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Driving the BPM Initiative

Date: October 04, 2006

Time: 02:00 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:

Jim Sinur, Vice President, Gartner (bio)
Steve Seese, Director of Professional Services, Appian (bio)


Sandy Kemsley

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Learn the formula for successful BPM implementation. Distinguished Gartner analyst Jim Sinur will discuss how IT can work with business users and C-level executives to ensure a successful BPM engagement, from picking the right BPM project and selecting the best BPM suite to getting buy-in and facilitating change within the organization. Steve Seese of Appian will then share his experiences and discuss the lessons he has learned in the field over the past 25 years.

What you will learn:
  • What criteria should you use to pick the right BPM project and suite?
  • How can you get buy-in and facilitate change within the organization?
  • What BPM project management tactics have worked in the field?

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Jim Sinur is a recognized thought leader in the Business Process Management, Business Rules Management and Decision Optimization arenas. Until recently, he was the Chief Strategy Officer for Global360 and was responsible for the advancement of Global 360’s products in the BPM and Process Intelligence markets. Prior to joining Global 360, Jim Sinur served as a VP at Gartner Research where he researched topics including BPM, business modeling, business activity monitoring and process intelligence technologies.

Jim Sinur served as the Director of Worldwide Technologies for American Express. Before joining American Express, Sinur spent time at Northwestern Mutual Life, where he was involved in the design and building of business-critical applications in the investment and annuity departments. Additionally, Sinur led the development of the company’s Underwriting Workbench.

Steve Seese is a Director in Appian's Professional Services Division with over 26 years experience as a leader, manager, technical implementer, and business developer with both product and services companies. He has extensive experience working with both commercial and government clients throughout the sales and implementation phases of information systems development efforts. With significant exposure to high-level client contacts, budget planning and personnel management experience he has leveraged his proven expertise in technical knowledge and relationship skills to deliver successful engagements and satisfied clients.

Prior to joining Appian Mr. Seese managed the global operations for McFadyen Consulting, the leading implementer of ATG based eCommerce and Portal sites. Other prior experience includes managing the Mid-Atlantic & South East regions at Interwoven, assisting the launch of SilverStream, and managing one of the top PowerBuilder system integrators.

Steve has worked with the complete spectrum of clients from small start ups to a who' who of Fortune 1000 companies and US Government agencies including names such as AARP, BB&T, BellSouth, CableVision, DuPont, Deutsche-Bank, Coke, Discovery Channel, Duke Energy, France Telecom, GE, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lowes, MCI, Nextel, NFL, Phillip Morris, PG&E, Procter & Gamble, Royal Caribbean, Sirius Satellite, Thomson Financial, XM Radio, US Air Force, US Army, US Patent Office, Naval Air Systems Team, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and the Department of Education.

Mr. Seese has his educational background from The University of Dayton (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science) and University of Maryland College Park (Management Information Systems).

He has also published through McGraw Hill "The Authorized Guide to SilverStream" and presented at conferences such as the ATG Open and Fed-Unix Intra/Inter Net Networking Seminar.

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