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IRI’s KK Davey and Nagi Jonnalagadda to Address Forecasting Challenges in CPG and Retail at ARF FORECASTxSCIENCE

WHO:  Dr. Krishnakumar (KK) S. Davey, President, Strategic Analytics, IRI®
Nagi Jonnalagadda, Head of Innovation, Strategic Analytics, IRI
WHAT: IRI’s KK Davey and Nagi Jonnalagadda will present “Can AI/ML Address Forecasting Challenges in the Dynamic World of CPG and Retail?” at the ARF FORECASTxSCIENCE conference. During their session, they will discuss how businesses can improve the accuracy and robustness of forecasts.
WHY: Retailers and manufacturers alike are struggling to predict performance in real time, in order to stay up to date to drive strategic portfolio decisions and increase granularity of predictions for better supply chain and inventory planning.

WHEN: Predictions, Forecasts & Trends
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 3:50-4:20 p.m. PT

Bechtel Center
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

About IRI

IRI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses. A confluence of major external events — a change in consumer buying habits, big data coming into its own, advanced analytics and personalized consumer activation — is leading to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI is empowering the personalization revolution, helping to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers, collaborate with key constituents and deliver market-leading growth. For more information, visit

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