A Word from the Chair

As we move into Industry 4.0, the phrase “Data is the new oil” has significant meaning, and everyone in both industry and academia are embracing data analytics in all aspects of life. There is a greater need for all of us to go from Data to Insight to Value. INFORMS Business Analytics is one of the premier conferences, and provides a great forum for 1,000+ leading analytics and industry professionals to share ideas, network, and learn about the possibilities that can be generated by analytics.

Austin, capital of Texas, is the fastest growing large city in the United States and the live music capital of the world! It will be the host city for our 2019 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference. JW Marriott, situated in the heart of the city, will be the conference venue, and we are sure the conference attendees will enjoy the hospitality of the Marriott and the warmth of the city of Austin.

We invite you to join us and be part of this leading conference in April 2019 in Austin, TX!

– Mani Janakiram, PhD

General Chair

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Mani Janakiram, PhD

Senior Director, Supply Chain
Intelligence & Analytics, GSM

Intel Corporation

INFORMS Member since 2004

Mani Janakiram is with Intel for 19 years and has managed several strategic projects in factory operations, capacity planning, process control, analytics, strategy, supplier management, IOT, factory science and supply chain. His 25 years of experience includes Automotive and Aerospace industries. Prior to Intel, he worked at Honeywell and Motorola in operations, strategy, systems, analytics, manufacturing, research, planning, etc. He is located in Gilbert, AZ.

Mani has two patents and has published 75+ papers on supply chain, statistical modeling, capacity modeling, data mining, Lean Six Sigma, factory operations research and process control. Mani is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, school of Supply Chain/Business and is also a visiting lecturer at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics. He is an accomplished speaker and also serves on several committees including, AZ Tech Council, ASU Network Value Chain, MIT CTL, Informs, APICS, CSMCP, etc. Mani holds a PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Arizona State University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a recognized Six Sigma Master Black Belt and also an APICS certified supply chain professional (CSCP). Recently he was recognized by Drexel University and as one of the Top 50 Analytics Executives.