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Essential Practice Skills course coming to San Jose

INFORMS Initiatives

Participants of the INFORMS course “Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals” learn practical tools for integrating their analytical skills into real-world problem solving for businesses and other organizations. This popular course provides approaches that can be applied immediately to a wide variety of settings, whether within a participant’s own organization or for an external client. The course is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in San Jose, Calif.

By the end of day two, participants will learn to link their subject-matter expertise to the challenges of messy, unstructured problems, organizational noise and non-technical decision-makers. They will also better 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.

This class will be taught by Dr. E. Andrew (Andy) Boyd, Texas A&M, University of Houston, and Houston Public Media. Andy Boyd is former chief scientist and senior vice president at PROS, where he directed over 30 analytics professionals. During his 11 years at PROS he honed skills necessary for bridging the gap between individuals with differing levels of experience with analytics. Dr. Boyd currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, and in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston. He is also a scheduled contributor to the Engines of Our Ingenuity, a nationally syndicated program produced by Houston’s National Public Radio affiliate, KUHF, part of Houston Public Media.

INFORMS’ continuing education program is designed specifically for those in the field of analytics, operations research and management science. INFORMS, the world’s largest organization for advanced analytics professionals, produces and disseminates data analytics and operations research information, training courses, certification and best-in-class resources for its members and the industry at large.

Don’t miss out on INFORMS’ other CE courses for analytics professionals. For detailed course information and to register visit: www.informs.org/continuinged or contact Thedra White (thedra.white@informs.org; +1-443-757-3570).

 

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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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