THE FOLLOWING SESSION IS FROM THE
Building Business Capability

Wednesday | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Track
Room: Beech



Vendor Labs

Decision Management Maturity – Business Control, Predictive Refinement and Decision Simulation

SPEAKER(s):

Speaker Photo: Tom Travis

Tom Travis

Sr. Sales Engineer, FICO

Mike Dixon

Pre Sales Systems Engineering-Lead Consultant (ICN), Solutions Management, FICO

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION: Business & IT

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT: Some

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    Adding intelligent decision services to your business processes – Learn how global leaders in banking, insurance, retail and healthcare are using business rules and predictive analytics to create decision services that streamline their business processes while dramatically improving their business results.  Our presenters will share real case examples of best practices in authoring, editing, and maintaining decision rules using FICO™ Blaze Advisor.  We’ll walk you through a current rules-based application, including importing predictive models, making changes to rules, performing validation tests, and deploying new rules.  We’ll also demonstrate Blaze Advisor’s Decision Simulator Module, which uses historical data to analyze the potential impact of rules prior to moving them into production.  This session is recommended for all users (business and technical).


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    Tom Travis has been working with business rules engines for 13 years, and has been involved with the Business Rules Forum derbies and labs for the past 8 years.  He has worked with rules from many angles, including support, presales, consulting, marketing, and training.  He has been working with the FICO™ Blaze Advisor Business Rule Management System since its inception, and has seen an amazing array of uses of rules, from scheduling commercials during sports events, running power plants, managing jewelry sales kiosks, catching tax cheats, to writing a sequel to The Valley of the Dolls!

    In his copious spare time, Tom does stats for the Stanford Women’s Volleyball team, is Assistant Packmaster for his older son’s pack, and invents board games.


    Mike Dixon has been with FICO for 7 years.  In his role as a Pre-Sales Lead Consultant, Mike has traveled the world showing customers how Blaze Advisor can address their business problems.  His specialty is Legacy Modernizations and deployments to large mainframe environments.  Mike has worked with rules applications for Medicaid/Medicare and other healthcare claims, insurance underwriting, eligibility systems, customer loyalty programs, and many more.  Affectionately known within FICO as “Captain COBOL”, Mike has used his experience in simultaneous, cross-platform rules deployment to COBOL and JAVA or .NET to help clients in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Portugal, the UK and other European countries.


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