Webinar: Demand Planning 2.0 - Are You Ready For The Predictive Analytics Revolution?
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.

Are you ready for demand planning 2.0? Do you understand the impact predictive analytics, machine learning and AI are having on our field? You should, because these technologies are revolutionizing our field and how we do our jobs – not to mention dramatically increasing the value we can add to our organizations.

Today, there is a tremendous amount of data available and a variety of techniques like machine learning and data mining to provide unparalleled insight. Understanding how to harness these innovations for more agile, efficient, and accurate business forecasting is critical for success going forward. In this webinar, Eric Wilson CPF, author of the new book Predictive Analytics for Business Forecasting & Planning, will provide comprehensive understanding of the predictive analytics tools and methodologies now available to Demand Planners and data scientists.

This session will explore the recent advances in demand planning and business forecasting, sharing insights from his new book surrounding predictive analytics. You’ll learn what challenges lie ahead and how to overcome them, as well the opportunities awaiting early adopters of these revolutionary technologies.

You will learn:
  • How machine learning, artificial intelligence and other technologies are changing demand forecasting.
  • How to use predictive analytics to improve forecasting, customer relationship management and inventory control.
  • How to lead teams effectively in this new age of demand planning and analytics.

For more world-leading insight into how to leverage predictive analytics for better forecasting and planning, join us at IBF’s Virtual Predictive Business Analytics, Forecasting & Planning Conference held online from April 20-21.

You’ll learn the techniques, methodologies and technologies now available to you that use cause-and-effect modeling to massively improve forecast accuracy and generate insight to improve operations and sales/marketing. With a special Data Science Workshop, it’ll help get you prepare for the predictive analytics revolution. Find out more.

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