DMN 1.4 and Beyond

Denis Gagne, a member of DMN Task Force and the founder of Trisotech, presented the latest news in the DMN standard during the DecisionCAMP monthly session on Jan 25. Watch the recording at

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Decision Scientist vs Data Scientist

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Again about AI understanding

On Dec-2021 Melanie Mitchell published “What Does It Mean for AI to Understand“: “Remember IBM’s Watson, the AI Jeopardy! champion? A 2010 promotion proclaimed, “Watson understands natural language with all its ambiguity and complexity.” However, as we saw when Watson subsequently failed spectacularly in its quest to “revolutionize medicine with artificial intelligence,” a veneer of linguistic facility is not the same as actually comprehending human language.” Link

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Digital transformation fall out of favor?

Forrester Research will run a free webinar on Jan 26 at 2 pm ET and they promise to explain:

  • Why “digital transformation” has fallen out of favor and what has replaced that outdated idea.
  • How rising interest inaccessibility will give tech vendors a $10 billion opportunity. 
  • Why 80% of consumers will see the world as digital and what they’ll expect from you as a result.
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DecisionCAMP Session “DMN 1.4 and Beyond” on January 26, 2022

Date: Wed, January 26, 2022 at 12:00pm EST
Title: “DMN 1.4 and Beyond
Presenter: Denis Gagne, Trisotech. 
AbstractIn this session Denis will present a summary of the work done by the DMN 1.4 Revision Task Force (RTF) and open discussion on what should come next for the Decision Model and Notation standard. 
Please register for free here.

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Most in Demand Languages for 2022

If you are interested in software engineering from a meta trends perspective, here are the most popular programming languages by GitHub repository activity:

You may find more interesting trends in this new Medium’s article “Most in Demand Programming Software Development Languages for 2022

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Best Holiday Wishes

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all members and friends of the Decision Management Community! Here is a musical present from Dr. Alan Fish: Listen

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Connecting the Dots

If someone gives us a collection of points, how should we connect them? Should we try to pair them up? Should we try to join them together to form a single loop? Should we try something else? And once we’ve decided on the rules we’re going to follow, how should we go about trying to achieve the best result? On Dec. 21 at noon EST Robert Bosch, professor of mathematics at Oberlin College, will share how he uses graph theory and mathematical optimization to design connect-the-dots eye candy: labyrinths, knight’s tours, TSP Art, and string art. Link

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About the Log4j Vulnerability

This week many organizations went through the scare caused by critical security vulnerability of commonly used Apache Log4j Java-based logging utility. Shortly after Apache announcement attackers in the wild began exploiting the Log4j vulnerability, prompting government cybersecurity institutions worldwide, including the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, to issue alerts urging organizations to patch their systems immediately. The majority of Java-based decisioning platforms quickly provided advices and updates to their customers. Make sure that your application is safe by relying on the latest Log4J Release 2.16.0 (not 2.15.0!) that mitigates this vulnerability. Link

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DecisionCAMP Session “Learning Executable Constraint Models” on Dec 15, 2021

The next DecisionCAMP session will be held on Wed, December 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST (New York Time). Title: “Learning Executable Constraint Models from Positive and Negative Examples
Helmut Simonis, Insight Research Centre for Data Analytics in Ireland. Read more and Register here. Watch recording at

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