Alan W. Brown
Business School at University of Surrey

Keynote A Leaders Guide to Understanding New Business Models in the Digital Economy

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Bio Alan W. Brown is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Surrey’s Business School. Alan’s research is focused on the relationship between technology innovation and business innovation in today’s rapidly-evolving digital economy. He has over 25 years of experience in commercial high tech companies leading R&D teams, building leading-edge solutions, and driving innovation in software product delivery. He is the founder and director of the Surrey ‘Centre for the Digital Economy’ (CoDE). Alan has a PhD in Computer Science, and has published numerous books and papers on software engineering, systems design, and business transformation. His most recent co-authored book is “Digitizing Government: Understanding and implementing new digital business models”.

Miguel Valdés
Bonitasoft CEO and co-founder

Keynote Intelligent continuous improvement, when BPM meets AI

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Bio Miguel leads Bonitasoft mission: to democratize Business Process Management (BPM), bringing powerful and affordable BPM to organizations and projects of all sizes. Bonitasoft builds a BPM-based application platform to create customized business applications without the cost and rigidity of long, unpredictable custom development cycles. As the world's fastest-growing BPM provider, Bonitasoft has thousands of customers and an open source community of more than 120,000 members. Prior to Bonitasoft, Miguel led R&D, pre-sales and support for the BPM division of Bull Information Systems, a major European systems provider. Miguel is a recognized thought-leader in business process management and passionate about open source community building.

Mathias Weske
Hasso-Plattner-Institut at the University of Potsdam

Keynote BPM: Reflections on a Broad Discipline

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Bio Professor Dr. Mathias Weske is chair of the business process technology research group at Hasso Plattner Institute of IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam, Germany. The research group aims at addressing real-world problems in business process management with formal approaches and engineering useful prototypes. His research focuses on the engineering of process oriented information systems, decision management, and event handling. In addition to running the BPM Academic Initiative, the BPT research group has a track record in engineered prototypes with a significant impact on research and practice, including projects like Oryx and jBPT. In 2009 he co-founded Berlin-based software company Signavio. Dr. Weske is author of the first textbook on business process management and he held the first massive open online course on the topic in 2013. With Matthias Kunze, he published a textbook on behavioural models. He on the Editorial Board of Springer's Distributed and Parallel Databases journal and a founding member of the steering committee of the BPM conference series.