2015 Program

Business of BPM Program

Featured Keynote Presentations

BPM 2020: Outlook for the Next Five Years, Nathaniel Palmer, BPM.com and Bruce Silver, Bruce Silver Associates
This kick-off will present an expert-view of the BPM market landscape, projected over 2015 to 2020. Discussed will be trends both within the BPM market as well as those outside with the greatest impact, including BPM-based Application Development, the convergence of process and analytics, the “Internet of Everything” and emerging API-driven process interaction – and what these all mean for the business of BPM. This discussion will also be framed within the latest market research conducted by BPM.com and other relevant analysts.

np90Rated as the # 1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research, Nathaniel is recognized as one of the early originators of BPM, and has the led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex projects, involving investments of $200 Million or more. Today he is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Business Process Management, Inc. as well as the Executive Director of the Workflow Management Coalition. Previously he had been the BPM Practice Director of SRA International, and prior to that Director, Business Consulting for Perot Systems Corp, as well as spent over a decade with Delphi Group serving as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He frequently tops the lists of the most recognized names in his field, and was the first individual named as Laureate in Workflow. He is a regular speaker at leading forums and industry user groups, such as AGA, AIIM, Forrester, Gartner, FSO Knowledge Xchange and SOA Symposium. He has served on the boards of Align Journal, COMNET, eDOC Journal, Infonomics, and AIIM New England. Nathaniel has authored or co-authored a dozen books on process innovation and business transformation, including “Intelligent BPM” (2013), “How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done” (2012), “Social BPM” (2011), “Mastering the Unpredictable” (2008) which reached #2 on the Amazon.com Best Seller’s List, “Excellence in Practice (2007), “Encyclopedia of Database Systems” (2007) and “The X-Economy” (2001).
bruce2 90Founder and co-chair of the annual bpmNEXT conference, Bruce Silver is a well-known consultant, industry analyst, and educator specializing in BPM. He is founder and Principal of BPMessentials, the world’s leading provider of BPMN training and certification. He was a member of the OMG technical committee that developed the BPMN 2.0 standard. He is author of the popular book BPMN Method and Style, now in its second edition, as well as the BPMessentials BPMN Method and Style training and bpmnPRO gamified eLearning app, based on the Method and Style approach. He is now working on a new book, DMN Method and Style, applying a similar approach to decision management. Dr Silver served on the board of directors of Captiva Software until its acquisition by EMC in 2005. Before that, he was Vice President and head of workflow and document management research at BIS Strategic Decisions (which became Giga Information Group, now Forrester Research). In the 1980s, he was engineering manager at Wang Labs in charge of one of the very first commercial document imaging and workflow systems. He holds Physics degrees from Princeton and MIT, and four patents in imaging and workflow.

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Reinventing BPM for the Age of the Customer, Clay Richardson, Forrester Research

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Clay_Richardson 90Clay is a leading expert on BPM software, services, and methodologies. He delivers strategic guidance to professionals seeking to improve collaborative and operational business processes. Clay specifically helps enterprises establish BPM strategies, governance standards, and BPM centers of excellence; identify Agile and Lean methodologies best suited for BPM projects; and establish vendors and technologies that help automate and optimize mission-critical business processes. He joined Forrester after many years of experience in business process improvement projects, BPM platforms and solutions selection, systems analysis and design, and project management for enterprise software implementations. Clay has led projects to successfully deploy BPM solutions for government and commercial organizations around the world and specializes in helping create BPM Centers of Excellence.

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Building a BPM Ecosystem, Miguel Valdes Faura, Bonitasoft; Scott Francis, BP-3 Global; Denis Gagne, Trisotech and Business Process Incubator
This thought leadership panel discusses the elements that define today’s BPM ecosystem, from perspectives that cut across the landscape of BPM business models. Bonitasoft is an open-source BPMS platform that relies on the open source software community as well as its own customer/partner community to contribute components used in end-to-end solutions. BP-3 Global has managed the transition from a “captive” IBM BPM partner to a supplier of tools and solutions for multiple BPMS platforms. Denis Gagne will discuss the Business Process Incubator business model and how model interchange standards and tools help Trisotech provide integrated end to end solutions for customers. We’ll hear about challenges faced and overcome, with suggestions for how the various BPM players could do possibly do things differently to advance the business for everyone. We expect some spirited Q&A with the audience.

