News Flash: Free Copy of The Business Forecasting Deal (the book) at IBF Dallas


A major news item this week is the New York Department of Health's labeling of childen's games like Kickball, Wiffleball, Freeze Tag, Red Rover, and Steal the Bacon as dangerous. (Apparently Spin the Bottle, Truth or Dare, and Doctor are still ok?) Is this the continuing wussification of American youth? Back in my day, when a kid skinned his knee in summer camp, they taught him how to make a wallet out of it. And we loved it!


We've just arranged a book giveaway at the IBF Demand Planning & Forecasting: Best Practices Conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, May 4-6. All conference attendees receive a free copy of The Business Forecasting Deal, which I'll be signing on Friday May 6 at the breakfast/registration 7:45-8:45 a.m.

Plan to arrive in Dallas by Wednesday morning to attend the annual Demand Management Forum on May 4, 2:00-5:30pm. We'll be covering:

Applying Demand Management - Demand Sensing, Shaping, and Creation
Lean Approaches to Forecasting with CPFR and FVA
Worst Practices in Business Forecasting

The Forum consists of brief presentations from the panelists on each topic, plus open discussion with the audience. There are also networking opportunities during and after the Forum to meet fellow forecasting professionals. The Forum is a great chance to learn from your peers and build your professional network.


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Mike Gilliland

Product Marketing Manager

Michael Gilliland is author of The Business Forecasting Deal (the book), editor of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions, and Associate Editor of Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. He is a longtime business forecasting practitioner, and currently Product Marketing Manager for SAS Forecasting software. Mike serves on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters, and received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement award from the Institute of Business Forecasting. He initiated The Business Forecasting Deal (the blog) to help expose the seamy underbelly of forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

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