2014 Conference Agenda

Thursday Feb 6, 2014

Welcome Reception: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Superior Room

Welcome by Krishnan Anand

         

Friday Feb 7, 2014

Breakfast Buffet: 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM - Superior Room Lobby

SESSION 1: 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM   Superior Room

Innovations in Industry and Teaching

Chair: Glen Schmidt

  1. John Langell, “Medical innovations and lean initiatives at the U of Utah”
  2. Doug Hunter, UAMPS, “The power grid: challenges for sustainable energy”
  3. Jared Stein (Instructure), Jan van Mieghem, and Gad Allon, Kellogg School, “Innovations in education”

Outdoor Activities 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Snowbird/Alta Ski Resorts

SESSION 2: 4:45PM  – 6:45 PM   Superior Room

Operations opportunities related to the data explosion

Chair: Anton Ovchinnikov

1.   John Elder, President, Elder Research, “Data analytics – an industry perspective”

2.  David Wellman, Director of software development, Myriad Genetics, and Richard Wellman, Mathematics Department, Westminster College: “Panel discussion on data analysis and education”

DINNER:  7:15 PM -8:15PM - Summit Room

Chair: Nicole DeHoratius

Dinner speaker- Tom Stockham, CEO Experticity: “Value of People with Helpful Expertise”

 

 

Saturday Feb 8, 2014

Breakfast Buffet: 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM - Superior Room Lobby

SESSION 3: 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM    Superior Room

Regulation Issues in Sustainable Operations

Chair: Gal Raz

1. Gal Raz, Darden School, “The social impacts of product design choices in primary and secondary markets under regulation: a life-cycle approach”

2. Atalay Atasu, Georgia Tech, “Extended producer responsibility, secondary markets, and export bans”

3. Tim Kraft, Darden School, “Competing on toxicity: The impact of supplier prices and regulation on manufacturers' substance replacement strategies”

Outdoor Activities 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Snowbird/Alta Ski Resorts

SESSION 4:  4:45 AM – 6:45 PM    Superior Room

Varied Perspectives on Research in Operations

Chair: Tava Olsen

1. Christophe Giraud-Carrier, BYU Computer Science, “Mining social media data for health trends”

2. Feryal Erhun, Stanford, “Operations initiatives at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center”

3. Gemma Berenguer, Purdue, “Challenges and strategies in managing nonprofit operations”

DINNER:  7:00 PM -9:30PM - Summit Room

Chair: Glen Schmidt

Dinner speaker- John Elder, "Perspectives on the way data is changing firm operations”