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   We can't wait to welcome you to Baltimore!
 From: Mary Leszczynski
 To: INFORMS Open Forum
 Posted: 03-04-2018 16:07
 Message: Hello INFORMS!

We have been busy getting together a great 2018 Analytics Conference for you! The early bird registration date is March 12, so register soon to see top analytics solutions live.

Two incredible plenary speakers,

Bill Schmarzo, CTO, Big Data Practice
Dell EMC Global Services
Big Data MBA – What is the Value of your Data?

Bruce Greenstein, Chief Technology Officer
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Connecting Data to Advance HHS

Tracks can be found here, such as:
Analytics in Crime & Government
Analytics in the Public Sector
Analytics Leadership & Soft Skills
Analytics on Unstructured Data
Analytics Process
Big Data & Data Mining
Decision & Risk Analysis
Emerging Analytics
Marketing Analytics
Predictive Analytics
Prescriptive Analytics
Revenue Management & Pricing
Supply Chain Analytics
Supply Chain & Logistics

We also have many O.R. & Analytics competitions being held on site highlighting the best of todays work.
  • China National Petroleum Corporation, Europcar, Federal Communications Commission, Intel, the Pediatric Heart Network, and Turner are competing for the 2018 Edelman Award.
  • Award winning presentations from 2017 INFORMS Prize winners Disney and U.S. Air Force will be given along with the 2017 Wagner Winner Lehigh and PA Department of Corrections.
  • The UPS Smith Prize will hear from the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, MEng Programs at Cornell University and the Haslam College of Business MSBA, University of Tennessee for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners.
  • The INFORMS O.R. & Analytics Student Team Competition is a prize for undergraduate and master's students where students use real-world workplace data for portfolio optimization.
  • The Caterpillar and INFORMS Analytics Society's Innovative Application in Analytics Award sees BNSF, two IBM teams, Macy's, Northwestern University, and Schneider National competing for the top spot.
  • The INFORMS Analytics Section and Syngenta Crop Challenge predicts the performance of a set of corn hybrids tested in 2017, without precisely knowing the environmental conditions.

Hope to see you all here! We can't wait to welcome you to our hometown, Baltimore.

Mary Leszczynski
Design & Brand Manager
Catonsville MD

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