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Miguel Valdes Faura, Bonitasoft Scott Francis, BP-3 Global Denis Gagne, Trisotech and Business Process Incubator

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Schrodinger’s BPM, Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors
We’re often told that “BPM is dead”; that the world has moved on. But that can’t be true; we all see (and quite possibly enable) examples every week of how BPM is delivering major benefits to organisations. Certainly BPM has been a slow-burn phenomenon rather than an overnight sensation; we all know that BPM is often about transformation, and transformation can be hard, risky and slow. What is true is that the market for BPM technologies and techniques is changing; and what organisations want and expect is changing, too. This presentation will show how the market is changing, how expectations are shifting and how new requirements are emerging that all affect how BPM technology vendors need to go to market. It’ll also explain how different trends are playing out in different geographies and different industries.

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nwd_90-2Neil Ward-Dutton is one of Europe’s most experienced and high-profile IT industry analysts and strategy consultants. His areas of expertise include BPM, enterprise architecture (EA), IT strategy and digital transformation. Neil acts as an advisor to large enterprises across a range of private sectors and government entities, as well as leading technology vendors. He also plays guitar, sings and eats sushi whenever possible.

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Process Innovation Demo Program

Featured Keynote Presentation

Chief Robotics Officers and BPM: Moving from Disruption to Acceleration, Remy Glaisner, Myria Research
Presented by one of the foremost thought leaders in arena business robotics, this ground-breaking session explores the emerging role of the Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) as well as how Robotics and Intelligent Operational Systems (RIOS) will transform (and accelerate) BPM in the corporate sphere. Discussion points include what is being disrupted first, where CROs are emerging the first, and specifically where robotics and intelligent automation will force a game change (in many places assumed of reach and otherwise immune).

Remy_Glaisner_90-1Remy Glaisner is the founder of Myria Research, a Boston based research and advisory services firm that delivers actionable advice, research and best practices models to assist current and future users RIOS technologies. As CEO of Myria Research his responsibilities include oversight of intellectual property creation, development of major industry concepts and scenarios, business development, and day to day run of the business. He has spent the last decade in the Research & Advisory industry on global scale, including seven years as executive with IT market leader Gartner in London, Paris and New York.

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BPM and the Internet of Everything, Harsh Jegadeesan and Benjamin Notheis, SAP
In a continuously challenging business environment, organizations are looking for technology enablers to manage the next digital business transformation, influenced by the big data phenomenon and the seemingly endless possibilities to connect the world with IoT (Internet of things) technology. We will demonstrate how SAP´s BPM offering helps to manage a big process in the context of internet of things and enable machine-to-process scenarios. We will show how this technology allows users to sense and respond situations before they become problems – manage a big process with goals, milestones and checklists and embrace a new form of intelligence in machine-to-process communication.

harsh2Harsh Jegadeesan is currently the Chief Product Owner of SAP Operational Process Intelligence. Harsh has broad experience in the areas of business process management, SOA, decision management and operational intelligence. Harsh holds a PhD in computer science.
notheis90Benjamin Notheis is a Product Manager in the BPM area at SAP SE. Currently, his focus areas are SAP Operational Process Intelligence and Smart Process Applications. Benjamin has a rich background in BPM, having worked in software engineering and product management roles for SAP Business Process Management and SAP Process Orchestration. In addition, Benjamin participated in defining the OASIS WS-HumanTask standard.

