ABOUT THIS SESSION:
Using decision models to specify the business rules for business automation and business analysis is a common practice – witness the comprehensive availability of metaphors like decision tables in Business Rule Management Systems, for example. What has long been missing has been (a) recognition of the importance of (a.o. tabular) decision models in business models, and (b) a standard notation for the common models. The former is now the subject of increasing industry analyst awareness, whereas the latter is particularly concerning compared to the success of BPMN for the BPM community. The OMG Decision Model and Notation standard is a cross-industry initiative (including IBM, Oracle, FICO, Corticon and others) to address this gap and thence encourage decision modelling as a major part of business analysis.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):
Paul Vincent is a long time practitioner of the business rules approach, including R&D into real-time expert systems, working for a decision management company, and now at middleware and event processing specialist TIBCO Software. He has also been involved in W3C RIF and OMG PRR rule standards, and currently event-related and decision model standards.
Paul Vincent is a veteran of the rules industry, having started on Intelligent Systems for Monte Carlo simulation models before moving to C and Java-based business rules engines and BRMS tools, and more recently CEP and the business real-time rule engine TIBCO BusinessEvents. At TIBCO he also works on Monitoring Systems including one of the most widely deployed rules engines in systems today, TIBCO Hawk. Industry groups he supports include the Event Processing Technical Society Reference Architecture Group and the OMG standards body for the Decision Model and Notation.
To develop methodology and tools for defining business systems with rules and ontologies, based on open standards (especially SBVR, PRR, RIF and OWL) and transformable to solutions in available technology.
To demonstrate that the approach works by applying it to real industry situations provided by industry partners Audi and ArcelorMittal
To provide a user-driven approach, and ensure that business intent is preserved through to the delivered solutions.