The BPM Offensive Berlin (BPMB, http://bpmb.de) is a local user group of people excited about Business Process Management, either scientific or business-oriented. The BPMB publishes the well-known BPMN 2.0 Poster (http://bpmb.de/index.php/BPMNPoster), available in eleven languages and officially referenced by the OMG (http://www.bpmn.org/). Starting in 2008, the BPMB has organized more than 30 workshops covering different topics of BPM, including Best Practices, Requirements Engineering, or BPM and Public/Governance. The workshops take place at different sponsor sites in Berlin and are free to attend for anyone interested in the given topic.
Dr. Frank Puhlmann (BPMB Chair) is responsible for Project Methodology and Architecture at Bosch Software Innovations. Before, he worked for more than four years as a Technical Product Manager and Head of Research at inubit AG as well as another four years as a Senior Research Assistant at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam (Germany). His professional and research interests center around Business Process Management (BPM), especially in the area of business process and workflow modeling. In particular, he is interested in advancing the BPM vision via a top-down approach from business goals down to process implementations. Further research has been conducted in variant rich process modeling and software product lines as well as process algebraic foundations given by the pi-calculus. Frank Puhlmann has presented his results at major conferences, including BPM, ICSOC, and CoopIS. Frank Puhlmann is still committed to the scientific community. He supervises Bachelor and Master Theses and holds workshops and lectures at different universities. He is a program committee member of the International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM), the International Conference on Service Oriented Architectures (ICSOC), as well as the Business Process Model and Notation Conference (BPMN).
Dr. Gero Decker is co-founder and co-CEO of the BPM software company Signavio. Before that, Gero has completed his PhD in Business Process Management from Hasso-Plattner-Institute.
Jakob Freund has profound experience in BPM projects, especially in the area of strategic BPM, process modeling and business IT alignment. He is author of several books (incl. the German standard “BPMN Praxishandbuch”), founder of BPM-Netzwerk.de and gives lectures at the University of Applied Science in Zürich and Bern. Jakob is a co-founder of Camunda, a company dedicated to teaching how to improve your business processes with Business Process Management, and make the technology affordable for you.
Henrik Leopold is a research assistant with the Institute of Information Systems at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. He is a PhD candidate conducting research in the area of business process modelling, natural language processing techniques, and process architecture. He obtained his MSc from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and his Bachelor degree from the Berlin School of Economics. During his studies he worked for several departments of the pharmaceutical division of Bayer in Germany and the USA. His research has been published, among others, in Information Systems. He is a board member of the Berlin BPM Community of Practice (http://www.bpmb.de), and serves on international program committees.
Dr. Alexander Lübbe was a research assistant at the BPT group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany. In his research, he uses empirical methods to assess and advance the state of practice in BPM. Hi work has been funded by the Stanford-HPI Design Thinking research program. The program seeks to combine successful innovation methods with IT engineering. In this context, he created and evaluated TBPM (Tangible Business Process Modeling). TBPM is a toolkit and method for co-creation of process models with teams of domain experts guided by a professional process modeling facilitator. More information can be found on tbpm.info.
Prof. Dr. Juliane Siegeris is a full professor at HTW-Berlin - University of Applied Sciences. She gained her BPM experience within her time as research assistant at TU-Berlin, at Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering and as senior referent quality-management at the gematik mbH. Most of her publications are concerned with the validation of process models. She proposes a modeling methodology centering on a weaker soundness criteria for the structural validation of process models. Her claim is, that its application and the later transformation into sound processes, is more pragmatic for real life process models. Within her practical work at the gematik mbH, Berlin she was the leading process architect responsible for the initialization and the development of the companies process landscape. This included the guidance of involved stakeholders from all departments. From this time remained her interest in all kind of organizational aspects of BPM aiming at the common development of an overall consistent process landscape.
Torben Schreiter is a co-founder of Signavio.
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