Extreme Competition: Agent-Oriented BPM (aoBPM) and a Confession

Extreme Competition: Agent-Oriented BPM (aoBPM) and a Confession
Peter Fingar contends that intelligent agents are poised to transform the way we model the enterprise and build information systems. In the first part of this two-part Column, he explores the what and why of this advanced technology and the business and technical benefits and implications. In part two, he explores how to apply the paradigm to business and explains the relationship with BPM technology. His confession offers a surprise ending to this visionary Column.

Peter Fingar

Peter Fingar

Peter Fingar, independent analyst, internationally acclaimed author, management advisor, former college professor and CIO, has been providing leadership at the intersection of business and technology for over 40 years. Peter is widely known for helping to launch business process management (BPM) with his book, Business Process Management: The Third Wave. He has taught graduate and undergraduate computing studies in the U.S. and abroad, and held management, technical, consulting and advisory positions with GTE Data Services, American Software and Computer Services, Saudi Aramco, EC Cubed (for clients including GE TPN, American Express, Master Card and GE Capital), Noor Advanced Technologies, the University of Tampa, the Technical Resource Connection division of Perot Systems and IBM Global Services. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and his latest of 15 books include Business Process Management: The Next Wave, which is about the use of distributed intelligence in business and Smart Process Apps: The Next Breakout Business Advantage. http://www.peterfingar.com peter@peterfingar.com
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