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BPM Basics for Dummies: Getting a Read on BPM

Date: February 26, 2008

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

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Featured Speakers:

Michael Lees, Director, Product Marketing, BPMS, Software AG (bio)
Kiran Garimella, Ph.D., Vice President, BPM Solutions, Software AG (bio)


Dennis Byron

Sponsored By:

Software AG

Business Process Management (BPM) is useful, powerful and potentially very accessible. But, with so many analysts, consultants, publications and vendors weighing in with their own perspective and opinions, it can be very confusing and hard to know where to start. Software AG tackles this problem with the publication of BPM Basics For Dummies. A clear, concise and accessible guide to help you understand what BPM is really all about. Whether you are a business manager or an Information Technology practitioner, the book provides valuable information about what BPM can do for you—and how to apply it. Join two of the authors of BPM Basics for Dummies, Kiran Garimella and Mike Lees as they introduce key concepts and guidance from the book.

What you will learn:
  • Key BPM concepts and guidance
  • What BPM can do for you
  • How to apply BPM to your enterprise
Why you should attend:

Understand what BPM is really all about! So many analysts, consultants, publications and vendors are weighing in on BPM – making it confusing about where to start. Software AG tackles this problem by offering an informative webinar based on the clear and concise book, Business Process Management Basics for Dummies.

By attending the webinar, you’ll receive a FREE copy of our new ebook BPM for Dummies!

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Featured Speaker Bios:

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.

Kiran Garimella is Vice President, BPM Solutions, Software AG, responsible for strategy and evangelism. He chairs the company’s BPM Advisory Council, a think-tank of independent, external thought leaders in BPM and closely related disciplines. He is a frequent writer and speaker on business, management and technology and contributes to three blogs on BPM. Dr. Garimella is the author of the 2006 business novel, The Power of Process: Unleashing the Source of Competitive Advantage, for senior managers and executives in IT and business. The book has been adopted as a supplemental text at the University of Florida and Georgia State University. Passionate about evangelizing new trends in management and technology, he has spoken at Executive MBA programs for Kellogg’s; Queen’s University, Canada; Notre Dame; the Equipment Leasing Association; and the University of Florida. Dr. Garimella was the Chief Architect for GE Healthcare Financial Services, responsible for BPM, SOA integration of enterprise processes and applications, and business activity monitoring. He also was CIO for GE Healthcare Equipment Finance, where he managed an annual budget of $12MM and a global IT staff. He has also been a senior business architect, project manager, partner, management consultant and assistant professor of business. Dr. Garimella holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, an MS in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Decision and Information Sciences from the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. He is Six-Sigma Green-Belt certified and Black-Belt trained at GE. He serves as an advisor to the International Institute of Business Analysts.

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