Appian World 2013 – See, Embrace and Replicate BPM Disruption

My colleague Mervin Chiang wrote an excellent post on “BPM Disruption” last week. He asked:

“Is it possible that technologies like Appian can and will disruptively change the relationship between business and IT and the nature of applications themselves? Here at Appian, we have seen it happen countless times…Maybe BPM disruption needs to be at the business/IT interface and in the very meaning of IT development or perhaps it needs to disrupt the different facets of the management team and their thinking…”

The fact is, both are required. In the most forward-thinking organizations, both are currently happening. This wholesale transformation is something that must be seen to be properly understood, embraced and replicated. There is no better place to get immersed in this new world of possibilities than Appian World 2013. Just take a look at our newly-updated agenda and you’ll see why.

Developers can’t afford to miss the Appian-led “tips and tricks” sessions on mobility, analytics, maximizing our new new Records functionality, all the pre-conference free training, and customer-led sessions from EDP Renewables and 407 ETR on “Lean Start-up Techniques” and “Integrating the SOA Enterprise with Appian.”

The “Driving Business Value” Track is essential for CIOs, as well as other IT leaders and business executives. Manufacturer Energy Alloys will illustrate a ground-breaking Appian implementation that fills the white space in their ERP – and does the same thing for their customers via a cloud service. Laborers International Union of North America will show how to start fast and aim high in modernizing IT infrastructure for mobility and social business. Appian experts will discuss how to drive operational excellence across the organization by improving visibility of information across functional silos, accelerating response times and reducing overhead costs, all while providing an environment of true collaboration. This track also features a Cloud Solutions panel that will be an eye-opener for commercial and government organizations alike.

Speaking of government, we have a very exciting Keynote on “Public/Private Innovation” from Nitin Pradhan, former CIO of the Department of Transportation and the founder of the nation’s first federal technology accelerator. Federal agency and state government representatives will provide worksocial success story case studies, and we have a can’t-miss panel discussion on “Public-sector Mobility” moderated by Tom Suder, president of Mobilegov and Industry Chair of the ACT/IAC Advanced Mobility Working Group.

There’s plenty of content for BPM beginners as well. There’s an introductory overview of Appian Worksocial, and a session on the key elements to BPM project success. We have tips on getting started fast – and smart – from a BPM veteran who built CME Group’s enterprise-wide Appian program and is now leading development of a new program for pharmaceutical giant PPD. The UK’s leading pub management company will discuss how to use social and mobile to push process to the edge of the organization and beyond. Industry thought-leader Michael zur Muehlen, of the Stevens Institute of Technology, will overview “The Lifecycle of Intelligent BPM.”

We’ve also got General Sessions presentations from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Crawford & Company, Oakley and others, not to mention multiple sessions with Gartner and Forrester analyst experts.

Whether you are currently part of the Appian community, considering becoming part of it, or just trying to get smarter about the new ways that work is getting done across leading organizations, Appian World 2013 is essential for you. Register today!

-Ben Farrell, Director, Corporate Communications