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INFORMS Speakers Program

As executives, managers, researchers and practitioners in the highly dynamic arena of analytics, you know how valuable your time is. Learning from other experts about the most challenging and topical issues of today and how analytics can advance your organization is a way to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge and to gain a competitive advantage. INFORMS has a program to conveniently help you do just that.

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UPS wins Gartner BI Excellence Award

UPS was awarded the 2011 Gartner Business Intelligence (BI) Excellence Award following a presentation and subsequent vote of more than a thousand delegates at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit held May 2-4 in Los Angeles. Jack Levis, director of process management at UPS, made the presentation and accepted the award on behalf of the package delivery and logistics behemoth headquartered in Sandy Springs, Ga.

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Worldwide BI, analytics, PM software market tops $10 billion

Worldwide business intelligence (BI) platform, analytic applications and performance management (PM) software revenue reached $10.5 billion in 2010, a 13.4 percent increase from 2009 revenue of $9.3 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.

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INFORMS launches Section on Analytics

As part of its outreach to the greater analytics community, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) announced the establishment of a new Section on Analytics.

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Analyze This!: Let’s get this analytics party hopping

In my ongoing quest to figure out what’s going on in the world of analytics, I’ve recently been to the Predictive Analytics World (PAW) conference and the INFORMS Business Analytics and Operations Research conference in Chicago. I have seen dozens of presentations, heard scores of panel discussions and had a million or so conversations. In no particular order, here are some of my impressions.

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SAS endorses STEM recommendations for boosting math and science outcomes

Business analytics company SAS has endorsed the new “Vital Signs” reports that offer state-by-state recommendations on strengthening K-12 math and science to prepare students to compete globally. SAS CEO and founder Jim Goodnight urged state leaders to resist political pressure to lower expectations.

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New York State recovers $83 million in tax debt with IBM technology

New York State recovered $83 million in delinquent taxes last year thanks in large part to the deployment of the IBM Tax Collections Optimizer. The $83 million represents an 8 percent increase from 2009 and is double the average increase in prior years before the new technology was introduced.

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Midwest ISO earns Edelman honors

  Midwest ISO earns Edelman honors

Moments after Midwest ISO, which manages one of the world’s largest energy markets, won the 2011 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, company CEO and President John Bear was asked how many people comprise his O.R. group.

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The secret to better credit-risk management: economically calibrated models

As the banking sector gradually rebounds from the global recession, many bank executives and boards are focused on incorporating the painful lessons learned during the past three years into their business operations.

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MIT professor predicts banner year for Red Sox

  MIT professor predicts banner year for Red Sox

After a productive winter in which Boston acquired All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, Red Sox baseball fans eagerly awaited Opening Day at Fenway Park. Dimitris Bertsimas, a professor of operations research at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, gives fans another reason to cheer…

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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.


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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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