In 2014, Prof. Dr. Thomas Setzer (KIT), Dr. Ralph Grothmann (Siemens) and Prof. Dr. Jochen Gönsch founded the Analytics working group within the Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR e.V.).
The working group management organises meetings on a regular basis, in which about 70 persons participate. About two-thirds of these are specialists and managers from companies in a wide range of industries. For example, manufacturers, telecommunications providers, industrial service providers and solution providers from the Data Management/Business Analytics sector participate. The remaining participants come from universities and research institutions. The conference provides an opportunity for discussion and exchange through talks by scientists and practitioners. In addition, a get-together on the evening before the conference offers the first opportunity to maintain existing contacts and establish new ones, as well as to discuss trends and developments in the field of analytics. The meetings are hosted by well-known companies. For example, Bayer, Deutsche Bahn, and Siemens have already supported us.
Participation in the meetings is open to all interested parties. Further information can be found on the working group's website: www.analytics-gor.de.