OMG Reveals Topics for BPM Think Tank 2008

The Object Management Group[tm] (OMG[tm]), in partnership with BPTrends, announced the Roundtable topics for the BPM Think Tank 2008 event, which will be held October 6-7, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Chicago, IL, USA. BPM Think Tank 2008 attendees will participate in at least three unique, highly interactive BPM Roundtables over the course of two days. These roundtables are small, interactive group sessions moderated by subject matter experts who will introduce the topic and move on to the group discussion that uniquely characterizes BPM Think Tank.

The BPM Roundtables have been a highly acclaimed feature of the BPM Think Tank in the past and clearly differentiate this event from others in the BPM marketplace. Presentations before and after the roundtable sessions will focus on business case studies presented by end users with real-world experience.

Roundtable Topics:

  • Business Process Governance in the Real World
  • Business Process Governance – How to organize the Process of Process Management
  • How should Service Oriented Architecture change the business?
  • How should the strategic plan drive the enterprise?
  • How can models improve business agility?
  • Measurement of Process Excellence
  • Barriers to Process Improvement
  • The ROI of model driven business
  • Business Process Management and Business Frameworks
  • How does Organizational Process Maturity contribute to Regulatory Compliance
  • Business Process Management in small and medium companies
  • What should the executive dashboard provide?
  • The Relationship between BPMS & Business Intelligence
  • BPM in the Federal Government
  • Achieving Collaboration Between Business and IT in Business Process Management
  • How Business Process Management enables innovation
  • Managing Emergent Processes
  • How globalization impacts Business Process Management
  • From ERP through SOA to Web 2.0 – new ways of process execution
  • Managing Complexity in a process driven world
  • Combining Event Processing with BPMS for Agility
  • Business Involvement in Business Process Modeling
  • What are the business implications of a value chain model?

Roundtable Moderators
Each roundtable is moderated by a subject matter expert. Roundtable leaders include:

  • David Bridgeland, CTO, Global Business Transformation, Unisys Corporation
  • Cory Casanave, CEO/President, Model Driven Solutions
  • Fred Cummins, EDS Fellow, EDS Technology Strategy & Architecture
  • Phil Gilbert, President, Lombardi Software
  • Paul Harmon, Executive Editor, Business Process Trends
  • Sandy Kemsley, BPM Analyst and Architect, Kemsley Design Ltd.
  • Mathias Kirchmer, Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer, Accenture
  • Meir Levi, CEO, Interfacing Technologies
  • Derek Miers, CEO, BPM Focus
  • Scott Palmer, Executive Director, Value Chain Group, Inc.
  • Marc Smith, Director, Technical Marketing, Lombardi Software
  • Paul Vincent, Rules Manager, TIBCO Software
  • Ron Zahavi, CIO, Global Business Transformation, Unisys Corporation

BPM Think Tank 2008 is especially relevant to the business-oriented BPM practitioner. This includes practitioners at all levels who are responsible for running, managing, analyzing and executing business processes, in addition to BP architects and consultants, and vendors and users of BPM tools.

Additional Information
BPM Think Tank 2008 is produced by the Object Management Group in partnership with BPTrends ( and is sponsored by Lombardi Software. OMG is the custodian of the Business Process Modeling Notation[tm] (BPMN[tm]), the industry standard graphic language for modeling business processes, and its members have developed a full suite of BPM standards. BPTrends is the primary source of business intelligence for business executives and process change practitioners around the globe.

About BPTrends
BPTrends is the primary source of business intelligence for business executives and process change practitioners around the globe. Industry thought leaders provide analysis and opinion on trends, directions and best practices relating to all aspects of business process management. BPTrends is the most comprehensive, in-depth business process management resource devoted to educating and informing the market. The BPTrends BP Tools Reports are the most widely read reports on BP software tools available. With over 20,000 members, BPTrends is the largest community of BP Professionals in the world. BPTrends Associates, a BPM professional services company, provides executive education, training, mentoring and consulting services and has partnered with Boston University to deliver the BU BPM Curriculum and Certificate Program.

About the Object Management Group
OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies, including: Real-time, Embedded and Specialized Systems, Analysis & Design, Architecture-Driven Modernization and Middleware and an even wider range of industries, including: Business Modeling and Integration, C4I, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Legal Compliance, Life Sciences Research, Manufacturing Technology, Robotics, Software-Based Communications and Space. OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language[tm] (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management. OMG’s middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries. OMG is headquartered in Needham, MA, USA.

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