Data Mining

Challenges Scaling Open Source R – Part 2

I recently did some research on the requirements for enterprise-scale analytics and the challenges of using open source R in this context. In my first post (Requirements for Enterprise Scale Analytics with R – Part 1) I outline some of the requirements I see for enterprise scale analytics. In this second post I will discuss the challenges of R […]

Requirements for Enterprise Scale Analytics with R – Part 1

I recently did some research on the requirements for enterprise-scale analytics and the challenges of using open source R in this context. In this first post I wanted to outline some of the requirements I see for enterprise scale analytics and in a second post I will discuss the challenges of R in that context. As advanced […]

Some thoughts on KDNuggets’ top trends ahead of Strata Hadoop NYC

Gregory over at KDNuggets had an interesting post with some Top Analytics and Big Data trends ahead of Strata Hadoop NYC Conference based on input from their readers. Three trends struck me: The challenge of communicating complex analyses to non-technical clients/partners We are having increasing success using logical decision models to show how data and analytics drive better […]

Two live events in July on Predictively Enabling Your Organization

I am presenting at four evening events in July on Predictively Enabling your Organization. Sponsored by Predixion, these events will introduce you to predictive analytics and will share practical tips on how to leverage predictive analytics to improve results across your business. I’ll discuss the power of Predictive Analytics, how to get started and how to scale across your organization.

There are four events and you can request registration here for any of them.

Live Event: Predictively Enabling Your Organization (Chicago)

I am speaking at a Predixion hosted event on Predictively Enabling Your Organization, 4-7pm on July 30 in Chicago:

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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New! Version 6 of The Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report

We’ve posted Version 6 of Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report with new content on decision modeling. We also welcome new vendor FlexRule and the report includes links to product updates on 11 Ants Analytics, Angoss, Alteryx, Experian, InRule, Pega, RapidMiner, SAS and Teradata. You can read the report online or download a pdf here: http://decisionmanagementsolutions.com/decision-management-technology

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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Manifeste de la Gestion de Décisions – French Translation of The Decision Management Manifesto

Manifeste de la Gestion de Décisions – the French Translation of The Decision Management Manifesto white paper is now available. Thank you to Emmanuel Bonnet, Directeur du Conseil, Génigraph, for providing the translation. The goal of the Decision Management Manifesto to help organizations like yours design, build and implement decision management systems with business rules and predictive analytics. […]

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