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How to renew your CAP certification

  How to renew your CAP certification

To anyone who earned Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) status in 2013, it’s time to renew. CAP is a credential that includes a requirement to continue involvement in the analytics profession and to demonstrate compliance every three years. Certificate holders need to earn 30 professional development hours (PDUs) over the three years of certification in order to renew.

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New competition for tomorrow’s leaders in O.R. & analytics

INFORMS recently announced a new International O.R. & Analytics Team Competition, a unique student competition that provides a real-world workplace experience. Sponsored by Syngenta, the competition will feature teams of university students using identical data sets and software systems to solve a challenging business problem via an O.R./analytics approach. A panel of industry experts will judge the submissions.

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Video Learning Center features analytics conference highlights

  Video Learning Center features analytics conference highlights

If you couldn’t attend the 2016 INFORMS Conference on Analytics & Operations Research or if you were at the Orlando event but missed some presentations, the INFORMS Video Learning Center has you covered. Feel free to use the videos as teaching material or to share with others to let them know how OR/MS and analytics are helping to make a difference in the World.

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Analytic workshop features renowned management consultant and educator

Learn practical frameworks and systematic processes for addressing complex, real-world problems and how to facilitate effective action from Patrick Noonan, former management consultant, business owner and educator. Noonan combines a hands-on teaching and learning approach honed from faculty posts at Harvard, Duke and most recently Emory University with real-world experience from a business career spent at global management consulting giant McKinsey & Co. and the Planning Technologies Group, which he co-founded in 1990.

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‘Guide to the Analytics Body of Knowledge’

INFORMS is in the process of creating a “Guide to the Analytics Body of Knowledge” (ABOK) to further its goal of advancing the analytics profession and to complement its Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program. Many of you have already seen and participated in the survey to confirm the content areas.

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It’s CAP certification renewal time

No one should bother to renew or bother to read this if they can guarantee they’ll stay in the same job with the same people for the same company doing the same thing in the same way for the same pay. If any of these varies or has the potential to vary, then renewal is indicated. It’s worth it. Renew now because if you don’t, you may have to take the exam again especially if one or more of the preceding conditions changed. Renewal is definitely less hassle and it costs less money, not to mention the wear and tear it saves on your nerves.

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INFORMS International Conference set for Hawaii

The 2016 INFORMS International Conference will take place on June 12-15 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort on the Kohala Coast in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The invited tracks will span the full range of emerging topics from global supply chains to social networks, and all aspects in between. The informative program is designed to educate attendees on current advances that are at the cutting edge of the field anywhere in the world. Through a series of diverse speakers, panels, tutorials and structured networking, the conference will offer attendees a forum for rich intellectual exchange on a broad range of OR/MS applications.

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CAP program: FAQs and answers

Because the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program has two pathways – the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) and the Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP) – below are three frequently asked questions and answers regarding the program

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Teaching at the heart of INFORMS Continuing Education

When INFORMS set out to create its Continuing Education program, it put educators at the center of the development. Anyone who has ever sat through a dry lecture disguised as a professional development course knows that a good instructor can make all the difference. INFORMS Continuing Education instructors understand that. Take, for example, James Drew, instructor for the “Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics” workshop.

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INFORMS launches comprehensive website on university analytics programs

Students searching for the right analytics graduate program, business people seeking to hire analytics talent, analytics professors developing syllabi, and deans developing analytics programs have all shared one common challenge – a lack of a unified and comprehensive way to find data sets and problems and research the rapid changes, offerings and opportunities in analytics education. Until now.

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Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test

With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


2017 Tech Trends: the kinetic enterprise

From dark analytics to mixed reality, machine intelligence and blockchain, Deloitte’s annual Technology Trends report analyzes the trends that could disrupt businesses in the next 18-24 months. CIOs who can harness the possibilities of these technologies will be better positioned to shape the future of their business. Read more →

FICO: Financial crime trends for 2017

If the world seemed dangerous from a financial crime perspective last year, FICO experts predict an even more challenging 2017. In a new paper, four of the leaders in the company’s fraud and financial crime group laid out 17 predictions, ranging from killer devices in the home to hacked fingerprints. Read more →




2017 INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 26-28, 2017, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


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