We don’t have enough presentations of industry practitioners discussing the detailed business problems they’re addressing and what solutions and trade-offs they were able to implement. Tim Januschoswki did just that, though, in his presentation at the International Symposium on Forecasting 2023. He discusses demand forecasting for optimal pricing at Zalando.
Presentations such as this one are rare opportunites to peak at the design of real world solutions. My favorite quote:
What we’re not using that might be also interesting is weather data. My business counterparts, they always, you know, make me aware of that fact. But we’re not using it.