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Analytics Magazine

Retail & Retailers

The keys to customer intelligence
Replacing data silos with “datamarts” and the impetus behind real-time business intelligence.

Internet of Things analytics
Welcome to the ‘We Economy’: Finding the business in your data

Corporate Profile: Analytics Operations Engineering, Inc.
Consulting firm applies advanced quantitative methods to solve challenging operations problems.

Analytics & BPM
‘SMAC’ delivers a much-needed combination punch for peak customer experience.

Five-Minute Analyst: Black Friday

Driving profitability with retail analytics
How to make choices and investments that deliver on expectations.

Leveraging Big Data around customers
Opportunity to deliver real-time customer insights by harnessing the power of structured and unstructured data.

Analytics applications in consumer credit and retail marketing
Four areas that present a significant opportunity to impact the bottom-line of companies in different business verticals through the use of advanced analytics and sophisticated data modeling.

Text analytics goes mobile
Technology enables companies to make critical management decisions in a fraction of the time.

Forum: The government needs to know the score
How credit-scoring policies affect the economy.

Supply Chain Management: New math, big data
Across the supply chain, manufacturers and retailers are exploiting the
vital raw material of the information economy.

Analytics in Action: Sales force strategy
HP
s perspective on the emerging significance of analytics to boost sales performance across the enterprise.

Revenue Management & Digital Marketing
Integrating two independent business processes produces marketing magic.

Viewpoint: Economic Recovery Through Supply Chain Reasoning

Revenue Management in the Era of Social Networking
Connected, tech-savvy consumers can significantly lower revenues. How should companies respond?

Focus on Forecasting: Worst Practices in Business Forecasting

Executive Edge: New Frontiers for Analytics

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

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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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