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Event: TDWI Solution Summit – Maximizing your Analytics Investment

May 4, 2015

[ May 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015. ] I am co-hosting the TDWI Solution Summit “Maximizing your Analytics Investment: Innovative Business through Predictive & Advanced Analytics” with Fern Halper, May 31-June 2 in San Diego.
Join an exclusive, hosted gathering of experienced professionals, industry thought leaders, and top solution providers for real-world tips and best practices to help you harness the power of analytics […]

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Decision Modeling now standard for Business Analysts

April 28, 2015

If you are a business analyst and a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) then, like me, you have been waiting for the new version of the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge or BABOK to be released. A little while back this wait was finally over and BABOK 3 was released (details here). If you […]

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Take the Rexer Analytics Data Miner Survey!

March 23, 2015

The 2015 Rexer Analytics Data Miner Survey has launched. This survey is a great asset for the analytic and data mining community. Like many who look forward to the results I would like to ensure that the survey reaches a large and diverse group of analytic professionals, students and academics. The survey is for all analytic […]

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Webinar: Identifying the Right Analytic Capabilities in the Era of Big Data

March 17, 2015

[ March 25, 2015; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] I am giving a webinar with FICO on March 25th at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on “Identifying the Right Analytic Capabilities in the Era of Big Data”
There is an increasingly broad portfolio of analytic capabilities available to enterprises today. These range from traditional Business Intelligence capabilities like reporting and ad-hoc query to modern visualization and data […]

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Webinar: Framing Analytic Requirements with Decision Modeling

March 4, 2015

[ April 2, 2015; 9:00 am to 10:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar on “Framing Analytic Requirements with Decision Modeling” April 2, 9am Pacific/Noon Eastern:
One of the most important steps in a predictive analytic effort is correctly framing the problem a way that creates a shared understanding of the business problem across business, IT and analytics teams. Established analytic approaches such as CRISP-DM stress the […]

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Using Decision Modeling to make Predictive Analytics more pervasive

February 24, 2015

Back in May of last year, Wayne Eckerson published “Making Predictive Analytics Pervasive“. It’s a great report with some really useful data but one of the key headline result is that implementation rates are not rising – in fact fewer organizations are reporting successful implementation of predictive analytics (from 21% to 18%). This despite the […]

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How to frame requirements for predictive analytic projects with decision modeling

February 10, 2015

One of my big focus areas right now is using decision requirements models to frame predictive analytic projects. We are working with a few insurance companies as well as a couple of manufacturing companies to apply decision requirements modeling in their analytic requirements process and I am excited by the potential. I recently wrote an article for […]

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Free Version of Decision Modeling Software DecisionsFirst Modeler Now Available

February 3, 2015

At Decision Management Solutions we have a long history of providing free resources to help drive the adoption of Decision Management, Decision Management technology and Decision Modeling. Today we continued this with our announcement of a free version of our decision modeling software, DecisionsFirst Modeler.
The free Basic Version delivers user-friendly, DMN standards-based graphical decision models for up […]

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Webinar: Decision Modeling for Decision Led Analytics

February 2, 2015

[ February 19, 2015; 9:00 am to 10:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar on Decision Modeling for Decision Led Analytics, February 19 at 9am Pacific.
Organizations today are turning to analytic capabilities to drive decision-making. But with the different types of decisions that need to be made, multiplied by the different types of BI and analytic capabilities available, it can be difficult for organizations […]

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New Column on Information Management

February 1, 2015

Information Management just published my latest column An Analytics Capability Landscape discussing our recent research on decision-led, role-centric, style-based selection of analytic capabilities.

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Analytics Capability Landscape: Style-based

January 29, 2015

As part of my recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, I introduced an approach to selecting analytic capability that is decision-led, role-centric and style-based. I go into the approach more in the research report but I wanted to highlight a few points in a series of blog posts. Finally style-based:
With a clear understanding of the decision […]

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Analytics Capability Landscape: Role-centric

January 28, 2015

As part of my recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, I introduced an approach to selecting analytic capability that is decision-led, role-centric and style-based. I go into the approach more in the research report but I wanted to highlight a few points in a series of blog posts. Next up role-centric:
Decision-making problems can be solved in […]

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Analytics Capability Landscape: Decision-led

January 27, 2015

As part of my recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, I introduced an approach to selecting analytic capability that is decision-led, role-centric and style-based. I go into the approach more in the research report but I wanted to highlight a few points in a series of blog posts. First decision-led:
Given the focus we saw earlier […]

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Conference Presentation: A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements

January 26, 2015

[ April 20, 2015 to April 22, 2015. ] I am speaking at PASS Business Analytics 2015, April 20-22 in Santa Clara CA,on A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements
Most organizations lack an approach that lets them specify their requirements for BI or for analytics more broadly. Their ability to find opportunities for, and successfully use, more advanced analytics is limited. In this session, […]

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First thoughts on the OpenText/Actuate acquisition

January 22, 2015

Last week OpenText acquired Actuate and their CEO, Mark Barrenechea, blogged about the acquisition. As Mark says “analytics are a hot technology” so mergers and acquisitions in the analytic space are to be expected. With OpenText‘s focus on Enterprise Information Management and its strong content management capabilities, an analytics firm like Actuate makes good sense. OpenText already had content management, business process […]

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Analytics Capability Landscape: The importance of decisions

January 22, 2015

It’s clear when you analyze analytic capabilities that there are three main reasons people use analytics:

A need to report on some aspect of the organization
A need to monitor the organization’s behavior or performance
A need for the organization to make data-driven decisions

As part of my recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, we did an interesting […]

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New research on identifying the right analytic capabilities for success

January 20, 2015

I have recently completed some research on the increasingly broad portfolio of analytic capabilities available today. These capabilities range from traditional Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities like reporting and ad-hoc query to modern visualization and data discovery capabilities as well as data mining and advanced analytics. These capabilities are often presented as part of a maturity curve, where […]

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First Look: TIBCO Spotfire Recommendations

January 14, 2015

I got a quick update on TIBCO Spotfire recently having last been updated on TIBCO Spotfire 6.5. Since then TIBCO has acquired Jaspersoft and created their TIBCO Analytics group. In addition TIBCO has been taken private though no organizational or business strategy changes have resulted. The various analytic products continue to be fairly independent though […]

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#IBMInsight Powerful Analytics for Everyone

October 27, 2014

Pej Javaheri come on to talk about the use of analytics to “be essential”. Analytics, he said, has arrived across marketing, sales, finance, IT and more. The results from applying analytics are clear and powerful, with research showing very strong ROI. IBM, he says, is focused on putting analytics in the hands of everyone while making it easy […]

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Opening #IBMInsight Keynote: Seize This Moment: Envision Your Future

October 27, 2014

At IBM Insight 2014 this week to hear about IBM’s latest data and analytics offerings. Tomorrow I will be speaking myself on how event-centric decisions represent an inflection point in real-time decision making. For now though it’s going to be all IBM.
After some great rah-rah intro material from Jake Porway and Jeff Jonas, Bob Picciano came on […]

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