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Held prior to 2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics

Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals  

Boston, MA - March 28-29, 2014
Patrick Noonan, Emory University     
You will learn practical tools for integrating your analytical skills into real-world problem solving for businesses and other organizations. The course provides approaches that you can apply immediately to a variety of settings, whether within your own organization or for your clients.   

Data Exploration & Visualization

Boston, MA - March 28-29, 2014
Stephen McDaniel and Eileen Mc­Daniel of Freakalytics, LLC
You will be re-introduced to approaching data in a powerful yet playful manner. You will see and experience how exploration and visualization can be used to answer questions, thereby corroborating or invalidating hunches and preconceptions.  
For more information on these courses and to register, go to http://www.informs.org/continuinged.


by Zahir Balaporia, Director, Intermodal Operations at Schneider National     
Another great lineup of speakers this year. Hope to see many of you in Boston. Booz Allen Hamilton Accenture Deloitte meetings2.informs.org
Analytics 3.0: Where Big Data and Traditional Analytics Meet - Hear first-hand from the thought-leader who pioneered the concept of "Competing on Analytics. "Thomas Davenport's best-selling 2006 Harvard Business Review article and 2007 book, co-authored... Read More.

Wagner Prize Chair Allen Butler will be in the INFORMS booth in Boston, Tuesday, April 1, at 10am to answer your questions. This prestigious INFORMS practice prize rewards strong mathematics applied to practical problems, supported by clear and coherent writing. The deadline for the two-page abstract deadline is May 1. Click here for application information.


Let others know about hot presentations and what you're planning by adding the hashtag "#analytics2014" to your tweets. "Follow" the official conference announcements Twitter feed, Analytics2014, to make sure you receive all conference announcements.


LinkedIn Connect with other conference participants and discuss key topics at the Analytics Meeting LinkedIn Group.


Share your conference photos with other attendees by e-mailing them to photosandvideo@mail.informs.org so we can post them in our Flickr album and on the conference blog.


"Like" INFORMS on Facebook, and  let other INFORMS members know that you are attending the 2014 INFORMS Analytics Meeting.


Check out the INFORMS Analytics Meeting Board on Pinterest for interesting places to visit, eat, and enjoy Boston. Follow the board for updates.


Bloggers are needed to add flavor and commentary to the INFORMS Analytics Conference. Just a few paragraphs a day are all we need. For more information or to sign up, contact gary.bennett@informs.org. See the blog from last year's conference.


We can help. Stop by Registration or the INFORMS booth, and we'll get you signed up so you don't miss any member benefits. Renewal invoices will be sent in the mail around March 15, so if we have crossed in the mail, please accept our apologies. It's always fastest and easiest to renew online.

INFORMS is happy to offer a scholarship program for the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. This competitive program, supported by SAS® and sponsored by the Analytics Section of INFORMS, recognizes one outstanding student who would like to learn more about the practice of analytics at this annual conference by covering the costs of attending the event and additional networking opportunities. Honorable Mention winners may be named if other applicants merit special recognition. The 2014 winner and honorable mentions will be recognized at the INFORMS Analytics Conference in Boston, March 30-April 1. For more detailed information about the committee, application process, eligibility, procedures and deadlines, visit the Analytics Scholar Competition.

INFORMS premier career event allows employers and experienced analytics professionals to connect in a casual atmosphere. The program offers a Job Fair reception and "Lightning Round" employer presentations on Sunday, 3:30-7:30pm, open to all conference attendees. An Analytics Connect breakfast with Employment Outlook panel discussion takes place on Monday, 7-8am. On-site interviews take place on Monday and Tuesday. Click here for more information. Employers: sign up now.

Stop by the INFORMS Career Center booth to learn more about INFORMS upgraded Career Center. Now populated with hundreds more analytics and O.R. jobs than before, employers and job seekers have many more options and features to post resumes and jobs and search for top employers and candidates.

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 gary.bennett@informs.org.