The entire GAMS management team - Franz, Michael, and Steve - traveled to Baltimore for the INFORMS Analytics meeting there. It was as usual a very well-run conference with plenty of interesting talks to attend: Bill Schmarzo's plenary on the value of data contained some insights I could apply immediately. This conference has always been organized with a view to creating new connections, so it's no surprise I had a good conversation at lunch with a fellow sailor who works in the paper industry - yes, there's still plenty of analytics being done in a traditional industry like paper.
There was a steady stream of attendees showing up at the GAMS booth in the exhibit hall to talk about their business needs and plans, and how we can partner with them in moving these forward. On the meeting's final day, Michael and I presented a software tutorial connecting GAMS' core ideas with some recent research work in parallel model generation.