bpmNEXT 2018 day 2

Part of a series of blog posts about bpmNEXT 2018:
bpmNEXT 2018 kicking off!
bpmNEXT 2018 day 1 (part 2)
bpmNEXT 2018 day 2
bpmNEXT 2018 day 2 (part 2)
bpmNEXT 2018 day 3 

An awesome surprise this year, the videos from yesterday are already available on youtube!  So I’ve updated my posts from yesterday with the links, amazing job!

BPM 2018-2022: Outlook for the Next Five Years
Nathaniel Palmer
Nathaniel is starting with an outlook of where we are (maybe?) going in the next few years.  The three R’s that will define BPM in his point of view are Robots, Rules and Relationships.  With everything running in the cloud.  And using Blockchain ;) 
Interaction has already significantly changed (with everyone having a smartphone), but he predicts the smartphone (as we know it) will go away in the next five years – with consumer adoption of new interfaces accelerating even more.
Robots (including any kind of smart device or service) will represent customers in various interactions.  And will do a lot of the work done by employees nowadays.  Even autonomously. This all will have an impact to application architectures, almost introducing a 4th tier in typical 3-tier architectures.
The future-proof BPM platform (aka the Digital Transformation Platform) brings together various capabilities (like Workflow Mgmt, Decision Mgmt, Machine Learning, etc.) – possibly from different vendors – processing events from many different sources (services, IoT devices, robots, etc.).
And he ended with the advice, that the best way to invent the future, is to help create it !
A Next-Generation Backendless Workflow Orchestration API for ISVs
Brian Reale and Taylor Dondich, ProcessMaker
ProcessMaker is showcasing their cloud-based process service.  It exposes a REST api for interacting with it, and has connectors to various external services.  The service does not come with a BPMN2 designer, but they accept BPMN2 and offer a programmatic interface to create processes as well.  They also introduced a “simplified” designer that ISVs can use to define processes (that underneath exports to BPMN2 as well), but hides a lot of the more complex constructs available.

CapBPM’s IQ – No-code BPM development – Turning Ideas into Value
Max Young, Capital Labs
To avoid being locked into one vendor, IQ is offering a generic web-based user interface for BPM, that can be used on top of various underlying BPM platforms.  On the authoring side you can define process and data models and do different kinds of analysis.  In the end, it generates open-source application code that work with a specific product (that your developers can use as a starting point).

Monitoring Transparency for High-Volume, Next-Generation Workflows
Jakob Freund and Ryan Johnston – Camunda
Camunda is showing Zeebe, their next generation process execution platform.  The demo starts when an arbitrage opportunity is detected, and then does various risk calculations. Zeebe Simple Monitor is a web-based monitoring tool to look at deployed processes and running instances.  With Optimize you can create and look at reports based on the various events that Zeebe is generating, including charts, heat maps, alerts, etc.
And as a treat, they showed a doom like easter egg inside their Cockpit, where you can walk through your process “dungeon” and shoot tokens with your shotgun :)


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