News Archive

October 5, 2017

Trailer Body Builders on Uberization, Disruption and Survival

Urging freight transportation executives to adapt in the face of high-tech disruptors, editor Kevin Jones references Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara's discussion of Uberization and strategies to survive and thrive.

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September 12, 2017

Steve Sashihara Examines the Uberization of Freight at FTR Conference

Is the Uberization of freight possible? What's coming? At the FTR Conference 2017 in Indianapolis, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara discussed Uber Freight and related potential disruptors of the transportation industry.

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July 20, 2017

Supply Chain Strategy Article Cites Steve Sashihara

Clifford Lynch of DC Velocity writes, "As technology fast becomes the driving force behind supply chains, managers can expect to see their job descriptions expand to reflect that." 

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July 10, 2017

Video: Steve Sashihara on Freight Uberization and Disruption

At the Commerical Carrier Journal Symposium, an annual gathering of transportation leaders, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara led a panel discussion on the future of freight movement.

Watch the CCJ video here.

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June 20, 2017

Bracing for Uber's Impact on Freight Transportation

Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara discussed how trucking companies can better prepare for success in the face of digital disruptors such as Uber-ization.

Read the Commerical Carrier Journal article here.

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June 1, 2017

COSMA: the New Generation Locomotive On-board Monitoring System

Princeton Consultants' Rail Practice is proud to offer COSMA, a software system used by three Class I railroads to improve locomotive management and safety.

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May 25, 2017

At CCJ Symposium, Steve Sashihara Leads Discussion about Disruptive Tech

“We’ve got to get our analytics and automation game up. Otherwise if we keep trying to save a penny here or there we are going to get swept up,” Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara told attendees of the CCJ Symposium, May 24, in Asheville, NC, a prestigious annual event for the trucking industry.

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February 24, 2017

Autonomous Trucks: the Reality is Setting In

Fleet Owner’s Sean Kilcarr examines the introduction and impact of driverless trucks and writes, "In Steve Sashihara's view, the potential safety benefit of autonomous vehicles as a whole – cars and trucks – is what’s going to drive their adoption."

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February 20, 2017

Big Data: Are You a Disrupter?

Brian Straight of FreightWaves asks trucking executives a provocative question and discusses Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara's recent presentation.

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February 14, 2017

Outlook Brightens for Small Carriers

"Steve Sashihara, founder and CEO of Princeton Consultants, also suggested that the fragmented nature of the trucking industry – especially the long-haul sector – could benefit smaller carriers as well."

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February 9, 2017

Is it “vroom, vroom” time for V2X technology?

"The influx of V2X and V2V technologies into all motor vehicles, not just big rigs, will help spur this dramatic shift to driverless trucks in freight transportation. But it won’t be a smooth nor necessarily obvious-to-the-naked-eye shift..." says Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara in a Fleet Owner article. 

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February 8, 2017

Steve Sashihara Discusses Big Data and Transportation

In Sean Kilcarr of Fleet Owner's examination of the flood of data hitting transportation companies, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara asserts that there is "a real revolution in manufacturing, distribution, and therefore transportation."

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February 2, 2017

Spoiler Alert: To Avoid Disruption, Freight Transportation Executives Need Analytics

In the second part of its coverage of Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara's recent presentation about digital disruption in freight transportation and logistics, Fleet Owner emphasizes that the Internet of Things and Big Data are "the big drivers of success going forward." Executives need to be much more data-driven and leverage two types of analytics.

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February 1, 2017

Steve Sashihara Discusses an "Uberized" Approach to Freight in Fleet Owner Examination of Amazon

In today's Fleet Owner article, "Why Amazon Dominates Freight World Discussions," Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara discusses opposing arguments about the "Uberization" of freight, improving efficiencies at short-haul trucking carriers, and the need for large 3PLs and freight brokers to incrementally "Uberize" to avoid being leapfrogged by start-ups or new competitors like Amazon.

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January 31, 2017

Trucks.com Analyzes Steve Sashihara's List of Disruptive Freight Tech

Based on the teleconference with Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara and Stifel Capital Markets Managing Director of Research John Larkin, Tiffany Hsu of Trucks.com analyzed the top disrupters that will impact freight transportation and logistics.

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January 30, 2017

Fleet Owner Summarizes Steve Sashihara Report on Digital Disruption in Freight Transportation

"The potential for autonomous trucks to disrupt freight transportation—or at least the recognition, by carriers and shippers, of that possibility—has surged in the past year," reports Fleet Owner in its recap of Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara's teleconference January 27 with Stifel Capital Markets Managing Director of Research John Larkin.

