M5 Forecasting Competition Virtual Awards Ceremony
The latest iteration of the M Competitions featured 100,000 submissions from over 100 countries, making it one of the largest forecasting competitions of all time. Tune in live via the MOFC website, to attend related talks by Google, Walmart and Kaggle executives, and for the Presentation of the Cash Prizes
The M5, the fifth expanded iteration of the highly regarded Makridakis (or M) Competitions that have run since the early 1980s, featured 100,000 submissions from over 100 countries, competing for $100,000 in cash prizes, to deliver the most accurate forecasting method(s).
As always, the competition returned in service of advancing the theory and practice of Forecasting, with Kaggle, Walmart, Google, Uber, the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), INSEAD and the National Technical University Athens in Greece (NTUA) providing financial or academic support – helping to elevate the M5 into one of the largest forecasting competitions of all time.
Indeed, the M5 was the biggest and most ambitious of all M Competitions to date, opening up new avenues for research and identifying high-caliber methods. It will no doubt further drive the theory and practice of Forecasting with its findings and recommendations.
The upcoming Virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 29 October will announce the winners of the M5 and feature welcoming addresses by Professor Maria Michailidis (MOFC), Antonis Polemitis (UNIC), and Professor Spyros Makridakis himself, as well as keynote speeches by Chris Fry (Google), Brian Seaman (Walmart), Addison Howard (Kaggle), and Len Tashman (Foresight).
The full Agenda of the M5 Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020 is available below.
For more information about the M5 Forecasting Competition and to register for the event, please visit the Makridakis Open Forecasting Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that pre-registration is required for attending the event.