Who says mathematical modeling can’t be creative? IBM‘s Brenda Dietrich (OR extraordinaire) was selected as #27 on Fast Company’s list of The 100 Most Creative People in Business. She finished ahead of many celebrities, including children’s book author/illustrator Maurice Sendak (who wrote Where the Wild Things Are and my personal favorite Chicken Soup with Rice, which I can recite from memory), Neil Gaiman, Tyra Banks, and Brian Eno. Amazing! I tip my hat to Brenda Dietrich.
Update on 5/29.
For more about Brenda Dietrich and her division in IBM:
- An IBM article
- A 2007 Fast Company article and Mike Trick’s blog post about it
- OR/MS Today interview 12/2006