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INFORMS Member since 1990

Dr. 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

Senior Director, Solutions Consulting
FICO

Nathaniel D. Bastian

Chief Data Scientist and Senior Research Scientist
Army Cyber Institute

Tudor Bodea

Advisor, Analytics, Strategy & Execution

Aaron Burciaga, CAP

Senior Practice Director
On-Demand Cloud Computing for AI Solutions

Shaun Doheney, CAP

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

Erick Diaz Outten

Analytics Strategist
Novartis

Manish Garg

Senior Director, Data Science
WestRock Company

Jon Higbie

Chief Analytics Officer
DataPrime

Mani Janakiram

Intel Corporation

Juan Jaramillo

Associate Professor 
Robert Willumstad School of Business, Adelphi University

James Mansfield

Global Quantitative Science & Commercial Analytics
Merck

Tarun Mohan Lal

Vice President, Analytics and Operations Excellence
Atrium Navicent Health

Hua Ni, CAP

Principal Data Scientist & Associate Partner
IBM

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
SAS

Selects Committee

Chair: Jim Williams, CAP

Retired Analytics Professional 

Darin England

University of Minnesota

Fatma Gzara

University of Waterloo

Shrikant Jarugumilli

Bayer

Ed Pohl

University of Arkansas

Poster Committee

Alan Taber, CAP

Systems Engineer Senior Staff
Lockheed Martin

Matthew Lanham, CAP

Purdue University