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Early registration discounts for continuing education courses

INFORMS Initiatives

INFORMS, the world’s leading organization for advanced analytics, will present two courses in the months ahead – one on essential skills, the other on data exploration & visualization – as part of its Continuing Education for Analytics Professionals program. Be a part of these intensive two-day, in-person courses that deliver real take-away value to implement immediately at work. You’ll leave the classroom ready to apply the real skills, tools and methods of analytics.

Individuals who register early save $100 off the price of each course.

Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals

In this course you will learn practical tools for integrating analytical skills into real-world problem-solving for businesses and other organizations. The course provides approaches that can you can apply immediately to a wide variety of settings, whether within your own organization or for your clients.

• Learn to link subject-matter expertise to the challenges of messy, unstructured problems, organizational noise and non-technical decision-makers.

• Understand best-practice techniques, including: problem statement summaries, issue trees, interview guides, work plans, sensitivity analysis, stress-testing recommendations, the “Pyramid Principle” of story logic, story-boarding, slide-craft, delivering presentations and fielding Q&A sessions.

Upcoming dates:

Feb. 20-21 – Atlanta (register by Feb. 6 to save $100)

March 28-29 – Boston (register by March 7 to save $100)

June 20-21 – San Jose, Calif. (register by May 30 to save $100)

Data Exploration & Visualization

In this course 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 existing questions, thereby corroborating or invalidating hunches and preconceptions.

• Have confidence to explore new data using the exploration/visualization approach.

• Be able to approach and deploy interactive visualization.

• Understand how to identify practically meaningful discoveries.

• Experience the use of state-of-the-art visualization software.

• Think creatively about data and insight.

Upcoming dates:

March 28-29 – Boston (register by Mar. 7 to save $100)

June 25-26 – San Jose, Calif. (register by June 4 to save $100)

For more information on the course and available discounts, visit www.informs.org/continuinged.

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UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Computing Society Conference
Jan. 6-8, 2019; Knoxville, Tenn.

INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
April 14-16, 2019; Austin, Texas

INFORMS International Conference
June 9-12, 2019; Cancun, Mexico

INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
June 20-22; Rome, Italy

INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
July 2-4, 2019; Brisbane, Australia

INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 27-29, 2019; Boston, Mass.

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Oct. 20-23, 2019; Seattle, Wash.

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 8-11, 2019: National Harbor, Md.

OTHER EVENTS

Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)

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