Share with your friends










Submit

Analytics Magazine

Analytics Society reviews 2016 and shares plans for 2017

Stefan Karisch

The Analytics Society of INFORMS enjoyed a successful year in 2016, when it not only received society status within INFORMS, but it also again grew in membership and expanded its scope of activities, all of which were reviewed at a lively reception and business meeting at the 2016 Annual Conference in Nashville, Tenn. We are now 1,248 members strong, with 2,046 engaged with our LinkedIn Community. Especially encouraging is the growth of student members by more than 80 percent compared to 2015.

At the meeting, we transitioned leadership of the Society to Stefan Karisch of Boeing (president), Jack Levis of UPS (vice president/president-elect), Subrat Sahu of Caterpillar (secretary) and Aaron Burciaga of Accenture (treasurer). Many thanks to retiring President Jim Williams (FICO), Secretary Polly Mitchell-Guthrie (SAS) and Treasurer Erick Wikum (Tata Consultancy Services) for their service.

Attendance at the business meeting was, as in the past, excellent. We discussed focus areas during 2016, including increased capabilities (the Certified Analytics Professional program – CAP®, continuing education), visibility (communications), recognition (awards), conferences (annual, regional, topical) and outreach (supporting the analytics ecosystem). Society members came forward to offer their time to continue to drive these efforts forward. Many thanks to all the volunteers, and we will be in touch soon to arrange efforts toward managing Society website content, judging awards, contributing articles, promoting CAP and other special initiatives.

A good share of the business meeting focused on recognition, via awards, that the Society supports. These are described in more detail in another article below.

The incoming leadership also provided a look ahead for 2017. We are going to continue efforts to strengthen membership benefits along the focus areas outlined above. In addition, we also identified additional development opportunities in these areas.

We plan to amplify the Innovative Applications in Analytics Award as a premier competition in applied analytics. The quality and impact of the entries has grown considerably since its inception in 2012, and we are looking at new ways to promote the contributions of our field. We also considered expanding the number of analytics meetings co-hosted or co-sponsored by the Analytics Society to provide our members more opportunities to connect at regional, one-day events. Based on repeated requests by our members, we plan to more frequently capture and disseminate analytics trends. Building on past contributions by members, we will share topics of interest as seen by our community. If you are interested in engaging in any of these activities, please contact Stefan Karisch (stefan.e.karisch@boeing.com).

In closing, be sure to check out the Analytics Society’s forum on the INFORMS Connect site and our LinkedIn group. We look forward to continued growth and to developing a vibrant society that brings more analytics professionals to INFORMS.

– Stefan Karisch, president, Analytics Society of INFORMS

 

Related Posts

  • 91
    We hope to see many Analytics Society members in Las Vegas for the upcoming INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research be held April 2-4. As shared in previous communications, the Analytics Society is organizing many exciting events for the conference.
    Tags: analytics, society, informs, business, members
  • 91
    The Analytics Society’s leadership team is now launching its strategic priorities for 2017. As described last month, we are going to focus on three areas to add more value for our members and profession, and I would like to invite you to participate.
    Tags: analytics, society, members, areas, informs
  • 89
    Another INFORMS Annual Meeting is fast approaching, set for Oct. 22-25 in Houston. It promises to be a great venue to meet other practitioners. The program is shaping up to be very interesting. Several plenary and keynote presentations will be given by industry representatives, and there will be a number…
    Tags: informs, analytics, society, meeting, forward, areas, annual, president, karisch, stefan
  • 89
    I look forward to the upcoming INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston on Oct. 22-25, and I invite you to attend the business meeting of the Analytics Society on Monday, Oct. 23 from 6-7 p.m. At this meeting, we will review recent accomplishments, recognize the winners of our society-sponsored awards and…
    Tags: society, analytics, meeting, president, informs, business, awards, annual, forward
  • 87
    Stefan Karisch (photo) of Boeing was elected president of the Analytics Society of INFORMS, and he formally took the gavel from outgoing President Jim Williams of FICO at the Society's business meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 14.
    Tags: president, analytics, meeting, business, karisch, stefan, informs, society


Headlines

Report: Automotive industry to invest $3.3 billion in big data in 2018

Big data investments in the automotive industry are expected to surpass $3.3 billion in 2018, according to a report by SNS Telecom & IT. Amid the proliferation of real-time and historical data from sources such as connected devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, big data is rapidly gaining traction from a diverse range of vertical sectors. Read more →

Digital vs. print books: playing favorites can hurt overall book sales

Since the first e-book platform launched in 2007, e-book sales grew to comprise 20 percent of all book sales by 2015. To ensure the increasing popularity of e-books do not undermine the success of their printed counterparts, publishers frequently delay the digital publication date for several weeks after the print edition has been released. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

OTHER EVENTS

Making Data Science Pay
July 30-31, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.


Predictive Analytics: Failure to Launch Webinar
Aug. 18, 11 a.m.


Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Sept. 10-13, 17-20 and 24-25


Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Sept. 17-20, 12-5 p.m. LIVE Online


The Analytics Clinic: Ensemble Models: Worth the Gains?
Sept. 20, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

CAP® EXAM SCHEDULE

CAP® Exam computer-based testing sites are available in 700 locations worldwide. Take the exam close to home and on your schedule:


 
For more information, go to 
https://www.certifiedanalytics.org.