Town Hall: Adapting To The New Demand Planning Norm: eCommerce, Data & AI
Will you adapt or be left behind? In this townhall you'll learn how we're currently at a crossroads in the fields of business forecasting and demand planning with new technologies and methodologies waiting to harnessed for competitive advantage. Industry leaders will dive into how to plan for eCommerce and exploit all the data you hold for superior operational and marketing performance. We'll also discuss the methodologies and technologies required to do so.
You will learn:
  • Demand planning and forecasting for the eCommerce channel
  • How to leverage big data and AI for improved consumer insight and forecast accuracy
  • Intelligent forecasting with new tools and methodologies including predictive analytics and cause-and-effect modelling
author
Noah Knapp, CPF
Director of Demand Planning and Master Data Administration
Trinchero Family Estates
Noah is currently the Director of Demand Planning and Master Data Administration at Trinchero Family Estates. He has experience working for multiple CPG companies such as Post Foods, Premier Nutrition, and Delicato Family Vineyards. He holds an MBA from the University of New Haven, a BA in History from Stonehill College, and is currently studying for a Masters in Data Science from Northwestern University. Noah is a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).
author
Natalie Christian, CPF
Leader of Customer Care and Solutions
Amerock LLC

Natalie began her career in Supply Chain when Supply Chain wasn’t cool. Throughout her career she has helped build S&OP processes from the ground up for several companies. She currently leads the Customer Care and Solutions team at Amerock Hardware, a position she assumed after working as a Senior Demand Planner. Prior to Amerock, she worked in several S&OP and CPFR roles at companies including Spectrum Brands, Nexergy and The Hillman Group. She earned her Lean Sigma Blackbelt certification in 1998 and became an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) in 2019.

author
Rich Wagner
CEO
Prevedere
As president and Chief Executive Officer at Prevedere, Rich helps companies to look beyond their own walls for key external drivers of financial performance. Utilizing millions of global metrics from data powerhouses like Nielsen, NASDAQ and the Federal Reserve, Rich has uniquely positioned Prevedere as a complementary solution to existing forecasting platforms by correlating external economic factors to corporate performance. Under Rich’s leadership, Prevedere has been named a “Cool Vendor in Information Innovation” by Gartner and an FP&A Innovation Awards winner in Forecasting and Planning. 
author
Matt Rose
Director of Sales and Operations Planning
H&H Group - Solid Gold Pet

Matt Rose is a Sales and Operations Planning professional, specializing in small and mid-sized companies. He is currently the Director of S&OP for H&H Group, North America where he is responsible for all demand planning, supply planning, and inventory optimization. Prior to working at H&H Group, Matt worked for Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, and United Van Lines in various roles. He is also the founder of Ladue Consulting, which helps small and medium sized companies create and improve their S&OP processes. He earned his Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

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