Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Decision Camp - Part Deux


Decision Camp 2013 was such a screaming success that eBay and Sparkling Logic, along with Drools, Open Rules and others, have decided to do it all over again.  Decision Camp 2014 is scheduled for October 13th, 14th and 15th of 2014: Same place, same time, just a bit earlier to avoid the Holiday schedules in November.

So, why go?  Probably because of the quality of the speakers.  First, there is Dr. Charles Forgy, the person who invented the Rete Algorithm in the first place.  Then there is Carlos Seranno-Morales, the person who invented Advisor (aka, Blaze Advisor) and was the first to get a Java version of a rulebased system out into the public market place.  Then there is Kenny Shi of Pay Pal (eBay), their guru for all things rules.  And Mark Proctor, the inventor of Drools / JBoss Rules.  As always, Dr. Jacob Feldman, the inventor of Open Rules.  And, of course, Carole-Ann Matignon, the Decision Camp founder; formerly with ILOG, formerly with FICO and now the co-founder of Sparkling Logic, the New Kids on the Block of All Things Rulebased and Predictive Analytics.  If you go out to the link, http://www.decision-camp.com , you can get more details.

Now, if you want to be a speaker, the deadline for presentations is a bit aggressive: It is March 31, 2014.  Contact Carole-Ann or the web site for details about speakers.  Finally, here is the best part.  IT'S FREE !!  Right, free for attendees.  You have to pay your own hotel, flights, etc - of course.  But, the conference itself is free.  Start planning now so that you will have the time allocated.  And plan on returning on Thursday morning (or afternoon) since this is a full three-day conference and you don't want to miss out on the Wednesday afternoon and evening activities.

So, there you have it:
  • Business Rules
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Optimization
  • World's Greatest Rulebae/Analytics/BI/Optimization/Decison Speakers

Looking forward to another GREAT time in San Jose this fall.  Come join me.

James C. Owen

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