18th September 2015 10.00am – 4.00pm
School of Business & Economics, Loughborough University
ONLINE BOOKING FORM AND FURTHER INFORMATION
The growth of big data has meant demand for specialist talent in quantitative analysis, information management and business decision making has never been greater. But what skills and experience is required in the 21st Century jobs market? What are the challenges businesses are facing in building the teams capable of managing these new opportunities? How well are we preparing our graduates to meet these challenges?
To help answer these questions and explore these issues further, we are pleased to present a one-day event, bought to you by the OR Society, featuring the latest research in this area. With talks focusing on operational research, analytics, data science and information systems, this one-day event is designed to give employers, educators and specialists cutting edge insights into the skills needed for 21st Century business.
We are pleased to announce the following talks for the conference:
Is Operational Research in UK Universities ‘Fit-for-Purpose’ for the Growing Field of Analytics?
Loughborough University, Speaker: Michael Mortenson
Training to Practice or Training to Research? – An Assessment of Postgraduate OR Education
The University of Portsmouth, Speaker: Dr Jana Reis
Investigating Information Systems (IS) Graduate Skills in the UK
The University of South Wales, Speaker: Dr Angelos Stefanidis
Creating Business Value from Big Data Analytics
The University of Hull, Speaker: Professor Richard Vigden
Full details of the timetable will be released closer to the date. Full details of the location and travel options are available here.
Registration is open now, but tickets are strictly limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. The cost of the event is £20 per person + VAT, to cover lunch, tea/coffee and refreshments. To book, please visit the event's webpage and for further information or special requests please email email@example.com.