Peter Fingar

Peter FingarPeter 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.
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Extreme Competition: BRICs—Innovation and Blowback

Extreme Competition: BRICs—Innovation and Blowback Peter Fingar contends that there’s a new game in the business world called BRICs—Innovation and Blowback. Innovations are now starting to flow from the world’s emerging markets—Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC). What effect will this have on the world as we know it? Peter suggests that to withstand the […]

Extreme Competition: The Meaning of 21st Century Business–Unleashing the Power within Using Social Networks

Extreme Competition: The Meaning of 21st Century Business–Unleashing the Power within Using Social Networks If, as Peter Fingar contends, social networking is working its way into the definition of a successful enterprise, what can you do to ensure that your organization survives in this world of “business as unusual?” Peter exhorts us to get beyond […]

Extreme Competition: Process on Demand and Cloud Services

Extreme Competition: Process on Demand and Cloud Services In his Column this month, Peter Fingar argues that without BPM, the Cloud remains a passive environment that can save an organization money and eliminate some operational headaches. But, adding a process layer to the Cloud can revolutionize the way business services are created and consumed and […]

Extreme Competition: Fractal Enterprise Architecture and BPM – Can UML or BPMN Model a Cloud?

Extreme Competition: Fractal Enterprise Architecture and BPM – Can UML or BPMN Model a Cloud? Peter Fingar contends that existing Enterprise Architecture approaches and today’s BPM systems lack the flexibility to accommodate Cloud based, loosely coupled, stateless architectures. These architectures feature complex business ecosystems made up of large numbers of participants spread across the globe. […]

Extreme Competition: Whither the CIO?

Extreme Competition: Whither the CIO? In an environment where customers are increasingly turning to Social Networks for information required to make purchasing decisions, and where internal business units are increasingly turning to Cloud service providers for the resources required to get work done, what is the role of the CIO? Peter Fingar sees the next […]

Extreme Competition: Enterprise as a Service (EaaS) – That’s Where BPM Comes In

Extreme Competition: Enterprise as a Service (EaaS) – That’s Where BPM Comes In Are you in the Larry Ellison camp and wonder, “What the hell is cloud computing?” And furthermore, do you wonder, “What does it have to do with BPM?” If these are questions you’ve asked in the middle of all the hype around […]

Extreme Competition: Social Networks, Innovation and the MITH Myth

Extreme Competition: Social Networks, Innovation and the MITH Myth Peter Fingar turns his attention to the compelling topic of social networks and their relevancy to the changing role of information technology in business. He sees social networks not as time-wasters but as a new source of business intelligence – places where work gets done and […]

Extreme Competition: Cloud Computing Management Innovation

Extreme Competition: Cloud Computing Management Innovation Peter Fingar describes the power of process driven Cloud Computing and suggests that organizations taking a wait and see attitude are travelling at their own risk. In fact, he posits that the best way to undermine your competitors is to tell them that Cloud Computing is just a bunch […]

Extreme Competition: Service Process Management

Extreme Competition: Service Process Management This month, Peter Fingar turns his focus to service science and its application to BPM. Although the service sector represents 70% to 80% of the GDP in advanced economies, little has been done to take on services as the object of BPM initiatives. Peter offers his perspective on why this […]

Extreme Competition: Cloud Oriented Business Architecture

Extreme Competition: Cloud Oriented Business Architecture Are you still up in the air about Cloud Computing? If you are, then you are precisely the reader Peter Fingar seeks to address in this month’s Column. Not known for being shy about embracing new technologies, Peter believes Cloud Computing to be the next step in the evolution […]

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