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Two Great Decision Management Conferences this year


I am involved in two great decision management conferences this year and I wanted to quickly post about them to encourage you to attend – apologies to readers of my other blogs who may see this information more than once.
First up is InterACT, Fair Isaac’s show on decision management and analytics, April 27-30. I will be blogging this event live. Even if you aren’t a Fair Isaac client you should check out this show. It’s at the Palace Hotel in lovely San Francisco and is an opportunity to hear Ian Ayres, author of Super Crunchers and attend one of the best analytic symposiums to hear about some leading edge analytic techniques and approaches. There are lots of sessions for Financial Services companies on how to cope with the current banking crisis – sessions on managing highly indebted consumers, risk management, helping the unbanked, the mortgage crisis, better collections strategy and for Insurance companies who can find a whole track on claims, underwriting, customer service and marketing in the new world of insurance.

John Rymer of Forrester, one of my favorite analysts, is speaking on dynamic business applications, a really interesting area and there are a number of sessions on detecting, managing and controlling fraud from internal and external threats. The growing array of regulations – Basel II and others – are covered so you can grow through your response to regulation not collapse under its weight and scoring, of course, will get a thorough working over so you won’t be confused about the benefits and limitations of scoring.

I will be there blogging and I want to meet you so I am offering a discount for readers – just enter the discount code SFJT when you register and get the unlimited registration for just $1,345. This is a great deal! You can register here and get more information on the event here. I highly recommend the show and I hope to see you there.

EDM SummittThe second show is the all-new Enterprise Decision Management (EDM) Summit of which I am a co-chair (with my business partner and co-author, Neil Raden). This show is running October 26-30 alongside the established Business Rules Forum and will be show casing case studies on using decision management for competitive advantage, how to compete with analytic decision-making, how decision services enhance SOA and much more. Registration is not open yet but you can put yourself on the mailing list here. This is the first large-scale conference with a decision management theme and we are assembling a great set of tutorials (SOA, agile, business rules, data mining, decision management and optimization among others) and speakers. Look for me to blog more about this in the coming months but get on that mailing list now.