See Beyond the Mobile, Cloud and Social Theory at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011 Orlando

Appian is a proud sponsor of Gartner, Inc.’s upcoming Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Gartner’s Symposium Series is all about the CIO. Orlando attendees (October 16-20 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel) will enjoy an entire conference track dedicated to business process improvement (certainly a sign that BPM practices and BPM software continue to be critical strategic levers for technology’s corner office). There will undoubtedly be a lot of research data and theory discussed around the conference’s focus on “IT Game Changers” including Mobility, Cloud Computing and Social Technology. To get beyond the theory, visit Appian in exhibit hall Booth #1136 to see Mobile BPM, Cloud BPM and Social BPM in practice.

Gartner has chosen a theme of “Re-imagine IT: Leading From the Front.” It is very apt. Things are changing rapidly in business, and just as rapidly in IT. These “Game Changers” are driving lots of innovation – and turbulence – just at the time that the CIO is being mandated to become more of a growth-driver than ever before.  And look out, because the Game Changers are actually just getting warmed up. For all the talk, the reality is that the majority of IT organizations are only just now starting to figure out their Cloud and Mobile strategies (and Enterprise Social appears to lag those two by a bit more).

As these strategies are developing, they are certainly encountering necessary questions (what to put in which type of cloud, mobile app dev cost, etc.), but they are also uncovering world’s of new possibilities for creating (finally!) truly customer-responsive and customer-driven businesses.

Gartner promises that the more than 8,500 senior IT/business and IT strategist (including more than 2,000 CIO) attendees will “come away with new ways to re-imagine a business structure in which information users are simultaneously creators and consumers; re-imagine information technology through a process of ‘creative destruction’; and re-imagine the evolving role of the IT department as a whole.”

A worthy (if lofty) goal. See what all of that actually looks like in the real world through a live demonstration of the industry-leading Appian BPM Suite.

Hope to meet you at our booth!

-Ben Farrell, Director, Corporate Communications