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Fact Sheet, Syngenta: World’s Best Analytics Teams Compete for INFORMS Franz Edelman Award in Huntington Beach, CA

FACT SHEET, Syngenta: Good Growth through Advanced Analytics

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 8, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association in advanced analytics, will host six finalist organizations competing for the 2015 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. The competition takes place on Monday, April 13 during the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. The prize is the world’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in applying advanced analytics to benefit business and humanitarian outcomes. 

Syngenta is one of the six finalist organizations, with a submission titled, “Good Growth through Advanced Analytics.”

Sustaining an Analytics Advantage

The use of analytics is increasingly commonplace in business — and as a result, it’s hard to gain a lasting competitive advantage from analytics. Nonetheless, there are companies that have done just that over time.

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.

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