Are you one of those people who actually looked forward to going back to school each year after summer break?  I admit that I was.  So it is no surprise that I really enjoyed last week’s international BPM2010 conference (#bpm2010) and ACM Mentor Camp workshop (#acmjam) held at the Stevens Institute of Technology.  Much praise goes to Dr. Michael zur Muehlen  (@mzurmuehlen) who organized the conference  – outstanding!  

Though I arrived late in the conference due to scheduling conflicts, I was able to follow the earlier sessions  through Twitter and Blogs. I was also fortunate to have the opportunity to meet in person and via cyber simulcast my colleagues at the ACM Mentor workshop – more on that experience in an upcoming post.

Since I appreciated the blog coverage so much I thought it would be helpful to do a round-up of the summaries and excellent commentary.  So if you were there and especially if you were not able to attend, here it is:

“the first time (to my knowledge) that it’s had an industry track in addition to the usual research track. This allowed many people to attend – academics, practitioners, vendors and analysts – who might not normally be able to attend a European conference; that has raised the awareness of the conference significantly, and should help to continue its success in the future.”

“We had a great panel on Adaptive Case Management at the BPM2010 conference. About 35-40 attendees – and they participated, making it more of a group discussion than a panel. It was great – and it shows that there is a lot of interest in the BPM community about ACM.”

Thanks to @erin_rohr @benjennings @gilmarhansen RT: Great panel w/ Fujitsu, ActionBase, Singularity & Global360!! Congrats people! #BPM2010 #bpm

Here are the links to the Keynote slides:

Phil Gilbert Presentation  “In 2010, BPM is still the province of experts from the business and IT. What’s next? Two key changes will occur by 2020.”

Clay Richardson Keynote Presentation  “It’s an age old question: Which came first: data or process? When this question is presented to IT professionals, the answer depends heavily on each person’s individual perspective and role within IT.”

Hans-Arno Jacobsen Keynote Presentation and Abstract How business process management can be enabled for cloud architectures; approach is based on the processing of events and the management of service level agreements through events.

Have I missed any of the posts on BPM2010? Please let me know so I can add them to the round-up.  And hope to see you all next year at BPM2011 in France… or at least catch it on  Twitter #BPM2011!

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