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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

The BPM vs Politics Debate Continues at our BPM Summit in Sydney

by Samantha Searle  |  May 21, 2012

Hold the date – Gartner’s next BPM summit in Sydney will be held on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st August at the Sheraton in the Park Hotel. If you register before 22nd June you get a AUS$400 discount and the opportunity to attend a networking breakfast with four Gartner analysts! The hot topics to be […]

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Gartner BPM Attendees Indulge in Topical Tweeting and Fruity Gamification

by Samantha Searle  |  April 30, 2012

The second day of the Gartner BPM summit in Baltimore has generated even more excitement around BPM. For highlights and attendees reactions view my Storify blog of Day 2 (Thursday 26th April) here . It is interesting to see that 60% of our attendees are from IT and 40% from the business. Even more encouraging […]

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Day 1 of Gartner BPM Summit Links BPM, Social and Gamification with Avid Tweeters!

by Samantha Searle  |  April 26, 2012

750 BPM wannabees have descended on Baltimore this week to discover opportunities and acknowledge challenges relating to people, politics and process and work out how to manage them. I’ve summarized the highlights of Day 1 using Storify (allow you to create a nice storyboard rather than a blog full of text!) which you can read […]

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Don’t Miss our Onsite and #Gartnerbpm Competitions at the BPM Baltimore Summit!

by Samantha Searle  |  April 23, 2012

Our 2nd BPM summit in Baltimore begins on Wednesday and just to add some extra excitement to the event we’re running a few competitions onsite and via #gartnerbpm on Twitter. Prizes include a free pass to next year’s BPM Summit in Baltimore and the chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate (or $100 charity […]

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Success at the BPM London Summit Sets the Stage for Baltimore and Sydney!

by Samantha Searle  |  March 30, 2012

We had a great couple of days at the London BPM Summit this month with over 350 attendees from not only the UK & Ireland, but Germany, the Nordics, the Middle East and even Egypt! A range of industries including financial services, government, manufacturing, technology, telecom and transportation were also well represented. Furthermore we had […]

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Why You Can’t Afford to Miss our London BPM Summit This Week!

by Samantha Searle  |  March 12, 2012

This Wednesday sees the start of the BPM Summit in London – will you be there? Our theme is People, Politics and Process – Breaking Down Barriers to Enterprise Success. So what exactly are these barriers and how can attending the summit help you understand how to overcome them? Barrier #1: No clear results from […]

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Five Reasons Why BPM Isn’t Just About Technology

by Samantha Searle  |  February 23, 2012

“What tools would you recommend for our BPM project?” The Gartner BPM team still receives a significant number of client inquiries that focus on implementing BPM as a technology and miss the wider benefits of BPM. Technology can certainly be a key enabler of BPM, but treating BPM just as a technology won’t help you […]

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Ignore Process Pain Points at Your Peril!

by Samantha Searle  |  February 3, 2012

Where did you do most of the Christmas shopping this year? Like many people, I avoided the crowded high streets and placed orders online. Internet shoppers spent almost £8bn online in December (16.5% more than in December 2010) and a record £68bn was spent online overall in 2011. One of the key advantages of online […]

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BPM Summit 2012 Agenda Will Focus on People, Politics and Process

by Samantha Searle  |  December 7, 2011

The Gartner BPM team is busy working with the Gartner events team to prepare for the Business Process Management Summit 2012 to be held on: 14 – 15 March, London, UK gartner.com/eu/bpm The theme of the summit is: “People, Politics, Process:  Breaking Down the Barriers to Enterprise Success” For those new to BPM, the Summit […]

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BPM Maturity Assessment Reveals a Lack of Process Competency and Governance That Hinders Success

by Samantha Searle  |  November 25, 2011

How mature do you think your organization is at BPM? Though it might seem a daunting question to answer, understanding where your organization’s strengths and weaknesses in BPM can be the difference between success or failure. The first set of results on BPM from Gartner’s maturity assessment ITScore were published last week. They revealed some […]

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