Make Analytics Your Competitive Advantage

the Canadian Operational Reserach Society presents

Analytics Day

Organizations and companies today are inundated with data and, finding the right insights and impactful strategies continue to be a challenge. The CORS Analytics Day aims to share the successes and best practices of how to leverage data to create a competitive and sustainable advantage. The conference is organized as panel-based sessions with domain experts sharing their knowledge and an opportunity for open discussion with participants.


The four main topics of discussion include:

  • Business Analytics Best Practice

  • Data Driven Insight

  • Sports Operations and Management Analytics

  • Storytelling with Data


In addition to the sessions, is a luncheon plenary "Adventures in Policy Modeling" with Professor Ed Kaplan, Yale University. 

CORS Analytics Day includes:
•    Access to CORS sessions and Analytics Day sessions on Wednesday, May 29, 2019
•    Luncheon Plenary: "Adventures in Policy Modeling!"
•    Health breaks
•    Networking reception

Registration fees:
•    $125.00 until May 25th, 2019
•    $150.00 after May 26th, 2019

For more information contact:
•    Fredrik Odegaard, Ivey Business School,
•    Kent Kostuk, Federated Co-operatives Limited,

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Business Analytics Best Practice

Many organizations have formal Data/Business Analysts and have adopted Analytics as an integral part of all core functions. While many firms have invested resources into Analytics, some are more successful that others. In this session, seasoned experts will discuss the best practices of how to leverage data and analytics to create competitive advantages. 

Data Driven Insight

Buzzwords like AI, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning have become ubiquitous. In this session industry experts will share strategies, techniques, and tools for generating the relevant and impactful insight from data.  

Sports Operations and Management Analytics

Numbers, measurements and statistics have always been an integral part of the physical and physiological aspect of sports. Recently the analytics of sports operations and management has become equally important. A celebrated example includes the success story of the Oakland A’s as portrayed in the book and film Moneyball. Today, sport organizations, ranging from baseball to Formula 1 to hockey to curling, have adopted analytics in all aspects of their operations. The focus of this panel is to discuss the insights and winning strategies behind sports analytics as it pertains to operational and managerial issues.

Storytelling with Data 

So what if you have tons of data and the best data scientist producing advanced analyses? All the sophisticated analysis in the world has no value unless you can convince clients, colleagues, managers, executives to act on your insight. The focus of this panel is to explore how to create compelling narratives and insightful presentations based on data and analytics.   

Adventures in Policy Modeling!

Policy Modeling refers to the application of operations research, statistics, and other quantitative methods to model policy problems. Recognizing that analyses of all sorts often exhibit diminishing returns in insight to effort, the hope is to capture key features of various policy issues with relatively simple "first-strike" models. Problem selection and formulation thus compete with the mathematics of solution methods in determining successful applications.  I will review some personal adventures in policy modeling selected from public housing, HIV/AIDS prevention, bioterror preparedness, counterterrorism, and immigration policy.

Edward H. Kaplan is the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research, Public Health, and Engineering at Yale University’s School of Management. For more information about Kaplan and his research, visit

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