Ipsos is proud to be a sponsor of the DATAxSCIENCE 2020 – The Future of Forecasting.

During this session, the ARF invited seasoned experts to revisit the predictive accuracy of different methods of business and political forecasting – a topic first explored in 2017 as a post-mortem assessment of the 2016 Presidential election.

Now, one month after this year’s Presidential election, panelists (featuring Ipsos’ Clifford Young) will reflect on advances in the field and lessons from the 2020 election. Topics will include:

  • Which Polls Got the Election Right and Why?
  • Redefining the Roll of Polls
  • How Did the Non-Canonical Methods Fare?
  • Managing Stochastic Shocks to Forecasting Models

For registration details, please visit the ARF website.

We explore this topic further in our detailed post-election point of view.

Speakers :

  • Clifford Young, President, US, Public Affairs

    Cliff Young is President of Ipsos Public Affairs in the United States, and also leads Ipsos global election and political polling risk practice. His research specialties include social and public opinion trends, crisis management, corporate and institution reputation, and election polling. Cliff is considered an expert on polling in emerging markets, as well as polling in adverse and hostile conditions, and has polled on over 100 elections around the world. Cliff earned his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and did his graduate work at the University of Chicago (MA and PhD). He trained in survey sampling at the University of Michigan and in political psychology at Stanford. Cliff is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and an instructor at both Columbia University SIPA and University of São Paulo where he teaches courses on public opinion and election forecasting.