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First Look – GDS Link Update

I got an update on GDS Link recently, having last written about them in 2010 (see this First Look on GDS Link). Since 2006 they have been helping banks and other credit issuers to build custom, tailored, customer-centric risk applications. DataView 360, the core product, was designed to address what they regard as the key [...]

Thanks to @susanliza1 I saw a tweet from @ArthurAranda of Hudson City Savings in which he said The business of a mortgage broker is knowing numerous & complex lending rules, regulations, procedures, & policies. It is not for everyone. Given what I do – helping companies build decision management systems – this is interesting to [...]

I got a chance to catch up with Opera Solutions recently. A company that aims to improve “machine intelligence” and couple it with human insight to help companies with sustained profit growth, Opera has 400 staff worldwide with over 125 analytic scientists. This makes it a very large analytic solutions provider in a market dominated [...]

I got an update on Modellica’s Decision Engine recently. I was referred to Modellica by the folks at GDS Link who use the Modellica rules capability in their DataView 360 product. Modellica is a European rules and decision management solution with 20 or so projects for 10 clients (one in the US, the rest in [...]

Some analytic opportunities

An old friend introduced me to Rex Huston <rhuston@maisearch.com> before the break. Rex is looking for analytics folks for a number of open position. He is seeking highly-skilled and motivated professionals who can effectively assess the strengths and weaknesses of complex, statistically-based models used by top-tier financial services clients for credit risk management, market risk [...]

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 [...]

I got a briefing from ID Analytics recently – mostly to catch up on their new service for consumers My ID Score (https://myidscore.com). ID Analytics has historically been focused on B2B services – helping companies identify applications that are potentially fraudulent. They have an ID Network that collects information from 6 of the top 10 [...]

ILOG is running a webinar titled “How to Leverage Scorecards for Accurate Risk Management” on Wednesday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Anthony Garritano, editor of Mortgage Technology magazine, me (James) and Janet Wall from ILOG will share presentation duties and give you a quick look at the mortgage industry, how [...]

Ted Iacobuzio of TowerGroup gave the closing keynote, expanding on the survey results Fair Isaac announced today. More than 100 of the InterACT attendees took the survey – clearly this is top of mind. Some highlights: Lenders appreciate the need for integrated customer information and multi-product decisioning Lenders are not all at the same speed [...]