Ronald G. Ross is recognized internationally as the 'father of business rules.' 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) and the "Business Rules Manifesto" (2003), now in 18 languages. He is also active in OMG standards development, having core involvement in SBVR (Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules).
Mr. Ross is Co-Founder and Principal of Business Rule Solutions, LLC (www.BRSolutions.com) along with Gladys S.W. Lam. At BRS, Mr. Ross co-develops BABusinessSpeak™, its landmark business analysis and business rules methodology, which features numerous innovative techniques including the popular RuleSpeak®. These are the latest offerings in a 42-year career that has consistently featured creative, business-driven solutions.
Mr. Ross also serves as Executive Editor and regular columnist of www.BRCommunity.com and its flagship on-line publication, Business Rules Journal. Mr. Ross was formerly Editor of the Data Base Newsletter from 1977 to 1998.
Mr. Ross is the author of 10 professional books. His newest are the 2nd edition of Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules with Gladys S.W. Lam (2015, An IIBA® Sponsored Handbook) and Business Rule Concepts (2013), a 4th edition of his ever-popular, easy-to-read 1998 handbook. An earlier work, The Business Rule Book (1994, 1997), was the seminal work in the field.
Mr. Ross received his M.S. in information science from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his B.A. from Rice University.