BIG Math Network Industry Connection Series: Supply Chains

The Industry Connection Series features interactive panels with mathematical scientists working in industry. The goal is to connect mathematical sciences students directly with industry members who can answer student-generated questions. Students at all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend and ask questions.

The next event is coming soon on Tuesday September 14th, 2021, at 10am PT/11am MT/12pm CT/1pm ET. Industry panelists will be Anne Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer at Kinaxis, and Danika Kibby, Lead Data Scientist at Target. The event will be moderated by Taryn Lewis, Director of Education and Industry Programs at INFORMS.

Register for the Zoom event here!

Update: registration for this event has ended. If you would like to attend the event this afternoon, please email with your Name, Email, and position at university. To be notified in advance of next month’s event, please join our mailing list today.

Danika Kibby is a Lead Data Scientist within Target’s Supply Chain organization, where she gets to work on a wide variety of problems. When Danika was in first grade, she decided she wanted to be a math professor. She majored in math at California State University, and then went straight into a math PhD program at University of Minnesota. Danika never even considered industry as an option and it wasn’t until her last year in grad school, during the interview process for tenure-track faculty jobs, that she realized this was no longer the life she wanted. She quickly taught herself everything she could about data science, met with any “math people” she knew who had industry jobs, and learned how to make a resume out of her academic CV.  After finishing her PhD in 2018, Danika joined Target.

Anne Robinson is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Kinaxis. As a CSO, Anne is responsible for accelerating Kinaxis strategy development to add further value to customers. She has a BScH from Acadia University, MASc from the University of Waterloo and an MSc and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. A proven leader in analytics and digital transformation, with expertise in operations, supply chain and strategy, Anne has extensive experience in managing supply chains for complex, global organizations, such as Verizon and Cisco.

Taryn Lewis currently serves as the Director of Education and Industry Programs at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). She got her BS in Mathematics at Morgan State University, followed by an MA in Applied Mathematics and Operations Research at University of Maryland. Taryn is very passionate about encouraging underrepresented individuals to pursue careers in STEM. She believes that increased diversity brings increased innovation, which elevates all of society.

The BIG Math Network is grateful for sponsorship by the American Mathematical Society (AMS), American Statistical Association (ASA), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

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