Nathaniel Palmer

Rated as the #1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research, Nathaniel Palmer is recognized as one of the early originators of BPM, and has led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex projects involving investments of $200 Million or more. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief of, as well as the Executive Director of the Workflow Management Coalition, as well as VP and CTO of BPM, Inc.

Previously he had been the BPM Practice Director of SRA International, and prior to that Director, Business Consulting for Perot Systems Corp, as well as spent over a decade with Delphi Group serving as VP and CTO. He frequently tops the lists of the most recognized names in his field, and was the first individual named as Laureate in Workflow. Nathaniel has authored or co-authored a dozen books on process innovation and business transformation, including “Intelligent BPM” (2013), “How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done” (2012), “Social BPM” (2011), “Mastering the Unpredictable” (2008) which reached #2 on the Best Seller’s List, “Excellence in Practice” (2007), “Encyclopedia of Database Systems” (2007) and “The X-Economy” (2001). He has been featured in numerous media ranging from Fortune to The New York Times to National Public Radio. Nathaniel holds a DISCO Secret Clearance as well as a Position of Trust with in the U.S. federal government.

Recent Articles by Nathaniel Palmer

  • First Impression: BP Logix Process Director 4.0

    This First Impression examines the new capabilities presented the latest release of BP Logix Process Director, a BPMS industry

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  • More BPM Predictions from Top Influencers for 2016

    The greatest impact on business process over the last decade has not been specifically the change in technology, but rather

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  • The Year Ahead for BPM -- 2016 Predictions from Top Influencers

    Where not long ago we described BPM in terms of its potential, today it is easy to measure what it

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  • Lexmark to Acquire Kofax

    Kofax shared shot up by nearly 50% in afterhours trading following the announcement of Lexmark’s intended acquisition. We have expected

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  • First Impression: Comindware Tracker

    Recently we had the opportunity to see a demo of Comindware Tracker, a cloud-based BPM platform developed and delivered by

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