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April 12-14, 2021

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.

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. Register today!

56+ Countries

400+ Companies 

150+ Speakers 

Plenary Speakers

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INFORMS Roundtable Sponsored Plenary Speaker

Dr. Kate Darling

Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr. Kate Darling is a research specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, she explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Dr. Darling’s writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. 

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Chris Wiggins

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

He is a co-founder and co-organizer of hackNY (, a nonprofit which since 2010 has organized once a semester student hackathons and the hackNY Fellows Program, a structured summer internship at NYC startups. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia he was a Courant Instructor at NYU (1998-2001) and earned his PhD at Princeton University (1993-1998) in theoretical physics. He is currently writing a book on the history and ethics of data with Professor Matt Jones (Columbia) forthcoming from W. W. Norton & Company in 2021.

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