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Forecasting Impact is a monthly podcast that aims to disseminate the science and practice of forecasting alongside prominent academics and practitioners in the field. Our vision is to grow the forecasting community, foster collaboration between academia and industry, and promote scientific forecasting and good practice. We’ll discuss a variety of topics in economics, supply chain, energy, AI, data analytics, healthcare, and more. Podcast created by Mahdi Abolghasemi, Shari De Baets, Michał Chojnowski, Sarah Van der Auweraer, and Anna Sroginis.
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Stephan Kolassa

Stephan Kolassa

2021-05-1443:16

This episode’s guest is Stephan Kolassa, Data Science Expert at SAP Switzerland AG, Honorary Researcher, and Associate Editor for the practitioner-oriented journal Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting.Stephan’s varied work allows him to bring insights from business into academia, combining the best of both worlds. This episode discusses his day-to-day job, his research, and advice on how to build a connection between the two.Stephan mentioned his recent webinars on Forecasting Retail Demand: https://youtu.be/sUlToPvftFw and Forecast Accuracy: https://youtu.be/pD_yEmEQCeo. Highly recommended!
This episode’s guest is Gloria González-Rivera, Professor of Economics and Associate Dean, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, at the University of California Riverside, USA. In the episode, we discuss important topics such as the issues with diversity in our community and how to advocate for positivity and open-mindedness, especially in connections between academic forecasters and practitioners. These collaborations and relationships are critical to the industry’s progress. Gloria also shares her forecasting story and philosophy for life.
Robert Fildes

Robert Fildes

2021-03-1441:20

Our second guest is Robert Fildes, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre of Marketing Analytics and Forecasting (CMAF) at Lancaster University, UK.Robert is one of the founding fathers of the IIF, alongside J. Scott Armstrong, Spyros Makridakis, and Robert Carbone. This episode explores Robert’s experience working towards his PhD in statistics at the University of California, his professional experience in the forecasting world, and the founding of the IIF.
Rob Hyndman

Rob Hyndman

2021-02-0636:32

Our first guest is the well-known forecaster Rob Hyndman, Professor of Statistics and Head of the Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics at Monash University, Australia. In this episode, we talk about his career, projects, challenges, a history behind his R packages, and some consultancy work tips. To find more about Rob and his work, visit his website: https://robjhyndman.com/.
Introduction

Introduction

2021-01-2502:00

Welcome to our "Forecasting Impact", a podcast by the International Institute of Forecasters. We will bring the best academics and practitioners from around the globe to discuss forecasting in various applications and share their knowledge and experience. Mahdi Abolghasemi will be hosting this show with the support of the "Early Career Researchers" group.  We hope you enjoy it! 
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