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Practitioners Corner

A group of six male and female practitioners sitting at a lunch table and having a discussion.

With 1320 sessions and 166 posters being presented over four days, it can be hard to find content of interest to you as a practitioner. So here is a head start.

Sessions for Practitioners

This year, sessions have been tagged with practice content, to highlight presentations that have actionable, real-world content to learn from.

Search the Entire Practice Curated Track

Search the program for practice analytics tracks

Search the program for practice and data mining sessions

Search the program for practice and decision analysis sessions

Search the program for practice healthcare tracks

Search the program for sessions on practice military and security

Search the program for practice optimization sessions

Search the program for practice revenue management and pricing

Search the program for practice and simulation sessions

Search the program for practice supply chain sessions

Networking for Practitioners

Here are some fun events for you to attend and network and socialize with fellow practitioners!


  • Welcome Reception
    7:30-9pm, Convention Center – Exhibit Hall 4AB, Level 4
    All are invited to join us for the Welcome Reception; it is the perfect venue to meet with colleagues and visit the exhibits. Light fare will be served. Soft drinks are complimentary, with a cash bar for other beverages. 


  • Analytics Society Reception and Business Meeting
    6:30-7:30pm, Convention Center – 213, Level 2
    Meet and socialize with fellow Analytics Society members. Drinks and appetizers will be served. You don’t need to be a member to join us.


  • INFORMS Practice Section Reception and Business Meeting
    5-7pm, Hot Stove Society Bar
    Drinks and appetizers will be served. You are welcome to bring a guest who is not a member of the Practice Section.
  • INFORMS Member Meeting
    6:15-7:15pm, Sheraton – Grand Ballroom A, 2nd Floor
    The INFORMS Board of Directors encourages all members to bring their ideas, opinions, and suggestions to this meeting. Current business and future directions for INFORMS are on the agenda. Also, our outstanding members will be celebrated with the presentation of the Volunteer Service Award.
  • General Reception 
    7:30-10pm, Convention Center – 4E, Level 4
    Join us from 7-10pm for food, fellowship, & fun!

Helping to Build Your Career

Stand out as a Certified Analytics Professional. Visit the INFORMS Center to learn more about becoming a Certified Analytics Professional. Adding CAP to your name ensures future employers of the quality of your skill set. 

Attend the Career Fair. Sunday from 12-5pm employers that are hiring during the Annual Meeting will be available to answer your questions and schedule interviews. Check here for a list of employers. Job Listings can be found in the library for the 2019 Annual Meeting INFORMS Connect page.

Plan on Attending the Industry Job Search Panel on Monday, October 21. This panel discusses the interview process for positions in industry and covers the do’s and don’ts associated with your job search. Time will be provided for questions and answers.

Chair: Warren Hearnes VP, Analytics & Data Sciences

  • Mark Gallagher – Professor of Practice at Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Nabil Raad – VP, Data Science at GM Financial
  • Abelardo Mayoral-Fierros – Managing Consultant at Fraser Health Authority
  • Russ Philbrick – Co-Founder at Polaris Systems Optimization
  • Anne Robinson – Chief Strategy Officer at Kinaxis
  • Je Sang Sung – Manager, Operations Research & Advanced Analytics at BNSF
  • Kathryn Walter – Analytics & Optimization Consultant at ORTEC

Upload Your Resume. Searching for a new position? Make sure your resume is up-to-date in the INFORMS Career Center. Free to INFORMS Members.

Take a Headshot. Need a professional headshot for a resume, LinkedIn profile, or business card? Stop by the headshot station where you can sit with a professional photographer for no charge!

Volunteer for Pro Bono Analytics. Visit the INFORMS Center and volunteer a few minutes of your time to help build hygiene kits and blankets that will be donated to FareStart in support of their efforts. We hope that you take a moment to stop by, build a kit, and volunteer for Pro Bono Analytics and make an impact in underserved communities with your analytics skills.