Fri 21 Mar 2014 | Kevin Ross | 2 Comments The NZ Analytics Forum will take part in the joint conference of the OR Society of NZ and the NZ Statistics Association joint annual conference. This event will take place in Wellington on Monday 24 November. Dr. Chid Apte: IBM Speaker at NZ Analytics Forum 2014 at ORSNZ/NZSA Conference Dr. Chid Apte is Director of Mathematical Sciences and Analytics in the IBM Research Division, at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. His department’s research agenda covers theory and applications of Optimization, Data Analytics, and Operations Research. In addition to maintaining a basic research agenda in Mathematical Programming & Optimization, Operations Management, Statistical Modeling & Forecasting, Machine Learning & Predictive Modeling, and Data Mining Systems, his teams are engaged in several solutions initiatives focused on Workforce, Agriculture, Healthcare, Condition-based Asset Management, Resource & Operations Management, and High-Performance (Big Data & HPC) Analytics. Chid has over twenty five years experience as a research scientist and technical leader in the data mining and business intelligence industry with significant experience in predictive analytics solutions for insurance, finance, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture. Chid has led several projects to develop capabilities for IBM’s Information & Analytics product portfolio and advanced analytics solutions for IBM’s clients. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay). He has published extensively in his areas of expertise, and actively involved in organizational aspects of leading data mining conferences.