Thursday, March 17, 2011, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Microsoft, 201 Jones Rd., Sixth Floor, Waltham, MA 02451. Directions.
SPEAKER: Richard Adler, PhD, President, DecisionPath, Inc.
TOPIC: Through our interview with Richard Adler we will explore the many applications for adaptive decision support. Dr. Adler has worked with several agencies in the Department of Homeland Security applying a knowledge-based approach to “test-driving” counter-terrorism strategies, to better understand (and help improve) their cost-benefit trade-offs within an evolving security “landscape”. He has also developed knowledge-based solutions to help organizations respond more effectively to transformational changes brought about by changing environments and disruptive events.
This program is an interesting transition from the theory we learned about last month from Laurie Webster of CognitiveEdge, where a narrative technique was applied to gathering information for defining and solving complex business problems. We will learn how Dr. Adler has applied his innovative modeling and simulation tool to diverse challenges for the US Coast Guard and TSA, and on-going work in the pharmaceutical market and investment strategic planning.
The format of the meeting is a 45 minute interview with our guest speaker, followed by audience Q&A and discussion of his methods.
BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Richard M. Adler is the founder of DecisionPath. He designed and implemented the company’s ForeTell software platform and currently directs development and delivery of ForeTell-based solutions for Government, Life Sciences, and Financial Services markets.
Previously, Dr. Adler was a Partner in Computer Science Corporation’s commercial consulting group. At CSC, he held positions as the Solutions Architect for the company’s Net Markets practice and earlier, as the Application Architect for Lynx, CSC’s software framework for developing transactional business applications. Dr. Adler was previously VP of R and D at Symbiotics, Inc., a middleware software startup, and held technical positions with the MITRE Corporation and Control Data Corporation.
Begley, Sharon. The Limits of Reason; Why evolution may favor irrationality. Newsweek, 08/05/2010.
DecisionPath Additional Resources. http://www.decpath.com/resources.html
Snowden, David. The resilient organisation, presented at KMWorld, 2010. CognitiveEdge, 11/18/2010, 8 slides/podcast
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