Sexy job, sense of humor, slogan
By Peter Horner
They already have the sexiest job of the 21st century according to a Harvard Business Review article by Tom Davenport and D.J. Patil. Now, it turns out, data scientists also have a great sense of humor. Who knew?
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) will hold exams for its Certified Analytics Professional program according to the following schedule:
Campus of University of MD, Baltimore County
University of Colorado Denver
University of Washington
Eastside Leadership Center
Bellevue, Wash. (suburb of Seattle)
Queens School of Business
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jan. 11, 2014
ITPG Education Center
Vienna, Va. (suburb of Washington, D.C.)
Jan. 29, 2014
University of Alabama
Business Analytics Symposium
March 6, 2014
Drexel University James E. Marks Intercultural Center
March 29, 2014
INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R.
Westin Boston Waterfront
March 30, 2014
Gartner BI & Analytics Summit
Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino
June 21, 2014
INFORMS Conference on The Business of Big Data
San Jose Marriott
San Jose, Calif.
To apply, click on https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification/Apply-for-Certification
For more information, click on https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification
March 30 - April 1, 2013
2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
June 22-24, 2014
2014 INFORMS Conference on the Business of Big Data
San Jose, CA
December 15, 2013
AnyLogic Conference: Multimethod Simulation & Modeling
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Intel Wins INFORMS Prize
Intel Chairman Craig Barrett says the company’s O.R group has “literally saved Intel billions of dollars.”
While the Edelman Award (see page 32) from the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) each year honors an outstanding example of analytics and operations research in practice, the INFORMS Prize salutes organizations for “sustained integration of operations research.” The INFORMS Prize Committee looks for a variety of applications of O.R. in a single organization that provides the organization with a competitive advantage through high- impact work. The committee is particularly impressed with organizations that “repeatedly apply O.R. in pioneering, varied, novel and lasting ways.”
Rangananth Nuggehalli of UPS, the INFORMS Prize Committee Chair, presented the 2009 INFORMS Prize to Intel at the INFORMS Practice Conference in Phoenix earlier this year. Nuggehalli recognized Intel’s demonstrated record of using operations research throughout the company’s strategic, tactical and operational levels. “The Prize Committee’s task was challenging, and the quality of all the submissions we considered was high,” said Nuggehalli, adding that Intel showed
how companies could drive significant value and competitive advantage by utilizing O.R. throughout an organization.
For the past two decades, Intel’s decision technology group has worked behind the scenes to provide sound recommendations for designing factories, improving manufacturing, making accurate sales forecasts and prioritizing the features that should be introduced during new product development, he said.
Karl Kempf (left), head of the Intel Decision Technology Group, accepts INFORMS Prize from committee chair Rangananth Nuggehalli.
“They have literally saved Intel billions of dollars,” Intel Chairman Craig Barrett told the gala crowd. Barrett was joined by Karl Kempf, who leads the Intel Decision Technology Group.
The award committee found that Intel had an impressive track record applying operations research methods throughout the many distinctive business areas of the company.
The 2009 INFORMS Prize Committee cited the Intel Decision Technologies Group for putting O.R. inside every facet of Intel’s business. “By employing an extensive array of operation research disciplines and an innovative process to diffuse them, the Decision Technologies Group impacted a vast and diverse set of Intel’s functions such as product design, demand forecasting, factory development, pricing structures, equipment and material acquisition and production/inventory/logistics planning,” the award citation continued. “From tactical manufacturing operations to strategic roadmap development, the myriad of operations research applications contributed more than $2 billion in improved decision-making. Intel demonstrated the effectiveness of O.R. techniques by continuing to produce better products at lower prices year after year.”