BISG Lunch with HKS Alumnus F. Freeman Marvin “From BOGSAT to TurboTeam: Collaboration in the Age of Analytics”


Thursday, October 10, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building 4th Floor

You probably hate meetings. Most policy analysts do, too, and call them BOGSATs – Bunch of Guys/Gals Sitting Around a Table. Freeman’s experience with dozens of public safety and national security policy teams taught him new ways to combine analytics, process facilitation, and computer modeling right in a meeting room to improve the quality of problem solving and decision making – to turbo-charge the team collaboration. Freeman will show how three teams used Analytic Collaboration to move from BOGSAT to TurboTeam and how your team can, too.

Lunch will be served. RSVP here

F. Freeman Marvin has over thirty years of experience as a decision analyst, team facilitator, and executive coach to national security policy makers and staff. He is an experienced modeler in predictive and prescriptive analytics and has facilitated project teams, task forces, executive boards, and other working groups throughout the defense, homeland security, and intelligence communities to help improve their efficiency and effectiveness. He holds an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Freeman is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) with the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) with the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). Freeman is a founder and executive principal with Innovative Decisions, Inc., and teaches the INFORMS CAP Certification Preparation course and a new INFORMS seminar on AI, Analytics, and the Role of Government, bringing together analytics professionals with legislators and government executives.

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