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Events, IOT, and Intelligent Business Operations, Francois Bonnet, W4
By processing events coming from the Internet of Things (IoT), workflow solutions can make business operations more intelligent. The IoT is all about sensors producing physical world data toward systems able to consume and translate it into meaningful events. As the heart of business activity, a BPM Suite can be used to bind complex events to meaningful indicators to improve decision making. But a BPMS can also produce events that can, in turn, trigger external rules that help make business operations more intelligent, offering for example real-time KPI monitoring. Our demo will show how W4 BPMN+ is capable of expressing complex conditions to translate data coming from the IoT into meaningful KPI dashboards.

Froncois BonnetWith over 20 years of experience in the software industry, Francois Bonnet has a recognized expertise of this market in general and especially BPM. Francois joined the company W4 in early 2000 as Head of Partner Relations. During the structuring of the company, he successively held positions including pre-sales (in particular on the international market), product manager and product marketing manager, in charge of analysts relations (Gartner, CXP…), normalization bodies (OMG, WfMC). He is the group leader for the development of W4 STORE. He brings W4 his knowledge of the BPM market previously acquired at Bull and Eastman Software. In addition to an Internet startup experience, his career began in the field of CAD/CAM, in a software company providing leading-edge components to major market players. Francois has a degree in computer science and a diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

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Demonstrating Measurable Intelligence in an Enterprise Process Platform, Dan Neason, Living Systems Technologies
The Living System Process Suite (LSPS) was created specifically from the concepts of intelligent, agent-based technologies. The notion of “intelligence” is now a dominating driver for BPM, as well as many associated areas. Incorporating intelligence into the software machine is echoing for business what we today experience as consumers with services such as Siri and Google, processing vast information to present coherent and relevant knowledge at the moment of demand. Yet too often the term is thrown into BPM discussions with too little substance behind it. This session leapfrogs the usual marketing hype, to instead demonstrate definitively how to leverage measurable intelligence in an enterprise process platform. Illustrated will be how and why BPM will take the leading role in realizing the value of machine intelligence in the enterprise, cutting through complexity to deliver simple, transparent, and timely decisions and informed actions.

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dan_neason 90Dan Neason is an experienced executive in the BPM arena, working as a partner to many industry leaders, as well as overseeing some of the most successful and notable projects and deployments of BPM software. Today as President of Living Systems Technologies, Dan is responsible for the North American deployment and distribution of Whitestein Living Systems Process Suite (LSPS), one of the most innovative approaches to delivering software intelligence with BPM, as recognized in leading industry rankings such as the “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites.”

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Featured Keynote Presentation

Swarming and Goal Directed Collaborative Processes, Jim Sinur, Flueresque
The challenge for most organizations is delighting customers. It has always been the mantra, but until now division of labor gets in the way of accomplishing this complex goal. Process is at a critical inflection point and we can lead the way for organizations. Agent enabled cognitive computing combined with the IoT gives organizations a new opportunity to pull this off in new ways that cut across the artificial organizational boundaries. This session will enumerate the combination of new and traditional process related technologies that can really deliver this elusive goal by creating a generalist, assisted by knowledge focused personal assistants interacting with customers. Hear about the focused contributing technologies.

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SinurPicSmall_edited-2Jim Sinur is an independent thought leader in applying business process management (BPM) to innovative and intelligent business operations (IBO). His research and areas of personal experience focus on business process innovation, business modeling, business process management technology (iBPMS), process collaboration for knowledge workers, process intelligence/optimization, business policy/rule management (BRMS), and leveraging business applications in processes. When with Gartner, Mr. Sinur was critical in creating the first Hype Cycle and Maturity Model, which have become a hallmark of Gartner analysis, along with the Magic Quadrant. He has been active in the rules, data and computing communities, helping shape direction based on practical experience. Mr. Sinur has vertical industry experience on the investment and operational sides of the insurance and financial services. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Sinur was a director of technologies with American Express, where he worked on a large, industrial-strength, model-driven implementation of a business-critical merchant management system. This system is still active in the merchant retention and support functions for American Express. His responsibilities there included architecture, advanced development technologies and data/database administration.

