business analytics

Live Event: Predictively Enabling Your Organization (Boston)

I am speaking at a Predixion hosted event on Predictively Enabling Your Organization, 4-7pm on July 23 in Boston:

Predictive Analytics are something every organization wants – the potential pay-off is huge – but not every organization understands how to leverage them correctly. James Taylor, an analytics expert and author, will simplify it for you by sharing practical tips on how to leverage predictive analytics to improve results across your business.

This session will cover:

  • The power of Predictive Analytics
  • How to get started with Predictive Analytics
  • How to scale Predictive Analytics across your organization

Plus there will be time to network over cocktails and appetizers.

Sign up here.

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A Q&A on the role of decision modeling in analytics

Jim Powell just published a Q&A with me on Using Decision Management to Maximize Analytics. We covered a bunch of things:

  1. What, exactly,is decision management and what does it have to do with advanced analytics?
  2. What’s the history of decision management – where did it come from and does it work?
  3. What kind of decisions are we talking about here?
  4. These are not the decisions people usually focus on with analytics so how can you identify suitable decisions?
  5. Why do you need a new way to describe the analytic requirements of these decisions?
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Upcoming Webinar: 6 Opportunities for Business Improvement with Decision Management

Live Webinar June 25, 2014 9:00 am PDT, 12:00 pm EDT Register here. What opportunities are you looking for to improve your business performance? In this webinar you will learn six opportunities that are readily available when you adopt a decision management approach to business rules and predictive analytics. These are opportunities to: Simplify business […]

Presentation and Webcast: 3 Reasons Why Decision Modeling with DMN Makes for Better Business Analysis

Want to learn more about how decision modeling with the new Decision Model Notation (DMN) standard improves and complements existing business analysis techniques? Here is the presentation and recording from today’s webinar. Decision modeling: Specifies decision making in processes and systems. Identifies opportunities for business rules and analytics. Improves collaboration and re-use. You will also […]

Insurance Analytics Symposium 2014 – call for papers

I am on the advisory board of the Insurance Analytics Symposium, taking place in New Orleans this October 16 and 17. I spoke on Overcoming Barriers to Predictive Analytic Success – Before You Hit Them at last year’s and I am looking forward to this year’s also. If you have a story to tell about analytics in insurance, send us a proposal. W

Decision Camp 2014 Call for Speakers

The second annual Decision Camp, a conference on Decision Management best practices and technologies, will be held at the eBay/PayPal Campus in San Jose, October 13 – 15, 2014.  This is a great event that is free to practitioners that got started last year with a very successful first event.  The event will feature sessions for all levels – from beginners to advanced users – and the last day will be devoted to applications of Decision Management in Healthcare and Financial Services. There will also be some hands-on workshops using various Decision Management products as well as attendee-organized Birds of a Feather sessions. The call for speakers is now open and submissions are due by May 31, 2014.

You can get more information on Decision CAMP here and details o

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: The Mobile Enterprise: Better Decisions & Smarter Processes

I am speaking at IBM’s IMPACT 2014 on The Mobile Enterprise – Driving the Need for Better Decisions & Smarter Processes (SPD-2798), Tuesday April 29 at 3:45pm

The consumerization of technology in enterprises, increasingly mobile employees and the demands of more social, mobile and connected consumers are putting increased pressure on enterprises. Adopting mobile management and development technologies is part of the solution, allowing organizations to develop new interfaces and to manage the range of devices connecting to their systems. However the back-end systems supporting these mobile devices must also change. Because mobile users need answers not data, because the systems they access must personalize their response based on user and location, because these responses must be real-time and yet also analytic, mobile forces a new kind of back end system to be de

Responding in real-time: video and white paper

I recently completed some research on responding in real-time, discussing the need for both event processing and decision management in a solution. The research was sponsored by Oracle and you can see the video below:

The white paper is here (registration required).

Cross-posted from JTonEDM.

Live Event: TDWI Solution Summit on Advanced Analytics

I am co-chair, with Fern Halper,of the TDWI Solution Summit: Beyond BI to Advanced Analytics for Business Advantage in San Diego, June 1-3.

Business analytics has become an important new trend for companies that want to be competitive—and stay that way. While certain kinds of advanced analytics have been on the market for decades, adoption is finally increasing for a number of reasons, including the economic climate, the availability of computing power, the growth in the amount and variety of data, and a greater appreciation for the power of analytics. Forward-looking companies are moving beyond BI—the slicing and dicing of data to produce reports and dashboards—to more advanced forms of analytics. These companies want to become more proactive to drive top- and bottom-line benefits. Among many use cases, they are using advan