Company History

In 1984 one of the XpertRule founders, Dr Akeel Al-Attar, had a meeting with the late Professor Donald Michie which changed Akeel’s professional career and lead to the creation of XpertRule Software in Feb 1985. Professor Michie was widely acknowledged as the father of AI in Europe and the UK and the brain behind the first expert system development software ExpertEase. Akeel and Professor Michie agreed to collaborate to develop the next generation Expert System software with R&D funding from the UK Department of Trade and Industry and the European Community. The result was the XpertRule business rules automation technology with focus on the ease of capturing and maintaining rules

Donald Michie (11 November 1923 – 7 July 2007)

A British researcher in artificial intelligence. During World War II, Michie worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, contributing to the effort to solve “Tunny,” a German teleprinter cipher.

The XpertRule Expert System development environment was released in February 1987 and by 1990 it had several hundred blue chip clients in Europe, USA and Japan. Over the next 30 years, XpertRule Software has become a world leader in the development of business rules automation software with its technology being one of the most advanced and robust knowledge / rules engineering environments on the market today used by over 2000 users in over 20 countries.

XpertRule’s technology is used by leading companies such as BP, Diageo, Airbus, Schlumberger, Boeing, Alcatel, Chase Bank, Halifax Bank, Alstom, National Semiconductors, and major government departments such as UK Ministry of Defence, New Zealand Social Welfare, and Japan’s Ministry of Construction.

In addition to developing advanced software, XpertRule has helped over 100 organisations worldwide in the successful implementation of major rules automation projects.

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