Bonitasoft CEO and Founder Miguel Valdes Faura Recognized as ‘Maverick of the Year’ in 2013 International Business Awards

BPM Futurist Recognized for Exceptional Vision and Technical Innovation

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bonitasoft, the number one growing business process management (BPM) solution provider, today announced its CEO and founder, Miguel Valdes Faura, has been named winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the “Maverick of the Year” category in the 10th Annual International Business Awards℠. The honor represents another milestone in a momentous year for BPM disruptor Bonitasoft, which recently rolled out Bonita BPM 6, the company’s biggest platform upgrade in three years, and announced a Series C funding of $13 million.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2013 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 14. More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

“This incredible distinction from the International Business Awards adds to several major milestones that Bonitasoft worked hard to achieve in 2013,” said Valdes Faura. “While I’m honored to be personally recognized, the effort and dedication of the Bonitasoft family and the open source community has been the true driver of success for the company.”

The new Bonita BPM 6 enables business users and IT professionals to utilize an advanced set of BPM tools to enhance collaboration, drive end-user efficiency and improve processes quickly. New features include a completely redesigned portal that helps users complete process tasks quickly and accurately, mobile access, and improved business activity monitoring. The new version also includes a next-generation execution engine that is four times faster than previous versions. Bonitasoft’s funding is fueling its global expansion plans in the USA, Europe and Latin America.

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About Bonitasoft

Bonitasoft democratizes business process management (BPM) by bringing a flexible yet powerful BPM suite to organizations of all sizes and industries. Bonitasoft and its open source community deliver an unmatched ecosystem of connectors for nearly any application and/or system. With Bonitasoft, organizations can model, automate, and optimize process workflows in Finance, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, E-Government, and more. As the world's fastest-growing BPM provider, Bonitasoft has more than 2,000,000 downloads, 600 customers, and a community of over 60,000 contributors.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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.