Tracks

Analytics Leadership

The Analytics Leadership Track was formed to bring together leaders of analytics efforts and analytics groups to discuss: i) how to build a world class analytics team for your company; ii) how to define, solve, deliver, and communicate an analytics solution; and iii) what an analytics Leader must do to succeed within the organization and help the organization/company succeed.

Analytics in the Public Sector

Analytics are driving advancements across all government levels that affect nearly every part of our lives. From improving disaster recovery operations to enhancing access to health care, analytics drive innovation, and enhance service delivery across the public sector. From our most pressing social issues, criminal justice, and immigration reform, to ensuring our national security, public sector analytics save lives, reduce costs, and help leaders make better decisions. Just as business leaders have used analytics to make smart business decisions, policymakers in government are increasingly turning to these same tools to analyze important policy issues. See how the latest analytics applications are addressing public policy issues in the Analytics in the Public Sector track.

Decision & Risk Analysis

Decision analysis helps managers frame decisions, create superior alternatives, enumerate and model uncertainties, and confront complexity while building commitment to action. Founded on decision theory and developed for real-world problems, decision analysis integrates theory and practice to quantify and mitigate risks while maximizing value. This track presents thought leaders and leading-edge practices. Are you focusing on the right decision? Do you understand its context? Find out at the Decision & Risk Analysis Track.

Emerging Analytics

The profession of Operations Research and Advanced Analytics is constantly developing, growing and expanding. This track is intended to bring together practitioners, researchers, scientists and leaders who are working at the edges of the profession to share novel, emerging technologies and tools, explain open problems, formalize new problem areas that are just coming to the fore, and define challenging questions for further development.

2021 Franz Edelman Competition

The purpose of the Franz Edelman competition is to bring forward, recognize, and reward outstanding examples of operations research, management science, and advanced analytics in practice in the world. Finalists will compete for the top prize in this “Super Bowl” of O.R., showcasing analytics projects that had major impacts on their client organizations.

INFORMS Prizes and Special Sessions

INFORMS grants several prestigious institute-wide prizes and awards for meritorious achievement each year. This track will feature presentations on the Wagner Prize, INFORMS Prize, and the UPS George D. Smith Prize winner.  Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA) finalists will also present. Special sessions may include presentations about INFORMS Education & Industry Outreach and the CAP program.

IAAA Finalist

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Timing it Right: Development and Implementation of a Discharge Decision Tool for Readmission Reduction

IAAA Finalist

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Cognitive B2B Pricing Analytics Platform

IAAA Finalist

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Optimized Execution of Dispatching (OED): Algorithmic Intelligence Instead of Steel

IAAA Finalist

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Integrated Analytics for Sustainable Agriculture in Latin America

IAAA Finalist

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Detecting Customer Trends from Transaction Data for Optimal Promotion Targeting in Retail

IAAA Finalist

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The Driver Guidance System for Taxi Drivers

WORMS Session

Special Session

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Life Sciences

Rapid change in Life Sciences challenges all facets of the entire ecosystem. Pandemics, pollution, technological innovation, healthcare access and delivery, regulatory and public health, to name a few, all have a consistent theme to execute actionable analytics. During this track, Life Sciences industry leaders will highlight analytic innovations that have, are or will prescribe the future narrative the ecosystem requires to adapt to continued change.

Marketing Analytics

This track features leaders from companies and academia to share the application of analytics in marketing functions such as promotions, pricing, advertising, market forecasting, and best practices of analytics in overall marketing, in addition to addressing new technologies. Industry and academia experts will demonstrate how to use advanced analytics and operations research to learn and share valuable techniques that will grow your marketing analytics capability.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Advances in technology and available data have resulted in an increased growth in the use of analytics to inform decision making in environmentally sustainable recreation and tourism. This track will focus on highlighting innovative applications of analytics in the identification, understanding, and implementation of environmentally friendly projects in the hospitality, recreation, and tourism industry, as well as bringing together industry leaders to share best practices on how to leverage advanced analytic techniques for the planning, management and marketing of eco-tourism and environmentally sustainable options.

Revenue Management & Pricing

The Revenue Management & Pricing track features analytics leaders from top companies in traditional and non-traditional industries such as travel, hospitality, transportation, entertainment, high tech, media and retail. This track promotes and disseminates the latest developments in pricing and revenue management with opportunities to learn from the industry experts. Discover how to use advanced analytics and operations research to better understand and target your customers, improve your pricing practices and demand forecasts, and drive revenue and market share growth.

Supply Chain

AI Revolution in the Supply Chain Artificial Intelligence is pushing quick and deep application of affiliated emerging concepts and technologies across Supply Chains and Logistics. These AI and Machine Learning technologies are disrupting business and driving new policies, products, services, and channels for increased revenue. During this track, industry leaders will share how they are delivering practical solutions in the AI Revolution of their Supply Chain to maximize efficiency and minimize business disruption.