Upcoming Regional Society & SIG Events


North West Regional Society

Date: 10 March 2021

Time: 2pm-3:30pm

The next virtual session will be around the role effective cyber security has today, how businesses and organisations can effectively continue to operate in today’s ‘twilight’ economy here in 2021 and how they keep themselves and their users secure and protected from hostile online threats against a challenging operational backdrop. We will cover a range of topics including the practical role of AI, what is called next generation technologies and what they mean for the traditional IT environment, corporate responsibilities and how they should take on board new ways of working.

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Analytics Network

Date: 16 March 2021

Time: 5:15pm-7pm

The Durham Analytics Day is a online event where academic and industry experts discuss how analytics can enhance decision-making processes.

The event will host three different speakers who will provide insights on a wide range of topics, and will be followed by Q&A. The event will also include a networking opportunity with speakers. 

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Women in OR and Analytics Network 

Date: 17 March 2021

Time: 1pm-2pm

March’s WORAN event will feature another series of 5-minute lightning talks, this time all from Early Career women OR professionals, who will showcase their work from industry, government and academia. So if you want to meet some of the people coming through the career pipeline, and hear about some of what they’re doing, do join us in March.

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Problem Structuring Methods SIG 

Date: 29 March 2021

Time: 5pm-6pm

The next virtual session will be interesting for people who like to know more about how we define and use soft OR and problem structuring.

Introduction to Soft OR: If you need clarity from your customers or you are dealing with too much complexity this session will help you

We will bring you lots of examples of soft methods in action and talk you through how to design or improve a system using a mixture of soft and hard approaches.

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Please visit the Regional Society or SIG pages