Jonathan H. Owen is the Director of Operations Research at GM Research and Development where he leads strategic initiatives for Revenue Growth and oversees Operations Research activities in the areas of revenue management, portfolio planning and vehicle content optimization, customer consideration and marketing effectiveness, and dealer effectiveness. He is responsible for creating and executing a vision to leverage advanced analytics in these areas to improve bottom-line results through technology development and business implementation. Since joining GM in 1999, his research has focused primarily on developing new modeling systems, algorithms, and software tools for the analysis and improvement of GM's manufacturing systems and processes. In this role, Jon has served as the program leader since 2001 for the current generation of throughput analysis tools and a new software delivery architecture. His other research interests include applied integer programming, combinatorial optimization, and visualization of network manipulations. He is co-developer of GIDEN, a graphical software environment for presenting and studying network flow and combinatorial optimization problems and algorithms. Jon holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University. He also has a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of North Carolina. His contributions at GM have been internally recognized with several individual and team awards for technical accomplishment.
Dr. Stone joined Metron in 1986. He became Chief Operating Officer in 1990 and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. In 2010 he returned to primarily technical work as Chief Scientist at Metron. He was a major technical contributor to the U. S. Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System (SAROPS) which went into operation in 2007. He is a coauthor of the 2014 book, Bayesian Multiple Target Tracking and continues to work on a number of detection and tracking systems for the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard. For his complete biography please click here.
Chris Schieffer serves as the Section Head for Research, Education, Administration, and Project Management in the Department of Management Engineering and Internal Consulting (ME&IC) at Mayo Clinic. The strategic and management consulting resources in this department are responsible for systems analysis, design and implementation, reengineering and enhancement of core processes, assisting with business strategy and planning, project management, and supporting various business transformation initiatives. ME&IC provides business consulting and management engineering services to the Clinical Practice, Research, Education, Administration and Business Development at Mayo Clinic.
Chris leads the applied analytics strategy within ME&IC in collaboration with enterprise planning and information technology teams. He is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Systems Engineering and provides instruction in applied analytics to health systems engineers as well as military medicine to second year medical students.
Chris joined Mayo in September 2006 as a Quality Improvement Advisor facilitating improvement through teaching, one-on-one consultation, and guiding teams. Prior to joining Mayo, Chris worked in research and development as well as operations developing and improving products and processes in the data communications industry. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and an ME in Systems Engineering from Iowa State University where he also held a faculty appointment teaching engineering fundamentals and multidisciplinary design. His areas of interest include teaching, problem solving, conflict resolution, data quality, visualization, analytics, automation, and simulation.
Chris is on the board of directors of the Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union and serves as a Civil Engineering in the Iowa Air National Guard. He enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking, woodcraft, and tinkering with new technologies.
Schramm is a Principal Operations Research Analyst at CANA Advisors,
and is the General Chair for the inaugural MORS Emerging Techniques
Special Meeting (METSM). His distinguished career in Operations
Research spans both academic and production roles. He is a Certified
Analytics Professional (CAP) and is jointly accredited by the American
Statistical Association and Royal Statistical Society. He is a 20-year
veteran of the US Navy, serving in helicopter squadrons based in
Norfolk, Virginia, Agana, Guam, and Bahrain.
You can find his linkedin page here.
Dr. Lisa Oakley-Bogdewic is the Economist/ Principal Staff at The MITRE Corporation. She has over 25 years of experience in economics in the public and private sectors. She has worked in Defense since 1995, specializing in organizational structure and design, the Federal budget process, resource and strategic planning, trade-space analysis, performance management, best value assessments, and general economic theory. Lisa leads portfolio management and governance projects for DoD Executives, led teams on large innovations such as IT Acquisition Reform, and has led research briefed to OMB leadership. Lisa is a 1st-year MORS Board Member, and an advocate/leader within MORS Affordability Analysis COP. Prior to her current employment with MITRE, Lisa was a DoD labor economist and an economic analyst in the banking sector. She holds a Ph.D. from George Mason University in Economics and a BA from UPenn. Hobbies: horseback riding, karate.