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Trisotech BPM Graph – Semantic Layer for Business/IT Divide, Denis Gagne, Trisotech
The Trisotech BPM Graph creates a semantic layer that allows the mapping of the expressed desired results (Ends) of an organization and the course of actions (Means) expressed in the organization’s business processes. This semantic layer is proposed as the missing link between the Business and IT divide to ensure a better Business and IT alignment. The Trisotech BPM graph provides a global context for Process Discovery, Modeling, Analysis and Execution. This semantic layer makes use of Ontologies to enable a mapping between (sometime more loosely defined) business views and their more structured and model driven counterparts from the world of IT. The BPM Graph lays down the foundations for the future of intelligent, goal oriented, agent based or semantic BPM.

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Denis 1024 (2)M. Denis Gagné is an active contributor to many of the current international BPM standards. He is a member of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) Steering Committee, chair of the Business Process Simulation Working Group (BPSWG), and the co-Editor of the XPDL 2.2 process definition standard. For the Object Management group (OMG), M. Gagné is the Chair of the BPMN Interchange Working Group (BPMN MIWG), and a member of the Business process Model and Notation (BPMN) and the Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN) team. M. Gagné is the driving force behind www.BusinessProcessIncubator.com, a free online resource providing access to BPM, Change Management, Process Improvement, Lean and Six Sigma resources.

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Between Architecture and Execution: Tale of 3 Gaps, Anatoly Belaychuk and Konstantin Bredyuk, Comindware
We are going to ignite the session by outlining the existing gaps in collaborative work: architecture and execution divide, process, project and transactional work divide. The demo part will be devoted to our brand new product Comindware Process and its unique features that make it superior to many existing BPMS/iBPMS products. Namely, we will show how it supports the “Executable Architecture”. First at the design time: start from top-level process map (e.g. the corporate-wide value chain) and then decompose it to the executable level (i.e. to BPMN diagram), while preserving relations between processes and data.. Then we will switch to the users’ perspective and show how it changes the user experience: he/she doesn’t need to “start the process” which is counter-intuitive to most users. As an alternative, a user can initiate a process implicitly from a business object. Finally, we’ll show briefly the process and project work integration, mobile and social features of the Comindware Platform.

anatoly90Anatoly Belaychuk holds the position of BPM Evangelist at Comindware Inc. (www.comindware.com). He is also the president at ABPMP Russian Chapter (abpmp.org), PhD, CBPP. Anatoly has 10+ years of hands-on experience in BPM, covering all aspects of BPM discipline from process analysis and design to BPMS applications development and BPM implementation projects. He is BPM blogger (www.mainthing.ru), BPMN expert and trainer.
bredyuk90 Konstantin Bredyuk holds the position of Director, Product Management at Comindware Inc. (www.comindware.com). Prior to joining Comindware Konstantin worked as a Product Manager at NetCracker Technology.

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From “Business Process Applications” to “Living Applications”: Building Sustainable Process-Based Apps, Miguel Valdés Faura, Bonitasoft
Business applications, like business processes, must evolve as business evolves, in a way that maximizes an organization’s employees’ ability to continuously deliver innovation and improve their existing business. To address the need for flexible process applications that are user-friendly and remain relevant over time, Bonitasoft has introduced the innovative concept of Living Application. The goal is to reduce the gap between processes in environments that change, and deployed applications based on those processes, by providing a set of tools that will allow developers to build sustainable applications. We will demonstrate some of the innovation in Bonita BPM 7: advanced new technology that makes Living Applications easy to build, customize, deploy, and maintain with “live” changes, improvements and updates on business logic, business data and graphical interfaces.

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2013 10 09 MiguelValdezAs Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Bonitasoft, Miguel leads the charge in the company’s mission: to democratize Business Process Management (BPM), bringing powerful and affordable BPM to organizations and projects of all sizes. Prior to founding Bonitasoft—now the global leader in open source BPMS—Miguel led R&D, pre-sales and support for the BPM division of Bull Information Systems, a major European systems provider. Miguel is a recognized thought-leader in business process management and passionate about open source community building.

