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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 6, 2019 Vol. 20, No. 01


In this issue

1) Can chatbot technology improve decision support?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

Check Power, D., C. Heavin, J. McDermott & M. Daly (2018), "Defining business analytics: an empirical approach," Journal of Business Analytics, 1:1, 40-53, link to this article at https://doi.org/10.1080/2573234X.2018.1507605.


1) Can chatbot technology improve decision support?

by Daniel J. Power

Chatting using text or computer-generated voice and natural language understanding with an intelligent decision support assistant is now possible. This type of user interface will replace drop-down menus, drag and drop, and even touch. Expect chatting with a smart decision assistant to become the most powerful user interface built so far. Chatbot or voice AI technology can and likely will improve decision support.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

01/03/2019 2019 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award finalist. Check release.

12/26/2018 Data driven outcomes tool supports evidence-based approaches for services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. Conference: ICDSST 2019, May 27-29, 2019, Madiera, Portugal. Check http://dssresources.com/news/5024.php.

2. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tjba20/current.

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Power & Heavin (2018) argue "Digital disruption is accelerating. Implementing a successful digital transformation strategy requires that senior managers make trade-off decisions to reinvent a business. Equally important all decision makers must learn to ask the right questions, use data and computer support in decision making, and increase their knowledge and skills. Creating a data-centric culture and rewarding data-based decision making leads to successful digital transformation."

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