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Williams, Burciaga to lead 2017 Analytics Certification Board

Jim Williams 2015 President INFORMS

Jim Williams

Jim Williams, CAP, of FICO and Aaron Burciaga, CAP, of Accenture Analytics have been elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of the 2017 Analytics Certification Board (ACB). The ACB, whose members are elected by INFORMS and CAP® designees, meets on a quarterly basis to provide oversight and guidance to the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) and the Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP) programs.

Randy Bartlett, CAP, Blue Sigma Analytics; Russell Barton, CAP, Penn State University; Tom Davenport, Babson College; Bill Franks, Teradata; Jeanne Harris, Columbia University of New York; Stefan Karisch, Boeing; Lisa Kart, CAP, Gartner; Jack Levis, UPS; Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, SAS; Jonathan Owen, CAP, GM; Michael Rappa, NCSU/Institute for Advanced Analytics; Greta Roberts, Talent Analytics; Nick Wzientek, CAP, Vistar; and Melissa Moore, INFORMS executive director, complete the board.

Karisch (2017 president of the Analytics Society) and Barton (2017 INFORMS VP for Sections and Societies) will serve as ex-officio members.

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