The Franz Edelman competition attests to the contributions of operations research and analytics in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Since its inception, cumulative benefits from Edelman finalist projects has topped the $257 billion mark. Edelman finalist teams have improved organizational efficiency, increased profits, brought better products to consumers, helped foster peace negotiations, and saved lives. The purpose of the Franz Edelman competition is to bring forward, recognize and reward outstanding examples of operations research, management science, and advanced analytics in practice in the world.
Finalists will compete for the top prize in this “Superbowl” of O.R. practice, showcasing analytics projects that had major impacts on their client organizations. The competition takes place on Monday, April 15 and is open to all conference registrants.
The 2019 Edelman Finalists are: Boston Public Schools, IBM, Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District and Tetra Tech, Microsoft, Spanish National Aviation Authority (AESA), and Vattenfall.