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Our 2015 Sponsors

Building Business Capability is the only Event of its kind dedicated to the technology used to develop and deploy business software applications that are more responsive to business needs. Meet and learn from the vendors offering the leading Business Rules, Process Management and Decisioning applications and services.



The Official Association Sponsor

    IIBA

    IIBA® is the independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis. As the voice of the BA community, IIBA® supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain standards for the practice and certification. Through a global network, IIBA connects over 29,000 individual members, 116 Chapters and 250 corporate members to advance the BA profession by uniting a community of professionals to create better business outcomes.

    IIBA® has created A Guide to Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide), plus certification programs for the recognition of practitioners. For more information please visit IIBA.org today!


    Visit: http://www.theiiba.org/am/

Diamond Sponsors

    iGrafx

    iGrafx business process management and analysis solutions empower organizations to achieve maximum performance. iGrafx captures and communicates the alignment of strategy, people, processes and technology, and unites the entire organization around delivering business value. iGrafx delivers strategic and operational decision support to enable our customers to become and remain world class competitors. For over 20 years, iGrafx products and services have been helping companies of all sizes across the globe manage their processes and optimize their business.


    Visit: http://www.igrafx.com/

Gold Sponsors

    BPTrends Associates

    BPTrends Associates (http://www.bptrendsassociates.com) is an affiliate of BPTrends.com. BPTrends.com was founded in 2002 and is the most comprehensive, in-depth business process management resource available. Industry thought leaders provide analysis and opinion on trends, directions and best practices relating to all aspects of business process management. All publications are archived, available and searchable by topic. With over 20,000 members world-wide, BPTrends.com is the largest community of BPM professionals in the world. Membership is FREE.


    Visit: http://www.bptrendsassociates.com


    Business Rule Solutions, LLC

    Business Rule Solutions, LLC (BRS) is the international leader in business analysis, business rule, and decision engineering techniques. BRS provides training, consulting and mentoring grounded in the business connection and focused on each company's rich operational business know-how, its core intellectual property (IP). The BRS methodology, IPSpeak, provides a structured approach to capture what makes your company smart (business strategy, business concepts, business rules, business decisions, and key performance indicators), develop world-class requirements from it, and achieve a winning, durable business solution. We can show you how to engage business stakeholders proactively in your projects. Our instructor-led interactive on-line training is convenient, effective and always highly rated. With 20 years experience in practical application for clients around the world, as well as extensive involvement in innovation, research and standardization, BRS is the world-recognized leader in the business rule and decision engineering space.

    Visit: http://www.brsolutions.com


    RuleArts

    RuleArts is dedicated to support business analysts and business experts to express themselves in a consistent and unambiguous way. Define the terminology of your line of business. See how your terminology relates to other lines of businesses within your organization. Check that your requirements, business rules and guidance use the right terminology. Have a team write business specifications according to a controlled natural language.
     
    RuleXpress by RuleArts offers a multi-user authoring and publishing environment that understands what you write and provides the support you really need. The tool will match your writing with the agreed on pattern, even if you use a plural form or other tense. RuleXpress offers out of the box support for RuleSpeak, SBVR and DMN.

    Visit: http://www.rulearts.com


    Sapiens DECISION

    There are many gray areas in the world of business, but implementing clear business direction should not be one of them. Sapiens DECISION allows business users to discover, model, verify, manage and execute business direction, logic and decisions with black & white clarity, transforming the business logic into a centrally controlled, living and strategic asset.
     
    DECISION models are validated and tested for integrity and precision, both during their creation and whenever changes are made. Once approved for production, they are either implemented by IT or automatically transformed into executable code.
     
    As a hub for the most current Business Logic, Sapiens DECISION is helping Global 1000 companies reduce operational cost and risk, simplify business system implementation and speed up time to market for new products, services and updates.

    Visit: http://www.sapiensdecision.com/


    Watermark Learning

    Since 1992, Watermark Learning has delivered training, coaching, and certification preparation in Business AnalysisProject ManagementAgile, BPM, and Influencing Skills. We turn the complexity of industry standards into practical application. Our courses and coaching are laser-focused for the business analyst, project manager, Scrum team member, and process analyst and help ensure enduring results in organizations. Our services are practical and engaging, led by experts who facilitate sessions in an interactive way, making learners energized to learn and motivated to perform.
     
