Businesses in COVID: Sink or Swim

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone. It has forced us all to adapt to a ‘new reality,’ one largely involving technology and isolation. Businesses are no exception to this impact. Our plenary’s main focus is on how various businesses have been impacted by the pandemic, what changes have been made due to COVID, and what influence the epidemic will have on businesses in the future.

Speakers


Bharat Masrani

Bharat Masrani

Bio coming soon...

Opher Baron

Opher Baron

Opher Baron is a Distinguished Professor of Operations Management and the area coordinator for Operations Management and Statistics at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He was a visiting associate Professor at the Industrial engineering and Management faculty of Technion (2009/10) and a visiting Professor at the School of Information Management and Engineering, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2016/17). He has a PhD in Operations Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA and BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. On the teaching front, Opher is especially proud of the "Analytics for decision-making" MBA elective course he introduced and teaches at Rotman. His research interests include queueing, business analytics, service operations (such as healthcare), inventory planning, and revenue management. Opher's work is published in leading journals such as Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and he has won several research and teaching awards and grants, including the 1000 Talents Plan Scholar from the Shanghai Municipal Government, 2017. Opher is active in the operations research and operations management community. He has given numerous invited lectures and seminars, chaired several conferences, clusters, and sessions, and is currently serving on the editorial boards of several journals, including Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Service Science.

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