Preserving the arts through the pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has touched virtually every aspect of our day-to-day lives, its impact on the performing arts has been especially significant. At the height of the pandemic, many theatres and other venues were closed, including all Broadway theatres in the U.S., and London’s West End theatres, resulting in substantial financial losses. As restrictions loosened and theatres across the globe began to reopen, the challenge then was how to begin successfully and safely welcoming patrons back into performances. Researchers in the Netherlands created an optimization model that was implemented by the Music Building Eindhoven (MBE), enabling the venue to…

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Optimizing transportation scheduling for a win, win, win situation for all

When the first ride-share companies launched more than a decade ago, it completely transformed our options for traveling from place to place. Gone were the days of hailing a cab from the side of the street, now your ride home, to work, or anywhere you need to go is just the click of a mobile app away. But does that mean that more traditional methods of transportation, like buses, trains and cabs, have become a thing of the past? How are they successfully coexisting in the same space, with popular rideshares like Uber and Lyft, and is there even a…

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2020 Franz Edelman Award finalist Carnival Corporation & plc.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the finalist teams of the 2020 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. We will be releasing these episodes in the countdown to the Franz Edelman Award competition on September 29. Joining me for this episode are John Harvey Director of Revenue Science for Holland America Line, and Kristina Kaylen, Director of Group Revenue Performance at Carnival Corporation to discuss the finalist entry from Carnival Corporation & PLC for the 2020 Franz Edelman Award.

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