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INFORMS Strategic Planning Committee, led by Past President Terry P. Harrison and Executive Director Melissa Moore, conducted a member survey in late August and early September designed to measure member attitudes about the analytics movement and INFORMS place in it.

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Thank you for being part of another successful year for the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. We hope that you share our excitement and enthusiasm for our field, which is enjoying renewed vitality and truly makes a difference in the lives of people everywhere. We invite you to renew your 2013 membership in the Institute today. We are happy to announce that there is no dues increase for 2013.

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The INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research kicks off April 15 in Huntington Beach, CA. I had a chance to preview a presentation by Glenn Bailey, Sr. Director of Operations Research at Manheim (the $3B wholesaler auto auctioneer). Glenn's talk is on "The Need for Speed: Responsive Predictive Analytics," and he makes an important statement:

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I guess it's time I introduce myself. My name is Kevin Geraghty. I am the new Editor-in-Chief of INFORMS Online, and I'm very excited by the opportunities and direction that INFORMS leadership intends to take our site. One of the more notable recent changes we are adopting for the INFORMS brand is the incorporation of the term ‘Analytics’.

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The strategic planning subcommittee of the 2011 INFORMS Practice Conference Organizing Committee has decided to take steps to re-configure and re-brand the Practice Conference to better serve the emerging business analytics field...

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Thank you for being part of another successful year for the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Some of INFORMS 2010 accomplishments include strong abstract submission for the Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, which bodes well for very strong attendance...

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From a practical standpoint I am an INFORMS member to support the professional society organized around the field I chose to study, practice, and teach. Professional societies...

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