Welcome to the New BPM.com
Anyone who follows me on the various social media sites (Twitter: @PSchooff; LinkedIn: Peter Schooff) is probably aware by now that I have decided to join forces with Nathaniel Palmer here at BPM.com. The decision was not a hard one.
As I was looking to raise my BPM game this past July, I got in touch with several websites about bringing over the BPM Forum that I had built and developed at ebizQ. One of the first sites I contacted was BPM.com, as it seemed like the most natural fit. (I do want to give a big shout out to Theo Priestley, now the Chief Evangelist for Software AG, for helping make the connection.)
Nathaniel Palmer has been a longtime BPM industry leader, and I thought being able to work side-by-side with him would be invaluable. And this is BPM.com, after all, which might give you some clue as to my answer to a question that would occasionally pop up on the old ebizQ forum, which is: "Is BPM Dead?" Not a chance!
Still, that's not the main reason I wanted to join BPM.com. You see, last year, when I first heard about the bpmNEXT conference (brought to you by Nathaniel and Bruce Silver), my first thought was, that sounds interesting, but exactly how are they going to differentiate themselves from all the other BPM conferences crowding the spring schedule.
But as bpmNEXT got underway, and I started reading the blog and Twitter feedback, it quickly became clear that something new was happening at the conference. People were getting excited about BPM all over again. People were no longer debating if and when BPM was going to be dead, but were instead excited about what was to come. Very simply, I wanted to be a part of that!
So that's the reason I've moved over to BPM.com. No longer do I have to be an armchair conference attendee (and that's sooner than you think, as we have the iBPMS expo coming this October). Once again, I get to plug into the BPM buzz firsthand.
So I want to welcome you to the new BPM.com. We will have the BPM.com forums up and running next week, and we will be introducing additional content in the weeks to come. I think we are at one of the key crossroads with BPM, as we now have to contend with big data, social, mobile, and case management. Enterprise technology is redefining what it means to be doing business as a company today. And at BPM.com, I have the perfect front row seat.