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Debuting a new kind of AIMMS workshop at INFORMS

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Leave a reply
AIMMS' Chris Gordon and workshop participant Juan Esteban Calle Salazar

AIMMS’ Chris Gordon and workshop participant Juan Esteban Calle Salazar

In preparation for the INFORMS Business Analytics conference in Florida, we wanted to experiment with a new approach for our regular pre-conference workshop. We wanted to engage the audience much more during the session, and do so in a fun and interactive way.

A couple of weeks prior the conference, we sat down and discussed how we could achieve this goal. Almost immediately, we considered the idea of doing a reduced version of our proof of concept (POC). The recently improved POC has proven to be a method that successfully demonstrates the value of AIMMS. It demonstrates just how quickly an AIMMS-based decision support application can be developed and deployed. Our regular POC is a two-day process that starts by defining the problem on a whiteboard with a prospect. The information shared on the whiteboard is then translated into the AIMMS modeling language. Shortly thereafter, an end user application is created on top of the model.

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Meeting the AIMMS Team at INFORMS – My Experience as an AIMMS User

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Leave a reply

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. It’s a premier gathering for the world’s analytics and OR professionals, boasting a great program with peer-to-peer discussions, demos and keynote talks. There was a lot to choose from in terms of workshops. I was hesitating between the AIMMS workshop or Gurobi’s. Thankfully Laura (AIMMS Marketing Director) persuaded me to attend AIMMS’ workshop. I met very cool people there! Their plan for the workshop was quite innovative for the type of session I am used to attending at these conferences. Here’s why I liked it so much.

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Join our hackathon at the INFORMS Annual Meeting on October 31

Posted on September 23, 2015 by Leave a reply

b5a180f1-150831-hackathon-image-427x338As you may have heard, AIMMS and Booz Allen Hamilton have formed a partnership to accelerate Operations Research and Decision Science. Booz Allen is a leading management consulting and technology services provider and we are thrilled to work together towards this exciting task. To kick-off our partnership, we are co-sponsoring a unique hackathon experience with Southwest Airlines at the upcoming INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

The hackathon will tackle a real world problem presented by Southwest Airlines, encouraging students and recent grads to use advanced analytics in order to solve pressing challenges. There will be a prize, snacks, networking, coffee, t-shirts, and a lot of fun! The hackathon will take place on October 31, 2015 from 9am to 7:30pm.

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