• Program starts at 6PM, doors open at 5:30PM.
• Join us for drinks afterwards at the Mandarin Hotel Empress Lounge across the street!
Recent advances in information system capabilities, like abundant and inexpensive data storage, cloud-based solutions, and distributed computing paradigms have opened new possibilities for collecting and processing data at an unprecedented volume and speed. This data tsunami, along with advanced computing and analysis capabilities, provide Operations Research professionals with innovative ways to build and validate their models and to communicate results and insights to upper management. The abundance of data and the increased confidence in analytics enable researchers to explore uncharted territories and to develop and test exciting new models and theories. As the INFORMS community, we have the right people in both academia and in practice, the assets, and the reputation to (i) champion and flourish the analytics movement, (ii) promote and standardize analytics education, and (iii) pioneer certification in analytics. During these electrifying times, we should enjoy the attention of top executives and embrace analytics to grow our community. Analytics is not diluting our field, but rather empowering Operations Research.
Anne G. Robinson is the Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics for Verizon Wireless. Her team is responsible for leading strategic efforts across the Supply Chain organization, leveraging advanced analytics to implement processes and procedures that lead to improved product life cycle management, more efficient network equipment utilization, working capital optimization, and cost reduction. Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, Robinson spent several years with Cisco Systems where her responsibilities included managing advanced analytics, business intelligence, and performance management teams across the supply chain. She and her team were also responsible for evaluating and improving the distribution inventory network as well as establishing a statistical forecasting capability for predicting demand. As the driving force for many foundational and cross-functional process innovations, she helped establish Cisco's presence and recognition as a leader in business intelligence and analytics, including being inducted into the balanced scorecard hall of fame. With her PhD in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, Anne is the Past President of INFORMS. She is a popular industry speaker, has served on several advisory boards including the SAS Analytical Customer Advisory Board, and was a topical editor for the Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. A frequent tweeter, you can follow Dr. Robinson @agrobins.
Smithsonian (Blue/Orange line) is the closest Metro stop (3 blocks). L’Enfant Plaza (Yellow/Green, Blue/Orange line) is the next closest Metro stop (5 blocks).
Parking is available via Central Parking below the office building. The entrance to the parking garage is at 1300 D St SW, Washington, DC 20024. There is also 2-hour metered parking on D street.
For program information, please contact Layne Morrison,[masked] or Dan Ford,[masked]