Announcing bpmNEXT 2013 Program

It took a bit longer than we hoped, but the program at bpmNEXT 2013 is now set. bpmNEXT, which takes place March 19-21 at Asilomar Conference Center on the Monterey Peninsula, is not your typical BPM conference. It's a technology showcase spotlighting the next generation of BPM software innovation. No how-tos, best practices, or case studies, just a fast-paced series of demonstrations of new capabilities that are transforming the BPM (and surrounding) landscape. We've heard a lot of talk about social BPM, but how do you build apps that leverage Facebook, Salesforce Chatter, or Google Talk? You'll see that. What should BPM on mobile devices really look like? You'll see that, too. Tools that lower the barriers to process modeling and automatically assess the quality of the output. Real roundtripping between a variety of BPMN tools and a BPMS. Automated staffing analysis that optimizes the tradeoff between labor cost and wait time. Business-oriented tools that sense KPI trends to give advance warning before trouble occurs, and operational process intelligence that monitors end-to-end processes across heterogeneous infrastructure. And let's not forget adaptive case management, unstructured but goal-directed processes. We've all heard the talk, but at bpmNEXT you'll see it in action.

The program starts on the afternoon of March 19 with a keynote by Paul Harmon, Executive Editor of BPTrends, who will set the stage with a talk about how technology innovation will impact the practice of BPM. Then we get down to some serious eating and drinking. The presentation program begins bright and early on March 20 and continues through the afternoon of March 21. One track, 24 presentations - 20 minutes of demo with 10 minutes Q&A - by the people leading the charge in next-gen BPM. The audience will be knowledgeable and the debate will be lively. At the breaks and receptions there will be plenty of time for deep dives with the presenters. And at the end, attendees will use a social BPM app to select the Best in Show. Here is a summary of the program:

  • Process Mining: Discovering Process Maps from Data, Anne Rozinat and Christian W. Gunther, Fluxicon
  • Managing Process Roles and Relationships, Roy Altman, PeopleServ
  • Lowering the Barriers to BPMN, Gero Decker, Signavio
  • Automated Assessment of BPMN 2.0 Model Quality, Stephan Fischli and Antonio Palumbo, itp commerce
  • Data-Centric BPM, John Reynolds, IBM
  • Extreme BPMN: Semantic Web Leveraging BPMN XML Serialization, Lloyd Dugan and Mohamed Keshk, IMSC US
  • Model-BPMS Roundtripping, Jakob Freund, camunda services GmbH
  • BPM for Mobile, Mobile for BPM, Scott Francis, BP3 Global, Inc.
  • Social and Mobile Computing for BPM and Case Management, Rhonda Gray, OpenText
  • Connecting BPM to Social Feeds Improves User Adoption, Miguel Valdes Faura, BonitaSoft
  • Model-Driven Generation of Social BPM Applications, Emanuele Molteni, WebRatio
  • Social Process in the Cloud with Facebook, Stuart Browning, TidalWave Interactive
  • Goals in the Process Continuum: from BPM to ACM and Beyond, Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies and Dan Neason, Modus 21.
  • Visual Analytics and Smart Tools, Robert Shapiro, Process Analytica
  • KPI Risk Assessment, Manoj Das, Oracle
  • Operational Process Intelligence for Real-Time Business Process Visibility, Thomas Volmering and Patrick Schmidt, SAP
  • Fully Exploiting the Potential of BPM in the Cloud, Carl Hillier, Kofax
  • The Decision Model, Larry Goldberg, Knowledge Partners International, and Tomer Srulevich, Sapiens
  • BPM for the Internet of Things, George Barlow, Bosch
  • Performing Collections of Activities as Means to Business Ends, Denis Gagne, Trisotech
  • Event-Driven Rules-based Business Processes for the Real-Time Enterprise, Dave Duggal, EnterpriseWeb
  • Malleable Tasks and ACM, Helle Frisak Sem, Computas AS
  • Antifragile Systems for Innovation and Learning Organizations, Keith Swenson, Vice President of Research and Development, Fujitsu America Inc.
But bpmNEXT is more than the program. The social interaction is what will make this an unforgettable event. The movers, shakers, and thought leaders of the BPM world will be there, and I expect the Q&A to be intense. Asilomar's accommodations are rustic and the scenery is spectacular, creating a retreat-like atmosphere. On the beach, at the tip of the Monterey Peninsula, right next to the Pebble Beach golf courses and 17 Mile Drive. Think of this as the Bohemian Grove of BPM. You won't want to miss it!

The room only holds 200, so don't be left out. Early bird registration, until February 19, is $1495, all-inclusive (2 nights hotel, meals, and event admission). After that it goes up to $1995. More information about the event is here, or just click here to register.