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Data Mining

Corporate Profile: SAS
Where it’s been and where it’s headed

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

Building a high-performance big data analytics organization
“From Twitter feeds to photo streams to RFID pings, the big data universe is rapidly expanding, providing unprecedented opportunities to understand the present and peer into the future. Tapping its potential while avoiding its pitfalls doesn’t take magic; it takes a roadmap.”  ? Chris Berdik, author of “Mind over Mind”

Executive Edge: Six ways of value-creation through analytics in E-commerce

Turn big data into information with high-performance analytics
High-performance analytics helps unlock significant, proprietary value in big data.

Integrating data mining and forecasting
The Dow Chemical approach to leveraging time-series data and demand sensing.

Big data, analytics and elections
Obama team’s all-front campaign leveraged Web, mobile, TV, social media and analytics.

Taming the data tidal wave
AHP combines business intelligence and data mining technologies with social aspects of human decision-making.

Intelligent decision support in healthcare
Applying data mining and artificial neural networks to patient data to improve decision-making.

Executive Edge: The times they are a changin’ for advanced analytics
Statistical modelers urged to embrace machine learning, open-source tools for the road ahead.

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

Executive Edge: Statistics make the world work better
Whether you’re a modern supermarket shopper or a subsistence farmer in an impoverished nation, statistics profoundly affect your life. And with ongoing advances in highperformance computing and the explosion of data, statistics will remain a positive social influence around the globe.

Understanding data miners
Data miner survey examines trends and reveals new insights.

Analyze This!: Let’s get this analytics party hopping

Predictive Analytics: TV ads, Wanamaker’s dilemma & analytics
The journey from historical ratings to predictive decisions: A proposed evolution for buyers and sellers of television advertising.

Statistical Survey: Surrounded by uncertainty
Survey of statistical software highlights growing capability of tools designed to gain insight and mitigate risk.

Roundtable Profiles: The Schneider Enterprise

Making Skies Safer: Applying analytics to aviation passenger prescreening systems
Applying analytics to aviation passenger prescreening systems.

Roundtable Profiles: A Story of Excellence at Hewlett-Packard

Statistical Software Survey: A Long Way From Flip Charts
Survey of statistical software highlights a growing list of capabilities.

Business-to-business: The Evolution of Pricing
From paper reports to spreadsheets to business intelligence, smarter pricing algorithms are being developed every day. So what’s next? Real science.

Corporate Profile: McDonald’s Corp.
From the biggest to the best: Innovation, analytics play key roles as world’s largest restaurant chain shifts focus.

Executive Edge: The Rise of Strategic Analytics

Business Intelligence & Modeling Systems Synergy
Integrating often-competing methodologies helps analyze and solve particularly tough problems.

Advanced Analytics for Sales & Operations Planning
Effective S&OP decision-making can’t be achieved without insights from analytics.

Software Survey: Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts
More than 180 spreadsheet analytics products point way toward better, faster, smarter.

Better Decision-Making: How HP delivers business value with enterprise-wide analytics services
A common approach to deploying business analytics across the enterprise to elevate the analytical maturity and deliver actionable intelligence.

Executive Edge: New Frontiers for Analytics

Predictive Analytics: Managing Fundamental Tradeoffs
Three lessons demonstrate that “one click” application are too much to ask for.

Profit Center: An analytics education

Data Mining: Predicting stock price movements
INFORMS data mining contest attracts 894 participants representing 147 teams from 27 countries.

The Analytics Journey
An IBM view of the structured data analysis landscape: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.



Headlines

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 →

Yale research on immigration, aging runners makes news

A recent study by Yale University professor and former INFORMS President Edward H. Kaplan (photo) and Yale colleague Jonathan Feinstein and Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi of MIT suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is nearly twice as many as experts previously thought. Since its publication last month, the study, which estimates the number of such immigrants at 22.1 million instead of 11.3 million, has garnered worldwide attention from major media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Fox News, Bloomberg News and the Daily Mail. Read more →

New salary survey paints optimistic picture for analytics professionals

Harnham, a global leader in data and analytics recruitment, recently released the 2018 editions of its salary guides for the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. Having heard from thousands of data and analytics professionals across the globe, Harnham has gained an invaluable insight into key industry salaries and trends across a wide variety of analytics specialties and sectors. Read more →

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April 14-16, 2019; Austin, Texas

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