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James Taylor

I will use this blog to discuss business challenges and how technologies like analytics, optimization and business rules can meet those challenges.

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James is the CEO of Decision Management Solutions and works with clients to automate and improve the decisions underpinning their business. James is the leading expert in decision management and a passionate advocate of decisioning technologies business rules, predictive analytics and data mining. James helps companies develop smarter and more agile processes and systems and has more than 20 years of experience developing software and solutions for clients. He has led decision management efforts for leading companies in insurance, banking, health management and telecommunications. James is a regular keynote speaker and trainer and he wrote Smart (Enough) Systems (Prentice Hall, 2007) with Neil Raden. James is a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics.

My friends at Zementis have just launched support for executing predictive analytic models in Excel - check out Predictive Analytics at your fingertips: Scoring data in Microsoft Office Excel. While not, exactly, a high-volume transaction environment, Excel is an interesting place for executing predictive models and I like the way the folks at Zementis have done it. The integration of their standard deployment engine means that IT departments have some options - cloud or on premise - for running the scoring engine while still pushing predictive analytics into Excel. I am increasingly convinced that delivering the same rules and analytics to decision support, through Excel say, as are used in automated decisioning systems is important. Most decisioning systems don't handle 100% of transactions so people will be handling the exceptions and it will be useful to them to have access to the same decisioning infrastructure.

Posted December 9, 2009 12:14 PM
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