W. Roy Schulte

W. Roy Schulte

Distinguished VP Analyst
Roy Schulte works on best practices, design patterns and technology selection for real-time analytics and decision intelligence. Real-time analytics support situation awareness, sense-and-respond behavior and enterprise nervous systems through the use of stream analytics, publish-and-subscribe messaging, and time-series analytics. Decision intelligence solutions enable decision automation and human decision support by leveraging business rule processing and decision services that that combine rules with machine learning and optimization analytics. Roy focuses across industries, wherever real-time analytics and decision making are relevant. He is co-author of the McGraw-Hill book, "Event Processing: Designing IT Systems for Agile Companies."
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Monday, August 22, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
What Data and Analytics Leaders Need to Do About Decision Thinking

Organizations are under pressure to make better business decisions, even as decisions become more complex. Data and analytics leaders must take the lead to apply decision models, ML, BI, optimization, business rules and other AI techniques for maximum benefit. Session includes:
• Trends in decision intelligence
• How to apply decision thinking
• The role of D&A in decision intelligence.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: Harnessing Real-Time Analytics for Continuous Intelligence

In this phase of uncertainty, D&A leaders need to stay ahead of the curve with continuous intelligence and move from a reactive to a proactive approach to data and analytics. Streaming analytics applications are sparking an emergence of newer business processes and operating paradigms for prescriptive and predictive analytics. Here we guide D&A leaders on selecting the right architecture pattern facilitating real-time decision making.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Streaming Data in Motion: Collision of Messaging, Stream Analytics and DBMS

Data and analytics leaders need to understand the big picture of real-time analytics. Extracting value from streaming data requires combining stream analytics, messaging systems such as Kafka, and high performance DBMSs.
What should mainstream organizations do about stream analytics?
When is real-time the “right time”?
How do stream analytics differ from conventional BI and ML?

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: Decision Intelligence, Decision Thinking and Decision Models

Decision thinking improves the way BI, analytics and AI are used in business decision-making. This interactive session will discuss attendee questions on trends, industry standards and best practices.
How do data and analytics teams support different kinds of business decisions?
Which vendors are delivering innovative decision intelligence tools?
Are business rule engines obsolete?

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.