Schedule – Monday

7:00am-6:30pm

Registration

7:00am-8:00am

Continental Breakfast

7:00am-8:00am

Analytics Career Fair Employment Outlook Panel

7:00am-8:00am

Analytics Society Awards Breakfast

8:00am-9:00am

Opening Plenary: Paul Ballew, Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Ford Motor Company

9:00am-4:30pm

Exhibits Open

9:00am-5:00pm

Analytics Connect Interviews by Appointment

9:10am-10:00am

Sessions

Track 1: Marketing Analytics
Applying Optimal Alignment Techniques to Identify Canonical Product Adoption Patterns
Alex Vayner and Trevis Litherland, Equifax
Grand A

Track 2: Health Care and Life Science
Promise of Big Data in Healthcare
Nilay Shah, Mayo Clinic [Big Data]
Grand B

Track 3: Revenue Management and Pricing
The Analytics of Promotions: Pricing and Promotion Vehicle Planning
Georgia Perakis, MIT
Grand C

Track 4: 2015 Franz Edelman Award Competition
Transition State and End State Optimization Used in the BNY Mellon U.S. Tri-Party Repo Infrastructure Reform Program
BNY Mellon
Palm

Track 5: Supply Chain Analytics
Global Supply Chain Network Optimization Opportunities Across Business Units
Katy Clark,The Walt Disney Company [Big Data]
Regency 1

Track 6: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions
2015 INFORMS Prize
Chevron
Regency 2

Track 7: Analytics Process
The State Of Operations Research In The United States Army: A 75th Anniversary Perspective
Greg H. Parlier, Institute for Defense Analyses
Regency 3

Track 8: Predictive Analytics / Forecasting
Improving Forecast Quality In The Supply Chain
Robert Fildes, University of Lancaster
Regency 4

Track 9: Optimization
Optimizing The Workforce Of An Electric Utility
Sanjay Melkote, IBM Global Business Services
Regency 5

Track 10: Technology Tutorials
Anaconda: One Platform for Analytics, Modeling, and Applications
Continuum Analytics
Regency 6

Track 11: Technology Tutorials
The Role of Algebraic Modeling Languages & Industrial Optimization
GAMS
Poinciana AB

Track 12: Technology Tutorials
Discover how to use the IBM Decision Optimization Python API
IBM (Decision Optimization)
Poinciana CD

10:00am-10:30am

Refreshment Break

10:30am-11:20am

Sessions

Track 1: Marketing Analytics
Use at Your Own Risk: The Perils of Implementing Advanced Marketing Analytics
James Lemieux, GM
Grand A

Track 2: Health Care and Life Science
Art and Science are Strategic Allies in the War on Waste
Devjeet Haldar, Abbott Laboratories [Big Data]
Grand B

Track 3: Revenue Management and Pricing
The (Analytics) Revolution in Hotel Distribution: Challenges and Opportunities
Andrew Rubinacci, IHG
Grand C

Track 4: 2015 Franz Edelman Award Competition
Bayesian Networks for Combat Equipment Diagnostics and Optimization
U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command
Palm

Track 5: Supply Chain Analytics
From Medicine to Mining: Playing on the Edge of Business to Provoke Innovation with Data
Craig Brabec, McKesson Corporation
Regency 1

Track 6: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions
2015 Daniel H. Wagner Prize
Machine Learning Framework for Predicting Vaccine Immunogenicity
Eva K. Lee
Regency 2

Track 7: Analytics Process
Fifty Minutes With The Five Minute Analyst
Harrison Schramm
Regency 3

Track 8: Predictive Analytics / Forecasting
Out Of The Black Box: Advanced Analytics Merges Into Planning And Forecasting
Leonard Oppenheimer, IBM
Regency 4

Track 9: Optimization
100% Renewable Electricity Generation In France? Key Lessons
Guillaume Jean Tarel, Artelys
Regency 5

Track 10: Technology Tutorials
The Analytics Tool Kit: A Case Study with JMP Pro
SAS JMP
Regency 6

Track 11: Technology Tutorials
Recent Advances in the Artelys Knitro Nonlinear Optimization Solver
Artelys
Poinciana AB

Track 12: Technology Tutorials
Anylogic, The Simulation Modeling Software For Professionals
AnyLogic NA
Poinciana CD

11:30am-12:20pm

Sessions

Track 1: Marketing Analytics
Eye Tracking: A Review of Concepts, Metrics and Findings
Michel Wedel, Univeristy of Maryland
Grand A

Track 2: Health Care and Life Science
Cross-industry Pollination of Analytic Methods – Lessons for Healthcare Improvement
Gregory Pine, MPA Healthcare Solutions
Grand B

Track 3: Revenue Management and Pricing
An Evolution of Cargo Revenue Management – The Practice of Organizational Enablement
David O. King, United Airlines
Grand C

Track 4: 2015 Franz Edelman Award Competition
The New York City Police Department’s Domain Awareness System
NYPD
Palm

Track 5: Supply Chain Analytics
Empowering Analysts to Employ Inventory Analytics
Sean Willems, University of Tennessee
Regency 1

Track 6: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions
Meet the Member-in-Chief: Ed, Edelman, and Editor’s Cut
Edward H. Kaplan, Yale University
Regency 2

