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2015 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award

Applications for the 2015 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award, sponsored by the INFORMS Section on Analytics, are due Aug. 25. The purpose of the award is to recognize creative and unique developments, applications or combinations of analytical techniques used in practice. The prize promotes the awareness of the value of analytics techniques in unusual applications, or in creative combination to provide unique insights and/or business value.

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Analytics cluster set for INFORMS Annual Meeting in S.F.

The Analytics Section of INFORMS will present the analytics cluster of sessions and presentations at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco Nov. 9-12. The cluster encompasses 20 sessions featuring the most renowned analytics practitioners and leaders. Nine additional sessions will be jointly organized in collaboration with the Health Applications Society (HAS), CPMS (the Practice Section of INFORMS) and the Section on O.R. in Sports (SpORts).

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Analytics Section members save $195 on CAP exam

We know your membership in the Analytics Section of INFORMS is valuable to you. Section members are on the forefront of promoting data-driven analytics and fact-based decision making in practice.

We would like to reward you for your membership and dedication to the profession.

For the rest of 2014, you may apply and sit for the CAP® exam for just $300.

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Analytics Section welcomes new members from SPRIG

At the close of 2013, the officers of the INFORMS Analytics Section and the Spreadsheet Productivity Research Interest Group (SPRIG) agreed that SPRIG would merge into the Analytics Section. SPRIG’s officers evaluated membership trends and activities, and came to a difficult conclusion that the group was not likely to be viable in its current form. They approached the Analytics Section, which welcomed any and all SPRIG members.

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IBM, UNICEF team up to win Innovative Applications Award

For members of the INFORMS Analytics Section, one of the many highlights of the recent INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research were the excellent presentations by the finalists in the Third Annual Innovative Applications in Analytics Award competition.

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Boardman wins SAS/INFORMS Student Scholarship

Daniel Boardman, an MBA student from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, was named the winner of the Student Analytical Scholar Competition sponsored by the Analytics Section of INFORMS and supported by SAS. Boardman’s application earned him free registration, lodging and travel to the upcoming INFORMS Business Analytics & Operations Research Conference, as well as participation in the Professional Colloquium at the conference.

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Section’s website adds new analytics videos

Several new analytics videos have been added to the Analytics Section website. These videos were recorded at the INFORMS 2013 Annual Meeting. Enjoy talks from semi-finalists for the Innovative Applications in Analytics Award competition.

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Call for presentations: ‘Analytics Applications and Practice’

Analytics Section President Don Kleinmuntz is organizing a stream of sessions on “Analytics Applications and Practice” for the upcoming 20th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2014) to be held July 13-18 in Barcelona, Spain (http://www.ifors2014.org). Anyone interested in making a presentation on any topic related to analytics applications and practice in business or government should contact Kleinmuntz (don@kleinmuntzassociates.com) for further information.

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Section sponsors Spreadsheet Guru Contest

In conjunction with the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, the Analytics Section of INFORMS will sponsor the 3rd Annual Spreadsheet Guru Contest. A test of head-to-head spreadsheet skills in data analysis and presentation, the Spreadsheet Guru Contest will kick off on March 21 via the Internet.

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Looking forward to conference, analytics award competition

The Analytics Section of INFORMS is looking forward to the upcoming INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, to be held in Boston March 30-April 1. Highlights of Section-sponsored events include presentations by the three finalists – Ford, IBM and Fiserv – in the Section’s Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAA) competition. The award recognizes creative and unique developments, applications or combinations of analytical techniques used in practice.

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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.

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