Great start to INFORMS Analytics 2016. I attended the planning committee meeting and saw some former colleagues and friends, including Paul Wicker, Ed Pohl, Scott Nestler, and Freeman Marvin. I consider everyone else on the committee a friend also; some I know well and others are more recent acquaintances. Congratulations to Elea Feit and her committee for arranging another great conference!
At the reception it was great say hello to Margery Connor and many other INFORMS members and also members of our great professional staff. I look forward to the sessions over the next two days.
Tomorrow Margery, Yan Zhu, and I will talk about Chevron winning the INFORMS Prize last year. Hope to see you there.