Category Archive for "conferences"

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BPMCAMP Sessions: Bob Golladay, IBM, and BP3

To open day 2 of BPMCAMP, we had the pleasure of welcoming Bob Golladay, the IBM Smarter Process Leader for Europe.   We wanted to bring Bob to our event for two reasons:  first, because Bob has been instrumental in

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BPMCAMP Sessions: BPM Trends Kickoff

Our CEO, Lance Gibbs, kicked off BPMCAMP with his insights into BPM trends based on the last year’s worth of conversations with customers, prospects, and partners. “intelligent BPM” is impacting customer experience, but isn’t reaching mainstream capability yet. Inhibitors are

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Oh the Places You’ll Go

We started BP3 in 2007, and bootstrapped it from just the two of us, to a team, to a company.  We used to quote Blues Brothers on a regular basis, “putting the band back together”…. because we felt like we

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BPMCAMP Early Returns

  [UPDATE: interested in BPMCAMP 2016?  The sign-up for information is here! ] I’ll have more to post about BPMCAMP as pictures and videos come in, and as I have time to synthesize.  But I’ll just say that it was

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The Value of Being There

In a day and age full of the virtual, perhaps we place a little more value on the personal, and the real. Virtual is better than letters, or email, but it isn’t better than a handshake or a hug, and

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BPMCAMP Topics

BPMCAMP is coming in just two weeks to the Four Seasons in Austin.  And as the content has come together I’m excited to be a fly on the wall in some of these sessions: Redefining the COE given what we’ve

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BPMCAMP 2015 In 3 weeks

It’s hard to believe BPMCAMP 2015 is only a few weeks away.  The content sessions are shaping up to be truly awesome. This is the conference we want to run for our own team, and we invite customers to join

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OTB 2015

 We recently threw our fourth OTB conference for Trilogy Alumni right here in Austin, Texas.  It was another fantastic event, leveraging the value of a great entrepreneurial network. I’ve become a big believer in the value a conference can add

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Is Swarming a Legitimate Tactic for BPM?

Lately there’s been some discussion of “swarming” as an organizational response to process needs.  Part of this thought process comes from the ACM crowd, noting natural phenomenon like birds in flight, etc. and noting that organizations properly empowered could also

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OTB2015 and the Power of a Network

This post isn’t about BPM, or BP3.  But it is about Austin, startups, and networks.    We’re hosting the 4th OTB unconference in Austin this weekend.  We’re building value in a conference of former colleagues who used to work together, mostly

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Finding BPM Inspiration in Portugal

I thought bpmNEXT was the highlight of my BPM Conference calendar, when it comes to expanding my own perspective within the BPM space.  But my experience at BPM Conference Portugal rivaled bpmNEXT for expanding my mind. BPM Conference Portugal is

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BPM: Still not Dead

Neil Ward-Dutton was at AppianWorld recently, where he no doubt saw demos of Appian’s software that Appian has been (so far) reluctant to show other BPM vendors and gurus at bpmNEXT each year! But beyond that, apparently some numbers were

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Final Thoughts on #bpmNEXT

There’s too much to write about from bpmNEXT for me to relay it all in our blog, though I’ve done my best.  I could have written a post about almost every presentation, but I’ll forgo that. But I think I

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Who Presented at #BPMNEXT

The bpmNEXT conference is a gathering of all the most innovative vendors in BPM every year. This is its third year of operation, where vendors give a short presentation and then dive into a 15 minute demonstration.  The demos are

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Other Interesting Moments from #bpmNEXT

While I want to avoid writing a blog post about everything at bpmNEXT, it is hard to resist commenting on a few things: The prize for “worked for the most vendors presenting.” Looks like John Reynolds and George Barlow are

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Neil Ward-Dutton: Schrödinger’s BPM #bpmNEXT

Neil Ward-Dutton captured the cognitive dissonance in BPM perfectly, with his talk entitled “Shrödinger’s BPM” -is BPM dead or alive? This question has been asked so many times, and answered, but I like Neil’s take on it.  He presents the

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BP3 takes 2nd Place in bpmNEXT “Best in Show” Voting

One of the traditions of bpmNEXT is to vote on “Best in Show”. After all the presentations have been presented, after all the demonstrations have been demonstrated, there’s the vote.  Previous winners have included Fluxicon and Kapow, if my memory

