Schedule – Tuesday

7:00am-3:00pm

Conference Registration

Promenade Level

7:00am-8:00am

7:00am-8:00am

Analytics Society Recognition Breakfast

Continental Breakfast

Pompeian III

Milano Ballroom

7:00am-8:00am

Women in OR/MS Networking Breakfast

Salerno

8:00am-9:00am

Welcome & Introduction

Maher Lahmar

Plenary Speaker

“The Changing Landscape of Analytics”
Bill Groves, Chief Data & Analytic Officer, Honeywell

Milano Ballroom

9:00am-3:40pm

Exhibits Open

Octavius Ballroom

9:00am-5:00pm

Analytics Connect Interviews by Appointment

Octavius Ballroom

9:10am-10:00am

Sessions

Track 13: Analytics Leadership

Winning with Analytics in Agriculture – What is the Right Combination of Hard & Soft Skills?
Jack Kloeber, Kromite
Octavius 1/2/3

Track 14: Analytics on Unstructured Data

A Practical Guide to Making NLP Work in Your Organization
Vishal Kapur & Brian Ray, Deloitte
Octavius 5/6

Track 15: Internet of Things

Data Analytics For Converting Neuromuscuoskeletal Biometric Data Into Valuable Information
Dragan Djurdjanovic, UT Austin
Octavius 7/8

Track 16: Decision and Risk Analysis

Toward a World of No Surprises – Reducing Uncertainty in Aviation
Stefan Karisch, Boeing
Octavius 9/10

Track 17: Entertainment, Sports, and Gaming

The Golden Age of Sports Analytics
Dave Schrader, Teradata University Network
Octavius 13/14

Track 18: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions

UPS George D. Smith Prize, 2017 Winner
Octavius 15/16

Track 19: Analytics and Optimization

What To Do When Planners Deviate From Optimized Plans? Case Hydropower Planning
Anssi Kaki, UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Octavius 17

Track 20: Supply Chain Analytics

Seagate’S Global Demand And Supply Balancing Model
Wei Tan, Seagate Technology
Octavius 18

Track 21: Marketing and Retail Analytics

Does Voice Matter In Customer Service Calls Harnessing The Power Of Voice Analysis In Big Data Analytics
Dirk Van den Poel, Ghent University
Octavius 19

Track 22: Technology Tutorials

Analytics Model Review and Validation
Princeton Consulting
Octavius 21

Track 23: Technology Tutorials

Artelys Crystal Energy Planner: A Software for Power Generation Assets Optimization
Artelys
Octavius 22

Track 24: Technology Tutorials

Choosing the Right Granularity: How Deep Show I Model?
Palisade Corporation
Octavius 23

10:00am-10:30am

Refreshment Break

Exhibit Hall

10:30am-11:20am

Plenary

2017 Edelman Winner Reprise Presentation

Milano Ballroom

11:30am-12:20pm

Sessions

Track 13: Analytics Leadership

It’s Not About the Math: Common Causes of Failure in Analytic Organizations
Josh Hemann, Netflix
Octavius 1/2/3

Track 14: Analytics on Unstructured Data

Data Science At Allstate – What We Learned About Deep Learning
Jean Utke, Allstate
Octavius 5/6

Track 15: Internet of Things

IoT: Shining a Light on the Darkside of the Factory Line
Robert Schmid, Deloitte
Octavius 7/8

Track 16: Decision and Risk Analysis

Using Multi-criteria Decision Analysis to Explore Management Options in the Grand Canyon
Michael Runge, USGS
Octavius 9/10

Track 17: Entertainment, Sports, and Gaming

Personalization in Entertainment Industry
Maarten Bos, Disney Research
Octavius 13/14

Track 18: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions

Special Panel Session: Supply Chain in the Age of Drones and Self-Drive Vehicles
Mani Janakiram, Intel; Jack Levis, UPS; David Simchi-Levi, MIT
Octavius 15/16

Track 19: Analytics and Optimization

Optimizing A Fleet Of Vehicles For Efficient And Customer-friendly Grocery Delivery
Philipp Hungerlaender, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet
Octavius 17

Track 20: Supply Chain Analytics

Tier N – Supply Chain Discovery And Risk Assessment
Xin Yuan, Dun & Bradstreet
Octavius 18

Track 21: Marketing and Retail Analytics

Optimizing E-commerce Order Sourcing: A Big Data Analytics And Total Cost Optimization Solution
Brian Quanz, IBM
Octavius 19

Track 22: Technology Tutorials

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Drives Decision Making Across the Extended Business
Logility
Octavius 21

Track 23: Technology Tutorials

AnalyticSolver.com: Data Mining, Simulation and Optimization in Your Web Browser
Frontline Systems
Octavius 22

Track 24: Technology Tutorials

Develop a Data Science Project Using Predictive Analyses and Decision Optimization
IBM
Octavius 23

12:30pm-1:45pm

Lunch and Networking
(OR and Analytics Student Team Competition and Syngenta Crop Challenge Winners Announced)

