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Appian Forum Wrap-Up

Malcolm Ross, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Appian
September 15, 2008

A big thank you needs to go out to all those who attended the Appian Forum. This was certainly a milestone event in the history of Appian and a fantastic education and networking event in building your BPM practice.

The Appian Forum was kicked off by Forrester Vice President and Research Director Connie Moore. Followed by Connie, we had six great customer presentations by Nokia Siemens Network, AGF, Archstone, Defense Acquisition University, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Mercer HR Consulting on how they managed their BPM implementation. In addition, presentations were provided by Appian partners on BPM best practices, methodologies and toolsby Satyam, SMART, Oakbrook Solutions, and Mega.

On the second day, Appian held a number of technical sessions providing tips and tricks in managing your BPM systems, code examples for performing some more complex actions, best practices in setting up your BPM initiative, and some sneak peeks on future versions of Appian Enterprise.

I'd certainly like to provide a special thank you to Sandy Kemsley for providing detailed blogs and summaries of each presentation. Sandy takes time from her busy schedule to attend these sessions and provide useful feedback in improving our conferences. Next time Sandy we'll try to have a powerplug nearby to keep you going throughout the day.

Overall, we could not have asked for a better event. We had close to 200 total attendees, a great location at the Ritz Carlton, informative presentations, and even beautiful weather.

Thanks again to everyone who attended. If you happened to miss it, all the presentations are available on Appian Access. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next Appian Forum.

Malcolm Ross