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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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Good, better, best: An analytics maturity model that fits

  Good, better, best: An analytics maturity model that fits

The Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog once offered customers products in three tiers of quality: “good,” “better” and “best.” The price for each product corresponded to distinguishing features that made choices good, and others still better or best. It was an elegant solution for simpler times. These paper catalogs provided customers with an information model for prudent investments in products such as a pair of boots – fitting customers both literally and figuratively according to their needs, resources and size.

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INFORMS analytics continuing education courses

INFORMS has added two new courses – “Introduction to Monte Carlo and Discrete-Event Simulation” and “Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics” – to its continuing education program. The intensive, two-day, in-person courses give participants hands-on practice in handling real data types, real business problems and practical methods for delivering business-useful results. The new courses, along with INFORMS’ other two popular continuing education courses, “Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals” and “Data Exploration & Visualization,” provide analytic professionals with real take-away value to implement immediately at work.

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New INFORMS continuing education courses

The INFORMS Continuing Education program is offering two new courses this fall: “Introduction to Monte Carlo and Discrete-Event Simulation” and “Modern Predictive Analytics.”

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CAP exam offered at computer-based testing centers worldwide

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the fields of analytics, operations research (O.R.) and management science, recently announced that its successful Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) exam will now be given at hundreds of computer-based testing centers worldwide through an agreement with Kryterion, the full-service provider of customizable assessment and certification products and services.

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Analytics education for professionals: San Jose

INFORMS’ popular continuing education courses will be held June 20-21 (“Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals”) and June 25-26 (“Data Exploration & Visualization”) before and after, respectively, the 2014 INFORMS Conference on the Business of Big Data in San Jose, Calif. Register by May 30 for the “Essential Skills” course and by June 4 for the “Data Exploration” course and save $100.

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Continuing education for analytics professionals

INFORMS’ popular continuing education courses will be held June 20-21 (“Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals”) and June 25-26 (“Data Exploration & Visualization”) before and after, respectively, the 2014 INFORMS Conference on the Business of Big Data in San Jose, Calif. Register early to save $100.

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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)

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