Track 7: Analytics Process
Presenting And Communicating Analytics Results Effectively For Senior Management
Subhashish Samaddar, George State University
Regency 3

Track 8: Predictive Analytics / Forecasting
So You Can Predict The Future. Big Deal. Now Change It.
Alex Cosmas, Booz Allen Hamilton
Regency 4

Track 9: Optimization
Optimization Under Uncertainty for Demand Response in Smart Grid
G.N. Srinivasa, International Institute of Information Technology
Regency 5

Track 10: Technology Tutorials
The Business Case for Optimization and Gurobi
Gurobi
Regency 6

Track 11: Technology Tutorials
Optimization and Discrete-Event Simulation with SAS
SAS
Poinciana AB

Track 12: Technology Tutorials
Analyzing Unstructured Data from Presidential Debates using SAS Text Mining
SAS EDU/GAP
Poinciana CD

12:30pm-1:45pm

Lunch and Networking

1:50pm-2:40pm

Sessions

Track 1: Marketing Analytics
Process Mining – The Road to a Superior Customer Experience
Pieter Van Bouwel and Wouter Bucknix, Python Predictions
Grand A

Track 2: Health Care and Life Science
Transparency Tool: Many Users, Little Savings
Jon Gabel, NORC
Grand B

Track 3: Revenue Management and Pricing
Implementation Considerations for Machine Learning in Retail Demand Forecasting
Ron Menich, Predictix, LLC [Big Data]
Grand C

Track 4: 2015 Franz Edelman Award Competition
Operations Research Transforms Scheduling of Chilean Soccer Leagues and South American World Cup Qualifiers
ANFP
Palm

Track 5: Supply Chain Analytics
How to Suceed in the Adoption of Supply Chain Analytics
Noha Tohamy, Gartner
Regency 1

Track 6: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions
Quickstart Data Science: Learn How To Create Real World Models Using Data Science And Machine Learning Techniques
Dan Steinberg, Salford Systems
Regency 2

Track 7: Analytics Process
Creating Actionable Analytics To Drive Frontline Decision Making
Eric Stephens, Vanderbilt Medical Center
Regency 3

Track 8: Predictive Analytics / Forecasting
Demand Forecasting
Curry Weston Hilton, University of Alabama
Regency 4

Track 9: Optimization
From Optimization Models To Advanced Decision Support : A Manufacturing Planning And Scheduling Case Study
Filippo Focacci, DecisionBrain
Regency 5

Track 10: Technology Tutorials
Optimization Modeling Made Easy
LINDO
Regency 6

Track 11: Technology Tutorials
Developing Optimization Applications Quickly And Effectively With Algebraic Modeling
AMPL
Poinciana AB

Track 12: Technology Tutorials
Discover how to use the IBM SPSS Modeler Gold
IBM (SPSS Modeler)
Poinciana CD

2:45pm-3:35pm

Sessions

Poster Session
Dessert Break with Exhibits and Posters

Track 4: 2015 Franz Edelman Award Competition
The UPS On Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation (ORION) Project
UPS
Palm

3:40pm-4:30pm

Sessions

Track 1: Marketing Analytics
Analytics Cannot Imbue You With a Soul
Daymond Ling, Seneca College
Grand A

Track 2: Health Care and Life Science
On The Application of Sparse Matrix Algorithms to Medical Claims Data
Bill Roberts, Deloitte
Grand B

Track 3: Revenue Management and Pricing
The New Landscape of Media Revenue Management: Challenges and Opportunities in Forecasting, Scheduling and Inventory Management
Wes Chaar, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Grand C

Track 4: 2015 Franz Edelman Award Competition
360i’s Pulse Generating $1B in Revenue for Paid Search Clients
360i
Palm

Track 5: Supply Chain Analytics
Supply Chain Disruptors
Noha Tohamy, Gartner, Lakshmi Talluru, Intel Corporation, and Lalit Wadjwa, Avnet
Regency 1

Track 6: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions
Harvard Business Review Special Session – Cognitive Technologies: The Next Step Up for Data and Analytics
Tom Davenport, Babson College and Julia Kirby, Harvard Business Review and Harvard University Press
Regency 2

Track 7: Analytics Process
Dynamic Simulation To Improve Population Health: The V.A. and Hepatitis C
Tom Rust, Veterans Affairs
Regency 3

Track 8: Predictive Analytics / Forecasting
Psychology Of Consumer Credit and Reasons for Default: Potential Value In Modeling Loss Given Default
Galina Andreeva, The University of Edinburgh
Regency 4

Track 9: Optimization
Optimizing the Labor Strategy of a Professional Service Firm
Haitaio Li, University of Missouri- St. Louis
Regency 5

Track 10: Technology Tutorials
Solving Large Scale Optimization Problems using CPLEX Optimization Studio
Optimization Direct
Regency 6

Track 11: Technology Tutorials
Artelys Crystal: Software for Power Supply-Demand Adequacy Analysis
Artelys Corp.
Poinciana AB

Track 12: Technology Tutorials
Creating Interactive Analytics On The Web With Forio Epicenter
Forio
Poinciana CD

4:40pm-5:30pm

Networking Break

Pool Deck

6:00pm-7:00pm

Honors Reception [Invitation Only]