Below are some details about my professional experience...
In October 2007, I was hired to run the Professional Services and Marketing departments at IronBrick, a leading provider of storage and data management solutions. IronBrick is experiencing rapid growth in revenue and personnel. Below are some links associated with the work I have done at IronBrick
October 2007, Corporate Website - www.ironbrick.com - One of my first projects at IronBrick was to design, implement, and manage our corporate website.|
I began working at Appian Corporation in August 2000. Appian grew rapidly in both revenue and personnel, expanding from a handful of employees when I first started to over 200 in September 2007. Appian is a software development company specializing in Business Process Management and Portal technology. Below are some links associated with the work I did at Appian.
March 2007, Whitepaper - On Demand Business Process Management - George Barlow and I wrote this whitepaper on, Appian Anywhere, Appian's business process management software as a service (SaaS). George Barlow is GM of Appian Anywhere and a very good friend of mine.|
January 2007, KM World - Speak Softly and Carry a Big BPM Suite - This article discusses the importance of business process management technology in helping drive process efficiencies across all major verticals. It discusses the combination of SOA and BPM as a framework for composite applications and how human workflow is incorporated into an overall vision of process improvement.
November 2005, Line56.com - The Longtail of Process Automation - A summary of the whitepaper below that was picked up by Line56.com
August 2005, Whitepaper - The Longtail of Process Automation (full article) - This whitepaper describes the theory of the Longtail and its application to BPM. In particular, the paper describes how BPM is lowering the cost of process automation making processes deep in the organization ripe for process change and process improvement.
January 2005, KM World - Next Generation Process Automation - This article discusses how BPM Suites can be used as a next generation framework for automating processes and building composite applications.
January 2005, Business Integration Journal - Enterprise BPM Suites - This article argues that a new class of BPM product, Enterprise BPM Suites, have emerged in the marketplace.
3/6/2007 - ebizQ BPM In Action Virtual Conference. I participated on a panel entitled "BPM and Enterprise 2.0" discussing how Web 2.0 technologies and concepts have advanced in the consumer world and how they arebeginning to impact enterprise software as users change their expectations of how software should behave. Other panelists included Phil Gilbert, CTO of Lombardi Software, and Ismael Ghalimi, CEO of Intalio. The panel was moderated by Sandy Kemsley, BPM Blogger and Architect.|
2/9/2007 - ebizQ BPM Podcast. I was offered the opportunity to provide a podcast on Appian's BPM software in conjunction with ebizQ. Entitled "Appian Enterprise 5.5: BPM Via Your iPod?", the podcast discussed how business process management is beginning to expand in both scope and responsibility.
10/17/2006 - Object Management Group (OMG) BPM/SOA Workshop - Burlingame, CA. I participated on a panel entitled "Integratorsí and Tool Implementersí" OMG gathered experienced integrators and tool designers/builders to discuss the rewards and problems that arise as you move from BPM, through MDA/UML, to development, deployment, and software evolution and maintenance of large, multi-enterprise WS/SOA systems. The presentation was entitled "Using BPM to Help Secure your SOA. Other panelists included: Jim Amsden, Senior Software Engineer, IBM, Jeanne Baker, Lead Program Manager, BizTalk, Microsoft, Iyad Jabri, President and CEO, Intelliun Corporation, and Meir Levi, CEO, Interfacing Technologies
10/17/2006 - Object Management Group (OMG) BPM/SOA Workshop - Burlingame, CA. I was asked to speak at this conference about how organizations implementing Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) are leveraging process management technology to help secure and manage their exposed services and business components. The presentation was entitled "Using BPM to Help Secure your SOA."
9/29/2006 - Business Process Management 2006 Conference - Mainz, Germany - Enterprise Agility: Combining BPM and SOA - As Industry Liaison Chair of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) I had the opportunity to speak about how leveraging these two emerging technologies have made businesses more agile.
5/25/2006 - 2006 Web Services Security Conference (WSSC) - College Park, MD - Web Services Security and BPM
5/1/2006 - DCI BPM Conference - Phoenix, AZ - Comprehensive BPM
11/9/2005 - DCI BPM Conference- San Diego, CA - Driving Higher ROI by Fine Tuning Enterprise Processes
10/18/2005 - Delphi BPX Conference - San Diego, CA - Process-Driven Composite Applications: Using BPM Suites to Build Next-Generation Enterprise Applications
4/18/2007 - Understanding & Evaluating BPM Suites - This was a Shared Insights webinar I hosted with leading BPM analyst Bruce Silver. Bruce provided an overview of BPM technology and a methodology organizations should use in evaluating the tools. I discussed in more detail some of the specific features organizations should look for in making their BPM purchasing decisions. |
2/01/2007 - BPM & SOA: Better Together - This was a webinar I hosted with BPM Expert John Lojek of BPMBasics.com on BPM & SOA. We discuss the merits of combining BPM with your existing SOA initiatives in order to gain governance, visibility and agility.
9/12/2006 - Creating Value Using BPM - This was a webinar I hosted with internationally acclaimed writer Andrew Spanyi discussing how organizations can get more for less by implementing BPM Suites.
8/29/2006 - Enterprise Agility: BPM, SOA and their Effect on BPO - This was a webinar I hosted with BPM expert and independent analyst Derek Miers discussing how new technologies are enabling companies to be more agile.
6/21/2006 - Bringing Visio Process Maps to Life - This was a joint webinar with Dutch Dwight, COO of Zynium. Zynium is an Appian technology partner that provides technology for incorporating Visio process diagrams into the Appian BPM engine.
6/7/2006 - BPM 301: Quantitative BPM - This was a webinar on using analytics to bring a quantitative approach towards BPM initiatives. Joe Raynus, CEO of ShareDynamics co-presented.
4/13/2006 - Collaborative BPM: Connecting People to People - After the success of the initial webinar, I hosted another one with Bruce Silver. We discussed how collaboration and process technologies were merging to streamline human to human interactions.
2/28/2006 - Investing in BPM: 5 Reasons Why You Can't Afford to Get Left Behind - A webinar I hosted with Bruce Silver, Founder and President of Bruce Silver Associates. He was also formerly Vice President of Giga (now part of Forrester Research), where he directed Workflow, Document, and Imaging Strategies.
11/2/2005 - Collaborative Business Process Management - A webinar I hosted with Connie Moore, Vice President and Research Director of Forrester's Information Delivery research group.
7/27/2005 - Continuous Business Process Management - A webinar I hosted with Stephen Smith, Senior Vice President & Managing Executive at the Rummler-Brache Group.
6/23/2005 - BPM: The Future of Enterprise Applications - A webinar I hosted with Jim Sinur, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst for Gartner Research.
3/15/2005 - BPM Technology: Transforming the Business of Government - A webinar I hosted with Jason Klemow, a distinquished process analyst with The JK Group.
3/8/2005 - BPM Suites: The New Class of BPM Technology - A webinar I hosted with Nathaniel Palmer, Vice President and Chief Analyst for the Delphi Group.