Mark your calendar: BPM Think Tank 2007

I attended this year’s OMG BPM Think tank, blogged extensively about it, and generally concluded that it was a great conference with excellent opportunities both for learning and for participating. The dates for the 2007 BPM Think Tank have now been announced as July 23-25, with a general theme of “Developing Your BPM Success Factors Roadmap” (a buzzword-enabled conference title if I’ve ever heard one). No venue announced yet, although the last two were in the Washington DC area.

From the announcement email:

The Object Management Group™ (OMG™), in partnership with BPTrends, and OMG’s BPMI Steering Committee encourage you to “Save the Date” for BPM Think Tank 2007: Developing Your BPM Success Factors Roadmap. The event will be held July 23-25, 2007.

This popular annual event will once again feature presentations by leading experts and roundtable discussions actively involving attendees. BPM Think Tank 2007 will gather together experts and practitioners alike to discuss the practical application of BPM standards, technologies and practices to achieve successful business results. A unique format with roundtable discussions, as well as technology exhibits, case study presentations and expert panel sessions, will allow participants to gain uncommon insight into BPM in the real world, within the standards community, on the IT drawing board and in the process owner’s office.

This year’s theme, “Developing Your BPM Success Factors Roadmap” will focus on issues of interest to those who have recently started a BPM initiative or who are just now evaluating BPMS (Business Process Management Systems), as well as those experienced with BPM who want to get to the next level.

Conference Overview

BPM Think Tank 2007 will feature a full day of beginning tutorials and two days of advanced roundtable discussions with experienced “been there and done it” people, leveraging their knowledge to develop real-world roadmaps for delivering business value using BPM. At BPM Think Tank 2007, learning will be action-oriented around a success factors template.

For businesses, the case study approach will be used by presenters from businesses that have implemented BPM and have real “lessons learned” to share. Participants will discuss those lessons, the costs and the benefits with their peers, as well as gain an understanding of the practical value of BPM standards.

For vendors, participants will interact with other vendors who have implemented BPM technologies and competed in the market. Participants will discuss not only the “whats” of the main BPM standards, but also the “hows,” the “lessons learned” and the “shortcuts.”

The unique, highly interactive BPM Roundtables are small group sessions moderated by subject matter experts who will facilitate group discussion around specific topics as diverse as BPM Project Governance and A Roadmap for BPMN. Presenters will include technical specification authors, as well as senior process managers and individuals in charge of their company’s IT architecture and application development. These BPM Roundtables have been a highly acclaimed feature of the BPM Think Tank in the past and clearly differentiate this event from others in the BPM marketplace.

This year’s BPM Think Tank 2007 is being co-chaired by Phil Gilbert, Chair of the OMG’s BPMI Steering Committee and Paul Harmon, Founder and Executive Editor of BPTrends.

For more information, visit BPM Think Tank 2007 is produced by the Object Management Group in partnership with BPTrends ( Exhibit space is available; for more information contact Kevin Loughry at [email protected], +1-781-444 0404. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Ken Berk at [email protected], +1-781-444 0404.

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