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This year Predictive Analytics World is coming to Las Vegas June 3-7, 2018, for the largest Predictive Analytics World event ever. There’s a packed agenda and I am kicking off the Analytics operationalization and management track, which is full of great sessions focused on how to take analytics (and AI) and get real business value from [...]

Jim Sinur, VP of Research and Aragon Fellow at Aragon Research recently posted “Better Decisions with Decision Management” to his blog. Jim begins by describing Decision Management as “another discipline that will help consistently deliver better decisions”, especially when added to analytics and AI. It’s great to have Jim’s focus turn to a Decision Management [...]

Customers, IBM says, are moving to the cloud but they are transitioning through a hybrid solution. IBM is investing heavily in its cloud in terms of partnerships, technology, patents, volume, data centers etc. They announced two new partnerships this week – Cloudlfare and New Relic. The One Cloud architecture is particularly focused on AI and [...]

Building a data-driven culture, where evidence-based decisions support bottom-line business objectives and AI is embedded into workflows across your organization. Ensure data is secure and accessible, wherever it lives, and get insights from data and turn them into competitive advantage. Use the entire spectrum of data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning to lay a [...]

Ginni Rometty kicks off the main event with her opening keynote focusing on putting smart to work. Her premise is that everything could be changing now because business and technology architectures are changing at the same time – something that does not happen very often. The opportunity is for exponential change across all businesses thanks [...]

DecisionCAMP 2018 in in Europe – Luxembourg to be precise – September 17-19. This is a great event and well worth your time if you are interested in the nuts and bolts of decisioning technology, Decision Management or decision modeling. Last year’s event in London was great with a wide range of presentations and lots [...]

AI is a decision-making technology. A focus on decisions, not a separate AI initiative, delivers business value and a strong ROI. A recent HBS survey of executives adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides critical context for companies considering how best to invest in AI: Few companies have made much progress to date — most are experimenting. [...]

First Look: OneClick.ai

OneClick.ai is a company taking advantage of the fact that many AI problems use similar approaches to reduce the time and cost of individual AI projects. It was founded and received its initial funding in 2017, and launched the product last year. The company has a core team of 8 in the US and China [...]

I have written before on how a decisions-first approach is ideal for success with AI. After reading David Roe‘s article 11 Questions Organizations need to Ask Before Buying into AI I thought a few more comments were in order: If you focus on decisions first and on how you must/could/want to make the decision, you can [...]

I am giving a webinar on Boost Straight Through Processing in Your Claims System with Decision Automation at 10am Pacific on November 16. Register for this free webinar to see how you can automate decisions to handle more claims without manual intervention. Boost your Jet or Straight Through Processing rates to new heights to reduce costs, [...]

Last week, Silicon Valley research firm Aragon Research cited Decision Management Solutions as a visual and business-friendly extension to digital business platforms and named us a 2017 Hot Vendor in Digital Business Platforms. We’re delighted about this and feel pretty strongly that this validates our vision of a federated digital decisioning platform as an essential ingredient [...]

I recently worked with Tho Nguyen of Teradata on a white paper called Illuminate Dark Data for Deeper Insights While organizations of all sizes across all industries are keen on becoming data-driven, most focus on only a fraction of the many types of available data. Not accessing a fuller spectrum of data, including those from “dark [...]

Ginni Rometty kicked off day two of the IBM Interconnect conference, with a pitch that cloud is changing IT, business and indeed society. Cloud, and the IBM Cloud in particular, she says will allow a new generation of business and change the world. Cloud is already 17% of IBM’s business and clearly Ginni sees this [...]

First Look: Yseop

I recently caught up with Yseop (“Easy-op”), artificial intelligence software designed to write the way a human would do helping turn analytics and other information into natural language. Yseop was founded in 2008 by a technologist and an angel investor but the product is based on over 20 years of research. Yseop is headquartered in [...]

Michael Karasick from the Almaden lab came up next to discuss Big Data and its role in the IBM research agenda. Almaden’s mission is “science and data to extend human capability.” IBM invests heavily in 12 research labs around the world and focuses on pure research as well as R&D for products. Once a year [...]

First Look – Netuitive

Netuitive provides predictive analytics for IT. Based in Reston VA and founded in 2002 they have over 50large enterprise customers and 300 more through OEMs. Their solution is designed to prevent degradations and outages to critical applications and services by providing an intelligence layer on top of existing monitoring systems. Companies use the software for [...]

I got a chance to catch up with Opera Solutions recently. A company that aims to improve “machine intelligence” and couple it with human insight to help companies with sustained profit growth, Opera has 400 staff worldwide with over 125 analytic scientists. This makes it a very large analytic solutions provider in a market dominated [...]

It’s not AI but…

Albert Wenger had an interesting post today Human Vs. Machine 2 in which he discussed the fact that some of the old AI promises may be starting to come true. While I am not sure I 100% agree with his characterization of Netflix’s recommendation engine as AI, I do see what he means. The over [...]