Fast times at F2009


This morning kicks off F2009, the fourth annual Business Forecasting Conference held at SAS world headquarters in Cary, NC. We are again hosting a broad mix of thought leaders, academic researchers, and industry and government practitioners. Pre-registration included 230 attendees spanning 79 commercial organizations, government agencies, and universities, from an impressive 12 countries (USA, Canada, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Scotland, Dominican Republic, Denmark, Italy, and Finland).

Yesterday there was a pre-conference seminar on “Forecasting with Limited Data” delivered by SAS analytical consultants Pete Dillman and Nitzi Roehl. Pete and Nitzi will repeat this presentation in Copenhagen July 1-2 at the A2009 Analytics Conference.

More to come…


About Author

Mike Gilliland

Product Marketing Manager

Michael Gilliland is a longtime business forecasting practitioner and formerly a Product Marketing Manager for SAS Forecasting. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters, and is Associate Editor of their practitioner journal Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. Mike is author of The Business Forecasting Deal (Wiley, 2010) and former editor of the free e-book Forecasting with SAS: Special Collection (SAS Press, 2020). He is principal editor of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions (Wiley, 2015) and Business Forecasting: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Wiley, 2021). In 2017 Mike received the Institute of Business Forecasting's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021 his paper "FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices" was inducted into the Foresight Hall of Fame. Mike initiated The Business Forecasting Deal blog in 2009 to help expose the seamy underbelly of forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

1 Comment

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    Hi Michael
    A great event, and I am glad that became part of it. Hopefully, will attend it in Copenhagen as well. Great people to meet with and an opportunity to exchange ideas, as well as have a professional practitioners advices.
    Are you coming Michael to Copenhagen? If you are, then see you soon there.

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