Executive Seminar

2020 Executive Seminar

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Decision-making is increasingly being driven by vast quantities, velocities, and varieties of data. Operations research (or analytics) offers many techniques for deriving insight from data, but the field of OR may be intimidating to those without a formal OR, computer science, or math background. The Executive Seminar provides senior decision-makers a basic toolkit for getting the most out of quantitative analysis. Over the course of several modules, this seminar will introduce the core techniques and processes of operations research in the context of real-world problems. Register now to become a better informed consumer of quantitative analysis.


Mr. Walt DeGrange

An Operations Research Professional with experience in Government, Industry and Academia. He is the Chair of the MORS Continuing Education Committee and the INFORMS SpORts Section as well as a MORS Board of Directors member. He is also on faculty and teaches at the University of Arkansas and serves as an Executive Practicum Advisor at the NC State Poole School of Management. In his role as a Principal Operations Research Analyst at CANA Advisors, he leads the sports analytics research area.

Mr. Shaun Doheney

Chief Analytics Officer for JDSAT, which is a certified service-disabled veteran-owned small business specializing in operations research and data science. He is also the Chair of Resources and Readiness Applications at ProbabilityManagement.org, a nonprofit devoted to making uncertainty actionable. He holds a BS in mathematics from California State University, Long Beach, an MS in operations analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, a graduate certificate in data analytics from George Mason University, and is both a certified analytics professional and project management professional. Read More

Mr. Harrison Schramm

An Operations Research Professional with experience in Government, Industry and Academia. He is a past Vice-President of MORS and has served in a number of professional roles, to include Chair of the Analytics cluster of INFORMS, Chair of the inaugural Emerging Techniques Special Meeting, and past Chair of the EPD as well as serving on the Edelman Prize Committee of INFORMS. He is a regular contributor to Phalanx and has a recurring column "The Five Minute Analyst" in INFORMS/Analytics Magazine. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). He holds professional accreditation as a statistician from both the American and Royal Statistical Societies. He is a Certified Analytics Professional of INFORMS.


  1. What is Analysis - Both what is and what isn't
  2. Dealing with Uncertainty- Some simple examples involving the dangers of Expected Value, EVPI, etc.
  3. Matching Models to Problems- How the choice of model and modeling approach can drive an answer
  4. Statistical Learning and Statistical Computing- Computing environments, training, and computational complexity
  5. Ethics in Analysis- Based on both ASSA and INFORMS Guidelines
  6. Critiquing Analysis- Based on Jerry Brown's 'Five Questions'
  7. Case Study
  8. Capstone & Closing


Payment Options

The "Invoice Me" option can only be used for the registration fee. This option won't appear if you have social tickets, CEU courses or tutorials in your cart. If you need assistance registering please contact Ms. Sarah Madonia, sarah.madonia@mors.org.

Who can attend (Clearance Requirements):
This meeting is open to U.S. citizens and FVEY Partners (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK). Non U.S. citizens of U.S. allies may attend at the discretion of MORS. Non U.S. attendees will be notified if their registration to attend is not accepted.

Employer Member Non-Member
MORS Government Sponsor* $75 $100
U.S. Federal Government $75 $100
IDA Employees Only* $75 $100
All Others $75 $100

*Government Sponsor organizations include Center for Army Analysis, HQDA/DCS Program G-8; Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration; Naval Operations, N81; Studies, Air Force Studies, Analyses, and Assessments, HQ AF/A9; OSD, A&S; and DHS S&T/OSE/ORA