| 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Managing Decisions Track
Decisions Have 3 B's
CEO, Decision Management Solutions
MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION:
Business & IT
FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT:
ABOUT THIS SESSION:
Business Process, Business Rules, Business Intelligence. Three “B”s that drive IT investment. Often considered separate domains, separate sets of technologies, each B has its own center of excellence, its own methodology, its own experts. But this Balkanization pushes apart technologies that can and should be used together.
This presentation takes the value propositions for these three technologies and shows how using them separately results in over-complex processes that meander through fields of rules and over oceans of data. Making the transition from IT line items to business transformation requires an organizing principle and a business-centric perspective - a focus on business decisions: business decisions play a crucial role in business processes, driving straight through processing and simplifying workflow; business decisions focus and organize business rules, effectively applying them to concrete business problems; and understanding the business decisions being made ensures the right business intelligence is collected and analyzed. Decision Management, the discovery, automation and continuous improvement of decisions ties these technologies and approaches together into a coherent framework.
The separate lives of business processes, business rules and business intelligence
The power of integration – simpler, smarter and more agile businesses
The future is analytical – and decisions are the gateway
ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):
James Taylor is the CEO of Decision Management Solutions and is a leading decision modeling expert. James is a contributor to the v3 of the IIBA BABOK® Guide on decision modeling and is a member of the submission team for the Decision Model Notation (DMN) standard. James is a frequent presenter and keynote at industry conferences as well as a highly rated instructor for University courses, webinars, workshops and training. James is the co-author of the new book “Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN” (Meghan-Kiffer Press, 2016) with Jan Purchase. He previously wrote “The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling” with Tom Debevoise (2014), “Decision Management Systems: A practical guide to using business rules and predictive analytics” (IBM Press, 2011), and “Smart (Enough) Systems: How to Deliver Competitive Advantage by Automating Hidden Decisions” (Prentice Hall, 2007) with Neil Raden. He has contributed chapters on Decision Management to multiple books as well as many articles to magazines and writes a regular blog at JT on EDM. James is also a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics.
James Taylor, CEO, Decision Management Solutions
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