Session: I know where you wanna go next summer - Demand Forecasting at FlixBus
In the past years, FlixBus went from just a few connections to Europe's largest long distance bus network. But how do we keep track of this vast network? How do we know where people want to travel? In FlixBus we live data. We collect millions of data points and use the newest technologies to process and guide us in driving our operations. In this talk, our Data Scientist and Product Owner for Network Planning, Myriam, will show you how we leverage internal and external data and machine learning techniques to predict long-distance bus travel demand, so we can always be where our passengers need us.
- I know where you wanna go next summer? Of course we will not know where you/individual people would like to travel next summer, but forecasting long-distance bus demand helps us to grow and optimize our bus network worldwide!
Myriam is a trained statistician with more than seven years of experience in solving business problems with data. Before joining Flixbus in 2019, she worked in various industries, like shipping, mobility, healthcare and insurance, across three continents as data scientist and consultant, developing data science solutions for use cases such as demand forecasting, fraud detection, dynamic pricing and predictive maintenance. With her teams at Flixbus, she is building data products that provide the backbone for data-driven network planning.