BPM Quotes of the Week - February 8, 2016

“The service-led IoT economy needs orchestration, collaboration, and continuous optimisation for efficiency - this is where the role of BPM comes in.”
-Chloe Green

“Automation makes big data initiatives much more affordable and accessible to the enterprise. Automated data science has not obscured the jobs of data scientists, but instead freed them from some of the more time-consuming aspects of their position so they can work on more profound problems.”
-Jelani Harper

“If senior management does not perceive how business process management (BPM) helps them get their work done and meet their performance goals, they will see little point in funding and supporting it. An inability to define the business value of your BPM program leads to the program being cut.”

From the BPM Forum

“Are we ready to give up the trust in a single, visible, relatively transparent central authority (e.g. national banks, states) and lend it to some single, insufficiently explored, central technology solution (e.g. the blockchain protocol)?”
-Bogdan Nafornita

"Some example blockchain stories worth checking out from the press over the last few days in the attached links (quote from Vivek Wadhwa in the Washington Post): 'The blockchain is not useful just for finance. It is an almost incorruptible digital ledger that can be used to record practically anything that can be digitized: birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, deeds and titles of ownership, educational degrees, medical records, contracts, and votes. It has the potential to transform the lives of billions of people who lack bank accounts and access to the legal and administrative infrastructure that we take for granted.'”
-Derek Miers

“Vitalik (Buterin) gave a definition of blockchain: ‘Blockchain is a magic computer that anyone can upload programs to and leave the programs to self-execute, where the current and all previous states of every program are always publicly visible, and which carries a very strong cryptoeconomically secured guarantee that programs running on the chain will continue to execute in exactly the way that the blockchain protocol specifies.’ Certainly, BPM is a big part of this understanding of blockchain.”
-Dr. Alexander Samarin