Call for Speakers

Business Process Management Conference Europe 2012


The deadline for submissions is 19 December 2011.

SECTION 1: Key points

Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the Business Process Management Conference Europe 2012, scheduled for 18-20 June 2012 at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK. The conference is produced by IRM UK and BPTrends, and will again be co-located with EAC2012.

Do you or any of your team have a formal presentation to contribute to this event? All selected speakers will be entitled to attend the whole event free of charge.

The deadline for submissions is 19 December 2011.

We are looking for keynotes, conference sessions and half/full day workshops on the following key themes and topics (but not limited to).

Building BP

Getting BPM up and running internally including getting executive and senior management buy-in, establishing a common methodology and a common BPM language, building human BP competencies, developing reusable BP methods, tools and techniques, developing an effective communications plan and assuring BP sustainability.

Using BPM to Change How Businesses Are Managed

How to use BPM to assure alignment of corporate strategy with operations including business and technology architectures, business transformation portfolio management, alignment of disparate enterprise capabilities such as IT, HR, enterprise architecture and other enterprise assets.

BPM Governance and
the Centre of Expertise

How to manage Business Processes as Enterprise Assets through governance of process performance and change, introducing BPM as an enterprise discipline into an organisation including how to build a BP Governance Framework and run a BPM Centre of Expertise.

BPM Success Stories

Completed strategic, operational or technical BPM case studies from all market sectors that demonstrate the value of BPM through presentation of measureable business performance results.

Process Modelling Analysis and Design Techniques and Best Practices

How to build and use effective and stable process architecture models and connected project level process models. How to analyse a process to eliminate waste and improve performance, including techniques and notations for scoping, mapping, measuring, analysing and designing.

Business Process Innovations

How to apply innovative concepts and techniques to business process problems, from unstructured to very structured creative methods, to generate out of the box new ideas and business models.

Process-Centric Approaches to Business Rules and Business Analysis

Finding, classifying, organizing and re-using business rules as part of a business process specification for ease of change, including rule and process independence. Using processes as the foundation to define the requirements for IT system functionality including event processing, business use-cases, IT services and related specifications to align business and information systems.

BPM Solution Implementation

How to leverage the promise of BPM centric technologies and enterprise architectures including BPMS, BAM and SOA. Ensuring integrity from process designs through development and roll out.

BPM Human Change

Establishing roll-out plans for process-centric business solutions that engage staff and motivate managers with the full commitment of business executives. Assuring executive understanding and buy-in to the redesign of their own management processes.

BPM and Emerging Trends

New and emerging business concepts, ideas or technologies which have a particular relevance to BPM.  New ways of thinking about business, processes and BPM.

Target Audience:
IRM UK BPM Europe Conference draws 200+ key strategists, analysts and decision makers - Line of Business Managers, Chief Process Officers, CIOs, CTOs, Solution Managers and IT Executives, Strategic Planners, Enterprise Architects, Corporate Executives, Business Analysts, HR Managers and Quality Assurance Managers, from large and small organizations, including the public and private sector, across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Please read the Speaker Guidelines carefully (click here) before preparing your abstract, and click here to submit your proposal.

Please direct any questions about submissions to Jeremy Hall (

Sponsorship opportunities are available:
Please contact Shane Mcglynn at

SECTION 2: Speaker Guidelines:

Speaker Guidelines for BPM 2012.

Please read these guidelines carefully before you make your submission, and ensure it reaches us by 19th December 2011.

We are looking for:

  • One hour conference sessions and Keynotes (plan for 50 minutes speaking time, to allow for questions)
  • Pre-conference seminars/workshops (3 hours or 6 hours)

We normally receive a large number of submissions for this conference, and take a wide range of factors into account in making selections, including feedback from previous conferences and the need to provide a balanced programme. A shortlist of the most promising abstracts is sent to an advisory panel, drawn from BPM specialists and corporate practitioners, for comment before a final decision is made.

Please submit your abstract directly on our website using the submission form. You may submit more than one abstract.

Your abstract should keep strictly to the limit of 120 -150 words, clearly outlining your content. Please include 3 bullet points at the end to summarise your key messages.

Your abstract should be sufficiently polished for inclusion in the conference brochure and must achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide enough information for us to evaluate your submission relative to others. To aid the evaluation , you may include additional relevant information in section 3C of the submission form.
  • Be attractive to conference attendees and help them to select the sessions most valuable to them, given their interests and level of maturity of their architecture experience.

Based on previous conference feedback and programme assessments, here are some tips to help you maximise your chances of being selected.


  • Be specific and concrete about what you will be presenting and how the audience will benefit from it. Do use the bullet points at the end to highlight the key .takeaways.
  • Demonstrate real-world achievements, showing examples of BPM content if possible, and describing outcomes from applying it.
  • Push the envelope. Aim to stretch the audience with fresh insights and the benefit of your own experience. Or present a topic that would fully engage people at the CIO level.
  • Ensure that your presentation is really relevant to this conference. If your talk majors on a specialised topic, you should position it clearly in an overall BPM context.


  • Pitching specific products
  • Stating messages that are obvious
  • Exceeding the word count limit
  • Trying to cover too much ground in the time available
  • Putting forward unsubstantiated theories or opinions
  • Using vague abstractions and jargon.

If you have presented recently at this conference on similar subject matter, we suggest that you use section 3C of the submission form to indicate how this presentation is different from what you have presented before. We welcome the opportunity to show how BPM efforts are progressing over time or how ideas are evolving.

If you feel your submission is suitable for both BPM and the co-located EAC event, please indicate this. We will then decide where to slot it in, if it is selected.

If you are not sure whether your idea is suitable or not, please feel free to contact us to discuss it before making your submission. We can also help you refine your abstracts, and also can review your presentation decks when the time comes for you to produce them, provided that you do this well ahead of the deadline dates.

Please note that abstracts which are longer than the specified length may be shortlisted, but will be edited down by us to fit the brochure and presented back to you for approval.

You will be notified whether your submission has been accepted by the end of January 2012.

Click here to submit your proposal.

Please direct any questions regarding submissions to

Jeremy Hall
IRM UK Strategic IT Training

Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available
Please contact Shane Mcglynn at