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Tutorials

The role of the tutorials is to provide a platform for a more intensive scientific exchange amongst researchers interested in a particular topic and as a meeting point for the community. Tutorials complement the depth-oriented technical sessions by providing participants with broad overviews of emerging fields. A tutorial can be scheduled for 1.5 or 3 hours.

Tutorial proposals are accepted until:

January 10, 2019


If you wish to propose a new Tutorial please kindly fill out and submit this Expression of Interest form.

TUTORIALS LIST



Strategic Analytics and the Future of Operations Research


Lecturer

Greg Parlier
NCSU
United States
 
Brief Bio
A retired US Army Colonel, Greg was a paratroop commander in the 82nd Airborne Division for 8 years, and served in over 20 foreign countries during 5 deployments and 12 named operations. A West Point graduate with advanced degrees in National Security Studies, Operations Research, and Systems Engineering, he was a National Defense Fellow at MIT, distinguished graduate of the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and graduate of the Army War College. Since retiring he has been senior OR analyst supporting Multi-National Forces in Iraq, consultant to government organizations and commercial firms, and advisor to several foreign governments. He served on the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses for 12 years and is a past president of the Military Applications Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), was elected to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and serves on the board of directors for the Military Operations Research Society (MORS). Dr. Parlier is adjunct Professor of Operations Research at North Carolina State University, president of a small OR consulting business, and program chair for ICORES.
Abstract

This tutorial extends last year's presentation on “Building Social Ingenuity” by addressing the future of our Operations Research profession: “Where do we need to be going?”; “What should we be doing?” How can we address, in imaginative and creative ways, the many persisting problems and seemingly intractable international and global security challenges that confront us? Strategic Analytics aligns methods and models with the “ends-ways-means” strategy paradigm. To fully capitalize on advances in information technologies and rapidly growing Big Data opportunities, the complementary power of operations research, data sciences, and management innovation will be essential. Functional components and enabling disciplines are described: decision support capabilities, engineering systems, dynamic strategic planning, and “engines for innovation” to encourage and guide transformational endeavors. Three recent applications of Strategic Analytics to current enterprise challenges are described and explored: defense resource planning, global logistics supply chains for materiel readiness, and recruiting for the US All Volunteer Force. We must integrate our intellectual capacities, considerable strategic planning acumen, diverse analytical capabilities, and bring them all to bear on the formidable challenges of our time. A fundamental question is whether our capacity for social ingenuity will be adequate for solving persisting problems, averting catastrophic failures, and managing pressing 21st Century issues. Will we be smart enough to bridge the growing social ingenuity gap while continuing to promote technological ingenuity?

Keywords

strategic analytics
management innovation
engineering systems
enterprise design
engines for innovation
operations research
public policy
social ingenuity


Aims and Learning Objectives

Understand the concept of "strategic analytics"(SA)
Appreciate applications of SA to enterprise systems
Apply SA to other relevant challenges
Contribute to the evolution and development of SA


Target Audience

Conference attendees who are interested

Prerequisite Knowledge of Audience

An understanding and appreciation of OR
Basic strategic planning concepts
Willingness to participate and contribute ideas, experience, and knowledge


Detailed Outline

Current Geopolitical Conditions
Bridging the Gap – What can we do?
Information Technologies
Decision Support Systems
Operations Research
Management Science
Dynamic Strategic Planning
Engineering Systems
Engines for Innovation
Analytical Architectures
What we can do!



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