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You may have noticed articles about a chatbot recently that got a little out of line – an airline’s chatbot misstated the rules for a fare class (see The Guardian‘s article or The Washington Post‘s). The airline has, of course, been held accountable for its chatbot – just as it would have been for an [...]

Eric Siegel, author of Predictive Analytics and the Chair of Machine Learning Week, had a great article on Harvard Business Review recently – The AI Hype Cycle Is Distracting Companies. You should read it, as he makes a lot of great points about AI hype and its dangers. One comment, in particular, stood out for [...]

I got a chance to listen to Mike Gualtieri of Forrester talk about his recent Wave report on AI Decisioning Platforms. This focuses in on a core set of vendors and compares them in detail as a follow-up to his earlier AI Decisioning Landscape report (which included Decision Management Solutions with our DecisionsFirst Modeler product). [...]

In March 2023, three U.S. banks failed. This triggered a sharp decline in global bank stock prices and swift response by regulators to prevent potential global contagion. Banks across the US scrambled to respond to the crisis. Join me on May 24th for a discussion on how you can protect your business and be prepared [...]

Our friends at IBM are running ran a webinar on May 9 that is a great opportunity to see decision automation in action: As expectation grows for faster and more personalized digital experiences, business decisions are increasingly important – and often more complex. Intelligent decisions that fuse predictions and policies can deliver more effective decisions [...]

Our CTO Ryan Trollip is presenting with Scott Horwitz from FICO in a great webinar coming up on April 20th: Insurance claims management is a complex business. Customers want their claims processed and approved quickly. Insurance providers need to manage risk, improve scalability, retain institutional knowledge when staff changes, reduce overhead costs of management, and [...]

I got my hands of a copy of Krishna Pera’s new book, Big Data for Big Decisions recently. I met Krishna several years ago when he published some articles on being decision-driven not data-driven and on why it’s essential to prioritize decisions for your analytic efforts. He’d found some of my articles on being decision-centric [...]

We do a lot of work in insurance and we seem many companies spend heavily automating their claims process. Their intent is to improve their loss ratio – both by reducing losses due to fraud or bad claims and by reducing processing costs. But it often doesn’t make much difference because they are focused on [...]

An old friend, Guilhem Molines, has been working with some colleagues on a new book – Intelligent Automation with IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation – and I got a chance to read it recently. The book covers all the components of IBM’s Cloud Pak for Business Automation. Decision Management Solutions is an IBM Business [...]

The folks at CNET posted “Please Get Me a Live Human: Automated Phone Menus Are the Absolute Worst” – just the latest article I have seen on this topic. They make some good points (standard way to get a human, stop talking about changed menu options, don’t suggest the website, call backs etc) but they [...]

I recently bought a Specialized e-bike and it’s great. Every time I ride it I like it more. However, every time I get an email from Specialized, I get more irritated and less likely to recommend them to someone. Why? Well, let’s consider this week’s email newsletter. It’s clearly aimed only at e-bike riders and [...]

Over the years, Decision Management Solutions has helped many leading insurance businesses modernize. We’ve helped them radically improve their claims handling, driving high rates of straight through processing with less fraud and less waste. We’ve helped them improve their top line sales numbers with automated cross-sell/up-sell, Next Best Offer or Next Best Action systems. We’ve worked with [...]

I am super-excited to announce that an article I have been working on with Michael Ross has just been published on Harvard Business Review – Managing AI Decision-Making Tools The nature of micro-decisions requires some level of automation, particularly for real-time and higher-volume decisions. Automation is enabled by algorithms (the rules, predictions, constraints, and logic [...]

First Look: Zoot 2021 Update

It’s been a while since I did a product review on the blog, but I recently caught up with the team at Zoot and thought a blog post was in order. Zoot, for those of you who don’t know them, deliver capabilities and services for automated decisioning across the customer credit lifecycle. They’ve been at [...]

POSITION FILLED Decision Management Solutions is growing and looking for a Delivery Manager for its projects. The Delivery Manager will be an experienced hybrid agile project manager and will be responsible for managing several concurrent, discipline based, high visibility projects using agile, and fixed milestone methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple internal [...]

Working with companies that are investing in becoming analytic enterprises, we have determined that there are three critical success factors. Whether you are focused on business analytics, data mining, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or all of the above, these factors will be critical. Check out these videos that talk about them: Analytic Enterprises [...]

Gartner recently published a piece “Top 10 Trends in Data and Analytics, 2020” that you can currently get from our friends at ThoughtSpot (registration required). It’s an interesting report you should definitely check out. My favorite section was the one on Decision Intelligence, within which they include the kind of digital decisioning or decision management [...]

The COVID-19 Coronavirus has upended the world economy – and your business. While the impacts to date have been dramatic, we have to face the fact that this is the beginning of a new normal – a world in which this virus circulates. This will have short- and medium-term consequences for your business regardless of [...]

Some of our old friends at Gartner have just published some great research on Decision Management. Specifically they have extended their work on Decision Management Suites (blogged about here) and focused on How to Choose Your Best-Fit Decision Management Suite Vendor [Gartner subscription or modest fee]. As they say in the intro: Decision management suites [...]

Balancing multiple profit drivers is essential in many high volume, transactional decisions targeted with Decision Management. Being able to execute decisions, monitor their effectiveness, learn what works, and systematically improve your decision-making results in significant business benefit. Mathematical optimization let’s you go even further. We recently published a new white paper – The Customer Journey [...]