Data Science & Analytics Keynote: Becoming a Certified Analytics Professional by Michael Mortensen (University of Warwick) at OR59, The OR Society’s annual conference, Loughborough University, 12 September 2017.

The OR Society will now be offering the INFORMS designed, Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) award. However, in a marketplace crowded with degrees, MOOCs, and more, why should you care? This talk will present a ‘warts-n-all’ guide to the award from someone who is already certified. The talk will include information on how the application process works, what the examination comprises of, and how to prepare. Additionally, the talk will feature some recent research into the analytics education/certification area in general, and reflections on where the marketplace is today, and where it will may go in the future.