    We have also developed the acclaimed CBAP® Study GuidePMI-PBA Study Guide, Online Study Exams for CBAP, PMP, and PMI-PBA, and numerous others. Our customer service is second to none. We are an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider, PMI Registered Education Provider, and a Scrum Alliance affiliate. With expert facilitators and world-class curriculum, we are large enough to meet your needs and small enough to care.

    Visit: http://www.watermarklearning.com/

Silver Sponsors

    ASPE Training

    Business Analyst and Agile training from ASPE will enable professionals to maximize their potential. We offer a comprehensive curriculum for all professional levels and provide the most current certification preparation, broad-spectrum training, and specialized courses teaching the critical skills necessary to become effective problem solvers. All BA courses are aligned with the IIBA BABOK and are endorsed by the IIBA & PMI. 
     
    Our Agile training and coaching philosophy focuses across the enterprise, not just IT. Courses are highly interactive and offer a hands-on learning approach. Participants will leave training ready to hit the ground running to successfully implement agile methodologies within their own teams, departments and ultimately across their organization.
     
    Each year ASPE trains more than 20,000 people in public and private events, or live online.  We are in 90 major North American cities and provide international onsite delivery and self-paced training.

    Visit: http://www.aspetraining.com/


    Bob the BA

    Hands-on Real World Custom Interactive Training, On-Site Classes, & Event Workshops.
     
    At Bob the BA, we provide our clients with an immersive and experiential approach to Business Analysis training, mentoring, and consulting services.  We are a dynamic business analysis company where clients are not only engaged - they experience a greater depth of business analysis knowledge.
     
    Bob the BA is passionate about helping you think, learn, and work differently. Never boring, always engaging, and learning by doing - not by lecture.  Bob is a Business Analysis trainer, keynote, motivational speaker, workshops, seminars, facilitator, mentor, and coach with 25+ years experience.

    Visit: http://bobtheba.leagueofanalysts.com/


    Progress

    Progress is committed to delivering market-leading technology innovations that empower our partners and customers to dramatically improve the development, deployment, integration and management of their business applications.
     
    Progress® Corticon® separates business rules from code, enabling business analysts and IT users to quickly create or modify rules, eliminating costly custom coding and lengthy development cycles. Now, you can get the reliable, high-performance automated business decisions your organization needs with the Progress Corticon Business Rules Engine (BRE). Change business rules in hours – not days or weeks– for optimized productivity.
     
    For additional information please visit www.progress.com/corticon

    Visit: http://www.progress.com/corticon


    Signavio

    Signavio offers a web-based business process management and business decision management integrated solution. This unique combination incorporates business decisions into process models using DMN 1.0, enabling analysis and streamlining for improved risk and compliance management. With the Signavio Process Editor, processes are modeled using BPMN 2.0, ideal for all modeling stages of your BPM initiatives, from process design to optimization. It combines a powerful BPM tool with a user-friendly working environment, which is ideal for professional use.  Our QuickModel (spreadsheet-like process design) does not require experience, as Signavio’s focus is modeling accessibility even for beginners. This, along with multiple sharing and cooperation features, such as the collaboration portal and an intuitive comment function, makes Signavio a pioneer in collaborative process design. What’s more, with the Software as a Service Edition, installation is not needed. You can kick-start your business process management initiative straight away.


    Visit: http://www.signavio.com

Bronze Sponsors

    Leonardo Consulting

    Leonardo is a consulting firm specialising in Business Process Management Enterprise Architecture, and the Technology that supports these disciplines. We’ve 15 years’ experience of high quality service delivery across APAC, the Middle East and North America. We provide customers with value added service of an international network of thought leaders, technology partners and progressive business methodologies. Leonardo has a strong track-record working with large enterprises from a wide spectrum of businesses in the public / private sectors in Australia, New Zealand, North America and the Arab States.
    • 17 years of extensive regional, national and internal partnerships & business relationships
    • Solid track-record in BPM/EA projects and associated tools with large enterprises since1999
    • Experienced team of expert consultants from 10 countries speaking 14 languages
    • Strong focus on process-centric business methodologies
    • Commitment to building your business capabilities

    Visit: http://www.leonardo.com.au/


    Requirements Experts

    Since 1990, Requirements Experts (www.reqexperts.com) has been training and consulting with government agencies, private companies, and service organizations providing them with knowledge of the process, tools and techniques for effective requirement elicitation, documentation and management. Our suite of one-, two- and three-day seminars provide pragmatic approaches to all requirement activities.
     
    Our consulting services ensure our clients have a partner to help them define scope, document requirements, assess the requirements for quality, and evaluate requirements processes for efficacy and efficiency.
     
