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INFORMS Initiatives

INFORMS supports National Data Science Bowl

In partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle, INFORMS is helping to launch the first-ever National Data Science Bowl competition. The National Data Science Bowl is a platform through which data scientists can harness their passion, unleash their curiosity and amplify their impact to affect change on a global scale.

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Essential Practice Skills course coming to San Jose

Participants of the INFORMS course “Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals” learn practical tools for integrating their analytical skills into real-world problem solving for businesses and other organizations. This popular course provides approaches that can be applied immediately to a wide variety of settings, whether within a participant’s own organization or for an external client. The course is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in San Jose, Calif.

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Wagner Prize presentations available online

Video presentations of the six finalists of the 2014 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, won by Ford Motor Company, are now available for viewing.

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INFORMS supports National Data Science Bowl

  INFORMS supports National Data Science Bowl

In partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle, INFORMS is helping to launch the first-ever National Data Science Bowl competition. The National Data Science Bowl is a platform through which data scientists can harness their passion, unleash their curiosity and amplify their impact to affect change on a global scale.

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Webinar series helps candidates prep for CAP exam

The question asked most often about the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program is “how do I prepare?” INFORMS has responded with a series of five webinars that will explain why you should become certified, help candidates with preparation, and provide general information about the analytics process to all those interested in analytics.

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2015 schedule of continuing ed analytics courses

INFORMS’ continuing education program is designed specifically for those in the field of analytics and operations research. 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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Present a talk or poster at premier analytics conference

The 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R. seeks proposals for talks and posters. Selected presenters may register for the meeting at a discounted fee of up to 35 percent off regular rates. The prestigious conference will be held April 12-14, 2015, in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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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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Headlines

Former INFORMS President Cook named to U.S. Census committee

Tom Cook, a former president of INFORMS, a founding partner of Decision Analytics International and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, was recently named one of five new members of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The committee meets twice a year to address policy, research and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including census tests, policies and operations. The CSAC will meet for its fall 2018 meeting at Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md., Sept. 13-14. Read more →

Gartner identifies six barriers to becoming a digital business

As organizations continue to embrace digital transformation, they are finding that digital business is not as simple as buying the latest technology – it requires significant changes to culture and systems. A recent Gartner, Inc. survey found that only a small number of organizations have been able to successfully scale their digital initiatives beyond the experimentation and piloting stages. “The reality is that digital business demands different skills, working practices, organizational models and even cultures,” says Marcus Blosch, research vice president at Gartner. Read more →

Innovation and speculation drive stock market bubble activity

A group of data scientists conducted an in-depth analysis of major innovations and stock market bubbles from 1825 through 2000 and came away with novel takeaways of their own as they found some very distinctive patterns in the occurrence of bubbles over 175 years. The study authors detected bubbles in approximately 73 percent of the innovations they studied, revealing the close relationship between innovation and stock market bubbles. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 9-12, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

OTHER EVENTS

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.


Predictive Analytics: Failure to Launch Webinar
Oct. 3, 11 a.m.


Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Oct. 1-4, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.


Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Oct. 15-19, Washington, D.C.


Making Data Science Pay
Oct. 29 -30, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.


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