Tuesday, November 24, 2009

2009 Silver winner for Europe - Financial Crisis Front Lines: SNS Bank


I posted earlier that my chapter was nominated for the Global Awards for Excellence in BPM & Workflow. I received notificaiton as follows:

2009 Silver for Europe— Global Awards for Excellence in BPM & Workflow

This is to congratulate you on the judges voting for SNS Bank IT as the Silver winner for Europe. This is a significant achievement in the face of heavy competition. The Winners and Finalists of this year's awards will be published in the BPM Excellence in Practice 2010. The Excellence in Practice annual book series profiles the winning case studies each year of the new winners of the BPM and Workflow Awards with the emphasis this year on Impact, Innovation and Implementation in BPM Excellence in Practice 2010. The Digital Edition has just been released.


The award was announce live online via a web conference and an engraved trophy will be delivered to the SNS Bank. My thanks to all who made this work possible.

2009 BPM Excellence Awards Ceremony - join live webinar (1800 CET)

As posted earlier, there is an awards ceremony for a jBPM based submission today in a webinar on-line, to join just follow links below at 1800 hrs CET:

THE AWARDS CEREMONY
Date and Time: Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 12 noon EST.
(To check this time in your own region, go to http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html
)

Registration: About five minutes before the ceremony begins, click here to join http://bpm.acrobat.com/awards2009/ using your first and last name. You may be required to add the Adobe Flash plug-in if you do not have it.

PROCEDURE AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY:
Derek Miers, lead judge, will describe the major points of each case study after announcing the winner. Gold winners have been invited to contribute a brief 60-second speech highlighting important aspects of their implementation.

The winners of this year's awards will be published in the BPM Excellence in Practice 2010.
The Excellence in Practice annual book series profiles the winning case studies each year of the new winners of the BPM and Workflow Awards with the emphasis this year on Impact, Innovation and Implementation.


I look forward to seeing you at the Awards Ceremony and keep your fingers crossed for our submission!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Devoxx 2009 at the Red Hat stand

I was at Devoxx 2009 in Antwerp, Belgium from Wed, 18 November 2009 to Fri, 20 November 2009. Here is an overview of the photo's taken and the people I met. It was an exhausting experience, but very cool to mingle with so many developers out there creating and maintaining our projects. I especially wanted to thank the SEAM, Drools, RichFaces, Hibernate and jBPM teams for the beers and discussions we had.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Open source conference Amsterdam 2009


Here are some pictures of the event held in the Amsterdam Arena. This was very international with lots of European and American visitors. I am including some of the photos I shot of the Red Hat team here in the Benelux and a few of the visitors we took onto the VIP terraces above the field (note the growing lamps used on the grass).




Wednesday, November 11, 2009

JFall 2009 - jBPM in action presented

Wednesday, 11 November 2009 I presented my jBPM in action to around 60 people with pretty good results. You can complete the JFall 2009 evaluation form on the NLJUG site.

Here are a few pictures of the keynote session which is not as full as it has been in the past. Also one of the jBPM core developer Joram Barrez working very hard on the current Jira issues for the upcoming release!

UPDATE: found slideshare!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Financial Crisis Front Line: SNS Bank is Finalists in 2009 BPM Global Awards

As previously posted, my chapter in this publication was nominated for the 2009 BPM Global Awards. Surviving the Financial Crisis Front Line: SNS Bank is the story of jBPM as it continues to help the SNS Bank in these tough times.

The finalists have been announced and our jBPM solution at the SNS Bank has been selected for the European region:

Europe
  • Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies, TUKE, Slovakia nominated by Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
  • Homeloan Management Limited (HML), UK nominated by Lombardi Software, USA
  • SNS Bank IT, Netherlands nominated by Red Hat, Netherlands
  • Swisscard AECS AG, Switzerland nominated by Action Technologies Inc., USA
This year the Awards Ceremony will be presented in a virtual format with the Gold and Silver winners announced in a special webinar on Tuesday November 24, 2009 chaired by Derek Miers, lead judge.

Awards Director Layna Fischer commented on the strength of the entries, especially those implementations with BPM and workflow extending beyond corporate boundaries to support customers, suppliers and trading partners. “We received a record number of high-quality entries in the North America region,” said Ms Fischer. “World-wide, the trend continues to increase of successful integration of multiple systems.”

Keep your fingers crossed on the 24th of November! I wonder if President Obama had anything to do with this (with thanks to Tom for image)?