April 11-13, 2021

Join over 1,000 leading analytics professionals and industry experts in discovering new mathematical solutions to problems, networking strategies for advancing your career, and recognizing individual and team efforts within your field with most prestigious awards in analytics and operations research.


Why Attend #Analytics2021?


Featuring over 150 data-based talks led by the field’s leading experts, combined with real-world based competitions and a variety of networking events, the INFORMS Analytics Conference delivers three days of intensive learning about the latest innovations in analytics.


The annual Analytics Career Fair optimizes how employers find the best and brightest analytics talent, and the 49th Edelman Gala will honor the very best advanced analytics projects have improved organizational efficiency, increased profits, brought better products to consumers, helped foster peace negotiations, and saved lives.


Meet with research vendors and suppliers for new products and services, potential savings and new ideas. Conduct a follow-up presentation for your company on current trends, best practices and innovative strategies that will open their minds to new possibilities.

1000+ Participants 

400+ Companies 

150+ Speakers 

Plenary Speakers

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INFORMS Roundtable Sponsored Plenary Speaker

Dr. Kate Darling

Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr. Kate Darling is a research specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, she explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Dr. Darling’s writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. 

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Chris Wiggins

Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at Columbia University and the Chief Data Scientist at The New York Times

He is a co-founder and co-organizer of hackNY (http://hackNY.org), a nonprofit which since 2010 has organized once a semester student hackathons and the hackNY Fellows Program, a structured summer internship at NYC startups. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia he was a Courant Instructor at NYU (1998-2001) and earned his PhD at Princeton University (1993-1998) in theoretical physics. He is currently writing a book on the history and ethics of data with Professor Matt Jones (Columbia) forthcoming from W. W. Norton & Company in 2021.

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Dayana Cope, PhD

Simulation and Data Analytics

Engineering USA

INFORMS Member since 2008

A Word from the General Chair

Considered one of top 10 most popular vacation spots in the world, the city of Orlando boasts year-round sun and fun, and is home to Walt Disney World and other popular theme parks. Orlando is also a leading epicenter for aerospace advancement, as the location of Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Kennedy Space Center, as well as a major Lockheed Martin aerospace defense center.

We invite you to join us in sunny Orlando, April 11-13, to celebrate and explore the latest research and achievements in analytics at the 2021 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference.

In addition to a full conference schedule featuring more than 150 panels and presentations highlighting the latest research and best practices in analytics from around the world, attendees will have unique opportunities to network and connect, all while experiencing the diverse and exciting offerings of Orlando.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in 2021!

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