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Section Statistics in Business and Industry


General information

  • The goals of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry" (SSS-BI), according to the bylaws, are:

    • Representing the interests of statisticians working in business and industry.
    • Providing a platform for the coordination and the development of statistical training programs with applications in business and industry.
    • Organising conferences in coordination with the other activities of the Swiss Statistical Society (SSS) and its other Sections, e.g. the organisation of specific sessions within the Swiss Statistics Meeting.
    • Promoting the contact among statisticians working in business and industry on the national as well as on the international level.
    • Promoting the contact with other organisations with similar objectives.

    A PDF version of these goals is available (here).

  • Bylaws: in German (PDF) and in French (PDF).

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Promotion material

The promotion material for the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry" is available in English, in French and in German.

  • The presentation of the SSS-BI in English (PDF), in French (PDF), in German (PDF), and in Italian (PDF).

  • The SSS-BI flyer in English (PDF), in French (PDF), in German (PDF), and in Italian (PDF).

Feel free to use the material to pass the word to your friends and colleagues.

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Committee

If you have any suggestions or enquiries concerning the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry", please contact one of the Committee members.

Past presidents

  • 2010-2013: Marcel Baumgartner, Nestlé, Vevey.
  • 2003-2009: Dr. Diego Kuonen, Statoo Consulting, Berne.

Past committee members

  • 2005-2011: Dr. Thomas Gsponer, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Berne, and Statoo Consulting, Berne.
  • 2007-2009: Dr. Jacques Zuber, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Yverdon-les-Bains, and Statoo Consulting, Berne.
  • 2003-2009: Dr. Ahmed Bousbaine, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne 26.
  • 2003-2009: Dr. Yves L. Grize, The Baloise Insurance, Basel.
  • 2003-2006: Dr. François-Xavier de Rossi, Office fédéral des assurances privées (OFAP), Berne.
  • 2003-2005: Dr. René Locher, IDP, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur.
  • 2003-2004: Dr. Christof Luchsinger, Luchsinger Mathematics, Zurich.

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Latest and Archived News

  • October 28, 2009: General Assembly of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry". The invitation can be downloaded here. The Annual Report 2009-2010, as presented within the General Assembly, can be downloaded here.

  • October 24, 2008: General Assembly of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry". The invitation can be downloaded here. The Annual Report 2007-2008, as presented within the General Assembly, can be downloaded here. The protocol (minutes) of this general assembly can be downloaded here.

  • November 15, 2007: General Assembly of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry". The invitation can be downloaded here and was also reprinted in the October 2007 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (58). The Annual Report 2006-2007, as presented within the General Assembly, can be downloaded here.

  • November 16, 2006: General Assembly of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry". The invitation can be downloaded here and was also reprinted in the November 2006 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (55). The protocol (minutes) of this general assembly can be downloaded here.
  • September 2006: the `President's Annual Report 2005-2006' can be downloaded here. It was also reprinted in the October 2006 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (55).

  • November 10, 2005: General Assembly of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry". The invitation can be downloaded here and was also reprinted in the October 2005 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (52). The protocol (minutes) of this general assembly can be downloaded here.
  • September 2005: the `President's Annual Report 2004-2005' can be downloaded here. It was also reprinted in the October 2005 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (52).

  • November 18, 2004: General Assembly of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry". The invitation can be downloaded here and was also reprinted in the October 2004 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (49, 20). The protocol (minutes) of this general assembly can be downloaded here.
  • October 2004: the `President's Annual Report 2003-2004' can be downloaded here. It was also reprinted in the October 2004 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (49, 19-20).
  • June 2004: the news column of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry" from the June 2004 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (48, 4). By permission from its editor, this article can be downloaded here.
  • March 2004: the news column of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry" from the March 2004 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (47, 2). By permission from its editor, this article can be downloaded here.

  • October 2003: the news column of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry" from the October 2003 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (46, 23). By permission from its editor, this article can be downloaded here.
  • September 2003: the French version of the bylaws is available here.
  • August 2003: move of the Section's mailing list to the "Seminar für Statistik" at the ETH Zurich.
  • June 2003: an article on the birth of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry" appeared in the June 2003 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (45, 19). By permission from its editor, this article can be downloaded here.
  • May 9, 2003: Constitutional Assembly of the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry". The protocol (minutes) of the constitutional assembly can be downloaded here.
  • March 2003: an article on the reasons behind the creation of new Sections within the Swiss Statistical Society (SSS) appeared in the March 2003 issue of the `Bulletin of the Swiss Statistical Society' (44, 3-4). By permission from its editor, this article can be downloaded here.

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Membership

At current, if you are a SSS member the membership is free of charge.

If you are a SSS member and if you want to join the Section "Statistics in Business and Industry", please send mail or email to the General Manager of the SSS (Sabine Probst, Bergacher 8, CH-3253 Schnottwil, sabine.probst@stat.ch).

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