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The authors of Smart (Enough) Systems are two of the leading experts in Enterprise Decision Management. While focusing on the automation and improvement of operational decisions, they brought together decades of experience in business intelligence, application development, predictive analytics, data mining, business rules management and more.



James Taylor
James Taylor

James Taylor is a leading expert in Decision Management and CEO of Decision Management Solutions. He is the leading expert in how to use business rules and analytic technology to build Decision Management Systems. James is passionate about using Decision Management Systems to help companies improve decision making and develop an agile, analytic and adaptive business. He provides strategic consulting to companies of all sizes, working with clients in all sectors to adopt decision making technology. He blogs at JTonEDM  and recently authored "Decision Management Systems: A practical guide to using business rules and predictive analytics."

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Neil Raden

Neil Raden Neil Raden is an "industry influencer" – someone who is followed by technology providers, consultants and even other analysts. His deep knowledge of the analytical aspects in information technology is the result of thirty years of intensive work. He is the founder of Hired Brains, a research and advisory firm in Santa Barbara, CA. Neil began his career as a casualty actuary with AIG in New York before moving into software engineering, consulting and industry analysis. His articles appear in industry magazines, he is the author of dozens of sponsored white papers for vendors and other organizations and he has contributed to numerous books.

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