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INFORMS Connect: Facebook for ORMS

by Tapas Das on November 11th, 2014

INFORMS Connect: The Information Exchange and Marketplace

Tapas K. Das

Yes, Facebook competitor is here, the INFORMS Connect. You can find your friends and colleagues, see their profile and activities, and share news and information via emails to specific groups. Soon Connect will be the job placement information sharing hub where all the seekers and employers will converge. Connect will also offer the capability to have group meetings, among many others.

Like any other marketplace (remember healthcare.gov? lol), INFORMS Connect is not perfect yet.  Some in the test group have experienced a large volume of emails from Connect. Mary Leszczynski, the Connect coordinator made a presentation at the meeting of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) on Sunday (see picture). She explained means of adjusting the preferences to manage the email flow. Mary is seeking our feedback on the functionalities. Please visit the connect website http://connect.informs.org/home and contact Mary with your feedback at mary.leszczynski@informs.org.

Mary Leszczynski_INFORMS Connect

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  1. Mary Leszczynski permalink

    Thanks for the blog Tapas! I was excited to have the chance to share an overview of Connect and get valuable feedback from your group. We really have not had the chance to tap the potential of INFORMS Connect, I love the fact that as we energize the Open Forum with discussions, you have the chance to query 11K+ minds about suggestions, questions, and feedback. All good things take time, and I look forward to more engagement and feedback. Thanks!

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