Joint Talk with Management: Anne Robinson and John Williamson, Verizon Wireless, February 5th, Rooke CHEM 116 @ 3pm

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Title: How Analytics Professionals Make the World Go Round

Abstract:

It’s hard to open a business magazine, walk through an airport or even participate in an executive meeting and NOT see or hear reference to analytics. Recognized as the currency of business, mathematics or analytics are empowering decision-making at new levels. A trend that started with CIOs is spreading throughout the C-Suite – Everyone wants ANALYTICS!

 

What exactly are these analytics professionals doing? What types of real-world problems are they solving? Are they actually applying the math, statistics and operations research tools they learned in their courses? What other skills or certifications do they have?  What opportunities are there for graduate studies in analytics?
Hear from Anne Robinson and John Williamson of Verizon Wireless.  Anne Robinson holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and served as President of INFORMS, the largest professional organization for both practitioners and academics in the field of Analytics/Operations Research.  John Williamson holds a M.B.A. in Supply Chain Management from Penn State University.  There will be an opportunity to speak with the presenters following the talk.

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