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January 27, 2017

Irv Lustig Coordinates New Oral History Video Interviews of Giants in Operations Research

Watch / read a group of six new, engaging video interviews of luminaries of operations research and management science. For the INFORMS Oral History and Traditions committee, Princeton Consultants Optimization Principal Irv Lustig coordinated the effort and conducted the interview of Egon Balas, a giant of integer programming.

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January 10, 2017

Princeton Consultants Salutes 2016 INFORMS Impact Prize Winners

As the proud corporate sponsor of the 2016 INFORMS Impact Prize, Princeton Consultants salutes the winners for their pivotal role in the creation and widespread adoption of revenue management: Peter Belobaba, E. Andrew Boyd, Tom Cook, Guillermo Gallego, Robert Phillips, Barry C. Smith, Kalyan Talluri, and Garrett van Ryzin.

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November 15, 2016

Irv Lustig Discusses Optimization Modeling with Python Using Pandas

At the annual INFORMS Conference in Nashville, Princeton Consultants Optimization Principal Irv Lustig discussed “Pandas” http://pandas.pydata.org/, the popular library used by data scientists to carry out an entire data analysis in Python.

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October 24, 2016

Princeton TMX, a Princeton Consultants Subsidiary, Launches Shipper TMS Business

Princeton TMX, an Indiana-based software company, has been launched to provide shippers with a cloud-based next-generation transportation management system (TMS).

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October 13, 2016

Steve Sashihara Discusses Freight Transportation Challenges with Canadian Executives

At the Surface Transportation Summit, which assembles top Canadian transportation executives, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara participated in an expert panel on the state of freight transportation and logistics.

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September 15, 2016

FTR Conference: Digital Disruptions and the Future of Trucking

Truckinginfo.com reported on Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara's keynote today at the FTR Conference in Indianapolis. Steve discussed results of a Princeton Consultants survey regarding disruptive technologies and strategies for executives.

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August 1, 2016

Irv Lustig Presents Survey Results on Relationship Between O.R. and Data Science

The current issue of ORMS Today features Princeton Consultants Optimization Principal Irv Lustig's summary of the results from a survey conducted during the INFORMS Analytics conference earlier this year in Orlando. Survey participants weighed in on technology and industry trends and their impact on operations research.

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April 26, 2016

Steve Sashihara Joins AMCF Board of Directors

Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF). Steve has previously served as AMCF co-chairperson. Since its founding 1929, AMCF remains in the forefront of promoting excellence and integrity in the profession.

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April 22, 2016

Steve Sashihara Contributes to "Careers in Analytics" at Columbia University

At Columbia University, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara participated in a “Careers in Analytics” event for students.

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April 21, 2016

Will Self-Driving Vehicles Struggle for Acceptance?

Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara shared his views on the deployment and impact of autonomous trucks in a FleetOwner article.

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April 15, 2016

The Quest to Create Smart Trucking Capacity

How are Uber and Amazon impacting freight transportation? Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara is featured in a FleetOwner article about the alignment between freight and available capacity.

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April 12, 2016

Irv Lustig Discusses Change Management for Analytics Projects

To gain the acceptance of analytics used for decision support, analytics professionals should use organizational change management principles, according to Princeton Consultants Optimization Principal Irv Lustig, who presented at the INFORMS Business Analytics and Operations Research conference in Orlando.

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April 5, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Steve Sashihara on Optimization

For an audience of Carnegie Mellon PhD and MBA students, faculty and Pittsburgh executives, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara discussed optimization and its growing impact on businesses and careers. Steve was invited through the INFORMS speaker series, which brings optimization leaders to university campuses.

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March 24, 2016

Steve Sashihara featured in Trucks.com Examination of Driverless Trucks

Award-winning reporter Jaclyn Trop interviewed Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara about the testing and potential deployment of driverless trucks. The story was spurred by the US Army's upcoming test in Michigan.

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February 25, 2016

‘Big Data’ To Impact Trucking This Decade, Study Forecasts

During the next eight years, what will be the biggest change agents in freight transportation? Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara's recent survey and presentation is featured in the current issue of the American Trucking Association's Technology and Finance newsletter.

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February 11, 2016

Keynote: Steve Sashihara on Disruptive Technologies at TransWorks Conference

Steve Sashihara was a keynote speaker for the biggest user conference ever for TransWorks, the leading Transportation Management System / Supply Chain Execution (TMS/SCE) platform for companies managing inbound and outbound transportation services.

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February 11, 2016

"Gauging Trucking's Digital Disruptors"

David Cullen of Heavy Duty Trucking reports on Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara's survey and discussion about the future of freight transportation.

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February 1, 2016

Ranking 5 'disruptive' technologies coming to freight transportation

Fleet Owner summarized Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara's presentation to an audience of transportation executives, hosted by Stifel Capital Markets. Steve discussed the results of a survey about digital disruptors in freight transportation, and how the industry might change in the next eight years.

