Rashid Khan

Rashid KhanRashid Khan, author of Business Process Management: A Practical Guide, is the Founder of Chatty Solutions (www.chattysolutions.com), a company that markets a mobile application platform. Previously he leveraged his entrepreneurial skills to build Ultimus (www.ultimus.com)into a successful global enterprise. In 1983, without any outside capital, Khan founded SINTECH, Inc., a start-up that pioneered the use of application software for mechanical testing automation. After a successful run in which he turned the company into an industry leader, he sold SINTECH, Inc. to MTS Systems Corporation. In 1994, Khan founded Ultimus, providing the start-up finances on his own to allow the company to pursue a long-term vision unencumbered by short-term financial objectives. Ultimus became a recognized leader in BPM employs 270 people in seventeen offices across the globe. Khan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. in Computer Science from M.I.T. Khan can be reached at rashid@chattysolutions.com.


BPM and the New Enterprise: BPM Vendors Lag in New Technology Uptake

BPM and the New Enterprise: BPM Vendors Lag in New Technology Uptake While looking for a workflow product to deploy a bug tracking solution for his new company, Rashid Khan discovered that, among the many BPM/workflow systems on the market, a low-cost and easy-to-deploy system does not exist, leaving him, and others like him in […]

BPM and the New Enterprise: The Case for Mobile BPM

BPM and the New Enterprise: The Case for Mobile BPM In his May Column, Rashid Khan argued that smartphones would become the ideal platform for running Web and SaaS applications. In this Column, he asks why BPM is lagging in the support of smartphones, and what types of BPM tasks are suitable for smartphones. Read […]

BPM and the New Enterprise: Smartphones – The Ultimate IT Platform for the New Enterprise

BPM and the New Enterprise: Smartphones – The Ultimate IT Platform for the New Enterprise Rashid Khan admits that three years ago he hated cell phones, considering them noisy, intrusive and a pain in the neck, and only begrudgingly used the one given to him as a gift. With the evolution of cell phones to […]

BPM and the New Enterprise: Processes and the New Enterprise

BPM and the New Enterprise: Processes and the New Enterprise For several years, Rashid Khan, founder and former CEO of Ultimus, wrote a BPTrends Column titled BPM: A Global View. Recently, Rashid launched a new start-up company, and we asked him to write about the role of business process in his new venture He agreed […]

BPM: A Global View – What BPM Can Learn from Robotics

BPM: A Global View – What BPM Can Learn from Robotics Rashid Khan analyzes the step-by-step development of the robotics industry and concludes that the Japanese learned from the practical implementation of robotics and achieved global leadership in robotics. In contrast, BPM players have continually pursued a grand vision without facing the challenges of real […]

BPM: A Global View: Social Networking and BPM of the Future

BPM: A Global View: Social Networking and BPM of the Future Rashid Khan believes that social networking has become one of the most dynamic phenomena in technology in recent years and that in the near future we will see a new generation of BPM solutions that are built on top of social networking platforms. Read […]

BPM: A Global View—The Hype about Simulation and Optimization

BPM: A Global View—The Hype about Simulation and Optimization Some business analysts suggest that simulation and optimization are a major benefit of BPM and can be easily carried out by business operatives. Rashid Khan believes this is wishful thinking but devoid of reality. He argues that successful simulation depends entirely on the quality of the […]

BPM: A Global View – BPM and Global Finance

BPM: A Global View – BPM and Global Finance If you believe, as many do, that the BPM industry is counter-cyclical, Rashid Khan’s Column this month is a must read. He argues that BPM is not a quick fix solution for cost cutting and cites three significant reasons why corporations are less likely to commit […]

BPM: A Global View—BPM and Web 2.0

BPM: A Global View—BPM and Web 2.0. Can we call BPM a Web 2.0 solution? After considerable reading on the subject, Rashid Khan noted that some writers took diametrically opposed positions on the question. In his Column this month, Rashid deconstructs these varying definitions, identifies the three qualities that comprise a Web 2.0 solution and […]

BPM: A Global View– BPM as SaaS: The Next BPM Frontier

BPM: A Global View– BPM as SaaS: The Next BPM Frontier From his first-hand experience as CTO of Ultimus, Rashid Khan discusses the opportunities and the challenges to BPM vendors as a result of the Software-as-a-Service trend currently in vogue. Although he foresees that the journey for BPM toward SaaS will be slow but steady, […]