    Our training solutions and service offerings are further enhanced by the strength of our instructor-consultants, all of whom bring to the classroom 25+ years of real experience in project management, requirements and other areas of system engineering and business analysis.  We also learn from our students, over 25,000 of them, so that the concepts and approaches we teach remain relevant to today's project and product development challenges.

    Visit: http://www.reqexperts.com/


    RMC Business Analysis Learning Solutions

    Founded by Rita Mulcahy in 1991, RMC Learning Solutions is the worldwide innovator in business analysis, project management, agile, and management skills training and professional development. Since 1991, hundreds of thousands of people have utilized RMC’s professional development resources, classes and e-Learning courses to expand their knowledge and further their careers. Today, RMC offers a wide range of innovative classes and products for beginning and experienced project managers, business analysts and agile practitioners seeking skills development, tools training, advanced concept reinforcement or an internationally-recognized certification.
     
    Serving both individual and organizational clients, RMC’s complete line of services includes live training, self-directed e-learning, books and software, coaching, project-based consulting, training needs evaluation, skills development, learning customization, organizational transformation and executive briefing. RMC offers these services in 60 regions around the globe, and in 18 native languages. In addition, RMC supports certification preparation training for a wide range of professional designations.

    Visit: http://shop.rmcls.com/

Showcase Sponsors

    Rulesmatix

    Rulesmatix specializes in implementing business rules solutions using innovative development techniques. Our consultants have extensive experience in the architecture, design, development and implementation of complex business systems using business rules. Our experience and exemplary track record of delivering business-critical systems using business rules using commercial and open source rules engines is a key asset. We have in depth knowledge of commercial engines internals and their APIs which we consistently use to develop reusable templates and numerous utilities around rules repositories reducing the development time and increased productivity.
     
    With our extensive hand-on experience, we have successfully mentored clients' staff primarily focusing on Business Rules "Best Practices" for Business Rules design, development, testing and troubleshooting. Our services include helping select business rules engine, design and development of business rules repositories, creating proof of concept, automating rules development and testing processes, setting up "best practices" and mentoring and reviewing business rules repositories.

    Visit: http://rulesmatix.com/

Table Top Display Sponsors

    Leonardo Consulting

    Leonardo is a consulting firm specialising in Business Process Management Enterprise Architecture, and the Technology that supports these disciplines. We’ve 15 years’ experience of high quality service delivery across APAC, the Middle East and North America. We provide customers with value added service of an international network of thought leaders, technology partners and progressive business methodologies. Leonardo has a strong track-record working with large enterprises from a wide spectrum of businesses in the public / private sectors in Australia, New Zealand, North America and the Arab States.
    • 17 years of extensive regional, national and internal partnerships & business relationships
    • Solid track-record in BPM/EA projects and associated tools with large enterprises since1999
    • Experienced team of expert consultants from 10 countries speaking 14 languages
    • Strong focus on process-centric business methodologies
    • Commitment to building your business capabilities

    Visit: http://www.leonardo.com.au/


    OpenRules

    OpenRules, Inc. is a NJ-based corporation that develops, supports, and provides consulting and training services around its highly popular Open Source Business Rules and Decision Management System commonly known as "OpenRules." OpenRules is oriented to business analysts allowing them to work in concert with developers to create and maintain enterprise-level Business Rules Repositories for complex Decision Management Systems. It utilizes the power of MS Excel, Google Docs, and Eclipse IDE. OpenRules support Executable Decision Models created in accordance with the latest DMN standard.

    OpenRules is used for years by major international financial corporations, insurers, healthcare providers, and large government agencies for multi-transactional decision support applications. Along with a highly efficient rule engine, OpenRules includes: 

    • Rule Dialog allows non-programmers to create intelligent Web-based questionnaires
    • Rule Solver integrates Business Rules with Constraint Programming and other Optimization technologies
    • Rule Learner utilizes different Machine Learning tools for rules discovery and predictive analytics.

    Visit: http://www.openrules.com/


    Purdue University

    Purdue's online graduate programs for working professionals feature Computer Information Technology MS degrees in IT Project Management and IT Business Analysis.  Move your career forward and earn a respected Master of Science while gaining real world skills through a 100% online PMI® based curriculum.  Industry experienced faculty deliver skills and techniques project managers can apply to every phase of the project lifecycle, and teach analysts to bridge the business and IT functions of an organization.  Applications currently being reviewed, start dates available in the Spring and Fall, no GRE.


