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Keynote: How BPM Can Help the Bottom Line in Challenging Economic Times

Date: June 24, 2009

Time: 11:00 am US Eastern

All dates and times are NY local time, please consult your favorite world clock to determine when this webinar takes place in your time zone.

Featured Speakers:

Ken Vollmer, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (bio)
Keith Swenson, Chief Architect, Fujitsu (bio)


Dennis Byron

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In this tight economy, firms are only investing in technology which has a direct effect on the bottom line. This keynote will explore cost-effective methods that companies can employ to increase operational efficiency. Current BPM tools are a key stepping stone to help an organization reduce cost through process efficiencies. The economic crisis may indeed provide the incentive firms need to innovate and optimize their business processes.

Attend this webcast and you will...

  • Learn how BPM impacts enterprise agility
  • Gain insight into how other enterprises are using BPM to improve operational efficiency and innovation
  • Hear recommendations on how to use BPM effectively
Keith Swenson of Fujitsu will discuss how emerging "Dynamic BPM Platforms" can empower your team to respond to market conditions quickly and continuously optimize processes - without sacrificing business visibility and operational governance. The session will highlight how Dynamic BPM Platforms can help you strike the right balance between structure and flexibility in processes.

Topics covered include:
  • Why the need for Dynamic BPM Platforms?
  • What are the benefits? How is it different from traditional BPM?
  • How do customers use a Dynamic BPM Platform? How can it be used to soften the impact of the recession? Where is the fit?

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Ken Vollmer is a principal analyst in Forrester's Application Development & Infrastructure research group, covering trends, issues, and strategies related to all forms of integration, including business process management (BPM), enterprise application integration (EAI), B2B integration (B2Bi), and electronic data interchange (EDI).

Ken has assisted hundreds of clients in North America and Europe with their integration projects, drawing upon his knowledge of emerging trends and many years of practical experience in implementing a wide range of business solutions.

Ken came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and has 20 years of management-level experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Giga, he was the director of information systems planning for a large retail company, where he implemented a comprehensive EDI program with more than 1,000 trading partners. He has held a wide range of IT management positions at Carrier Corporation and MONY Financial Services, as well as various positions in the logistics arena at John Deere and Carrier.

Ken earned a B.S. in management information systems from the State University of New York and an M.S. in information resource management from the School of Information Science and Technology at Syracuse University.

Keith Swenson is Vice President of Research and Development at Fujitsu America Inc. for the Interstage family of products. He is known for having been a pioneer in web services. Keith is currently the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Workflow Management Coalition. In 2004 he was awarded the Marvin L. Manheim Award for outstanding contributions in the field of workflow.

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