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Forecasting Impact is a monthly podcast which aims to disseminate the science and practice of forecasting by introducing prominent academics and practitioners in the forecasting domain. Our vision is to help and grow the forecasting community, foster collaboration between academia, industry and governments, and promote scientific forecasting and good practices.

We will discuss a wide range of forecasting topics in economics, supply chain, energy, social goods, AI, machine learning, data analytics, education, healthcare, and more.

Podcast Team
Chair and Co-host: Dr. Mahdi Abolghasemi
Co-host: Dr. Shari De Baets
Editing and marketing: Michał Chojnowski, Dr. Anna Sroginis, Dr. Sarah Van Der Auweraer

We welcome your feedback, questions and suggestions [email protected]


Latest Episode (July 2022)

Jim Hoover, clinical professor and Director of Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Center at the Warrington School of Business, University of Florida. In this episode, Jim shares some of his experiences in the US Navy where he worked in several decision-making roles and used forecasting/operation research tools for over two decades. Jim emphasises the importance of open source software development and calls for academic cooperation on building an open access platform for sharing the best forecasting practices with industry practitioners and SMEs. He also shares his thoughts on bridging the gaps between industry and academia.

Past Episodes

Len Tashman, Founding editor of Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting
Jennifer Castle, Magdalen College, Oxford University
Evangelos Spiliotis, National Technical University of Athens
Paul Goodwin, University of Bath
Elaine Deschamps, Washington State Caseload Forecast Council
John Boylan, Lancaster University and Aris Syntetos, Cardiff University
Anne Robinson, Kinaxis
Feng Li, Central University of Finance and Economics
Nada Sanders, Northeastern University
Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark
Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Cardiff University
Michael Gilliland, SAS
George Athanasopoulos, Monash University & Pam Stroud, IIF
Spyros Makridakis, University of Nicosia
Stephan Kolassa, SAP AG
Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera, University of California
Robert Fildes, Lancaster University
Rob Hyndman, Monash University