Scott Nestler, CAP, PhD
INFORMS Member since 2001
A Word from the General Chair
While our current environment of physical (not social!) distancing and isolation led to the unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference in Denver, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us for a unique virtual analytics event on May 18-22, 2020.
Now more than ever, the value of data sharing and utilization cannot be understated. The virtual conference will include 13 unique presentations covering the latest research and achievements in topics of great importance in the analytics community, including ethics in data, decision and risk analysis, revenue management & pricing, machine learning, marketing analytics. We will also explore emerging analytics topics and look at the role of analytics in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants will have access to a robust content library and networking opportunities within the INFORMS Connect platform. While virtual, the conference will still enable participants to interact with fellow attendees and create new connections and maintain existing ones, an essential component of any meeting experience.
We look forward to welcoming you to a one-of-a-kind virtual analytics experience!
Zahir Balaporia, CAP
Optimization Solutions Partner
Nathaniel D. Bastian
Chief, Data Science and AI Engineering
DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
Analytics, Strategy & Execution
Alan Briggs, CAP
Aaron Burciaga, CAP
Senior Manager, Advanced Analytics
Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts
People Insights Senior Manager
Manager, Data Science & Research Group, Employee Success Strategy & Analytics (ESSA) Team
Freeman Marvin, CAP
Executive Principal Analyst
Innovative Decisions, Inc.
Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Associate Dean, The Graduate College
Director, Analytics and Data Science Institute
Kennesaw State University
The MITRE Corporation
Pipeline Physics LLC
Vice President of Strategic Alliances
Jim Williams (Chair)
Sr. Principal Consultant, Xpress Optimization
University of Waterloo
Center for Policy Resarch
Professor, Department Head
Industrial Engineering Department
University of Arkansas
Systems Engineer Senior Staff