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OR54 Annual Conference - Sponsors and Exhibitors


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with stream sponsorship provided by

and has the following exhibitors


Leaflets are provided by



2020 Consulting

A new breed of specialist consulting firm

Our consultants have in-depth knowledge of industry sectors that include financial services, travel & leisure, automotive and utilities with our primary areas of expertise in risk, marketing, digital, data management and technology.  We add to that our talent for marshalling data from multiple sources, to arrive at a deeper understanding of customer behaviour.

We love Big Data.

Every day, 2.5 billion billion bytes of data are created.  We love nothing more than making sense of this for our clients, using our exceptional analytical skills to separate value-creating insight from noise.

You don’t get anywhere standing still.

We believe in the power of new. Harnessing the potential of new customers, new services, new channels, new markets and new ways of working is the lifeblood of growth.  Making change a truly positive and profitable force is the kind of challenge we thrive on.

What could new do for you?

20:20 Jaywing will become 2020 Consulting soon - look out for changes to  Meanwhile, email or call Ben O’Brien on 08000 733393.




is the Advanced Integrated Mathematical Modeling System, a software tool for developing and deploying optimization models.

AIMMS enables fast model formulation in a tree structure without having to learn a programming language, and links seamlessly to a range of mathematical solvers. AIMMS offers procedural execution and flexible modeling concepts such as rolling horizons, column generation, outer approximation for MINLP, multi-start for NLP, Stochastic Programming, Benders decomposition, Robust Optimization, etc.

AIMMS offers an integrated GUI to visualize and interpret results. Data can be exchanged with many sources, from XML- and text-files to Excel and databases. Finally, models can be integrated with other applications via options such as the COM object, the Excel add-in and Web Services.




Banxia Software Ltd develops and sells high quality decision support (DSS) and audience response/ classroom participation systems. We provide training in the use of our software and systems and also develop add-ons for other systems. As “Top Interwrite PRS Partner” we have supported many universities throughout the UK in their use of Interwrite™ Response. Our products are used in the public, private, military, not-for-profit and academic sectors. Our offerings include Interwrite™ Response, Impact Explorer™, Decision Explorer® (for cognitive/ causal mapping) and Frontier Analyst® (for DEA assessments).



Decision Lab

Decision Lab is a pioneering consultancy which combines commercial acumen and specialist modelling expertise to support strategic, tactical and operational decision making.

Our team of problem structuring, optimisation, simulation and business modelling professionals aims to significantly improve the strength and resilience of your medium and long term business critical decisions.

By providing an environment in which to explore options and test scenarios, Decision Lab can help reduce the risk associated with making strategic choices. Through our collaborative approach and use of sophisticated modelling techniques we enable clients to safely explore risk, quantify uncertainty, identify the optimal course of action and make better, more resilient evidence-based decisions.

Optimisation, Agent Based Simulation, Discrete Event Simulation, System Dynamics, Problem Definition & Structuring, Operational Research, Business Modelling.




Dstl is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), delivering trusted and often confidential advice and solutions on defence-related science and technology that impact on the security of the UK. It’s demanding, exciting and rewarding work, and each year Dstl recruits approximately 150 graduates to be part of it. Graduates receive a balanced programme of courses to develop technical and non-technical skills. Sponsorship is available to gain Chartered status and take further Qualifications.  There are also opportunities for secondments, both in the UK and overseas.  Details of Dstl’s current graduate vacancies can be found on our website at



Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University
is one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability. 93.2% of graduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving. This university is also proud winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2009, awarded for innovative housing construction for environmental benefit and quality of life.



Elsevier Operational Research and Management Science



Elsevier is the leading journals publisher in the field, working in partnership with the global academic community to publish 12 of 20 top-ranked journals in the “Operational Research and Management Science” category in the Social Citation Index. Keep up to date with all our journals including the new journal Operations Research for Health Care at or tweet with us @ORMS_Elsevier



Government Operational Research Service

The Government Operational Research Service has joined the Civil Service Analytical Fast Stream and is hoping to recruit 20-30 Operational Research Analysts in 2011/12. Further details can be found on the GORS website




NATCOR is a collaboration between ten universities to develop and deliver taught courses in Operational Research (O.R.) to PhD students. The initiative to develop such taught course provision came from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is part of a drive to deepen and broaden PhD studies in the UK across the mathematical sciences. NATCOR is funded by EPSRC for the first five years of its life (October 2006 to September 2011) and is supported by the OR Society which is a collaborating partner.



Oxford University Press

The mission of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics is to publish original, high quality mathematical research that will have a significant impact on the theory and practice of business, finance, management, and policy making.

The journal welcomes papers that fall into relevant subject areas that include: OR and Management Science, Financial Modelling, Regulation, Risk Analysis, Credit Scoring, Games and Auctions, Production Processes, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Transportation Science, Marketing Analytics, Decision Sciences, Efficiency Measurement, Health Care Management.



Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan
is proud to be the publisher of The Operational Research Society and sponsor of this year's drinks reception, where we are celebrating KMRP's first decade of publication and OR Insight's 25th anniversary year.  We look forward to talking to you at our stand where we will have our complete O.R. portfolio on display, including copies of the newest OR Society journal, Health Systems. Take advantage of the great membership offers on both the Society journals and our related titles. 




