Get to Know IBF - How IBF Can Help Your Company & Career
Eric Wilson, ACPF
Director – Thought Leadership
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Eric is a predictive analytics and business planning innovator, author, and speaker. He is the Director of Thought Leadership at the IBF. Prior to this he worked as the Director of Demand Planning at Escalade Sports, Director of Demand Planning at Berry Plastics, and Director of Demand Planning & S&OP at Tempur Sealy International. In 2016, he received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from the IBF. He is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) with over 20 years of experience. Eric is a visionary in his field, a frequent speaker and panelist for many executive forums and professional conferences, and has written numerous articles in publications such as The Journal of Business Forecasting and APICS Magazine. He is also the author of the books Cultural Cycles and Predictive Analytics for Business Forecasting & Planning.
Anish Jain
Managing Director
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning - IBF
Anish is Managing Director of the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, IBF. He is responsible for maintaining IBF's mission of fostering the growth of demand planning, forecasting, S&OP, and the careers of those in the field. He has been with the IBF since 1995 and is the curator of its forecasting and planning body of knowledge which drives IBF's globally recognized certifications and training programs. He regularly chairs IBF's Forecasting & Planning Best Practices conferences around the globe, building credibility for demand planning and inspiring new best practices and thought leadership in the field. He is credited with establishing IBF as the global leader in forecasting and planning education, certification, benchmarking research, events, professional networking, and professional development. Anish has a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University and an MBA in quantitative analysis from St. John's University.
Get to Know IBF - How IBF Can Help Your Company & Career

This interactive webinar is designed to help you get the most out of IBF’s range of products and services, to help both develop your career as an individual and drive transformational change in your company. Managing Director, Anish Jain, and Director of Thought Leadership, Eric Wilson CPF, will reveal how membership, training, conferences, certification, and IBF’s extensive knowledge library help develop the world’s leading demand planning professionals.

For individuals, we will show how you can develop your skill set and validate those skills to build a rewarding and well-remunerated career in demand planning, and for planning leaders, we will reveal how you can build effective teams that use best practices in forecasting and planning to drive profitability and improve key KPIs.

We’ll also discuss IBF’s industry-leading corporate training, including online and face-to-face, and flexible, on-demand eLearning. That’s not to mention IBF’s industry leading assessments and consultancy services where IBF assesses your current demand planning and S&OP maturity level and makes tailored recommendations designed to take your company to demand planning maturity, with the option of an renowned IBF expert to implement those recommendations.

There will be a Q&A at the end, so if you have a specific question about developing your skills, building effective teams, or engaging IBF’s consultancy services, do not hesitate to submit your question during the webinar.

We will discuss:

  • Learn how IBF training develops skills for both individuals and teams in demand planning, forecasting, and S&OP
  • Learn how IBF’s Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) certification validates skills for individuals and teams, and empowers career progression
  • Learn about IBF’s world-leading conferences and training, including online
  • Learn the benefits of individual and corporate membership, giving you and your team access to the Journal of Business Forecasting, discounted events, and access to the entire IBF knowledge library
  • Understand how IBF assessments and consultancy services work and how they assess a company’s maturity level and establish planning functions and S&OP processes from scratch
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