Business Process Management (BPM) and Big Data: Moving up the C-Suite agenda?

The increasing importance of accurate and intelligible business data is driving Business Process Management (BPM) up the priority list for business executives, according to Nathaniel Palmer, editor in chief of and BPM and SOA Practice Director for at SRA International. BPM is about making the vast amount of data that companies are now exposed to, actionable he says.

In this video interview, Palmer discusses the rise of Big Data and BPM in the enterprise, key trends for the year ahead, and offers his thoughts on the erosion of the traditional IT and business divide.

Questions discussed in this interview:

  • Is BPM moving higher up the agenda of business executives?
  • What's causing that?
  • There are those who have traditionally seen BPM as owned by IT rather than by the business or by process improvement teams. Do you think this should and perhaps is becoming less of the case today?
  • What do you see as some of the key BPM trends in the year ahead?
  • Finally, if you had to pick one thing that you think process professionals need to be thinking about for 2013, what would it be and why?