Why you must attend the M5 Conference
The findings of the M5 Competition will be presented in the M5 Conference that will elaborate on the wining methods, their practical implications as well as how they can benefit business and other organizations.
The M5 Conference Program will include distinguished speakers from the major software/technology companies (Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Uber and SAS) as well as known academics from top-level universities. It features the presentation of the three most accurate methods of the M5 Competition by the developers themselves who will also discuss how their methods can be implemented by others. Their code will be available for free on GitHub. The conference covers all critical aspects of forecasting, including combining methods and introducing judgmental adjustments, paying special emphasis on the comparison of Machine Learning and Statistical forecasting methods as well as the assessment of uncertainty. Additionally, the conference provides an excellent opportunity for networking and discussing the latest advances in forecasting by world-renowned experts.
Finally, Nassim Nicholas Taleb will deliver a keynote address discussing uncertainty in forecasting and Spyros Makridakis will present the major findings of the M5 Competition and discuss how organizations can benefit by such findings in order to improve the accuracy of their predictions and assess their uncertainty more realistically.