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Samantha Searle
Research Analyst
5 years with Gartner
5 years IT industry

Samantha Searle is a research analyst in the Business Process Management team, focusing on process governance and getting started in BPM. Previously, she worked as a research specialist for Gartner's Best Practices Council…Read Full Bio

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10 New Year Resolutions for BPM Practitioners: #1 Attend our BPM Summits in London, DC or Sydney!

by Samantha Searle  |  January 29, 2013  |  1 Comment

Ok this is obviously a “tongue-in-cheek” suggestion to start – the remaining 9 will be serious I promise! Every year we carry out a survey as part of our BPM summit planning to determine the latest hot topics and challenges facing BPM practitioners. One key question we asked was “Which of the following business priorities are driving your development in BPM?”. Here are the top 5 answers:

  • Reducing enterprise costs
  • Business agility
  • Governance and transparency
  • Quality and consistency
  • Improving profitability

The common aim for all of them is to improve business performance and BPM is the enabler to help you achieve this. This is why we have chosen our theme for our 2013 BPM summits to be:

Aspire, Challenge, Transform: Driving Breakthrough Business Performance

For those new to BPM, the Summit will help you to take the first steps, establish the skills required, and identify the right technologies. For those who are more experienced, the Summit will provide visibility into the future, identify the next generation of BPM and help you leverage new approaches such as Social BPM, Pace Layering and Intelligent Business Operations. For more information, check out this video of our Managing VP John Dixon talking about the BPM summit in more detail (available on our Gartner YouTube channel).

Hot topics to be covered include:

  • Making BPM part of your strategic plan
  • How BPM can enable transformational change
  • The convergence of cloud, mobile, social and information with BPM
  • How to establish process ownership and effective governance
  • Process intelligence and the role of the iBPMS

Our 2013 BPM Summits will be held in three regions:

EMEA: March 13 – 14, 2013, at the Park Plaza Westminster, London, U.K.
NA: April 2-4, 2013 at the Gaylord National, National Harbour, Maryland.
APAC: May 13-14 2013 at the Hilton Sydney, Sydney, Australia

This year you also have the opportunity to meet with our Gartner BPM Excellence award winners who will be involved in the summit and sharing their BPM success stories with you. See my previous blog announcing the Gartner BPM Excellence awards for more details. It’s an opportunity not to be missed! :-)

Watch this space for New Year Resolution #2 for BPM Practitioners…coming soon!

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