How to predict the future of shopping — Ulrich Kerzel

Shopping, or as the people on the other side of the counter call it, retail has become the number one breeding ground for predictive applications in the enterprise. What started as simple recommendation engines has evolved into a complex and powerful ecosystem of predictive applications that affect core processes such as pricing, replenishment and staff planning. In this talk, Ulrich Kerzel will share impact and experiences from building and operating predictive applications for large retailers, and explain why the future of retail is as much a science as an art.


Dr. Ulrich Kerzel is a Senior data scientists at Blue Yonder and renowned scientist with research experience at the University of Cambridge and CERN. Ulrich Kerzel earned his PhD under Professor Dr Feindt at the US Fermi National Laboratory and at that time made a considerable contribution to core technology of NeuroBayes. After his PhD, he went to the University of Cambridge, were he was a Senior Research Fellow at Magdelene College. His research work focused on complex statistical analyses to understand the origin of matter and antimatter using data from the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the world’s biggest research institute for particle physics. He continued this work as a Research Fellow at CERN before he came to Blue Yonder as a senior data scientist.

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