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Besides working on Real World Decision Modeling with DMN  I recently contributed a piece on the use of decision modeling for framing predictive analytics to The Big Analytics Book, a book being produced by the folks at AnalyticsWeek. AnalyticsWeek rounded up 60+ thought leaders in analytics, including yours truly, and got us all to write a [...]

I have just finished updating Enterprise Scale Analytics with R with new data from the Rexer Analytics Survey for 2015. As R has become more popular, the role of analytics has become increasingly important to organizations of every size. Increasingly, the focus is on enterprise-scale analytics—using advanced, predictive analytics to improve every decision across the [...]

I will kick off Predictive Analytics and Big Data 2016 in San Francisco with the opening keynote on Monday March 14 at 8:30am. Predictive Analytics and Big Data are more than just buzzwords – they are defining modern business in ways unimaginable even a decade ago. Organizations can now tap into vast oceans of internal and external data to gain insights, [...]

We are running our regularly scheduled, and highly reviewed, Decision Modeling with DMN training again March 1-3, 9:30am-11:30am Pacific each time. Decision modeling with the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard is fast becoming the definitive approach for building more effective processes and for specifying requirements for business rules and predictive analytic projects. With decision modeling, [...]

I recently wrote a new white paper on how System Integrators (and perhaps internal consultants) can Sell Business Rules: System Integrators (SIs) often deal with complex logic and decision-making in mission critical systems that directly impact their client’s business. One way to ease managing the logic is through technology – like a business rules management [...]

As part of the Building Business Capability conference I have gave a workshop on Business Analysis and Architecture with Decision Modeling. It’s hard to blog my own sessions but here are the takeaways: Focus on decisions Transactional, operational decisions Decisions that control your processes Manual or automated, rules-based or analytical Model Decisions Decision Requirements Models clarify [...]

Mark Clare, the Global Head of Data/Information Management and CDO at HSBC, came up next to be interviewed by Jill Dyche of SAS. Mark has been a CDO previously and took his latest role in large part because it is a business role focused on driving data into the operations of several division. He and [...]

Jack Philips kicked off this year’s International Institute for Analytics Chief Analytics Officer Summit emphasizing the power and pervasiveness of analytics. Analytics, he says, is a classic disruptive innovation with most companies seeing a slow start and then a sudden inflexion point to rapid adoption and growth. Now the challenge is how to scale analytics, [...]

Final session today focused on systems and architecture for Big Data Analytics. It began by talking about the friction between business and IT and how this is increasing, especially around information and analytics where business users want to be able to work with data without worrying about IT. This creates challenges for IT specifically: The [...]

I am giving a webinar on How to Succeed with Advanced Analytics at Scale on October 15 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern Leading organizations today are looking to scale their advanced analytics capabilities, especially data mining and predictive analytics, to improve business performance, reduce fraud and improve customer responsiveness. However traditional analytic project approaches are hard [...]

I am giving a webinar on Decision Modeling for Predictive Analytics Projects at 11am Eastern on September 29, 2015 for the International Institute for Analytics The effective use of predictive analytics is becoming more important as projects move “out of the lab”. Organizations need to frame problems to create proper requirements for predictive analytics projects, engage people beyond the [...]

I am faculty member for the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) and recently completed a new research brief on Framing Requirements for Predictive Analytic Projects with Decision Modeling. The Research Brief is behind the paywall for IIA clients with an Enterprise Research Subscription. If you are interested in IIA membership and the research that IIA produces check out the site. IIA does a [...]

I am giving a webinar on Sell Business Rules to your Boss with Progress on July 14th at Noon ET: You know and understand the key issues you face on a day to day basis. But does your boss? Often times you are faced with developing a new business application requiring complex logic or lots of [...]

We have just released an updated version of Maximizing the Value of Business Rules Components of a BRMSDecision Management streamlines and focuses business rules projects for faster, more effective deployment. Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) deliver on the promise of costs savings, agility and happy customers. Yet for many organizations, these efforts remain point solutions. Decision [...]

Next up is Randy Lea with a discussion of Teradata’s UDA – Unified Data Architecture. The challenges of managing and analyzing data have not really changed in years – people still worry about complexity, volume and ease of analysis just like they always have. Competitive differentiation continues to require management  of data and delivery of [...]

I am giving a webinar on Advanced Analytics for the Business Professional 10am Pacific on May 28 Advanced Analytics is not just for data scientists anymore. Many businesses adopt their analytics by degree of complexity, limiting business professionals to reporting and dashboard views of their business. But recent research has found that with modern tools [...]

I am giving live Online training on Decision Modeling with DMN, May 12 – 14, 2015 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT each day Decision modeling with the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard is fast becoming the definitive approach for building more effective processes and for specifying requirements for business rules and predictive analytic projects. With [...]

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 [...]

As you may know, Tom Debevoise and I recently published The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling. The Business Process Model and Notation, BPMN 2.0, has established itself as the dominant standard for process modeling since its release in 2011. The publication [...]

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 [...]