MEETING OF ANALYTICS PROGRAM DIRECTORS
DRIVE PROGRAM SUCCESS IN 2017 | APRIL 1 | LAS VEGAS
What are your biggest challenges as the Director of an Analytics Program? Chances are you’re not alone and many of your fellow program directors share the same challenges and more.
Join us for the Inaugural Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) on April 1, 2017 where Analytics Program Directors from around the country will:
- Discuss best practices for educating students
- Identify program challenges
- Brainstorm resolutions that drive change
- Discuss opportunities associated with educating this growing field
- Network with like-minded individuals
Analytics is driving business success in today’s competitive, data-driven world. If analytics is helping change the future of business, then university analytics programs are producing the agents of change.
How can you be confident that your graduates will be well-equipped to harness and communicate data to the organizations they join?
What to Expect From the Meeting
The Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) is designed to provide the program directors of analytics programs with a forum for discussion, networking, and the sharing of best practices. While master’s level programs are the majority, this first-of-its-kind meeting is open to program directors representing bachelor’s and doctoral level programs as well. The goal is to provide a platform for the types of exchanges that will raise the bar for all analytics programs and ultimately lead to better outcomes for students. Additionally, by supporting this emerging cadre of academics who lead analytics programs, INFORMS hopes that this meeting will help foster new ideas and new energy going forward.
While the MAPD will take place before the 2017 INFORMS Analytics Conference at the same location, attendees will NOT be required to attend the Analytics Conference. However, with leading analytics professionals and industry experts coming together to share, learn, and network, the 2017 INFORMS Analytics Conference is an attractive option for anyone engaged in the business analytics arena.
When: April 1, 2017
Where: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Who: Program Directors and Associate Program Directors of analytics programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level.
Cost: Free. INFORMS is providing this inaugural meeting with no registration fee!
Opening Plenary Session
An Industry Connection: An Industry View of Essential Components of a Graduate Analytics Program
J. David Dittman, Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics Services
Procter and Gamble
Download a copy Mr. Dittman’s bio here.
Associate Dean of Business Analytics and Inmar Presidential Chair of Business Analytics
Wake Forest University
Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems
Earl P. Strong Executive Education Professor in Business
Smeal College of Business
Penn State University
Goodnight Director, Institute for Advanced Analytics
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Computer Science
North Carolina State University
Associate Professor and Incoming Program Director of MS Business Analytics Program Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
MS in Business Analytics Program
Eli Broad College of Business
Michigan State University
General Director of Decision Support Systems
Associate Professor of Operations Management
Culverhouse College of Commerce
University of Alabama
Melissa R. Bowers
Director Master’s in Business Analytics Program
Associate Professor and Beaman Professor of Business
Haslam College of Business
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Associate Professor and Director of Centre for Operations Excellence
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia
Professor of Statistics and Interim Department Chair of Information Systems
Statistics and Management Science
Culverhouse College of Commerce,
University of Alabama