Free Practitioner Workshop - Business Forecasting using R: Are we there yet?

Monday 29 April 2019, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Venue

The Work Foundation, London, SW1H 0AD - View Map

Open to

Alumni, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Public, Staff

Registration

Free to attend - registration required

Event Details

Open source software such as R is becoming more and more popular among practitioners. But has the time come to switch business to R?

One of the advantages of open source software is that they contain the latest academic methods. In this workshop, we will look into the opportunities that the statistical software R is offering to companies, the road to implementation and potential issues: What enables good solutions? What to be careful of? We will also highlight a number of existing solutions that reliably solve common business forecasting problems and business cases from R users.The workshop is organised by the Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting, Lancaster University that has authored multiple packages for R geared at solving business forecasting problems, widely used in industry. More details about the event are available on the registration page.

Speakers

Andrea Liotta GfK

Dmitrii Ishutin EDF Energy

Dr Ivan Svetunkov Management Science, Lancaster University

Ilektra Skepetari Heathrow

Professor Nikos Kourentzes Management Science, Lancaster University