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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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Section update, highlights, new officers

  Section update, highlights, new officers

At the recent INFORMS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, the Analytics Section of INFORMS held its annual business meeting, jointly chaired by outgoing President Zahir Balaporia and incoming President Don Kleinmuntz. During this meeting, with more than 100 members in attendance, Zahir announced the results of the section’s recent elections. The officers serving until the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting include: President Don Kleinmuntz (Strata Decision Technology), VP/President-Elect Glenn Wegyrn (Analytic Impact), Secretary Veena Mendiratta (Alcatel-Lucent) and Treasurer Tarun Mohan Lal (Mayo Clinic).

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Semi-finalists named for Innovative Applications in Analytics Award

The Analytics Section of INFORMS announced that nine semifinalists for its 2013 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award will make presentations at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in October. Three finalists will be selected in November, leading up to the finalists’ presentations and the naming of the winner at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research in March 2014.

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Innovative Applications in Analytics Award

The Innovative Applications in Analytics Award, sponsored by the INFORMS Section on Analytics, recognizes 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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Student Analytical Scholar winner announced

Oleksandr Akulov, a management grad student studying operations research at the University of British Columbia, was named the winner of the Student Analytical Scholar Competition sponsored by the Analytics Section of INFORMS and supported by SAS.

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Organizing analytics functions for maximum impact

Is the organizational structure in your company, or at the clients you support, enabling or hindering the successful implementation of analytics? Bring your experiences and share your opinion on this often asked question and contribute to a lively discussion at the “Birds of a Feather” session hosted by the Analytics Section of INFORMS on April 8 as part of the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in San Antonio, Texas.

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Join the Analytics Section of INFORMS in S.F.

The Analytics Section of INFORMS invites you to join us at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Nov. 9 to 12.  Tarun Mohan Lal (Mayo Clinic) and Felipe Aros-Vera (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) have organized an outstanding sponsored cluster of sessions on all aspects of analytics.

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Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


Headlines

What you like in a CEO candidate may not deliver results

Attributes that often get someone hired as CEO may not be the ones that drive success once they are at the helm of the company. That’s one of many provocative insights in a study by consulting firm ghSMART. The study, recently featured in Harvard Business Review, identifies characteristics that differentiate the most effective leaders. Read more →

Paying for online reviews backfires among socially influential

Online user reviews have become an essential tool for consumers who increasingly rely on them to evaluate products and services before purchase. The business models of online review platforms such as Yelp and TripAdvisor and e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Expedia critically depend on them. Should such sites pay users to encourage them to write reviews? Read more →

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