Autonomous Clouds, Ethereum’s Enterprise Alliance, Blockchain + Industry 4.0, Google Duplex

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 36’39” podcast episode, Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton weave chaotically across lanes marked “technology” and “philosophy”, this week talking about: Oracle’s new Autonomous Cloud offerings The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance and its new Architecture Stack work Blockchain’s potential in driving a real […]

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Appian: all in on Case Management, Intelligent Automation

COMMENTARY

At Appian’s annual user conference last month the company showed how it’s embracing Case Management and the notion of Intelligent Automation; the two come together in a new product. Although the Appian Platform has offered many of the capabilities that a Case Management platform needs to exhibit for a couple of years now, the company […]

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RPA blind spots, Self-sovereign Identity, DocuSign and Smartsheet, and more

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 43′ episode Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth focus on how some people have a ‘RPA blind spot’; the development of a new Self-sovereign Identity initiative; DocuSign’s and Smartsheet’s IPOs; and finally – research on quantum blockchain time machines. You […]

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bpmNEXT v6: a short review

COMMENTARY

Last week was the sixth bpmNEXT conference, and my sixth time there and fourth time presenting. Every year bpmNEXT is one of the most essential things in my calendar – principally because it provides a super-concentrated opportunity to make sure I’m up to speed with what many of the BPM, Decision Management and process automation […]

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What Facebook’s troubles teach us

COMMENTARY

On Monday April 9th 2018, individual Facebook users learnt whether their own personal data was caught up in the haul of 87 million accounts harvested by Cambridge Analytica. Aleksandr Kogan’s thisisyourdigitallife app at the centre of the scandal was downloaded by ‘just’ 270,000 people, but – by exploiting Facebook’s T&Cs and API policies for third-party […]

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Mapping out an emerging architecture for automation

COMMENTARY

A whole heap of technologies are vying to play roles in enterprises’ automation strategies. This is a fast-moving space. Next week I’ll be keynoting at the annual bpmNEXT conference held in Santa Barbara. Most of the attendees at past events have been technology vendors in the business automation space, and this year (as in past […]

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A conversation with Alfresco’s John Newton

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 25’40” podcast episode, Neil Ward-Dutton and Craig Wentworth talk to John Newton, the Co-founder, CTO and Chairman of Alfresco Software about his research into the potential impact of AI technologies on Content and Process Management – and business automation more broadly.

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Alfresco’s digital transformation platform play

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Alfresco Digital Business Platform is a single, open platform that provides an integrated suite of containerised, auto-scaled microservices for content, process and records management which can be deployed on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid architecture. Top takeaways It’s all about the experience now Delivering high-quality digital experiences requires that content or process […]

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A conversation with David Katz, CEO of Plastic Bank

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 20’34” episode, Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth talks to David Katz, Founder and CEO of Plastic Bank. By enabling the exchange of plastic for money, items or blockchain-secured digital tokens, Plastic Bank reveals the value in plastic – empowering recycling ecosystems around […]

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IBM attempts a digital business automation reboot

COMMENTARY

IBM has been one of the biggest influencers in the business process automation space for well over ten years, but recently its interest and energy has faded. It’s attempting to make a comeback – but has it left it too late? Ever since 2005, when IBM began to participate in the development of the BPMN […]

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