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Announcing a New Series on Business Rules

Blog: Jim Sinur

“Business rules are everywhere”  – they are one of the key dynamics in the new digital world. Rules play an even bigger role than just guiding logic (think fraud detection), governing organizations (think ACA and HIPPA) and making sure organizations stay compliant (think Basel II). The new roles rules are around the growing control that customers have on their own user experience and becoming constraints on emergent and evolving behaviors in processes, applications and the internet of things (IoT). This is going to require some new thinking about business rules – how they are authored and by whom, managed and most efficiently executed (think a cloud based decision service, an enterprise class version of IFTTT

In the coming weeks, Paul Hessinger and I will be doing a series on “Business Rules are Everywhere”. We will identify the opportunities and threats of getting business rules right as they permeate the processes, systems, resources(human or otherwise) and applications. First let me introduce Paul, with whom I have collaborated with for a ungodly number of years. He is secretly one of my heroes, but don’t tell him 🙂 

Paul Hessinger is an accomplished technology and business strategist who brings 30+ years of experience and effective leadership to Chicago based InRule Technology where he has been the CEO since 2004. He has functioned with a broad span of responsibilities as a Chief Technology Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, or a Chief Executive Officer in the professional services and software industries. Paul spent 16 years with Computer Task Group, the first professional services firm to be listed on the NYSE. Hessinger has acted as executive counsel with leading IT vendors and Fortune 500 firms, assisting with long-range IT strategies, acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and fund raising. 

Outline for the Business Rules Series

1.  Rules are Cool; Rules are Cruel

2.  Rules Case Study

3.  No Code Attitude

4.  Many Faces of Rules in and Around Processes

Net; Net: 

I think you will enjoy this series as Paul is a sage in the area of business rules and how to successful manage or apply them 

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