Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
June 21, 2020 Vol. 21, No. 13

Inaugural newsletter issue was May 10, 2000, this is issue 523.

In this issue

1) How should managers implement an Intelligent Automation strategy?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) How should managers implement an Intelligent Automation strategy?

by Daniel J. Power

Intelligent automation (IA) is changing business operations and it is necessary to implement such systems to stay competitive in many industries. External forces and internal constraints too often result in "cobbled together", poorly integrated, and siloed automation capabilities. Intelligent automation (IA) technology usage will increase. Intelligent Automation is broadly defined as the combination of automation and related technologies such as Computer Vision, Cognitive automation, and Machine Learning to make intelligent decisions, thereby improving accuracy and eliminating errors. IA means the system can autonomously alter its state or actions in response to varying inputs and learned models.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

06/18/2020 RMDS Labs transitions its 2020 AI and Data Science Annual Conference to virtual. Check release.

06/18/2020 COVID-19 shakes up the future of work. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. AMCIS 2020 SIGDSA, August 12-16, 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah is going Virtual! Check the website.

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


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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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