Live Event: Insurance Analytics Symposium 2014: Industrializing Analytics

I am speaking on Industrializing Analytics for Better Decisions Everywhere at the Insurance Analytics Symposium in New Orleans, October 17.

Insurers of all sizes know they must adopt analytics, especially predictive analytics, to maximize the value of their customers, manage risk and compete effectively. One-off, ad-hoc approaches to analytics can demonstrate the value of analytics but are no basis for ongoing success. To succeed, Insurers need to industrialize their approach to analytics, making it integral to day-to-day operations.

In this session leading expert James Taylor will share the three keys to success based on his experience of helping insurers industrialize their analytic efforts and so u

Live Tutorial: Decision Modeling with DMN: Extending BPMN to Decisions, Business Rules and Analytics

I am giving a tutorial on Decision Modeling with DMN: Extending BPMN to Decisions, Business Rules and Analytics at this year’s Building Business Capability conference in the afternoon of Sunday November 2.

Decision Modeling has recently been added to the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge® Guide v3 while a new standard, the Decision Model and Notation standard, has also been released. Decision modeling with DMN complements existing process modeling techniques such as those using BPMN, extending process models to fully incorporate business rules and analytics.

Although based on years of experience with business rules and analytics, decision modeling is new to many analysts. This workshop introduces this powerful technique so that business analysts, enterprise architects and all those involved with business rules or analytic projects can use it effectivel

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

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

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

Oracle BIWA Summit January in Redwood Shores

I am giving the opening keynote for the BIWA Summit 2014 January 14-16, 2014 at the Oracle HQ Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA. It’s an Oracle-focused event, obviously, with some novel and interesting use cases of Oracle Big Data, Exadata, Advanced Analytics/Data Mining, OBIEE, Spatial, Endeca and more. There are opportunities to get hands-on experience with products in the Hands-on Labs, great customer case studies and talks by Oracle Technical Professionals and Partners.  You can even schedule 1:1 time with me and other technical experts.   some interesting conference talks (besides mind) include:

  • Hands-on Lab:  Learn to use Oracle R Enterprise —