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Society leadership moving forward on several fronts

Stefan KarischI hope that everybody is enjoying their summer! While this is the time of barbeques and outdoor activities, your society leadership team is still pursuing the agenda set in place earlier this year. Today, I want to give you an update on our focus areas.

As you may recall, the Analytics Society is looking to co-host or co-sponsor additional regional analytics meetings with INFORMS chapters across the nation to provide more opportunities for our members to connect in person. As part of this effort, we are going to co-sponsor the 2017 INFORMS Midwest Practice of Analytics Conference. The INFORMS Chicago Chapter is hosting the conference on Sept. 14 in the Notre Dame facility at 224 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The program will include a welcome, keynote and common talk in the morning, lunch and then two tracks (Financial Technology and Sports Analytics) in the afternoon. The INFORMS Sports Section is co-organizing the event. For more information, click here.

At the same time, we have worked with the INFORMS office and are excited to announce we have partnered together to develop a plan to increase the number of regional events. This is an ideal opportunity for INFORMS, INFORMS chapters and the Analytics Society to more closely align and work together toward achieving our common goals. This opportunity also gives local chapters the ability to capture local markets, thereby increasing the chapter’s visibility and may potentially lead to more chapter membership.  We are now looking for interested INFORMS chapters to host such a conference in 2018. Don’t miss the chance to get in on this new opportunity for growth. If you are interested, contact Shelley Renn ( of INFORMS or me.

For one of our other focus areas, the strengthening of the Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA), I refer you to the separate article in this newsletter and encourage you to make a submission to the premier prize in our field.

I wish you a joyful and safe summer!

Stefan Karisch, president, Analytics Society of INFORMS (

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