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A White Paper on Customer Decision Engines

Ian pointed me to this white paper today - The Customer Decision Engine (free registration required). Unica published this about a year ago but I just saw it today. It's an interesting paper and prompted me to blog about this...

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Data Mining Survey

I got an email from Karl Rexer over at Rexer Analytics over the weekend. Karl is doing a survey on the analytic behaviors, needs and preferences of data mining professionals. If you are interested in taking the survey, go to...

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Tom Davenport and the business analytics concours

Some colleagues recently attended The Business Analytics Concours Research Summit at the Babson Executive Conference Center - Wellesley, MA. I bring this up both because I think it is an interesting program and because Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris were...

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Shameless Commerce - Come to InterACT!

Fair Isaac's big event - InterACT - is just three weeks away. InterACT has more than 100 sessions on analytics, collections, customer centricity, fraud, collections & recovery and more. There are sessions targeting financial services, insurance, retail, telecom and healthcare....

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Decisions Podcast #17, InterACT San Francisco Preview: Brad Jolson, Fair Isaac, "Predicting Bankruptcy using Transaction Analytics"

(Posted by the Guest Blogger, and Host of the "Decisions" Podcast, Ian Turvill.) InterACT, the Smarter Decisions Conference, is coming! One of the most promising areas in analytics involves using transaction-level data to improve decisions. Transaction analytics are already a...

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Personalization (again)

Over the last couple of days I have been pointed towards a couple of items that made me think some more about personalization and the fit of enterprise decision management, EDM, with the kind of targeting and focusing that personalization...

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Decisions Podcast #16, InterACT San Francisco Preview: Susie Upton, WestPac Banking Corporation, "The Impact of Customer-Level Scoring Throughout the Lifecycle"

(Posted by the Guest Blogger, and Don LaFontaine Devotee, Ian Turvill.) InterACT, the Smarter Decisions Conference, is coming! One of the areas many financial services companies are exploring is customer-level management. There are a host of benefits to be gained...

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Competing on Analytics - Book Review

DM Review just published a shorter version of my book review for Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Tom Davenport. You can read the original review here, buy the book here and comment about the review here!...

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More on Model-Driven Development

Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester published The State of Model-Driven Development recently. This is a well-written paper and does a nice job covering Model Driven Development of which it says "Forrester expects model-driven development (MDD) to play a key role...

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Decisions Podcast #15, InterACT Lisbon Preview: Rajiv Sabharwal, ICICI Bank, "Road to Best"

(Posted by the Guest Blogger, and aspiring Voice of God, Ian Turvill.) InterACT, the Smarter Decisions Conference, is coming! InterACT is a global conference, and one of the most exciting aspects is hearing case studies from companies around the world....

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Setting your sights on an analytic future

I got a comment posted on my blog from Phil and it seemed to me that the question – what can and should someone who is not a math specialist do to make themselves more able to take advantage of...

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Continuous Optimization

In a piece of curious timing, I saw this new report by Jim Sinur and Bill Gassman of Gartner - "Continuous Optimization: A Primer". It's curious timing as I just finished a series on adaptive control. This is an interesting...

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Adaptive Control: Decision Analysis

Continuing (and completing) the series on Adaptive Control: Why do you need Adaptive Control? What's a basic technology approach for Adaptive Control? What is Champion/Challenger? What is Experimental Design? How do I do Decision Analysis? - This Post Decision analysis...

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Adaptive Control - Experimental Design

Continuing the series on Adaptive Control: Why do you need Adaptive Control? What's a basic technology approach for Adaptive Control? What is Champion/Challenger? What is Experimental Design? - This Post How do I do Decision Analysis? Experimental Design is a...

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Adaptive Control: Technology Architecture

Continuing the series on Adaptive Control: Why do you need Adaptive Control? What's a basic technology approach for Adaptive Control? - This Post What is Champion/Challenger? What is Experimental Design? How do I do Decision Analysis? To support adaptive control,...

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Adaptive Control: Champion/Challenger

Continuing the series on Adaptive Control: Why do you need Adaptive Control? What's a basic technology approach for Adaptive Control? What is Champion/Challenger? - This Post What is Experimental Design? How do I do Decision Analysis? Champion/Challenger is an important...

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Why do you need Adaptive Control?

Why do you need Adaptive Control? - This Post What's a basic technology approach for Adaptive Control? What is Champion/Challenger? What is Experimental Design? How do I do Decision Analysis? The first issue to consider with Adaptive Control is why...

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Adaptive Control

I realized the other day that, although I often talk about "Adaptive Control", I have not written much about it. As it is a key concept for enterprise decision management (EDM) I decided to write some more about it. Today...

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InterACT: "The Smarter Decisions Conference" - Special Discount Code for Insurers

(Posted by Guest Blogger, and InterACT Booster, Ian Turvill.) InterACT, the Smarter Decisions Conference, will be taking place next month at the wonderful Palace Hotel, in San Francisco. If you work at an insurer (and only at an insurer), you...

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Using EDM to deliver Relationship-Based Pricing

Mary Pilecki at Forrester just published Turning Pricing Optimization Into Relationship-Based Pricing (subscription required) about using pricing optimization as part of a financial services institution's relationship strategy. The summary of the document says: Consumers are beginning to look at their...

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Are business rules a bridge or a ferry?

James Governer had a great post today - On Agile, IT-Business Alignment, Martin Fowler and The Yawning Crevasse of Doom talking about a presentation by Martin Fowler and Dan North. There were some wonderful comments in it: The biggest problem...

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Why business rules? A curious reader asks..

I got a comment yesterday from Alexander asking some pithy and pertinent questions about business rules. Here then are my answers (somewhat delayed due to a machine crash wiping out the first version of the post). Personally, I have nevery...

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Book Review: Real-Life MDA

I recently read Michael Guttman and John Parodi's book "Real-Life MDA". The book talks about MDA (Model Driven Architecture) not from a theoretical point of view but using 7 case studies where MDA was used successfully. I liked the idea...

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MDA and Business Rules

I was writing a book review on "Real-Life MDA" and I realized that many of my comments about the book were really about MDA or Model Driven Architecture in general. With this in mind I thought I would dump a...

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Business Rules, Business Decisions, Intelligent Processes, Enterprise Decision Management

Two analyst reports and an article came together today to reinforce both the core concepts of enterprise decision management - EDM - and its timeliness. First there was When Rules Go Inside Out With BPM (subscription required) by Jim Sinur...

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A growing EDM community

As the first quarter just ended I thought I would update everyone with some stats about the EDM community here on the blog. I posted a couple of graphs to show how it's going. The top one is from Google...

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Is Operational BI an oxymoron?

Amit Chembukar and Prasanna Keny of Tata Consulting wrote Trends in Operational BI in BI Review. It's a nice article and they make some good points about the characteristics of the kinds of systems they discuss: Operational - delivering decisions...

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