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December 17, 2015

Princeton Consultants Survey Shows Gaps Between Teaching and Practice of Analytics

As reported in the current issue of Analytics eNews, at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in November 2015, Princeton Consultants surveyed advanced analytics professors, students and practitioners about tools and approaches.

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November 2, 2015

Irv Lustig on Change Management for Analytics Projects

At the INFORMS annual meeting in Philadelphia, Irv Lustig discussed how analytics professionals should use organizational change management principles as they work with key users, in order to gain broader acceptance of analytics.

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October 18, 2015

"Will Trucking Ever Be 'Uber'-ized?"

Will an app like Uber change freight movement? Commercial Carrier Journal asked Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara.

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September 17, 2015

Steve Sashihara on Digital Disruption in Freight Transportation

At the FTR Conference in Indianapolis, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara discussed the findings of a survey regarding potentially disruptive technologies in transportation, such as driverless trucks, the Internet of Things, and Big Data. Survey participants were executives at carriers, shippers, suppliers and other organizations.

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July 27, 2015

Princeton Consultants Alumnus Zach Tumin Leads NYPD Innovation

Zach Tumin (left), Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Police Department, recently gave Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara a tour of the NYPD Emergency Operations Center, a central location for senior officials from City, state, and federal agencies and relevant private entities to coordinate response efforts, make decisions, and gather and disseminate info

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June 9, 2015

Case Study: Transforming Actuarial Performance at a Group Carrier

How much time do actuaries have to spend simply preparing data in order to do their jobs?

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May 26, 2015

Jon Crumiller Antique Chess Exhibit at the World Chess Hall of Fame

The World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis celebrates one of the world’s oldest and best-loved games through vibrant, engaging programs that explore the history of chess, as well as its remarkable impact on arts and culture. The current exhibit, running through October 18, is a stunning selection from the antique chess collection of Princeton Consultants COO Jon Crumiller.

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April 21, 2015

Steve Sashihara to Continue as an Advisor to ORFE at Princeton University

Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara has been reappointed for a four-year term to Princeton University’s Advisory Council for the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Steve graduated from Princeton in 1980 and subsequently co-founded Princeton Consultants. 

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December 15, 2014

Consulting Newsline Recommends The Optimization Edge

The Optimization Edge: Reinventing Decision Making to Maximize All Your Company's Assets (McGraw Hill) by Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara was highlighted in Consulting NewsLine. The France-based publication, which covers the global consulting industry, called out the best books for holiday season reading.

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December 8, 2014

Dr. Irv Lustig, Optimization Leader, Joins Princeton Consultants

Dr. Irv Lustig has joined our firm from IBM Research, where he was developing state-of-the-art approaches for the next generation of optimization/business integration. Dr. Lustig will serve as a leader of the Custom Optimization practice, which focuses on transforming business decision-making through the implementation of advanced analytics and optimization.

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December 5, 2014

Watch B2B Pricing webinar with Steve Sashihara

For IBM, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara conducted a webinar, "B2B Pricing: Optimization, Disruption and Innovation." Steve addressed how a company can improve B2B pricing and service to maximize profitable growth. He discussed techniques and solutions in optimization and advanced forecasting, as well as Big Data challenges and opportunities as they impact pricing.

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October 21, 2014

VIDEO: Steve Sashihara Discusses Optimization with NJSCPA

Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara presented "The Executive Guide to Optimization" today for 130 members of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Steve drew from his book, The Optimization Edge (McGraw Hill), and addressed questions regarding optimization applications for small businesses, service industries, groceries, and other areas.

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September 17, 2014

Watch "Optimizing Your Supply Chain," an IBM webinar with Steve Sashihara

For IBM, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara conducted a webinar on supply chain optimization. Steve discussed how optimization drives game-changing improvements in efficiency and service, by making recommendations for an organization's physical network, product flow path, inventory levels, and transportation and logistics.

 

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June 10, 2014

Steve Sashihara Leads Big Data consulting event

For the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara discussed Big Data and Optimization, then led a discussion of opportunities in the consulting industry.

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May 8, 2014

Steve Sashihara Discusses Clinical Trial Optimization

Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara was a guest speaker May 7 at the Avoca Quality Consortium Summit, a gathering of pharma, biotech, CRO and healthcare executives. Steve spoke on the topic of "Applying Optimization to the Clinical Trials Process." He is pictured with Patty Leuchten, CEO of The Avoca Group, who organized the event.

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May 5, 2014

Big Data: Steve Sashihara on B2B Opportunities

VIDEO: Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara discussed B2B Big Data at a panel conducted by the Association of Management Consulting Firms. View highlights here.

