Part 1 of this blog series provided a lengthy discussion about business process management’s (BPM's) necessary parts-and-parcels, and the software category’s value proposition. At the end of that post, I mentioned my recent attendance of a witty presentation that attempted to explain the essence of BPM via a bit of humor and the metaphor of the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie.
Namely, on March 23
the time such as Bobby Fisher, Anatoly Karpov, Boris Spaski, etc., were not at that tournament, but his success still speaks volumes. In our one-on-one informal conversation at Gartner’s Summit, Trefler told me he abandoned chess because of poor pay (the winner’s prize was a measly US$ 2,000 at the time) and a dearth of ladies in geeky chess circles. Therefore, he switched to teaching computers to play chess at first, then to teaching computers to improve business processes. Well, it is comforting