The BPM Next conference is being organized by two luminaries in the field as a chance to meet the other gurus. It is shaping up to be the most interesting event next year for thought leaders in business process management. Urgent: Last day for early discount is Nov 9, 2012
Bruce Silver and Nathaniel Palmer have long been known as influencers around workflow and BPM. Their vision for this conference is that it is a place that the people who are thinking about the next generation of technology will get together the old fashioned way, and talk about what might be coming next. This is not a “Trade Show” where vendor pay money for speakers trying to sell a product. In fact, there won’t be any customers to sell to. Instead, like the original BPM Think-Tank in 2005, it is designed for gurus to get together and explore the future directions.
Because it is not a sales event, don’t expect a lot of flashy lights and booths. No extravagant marketing budgets. No handouts to the press for coverage. Quite simply, everyone who shows up has to pay a share of the expense – so even if you are a well known expert, don’t expect a free ride. There will be short talks, and plenty of discussion. It is about a meeting of the minds, not selling products.
You will not find a place more beautiful for a meeting than Asilomar which is right on one of the nicest sections of the California coast.
I have already signed up to go, because I am sure this is going to be a place to rub elbows with the people who already have the new ideas that will drive new products in the next 5 to 10 years. I have a few ideas of my own, and looking forward to a chance to discuss with gurus who who care about future trends and what is possible.
Most important: early discount ends Nov 9, so if you are the kind of person who wants to participate in this kind of futurist discussion, sign up now. (Or send a very pleading email to the organizers in the next couple days.) I believe this will round up to be a worth while get together, (and if nothing else, remember that part of California has some pretty excellent wine.)