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OSC launches Network with the Professionals webinar series

Operations and Supply Chain launched its Network with the Professionals webinar series recently by inviting Shane Hughes, an executive at Intermountain Healthcare, to speak about his experiences within the field of Operations and Supply Chain as well as within Intermountain Healthcare itself. The Network with the Professionals talks will be an ongoing series that brings industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators to an open [...]

2021-03-22T11:05:32-06:00March 22nd, 2021|

Congratulations to the winners of the Game Day Analytics Challenge!

More than 100 graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Howard University, and Salt Lake Community College competed in this year's Game Day Analytics Challenge. With thousands of dollars in prize money and guaranteed internship interviews on the line, the competition was intense. Since 2016, Chong Oh, an Associate Professor (Lecturer) from the Operations & Information Systems (OIS) Department [...]

2021-02-19T12:35:30-07:00February 19th, 2021|

Winners announced for the Information Systems COVID-19 Challenge

The Information Systems Major, in partnership with Domo, jointly organized a COVID-19 Data Analytics Challenge that concluded last week. The objectives were two-fold: first, to enable students to gain data analytics skillsets specifically in using the Domo BI and Visualization Platform; second, to expose students in learning to relate real-world problems to their classroom learnings. Student participants are from four categories: Business Scholars, [...]

2020-04-24T18:13:24-06:00April 24th, 2020|

Congratulations to the winners of the Game Day Analytics Challenge!

Dozens of graduate and undergraduate students gathered Friday, Feb. 7 to present their analysis of social media activity during the Super Bowl. With thousands of dollars in prize money and guaranteed internship interviews on the line, the competition was intense.  Three years ago, Chong Oh, associate professor and director of the Undergraduate Information Systems Department at the Eccles School, created the Game Day Analytics [...]

2020-02-13T12:35:55-07:00February 13th, 2020|

Four takeaways from the Operations & Supply chain student and alumni panel

The Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) undergraduate program held a student and alumni panel last month. Organized by Program Director Sue Sundar, this event featured OSC students and alumni from several companies, including PepsiCo, Micron, Intermountain Healthcare, Goldman Sachs, HealthEquity, and Via. The enthusiasm for this program was evident as students questioned panelists and heard real-life stories of how the major prepared them for [...]

2019-12-12T17:04:25-07:00November 24th, 2019|

Eccles students compete in the Information Systems Hackathon

On Nov. 1-2, 2019, the Information Systems major partnered with Domo and Layton Construction to host the annual Information Systems Hackathon. Nine teams (five graduate and four undergraduate) were given 24-hours and a use-case and dataset from Layton Construction. They were challenged to identify variables that correlate with safety incidents and provide KPIs using the Domo visualization and BI platform. They presented their solutions [...]

2019-11-07T08:19:41-07:00November 6th, 2019|

Eccles Alumni Forum panelists help attendees boost their AI IQ

Integrating Artifical Intelligence (AI) into the operations of a business is starting to become a prominent trend within many corporations. Dr. Dan Reed, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Utah was joined by Bassam Salem, CEO of AtlasRTX, Glenn Colby, President of Invarius, and Keelan Johns, Senior Director of Engineering at Clearlink, to discuss how AI is utilized as [...]

2019-06-20T10:51:50-06:00June 20th, 2019|

Standing Out from your peers: Top 3 takeaways from the OSC Alumni Panel

On April 2, 2019, the Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) undergraduate program held a student and alumni panel. Organized by Program Director Dr. Sue Sundar, this event featured OSC students and alumni from Intermountain Healthcare, Intermountain Supply Chain Center, Goldman Sachs, IM Flash, L3, and E-Trade, was attended by current Eccles School students. The enthusiasm and participation in this program was evident as students [...]

2019-04-11T10:00:06-06:00April 10th, 2019|

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Game Day Ad Analytics Challenge

The 2019 Game Day Ad Analytics Challenge wrapped up Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. The challenge requires student teams to present infographics and white papers based on extracted insights from tweets on Twitter about the 2019 Super Bowl commercials. The teams analyzed more than 850,000 tweets about the Super Bowl advertisements and extracted valuable metrics related to reach, performance, influence, and diffusion. Students from Information [...]

2019-02-14T11:24:51-07:00February 12th, 2019|