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.
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 BPM.com, 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 Amazon.com 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.