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James Taylor - Decision Management Solutions. San Francisco Bay Area, CA, US

James Taylor

CEO and Principal Consultant | Decision Management Solutions

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, UNITED STATES

Leading authority on Decision Management and the effective use of business rules and predictive analytics





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A leading expert in decision management and in the development of Decision Management Systems. Experienced working with business rules, predictive analytics and other decisioning technologies to improve operational systems. Published author - Decision Management Systems (IBM Press), Smart (Enough) Systems (Prentice Hall) - strategy consultant, writer and speaker.

Industry Expertise (3)

IT Services/Consulting

Information Technology and Services

Computer Software

Areas of Expertise (3)

Decision Management

Business Rules

Predictive Analytics

Accomplishments (1)

IBM Champion (professional)

Selected as an IBM Websphere Champion for 2012 based on my work with business rules and decision management.

Education (3)

City University (GB): MS, Business Systems Analysis and Design 1990

The University of Reading: BS, Geological Geophysics and Mathematics 1986

San Jose State University: Certificate, Executive Business Program - "Mini MBA" 2004

Affiliations (2)

  • Chair of the Decision Management Summit
  • Faculty Member International Institute for Analytics

Testimonials (2)

Karla Bousquet, Director, Client Executive Marketing | IBM CIO Leadership Exchange

James Taylor did a remarkable job as a speaker and moderator at our CIO Leadership Exchange in Barcelona. His expertise in the field of Business Analytics and Optimization was reflected in his concise remarks and the way he expertly facilitated the discussion with other leaders in the field. He is a joy to work with and I highly endorse him for both his intellect and professional, personable style.

Chuck Eberl, VP Marketing | Silverlink

We launched a live event in 6 cities to attract key health plan executives. The purpose of the event was to share with them how other industries have applied decision sciences to communications and how this approach could dramatically improve their communications program results, savings $100s of millions. It was a no brainer for us to leverage James and his insights for this seminar series. His knowledge and credibility served as a baseline to cement the concepts. Hundreds of executives attended, resulting in millions of dollars in sales opportunities.

Event Appearances (10)

Decision Management Trends



The Intelligent Enterprise:From BI to Predictive Analytics with Decision Management

Predictive Analytics and Business Insights 2012  San Francisco, CA


Predictive Analytics in the Cloud

FICO World  New York, NY


Driving Better Business Results with Decision Management Systems

IBM Information on Demand  Las Vegas, NV


Transforming your business with analytics

SAS Forum Netherlands  Amsterdam, The Netherlands


From Business Intelligence to Predictive Analytics

Computerworld BI & Analytics Perspective Conference  Phoenix, AZ


Begin with the Decision in Mind

Business Rules Forum  Fort Lauderdale, FL


From Business Intelligence to Decision Management

IM 2011 - from information to decisions   Copenhagen, Denmark


Driving Enterprise Decisions with Business Analytics

Predictive Analytics World  New York, NY


The Decisions at the heart of your process

Gartner BPM Summit  Baltimore, MD


Sample Talks (1)

From Business Intelligence to Predictive Analytics

The data you have, the way you analyze it, and the way you act on this analysis drives better business outcomes. To make the most of your data you need to do more than just adopt predictive analytics - you need to deeply embed predictive analytics in your day to day operational systems. Companies that use predictive analytics to get more value from their data are outperforming their competitors. See how to build on your investments in BI and achieve success with predictive analytics.



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


2500 to 10000