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OR56 - Sponsors and Exhibitors

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FICO (NYSE: FICO) is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 80+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s groundbreaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries. FICO provides analytics software and tools used across multiple industries to manage risk, fight fraud, build more profitable customer relationships, optimize operations and meet strict government regulations. Many of our products reach industry-wide adoption — such as the FICO® Score, the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States. FICO solutions leverage open-source standards and cloud computing to maximize flexibility, speed deployment and reduce costs. The company also helps millions of people manage their personal credit health. FICO: Make every decision count™. Learn more at



Dstl is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), delivering trusted and impartial advice and solutions for defence-related science and technology issues that impact on the security of the UK. It’s demanding, exciting and rewarding work and each year Dstl recruits approximately 80 graduates to sustain its development. Staff undertake a balanced programme of work and training to develop technical and non-technical skills. Sponsorship is available to gain Accredited/Chartered status and take further qualifications. There are also opportunities for secondments, both in the UK and overseas.


Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan is proud to be the publisher of the Operational Research Society. We look forward to talking to you at the conference 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.


University of Hull

The University of Hull – developed from University College Hull, which was opened in 1928 – received its Royal Charter on 6 September 1954. The Duke of York (George VI) laid the foundation stone  in 1928 and the College opened in October with 39 students and 14 ‘one-man’ departments. There were 100 students in 1931. Situated in the leafy residential suburb of Newland, just two miles north of the city centre, the University’s Hull Campus is one of the most attractive academic sites in the country. Since opening its doors back in 1928, the University of Hull has been committed to providing students with first-class facilities and an ideal environment in which to live and learn. The University comprises seven sections17: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Hull York Medical School; Faculty of Health and Social Care; Faculty of Science and Engineering; Business School, and Faculty of Education and  puts students at the heart of everything we do.


Aston Business School

Aston Business School is renowned for the quality of its teaching, research and its supportive environment. The school provides students with an inspirational educational experience offering them rapid career progression in international business. Situated in the heart of Birmingham, England’s second city, ABS attracts leading academics and key thinkers from all over the world to create a forward-thinking environment. With strong business links, these inspirational surroundings help to provide society with future business leaders capable of competing in the global marketplace.

The Operations and Information Management group has a long tradition of developing, applying and teaching Operational Research Methods.  The research we develop is both rigorous and relevant.  We work with leading organisations, both in the public and private sector. The O&IM group is organised in four teams: Systems Modelling and Simulation, Business Analytics, Operations Management and Global ICT Management. This structure allows us to develop focused research within the teams, but also to create collaborations between teams and externally. Find out more at


Prospect Recruitment


Prospect Recruitment is a niche consultancy specialising in the quantitative analytical arena, with our roots in the Operational Research/Business Modelling field going back over 35 years. The combination of this market focus and our consultants' extensive knowledge of this specialist arena, has successfully underpinned our recruitment activities, which span the full range of private sector industry and commerce.

Ranging from OR applications such as linear programming, optimisation, simulation and yield management; through financial modelling, forecasting and system dynamics; to customer insight, marketing, risk and pricing analytics; and statistical analysis and related decision support, we are able to offer immense depth of market knowledge and insight.

This depth of understanding and personal experience enables our consultants to provide a 1st class service to both candidates seeking the right move, and companies seeking the right hire. We ensure that optimal match is achieved, mutual expectations are maintained and the complex subtleties of the market are understood.

With over 70% of our business being either repeat or via personal recommendation, we pride ourselves on being the best in our field.



SIMUL8 Corporation develops, markets, and supports business simulation software that transforms the way people make and communicate decisions.

Our software delivers multi-million pound saving for major organizations – including Chrysler, the NHS and Gatwick Airport – 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, MIT, Melbourne Business School and Hong Kong City University.


Bays Consulting

Bays Consulting Ltd, established in works with clients to build datasets, develop models and create analysis plans to give the trends, insights, values…the nugget of information needed to impact the bottom line and meet objectives. Customers value the company's commitment to deliver results which are clearly explained to audiences at every level of the business.