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Webcast: BPM Meets the Cloud

Date & Time: June 3, 2009 at 2:00 PM EDT (duration 45 mins.)

Featured Speakers:

Dennis Wall, VP of Software and SaaS, Fujitsu (bio)
Dennis Byron, Analyst, ebizQ (bio)


Moderator:

Dennis Byron

Sponsored By:

Fujitsu

Business process management (BPM), virtualization, software as a service (SaaS), mash-ups, cloud computing, platform as a service (PaaS). They are all buzzwords du jour but how do they fit together? This session will separate the virtualization, mash-up and platform technologies from the SaaS/cloud delivery methods from the BPM value proposition. Learn about the BPM situational applications where using a platform in the cloud makes sense and contrast them with those where you want to keep the process automation on premise and even behind the firewall. Distinguish among development, administration, power user and great-unwashed roles where one approach works better than another.



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Featured Speaker Bios:

Dennis Wall leads Interstage Software and SaaS teams at Fujitsu America. Dennis was a founder of OKERE, a leading SaaS consulting firm. OKERE was a key strategic partner of Salesforce.com and a variety of other SaaS providers, and one of the first firms to embrace software as a service for the enterprise. OKERE was acquired by Fujitsu Consulting in 2007, and his team continues their efforts to help clients focus on business innovation and maximizing the value of their IT investments. He has over 15 years of experience selling solution-oriented consulting services to the enterprise, with specific expertise in the CRM and SaaS market. A recognized leader in the SaaS market, he has spoken at variety of analyst and industry events regarding this disruptive and transformational technology delivery model.

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.


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