big data

Webinar: How Global Leaders are Achieving Success with Predictive Analytics in the Cloud

I am giving a webinar with FICO on How Global Leaders are Achieving Success with Predictive Analytics in the Cloud, July 24th at 2pm Eastern. Analyst James Taylor answers the question: Are Companies Adopting Predictive Analytics in the Cloud? And, if so, how are they approaching it and overcoming obstacles to success? Mr. Taylor recently surveyed […]

TDWI World Conference: Requirements Approach for Advanced Analytics with Decision Management

I am giving a class at the TDWI World Conference “Evolving Your Requirements Approach to Advanced Analytics with Decision Management” in Boston, July 20-25. This is a new class for TDWI that builds on my successful class at the University of California Irvine Extension program.

Big data makes it hard to scale human interpretation, forces faster and more precise decision making, and puts a premium on advanced analytics. Applying big data analytics requires a clear and direct focus on managing decision making, especially in operations. But most organizations lack an approach that lets them specify their requirements, and their ability to find opportunities for, and successfully use, advanced analytics is limited. This course lays out a framework to identify the op

Made with IBM Keynote #IBMIMPACT 2014

Marie Wieck came back to discuss how to create the kind of composable business  IBM discussed on day 1. It’s critical, she says, to keep customers at the center and drive a new process from this. It’s key to use data to make better decisions, and it’s important to have the kind of scalable infrastructure you need to make this scale and deploy effectively.

Once again the focus is on IBM customers and HH Gregg came on stage to talk about their journey. As a regional retailer they need to need to differentiate themselves. In particular they have focused on providing a “friction free” shopping experience on every channel. They have historically invested in training for their staff and have tried to bring this kind of personalized service to their mobile strategy.  They determined that it was not enough to “mobilize” their existing interface, it had to reflect the different form factor and interaction patterns. Mobile had to lead not jus

Decision Management and Responding in Real Time – New Article on Information Management

Most organizations have a huge opportunity if they can use advanced analytics to improve their day-to-day operational decision-making, not just strategic and management decisions. Improving these types of decisions can reduce fraud, improve risk management and increase customer satisfaction. Decision management has another key benefit, though: It’s an effective tool for organizations that need to […]

IBM IMPACT: Panel Discussion: New Systems Meet New Business Challenges

I am part of a panel at IBM’s IMPACT 2014 on New Systems Meet New Business Challenges: Turn Data into Insight to Make More Accurate Decisions  (BDL-1378), Monday April 28 at 5:15pm

Interactive systems, mobile devices, and social networks generate more data every day – and this is not going to stop. Making sense of this astronomic amount of unstructured data to identify risks and opportunities, and making the right decisions to address these is going to be an essential business differentiator. Traditional systems cannot cope with such complexity. Neither can big data, analytics, and operational decision management when used individually. But when combined, these technologies can lead to new systems that meet these challenges and enable unforeseen capabilities. In the first part of this session, experts utilize a use case and technological perspective to show how bi

Decisions First: How to stop wasting money on Big Data – SV Forum BI SIG April 15, 2014

Join James April 15, 2014 at the SV Forum BI SIG in Palo Alto, CA for this talk on getting value out of big data: “Big Data” challenges are leading to new technologies and new investments in those technologies. For too many organizations, however, investments in Big Data have become semi-detached from their business goals and […]

Real-Time Responses with Big Data – New White Paper

How do you harness the power of big data to make it practical and actionable in real time? Read our new white paper Real-Time Responses with Big Data sponsored by Oracle to learn more about: Finding value in fast-moving data Identifying high-ROI applications of real-time response Implementing the technologies you need to respond in real […]

Upcoming Webinar: Responding in Real-Time

Responding in Real-Time Tuesday, March 25, 2014 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT High-volume, high-speed front-line decisions must increasingly be made in real-time with big data and analytics that are actionable and operational. Come to this webcast to hear James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions in this webinar hosted by Oracle discuss his […]

Next Week at PAW SF: Predictive Analytics in the Cloud – Use Cases and Trends

Predictive Analytics World in San Francisco is on next week. Come learn about our recent research on Predictive Analytics in the Cloud on March 18, 2014, 10:55 am, Salon 5/6 (Track 1: Industry Research). Use PAWSF14 to get a 10% discount.  Predictive analytics are the most effective way to put Big Data to work. Cloud technologies […]

Upcoming Training: Nurture Customer Loyalty With Personalized Messages and Channel Alignment

March 17, 2014 1:00 pm ET Register now for this upcoming live webinar training on how to Nurture Customer Loyalty With Personalized Messages and Channel Alignment. The webinar is hosted by ASM, the Association of Strategic Marketing. More customers are using more channels and with the growth in mobile and other automated channels it’s challenging to […]