James Taylor is a leading expert in Enterprise Decision Management. Prior to co-founding Smart (enough) Systems, Mr. Taylor was a Vice President at Fair Isaac Corporation where he developed and refined the concept of enterprise decision management or EDM. Widely credited with the invention of the term and the best known proponent of the approach, Mr Taylor helped create the emerging EDM market and is a passionate advocate of decision management.
Mr. Taylor has 20 years experience in all aspects of the design, development, marketing and use of advanced technology including CASE tools, project planning and methodology tools as well as platform development in PeopleSoft’s R&D team and consulting with Ernst and Young. He has consistently worked to develop approaches, tools and platforms that others can use to build more effective information systems.
Mr. Taylor is an active consultant, speaker and author. He is a prolific blogger, with regular posts at smartenoughsystems.com/wp and ebizq.net/blogs/decision_management. He also has an Expert Channel - Competing on Decisions - on the BI Network.
His articles appear in industry magazines, he has contributed chapters to “The Business Rules Revolution:Doing Business The Right Way” (Happy About, 2006) and “Business Intelligence Implementation : Issues and Perspectives” (ICFAI University Press, 2006), and is the co-author of “Smart (Enough) Systems: How to Deliver Competitive Advantage by Automating Hidden Decisions ” (Prentice Hall, 2007) with his partner Neil Raden .
Mr. Taylor is a highly sought speaker, appearing frequently at industry conferences, events and seminars, and in university lecture halls.
Mr. Taylor has an M.S. in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, London; a B.S. in Geological Geophysics and Mathematics from the University of Reading, England; and a “Mini-MBA” certificate from the Silicon Valley Executive Business Program at San Jose State University.
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