Data Mining

@TDWI Executive Summit: Moving to Real-Time Analytic Decision Making with Decision Management

I am speaking at the TDWI Executive Summit  in San Diego, August19th at 11:15am on Moving to Real-Time Analytic Decision Making with Decision Management For organizations today, the right time to make a decision is increasingly in real time. Customers want responses in real time, supply chains must adapt to disruption in real time, and fraud must […]

Marketing Decision Management: Critical Elements in a Solution

As we start the series let’s begin with a set of what I consider to be critical elements in a Marketing Decision Management solution. These are not a complete set of everything a solution might do but a set of critical elements from my (decision management) perspective. A suitable marketing solution is: Multi-channel, supporting inbound […]

My work at the International Institute for Analytics

I am a faculty member for the International Institute for Analytics and recently published two new briefs on how to use decision requirements modeling in the successful application of analytics, especially (but not solely) more advanced analytics such as data mining or predictive analytics. Decision Discovery for a Major Business Function This outlines how an organization […]

Business Friendly Data Mining with Decision Management

James gave a presentation a while back on Business Friendly Data Mining with Decision Management.  James writes in “Dealing with the age old barrier to analytics – business understanding:” Patrick over at Figurs sent out a newsletter that highlighted an article from 2010 Biggest Barriers to Business Analytics Adoption: People. The article highlighted the people and organizational issues […]

New Article on Operationalizing Analytics

Analytics magazine recently published an article I wrote on Operationalizing Analytics. The need to create a more industrialized process for building and deploying analytics is one I discuss regularly on the blog and in articles. As I say in the article: To broadly and effectively adopt predictive analytics organizations must operationalize analytics. Operationalizing analytics requires […]

Analytics and ending the tyranny of the anecdotal

I was chatting with our VP of business development today and she shared a great phrase that she had heard recently – “the tyranny of the anecdotal.” This refers, of course, to the terrible tendency of people to use anecdotes and stories to make decisions. The regrettable tendency for a doctor to ignore data about […]

From Decision Support Systems to Decision Management Systems

I am often asked about the difference between decision support systems and decision management systems. This is an interesting topic and one that is central to the value proposition of decision management systems so I thought I would revisit it. All decisions involve a choice, a selection of a course of action from a set […]

Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report 2012 – Version 2 Released

Version Two of our Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report 2012 was released today. The report is available online and as a PDF Download. Several sections have been enhanced and extended since the first version and others will be enhanced and extended in future versions over the coming months. This version includes: Decision Management Systems […]