Business Analytics

  • Robert Fildes

    Robert Fildes

    Robert Fildes is Distinguished Professor in the Management School, Lancaster University, Director of the Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting. 

    He graduated from Oxford and the University of California, and went on to write one of the early forecasting texts. In 1981, with Spyros Makridakis and Scott Armstrong, he founded the International Institute of Forecasters, which has organized conferences for nearly 40 years and, more recently, workshops on all aspects of forecasting. 

    Robert was co-founder in 1985 of the International Journal of Forecasting, the premier academic forecasting journal. 

  • Nikolaos Kourentzes

    Nikolaos Kourentzes

    Nikolaos Kourentzes is a Professor in the Skövde Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Skövde and in the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University Management School. 

    His background began in Strategic Management, but he quickly changed his interests to Management Science, earning a Ph.D. from Lancaster University in forecasting with neural networks.

  • Keith Ord

    Keith Ord

    Keith Ord is Professor Emeritus in the Operations and Information Management group at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

    He completed his graduate work at the University of London, and held faculty positions at the Universities of Bristol and Warwick before moving to The Pennsylvania State University in 1980, and then to Georgetown University in 1999.