About James Taylor

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James is the CEO and a Principal Consultant of Decision Management Solutions. He is the leading expert in how to use business rules and analytic technology to build Decision Management Systems. James is passionate about using Decision Management Systems to help companies improve decision making and develop an agile, analytic and adaptive business. He provides strategic consulting to companies of all sizes, working with clients in all sectors to adopt decision making technology. James has spent the last 20 years developing approaches, tools, and platforms that others can use to build more effective information systems. He has led Decision Management efforts for leading companies in insurance, banking, health management and telecommunications.

James is the author of “Decision Management Systems: A practical guide to using business rules and predictive analytics” (IBM Press, 2011). He previously wrote Smart (Enough) Systems: How to Deliver Competitive Advantage by Automating Hidden Decisions (Prentice Hall) with Neil Raden, and has contributed chapters on Decision Management to multiple books including Applying Real-World BPM in an SAP Environment, The Decision Model: A Business Logic Framework Linking Business and Technology, The Business Rule Revolution: Running Business the Right Way and “Business Intelligence Implementation: Issues and Perspectives” as well as many articles to magazines. He is a prolific blogger, with regular posts at jtonedm.com.

In addition to strategy and implementation consulting, James delivers webinars, workshops and training. He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences around the world such as the Business Rules Forum, Predictive Analytics World and IBM’s Business Analytics Forum.

James was previously a Vice President at Fair Isaac Corporation where he developed and refined the concept of decision management. The best known proponent of the approach, James helped create the emerging Decision Management market and is a passionate advocate of decision management. He understands how companies buy and use these technologies and he has helped companies successfully adopt these technologies and apply them in the context of Business Process Management and Business Intelligence initiatives.

Decision Management Solutions work with clients to improve their business by applying analytics and analytic technology to automate and improve decisions. Clients include major North American insurers, Apple Vacations, the health management division of a major healthcare company, one of the world’s largest mobile phone operators, Fiserv, IBM, SAS, Experian and Teradata.

You can contact James at james@decisionmanagementsolutions.com

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