November 6-7, 2023 | Harvard Club, New York, New York

The conference will cover many critical and emerging aspects of forecasting, including the role of AI and large language models, forecasting for the new era and the changing role of the forecaster, how to best measure the performance of your forecasts, and the value of the results from forecasting competitions in practice. In particular, the findings of the M6 financial forecasting competition will be presented.

Professor Spyros Makridakis and the organizers of the M6 competition will elaborate on the winning methods and their practical implications. The program will also include talks from distinguished speakers of major software/technology companies, as well as known academics from top-level universities. It will feature presentations of the three most accurate methods of the M6 Competition by the developers themselves, who will also discuss how their methods can be implemented by others. Finally, the program will include panel discussions focusing on organizational aspects of forecasting and the future of forecasting.

Speakers and Panelists

November 6

Maria Michailidis Director, Makridakis Open Forecasting Center
Antonis Polemitis CEO, University of Nicosia
Mike Gilliland Editor-in-Chief of Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting
Spyros Makridakis Founder of the Makridakis Open Forecasting Center
Fotios Petropoulos University of Bath and University of Nicosia
Nitzi Roehl SAS
Zeynep Baz Meta
Pablo Montero-Manso University of Sydney
Jeff Baker Libra SCM
Ruben Crevits OMP
Anil Gaba INSEAD
Evangelos Spiliotis National Technical University of Athens
Norman Swanson Rutgers Economics
Ross Hollyman Exeter University
Elaine Deschamps State of Washington
Paul Goodwin University of Bath
Mark Chockalingam Valtitude
Jim Hoover UF Warrington College of Business

November 7

Johann Robette Vekia
Nada Sanders Northeastern University
Malvina Marchese Bayes Business School
Naftali Cohen Columbia University
Chris Fry Google
Filip Staněk Winner of the Duathlon Challenge
Daniel Weitzenfeld Winner of the Forecasting Challenge
Colin Catlin Winner of the Investment Challenge
Yael Grushka-Cockayne Darden Business School, UVA
Anne-Flore Elard Kinaxis
Jonathon Karelse NorthFind Management

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