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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 (April 2022) Evangelos Spiliotis, Research Fellow at the Forecasting & Strategy Unit, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He co-organised the M4 and M5 Forecasting Competitions and is an organiser of the M6 competition. Evangelos talks about his research directions, highlighting the role of Machine Learning algorithms in time series forecasting in the current business processes.

Past Episodes
Paul Goodwin, Emeritus Professor at the 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