Predictive Insights

Power of Predictive Analytics

Predicting future events and trends across industries is critical and is the very foundation of predictive analytics. Of the many lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is how industries, governments, and institutions relied on predictive analytics to make data-informed decisions and strategic plans. While we hope such significant world-changing events can be held in check, planning and preparing for what might happen in the future require best practices driven by robust forecasting- and future-focused decision-making.

Kline is uniquely positioned to deliver forward-looking, data-driven insights and strategies for our core industries—chemicals, consumer products, and energy. We harness the power of Kline’s industry-leading data and experts with advanced skillsets and AI tools brought forth by our equally powerful digital and data analytics team. This combination of deep industry expertise and analytical excellence is the reason companies engage Kline to bring certainty to an uncertain future.

The 3 Pillars of Predictive Insights

Predictive Analytic Specialists. Robust Data Sets. Industry Expertise. This combination is the Kline value proposition and what separates us from the expansive landscape of AI and forecasting professionals. Our industry experts are elevated by our predictive analytic specialists who build market leading data science tools to process and filter massive data sets – ensuring that you have information and insights that are highly targeted, relevant, and accurate.

Meet the Team

Leading our digital strategy, our Vice President of Innovation and team of data analysts, experts, and product managers are continuously advancing Kline’s next-gen capabilities for our syndicated products (e.g., industry reports) and consulting service offerings. This includes the development of a portfolio of Intelligence Centers (e.g., Professional Hair Care Intelligence Center) and statistical decision-making tools (e.g., price elasticity models) to ensure that marketing, strategy, and insights leaders can explore growth opportunities and use this knowledge to transform business economics.

Kline Analyst Academy

Francis Taloen leads the digital and innovation team. He has an extensive background in insights, consulting, data, and product roles in the consumer products industry and held senior positions at MasterCard, GlobalData, and Evalueserve. Max Kaye heads up Kline’s predictive analytics practice. Previously, he was Head of Forecasting at GlobalData, where he led the forecasting operation for both internal databases and bespoke consulting. Our predictive analytics and forecasting team are at our U.S., U.K., and India offices to ensure 24/7 service and client access. Team members include data scientists, financial risk managers, forecasting industry specialists (e.g., automotive and mobility), industry research analysts, and product development managers. Learn more about team members Syed Hisham, Satyam Aeron, and Vibhuti Roach.

Promising team members from our Analyst Academy can intern and potentially join our Predictive Analytics and Digital Innovation team.

Kline’s Robust Data Sets, Industry Expertise

Kline leverages several market-leading third-party providers, as well as its own proprietary information, to ensure that the most accurate data possible are used in the predictive process. As part of the data input process, our data scientists use advanced machine learning algorithms to evaluate the historical relationship between parameters and market data. With global data sets covering products, pricing, competitors, marketing, manufacturing, and more, we are uniquely positioned to provide clients with actionable and forward-looking data solutions, including industry forecasting tools for all of our core sectors.

(Specialty Chemicals)

Kline’s specialty chemical databases cover such sectors as biochemicals and renewables; coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers; personal care ingredients; materials and polymers; and industrial and institutional cleaners. For example, for personal care ingredients, that means robust data on over 250 ingredients for over 70 countries dating back to 2015. For synthetic latex polymers, we capture global manufacturing capacities, raw material pricing, production margins, and much more.

(Lubricants; Mobility/EV)

With products such as our LubesNet and EV Fluids databases, Kline is already providing clients with foundational data on consumer and industrial power evolution and transformation to electric and other carbon-neutral solutions. Our Mobility Intelligence Center will serve as key input for mobility forecasting products and services.

(Beauty and Wellbeing; Professional Beauty)

Kline is the go-to source of market data for the global professional beauty industry. For salon hair care, our data archives cover over 70 countries, with select country markets having expansive data sets on salon services, pricing, and consumer sentiment. Additional databases include professional skin care and professional nail care. Forecasting tools for each of these industry sectors are advancing in our product pipeline.