Schedule – Tuesday

Sunday, April 12  |  Monday, April 13  |  Tuesday, April 14

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

7:00am-3:00pm

Registration

 Grand Foyer

7:00am-8:00am

Continental Breakfast

 Grand EFG

8:00am-9:00am

Keynote: 2015 Edelman Winner Reprise Presentation

 Grand D

9:00am-3:40pm

Exhibits Open

 Grand ABC &  Grand Foyer

9:00am-5:00pm

Analytics Connect Interviews by Appointment

 Grand Foyer

9:10am-10:00am

Sessions

TRACK 13: Marketing Analytics
Better Decisions Through Data – A Retail Challenge
Loree Lash-Valencia and Pathik Tenna, WGSN Instock
Huntington North

TRACK 14: Supply Chain Applications
Lost Decades – Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Optimization in Japan
Takuya Kudo, Accenture
Huntington South

TRACK 15: Managing Risk
Using Enterprise Risk Management to Identify Threats to Priorities and Goals
Kenneth Fletcher, Transporation Security Administration
Vista I

TRACK 16: Soft Skills in Analytics
Prescriptions for Effectively Communicating Data
Joshua Hemann, Activision
Vista II

TRACK 17: Real Time Decision Systems
Real Time Dispatch Optimization
Zahir Balaporia, Schneider National
Driftwood

TRACK 18: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions
UPS George D. Smith Prize
2015 Winner
 Catalina

TRACK 19: Healthcare 
Geisinger Health System Uses Predictive Modeling to Mitigate the Effect of No-Shows
Ronald Dravenstott, Geisinger Medical Center
Shoreline

TRACK 20: Big Data Applications
How Does Industry Define Analytics? Results from a Text Mining Study of Analytics Job Postings
Goutam Chakraborty, Oklahoma State University
Fountain West

TRACK 21: Predictive Analytics
How Advanced Analytics Can Convert Your Energy Flexibility into Tangible Cost Savings?
Yale Zhang, n-Side SA
Fountain East

9:10am-10:00am

Software Tutorials

TRACK 22: Software Tutorials
Creating Custom Interactive Web Applications for Clients
Exponent
Seacliff

TRACK 23: Software Tutorials
Introducing New Release 5.0 of the MPL Modeling System and the OptiMax Component Library
Maximal Software, Inc.
Sunrise A

TRACK 24: Software Tutorials
Anylogic North America, LLC
Sunrise B

10:00am-10:30am

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

 Grand ABC &  Grand Foyer

10:30am-11:20am

 Grand D

11:30am-12:20pm

Sessions

TRACK 13: Marketing Analytics
Marketing Increasing Its Profit Contribution through Big Data Analytics
Bill Harvey, Bill Harvey Consulting
Huntington North

TRACK 14: Supply Chain Applications
Supply Chain Analytics in Action – A Practioner’s Experiences
Rajiv Saxena, APL Logistics
Huntington South

TRACK 15: Managing Risk
A Comprehensive Model of Consumer Risk Tolerance
Angela Fontes, NORC, University of Chicago
Vista I

TRACK 16: Soft Skills in Analytics
Translation of Quantitative Analysis for Evidence-Based Action: Tips and Case Studies from the Private Sector
Michael Kim, CNA Insurance
Vista II

TRACK 17: Real Time Decision Systems
Building a Real-time Analytics Engine from Scratch; Case Study of Enova Financial
Joe DeCosmo, ENOVA International
Driftwood

TRACK 18: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions
Innovative Applications in Analytics Awards Finalist: Simulation Approach for Aircraft Spare Engines & Engine Part Planning
Jose A. Ramirez-Hernandez
Steven Oakley
Mei Zhang
Alejandro Scalise, American Airlines
 Catalina

TRACK 19: Healthcare 
Using Analytics to Improve Access to Cancer Care
Martin Puterman, University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
Shoreline

TRACK 20: Big Data Applications
Wearing our Analytics: Applying Business Analytics to Wearable Technology
Segev Wasserkrug,  IBM
Fountain West

TRACK 21: Predictive Analytics
WindRel: Estimating Wind Turbine Generators Reliability
Luis Guimaraes,  INESC TEC, Faculdade Engenharia Universidade Porto
Fountain East

11:30am-12:20pm

Software Tutorials

TRACK 22: Software Tutorials
Analytic Solver Platform: Integrated Data Mining, Simulation, and Optimization in Microsoft Excel
Frontline Systems, Inc.
Seacliff

TRACK 23: Software Tutorials
Exploring Data Prediction Models in GAUSS
Aptech Systems, Inc.
Sunrise A

TRACK 24: Software Tutorials
Building and Solving Optimization Models with SAS
SAS
Sunrise B

12:30pm-1:45pm

Lunch and Networking

Courtyard Areas

1:50pm-2:40pm

Sessions

TRACK 13: Marketing Analytics
Combating Attrition Through New Developments in Transaction Analytics and Customer Dialogue
Gerald Fahner, FICO
Huntington North

