iBPMS/IBO/Nexus of Forces – Make Sense of it All at Appian World 2014

Gartner has released its new “Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites” report. You can view a complimentary copy here. Once again Appian is a Leader, providing the best combination of vision and execution on the market.

Gartner’s notion of “iBPMS” as an evolution of BPM suite technology is an extension of Gartner’s over-arching model of Intelligent Business Operations (IBO). IBO, in turn, is a reaction to two related phenomena: 1) the greater-than-ever business need for smarter, faster action, and 2) the advent of new technologies that can support that need by transforming IT and enabling new and superior ways of doing business. Gartner calls these new technologies the “Nexus of Forces,” and they are mobility, social collaboration, information (data), and cloud computing.

We’re putting iBPMS, IBO and the Nexus under a microscope at Appian World 2014. Not just around mastering the technology (although there’s plenty of focus on that), but also examining the business implications and opportunities arising from the technology. The event kicks off with a keynote from Gartner Managing Vice President and Research Fellow Daryl Plummer.


Daryl is one of the most engaging and entertaining presenters in the world of enterprise IT. He is going to talk about the Nexus of Forces and how a grounding in process can help turn the Nexus into real value. He is also going to help explain where this is all headed – and how you can get prepared – by foretelling the impact of digitalization on the strategy and direction of business and technology. Entire industries will be digitally remastered. Process reinvention is required for customers and constituents to experience the new value that digitalization brings.

You don’t want to miss the chance to hear a true industry visionary like Daryl. He’s funny, insightful, and thought-provoking. If you haven’t registered for Appian World yet, do it today. And make sure you are at the Grand Hyatt in downtown DC bright and early on Thursday, May 1. Daryl goes on at 8:30am.

Ben Farrell

Director of Corporate Communications