IBF’s 8th Annual Predictive Business Analytics, Forecasting & Planning Conference is a comprehensive program covering everything about predicting the future using new sources of data, methods, tools, talent management approaches, and more to become confident with our decision making and business plans.
Why YOU should Attend:
The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning – IBF is a membership organization recognized worldwide as the premier full-service provider of S&OP/ IBP, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Business Analytics education, benchmarking research, training, certification, world-class conferences, and advisory services. Since 1982, the IBF has been helping businesses improve their forecasting and planning performance in an effort to enhance growth, optimize supply chains, improve cash-flow and their bottom line. It has been said that no other organization on the globe has as much depth in its services and educational content for S&OP/IBP, Demand Planning & Forecasting as IBF.
Having some of the world’s most well known global companies as its members, the IBF is constantly finding and disseminating better ways to manage demand, improve organizational efficiency, and company performance. By becoming an IBF member, you can ensure that you stay current with proven best practices, link with global professionals facing similar challenges, ascend in your career, and bring your organization to best-in-class levels in performance. The IBF is a pioneer in developing a Demand Planning, Forecasting, and S&OP Certification program that can help boost your credentials, as well as, give management greater confidence in its people. The IBF is known for two levels of certification: Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF®️) and Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF®️).
This workshop will provide practical tips to incorporate into your own organization, where you’ll learn to leverage the cutting-edge of analytics technology. We will focus on data science applications for forecasting. Recent advances in forecasting, often called Predictive Analytics techniques, involve the use of Big Data, including analysis of textual data like that created by social media (Facebook etc.). This ½ day masterclass will be especially helpful for demand planners and forecasters looking to implement the latest advancements and next-level techniques using a no-code AI platform.
Use what you learn from this conference to become a Certified Professional Forecaster. Simply select the GOLD CPF CERTIFICATION PACKAGE below and gain access to the event, preparation materials, as well as the three CPF Exams.
The CPF program is the gold standard in demand planning certification, identifying you as a value driver in demand planning, forecasting and S&OP. It places professionals in the elite group of forecasters, with many CPFs saying it helped them secure a new job, promotion and pay raise. Find out more about the CPF program, or register below.
Keyamma Garnes, CPF
DATA SCIENCE WORKSHOP
This workshop will provide practical tips to incorporate into your own organization, where you’ll learn to leverage the cutting-edge of analytics technology. We will focus on data science applications for forecasting and best practices. Recent advances in forecasting, often called Predictive Analytics techniques, involve the use of Big Data, including analysis of textual data like that created by social media (Facebook etc.). This ½ day masterclass will be especially helpful for demand planners and forecasters looking to implement the latest advancements and next-level techniques.
II. SOFTWARE OVERVIEW
• Popular Data Science tools
• Overview of Open Source Platforms (R & Python)
• Reading and summarizing data
• Merging data objects
• Feature engineering
• Installing and initiating packages
IV. DATA CLEANSING & PREPARATION
• Feature Scaling
• Univariate vs Multivariate Outlier Detection
• DBSCAN clustering, anomaly extraction
MODULE 1 – REGRESSION
• Machine Learning Defined
• Comparison to Statistical Methods
• Artificial Neural Networks
VI. MODEL OPTIMIZATION
• K-Fold Cross Validation
• Parameter Selection
• Assessing model accuracy, stability
• Combining models to improve accuracy
MODULE 2 – CLASSIFICATION
• Overview of Ensemble Modeling
• Random Forest Trees
MODULE 3 – ADVANCED TOPICS
• Gradient Boosted Trees
• Explaining model behavior
• Communication and Telling Stories with Data
IX. DATA VISUALIZATION
• Plotting Basics
• Advanced Graphics
X. TOPICS OF EXPLORATION
Member’s discount: -$100
PREDICTIVE BUSINESS ANALYTICS CONFERENCE
APRIL 17-18, 2024
EVENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
APRIL 17, 2024
DATA SCIENCE & USE OF BIG DATA WORKSHOP
APRIL 16, 2024 (ACTIVE IBF MEMBERS ONLY)
BREAKFAST & LUNCH
IBF MEMBERSHIP (1 YEAR)
CPF CERTIFICATION EXAMS
BOOK: FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING
Become an IBF Member and Start Improving Your Forecasting & Planning Performance Today.
IBF members include well-known company professionals that span a broad array of business sectors. By joining our organization, you can make certain that your company sets up the right forecasting & planning process and uses the best techniques available. Moreover, you can be sure that your forecasting and demand planning staff has the proper knowledge and skill set for success.