Ms Polly Mitchell-Guthrie
University of North Carolina Health Care System
Polly is the Director of Analytical Consulting Services within Enterprise Analytics and Data Sciences at the University of North Carolina Health Care System. Previously she was Senior Manager of the Advanced Analytics Customer Liaison Group in SAS’ Research and Development Division, where her team served as a bridge between R&D and external customers and internal SAS divisions. Before that she was Director of the SAS Global Academic Program, leading SAS’ outreach to colleges and universities worldwide to incorporate SAS into their teaching. Polly began her career at SAS in Strategic Investments and later served in Alliances, after working in the nonprofit sector in philanthropy and social services. Within INFORMS, she has served as the Chair and Vice Chair of the Analytics Certification Board and Secretary of the Analytics Society and for many years was on the ad hoc committee planning the Executive Forum. She holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Polly will discuss the needs for analytical tools and analytics in improving healthcare delivery.