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9 Keys to the Business of BPM #bpmNEXT

At bpmNEXT this year they tried something new, a set of sessions about the business of BPM and predictions for the future.  I really liked the format (setting aside my own session), as it really appealed to those of us

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BPMN as Font

I’ve speculated before that BPMN icons might have originally been designed to be hand-drawn (most of the BPMN 1.0 icons I can draw without lifting marker from white board).  Now there’s a font for BPMN, for those who want to

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Thoughts from #bpmNEXT Day 1

[Author’s note: first draft I seem to have replaced bpmNEXT with BPMCAMP – which is the reason you should not write blog posts after midnight at a conference, as I had some planning activities for our own BPMCAMP on my

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Speaking at BPM Conference Portugal

In this season of BPM conferences, with Interconnect in the review mirror, and bpmNEXT next week, I’m also looking ahead to the opportunity to speak at BPM Conference Portugal:  May 14th in Lisbon, Portugal. The year 2013 was marked by

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Emerging Market Opportunity in BPM

Historically, BPM has often been applied to businesses to improve operations.  Sometimes those operations directly support customers, and sometimes those operations are considered “back office” or internal. As BPM has matured, we’re experiencing a new market opportunity:  Software and Services

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Capital Factory, Austin, and Ireland at #SXSW

An interesting trend at SXSW interactive over the last few years has been the increasing presence of delegations from other countries.  It starts with their spaces on the Expo floor- increasingly large, welcoming, and showing off startups from home right

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HuffPo Reveals 14 Powerhouses you Need(ed) to meet at SXSW

Unfortunately Huffington Post didn’t publish this article until SXSW-interactive was nearly complete–  on Monday, March 16th – but they definitely put a good list of great speakers and powerhouses (who happen to be female).  So I guess these are the

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BPMNEXT is Next Week

We’re excited about bpmNEXT – and it is coming next week! March 29th through April 1st! We’re involved in two sessions at bpmNEXT: First, on Monday March 30th, at 10:30am, we have a panel on building a BPM ecosystem. Building

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Brazos Takes over #IBMInterconnect

Later in the afternoon, I attended the Smarter Process keynote.  David Millen brought out several customers in this session:  BMI, Kaiser Permanente, to name two.  Given the wealth of fantastic customer presentations, I would have liked to see more product

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The Trilogy Alumni Effect Recap: Slides and More #sxsw

Sunday morning I and three of my favorite Trilogy Alumni gave a panel discussion on the Killer Network – Trilogy Alumni and their affect on Austin and startups.  If you want to rate our session, use the SXSW Go application,

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More Highlights from #IBMInterconnect

I have to share some additional highlights from IBM’s Interconnect conference.  On Monday, after the General Session, I joined several executives from IBM’s European operation and from BP3 for lunch, to continue discussions started in London and Germany.  We’ve been

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SXSW Sessions

Without much ado, I’ve starred all the sessions that jumped out at me.  You’ll notice that in most time slots I can’t possibly be in 3 or 10 places at once. SXSW is the only conference I know where you

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#IBMInterconnect Thoughts from the Keynote onward

Yesterday I wrote about my overall impressions of the conference, at a 10,000 foot level, and specifically how it feels having Smarter Process not at the center of attention. Today, let’s turn to the event itself.  Sunday was for partners,

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The Trilogy Effect at #SXSWi

It’s been 3 years since Lori Hawkins wrote about the Trilogy Effect in the Austin American-Statesman.  She and anyone else with an SXSW interactive badge will have another opportunity to look behind the curtain of the Trilogy recruiting and networking

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Brazos UI Enterprise v3.17 Released

Editor’s note: The most popular user interface framework for IBM BPM is now even better with the latest release.  As seen in many sessions at IBM Interconnect, Brazos UI Enterprise makes a difference: faster releases, happier customers, greater development efficiency,

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#IBMInterconnect Smarter Process Impressions from a Partner

  So I’ve had a week or more to reflect on IBM’s new mega conference, Interconnect.  As an attendee, it was one of the best conferences I’ve had since I started attending IBM conferences at Impact 2010, after the purchase

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BPMCAMP: In about Six Months…

The best practitioner event in BPM is in six months: BPMCAMP 2015 in Austin. Two years ago, we decided to run our internal all-hands meeting like a mini-conference. Last year, we invited a few customers down to Austin to join

