Driving Decisions with Business Rules

 Recorded on September 15, 2011

Business rules management systems (BRMS) are a mature technology that has been available for many years. Capturing business policies, regulations and domain expertise so that they can drive system behavior is a compelling proposition. Systems that automate and manage decisions by executing the right business rules improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Until recently business rules technology has been applied to a fairly narrow range of high value application areas. But as the market changes, the opportunities to use business rules-driven decision management systems are growing.

This webcast, the exclusive first part in a two-part series which tackles the toughest pain points faced by decision-makers, features esteemed decision management expert James Taylor as he discusses the state of the business rules market and the potential for broader adoption of this powerful technology. Topics covered include:

  • What makes business rules a compelling technology
  • The characteristics of decision management systems
  • The new use cases for decision management systems
  • And the evolving characteristics of business rules technology


James Taylor
CEO, Decision Management Solutions
James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions, 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. He has led decision management efforts for companies in insurance, banking, health management and telecommunications. James is a regular keynote speaker, trainer and co-author with Neil Raden of Smart (Enough) Systems.

Mark Proctor
Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat
Mark Proctor is the Drools project founder and led and joined JBoss as an employee when the Drools project was federated into the JBoss stack. Having developed a powerful expert system, he is now turning his attention to other declarative paradigms in an effort to unify them to allow for richer domain modeling environments.

Mark received his Master’s degree in Business and Information Systems and his Bachelor’s degree in Engineer Science and Technology from Brunel University in West London, UK.



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