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LIVE PANEL: BPM in the Real World

Date: June 24, 2009

Time: 12:00 pm 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:

Keith Swenson, Chief Architect, Fujitsu (bio)
Dr. M.A. Ketabchi, President, CEO and Founder, Savvion (bio)
Dennis Byron, Analyst, ebizQ (bio)
Derek Miers, CEO, BPM-Focus (bio)
Michael Lees, Director, Product Marketing, BPMS, Software AG (bio)


Dennis Byron

Sponsored By:

Software AG and Fujitsu


Business process management (BPM) is all about tying together disparate automation activities across your organization and across your ecosystem, be it a services or product supply chain, or hybrid of the two. The challenges involve choosing the situational BPM applications that can provide the fastest return on investment. This panel will explore the plusses and minuses of BPM in (industry/or by role-horizontal function) by looking at many of the options users are facing in real life.

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Featured Speaker Bios:

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.

Dr. Ketabchi is well known for his pioneering research in business process management technologies and methods, process centric domain-oriented business solutions. Over the last 20 years he has published and presented extensively in these areas and has made significant contributions to advance the state of the art and technologies in BPM. Dr. Ketabchi was a Full Professor at Santa Clara University when he founded Savvion in 1994. Under his leadership Savvion launched the first BPM product in the market in 1999, built a strong customer base of leading enterprises globally, and reached profitability and growth.
He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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.

Derek Miers is CEO of BPM-Focus, following the recent merger of Enix Consulting Limited and WARIA. He is a well-known independent industry analyst and technology strategist, publishing a great many white papers and product assessments. Over the years, he has carried out a wide range of consulting roles have involved the provision of strategic consulting advice – from facilitating board level conversations around BPM initiatives, through establishing effective BPM Project and Expertise Centers, to helping clients develop new business models that leverage business process strategies. Clients have included many of the world’s largest and well-known financial services companies (banks, building societies and insurers), pharmaceutical companies, telecoms providers, commercial businesses, product vendors and governmental organizations.

Michael Lees is Senior Director, BPM Product Marketing, ,at Software AG and is responsible for global product marketing initiatives for the company’s BPM product line. Prior to joining Software AG/webMethods, Mr. Lees was founder and CEO of Cerebra, Inc., a leader in metadata management solutions. Cerebra, originally located in the U.K., moved to the U.S. in 2004 and was acquired by webMethods in 2006. Mr. Lees has worked with many large corporate and federal organizations on their strategies for agile business and business-IT alignment. Mr Lees is co-author of “BPM Basics for Dummies” and numerous whitepapers, blogs and articles on BPM. Mr. Lees is a graduate of Durham University (Business Economics) and is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to founding Cerebra, he was a technology analyst and technology fund manager for one of the U.K.’s largest investment houses.

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