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Graduate seminar: Walt DeGrange, CANA Advisors
February 17, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walt DeGrange is a Principal Operations Research Analyst for CANA Advisors where he leads operations research analysis across federal and commercial domains. He is also a faculty member at the University of Arkansas in the Operations Management graduate program, a MBA Executive Practicum Advisor at the NC State University Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, a MORS Board of Director and the Chairperson for the INFORMS SpORts Section. His analytics projects include work with the Navy, Marine Corps, St Louis Blues (NHL), and Atlanta Blaze (MLL).
Everyone knows that being an analytics professional (data scientist or operations researcher) is an “in demand” future career. But what does it mean to be an analytics professional? What does a typical day in an analytics professionals life look like? What kind of projects and industries do you work with? This brief presents a typical day, project overviews related to logistics and sports analytics, interacting with clients, and what skills make an analytics professional successful.