Forecasting webinars


"Why Should I Trust Your Forecasts?" now available on-demand

The SAS / Foresight webinar series had a rousing kickoff on April 24, with Paul Goodwin asking (and answering) the question, "Why Should I Trust Your Forecasts?"

The webinar is now available for free on-demand review . Be sure to stick around for the engaging Q&A session after Paul's presentation.

"FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices" on June 20

Please join us again at 11:00 am EDT on June 20 for the next webinar in the SAS / Foresight series, "FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices." I'll be delivering the content, based on an article in the Spring 2013 issue of Foresight.  Here is the abstract:

Forecast Value Added (FVA) is the change in a forecasting performance metric that can be attributed to a particular step or participant in the forecasting process. The concept turns attention away from the end result (forecast accuracy) to focus on the overall effectiveness of the forecasting process. FVA has caught on in many companies as an aid in eliminating unnecessary and even harmful actions. This webinar shows how to gather the data and conduct FVA analysis, with examples from companies that have applied this approach.

"Get to Know the IBF" on May 8

Anish Jain, managing director of the Institute of Business Forecasting, speaks on  how to "Get to Know the IBF" at 10:30 am EDT on May 8. Anish will cover some of the offerings provided by the IBF, including:

  • Benchmarking research
  • Certification
  • Training
  • Events
  • Journal of Business Forecasting
  • Books
  • Membership
  • Recognition Awards

Registration is free.



About Author

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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