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Streamlining Collaboration in Commercial Forecasting: Coordinating "Glocal" Forecast Teams



Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 8am PT | 11am ET | 1pm BST What is key learning?Learn how companies are creating lean forecast processes and building collaboration between local and global teams.

Register Free: http://www.pharmexec.com/pe_w/Glocal

Event Overview:

Today, collecting and consolidating forecast data from individual countries for global forecasting can sometimes take weeks. Some forecast teams also find themselves saddled with slow, cumbersome planning systems and processes that hinder effective collaboration.

Are there ways for global teams to collaborate with country affiliates more effectively on commercial forecasting? How can global forecasters leverage local insights to efficiently drive global scenario planning across markets or indications?

In this webinar, we’ll explore through concepts and case studies how agile business processes coupled with dynamic forecasting platforms are facilitating access to local forecasting insights, cutting re-forecasting times, and reducing barriers to collaboration. Join us and learn more!

3 Key take-aways:

  • Simplify and streamline global commercial forecast processes
  • Enable more effective collaboration between local and global teams
  • Move to an agile forecast submission process


Rick Johnston, PhD
Senior Software Solutions Lead

Dr. Johnston is the Senior Software Solutions Lead within IQVIA's Consulting Organization. He is an accomplished technical leader with more than 15 years’ experience in building software that solves big data, machine learning and advanced analytics problems in pharma. Software built by Dr. Johnston is used by more than 90% of the world’s 25 largest pharmaceutical companies. He has a Ph.D. in operations research and bioinformatics from UC Berkeley.

David Wolter, MBA
VP Consulting Services

David Wolter is a Vice President of IQVIA’s Consulting Services group. He has more than 15 years of experience in management consulting as well as with modeling system development, and is the lead of the US Strategy & Portfolio Analysis Solution Team. His past work has covered a wide range of activities including product valuations, detailed forecasting exercises, analogue analyses, and decision-analysis/strategy projects – both with and without the support of software tools. David has an MBA from Stanford GSB, an MS in Accounting from DePaul University and a BA in Economics from Amherst College.

Register Free: http://www.pharmexec.com/pe_w/Glocal

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