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How to Manage Business Logic, Michael Grohs, Sapiens Decision
Sapiens DECISION is an enterprise scale platform that enables institutions to centrally author, store and manage all organizational business logic. By modernizing traditional business rules management through an emerging discipline called decision management, Sapiens DECISION is revolutionizing the way organizations are managing their businesses. The Sapiens DECISION platform bridges the gap between business and IT, so that the traditional liability associated with change is mitigated. An integrated solution designed to leverage, enhance and augment your existing technology, Sapiens DECISION drives consistency and reusability of strategically managed business rules, or decision logic. This ensures that the operational decisions that impact organizational performance are accurately and reliably adhered to – minimizing risk, rework and resource requirements. The solution is based upon the principles of The Decision Model, a proven and widely adopted decision management methodology.

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grohsMichael Grohs is Business Development Manager at Sapiens DECISION, a start-up and pioneer in the field of Business Decision Management Systems (BDMS).His focus is on building a partner Ecosystem. Michael started his professional career as a Business Consultant in Europe and led software start-ups on three continents. Previously he was responsible for marketing and business development at Knowledge Partners International where he worked closely with the two inventors of The Decision Model: Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg.

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Business Decision Management, Gero Decker, Signavio
This demo shows a sneak preview of Signavio’s new product for Business Decision Management. It includes DMN 1.0 support, all the way from business-oriented modeling over verification to implementation, integrating nicely with Signavio’s collaborative process modeling environment.

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gero-square90Gero Decker is founder and CEO of Signavio, a BPM software vendor specializing in business process modeling and analysis. Gero holds a MSc degree in Software Engineering and a PhD in Business Process Management from Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany.

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Integrating Mobile Capture and Mobile Signature for Better Multichannel Customer Engagement Processes, John Reynolds, Kofax
Customer facing interactions with your Business Processes are messy to implement. Information that is crucial to the execution of your processes may be entered via electronic forms, or written on paper forms, or it may be scribbled on a napkin. Your “customer” providing information could be legitimate or they could be a fraud. Without a simple way to accept information from a variety of sources, and to be able to verify the legitimacy of those sources and the accuracy of the data, your company will struggle to automate your most important processes. Kofax seamlessly integrates its SignDoc signature verification, fraud prevention and electronic signature software into multichannel business processes that also capture documents and information to deliver fully digital, streamlined and secure customer engagement. E-signatures and multichannel document capture remove the last barrier between hybrid paper-to-digital workflows and an all-electronic business process, dramatically transforming the efficiency, security and competitiveness of any transaction that requires any type of contract. Consider a loan application. Now customers can hover their smartphone over a driver license, utility bill or W2 form … and the system accurately extracts all relevant information. It then intelligently integrates to other supporting systems to gather more complete information (e.g., income verification), request corrections and signatures in real-time from the end customer if necessary and, ultimately, complete an application. This process, which historically took days or weeks to complete, is now done in minutes.

John ReynoldsJohn Reynolds is the Product Marketing Director for Kofax Total Agility Smart Process Application Platform. He has a long history with BPM in the areas of consulting, training and mentoring, and product management and marketing. John and his wife split their time between their home in Santa Fe New Mexico, and their pied-à-terre (tiny apartment) in Hollywood CA.

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Mobile Case Management and Capture in Insurance, Mike Marin and Ian Story, IBM
Insurance claim processing requires highly skilled knowledge workers using unstructured content (documents, pictures, video, etc.) in a highly collaborative environment, making it a great Case Management use case. You will see a live demonstration of IBM’s state of the art mobile case management and capture platforms being used to solve an insurance claims scenario.

