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Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

INFORMS announces details for 2014 conference on business analytics & operations research

Tom Davenport, author of Keeping Up with the Quants, Kathy Kilmer from Disney and 100 other big data, analytics and O.R. thought leaders to speak at industry's largest analytics event

INFORMS today announced the first details of its 2014 Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, including executives speaking in the keynote program and event features such as the Franz Edelman Competition for excellence in applied analytics, O.R. and Advanced Analytics, software tutorials, case studies in applying analytics, a premier job fair for professionals, and facilitated networking sessions.

The INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research provides real-world examples and methodologies for how to "apply science to the art of business." It features presentations on real-world applications of analytic solutions, presented by global industry and university leaders. INFORMS expects more than 900 attendees for its 2014 conference – the largest analytics-focused event of its kind - which will be held March 30 through April 1, 2014 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts.

"Under the theme "The Analytics Revolution," the 2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R. will highlight the most significant innovations and advances in the use of analytics, operations research and big data," said Freeman Marvin, INFORMS conference chairman. "Attendees will have the opportunity to experience firsthand how the application of analytics is changing the way business is conducted across many industries and transforming everyday life for millions of people around the world."

Conference Program

The three-day conference program will feature 100 sessions including the signature event keynotes by analytics pioneer and industry thought leader Thomas Davenport and Disney senior executive Kathy Kilmer. Top executives and academics confirmed to deliver presentations at the 2014 Conference on Business Analytics and O.R. include:

Hear first-hand from the thought-leader who pioneered the concept of "Competing on Analytics." Davenport's best-selling 2006 Harvard Business Review article and 2007 book, co-authored with Jeanne Harris, launched the revolution that has made analytics the hottest business trend and "data scientist" the sexiest job profile. His most recent book, Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics, with Jinho Kim, has been called "the quantitative literacy guide" for managers. A new book, Big Data at Work, will be published in early 2014 by Harvard Business Press.

These analytics professionals will be joined by 80 other presenters to offer in-depth track sessions, job fairs, technology workshops and more:

The INFORMS 2014 Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research show floor will showcase offerings from dozens of exhibitors who will have the opportunity to reach analytic/quantitative professionals and key decision-makers who influence the buying decisions of major corporations.



INFORMS is the leading international association for professionals in analytics and operations research (O.R.). INFORMS advances research, and develops and promotes best practices in analytics and O.R. through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional development. INFORMS helps business, government, and other organization professionals make better decisions to drive value to their organizations and society. Our certification program (CAP®), highly cited publications, educational meetings and conferences, continuing education, industry and process focused networking communities, competitions, and recognition provide professionals with the knowledge and connections they need to achieve ever greater value for their organizations. Further information about INFORMS can be found online at http://www.informs.org or @informs. Information about the 2014 Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research can be found here: http://meetings.informs.org/analytics2014/

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