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Great event, nice little discount


There is a great conference coming up October 26-30 – not only are Neil and I Co-Chairs but readers of the blog can get a discount. We are presenting twice – A Pre-Conference Tutorial Succeeding as a Decision-Centric Organization and a Keynote Competing on Decisions. Because of this you can get a special $100 Conference Discount courtesy of Smart (enough) Systems LLC if you use code “GVDJT” when you register
See details below

“I have concluded that decision making and the techniques and technologies to support and automate it will be the next competitive battleground for organizations. Those who are using business rules, data mining, analytics and optimization today are the shock troops of this next wave of business innovation” Tom Davenport
Tom Davenport,
Author of Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning
Hear a special video keynote and roundtable discussion with Tom Davenport exclusively at this year’s Forum.

About the Business Rules Forum & 1st EDM Summit
Have a look at this year’s program. Find out what the excitement is all about!

Conference Schedule

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Here are the details of our Pre-Conference Tutorial …
Succeeding as a Decision-Centric Organization
When: Sunday, October 26, 2008
The principles of Enterprise Decision Management, its application to critical business processes and decisions and the appropriate use of available technology.

  • How to identify and prioritize the operational decisions that drive your organization’s success
  • How to use business rules as a foundation to automate these decisions for maximum agility
  • How to improve these decisions using data mining and predictive analytics
  • How to ensure continuous improvement and competitive advantage using adaptive control

And our Keynote …
Competing on Decisions
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Topic: Neil Raden and James Taylor introduce a new competitive concept – Competing on Decisions. Thanks are due to Tom Davenport for raising the awareness of the need for analytics in his book, “Competing on Analytics.” Seeking out the increasingly small margins required by competitive business pressures has brought analytics into vogue, typically requiring vast amounts of digestible data .Getting their arms around this deluge of new and existing information, organizations realize that they can gain analytic insights customers, products, channels, partners and much more. But some companies are already finding that analytics is only a part of the process – the intelligent application of the findings of these new insights can only pay off if the decisions that are made are correct. By becoming decision-centric, by using business rules to control those decisions and by leveraging their data to make the best decisions companies are increasingly competing on decisions.

  • What is a decision in a business context?
  • Why decisions matter
  • Why decisions are different
  • How business rules control decisions

Other Keynotes at this Year’s Events include Tom Davenport, author of the bestselling book Competing on Analytics and Professor at Babson College, will deliver an exclusive video keynote on “Decision Making, Decision Management and Technology.” and Ron Ross, author of numerous definitive books on business rules, will deliver the opening keynote “From Here to Agility”.

Besides these great keynotes, this year’s program is truly outstanding with 60+ rich, in-depth sessions to help you bring real agility to your organization.

The 2008 Program Schedule offers world-class sessions on business rules, enterprise decisioning and related technologies. Check out the schedule, speakers and abstracts!

To Register and Receive Your Discount

When you register, be sure to include the promotional code – GVDJT – getting you $100 off registration.


See you there…