMS and a vital hub of discovery and growth in Maryland—for the 2018 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference. The conference provides attendees many opportunities to share ideas, to network, and to learn about a range of current topics and trends that can help businesses and organizations improve their analytics prowess by applying science to the art of business.
Analytics best practices
The 2018 conference will feature more than 150 presentations and perspectives on topics that include Real Time Decision Systems, Managing Risk, Supply Chain/Logistics, and Revenue Management. In addition, plenary speakers from leading organizations nationwide, including Bill Schmarzo, the Chief Technology Officer of Big Data Practice with Dell, will share how analytics has transformed their organizations and is continuing to help propel them forward.
The valuable insights shared in these presentations will enable attendees, regardless of their industry, to leverage analytics best practices to optimize their business processes and help their organizations’ key decision makers better understand the value of analytics applications and how to apply them to maximize their own data.
Make lasting connections
In addition to a full meeting schedule, attendees will have many unique opportunities for networking and idea sharing, as well as learn about the latest quantitative methodologies and technologies to sharpen their skill sets and help advance their analytics careers. Dozens of vendors and industry representatives will also be in attendance to share how their organizations are utilizing analytics, and a career fair offers a unique opportunity for companies to meet, network, and interview talented analytics professionals.
The Analytics Conference also celebrates the achievements in analytics at the highest level with the Franz Edelman Awards Gala, in which a number of prizes are presented in recognition of individuals, universities, and organizations that are leading the way in furthering the field of analytics. The Gala culminates in the presentation of the Franz Edelman Award, which recognizes and rewards outstanding contributions of operations research (O.R.) and analytics in the for-profit and non-profit sectors worldwide. Each year, INFORMS honors finalist teams that have improved organizational efficiency, increased profits, brought better products to consumers, helped foster peace negotiations, and saved lives. To date, cumulative benefits of the Edelman finalist projects have topped the $250 billion mark and have impacted nearly every industry.
Previous winners of the Franz Edelman Award include Holiday Retirement, UPS, IBM, Syngenta, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hewlett-Packard, and General Motors, among others.
INFORMS provides unique networking and learning opportunities for individual professionals and organizations of all types and sizes, to better understand and use O.R. and analytics tools and methods to transform strategic visions and achieve better outcomes. Improve your analytics capabilities and hear from leaders in the field! Attend the 2018 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference in Baltimore.
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Melissa Moore is the Executive Director of INFORMS, the largest international association for operations research and analytics professionals and students.