FICO Event

FICO Xpress Optimization Innovation Forum 

Supply Chain Edition

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  • August 20-22, 2019
  • The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport | Irving, TX
  • Featuring guest presenters from PepsiCo/Frito-Lay & BNSF Railway
  • Join us the morning of the 20th OR all 3 days for our hands-on training and workshops

Please join us to discuss how today’s supply chain leaders are solving their most monumental challenges with FICO technology. Stay for the morning of the 20th or for the full 3-day, hands-on experience:

Supply chain leaders are under constant pressure to balance a series of interrelated logistical tradeoffs—making every decision both critical and complicated. Therefore, they need analytics-based solutions that enable them to run scenarios and adjust models for more effective decisions—every single day.
We’ll show you how some of the most innovative leaders have deployed FICO to:

  • Make the right network decisions for the supply chain
  • Manage growing complexity and risk
  • Factor in required trade-offs

See how FICO’s Xpress Optimization solutions are helping leading companies across multiple industries and around the globe to solve these complex challenges.

Among our presenters will be Brian Roth, a Manager within BNSF Railway's Operations Research and Advanced Analytics Group; and Dr. Olga Ortiz, a Supply Chain Optimization Senior Manager with PepsiCo/Frito-Lay.

About Brian Roth 

Brian has 30+ years of experience applying operations research techniques in several industries. Besides scheduling crews, locomotives, and track maintenance activities for railways, he’s designed/evaluated backbone networks for telcos, and he’s built weapon-to-target assignment algorithms in the defense industry.  He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (Carnegie Mellon University), an M.S. in Operations Research (U. of Alabama in Huntsville), and he has completed work towards a D.Sc. in Operations Research at George Washington University (ABD).  

About Olga Ortiz, PhD

Dr. Ortiz is a 12-year veteran at PepsiCo, all of which she has spent in Supply Chain Optimization. She currently leads a team that designs, develops, deploys and supports optimization tools for production planning and distribution. Her team also empowers field users with advanced analytics tools for optimized decision-making. She has also worked as a technical lead and OR modeler in support of production planning and system delivery, as well as tactical sourcing. Dr. Ortiz holds a B.S. and a PhD in Industrial Engineering, which she received from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia) and Georgia Tech, respectively.

There is no charge to attend this event. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. A FICO Xpress Insight community license will be provided for free for those attending the hackathon.

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