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GE Research VP William Ruh to Explore Rapid Growth of Industrial Internet of Things at INFORMS Analytics, Big Data Conference

CATONSVILLE, MD, March 24, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading international association for professionals in advanced analytics and operations research, announced today that Bill Ruh, Vice President of GE Software, will deliver a keynote on Monday, April 13 at its annual business analytics conference in Huntington Beach, CA.

Catch the “Analytics” Wave at the Leading Analytics, Big Data Conference Huntington Beach, April 12-14

Features Keynotes by IBM & GE Execs, VIP Session for Senior Executives, Harvard Business Review Panel, and over 100 other panels and discussions

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, March 16, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading international association for professionals in advanced analytics and operations research, announced today that its annual business analytics conference will take place in Huntington Beach, CA, April 12-14.

Point/Counterpoint on Big Data: INFORMS VP in CNN Online

In his CNN opinion piece, "The Big Dangers of Big Data" , Konstantin Kakaes of New America raises some interesting points about the ways that designing certain types of Big Data projects could lead to bad societal results.

Unfortunately, Mr. Kakaes' column appears to be part of a larger narrative that is skewing the perception of the importance of advanced data analytics to economies, societies and families around the world.

Big Data is not merely the accumulation of vast amounts of information, but a collection of interconnected and interrelated data points that, when analyzed carefully, helps business leaders make decisions that lead to increased profitability and job creation, assists doctors and scientists in understanding critical factors about health care, helps policymakers better protect the public from potential terror attacks, and much more.

INFORMS Announces Finalists for the UPS George D. Smith Prize Uniting Industry, Academia: Carnegie Mellon, Lehigh, UBC

CATONSVILLE, MD, February 24, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association for professionals in advanced analytics, today announced three finalists  in the competition for the UPS George D. Smith Prize, an award that recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of analytics and operations research.

UPS's Orion is Lavish O.R.-based Deployment

UPS won’t say how much money it has invested in Orion. But management and information technology expert Thomas H. Davenport, a distinguished professor at Babson College near Boston, believes Orion is the largest deployment of operations research, and that UPS spent $200 million to $300 million to develop it, excluding many years of investments in underlying driver technology and communications infrastructure.

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