Register for 30 August Free Webinar on Using Predictive Analytics

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 3 August 2012 – We live in a complex world--often overwhelmed by data, connections, and random and not-so-random events. One of the challenges of our time is to manage this complexity.

On Thursday, 30 August 30, at 2 p.m. EDT, IBM's Walker Royce and Murray Cantor will discuss how to use predictive analytics to manage complexity. To register for the webinar, visit

Royce is the chief software economist at IBM and the author of Software Project Management, A Unified Framework (1998), The Economics of Software Development (2009), and Eureka! Discover and Enjoy the Hidden Power of the English Language (Q2 2011).

Cantor is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, the Rational lead for analytics and optimization for software and systems, and a member of the CTO team. Previously at IBM, he was an architect, development lead, and development manager for the AIX and Risc System/6000 graphics subsystems.

During this webcast, they will share how to use IBM tools for managing complexity, including:

  • IBM Rational Rhapsody, which uses a state-machine based model to create executable system models to help engineers manage complexity and understand system behavior early in the product development lifecycle;
  • IBM Rational Focal Point, which uses a decision/prioritization model to assist users to do portfolio analysis ; and
  • IBM Investment Analyst, which uses a plug-in for Focal Point, and encapsulates probability distribution mathematics to present a prediction of future value based on actual past and present data, and on future, options-based reasoning about future value.

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