Keynote Speakers
David Simchi Levi

David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Chairman of Opalytics, a cloud analytics platform company. He is considered one of the premier thought leaders in supply chain management and business analytics.

His research focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for operations management. He has published widely in professional journals on both practical and theoretical aspects of supply chain and revenue management.

Professor Simchi-Levi has consulted and collaborated extensively with private and public organizations. He was the founder of LogicTools and cofounder of OPS Rules, which are now part of IBM and Accenture, respectively. He has published 5 books and over 150 research articles in various leading academic journals. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for Operations Research (2006-2012) and Naval Research Logistics (2003-2005). He is an INFORMS Fellow, MSOM Distinguished Fellow and the recipient of the 2014 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice; 2014 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award; 2009 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize and Ford 2015 Engineering Excellence Award.

Christopher S. Tang

Chris Tang is University Distinguished Professor and the holder of the Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Professor Tang has been on the faculty at UCLA for 30 years, consulted with numerous global companies including HP, IBM, Nestlé, GKN, Accenture, etc. He has published 6 books and over 130 research articles in various leading academic journals, and has written articles for Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian. He served as President of POMS in 2014, and now serves as Editor-in-Chief of the M&SOM journal. He is an INFORMS fellow, POMS lifetime fellow, MSOM lifetime fellow, and the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards including the 2012 UCLA (university-wide) Distinguished Teaching Award.