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CANA Team Members Attend 2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting

In October, members of the CANA team attended the 2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The INFORMS Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of operations research and analytics professionals in the world, and it provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, and students to share their latest work and ideas.

This year's meeting featured a wide range of sessions on topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, optimization, and logistics presented in 78 tracks!

Nick Leads Veterans Forum Coffee & Conversation

Early Monday morning, October 16, Nick led the Veterans Forum Coffee & Conversation, a networking event for veterans and military-connected individuals attending the meeting. The coffee break was a great opportunity for veterans to meet each other and learn about the different ways that operations research and analytics can be used to address challenges facing the military and veteran communities.

Walt Presents on eSports Women's Car Ball

On Monday, October 16, Walt presented CANA's eSports Women's Car Ball support to the SpORts Section. In his presentation, Walt discussed how CANA is working to promote and support women's participation in eSports. He also shared some challenges and opportunities that CANA has faced in this work.

Nick is Interviewed on the value of the CAP program

Brad Weaber interviewed Nick about his journey as an analytics professional, the value of INFORMS membership, and the process to becoming a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP).

CANA Team Members Ride in Waymo Autonomous Taxis

While in Phoenix, Nick and Walt also got to ride in Waymo autonomous taxis. Waymo is a self-driving car company that is developing and testing autonomous vehicles in Phoenix and other cities. Nick and Walt were impressed with the technology and the potential of autonomous vehicles to improve transportation in the future.


Walt DeGrange

Walt DeGrange is the Director of Analytics Capabilities here at CANA. You can contact him via email at or on Linkedin.

Nick Ulmer

Nick Ulmer is a Principal Operations Research Analyst here at CANA. You can contact Nick at and on Linkedin.

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