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BPM for Financial Operations: Reduce Your Risk and Increase Control

Date: February 19, 2009

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

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Featured Speakers:

Dennis Byron, Analyst, ebizQ (bio)
David Belt, I.S. Manager/Senior Analyst, Business Developement, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (bio)
Malcolm Ross, Director of Product Management, Appian (bio)


Moderator:

Dennis Byron

Sponsored By:

Appian

The continuing global economic turmoil demands that companies across all industries improve control over financial functions to reduce risk in 2009 and beyond. Business Process Management software delivers the visibility needed to manage, measure and optimize financial processes within the organization and across the supply chain, maximizing profit, reducing errors, and easing compliance burdens. Malcolm Ross, of Appian, will outline the need for financial-function BPM in today’s economy. David Belt will present a case study on using BPM for Accounts Payables at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Dennis Byron, Principal at IT Investment Research, will act as moderator.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Finance Executives, Finance Managers, Business Analysts, IT Professionals and other Senior Managers interested in understanding more about the benefits of BPM for finance departments.



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Featured Speaker Bios:

Dennis Byron brings three decades of analyst experience to his role as ebizQ's Community Manager for Improving Business Processes. This community covers Business Process Management (BPM), Process Modeling, Process Analysis, and Business Alert Monitoring (BAM), among other topics.

As Community Manager, Byron will blog and podcast to keep the ebizQ community fully informed on the latest news and breakthroughs relevant to enterprise BPM. Byron will be responsible for bringing you breaking news on BPM daily, writing feature articles and sourcing content from other analysts, industry associations and vendors for publication on ebizQ. Finally, each week, Byron will compile the most important news and views in an e-mail newsletter for ebizQ's ever-growing BPM community.

Byron is ideally suited to the job, as he has researched and analyzed all areas of IT and information-systems use for the past 30 years. Byron looks at BPM market dynamics backed up by facts, while taking into account the perspective of the IT and business person. He is a frequent speaker and moderator on business processes, which will also be one of his roles as Community Manager.

Byron was the ERP and Middleware Analyst with the Datapro division of McGraw-Hill and IDC from 1991 to 2006. In these roles, he was the primary analyst for Business Process Management. He has conducted over 500 specific information-systems case studies. He has contributed to Application Development Trends, IT Business Edge, Research 2.0 and other publications.

Byron is also the principal of IT Investment Research, which is aimed at institutional and individual investors in IT, or anyone who enjoys peering under the covers of "the financials," where large companies and emerging IPOs like to bury their most interesting facts. His main area of interest is investment opportunities in enterprise software.

David Belt is a Business Development Manager and Senior Analyst for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Southern California, with a background in both business management and software engineering and development. At Enterprise, he has had the benefit of working in both the operational and administrative/support sides of the business, and has been able to leverage that knowledge in the application of technology-based business solutions that impact all areas of our business.

Malcolm Ross is the Director of Product Management at Appian Corporation. Malcolm has been directly involved in the implementation and development of enterprise BPM solutions for over 6 years with a variety of BPM platforms. Prior to his involvement with BPM technologies, Malcolm worked for leading B2B and B2C ecommerce software providers and led numerous technology consulting engagements at Fortune 100 corporations. Malcolm received his BS degree in Computer Science with a minor in Actuarial Mathematics from Florida State University.


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