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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, Lecturer in Data Science, The University of Queensland
Co-host: Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
Editing and marketing: Michał Chojnowski

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


New Episode — Stephan Kolassa, Bahman Rostami-Tabar, and Enno Siemsen

In this episode, we host three scientists, Dr. Stephan Kolassa, Dr. Bahman Rostami-Tabar, and Prof. Enno Siemsen. They are the authors of “Demand Forecasting for Executives and Professionals.” In this episode, we delve into discussions about their book.

We discuss their motivations for writing this unique guide for professionals and the need for such a book. We explore the pivotal role of forecasting in business decisions and unpack key principles and methodologies.


Priyanga Dilini Talagala, University of Moratuwa, and Thiyanga Talagala, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
George Athanasopoulos, Monash University
Forecasting Software Panel (Rob Hyndman, Federico Garaz, and Eric Stellwagen)
Eric Siegel, Consultant
Scott Cunningham, University of Strathclyde
Tao Hong, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Galit Shmueli, National Tsing Hua University
Ataman Ozyildirim, The Conference Board
Nikolaos Kourentzes, University of Skövde
Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, Kinaxis
Trevor Sidery, Tesco PLC
Jim Hoover, University of Florida
Len Tashman, Founding editor of Foresight
Jennifer Castle, 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 and Pam Stroud, Monash University & IIF
Spyros Makridakis, University of Nicosia
Stephan Kolassa, SAP AG
Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera, University of California
Robert Fildes, Lancaster University
Rob Hyndman, Monash University