The INFORMS Roundtable addresses the needs of practitioners of OR/MS (operations research and the management sciences). Roundtable members are organizations, not individuals, each represented by the ranking manager or executive in charge of all OR/MS activity.

Its purpose is to promote OR/MS excellence in practice, to provide practitioner-inspired leadership to the profession, and to promote the personal professional growth of Roundtable representatives. Roundtable membership provides a way for new OR/MS groups to leverage the hard-won lessons of established groups, and for mature groups to keep their edge through exposure to new ideas and peer networking.