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Decision management guru comes to SA

Learn how to turn historical data into usable predictions about the future
Decision management expert James Taylor, for the first time in South Africa, will challenge businesses to focus on decisions rather than data and on predicting the future rather than analysing the past.

Taylor will be the international keynote speaker at ITWeb's fifth annual Business Intelligence Summit, on from 23 to 25 February at The Forum, in Bryanston.

In his talk: Does Business Intelligence Matter? Taylor will show business managers and business intelligence (BI) professionals what they need to do in order to focus on decisions, operations and the future of their business.

Taylor, who is CEO of Decision Management Systems, is a foremost thinker and writer on enterprise decision management and published author of Smart (Enough) Systems.

“Organisations have more data than ever before and this data represents a critical competitive advantage if it can be put to work,” says Taylor.

BI must stop analysing the past and focus on the future. “Businesses cannot drive while looking in the rear view mirror, so BI professionals need to be learning how to turn their historical data into usable predictions about the future,” he adds.

His workshop on 25 February, The Decision-Centric Organisation, will focus on what organisations must understand to identify and classify decisions, and how to assess the potential for BI to support and improve those decisions. It will also examine organisational and technological risk issues and how to address them.

For more information about The Decision-Centric Organisation workshop, click here.

11 Feb 2010 11:56

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