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INFORMS Initiatives

INFORMS offers free CAP Webinar Training Series

Do you have what it takes to become a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®)? Join INFORMS for its free CAP Webinar Training Series and find out!

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INFORMS launches Analytics Maturity Model

The INFORMS Analytics Maturity Model celebrated its official launch during the recent INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco with a provocative survey of analytics professionals showing that a large number of companies welcome analytics maturity but a much smaller percentage actually take the steps to achieve it.

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Webinar series preps candidates for CAP exam

The question asked most often about the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science) Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program is: “How do I prepare for the exam?” To help people prepare and allay their fears of an unknown exam, the CAP program volunteers and staff have written and published a Candidate Handbook with sample questions, a CAP Study Guide that outlines topics for each domain and an introductory webinar.

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INFORMS’ Analytics Maturity Model: What’s your score?

The INFORMS Analytics Maturity model, set for launch Nov. 10, lets you and your organization do a self-assessment that analyzes three critical organizational themes: 1. organization, 2. analytics capability, and 3. data and infrastructure.

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INFORMS continuing education courses set for San Francisco

INFORMS’ continuing education courses, designed for today’s analytics professionals, are intensive hands-on courses that provide participants with real take-away value. You will leave these courses with the skills, tools and methods that you can implement immediately in your work. 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 our members and the industry at large.

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CAP program continues to grow

Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, vice chair of the Analytics Certification Board, has an article in the latest issue of Swiss Analytics Magazine on the Certified Analytics Professional program subtitled “How to become a modern-day journeyman.” She notes that professionalism arose through the medieval guild system, and today professional certifications such as CAP® serve the same purpose: to establish standards, promote ethical practices and issue a credential that can be used across the industry.

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Upcoming INFORMS analytics continuing ed courses

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. Four upcoming intensive hands-on courses provide professionals with real take-away value, imparting participants with skills, tools and methods that can be implemented immediately in their respective work.

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Analytics Certification Board Chair Nestler speaks on CAP

Scott Nestler, chairperson of the Analytics Certification Board, was recently invited by executive recruiter Linda Burtch to post information about INFORMS’ Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program on Burtch’s blog Burtch Works.

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CIO Magazine: INFORMS’ CAP program ‘pays off’

INFORMS’ Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program was recently listed first by CIO magazine among the “11 Big Data Certifications That Will Pay Off.” The largest society in the world for professionals in the fields of analytics, operations research and management science, INFORMS’ CAP exam is given at hundreds of computer-based testing centers worldwide through an agreement with Kryterion (a full-service provider of customizable assessment and certification products and services).

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Analytics courses set for Baltimore/D.C. area in September

INFORMS has a continuing education program designed specifically for those in the field of operations research and analytics. Two courses from this program are coming to the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area in September: “Introduction to Monte Carlo and Discrete-Event Simulation” and “Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics.” These courses are intensive, two-day, in-person courses. Once you leave the classroom you will have the skills, tools and methods you can immediately use to help make your projects a success.

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Headlines

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 →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research
April 15-17, 2018, Baltimore

CAP® EXAM SCHEDULE

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