TRACK 14: Supply Chain Applications
A Smarter Scheduling System for a Smarter Truck
Andrew Henry, Ford Motor Company
Huntington South

TRACK 15: Managing Risk
An Overview of Retail Credit Loss Forecasting
Michael Dziecichowicz, Ernst & Young LLP
Vista I

TRACK 16: Soft Skills in Analytics
A Data-Driven and Value-Focused Thinking Approach to an Analytics Job Search
Scott Nestler, Center for Army Analysis
Vista II

TRACK 17: Real Time Decision Systems
The Internet of Things: Innovations and Commercialization Ideas
Ashish Verma, Deloitte Consulting
Driftwood

TRACK 18: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions
Innovative Applications in Analytics Awards Finalist: Intelligent Surgical Scheduling System
Narges Hosseini
Kalyan Pasupathy
Yariv Marmor
Thomas Rohleder
Jeanne Huddleston
Paul Huddleston, Mayo Clinic Rochester
 Catalina

TRACK 19: Healthcare 
Elevate Decision Making with Analytics and Optimization in Day-to-Day Operations
Gertjan de Lange,  AIMMS
Shoreline

TRACK 20: Big Data Applications
Internet of Things: Digitizing the Enterprise
Zubin Dowlaty and Gopi Vikranth, Mu Sigma
Fountain West

TRACK 21: Predictive Analytics
Automatic Identification of Dynamic Drivers for Modeling and Prediction
Jerry Shan, HP
Fountain East

1:50pm-2:40pm

Software Tutorials

TRACK 22: Software Tutorials
LMI
Seacliff

TRACK 23: Software Tutorials
SAS University Edition
SAS Global Academic Program
Sunrise A

TRACK 24: Software Tutorials
Creating Interactive Analytics on the Web with Forio Epicenter
Forio
Sunrise B

2:45pm-3:35pm

Poster Session – Dessert Break with Exhibits and Posters

 Grand Foyer

3:40pm-4:30pm

Sessions

TRACK 13: Marketing Analytics
Superfoods for Smarter Analysis: Recipes in Predictive Marketing & Attribution
John Bates, Adobe
Huntington North

TRACK 14: Supply Chain Applications
Panel Discussion – Innovation and Emerging Concepts in Supply Chain Analytics
Moderator: Gary Cokins
Nicolas Gougenheim
Stephen DeAngelis
Greg Parlier
Anne G. Robinson
Huntington South

TRACK 15: Managing Risk
The Emerging Science of Security Games: Key Principles, Deployed Systems, Research Challenges
Milind Tambe, University of Southern California
Vista I

TRACK 16: Soft Skills in Analytics
What is the problem you are trying to solve?  …and other tough questions.
Jim Holtman, The Kroger Co.
Vista II

TRACK 17: Real Time Decision Systems
Event Stream Processing for Power Grid Analysis
Brad Klenz, SAS
Driftwood

TRACK 18: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions
Innovative Applications in Analytics Awards Finalist: Analytics for an Online Retailer: Demand Forecasting and Price Optimization at Rue La La
Kris Johnson, MIT
 Catalina

TRACK 19: Healthcare 
Risk Analytics in a Global Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain
Aysegul Topcu, Biogen Idec, Inc.
Shoreline

TRACK 20: Big Data Applications
Best Practices in Online Experimentation
Alice Albrecht, Yahoo
Fountain West

TRACK 21: Predictive Analytics
Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics in Door-to-Door Sales Companies
Dirk Van den Poel, Ghent University
Fountain East

3:40pm-4:30pm

Software Tutorials

TRACK 22: Software Tutorials
Time Series Analysis is More than Just Forecasting
Automatic Forecasting Systems, Inc.
Seacliff

TRACK 23: Software Tutorials
Perceptive Analytics
Sunrise A

TRACK 24: Software Tutorials
Artelys Crystal Super Grid, A Power Systems Modeling Software for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Energy Projects
Artelys
Sunrise B

4:40pm-5:30pm

Sessions

TRACK 13: Marketing Analytics
No Session
Huntington North

TRACK 14: Supply Chain Applications
Managing Spare Parts Inventory for Mission Critical Operations
Kaan Katircioglu, Google
Huntington South

TRACK 15: Managing Risk
Permission to be Uncertain: Applying Risk Model Analysis to Utility Business Decision Making
Sam Savage, Stanford University
Vista I

TRACK 16: Soft Skills in Analytics
Data Visualization – The Last Mile of Business Analytics
Dan Murray, InterWorks, Inc.
Vista II

TRACK 17: Real Time Decision Systems
Capitalizing on the Transformative Power of Mobility
Evan Carstedt, Accenture
Driftwood

TRACK 18: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions
No Session
Catalina

TRACK 19: Healthcare 
StratBAM: Geisinger Health System’s Strategic Bed Analysis Model
Christopher Stromblad, Geisinger Health System
Shoreline

TRACK 20: Big Data Applications
Leveraging M2M Data to Drive Operational Efficiency, Business Effectiveness, and Customer Experience
Jai Advani, Accenture
Fountain West

TRACK 21: Predictive Analytics
No Session
Fountain East