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INFORMS Member since 1990

Erick D. Wikum

2022 General Chair

Analytics Consultant
Wikalytics, LLC

Dr. Erick D. Wikum has dedicated his nearly 30-year career to helping clients achieve superior results by making better, data-driven decisions. He is currently an analytics consultant for Wikalytics, LLC. Erick’s previous work experience includes 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

Zahir Balaporia, CAP

Independent Advisor

Nathaniel D. Bastian

Chief Data Scientist and Senior Research Scientist
Army Cyber Institute

Tudor Bodea

Analytics, Strategy & Execution Advisor

Alan Briggs, CAP

Senior Director and Data Scientist
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Aaron Burciaga, CAP

Senior Practice Director
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Erick Diaz Outten

Analytics Strategist

Shaun Doheney, CAP

Senior Data and Analytics Strategy Advisor 
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Manish Garg

Senior Director, Data Science
WestRock Company

Jon Higbie

Chief Analytics Officer
DataPrime, Inc.

Mani Janakiram

Intel Corporation

Juan Jaramillo

Associate Professor 
Robert Willumstad School of Business, Adelphi University

James Mansfield

Health & Life Science Artificial Intelligence Division
Analytics for Living

Tarun Mohan Lal

Vice President, Analytics and Operations Excellence
Atrium Navicent Health

Hua Ni, CAP

Principal Data Scientist & Associate Partner

Pelin Pekgün

Associate Professor
Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Jennifer Priestley

Associate Dean, The Graduate College 
Director, Analytics and Data Science Institute
Kennesaw State University

Nancy Pyron

Analytics, Strategic & Organizational Consultant
NMP Consulting, LLC

Les Servi

Chief Scientist
The MITRE Corporation

Zohar Strinka

Principal Consultant
Analytics Strategies LLC

Yan Xu

Director, Analytics R&D Division

Selects Committee

Chair: Jim Williams, CAP
Darin England

University of Minnesota

Fatma Gzara

University of Waterloo

Shrikant Jarugumilli


Ed Pohl

University of Arkansas

Poster Committee

Matthew Lanham, CAP

Purdue University

Alan Taber, CAP

Systems Engineer Senior Staff
Lockheed Martin