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I am speaking at the Global Big Data Conference in Santa Clara, CA in March and participating in the keynote panel on Solving Business problems using Predictive Analytics This looks like being a great panel - Prateek Joshi (Founder, Pluto AI) is moderating and I will be joined by Feyzi Bagirov (Professor, Faculty of Analytics, Harrisburg [...]

I am going to be at IBM InterConnect this week. I am speaking with Kaiser Permanente at 2pm on Monday - Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling at Kaiser Permanente - so come by and here me and Renee speak about our successes with decision modeling with DMN (Decision Model and Notation), business rules and IBM Operational [...]

The Call for Speakers is open for DecisionCAMP 2016 until April 1st. This year DecisionCAMP will be hosted by the International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) on July 7, 2016 at Stony Brook University, New York, USA. This event will aim to summarize the current state in Decision Management with a particular focus on the use of the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) [...]

This year DecisionCAMP will be hosted by the International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) on July 7, 2016 at Stony Brook University, New York, USA. This year's event will aim to summarize the current state in Decision Management with a particular focus on the use of the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard. As always it will show [...]

If you are interested in Decision Management or Decision Modeling with the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, check out these three training opportunities: Online Training: Introduction to Decision Management August 25-27, 10:00-11:30am Pacific This 3-part online live training class will prepare you to adopt Decision Management or expand existing business rules/analytic efforts into true [...]

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 [...]

I am giving a tutorial on Decision Modeling with DMN: Extending BPMN to Decisions, Business Rules and Analytics at this year's Building Business Capability conference in the afternoon of Sunday November 2. Decision Modeling has recently been added to the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge® Guide v3 while a new standard, the Decision Model and Notation [...]

I am on the advisory board of the Insurance Analytics Symposium, taking place in New Orleans this October 16 and 17. I spoke on Overcoming Barriers to Predictive Analytic Success – Before You Hit Them at last year's and I am looking forward to this year's also. If you have a story to tell about analytics in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

I was checking up on Predictive Analytics World and one is coming up in my neck of the woods next month - San Francisco April 14-19. This looks like being a great conference including sessions from my friends Anthony Goodbloom of Kaggle, Dean Abbott of Abbott Analytics and John Elder of Elder Research - both [...]

Gagan Saxena and I are speaking at this year's Building Business Capability conference October 28 - November 1 in Fort Lauderdale, FL  and I am giving a tutorial. My speech is on Beyond Business Agility: Becoming Analytic and Adaptive Organizations are increasingly focused on delivering more agile systems. The use of business rules as a foundation for [...]

I am speaking on "Driving Better Business Results with Decision Management Systems" on October 26th at 11:30am at IBM's Information on Demand event. Decision Management Systems are an exciting class of information systems. They help organizations manage risk, reduce fraud and maximize the value of every customer interaction. Decision Management Systems enhance existing business processes [...]

This is an update of an earlier post on Decision Technology Events for October 2011 There are a number of great events related to Decision Management themes and technology platforms this Fall.  Here's my list so far: Computerworld BI & Analytics Perspectives 2011, 18-20 September, Phoenix, AZ @BIAPCW I am giving the opening keynote "From Business [...]

I am giving the opening keynote at the Computerworld BI & Analytics Perspective Conference on September 19 2011. The data you have, the way you analyze it, and the way you act on this analysis drives better business outcomes. To make the most of your data you need to do more than just adopt predictive [...]

There are a number of great events related to Decision Management themes and technology platforms this October. Here's my list so far for October 2011 Teradata Partners Conference and Expo 2-6 October, San Diego, CA This is a great conference for anyone using or considering Teradata. I assume that this year there will be a [...]

I am giving a workshop on Decision Management: Practical Steps to Get More From Your Business Rules Investment Monday October 31, 1:30-4:30pm Eastern at the Building Business Capability 2011 conference in Florida. The business rules approach, and business rules management systems, work. Organizations adopting them show clear benefits and a positive return on investment. Practical [...]

The next Predictive Analytics World is going to be in San Francisco in March next year (March 14-15 at the Marriott Marquis). This is one of my favorite events and I will be giving a workshop and speaking. You can take advantage of the super early bird rate and save $200. This low rate is [...]

Mark Hornick of Oracle's Data Mining Technologies Group presented on the use of the Oracle Data Mining technology to drive recommendations at Oracle OpenWorld (OOW). The challenge in a show like Oracle OpenWorld is that there are thousands of sessions and attendees need help finding the sessions that will match their interests. Three groups were [...]