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Analytic practitioners speak – an interview with Lee Feinberg of DecisionViz

Please describe your current role and title

DecisionViz is a management consultant that helps companies build leadership in the processes, people, and culture around data visualization. We work with senior management to elevate visualization from the activity of reporting and making charts to being integrated with their daily decision-making. I founded the company in 2012.

What’s your background, how did you come to be working in analytics

Our story I think is like many in the analytics field. It’s been more of an evolution and the company has been almost 20 years in the making.
I was very involved with the Internet before most people heard about the Internet. So we were dealing with how to capture and measure all this new data. I’ve always been on the lookout for how to make that a lot less painful. Most of the work was in financi

Live Online: BPM Institute Decision Management and Business Rules 101

I am teaching a live online version of the BPM Institute’s Decision Management and Business Rules 101 class on April 9 and 10th, 1-5pm ET each day.

Decision Management and business rules allow the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility. Adopting decision management and business rules technology improves customer service, enables 1:1 marketing, increases straight through processing and more effectively leverages scarce resources.

This course delivers a proven and standards-based approach to identifying, understanding and automating business decisions. With examples drawn from a variety of industries and use cases, this course emphasizes the modeling of decisions and the importance of managing both decisions and business rules over the long term. In addition the course shows how ef

Webinar: Best Practices in Targeted Legacy Modernization in Government

I am giving a webinar on Best Practices in Targeted Legacy Modernization in Government March 5, 2014 at Noon Eastern with Claye Greene, MD of government solutions provider and Decision Management Solutions partner TechBlue.

Many government organizations are coping with aging legacy systems that are costly to maintain, difficult to change and lack the modern architecture needed to satisfy today’s consumer. Instead of trying to replace an entire system with the high risks and costs involved in such a project, these government organizations are instead adopting a decision management approach and business rules management systems to target their modernization efforts where they have the biggest impact.

In this live webinar we’ll share know how and best practices from their extensive experience helpi

Another analytic practitioner speaks – an interview with Tracy Altman

Last year I interested Andrea Scarso, CEO of MoneyFarm, about analytics. This was a hugely popular post so I thought I would continue the series this year by interviewing some other analytic practitioners. The first in this continuing series is an interview with Tracy Allison Altman, co-founder of Ugly Research. Ugly Research are developing PepperSlice, […]

Another analytic practitioner speaks – an interview with Tracy Altman

Last year I interested Andrea Scarso, CEO of MoneyFarm, about analytics. This was a hugely popular post so I thought I would continue the series this year by interviewing some other analytic practitioners. The first in this continuing series is an interview with Tracy Allison Altman, co-founder of Ugly Research. Ugly Research are developing PepperSlice, an analytics application for explaining recommendations to decision makers.  She’s on Twitter @EvidenceSoup, blogs at EvidenceSoup.com and you can read about her work at Ugly Research.

What’s your background, how did you come to be working in analytics?

I started out as an engineer, evaluating oil and gas investment decisions. This sparked my interest in data and analytical methods, so I got a Master’s (Computer Science concentration) and then a PhD in Pub

White Paper of the Week: Becoming a Decision-Centric Enterprise

The white paper of the week this week is Becoming a Decision-Centric Enterprise Organisations face many challenges in today’s business climate. Organisations whose success or failure is determined by the decisions they make are handicapped by systems that are centered on processes or functions. As a result, these organisations struggle to improve business productivity while […]

The role of decision modeling in a data-driven culture

I recently checked out The Evolution of Decision Making – How leading organizations are adopting a data-driven culture, a new white paper from the Harvard Business Review sponsored by SAS: People have long preached the benefits of relying on data and insights from business intelligence (BI) and analytics to help make better and timelier decisions. A reliance […]

Insurance Analytics Symposium: Overcoming Barriers to Predictive Analytic Success – Before You Hit Them

I am speaking at the Insurance Analytics Symposium (October 17-18) on Overcoming Barriers to Predictive Analytic Success – Before You Hit Them at 11:30am ET on Friday October 18. Maximizing the value of predictive analytics is a clear driver of future success in the insurance business. Yet many predictive analytic efforts fail to deliver hoped for business […]

New column – Performance management or just performance monitoring?

Information Management just published my latest column – Performance Management or Just Performance Monitoring? I am often struck by the investments companies make in monitoring their performance without any matching investment in being able to manage the systems that drive that performance. Decision Management and Performance Management should be a pair, driving true business cockpits. Enjoy.

Building Business Capability Super Early Bird Expires April 5!

As usual I will be speaking and attending Building Business Capability 2013 – this year in Las Vegas NV November 11-15. I will be speaking on Decision Management and giving a tutorial before the show begins. Building on the long history of the Business Rules Forum, this is one of the best places to find […]