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MikeMMike Marin is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the chief architect for the IBM Case Manager product. Marin is also an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Member and life member, with a MSCS in Artificial Intelligence. He has more than twenty years of experience designing and developing system software. The last twenty years, he has developed several workflow, business process management (BPM), and case management products, in addition to participating in standard organizations including WfMC, OMG, and OASIS working on BPM, Case Management, and workflow standards. He has edited and contributed to the definition of several software standards, as well as written several papers and articles on the subject. Marin is a Fellow of the WfMC and has received the WfMC Excellence Award for his technical contributions to the WfMC standardization efforts.
storyIan Story is a Program Director in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) at IBM. In this role he works on overall ECM strategy and evangelism, with an emphasis on mobile, cloud and user experiences. Previously, Ian was a senior product manager assigned to Content Navigator, IBM ECM integration with both IBM Connections and Microsoft SharePoint, and initiatives around mobile and cloud. His background includes over a dozen years as an ECM customer before joining IBM, with large Fortune 500 organizations including: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Washington Mutual Bank, and Weyerhaeuser. Additionally, Ian has previously been involved in the venture capital community and co-founded a privately held software research and development firm, specializing in mobile technology and application development. Ian holds bachelors degrees in both computer science and business from Pacific Lutheran University, and resides in Seattle, Washington, USA.

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Process Discovery and Analytics in Healthcare Systems, Robert Shapiro, Process Analytica
Advances in computational science afford an opportunity to significantly improve the effectiveness of process improvement in healthcare systems. Relevant technologies include process mining/discovery, formal modeling languages, simulation and specific analytic and optimization methods. These new capabilities address two key process improvement challenges: accurately understanding the current state of affairs and designing optimal solutions. Capturing the current “as is” process is an important, albeit costly, time consuming and notoriously error-prone task – so error prone that many projects are inclined to skip the activity altogether. Process mining overcomes these difficulties by automatically capturing actual events from information system logs and synthesizing them into formal process models with execution statistics based on historical information. New tools now available offer these advances. We will illustrate some of the new technology with a tool which assembles these capabilities into an integrated application. It is designed to complement most process improvement approaches and most of the software tools that support them.

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shapiroRobert Shapiro is president of ProcessAnalytica. He founded CapeVisions and MetaSoftware. Robert has been instrumental in the creation and evolution of XPDL and BPMN.
In his recent work he has created a workbench for process optimization, using Visual Analytics and ‘hypergraphics’ to integrate process modeling, simulation, analytics and optimization. Hartmann Genrich and Robert Weerts also contributed to the work presented at bpmNEXT 2015.

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Towards Zero Coding, Tim Stephenson, Omny.link
A variety of tools offer to connect together the expanding number of web-based APIs but they tend to be restrictive point to point solutions. There are a plethora of ‘task management’ and team collaboration spaces but these tend to ignore the APIs and therefore become yet another data silo. We apply the BPMN and DMN standards to compose small agile applications that bring together both people and APIs. Users get to market quickly minimising dependencies on developers. Developers get to focus on optimised micro-services leaving the assembly to ‘the business’. We will demonstrate how our simple JavaScript API can leverage decision and process services to turn any existing web page into a ‘smart’ web page providing personalised experience to every user. Then we will look behind the scenes at our tools for allowing business users to author the required processes and / or decision rules. These tools do not expose the user to BPMN directly preferring a simplified wizard style of interface but the storage is all standards based and permits view or extract of the standard artifacts if so desired. Finally we will show how we support import of existing DMN and BPMN assets and their enhancement for execution in our platform. The approach here is to be as tolerant as possible of malformed or incomplete artifacts and to flag the places requiring enhancement / correction”.

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timstephenson-90Tim’s background is in enterprise software and new product development. In both Global 500 companies and brand new startups, Tim has worked to bring early product visions to market; covering all aspects of the process including forming new teams, evolving right-size development procedures and making technology selections. His passion is for the impact that technology can have to optimise both human and machine workflows for business advantage.

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Sleep at Night Again: Automated Code Analysis, Scott Francis and Ivan Kornienko, BP-3 Global
BPM platforms, such as IBM BPM, have the benefit of being able to export all UIs, process models, integrations, and every other piece of code that makes up the solution as a single file. This one file represents both the value to be gained from using BPM as well as the technical debt an organization takes on by turning it on for it’s business users. We have spent the last 3 years collecting and curating best practices and anti patterns from dozens of our consultants and hundreds of solutions they’ve been exposed to over the years. This exercise has lead us to define what we are calling Neches Rules. If not followed, each of these rules represents an adverse effect to a solutions performance or maintainability. Using a proprietary algorithm, we apply these rules to a BPM solution export file and generate a provide the user with a list issues at specific locations in their solution code and suggestions on how to fix them. This session will cover our rule set, the automated solution analysis process, and a live demo of our solution analysis tool, Neches.

