Metis to Hold “Data-Driven Approaches To Forecasting” Free Webinar for Business Leaders Investing in Data Science on September 26

NEW YORK--()--Leading data science training provider Metis will host its latest free webinar “Data-Driven Approaches to Forecasting” on September 26, at 12 PM ET, as part of its ongoing commitment to help organizations train their employees to uncover value in data. Designed for business leaders, data science managers, and decision makers, the webinar aims to help attendees understand opportunities to improve how data is used to inform forecasting and planning. The webinar will cover:

  • Identifying and evaluating new data-driven approaches, such as time series forecasting, for your forecasts
  • Overcoming common implementation issues that arise in data-driven forecasting applications
  • Measuring performance in the context of business objectives

Leading the webinar will be Javed Ahmed, senior data scientist at Metis, who has experience in banking, finance, forecasting, risk management, consulting, policy, and behavioral economics. He has led development of analytic applications for large organizations including Amazon and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and served as a researcher with the Office of Financial Research (U.S. Treasury). Ahmed holds a Ph.D. in financial economics and an M.A. in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as undergraduate degrees in operations management and systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Business leaders look to improve forecasts, which can often be difficult to understand or trust. Data-driven techniques like time-series analysis can improve planning and lead to new insights, but implementation is rarely straightforward” said Ahmed. “However, there can be huge upside if applied correctly.”

Launched in 2013, Metis offers comprehensive training onsite and live online for corporate clients with custom solutions including modular learning paths, workshops, and content licensing. Training topics range from data literacy and advanced analytics to data science and engineering. Metis also hosts Demystifying Data Science, the largest annual live-streamed data science conference worldwide. All Metis training programs are designed and taught by expert data science practitioners.

To register for the webinar, click here. To speak with a Metis spokesperson about the data revolution and how companies can thrive in it, contact Russell Schaffer at 212.453.7538 or For more information on all of Metis’ programs and offerings, visit

About Metis

Kaplan's Metis business accelerates data science learning for individuals, companies, and institutions through corporate training and accredited, immersive bootcamps. Metis programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). Kaplan, Inc. is a leading global provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses.

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Release Summary

Leading data science training provider Metis will host its latest free webinar “Data-Driven Approaches to Forecasting” on September 26, at 12 PM ET.


Russell Schaffer,, 212.453.7538