The Relevance of Analytics to Solve Our Emerging Issues, Problems and Challenges In light of recent events with COVID-19 and upcoming events like the presidential election, the importance and timeliness of analytics is clearer than ever. INFORMS Chicago Chapter and INFORMS Analytics Society is proud to bring together innovative and insightful leaders across multiple industries & education for our annual conference to have in-depth discussions and exchanges of experience and ideas related to solutions during these tough and uncertain situations. While we can’t be together in-person this year, we’re bring you this conference in a virtual platform! Areas of focus include AI & machine learning, epidemic and healthcare analytics, and election analytics. Join us to hear from experts and exchange ideas on mission critical and timely applications, strategies, and processes.