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January 16, 2014

Optimization at GE Capital

Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara was invited to GE Capital to discuss "The Optimized Industrial Business."

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January 7, 2014

VIDEO: Steve Sashihara at GE's Mind + Machines

If your organization is a factory for making decisions, how can you best measure and improve output? How can private and public sector leaders take advantage of optimization? Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara addressed these and other issues at GE's Minds + Machines Conference in Chicago.

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January 2, 2014

Ortec Blog Features Steve Sashihara Interview

Ortec named its interview with Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara one of its 10 best blog posts of 2013: http://www.thiscomplexworld.com/bestof-2013/

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December 30, 2013

The Need for Optimization as Complexity Increases

Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara discusses the value of optimization in an environment of Big Data and increasing complexity, in this video posted by Ortec Consulting Group.

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December 3, 2013

Webcast replay: The Executive Guide to Optimization

In an IBM-hosted webinar, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara explains the principles and practice of optimization for the executive who seeks significant gains in operational efficiency and service.

Watch the replay here.

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October 9, 2013

Steve Sashihara Presents at GE's Mind + Machines

Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara was a featured speaker at GE’s Mind + Machines conference in Chicago. GE CEO Jeff Immelt and other executives discussed the state of the Industrial Internet from the shop floor and data center to the boardroom, including recent technology developments and real-world customer productivity outcomes.

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September 23, 2013

Jon Crumiller Featured in Chess Life Magazine

Princeton Consultants COO Jon Crumiller is on the cover of this month's Chess Life, the magazine of the United States Chess Federation. In the feature article, Jon describes his perspective as a collector of antique chess sets. Samples from his extraordinary collection were exhibited this summer at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis. 

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September 16, 2013

Princeton Consultants Becomes an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner

“Amazon Web Services is a dream come true for technologists who have been waiting for supercomputer-like processing power to become affordable. Thanks to AWS, savvy quantitative researchers perform as much as 10 times the work for the same dollar. We are helping groups in genomics and high-frequency finance achieve substantially greater, faster results.

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September 10, 2013

Keynote at OR2013 in Rotterdam

On September 6, Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara was the featured speaker at OR2013 in Rotterdam, an international conference of the operations research community. Steve discussed how optimization specialists are making a greater impact on industry and society.

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May 30, 2013

"Boosting Asset Utilization: the Hunt for Percentage Points," Railway Age Article by Princeton Consultants Directors Shem Malus and Yioula Melchiors

How do the most innovative transportation companies improve performance and save millions? Shem and Yioula examined their success with TTX Company, North America's largest owner/operator of rail cars, through optimization and a rigorous, data-driven approach.

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May 21, 2013

Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara Explores Optimization with IBM

For the third consecutive year, Steve was a guest speaker at Smarter Commerce. In Nashville, he conducted two sessions: "The Executive Guide to Optimization" and "Boosting Asset Utilization to Enhance the Customer Experience and Save Millions."

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April 18, 2013

Princeton Consultants COO Jon Crumiller to Exhibit Antique Chess Sets at The World Chess Hall of Fame

The World Chess Hall of Fame will exhibit highlights from the extraordinary collection of Princeton Consultants COO Jon Crumiller. “Prized and Played” showcases over eighty beautiful, antique chess sets from across the centuries and around the world, as well as many interesting artifacts related to the history of chess. Jon discussed his journey as a collector:

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March 14, 2013

Optimization in Trenton

Glenn Paul of perfectcompany.com (left) and Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara, who was the guest speaker of the Trenton Rotary Club. Steve explained how optimization improves decision making and drives improvement.

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March 13, 2013

Data Visualization with INFORMS New York Chapter

Princeton Consultants Senior Associate Nick Kersting was the guest speaker at an INFORMS NY lunch event. Nick examined advanced software that slices data to take advantage of user knowledge, intuition and visual savvy.

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March 12, 2013

Insurance Industry Presentation: "Little Big Data: Carriers, Agencies and Social Media"

Princeton Consultants Senior Strategy Specialist Gene Adam was a guest speaker at the 2013 LAMP conference, a program of GAMA International, the association for field leaders in the insurance, investment and financial services industry. Gene discussed how carriers can help insurance agencies with social media and other Big Data projects.

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March 8, 2013

Careers in Analytics Panel at Columbia University

Undergraduate and graduate students in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research attended an event hosted by the Columbia INFORMS chapter that featured a panel of guest executives: Anne G.

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March 8, 2013

Steve Sashihara Discusses Optimizing Quant Research in the Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services' Spot Instances market has taken off in the past year because it rents processors for as little as 10 percent of the standard cloud services fees. Ari Levy of Bloomberg BusinessWeek interviewed Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara and other users of Spot Instances for details.

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