SOURCE: Appian Corporation

Appian Corporation

October 05, 2010 08:55 ET

Appian Customer CME Group Leads Exclusive Lunch Presentation at Forrester Business Process and Application Delivery Forum

VIP Session to Focus on Building the Business Case for BPM

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that its customer CME Group will host an exclusive lunch presentation at the Forrester Research Business Process and Application Delivery Forum 2010. The conference takes place October 7th and 8th at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, DC. CME Group's presentation will begin at 12:30pm on October 7. To request a spot at this invitation-only session, please email, with "Appian Lunch RSVP" in the subject line.

The presentation will focus on "Building the Business Case for BPM." It will outline the factors crucial to setting a BPM project up for success, going beyond merely justifying cost to discuss securing executive sponsorship, achieving IT and business consensus, assembling the right team, preparing for the organizational impact of change, and more.

Connie Moore, Vice President and Research Director at Forrester Research will set the stage. John Verburgt, Director of Business Process Management at CME Group, will then walk through the successes, pitfalls and lessons learned during CME Group's BPM Program implementation, including:

  • Achieving the balance necessary for BPM consensus across the organization
  • Defining the skill sets and representation needed for your "A" team
  • Identifying a "quick win" -- yet substantial -- project, while also setting your program up for longer-term value

"BPM delivers transformational value across an organization, but it is a journey, not a one-time event," said Matthew Calkins, President and CEO of Appian. "Preparing for that journey is essential, and CME Group's approach is an excellent example of how to do that."

Appian, a Silver sponsor of the conference, will be giving demonstrations of the industry-leading Appian BPM Suite during the Solution Showcase sessions in Booth #202.

About Appian
Appian is the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM). Appian provides the fastest way to deploy robust processes, collapsing time to value for new process initiatives. Businesses and governments worldwide use Appian to accelerate process improvement and drive business performance. Appian empowers more than 2.5 million users from large Fortune 100 companies, to the mid-market and small businesses worldwide. Appian is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. region, with professional services and partners around the globe. For more information, visit

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