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Event Date Mon Apr 12 EDT - Wed Apr 14 EDT (6 months ago)
Location Virtual Event
Region All

Join hundreds of leading analytics professionals and industry experts virtually to discover career-advancing networking opportunities and new mathematical solutions to problems, and to recognize individual and team efforts in your field with the most prestigious awards in analytics and operations research.

Why Attend #2021Analytics?

• Help shape the future growth and global impact of analytics!
Join us for the Virtual 2021 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference, April 12-14, 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 Virtual 2021 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference!
In addition to cutting-edge analytics content, the virtual analytics conference recognizes and prioritizes the need for quality “face-to-face” interactions, networking and collaboration in a virtual setting. Regardless of your career stage, the Virtual 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.


2021 Speakers


Dr. Kate Darling
Leading Expert, Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

Chris Wiggins
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at Columbia University and the Chief Data Scientist,The New York Times


Sue Abdinnour
Omer Professor, Wichita State Univ.

Ben Amaba
Global Chief Technology Officer, IBM

Dieter Armbruster
Professor, Arizona State University

Asad Ata
Associate Professor, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation

John Bicknell
Founder & CEO, More Cowbell Unlimited

Margret Bjarnadottir
Associate Professor, Univ. of Maryland

Jon Bruno
Executive Director, The International Ecotourism Society

Deon Burchett
Senior Operations Research Analyst, MITRE Corporation

Aaron Burciaga
Vice President, Data & AI, ECS

Laura Calin
VP of Strategy and Solutions Management, Oracle Hospitality

Felipe Caro
Professor, UCLA

Wes Chaar
Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Catalina

Robert Coleman
Analyst, Systecon North America

John Colias
Affiliate Assistant Professor; Senior VP, University of Dallas; Decision Analyst

Stefan Conrady
Managing Partner, Bayesia USA and Bayesia Singapore

Aang Daniel
Sr. Director of Data Science, Hilton

Johnny Davenport
Reinforcement Learning Scientist, Pathmind

Pooja Dewan
VP and Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Otis Elevator Company

Erick Diaz Outten
Associate Director, Novartis

Jessica Dowches-Wheeler
Spiritual Leadership Coach, Bright Space Coaching

Steven Escaravage
Senior VP, Booz Allen Hamilton

Jim Eselgroth
Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Definitive Logic

Isaac Faber
Chief Data Scientist, Army AI Task Force

Laureano Gomez
VP of Advanced Analytics, Epsilon

Arnie Greenland
Professor, Univ. of Maryland

Richard Gruetzemacher
Visiting Assistant Professor, Univ. of Memphis

Steven Harrod
Associate Professor, Technical Univ. of Denmark

Max Henrion
CEO & Founder, Lumina Decision Systems

Andrew Henry
Manager of Supply Chain Analytics, Ford Motor Company

Hugo Herrera
Head of Analytics, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Douglas Hubbard
Owner/Founder, Hubbard Decision Research

Cathy Huyghe
Co-founder, Enolytics

Jack Jones
Chairman; Co-founder, The FAIR Institute; RiskLens Inc.

Kyle Jones
Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Iya Khalil
Global Head of the AI Innovation Center, Novartis

Faisal Khan
Executive Director, Advanced Analytics & AI, AstraZeneca

Dev Koushik
VP, Revenue Management & Pricing, Amtrak

Ranjit Kumble
VP, Scientific/Clinical Analytics and Analytic Innovation, Pfizer

Mary Beth Kurz
Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Clemson Univ.

Seonah Lee
Expert Data Scientist, McKinsey & Company

Pawel Lichocki
Software Engineer, Google

Leslie Lippard
Senior Director, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Luigi Manca
Head of Simulation & Digital Twin practice, Automation & Control C.C., Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa

Matthew Matlack
Enterprise Account Executive, Commscope

Jens Munch
CEO & Founder, Pace Revenue Management

Thor Osborn
Principal Systems Research Analyst, Sandia National Laboratories

Anshuman Panigrahi
Director, Analytics Excellence, Johnson and Johnson

Paul Papayoanou
Founder and Managing Director, Dragonfly

Hilal Pataci
PhD Student, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Brad Powley
Senior Manager, Salesforce

Neta Rabin
Senior Lecturer, Tel-Aviv Univ.

Patricia Randall
Director, Princeton Consultants

Peter Revay
Research Scientist, Group W Inc.

Mardochee Reveil
Senior Research Scientist, Corning Incorporated

Cathy Ritter
Director, Colorado Tourism Office

Kevin Roth
VP of Research, NRPA

Peter Santhanam
Principal Research Staff Member, IBM Research

Dave Saranchak
Research Fellow and the AI & ML Program Lead, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Sam Savage
Executive Director,

Richard Schrade
Co-founder and President, Automation Intelligence

Fernando Schwartz
Global Head of Data SciScience for Human Health, Merck

David Simchi-Levi
Professor and Director

Inder Singh
Clinical Development Lead, Takeda

Katherine Slater
Research Associate, ECS Federal, LLC

Tatiana Sorokina
Solutions Director, Data Sci. & AI, Novartis

Gary Summers
President, Pipeline Physics LLC

Ananthram Swami
Senior Researcher, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Jeremy TerBush
Data & Analytics Leader, Self-employed

Matthew Thompson
Research Forester, USDA Forest Service

Robert Thomson
Associate Professor, U.S. Military Academy

Lalit Wadhwa
VP of of Advanced Analytics, WESCO

Joyce Weiner
Principal AI Engineer, Intel Corporation

Thomas Willemain
Co-Founder and Senior Vice President/Research, Smart Software, Inc.

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• FICO Xpress Optimization
• Syngenta
• M Tauber Insititute Global Operations
• USA Engineering
• Gurobi Optimization
• Kinaxis
• Kleinmuntz Associates
• Metron
• P&G
• Rockwell Automation
• Schneider
• ATM MS Analytics
• Xloptim
• Abet
• Air Products
• ITA International
• Lenovo
• Lindo Systems Inc
• Otis
• Provalis
• Rensselear
• University of Cincinnati
• University of Arkansas
• University of New Hampshire
• Utorie