Ronald G. Ross

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About Ronald G. Ross

Co-Founder and Principal, Business Rule Solutions, LLC
Executive Editor, Business Rules Journal
Chair, Business Rules & Decisions Forum Conference

Ronald G. Ross is Co-Founder and Principal of Business Rule Solutions, LLC. BRS provides workshops, consulting services, publications, and methodology supporting:

  • Business rules

  • Business analysis

  • Business vocabulary

  • Decisioning

  • Business governance

  • Product re-engineering

  • Rules management

Mr. Ross is recognized internationally as the "father of business rules." He is a frequent speaker at conferences and other professional gatherings world-wide. He has served as Co-Chair of the annual Business Rules & Decisions Forum Conference since 1997. He was a charter member of the Business Rules Group (BRG) in the 1980s, and an editor of the two landmark BRG papers, "The Business Motivation Model: Business Governance in a Volatile World" (2000, revised 2005 and 2007) and the "Business Rules Manifesto" (2003). He is also active in OMG standards development for business rules and business models, having core involvement in SBVR (Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules).

The popular public seminars given by Mr. Ross were the first on business rules (starting in 1996) and are the longest-running in the field. In North America they are given through AttainingEdge (, and in Europe through IRM-UK (

At BRS, Mr. Ross co-develops Proteus®, its landmark business analysis and business rule methodology, which features numerous innovative techniques including the popular RuleSpeak® ( RuleSpeak provides guidelines for natural language expression of business rules, now also available in Dutch, German and Spanish. These are the latest offerings in a 35-year career that has consistently featured creative, business-driven solutions.

Since 2000, Mr. Ross has served as Executive Editor of BRCommunity and its flagship on-line publication, Business Rules Journal, Mr. Ross was formerly Editor of the Data Base Newsletter from 1977 to 1998. He is the author of nine professional books. His newest are: Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules with Gladys S.W. Lam (2011, An IIBA® Sponsored Handbook), Business Rule Concepts (2009), a third edition of his ever-popular, easy-to-read 1998 handbook, and Principles of the Business Rule Approach, Addison-Wesley (2003), featuring the business rationale and opportunity for business rules.

Mr. Ross has received several industry awards, including DAMA International's Individual Achievement Award for 1995. Mr. Ross received his M.S. in information science from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his B.A. from Rice University.

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