    Visit: http://www.purdue.edu/


    Trisotech

    Trisotech offers highly visual and interactive software tools that help organizations innovate, transform and improve their operations. We bring strategies, design and technology together to provide insight for business and IT in the digital enterprise age. Trisotech is a global leader in digital enterprise solutions, with its innovative and easy-to-use software suite that allows customers to discover, model, analyze and find insights into their digital enterprise. Our customers use The Digital Enterprise Suite to provide new and revolutionary ways for their knowledge workers to collaborate and succeed in an increasingly global, connected and competitive world. Trisotech was selected as one of the Top 20 BPM products (CIO magazine, March 2015) and one of the Top 20 EA products (CIO magazine, July 2015). Trisotech products are enabling visualization, innovation, transformation and continuous improvement into manufacturing, financial, healthcare, in surance, energy, distribution, government, and many other types of organizations.


    Visit: http://www.trisotech.com/


    University of California, Irvine Extension

    University of California, Irvine Extension – the continuing education arm of UC Irvine – offers dozens of online certificate programs to help adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals. Stand out in today's competitive job market with a certificate that bears the University of California seal, representing an uncompromising standard of academic excellence.
     
    The following programs are offered fully online:
    • Business Analyst: Focus on the analytical thinking, problem solving and communications skills required to be an effective Business Analyst in today's solutions-driven business environment.
    • Six Sigma Lean (Green & Black Belts): Unite product and process excellence with goals such as improving customer service and/or enhancing shareholder value creation.
    • Business Process Optimization: Identify business improvement needs, set process optimization goals and monitor the deployment and effectiveness of the efforts.

    Visit: http://www.extension.uci.edu

Sponsors

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    BAInstitute.org

    BAInstitute.org (Business Architecture Institute) is the online community for business architecture professionals to stay abreast of the latest industry news, trends and the best place for you to attain the skills need for career growth and success. BAInstitute.org makes earning your Business Architecture Professional (BAIP) certificate easier than you might imagine. Offering you a mix of in-person, live, online, or on-demand courses to choose from, you can take the required eight courses as quickly as you want, and with whatever delivery method you prefer. Become a member today and learn more about earning your BAIP at: http://bit.ly/1Sjm1Yv


    Visit: http://bit.ly/1Sjm1Yv


    BPMInstitute.org

    BPMInstitute.org (Business Process Management Institute) is recognized as an industry leader in delivering the skills and knowledge business professionals need to drive innovation in their enterprise—and their career. BPMInstitute.org is the natural choiice for practitioners of all skill levels to get industry-leading content, training, and certification to advance their professional growth. Offering you a mix of in-person, live, online, or on-demand courses to choose from you can earn your BPMP certificate as quickly as you want, and with whatever delivery method you prefer. Become a member and learn more about earning your certificate or becoming certified at: http://bit.ly/1SjlW72

    Visit: http://bit.ly/1SjlW72


    BPTrends

    BPTrends (http://www.bptrends.com) is the primary source of business intelligence for business executives and process change practitioners around the globe. Industry thought leaders provide analysis and opinion on trends, directions and best practices relating to all aspects of business process management. BPTrends is the most comprehensive, in-depth business process management resource devoted to educating and informing the market. The BPTrends BP Tools Reports are the most widely read reports on BP software tools available and our BPTrends Surveys are widely quoted. With over 20,000 members, BPTrends is the largest community of BP Professionals in the world. BPTrends Associates provides BPM professional services to organizations, assisting them in the planning, architecting, designing, measuring and managing of their business processes.


    Visit: http://www.bptrends.com/


    BRCommunity

    Business Rules Community, sponsored by Business Rule Solutions, LLC (BRS), is a vertical, non-commercial community for business rule professionals. BRCommunity provides articles, commentary, discussion areas, and a variety of other valuable hands-on resources, and is home to the Business Rules Journal, which appears there free-of-charge. BRCommunity.com is much more than simply an on-line publication. With the help of a talented staff and generous supporters, it has grown into the place to be for business rules. Join today free-of-charge!


    Visit: http://www.brcommunity.com/

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2015 Conference Sponsors

The Official Association Sponsor

IIBA

Diamond Sponsor

iGrafx

Gold Sponsors

BPTrends Associates

Business Rule Solutions, LLC

RuleArts

Sapiens DECISION

Watermark Learning

Silver Sponsors

ASPE Training

Bob the BA

Progress

Signavio

Bronze Sponsors

Leonardo Consulting

Requirements Experts

RMC Business Analysis Learning Solutions

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