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

by Samantha Searle  |  March 30, 2012  |  Submit a Comment

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 a 19% increase in attendance compared to last year which is fantastic, so a big thank you to those of you who made the time to attend the summit! The clients I spoke to certainly found it was worth their while.

As a Gartner analyst, you don’t get much (if any) time to sit in sessions as you are normally either presenting the session yourself or doing 1:1s with clients. However I was fortunate enough to introduce one of our case study speakers, Geir Dryan (Kredinor) who told a powerful and inspiring story of how BPM had saved their organization from potential bankruptcy. New government regulations severely impacted their profit margins, so they used process improvement and activity-based costing to remove non-revenue generating actions and produce a more profitable business model.

Finally thanks to those of you who tweeted your thoughts and comments during the conference and provided another dimension for interaction. We had a total of 494 tweets on #gartnerbpm over two days that reached an audience of 197,395 people! So I shall set a challenge to our US and AsiaPac audiences to beat this when they attend our upcoming BPM Summits in Baltimore and Sydney later this year. If you would like more information or to register for these summits, please follow the links below.

Gartner BPM Summit, Baltimore, 25th – 27th April

Our guest keynote speakers in Baltimore will be:

Patrick Lencioni (Author of “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” and Founder and President of the Table Group) who will make the case for why healthy organizations win and how you can harness your organization’s full potential.

Gabe Zichermann (Entrepreneur and author of “Gamification by Design” and “Game-Based Marketing”) will discuss how to transform your business with gamification.

We will also have 3 of our own Gartner analysts providing further, thought-provoking keynotes on:

“”Driving Organizational Success by Combining Social Media and Business Process Transformation” Anthony Bradley

“Business Process Management 2020” Jim Sinur

“The Next Frontier – People, Process and Things – Taking BPI to the Internet of Everything” John Mahoney

Gartner BPM Summit, Sydney, 20th – 21st August – watch this space for further agenda announcements!

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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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