While Houston may be the seat of space discovery in the United States, in 2022 it will be host to a new group of innovators with their eyes on the horizon: the analytics professionals and industry leaders of the 2022 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference!
Join us April 3-5, 2022, to share ideas and real-world success stories of how analytics is saving lives, saving money, and solving problems around the world.
In addition to a conference lineup of cutting-edge sessions and face-to-face networking opportunities, the city of Houston is home to a variety of fun events and attractions, an award-winning restaurant scene, and an exciting nightlife. Needless to say, the 2022 conference will be an experience you won’t soon forget!
As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas, and we hope that our return to an in-person conference will be the biggest and best INFORMS Business Analytics Conference yet!
We look forward to welcoming you to explore, connect, and celebrate analytics in Houston in 2022!
Why Attend #2022Analytics?
Help shape the future growth and global impact of analytics!
Join us for the 2022 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference, April 3-5, to connect with hundreds of leading analytics professionals and industry leaders. We will explore the best practices and leading insight into groundbreaking applications, including healthcare, robotics and AI, data ethics, and the role of data science in the media and workplace.
Explore top analytics content from across the globe.
The conference features content from leading analytics professionals that share and showcase the top analytics applications that are saving lives, saving money, and solving problems. The Business Analytics Conference will be structured to have tailored content for professionals at any stage of their career.
Grow your professional network at the 2022 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference!
In addition to cutting-edge analytics content, the analytics conference recognizes and prioritizes the need for quality “face-to-face” interactions, networking and collaboration. Regardless of your career stage, the Business Analytics conference will provide unique opportunities to interact with presenters, fellow attendees, and more, whether through live Q&A, break-out sessions, topic-focused discussion, or one-on-one conversations.
The past year has served as a reminder of the power of analytics in tackling our greatest problems, providing life-saving solutions that maximize resources and investments. Join a community of like-minded, dedicated professionals who have been inspired by these contributions to continue to grow the impact of analytics.
Dr. Talithia Williams
Big Data Expert, Math Professor & Host of NOVA Wonders
A host of the PBS series, NOVA Wonders, Dr. Talithia Williams is a groundbreaking professor, popular TED speaker, inspiring author and passionate STEM/STEAM advocate. She has made it her life’s work to get people of all ages and backgrounds excited about the bold possibilities of a STEM education and to “STEMpower” women and minorities to enter these professions. Her latest book, Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics reflects Williams’ passion to re-brand the field of mathematics as anything but dry, technical or male-dominated. Renowned for her popular TED Talk, “Own Your Body’s Data,” she advocates for all of us to deploy data as a way of taking charge of our own health. A vibrant, engaging and energizing speaker, Dr. Williams demystifies data, statistics, probabilities and the mathematical process in amusing and insightful ways. She also passionately champions the contributions of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians and their vital role in transforming our future.
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Dr. Erick D. Wickum
Dr. Erick D. Wikum has dedicated his nearly 30-year career to helping clients to achieve superior results by making better, data driven decisions. He is currently an analytics consultant for Wikalytics, LLC. Erick’s previous work experience included diverse technical and leadership roles and industry applications working for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), IBM, Schneider, Norfolk Southern and the U.S. Air Force. Erick earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Operations Research and Mathematics from the United States Air Force Academy. He is an active member of INFORMS, having recently served as president and Subdivisions Council representative of the Analytics Society. He is an associate editor of the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics. He has served on the organizing committee for the INFORMS Business Analytics Conference for a number of years and is general chair for the 2022 conference.
Emerging Tracks Committee
Zahir Balaporia, CAP
Senior Director, Solutions Consulting
Nathaniel D. Bastian
Chief Data Scientist
Army Cyber Institute
Advisor: Analytics, Strategy & Execution
Aaron Burciaga, CAP
Vice President of Data & Artificial Intelligence
Shaun Doheney, CAP
Senior Data and Analytics Strategy Advisor
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Senior Director, Data Science
Associate Professor, Robert Willumstad School of Business
Global Quantitative Science & Commercial Analytics
Tarun Mohan Lal
Vice President, Analytics and Operations Excellence
Atrium Navicent Health
Hua Ni, CAP
Principal Data Scientist & Associate Partner
Darla Moore School Of Business, University Of South Carolina
Associate Dean, The Graduate College
Director, Analytics and Data Science Institute
Kennesaw State University
Analytics, Strategic & Organizational Consultant
NMP Consulting, LLC
The MITRE Corporation
Analytics Strategies LLC
Chair Jim Williams, CAP
Retired Analytics Professional
University of Minnesota
University of Waterloo
Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University
University of Arkansas
Alan Taber, CAP
Systems Engineer Senior Staff
Matthew Lanham, CAP