Milano Ballroom

1:50pm-2:40pm

Sessions

Track 13: Analytics Leadership

The Road to Optimization – Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Jack Levis, UPS
Octavius 1/2/3

Track 14: Analytics on Unstructured Data

Building Compassionate Conversational Systems via User Modeling Analytics
Rama Akkiraju, IBM
Octavius 5/6

Track 15: Internet of Things

A Novel SVDD Based Control Chart for Monitoring Multivariate Sensor Data
Anya McGuirk, SAS
Octavius 7/8

Track 16: Decision and Risk Analysis

Identifying, Structuring, and Comparing Objectives of Terrorists
Detlof Von Winterfeldt, USC
Octavius 9/10

Track 17: Entertainment, Sports, and Gaming

Estimating Customer Lifetime Value in Free to Play Mobile Games
Zachery Anderson, Electronic Arts
Octavius 13/14

Track 18: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions

Innovative Applications in Analtyics Award Finalist: Audience Targeting Solutions Powered by Advanced Analytics
Jose Antonio Carbajal, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Octavius 15/16

Track 19: Analytics and Optimization

Super-charging Dev Ops With Analytics: How Yelp Runs Millions Of Tests A Week And Saves Money Doing It
David Morrison, Yelp
Octavius 17

Track 20: Supply Chain Analytics

Europe: Benefits Of Integrating Regions And Energies To The Security Of Supply
Violette Berge, Artelys
Octavius 18

Track 21: Marketing and Retail Analytics

Managing Return Abuse With Data Analytics
Michael Ketzenberg, Texas A&M University
Octavius 19

Track 22: Technology Tutorials

SAS Visual Statistics
SAS – Education/GAP
Octavius 21

2:45pm-3:35pm

Poster Session, Exhibits & Refreshment Break
Click Here to Download Poster Session Titles and Authors

Octavius Ballroom

3:40pm-4:30pm

Sessions

Track 13: Analytics Leadership

Building and Maintaining a High Functioning Analytics Department
Neil Biehn, Siemens
Octavius 1/2/3

Track 14: Analytics on Unstructured Data

Application of Supervised Machine Learning techniques on Semi-Structured Social Media data for Classification
Damon Samuel, RCG Global Services
Octavius 5/6

Track 15: Internet of Things

Enabling Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems in Manufacturing
John Vicente, Intel
Octavius 7/8

Track 16: Decision and Risk Analysis

Driving Customer Engagement through Personalized Content Recommendation
Faker Zouaoui, Asurion
Octavius 9/10

Track 17: Entertainment, Sports, and Gaming

Robust Player Selection Strategies for Baseball Analytics
Aurelie Thiele, Southern Methodist University
Octavius 13/14

Track 18: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions

Innovative Applications in Analytics Award Finalist: Combining Multi Criteria Analysis with Interactive Visualization and Real Time Sensitivity Simulations to Support the Regeneration Process of Disused Railways
Valentina Ferretti, London School of Economics and Political Science
Octavius 15/16

Track 19: Analytics and Optimization

Human Guided Optimization
Joshua Lyon, Ford Motor Company
Octavius 17

Track 20: Supply Chain Analytics

Quantifying Promotional Effects For Inventory Management In Fresh Products
Teresa Bianchi-Aguiar, LTPlabs
Octavius 18

Track 21: Marketing and Retail Analytics

Extracting Product Attributes From Free-form Product Description Strings Using Machine Learning
Setareh Borjian, Oracle
Octavius 19

4:40pm-5:30pm

Sessions

Track 13: Analytics Leadership

Driving Value with Analytics: Lessons from Front Line of the Analytics Revolution
Michael Svilar, Accenture
Octavius 1/2/3

Track 14: Analytics on Unstructured Data

Harvesting Crowd Knowledge Using Text Analytics
Jay Hopman, Intel Corporation
Octavius 5/6

Track 15: Internet of Things

Running the Gamut of IoT: From Spacecraft Telemetry to Facilities Maintenance
Kyle Hundman, JPL/NASA
Octavius 7/8

Track 16: Decision and Risk Analysis

Pharmaceutical Decision-Making in the World of Biosimilars
Jenn Bonilla, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. and Ritske van der Meer, SDG
Octavius 9/10

Track 17: Entertainment, Sports, and Gaming

Phil Bangayan, Universal Studios
Octavius 13/14

Track 18: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions

Innovative Applications in Analtyics Award Finalist: Assurance of Supply Center – Excellence through Supply Network Optimization
Tori Rollings, Caterpillar
Octavius 15/16

Track 19: Analytics and Optimization

A Rapid What-if Simulator For E-commerce Order Fulfillment
Ajay Deshpande, IBM Research
Octavius 17

Track 20: Supply Chain Analytics

The Race To Autonomous Driving: Leveraging Maximum Difference Scaling And Glm To Prioritize What In-vehicle Technologies Consumers Want
Bharath Gangula, Deloitte
Octavius 18

Track 21: Marketing & Retail Analytics

Optimizing Rates for Service Agreements by Shaping Loss Functions
Maarten Oosten, SAS Institute
Octavius 19