ROI : Return On Investment

IBM Planning Analytics powered by TM1 is a business performance management software . In 2020, Cubewise asked me to imagine a puzzle and there would be a prize for the winner. Let me share this story.

Aim : Show that within the Artificial Intelligence buzz Machine Learning is not everything…

Should big / medium / small corporation have their own optimization team, have their optimization guys spread in (Line of Business) LOB, merged with data scientists or out in optimization firms?


In Freakonomics Stephen J. Dubner/ Freakonomics Radio ( ), Steve Levitt said : “Any economist who tells…

Command line to call OPL CPLEX model in IBM Cloud Watson Machine Learning / Serverless optimization / Cloudbursting optimization

Optimization is simply doing more with less.

CPLEX is the IBM Optimization tool and OPL is a high level modeling language within CPLEX.

In this article we will see how we can very simply use command line (CLI) and OPL and have CPLEX optimization run in the cloud.

Calling optimization…

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Languages bar chart generated from OPL CPLEX through a python call

Part 1 is now in 23 human languages, 23 like the number of chromosomes we humans all have and now it’s time to give more options with computer languages.

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio is a prescriptive analytics solution that enables rapid development and deployment of decision optimization models using…

Last week I was in Montpellier (South of France) for the ROADEF conference. (French Operations Research Society). I attended many interesting talks and met also friendly customers and colleagues.

Montpellier in France

I gave a small presentation about Operations Research and puzzles where I tried to challenge the audience with some puzzle and…

IBM Ponder This Challenge is a monthly puzzle IBM Research started in May 1998. Puzzles are not only games but are also very useful for getting better at modeling business problems. They turn human sentences into nice equations and allow us to solve them. …

All companies and businesses need to make decisions. Good managers quickly make good decisions. Common sense states that with good data, simple problems lead to simple solutions.

Common sense is wrong.

Let me show that with a tiny example that my maths teacher gave us when I was 14. …

Alex Fleischer

Optimization Expert at IBM Europe. His expertise is in computer science, mathematics, artificial intelligence and Optimization. Sup Aéro graduate 1996.

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