June 20, 2023 12:30 pm

From Looking Back to Predicting Forward With Data

HOST: Supply Chain Canada

LOCATION: Virtual Online

Supply Chain, Technology

How to Get Started with Machine Learning


Artificial Intelligence is here and is being used today to make faster, more accurate and risk-managed supply chain decisions.

“We estimate that firms will derive between $1.3 trn and $2 trn a year in economic value from using AI in supply chains and manufacturing” – McKinsey Global

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Why machine learning is critical to improving supply chain practices such as demand planning/forecasting, explain through practical examples
  • What machine learning can be used for to make better decisions e.g. demand sensing, transport utilization
  • How do you implement machine learning
  • What’s next to become a certified Applied Machine Learning Practitioner in Supply Chain


This webinar is for SCM professionals who want to:

  • Earn a digital badge and enhance their career prospects in a digitizing and data analytics world
  • Future proof their career as artificial intelligence takes hold
  • Be a leader in the practical use of machine learning in supply chain




Monday, June 20, 2023
12:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST




Ian Gonzalez is a well-respected Corporate Professional, Educator, and Thought Leader in the field of Data Analysis and Data Storytelling. He has over 18 years of experience in Supply Chain, Data Analytics, and Reporting roles across multiple oil & gas and aviation companies.  

Ian has a passion for teaching and is a strong advocate for the advancement of analytics professionals across multiple industries and disciplines. Outside of his “day job”, he teaches various analytics courses with Supply Chain Canada. Through his diverse skillset and corporate professional experience, Ian brings unique perspectives and a practical approach to using data tools and techniques so that others may enjoy the benefits of making sound, data-driven decisions. At every opportunity, Ian advocates for the democratization of data skills and believes in tapping into the potential of every individual so they may contribute to their organization’s goals. 

Ian’s unique brand of humour compels audiences to laugh while they learn. He engages groups from the moment he steps in front of them and leaves them with empowering tools and focused mindsets that they will use long after the lights have gone out on the event.  

Ian started his career with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently earned his master’s degree in Business Administration. He also has a Business Analytics Certificate from the Harvard Business School program.  

When not teaching or speaking, Ian loves to care for his backyard garden or share the wonders of travel and adventure with his wife and two lovely daughters.