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Next M&SOM Journal OM Practice Problem Seminar on Dec. 7

  • 1.  Next M&SOM Journal OM Practice Problem Seminar on Dec. 7

    Posted 11-23-2022 07:47

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Seminar on Practice Problems is one of the key initiatives of the new M&SOM Journal's Practice Platform. The goal of this initiative is to bring the voice of practitioners closer to the Operations Management scholar community, to inspire and facilitate new and exciting operations management research which is relevant and impactful to practice. The page describing all the seminars offered to date in this series can be found here.

    We are happy to announce that the third M&SOM Journal Seminar on Practice Problems will take place on Wednesday December 7, 11:00am-noon EST. Below is more information on this seminar (for which a dedicated webpage can be found here): 

    Data-driven Decision Making in Small and Medium Businesses: Research Opportunities

    Speaker: Assaf Avrahami (CEO, Wizsoft). Wizsoft is a global software company providing ERP systems, search optimization tools and data mining tools to more than 40,000 business customers. He is also a Visiting Professor with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and holds a BSc, MBA and PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management from that same institution

    Abstract: Our company Hashavshevet-Wizsoft Group is one of the largest software companies in Israel. With dozens of branches around the world, Hashavshevet-Wizsoft provides support and services to more than 50,000 SMEs/SMBs organizations. A wide array of businesses and organizations have used the company's products over the past four decades. Hashavshevet-Wizsoft Group solutions help clients track resources and expenses anytime, anywhere, providing them a better understanding of their business. The company is currently focused on enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that enhance organizational efficiency in small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

    Our big opportunity is finding the way to present smart innovative insights for the business managers that will allow them better decision making with all big data that is part of our platform by implementing ML, AI algorithms.  


    The zoom information is as follows:

    Topic: MSOM Practice Platform Seminar - Data-driven Decision Making in Small and Medium Businesses

    Time: Dec 7, 2022, 11am-noon Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 8195 8858 280

    Passcode: 305698

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    We will post the seminar recording through the INFORMS YouTube Channel, so colleagues will be able to view it later at their convenience if they cannot make it live. Furthermore, the journal will allow for up to a month any comments or questions related to the seminar from the audience (live or not). These will be posted and then monitored by the Practice Platform department editors.

    For any questions, please feel free to contact any of us. 

    Best regards,

    The OM Practice Platform Editors: 

    Pavithra Harsha <>, Jérémie Gallien <>, Ananth Raman <>,

    and the M&SOM Journal EIC Georgia Perakis <>

    Jérémie Gallien
    Professor of Management Science & Operations
    London Business School