Making Connections and Making an Impact

With less than a year under my belt with INFORMS, I am still continually amazed at the impact analytics and operations research have on the world around us, and so often  our members are leading the way! This couldn’t be more apparent than at this year’s INFORMS Business Analytics Conference, with so many professionals, students, industry leaders, and more gathering together to network, make connections, and share the latest and greatest in this incredible  field. So far the 2017 Conference is off to a great start!

Beginning with the flurry of activity at the registration desk, it was exciting to see that so many of you had traveled from all over the world to join us in Las Vegas, bringing your unique experiences and perspectives with you. And the staff enjoyed putting faces to the names of those members we interact with on a daily basis.


Throughout the day, an incredible variety of technology and industry-focused sessions and speakers discussed the latest innovations, software developments, exciting new platforms, and more.


At the Career Fair, organizations who recognize and have benefited from the impact of analytics came to share their goals and objectives, while reaching out to connect with emerging talent that will take their organizations to the next level. Young analytics professionals from across the country came to learn about many different opportunities and new directions to advance their careers.

career fair

This evening, I am looking forward to joining all of you in celebrating some of the greatest achievements in analytics at the Franz Edelman Gala!