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Tangerine Bank, an IBM customer, kicked off IBM IMPACT 2014 discussing how they are using technology to re-imagining and simplifying banking. In particular Tangerine is focused on becoming a mobile-centric or mobile first bank. They are trying to raise the bar on mobile banking applications, adding things such as voice activation and offline access. Working with [...]

Gartner BPM 11 Closing Keynote

Daryl Plummer gave the closing keynote – “If I had a time machine”. He began by differentiating between science fiction and fantasy – science fiction being a vision of the future that is based on some extrapolation of currently understood science and facts. Fantasy is completely based on the whims of the visionary. What he [...]

SAS and Accenture

I got a chance to catch up with Russ Cobb, Vice President, Alliances and Product Marketing at SAS about the SAS/Accenture announcement recently. One of the first questions, of course, is whether this was just a “Barney” relationship (I love you, you love me) or if it had any meat. Russ understood completely and said [...]

Craig Hayman presented some interesting statistics to kick off – 83% of CEOs expect significant change yet 76% of IT budgets is spent on maintenance. BPM BlueWorks is one of IBM’s new products – very like AlignSpace – and Craig kicked off a demo. The web environment provides lots of information about process modeling and [...]

Vision Service Plan, VSP, presented on their use of business rules to build agile business processes in healthcare. VSP has some 55M customers in their plans and have been an IBM/ILOG customer since 2002. Every process in healthcare is governed by policies, regulations – every process has decisions that must be made following the rules [...]

Two articles I saw recently (Is SOA Enabling Intelligent Agents? and Three Keys to Enabling Agile Business Services) made me think about decision services in the context of agility and of so-called “intelligent agents”. Clearly SOA, web 2.0 and network-centric…

The folks from Cordys presented their view of the new business operations platform. Current systems development is in the context of four key game-changing trends: Consumerization Not just technology but can deliver business processes as services using the Internet Commoditization Virtualization Not just of hardware but of processes and teams Globalization In this environment, processes [...]

Marta Foster from Proctor and Gamble gave this presentation. Marta has been at P&G for 30 years and is now in charge of their IT operations. P&G is well known and is the largest consumer products company in the world with over $80B in sales. They have 138,000 employees, 200 brands in 160 countries and [...]