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November 13-16, 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina
It's not just for O.R. any more

Plan to attend our analytics "meeting-within-a-meeting" sponsored by INFORMS Analytics Section ( .

If you really want to improve your analytics techniques, only INFORMS produces analytics talks backed by the top academic and industry minds. INFORMS ( counts among its members the leading academics in operation research, decision sciences, operations management, MIS, and yes, analytics. The leaders of the top Masters in Analytics programs from all over the country, including North Carolina State and Northwestern, all consider INFORMS their society home. The top analytics professional in 50 leading organizations, including Intel, GE, Ford, and Procter & Gamble, advise INFORMS as part of the INFORMS Roundtable.

INFORMS Annual Meeting is priced like an academic meeting - very conservatively, only $595 for non-members and $410 for members if you register by October 7 - but boasts cutting edge talks that analytics professionals will find rewarding and challenging:

  • Zahir Balaporia, Director, Intermodal Operations, Schneider National, on: IT and OR: Hunting as a Pack
  • Manoj Chari, SAS Institute, on: Descriptive Analytics
  • Wei Chen, Analytical Solutions Manager, SAS Institute, on: Financial Risk Management in Practice 
  • Weiwei Chen, GE Global Research, on: O.R. Practice for a Smarter Energy Industry 
  • Jeff Day, Senior Analytic Consultant, SAS Institute, on: Selling Analytics: A Multi-Industry Panel Discussion 
  • Michael Gilliland, Product Marketing Manager, Forecasting, on Forecast Value Added Analysis 
  • Michael Gorman, Professor, University of Dayton, on: INFORMS and the Analytics Movement: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going 
  • Michael Gorman, Professor, University of Dayton, on: Educating Analytics Practitioners: M.S. Degrees in Analytics Panel Discussion
  • Arnold Greenland, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM, on: Public Sector Analytics 
  • Warren Lieberman, President, Veritec Solutions, on: Topics in Analytics
  • Irv Lustig, Manager, Optimization and Mathematical Software, IBM, on: Predictive Analytics 
  • Marlize Meyer, Value Chain Optimization, Sasol, on: Analytics in the Petrochemical Industry 
  • Olga Raskina, Con-way Freight, on: OR in Roundtable Companies 
  • Steve Sashihara, President and CEO, Princeton Consultants, Inc., on: Consulting Firms Share Their Lessons Learned on how to Create Significant Impact with Optimization and Advanced Analytics at Their Client Organizations 
  • Chris Stephens, SAS Institute, on: Monitoring and Deployment of Analytic Models

If you would like to receive the best analytics instruction possible and meet the best minds in the business, we invite you to register ( for INFORMS

Annual Meeting.

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