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Accel Partners launches $100 million ‘Big Data Fund’

Accel Partners, a global venture capital firm, recently launched its Big Data Fund, a new $100 million investment initiative created to identify innovative entrepreneurs seeking to build category-defining companies at every layer of the Big Data stack.

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Gartner’s top-10 strategic technologies for 2012

Gartner, Inc. recently highlighted the top-10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2012. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment or the risk of being late to adopt.

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IBM’s Watson-like technology helps improve patient care, reduce costs

IBM recently introduced new software for the healthcare industry to help healthcare providers and payers improve patient care and reduce costs. The new software offering uses content analytics similar to what is found in IBM’s Watson technology.

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University of Missouri receives grant to develop statistical models for U.S. Census Bureau’s ACS

The U.S. Census Bureau is in transition. The constitutionally mandated 10-year count (decennial census) remains, but an annual, on-going survey called The American Community Survey (ACS) has been established.

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Strategic data management yields competitive advantage

A new survey has found that organizations with formal data management strategies derive more value from data assets and outperform competitors. The survey, “Big Data: Harnessing a game-changing asset,” was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by SAS.

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The value of business analytics

The intersection of statistically based insight and the realization that information can be an asset has had and will continue to have serious reverberations in the business world. Being smarter has always meant being successful; as far back as the 19th century, analytics was already generating competitive advantage.

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Corporate Mobile Software-as-a-Service Forecast

According to the latest Strategy Analytics Wireless Enterprise Strategies forecast, “Corporate Mobile SaaS Forecast, 2010-2016,” the Global Corporate Mobile SaaS Market will reach $1.2 billion in 2011 and grow to $3.7 billion by 2016, with a five-year compound growth rate (CAGR) of 25.8 percent. The ability to integrate powerful business applications on smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices will facilitate and accelerate SaaS adoption in the corporate business environment.

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Predictive analytics project delivers millions of course records for analysis

WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has announced the successful federation of datasets from the six institutions participating in the PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework proof of concept project. The goal of the PAR Framework is to identify variables that influence student retention and progression and to determine the impact of various demographic data on factors influencing loss and momentum.

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All-star line-up ready for Premier Business Leadership Series event

Former U.S Attorney General Colin L. Powell and Tom Davenport, best-selling author of “Analytics At Work” and “Competing On Analytics” headline an all-star line-up of speakers and panelists scheduled to appear at the Premier Business Leadership Series event in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 25-27.

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CoreLogic, FICO to develop new credit risk scoring solutions

CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, and FICO will develop new credit risk scoring solutions for the U.S. mortgage industry.

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FCC wins 2018 INFORMS Edelman Award

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) won the 2018 Franz Edelman Award for its use of operations research (O.R.) as part of a revolutionary approach to address the rapidly growing need for additional wireless spectrum in the United States and Canada. The prestigious award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in advanced analytics, O.R. and management science, was presented by INFORMS at the Edelman Gala held April 16 in Baltimore in conjunction with the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. Read more →

BNSF Railway receives 2018 INFORMS Prize

BNSF Railway was awarded the 2018 INFORMS Prize for its pioneering and enduring integration of operations research (O.R.) and analytics programs throughout the organization. The prize was presented at the Edelman Gala held April 16 in Baltimore in conjunction with the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. Read more →

Ethics article earns Mission Award from Notre Dame

An article co-authored by Scott Nestler and David Hunt, both longtime and active members of INFORMS, was named a winner of the Mission Award from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. The article, “Using INFORMS ethics guidelines in the classroom,” appeared in the February 2017 issue of OR/MS Today (the INFORMS membership magazine). The Mission Award recognizes one or more Notre Dame faculty members for a specific research work that contributes to the common good. Read more →



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April 15-17, 2018, Baltimore


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