Agenda

  • 8:30 am

    Check In & Coffee

  • 9:00 am

    Opening Remarks

  • 9:30 am

    Keynote: Secretary Anthony Foxx

    “Beyond Traffic: How Operations Research and Analytics are Driving the Emergence of the Connected City”

  • 10:00 am

    Keynote: General Michael Hayden

    “The Importance of Data Analytics and Operations Research in Government and Defense”

  • 10:30 am

    Coffee Break

  • 10:45 am

    Panel Breakout Sessions

    The summit will divide into the separate panels on National Security, Healthcare, and Transportation. See below for more information.

  • 12:00 pm

    Lunch & Networking

  • 1:00 pm

    Summit Concludes

Panel Breakout Sessions

National Security

Operations Research and Analytics trace their roots to World War II, when military planners leveraged statistics and advanced mathematics in developing tactics and planning combat operations. This panel will explore ways in which the military and intelligence communities continue to embrace these tools as a cornerstone of our national security.

Healthcare

From predicting and combatting disease outbreaks and the explosion in health technology applications, to helping hospitals run more efficiently and cost effectively, Operations Research and Analytics solutions can be found in virtually every aspect of today’s healthcare system. This panel will explore how these tools can be better utilized by policymakers as they tackle some of today’s most pressing issues facing caregivers, patients, and others.

Transportation

There’s not a plane in the sky, train on a track, or car on the road that isn’t being touched by Operations Research and Analytics. From logistics and scheduling, to advancements in autonomous vehicles and more, this panel will explore how policymakers can leverage these tools to we invest in the transportation and infrastructure systems of the future.