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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
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


Forbes names Dietrich a leader of the data analytics pack

INFORMS member Brenda L. Dietrich, an IBM Fellow, vice president and leader of IBM’s data science group, was recently profiled by Forbes in an article headlined, “Meet 9 Women Leading The Pack In Data Analytics.” Dietrich is also an INFORMS Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She served as president of INFORMS in 2007. Read more →

Female board members more likely to have tech experience

Female members of corporate boards of directors are nearly twice as likely as their male counterparts to have professional technology experience, according to new research from Accenture. To understand the gender composition of corporate boards and the role technology plays in the careers of female board members, Accenture examined women’s representation on the boards of more than 500 Forbes Global 2000 companies in 39 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australia. Read more →

Study: Consumers buy close to what they first searched online

Given the ease of online search, consumers can explore and discover hundreds of available items in any category. Retailers and advertisers are keen to influence the search and final purchase through better product recommendations and targeted advertising. A forthcoming article in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science studies online search and purchase behavior of consumers in the digital camera category and finds that even though consumers may search for extended periods of time, what they purchase tends to be remarkably close to items they searched and found in their very first search. Read more →



INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 13-16, 2016, Nashville, Tenn.


Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics
Nov. 17-18, 2016, Nashville, Tenn. 


The Arithmetic of Uncertainty: A Cure for the Flaw of Averages
A one-day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) workshop with optional hands-on computer lab
Sept. 14: Washington, D.C. (Crystal City)
Sept. 20: Houston
Sept. 21: Dallas
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