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Live Event: A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements

July 2, 2015, 6:30 pm Microsoft Campus, Mountain View, CA I am speaking on A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements at the Bay Area Microsoft BI User Group on July 2nd I will introduce the core concepts of DMN and show how it can be used to drive more effective requirements for BI, dashboard, and analytic projects.  You’ll […]

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 Event: BABOK 3: What’s the big deal with decision modeling?

I am giving a presentation to the Bay Area Chapter of the IIBA on “BABOK 3: What’s the big deal with decision modeling?” June 25th at 6:30pm in Sunnyvale, CA

Decision Modeling is a new Technique in v3 of the BABOK(r) Guide. It’s also become a key element of the Business Intelligence and Business Process Management Perspectives. In this session James Taylor will introduce Decision Modeling as a technique (following the new Decision Model and Notation standard), show how modeling decisions can improve business analysis and requirements specification, and discuss the role of decision modeling in business process, business rules, business intelligence and analytic projects.

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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

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

I am speaking on Moving to Real-Time Analytic Decision Making with Decision Management at the TDWI Executive Summit in Boston, July 21-23

The right time to make decisions for organizations is increasingly real time. Customers want responses in real time; supply chains must adapt to disruption in real time; fraud must be caught before it gets into the system while self-service and Web applications can’t wait for human intervention. At the same time, organizations have discovered the value of analytic, data-driven decisions. The challenge is to reconcile these demands—to provide real-time, analytic decision making.

In this sess

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.

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Live Event: bpmNEXT Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes

I am presenting (demonstrating really) on Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes at bpmNEXT March 27.

A live demonstration of DecisionsFirst Modeler, a collaborative cloud-based environment for decision modeling, will show how the Decision Model and Notation standard works. In addition, you’ll see how teams can collaborate on these models, how they can link to implementations like business rules, manage automation choices and ensure traceability.

bpmNEXT runs March 25-27 and you can get more details on bpmNEXT here.

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

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 —

Oracle BIWA Summit: Big Data, Little Decisions: Using Decision Management to improve operations

I am giving the opening keynote at the Oracle BIWA Summit 2014 in Redwood Shores, California. I will be speaking on “Big Data, Little Decisions: Using Decision Management Systems to improve day to day operations” at 8:45am on January 14.

As companies invest in Big Data infrastructure they are looking for ways to show a return on that data. Using business analytics to put this data to work improving decision-making is central to success. But which decisions should be the focus and how will you show improvement? In this session, I will discuss the importance of day-to-day operational decisions, show how these are critical to business success and show how to use Decision Management Systems and big data-powered business analytics to improve them.

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