The Role of Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data in Business Forecasting
VIRTUAL PREDICTIVE BUSINESS ANALYTICS, FORECASTING & PLANNING CONFERENCE
The Role of Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data in Business Forecasting

You will learn:

  • How machine learning, artificial intelligence and other technologies are changing demand forecasting
  • The core concepts underlying the revolution in forecasting and demand planning
  • How to use predictive analytics to improve forecasting to become more agile and responsive to true demand
  • How to determine when to use qualitative measures instead of analytics for better planning and forecasting
  • How to position yourself for success in this new era of demand planning and forecasting
author
Eric Wilson, CPF
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 Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) 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.