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Scott Francis is CTO and Co-Founder of BP3, a specialist firm focused on accelerating process innovation for customers, where he has helped customers deploy 100‘s of processes to production. Scott has previously spoken at a several conferences, and is the primarily author of BP3’s blog.
ivan-90Ivan has spent the better half of the last decade building process solutions for clients across a variety of verticals. He has performed a multitude of BPM project functions from developer, to business analyst, to architect, to project manager. Today, Ivan is the director of user experience at BP3, where he has led such efforts as Brazos UI and Brazos Portal. His passion is to deliver process excellence through engaging and effective BPM user interfaces.

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Rapid Process Excellence with BPM in the Public Cloud, Linus Chow, Oracle
Companies are increasingly looking to the cloud for platform and application services. They can focus on core business functionality while getting fast provisioning, elastic scalability, and platform functionality from the cloud service. Come to this session to learn more about Oracle’s business process management capabilities in the public cloud. The presentation discusses how this cloud service can assist companies in their journey to the cloud by enabling rapid development of smart, tailored-to-fit, and highly flexible process applications that integrate and extend other services and applications in Oracle Cloud or on-premises.
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linusFor over 15 years Linus Chow has enabled successful workflow, BPM, SOA, Portal and Content solutions worldwide; and is now the Master BPM Champion for Oracle Public Sector, Higher Education, and Healthcare for both Cloud and on-premise. He has helped organizations win over 20 industry awards for BPM implementations. He is a published author and an active speaker on the Best Practices of BPM/SOA/Portal/Content. A decorated former US Army Officer, Linus has an MBA, a MS in Management Information Systems, and BS in Mathematics; and is a Certified BPM and Six Sigma Professional.

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BPM, say Hello to Watson. A New Era of Cognitive Work – Here Today, Chris Vavra, IBM
IBM Watson represents a first step into cognitive systems, a new era of computing. It uses programmatic computing together with three additional capabilities that make Watson truly unique: natural language processing, hypothesis generation and evaluation, and dynamic learning. The combination of these capabilities delivers the power to unlock the world of unstructured data, enabling a new partnership between people and computers that enhances and scales human expertise. Used in the context of BPM solutions, Watson can elevate knowledge worker empowerment to another level. Watson can serve as an expert advisor to users, enabling organizations to more fully understand and use the data that surrounds them, and use that data to make better decisions. Join us to explore the possibilities of cognitive work, where we will combine IBM BPM case management capabilities together with IBM Watson Developer Cloud in a employee recruiting scenario.

vavra90Chris Vavra is Program Director, Product Management for IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM), part of IBM’s Smarter Process portfolio. He has over 15 years experience in enterprise middleware, with roles in product management, strategy, M&A, business development and technical sales. Chris originally joined IBM in 2002 as part of the acquisition of CrossWorlds Software, one of IBM’s earliest BPM investments. In addition to BPM, he has extensive experience with application integration products, with past responsibility for DataPower, Cast Iron, Integration Bus, and ESB. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BS in engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Managing Unstructured Processes with AdHoc BPM Framework, Filipe Pereira, Safira
Most BPMS solutions are mostly focused on business processes with a very structured and defined workflow. But when the workflow is unknown and impossible to structure, we have to give business users the flexibility to create simple processes that fit to their specific needs. The Ad-Hoc BPM Framework, an add-on to IBM BPM, consists of a tool that enables business users to configure, deploy, and run unstructured processes in a matter of minutes. In this session we will present the tool and show how quickly one can configure and deploy unstructured processes. We also intend to present how one can use it to discover and analyse processes for future improvement and re-design.

