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Summit Moderators


David Stodder

Senior Director of TDWI Research for Business Intelligence

David Stodder is senior director of TDWI Research for business intelligence. He focuses on providing research-based insights and best practices for organizations implementing BI, analytics, data discovery, data visualization, performance management, and related technologies and methods and has been a thought leader in the field for over two decades. Previously, he headed up his own independent firm and served as vice president and research director with Ventana Research. He was the founding chief editor of Intelligent Enterprise where he also served as editorial director for nine years. You can reach him by email (, on Twitter (, and on LinkedIn (

James Taylor

Decision Management Solutions

James Taylor is the CEO of Decision Management Solutions. He is the leading expert in how to use decision modeling, business rules, and analytics technology to build decision management systems. James is passionate about helping companies improve decision making and develop agile, analytic, and adaptive businesses. He provides strategic consulting to companies of all sizes, working with clients in all sectors to adopt decision-making technology. James has spent the last 20 years developing approaches, tools, and platforms that others can use to build more effective information systems.

He has led decision management efforts for leading companies in insurance, banking, health management, and telecommunications. James has written multiple books on decision modeling and decision management as well as many articles and papers. In addition to strategy and implementation consulting, James delivers webinars, workshops, and training. He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences, a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics, and the author of a popular blog on decision management (JT on EDM).

James was previously a vice president at FICO where he developed and refined the concept of decision management. The best-known proponent of the approach, James helped create the emerging decision management market and is a passionate advocate of decision management. He understands how companies buy and use these technologies, and he has helped companies successfully adopt these technologies and apply them in the context of business process management and BI initiatives.

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