INFORMS News: 2017 Business Analytics & O.R. Conference set for Las Vegas

Las Vegas will host the 2017 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & O.R. on April 2-4.

2017 Analytics Conference in Las Vegas

The 2017 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research will be held in Las Vegas on April 2-4 at Caesar’s Palace. Caesar’s is one of the most prestigious casino hotels in the world, as well as one of Las Vegas’ largest and best-known landmarks.

Analytics 2017 will bring together nearly a thousand leading analytics professions and industry experts to share ideas, network and learn through real-life examples of data-based analytical decisions. Long-formatted talks offer an outlet to hear the complete story of successful analytical projects from inception through implementation. The conference also offers substantial networking opportunities, making it the analytics event of the year for anyone who works in the analytics, operations research or management science fields. IBM Solution Executive Maher Lahmar chairs the conference.

Hand-picked topics and speakers: The conference has seen huge growth and success year after year due in part to the conference program committees, whose members develop the topic tracks, select speakers and organize the presentations that comprise the heart of the conference. This year’s program committee includes analysts and managers from companies such as Accenture, BNSF Railway, Chevron, Deloitte, Gartner, Google, Innovative Decisions, Intel, InterContinental Hotels Group, Kroger, Lockheed Martin, Mayo Clinic, The MITRE Corp., SAS, Schneider and Walt Disney Company, as well as leading universities and government agencies.

The conference committee has designated nine topical tracks for the 2017 invited speaker program: Analytics Leadership and Soft Skills, Analytics on Unstructured Data, Decision and Risk Analysis, Emerging Analytics, Entertainment and Gaming, Internet of Things, Marketing Analytics, Revenue Management and Pricing, and Supply Chain Applications. The program will be rounded out by six tracks of hand-picked, member-contributed talks, software tutorials from vendor sponsors and poster presentations.  

Technology workshops: Analytics 2017 officially starts with the welcome reception on Sunday evening, April 2, but you can get an early start with the technology workshops that are offered all day April 2. The no-cost workshops offer in-depth training in software solutions. You can sign up when you register for the conference.

Poster presenters offered discounted registration rate: Interested students and professionals may submit a poster proposal and receive a discounted registration rate if selected to present at the meeting. The poster format is great for works-in-progress on which the speaker is looking for feedback or successful projects that may not be extensive enough for an extended talk. The deadline for all poster presentations to be submitted is Feb. 20, 2017. If your poster is selected to be presented, you can take advantage of a discounted registration rate of $1,070.

Save with early conference rates: Early rates of $1,175 for INFORMS members and $1,470 for nonmembers are available until Feb. 6, 2017. Organizations can take advantage of the $1,070 per person team discount rate when they send three or more attendees to the conference. A $1,070 newcomer rate is also offered. This special rate applies to any INFORMS member who is attending the conference for the first time. All meals for two days are included in all registration fees.

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