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Larry Rosenberger, FICO Research fellow, ex-FICO CEO and generally fascinating analytic thinker was up next to discuss analytics and the internet of things. For all the “speculative” in the title, Larry things the whole area of the internet of things is becoming more real and less speculative. Larry began by defining the internet of things. [...]

I recently spent some time with the Bosch Software Innovations team (makers of Visual Rules, recently reviewed on the blog) and one of the topics of discussion was the Internet of Things – an area of research of great interest to Bosch as a whole. As Wikipedia puts it this refers to “uniquely identifiable objects (things) [...]

IBM identified three big trends in predictive analytics that will drive some of its development efforts around predictive analytics: New Data New data types such as images and video as well as new sources like RFID and mobile devices must be accounted for and become part of how predictive analytics are built. Access to this [...]

Jim Sinur introduced the session by describing how Gartner saw BPM being used to turn a cost reduction axe into a cost reduction scalpel during the recent recession – cutting more precisely. The current economic climate he says is “nirvana” for BPM and BPM is not perceived as a luxury but a necessity. The session’s [...]

Optimization is one of the core technologies for Decision Management and an increasingly important one as the technology grows to handle more operational problems. Dynadec is one of the new players in this space and has what it regards as a game-changing optimization platform (Comet). Their intent is not simply to provide a new optimization [...]

Well here we are at another IMPACT. The event has 5,000+ attendees. Keynotes begin with some humor from Billy Crystal. Steve Mills got the serious section kicked of by reminding us that technology is so pervasive it is easy to forget what we rely on it for. Billions of transistors, billions of people connected to [...]

DIALOG Keynotes – ILOG and IBM

Pierre Haren started up the keynotes with some personal comments about the excitement of being part of IBM, seeing more customers at DIALOG and hearing stories from customers about what they are doing with ILOG products. He is clearly enthused by the opportunity to reach more companies by being part of IBM than they ever [...]

Getting started at DIALOG I got to spend some time with Tom Rosamilia GM of WebSphere, Sandy Carter and Pierre Haren, CEO of ILOG discussing the ILOG acquisition by IBM. Tom went first by pointing out that the acquisition seemed like a good idea when it was announced and since then the Smarter Planet initiatives [...]

The future of Data Warehouses

An article caught my eye in the Teradata Magazine this month – Steve Brobst, CTO of Teradata, outlined 4 areas he thinks will drive data warehousing: Sensor Technology Pervasive BI In Database AnalyticsNon-Traditional Data Types I don’t disagree with Steve…