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INFORMS Initiatives

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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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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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

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Computing Society Conference
Jan. 6-8, 2019; Knoxville, Tenn.

INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
April 14-16, 2019; Austin, Texas

INFORMS International Conference
June 9-12, 2019; Cancun, Mexico

INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
June 20-22; Rome, Italy

INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
July 2-4, 2019; Brisbane, Australia

INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 27-29, 2019; Boston, Mass.

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Oct. 20-23, 2019; Seattle, Wash.

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 8-11, 2019: National Harbor, Md.

OTHER EVENTS

Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)

CAP® EXAM SCHEDULE

CAP® Exam computer-based testing sites are available in 700 locations worldwide. Take the exam close to home and on your schedule:


 
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