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Brazos + Brazos = Process in the Palm of Your Hand

[ Editor’s note:  You didn’t think we’d go to an IBM conference without updating Brazos, did you?  Of course you didn’t.  Brazos Portal 1.5 is another big step forward with shared views & templates, which further put it ahead of

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#IBMInterconnect Use a Better UI and See How You Feel

In my career I have often come up against sales problems. As an engineer, these problems can be frustrating, especially when you know that what you made is better than what is out there. One of our newer developers asked

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#IBMInterconnect Recommended Sessions: Thursday February 26th

Okay, if you made it this far, you’re near the end!  The last day is a shorter day and we’ll keep the recommendations brief! 9am: Aetna’s Vision for a Healthier World – Palm C – Aetna uses a lot of

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#IBMInterconnect Recommended Sessions: Wednesday February 25th

We’re not done yet. Wednesday features some more good sessions. The 8am sessions: Moving Banking Back office operation to IBM BPM, Banco do Brasil‘s Approach – Palm D – If you’re like me and you’ve seen the Novo Banco presentation

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#IBMInterconnect Recommended Sessions: Tuesday February 24th

Continuing with recommended sessions for Tuesday! In the 8am slot: Managing your Business Process Data for Performance and Scalability – Jasmine Ballroom B – IBM gives recommendations for how to scale your data maintenance strategy.  (Side note: BP Labs has

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#IBMInterconnect Recommended Sessions: Monday February 23rd

Continuing a tradition from previous years at Impact, we’re sharing our thoughts about the best sessions at IBM’s Interconnect conference. The conference is spread across two hotels this year, which is going to take some getting used to. But as

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bpmNEXT 2015 Program and Schedule Are Up

We’re really looking forward to the 2015 lineup for bpmNEXT.  This has been the best conference for innovative BPM technology for the previous two years, and 2015 promises to continue the trend. More on the program here. I’m honored to

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Making a BPM Power User

[Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Gordon, who will be joining us at Interconnect, come by our booth (307) to meet him, and other team members.  Gordon has been improving our education offerings especially in light of the

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Mobile BPM at IBM Interconnect 2015

Two of BP3’s best and brightest will be speaking about BPM Mobile adoption at IBM Interconnect this year! What: Driving BPM Mobile Adoption: IBM Business Process Manager in the Palm of Your Hand – 4406A Who: Ivan Kornienko , Andrew

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The 30th Angelou Economics Forum

Since 2009 I’ve been attending the Angelou Economics Forum at the Austin Convention Center.  For 30 years, Angelou Economics has been providing the best insights into the Austin economy and its place in the overall economy of Texas and the

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2014: Year in Review

2014 was another great year for BPM, and for BP3.  2014 Lacked the fireworks of some previous years – fewer acquisitions and fewer existential arguments between ACM, BPM, and ECM proponents.  What we did see was BPM vendors acquiring capabilities

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BP3 is Coming to You

This is a big week for BP3.  We are simultaneously at the Websphere Technical University event in Dusseldorf, as well as at a BPMCAMP Comes to You event in Dallas. Earlier today, our very own Joáo Benedito and David Brakoniecki

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Impressions from Alfresco Summit

Last week BP3 attended Alfresco Summit for the first time. We already have Greg Harley’s impressions of the summit, but I wanted to share my thoughts as a BPM practitioner surrounded by an ECM conference. On the heels of an

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Activiti Takes Center Stage at Alfresco Summit 2014

If anyone had any question about Alfresco’s commitment to Activiti BPM, their concerns should have been well and truly quelled Wednesday when Thomas DeMeo, Alfresco’s VP of Product Management introduced Activiti Enterprise during the opening morning keynote as… “the smart BPM

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Session Notes from BPMCamp: BPM Insights into Continuous Improvement

We started off BPMCAMP right with a presentation from one of our customers – Sean Perry of CUNA Mutual, who gave our team and our customers an overview of his insights into BPM and Continuous Improvement. I noticed at IBM

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Welcome to Camp, and Thanks for Attending

Yesterday we posted a lengthy blog on the subject of networking and a peculiar unconference focused on an alumni group. Today, we’ll take a moment to focus on the networking and conference focused on a particular set of BPM practitioners

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