Congratulations to David Popelier of FourWinds Ltd. in Virginia, who won a Google Nexus 7 in a drawing for participants in an INFORMS survey forecasting trends in analytics over the coming year. INFORMS will issue results of the survey in coming weeks.
By Alan Taber, CAP, MBA
Now in its 3rd year, the Spreadsheet Guru Contest is back and better than ever! Sponsored by the Analytics Section and SprigWorld, the worldwide web preliminary round will start Friday, March 21st and run through Friday, March 28th. Read More.
The University of Alabama's Institute of Business Analytics and the Culverhouse College of Commerce are hosting a Business Analytics Symposium. The Symposium is a two-day event exploring the diverse landscape of analytics in business. World-renowned experts in the fields of statistics, data-mining, analytics and business will present analytics in their organizations. For more information and to register, please visit mycba.ua.edu/basymposium.
Blog On: The Allure of Analytics, from a Student's Perspective by Nick Cullen, ISE University of Florida 2015
Why Operations Research works for students, and vice-versa. From my observations as a student, and only as a student, I believe that the initial attraction to the field of Operations Research comes from hearing about companies 'increasing their efficiency tenfold and reducing their costs substantially', and so on, due to an ingenious process improvement coming from an industrial engineer. Read More.
Our fourth annual professional job event, Analytics Connect, is coming to the INFORMS Spring Analytics Conference on March 30, March 31, and April 1. Attendees of the conference receive free access to the event. Employers may sign up soon.
Analytics Connect brings together motivated or passive job seekers with top industry employers in a casual atmosphere. It features a jobs-related networking reception and booths for private meetings with employers, an employment outlook panel discussion, and 'lightning round' presentations by employers.
Consider being a sponsor! We have monetary levels to fit every corporate budget starting at just $1,000. Special rewards come with each gift. Stand proudly with the biggest celebration of the analytics profession with such notable organizations as IBM, SAS, Booz Allen Hamilton, Institute for Information Industry, Metron, Bank of America, BNSF, HP, UPS, Ortec, Gurobi, Fedex, and Jeppesen. Get more sponsorship information here.
If you are an Edelman Laureate or have represented your organization in the Edelman Academy, your presence is requested at the Franz Edelman Awards Gala to be held on March 31, 2014 at INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research in Boston. We'd like to recognize you! Please RSVP to Gary Bennett, Director of Marketing, at email@example.com.
This competitive program, supported by SAS®, will recognize one outstanding student who would like to learn more about the practice of analytics at this conference in Boston, March 30-April 1, 2014. Scholarship will cover the costs of attending the event and additional networking opportunities. Deadline to apply is midnight, February 20. Click here for more information.
Getting ready to conduct a job search? Stop by the INFORMS Video Learning Center to view the academic job search panel discussion and industry job search panel discussion recently held at INFORMS Annual Meeting.
Members who consult full time or part time are invited to add themselves to the Find an Analytics Consultant Database. The database is for members only to add their information but will be promoted widely to the broad analytics community who need your help.