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Ed Kahan Business Optimization Leadership Seminar
Smarter Operations for Smarter Planet
June 30, 2010
Organized by IBM Research – Haifa


9:30    Registration

10:00   Opening Remarks
Oded Cohn, Director, IBM Research - Haifa

10:15   How to Lead in a Smarter Planet
Pnina Vortman, IBM Academy of Technology
Smarter Planet Solutions Innovation Lead, IBM Research - Haifa 

10:45   Research Collaboration between IBM and Academia
Dr. Segev Wasserkrug, IBM Research - Haifa

11:00  A Simulator for Training Emergency Room Teams
Dr. Avraham Shtub, Technion

11:15   Break

11:30   Keynote: Leveraging Information and Analytics for Smarter Decisions and Optimized Performance
Michael J. Schroeck, IBM Business Analytics and Optimization, Global Business Services

12:30 Smarter Water: Water Operations and Management Challenges and Opportunities in a Smarter Planet
Dr. Segev Wasserkrug, IBM Research - Haifa

13:30 Lunch  

14:30  Keynote: Purchasing Commitments to Encourage Pharmaceuticals to Invest in Research and Development and Production-Capacity of Drugs and Vaccines for Low-Income Countries
Prof. Yehuda Bassok, Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California

15:30  New Trends in Operations (light refreshments)
Panel and open discussion

16:00  Closing Remarks
Dr. Michael Masin, IBM Research - Haifa

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