Founded in 1984, Palisade is the world’s leading developer of risk and decision analysis software. Products including @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite integrate seamlessly with Microsoft Excel to bring techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation, optimisation and neural networking tools to your desktop in a familiar and intuitive environment.

Palisade software is now on the syllabus at many top universities and business schools across Europe and North America - from operational research and MBA programs through to engineering and accountancy degrees. They have also been adopted by many of the world’s biggest companies, including 93 out of the Fortune 100 companies and most of the FTSE 100.

25 years of development and innovation means that performing quantitative risk and decision analysis has never been easier than it is with @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite. Find out how you and your university can benefit from using the software by downloading a free trial from our website, Alternatively please email to request case studies, white papers or to arrange a free web demonstration.



Paragon Business Solutions

Paragon, established in 1991, is the UK’s leading credit scoring software solution provider. We offer a comprehensive range of credit management and decision making tools.

Our software includes Modeller, a fully integrated model development environment, for the building of risk management scorecards and decision systems.

Paragon’s decision engine is a flexible system suited to application scoring, behaviour scoring, and business strategy implementation.

Our pioneering tools are used worldwide by major banks, finance houses, mail order companies, insurance services, and credit scoring consultants and benefits from our close relationship with leading academic and credit industry researchers.

Our strategy is to provide solutions for our clients’ ever-changing business requirements.



Visualise, Evaluate, Optimise, Improve.

SIMUL8 simulation software enhances the way businesses make and communicate decisions.

Our software delivers multi-million pound savings for major organisations - including the US Government, GM, the NHS, and Coca-Cola - by allowing them to experiment with process improvement ideas in a risk free environment.

SIMUL8 is also used to teach simulation in elite Universities across the world including the London School of Economics, Melbourne Business School, Singapore National University and Hong Kong City University.



Simulation Solutions

Simulation Solutions will be demonstrating Siemens Plant Simulation an object-oriented simulation tool that allows faster development of large models by supporting object oriented concepts including classes, methods and inheritance.  Plant Simulation enables the simulation and optimization of production systems and processes. Using Plant Simulation, you can optimize material flow, resource utilization and logistics for all levels of  plant planning from global production facilities, through local plants, to specific lines.



Taylor & Francis

The Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles.

We are providers of quality information and knowledge that enable our customers to perform their jobs efficiently, continue their education, and help contribute to the advancement of their chosen markets. Our customers are researchers, students, academics and increasingly professionals.

Find out more at



University of Edinburgh Business School

The University of Edinburgh Business School enjoys a long tradition of teaching and research. The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in business and management and provides a platform for research, discussion and debate on a wide range of business issues.

Part of the University of Edinburgh one of the world’s top 20 universities with a rich heritage of delivering education for over 400 years, the Business School has an international student body typically representing more than 88 countries. The student body comprises 800 undergraduate students, 430 postgraduate students and 90 Doctoral students.

Recently the School relocated to a new building at Buccleuch Place, located at the heart of the University campus. This state-of-the-art space features eight lecture theatres, multiple syndicate rooms, an executive education suite, student study centre and online resource, cafe and significant flexible space for staff and students. The building has been designed and specified to meet the current and anticipated future needs of the School’s portfolio of activities and represents an investment of £17m by the University.

The School’s teaching and research covers six main subject areas – accounting & finance, entrepreneurship & innovation, management science & business economics, marketing, organisational studies and strategy & international business. The School is accredited by EQUIS and AMBA and consistently ranked in the Financial Times and Economist MBA Rankings  – reflecting not just a long history of business teaching but also the substantial experience of a faculty comprising more than 80 teaching staff.



University of Southampton

CORMSIS (Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems)

Advanced mathematical and analytical modelling methods for better decisions

CORMSIS at the University of Southampton is the largest and most comprehensive groups of OR/MS/IS researchers in the UK, with over 30 academics and over 60 research students. It covers the whole spectrum of current OR/MS/IS from theoretical mathematical developments to problem structuring and knowledge management, and has internationally-renowned expertise in the specific areas of risk, optimisation, finance and health. We have experience in consultancy, student placements and joint research.

We focus our research on the practical application of these tools and techniques to solve “real” business problems for “real” organisations.  We have collaborated with a wide range of external organisations, via our summer project scheme and other research initiatives.   Our summer project scheme offers organisations the opportunity to have one of our MSc students analyse a specific business issue, with structured academic support from leading academics.  This scheme has been running for over 10 years and resulted in many £’s of savings and additional revenue for these organisations.    For examples of this work see the brochure in your delegate pack or visit our website.

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At Wiley, our mission is to help teachers teach and students learn. We are committed to publishing and making available the best educational and training materials for all types of instructors: textbooks, electronic teaching aids, and products to help you be an even better teacher. Wiley Higher Education serves undergraduate, graduate, and advanced placement students, and lifelong learners. We publish educational materials in all media, notably through WileyPLUS, our integrated online suite of teaching and learning resources. 

Wiley-Blackwell publishes more than 75 journals in Business and Management, partnering with leading societies in the field. Our journals are available in thousands of institutions globally, and are among the most widely read, frequently cited, and top-ranked journals in the ISI's Business and Management categories.

Please visit our stand at the conference, where we will be displaying our new and classic books and journals in business and management, and enjoy a 20% discount on all orders.