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FilipePinhoPereira_90Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Filipe Pinho Pereira is a Consultant & Trainer focused on empowering people and organizations to work better every day. He founded a training company, was involved in several quality management initiatives using frameworks like CMMI and ISO9001, and nowadays he’s involved in several BPM projects and training courses for people new to BPM. He has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and currently works at Safira / KPMG.

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Tools for Flexibility in Collaborative Processes, Rafael Fazzi Bortolini and Leonardo Luzzatto, Cryo Technologies
Brazil’s many laws and regulations make public sector processes very complex and rigid. For instance, a purchasing process usually has an average of a hundred tasks and takes from six to twelve months to complete. We have developed solutions to deal with such complex collaborative processes, featuring Ad-hoc task execution, return to a previous task, forwarding a task for an opinion, digital signing, and real-time decision support. The processes become more collaborative, less rigid, less bureaucratic, less complex, simpler to model by business analysts and simpler to understand.

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cryo_technologies_rafael_bortolini90Rafael Fazzi Bortolini is CPO at Cryo Technologies. He is a master’s degree student in Production Engineering and holds a BA degree. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, OCEB Fundamental – OMG Certified Expert In BPM e CBPP® Certified Business Process Professional. Twelve-year experience coordinating software development and Business Process Management deployment projects in large public and private organizations in Brazil. Teaches many courses in the field of BPM and is a speaker in national and international events.
cryo_technologies_leonardo_luzzatto90Leonardo de Quadros Luzzatto joined Cryo Technologies in 2004 has twelve-year experience in the IT market with analysis, development, software engineering and ten-year experience on Business Process Management Suites-based integrated solutions. Holds a Bachelor degree of Computer Information Systems by Pontifícia Universidade Católica-RS in Brazil and is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.

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CMMN and BPMN Combined, Jakob Freund, camunda
CMMN is OMGs standard for Case Management. However in most situations, a concrete application consists of both structured flows and cases. This is why we think BPMN and CMMN should be combined. While this is currently not the case in terms of specifications, we decided to implement the CMMN standard as part of our existing BPMN execution platform, and provide a common API in order to create the according applications. Camunda is a mature and powerful BPM platform already. It’s open source, so anyone can use it for free and extend it with their own contributions. Since it’s lightweight and developer-friendly, it’s the perfect solution for typical developers. With CMMN added to the stack, it’s easier for developers to create powerful applications that cover both workflow and cases, which is of course also helpful for end users.

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freundJakob is Co-CEO of camunda, author of ‘Real-Life BPMN’ and a regular speaker at numerous conferences . He is in the BPM space for more than 10 years now. His absolute passion is the big picture of scaling up business models by well-defined and automated business processes, using BPMN as the common language for Business and IT.

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Using Agents to Coordinate Patient Care across Independent Specialists, Keith Swenson, Fujitsu
In an increasingly connected world, we can no longer think exclusively about processes as being defined within a single organization, nor even by a single organization to reach other to others. Following a theme we have been building on, we consider that active agents to be the glue binds organizations together into coordinated processes. In this talk Keith with present a demo of capabilities developed by the Intelligent Systems Research Group at the University of Granada to automatically generate processes from a collection of heuristics and take it one step further: different specialists maintain their own collections of rules, each specialist uses those rules to generate part of a patient’s treatment plan. imagine a patient who shows up at a physician office, and is diagnosed with two different diseases at the same time. The physician refers the patient to two different specialists who create treatment plans on the fly, incorporating the specifics details of the patient, and the specific details of their treatment style. The plans are combined into a single treatment plan, which can be reviewed by the originating physician. All three can be involved in tracking progress.

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swensonKeith Swenson is Vice President of Research and Development at Fujitsu America Inc. He is known for having been a pioneer in collaboration software and web services, and has helped the development of many workflow and BPM standards. He is currently the Chairman of the Workflow Management Coalition. In the past, he led development of collaboration software at MS2, Netscape, Ashton Tate and Fujitsu. In 2004 he was awarded the Marvin L. Manheim Award for outstanding contributions in the field of workflow. His blog is at http://social-biz.org/

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