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Subject: OASIS Member News: IDS Scheer North America Announces Two Industry Pioneers as Keynote Speakers for ProcessWorld 2004, April 25-28 in Miami

Title: OASIS Member News: IDS Scheer North America Announces Two Industry Pioneers as Keynote Speakers for ProcessWorld 2004, April 25-28 in Miami

IDS Scheer North America Announces Two Industry Pioneers as

Keynote Speakers for ProcessWorld 2004, April 25-28 in Miami

E-Commerce Pioneer, Dr. Ravi Kalakota, and SAP Labs xApps Pioneer, Dennis Moore,

To Discuss Their Respective Approaches to Business Process Innovation

Berwyn, PA (January 7, 2004) – IDS Scheer North America, the leading provider of business process excellence services and tools, today announced keynote speakers for its annual ProcessWorld 2004 conference at the Loews Hotel in Miami, Florida, April 25-28 -- Dr. Ravi Kalakota, CEO and co-founder of E-Business Strategies, and Dennis Moore, Senior Vice President, GBU xApps at SAP Labs.  In addition, Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, Founder of IDS Scheer, and Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, CEO, IDS Scheer North America , will be featured speakers.

ProcessWorld 2004 is a three-day event that brings together business process experts from around the world to discuss business process innovation. The conference provides a forum for decision makers, technical strategists and business process improvement executives to learn, understand and collaborate on effective business process management.  Keynote sessions and workshops provide insight into new concepts and applications that are shaping the future of business process management. 

As CEO and co-founder of E-Business Strategies, a technology research and consulting practice, Dr. Kalakota has helped large companies and startups alike create and execute corporate digitization initiatives and next-generation business models.  In his current research and consulting at E-Business Strategies, Dr. Kalakota investigates opportunities for maximizing the impact of investments in enterprise software, multi-channel e-business, mobile business (m-business) solutions, brick-and-click process models, design of e-service platforms, collaborative business (c-business), Web Services technologies, and effective e-change management.  Dr. Kalakota has also co-authored several best-selling books on e-commerce, e-business, and now m-business and service blueprints.   Dr. Kalakota’s keynote is entitled “Business Process Innovation in the Era of Offshore Outsourcing.”

As Senior Vice President, GBU xApps at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California, Dennis Moore is one of the pioneers and leaders of SAP’s xApps efforts.  SAP xApps packaged composite applications offer a breed of information technology that enables continuous improvement and innovation.  Mr. Moore’s presentation entitled “Continuous Innovation,” will focus on how composite application architectures offer many advantages for the enterprise -- rapid implementation of new processes, flexibility for process evolution, and better support for and management of user processes.

Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer will discuss various forms of innovation and how they influence approaches, methods and tools for business process lifecycle management. Dr. Mathias Kirchmer will explain trends in business process automation. He will demonstrate how new automation technologies allow the combination of best and next business practices. 

ProcessWorld 2004 also provides peer-to-peer sessions where organizations of all sizes share their real-life experiences after deploying business process improvement or consulting solutions. Participants have the opportunity to interact with leading industry analysts and thought leaders.  The conference will cover a range of topics including Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, Business Innovation, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Business Process Automation, Composite Applications, Enterprise Service Architectures, Change Management, Six Sigma, Risk Management , and more.


        ProcessWorld also features a partner pavilion where exhibitors will present concepts and demonstrate solutions to complete the business process lifecycle.  For more information about this year’s event, visit www.usprocessworld.com or call 800-255-4388.   

About IDS Scheer North America

IDS Scheer North America is the leading provider of corporate solutions for business process management. The company’s ARIS solutions suite offers a complete portfolio for “Business Process Excellence,” including the methodologies, software and solutions to address all phases of the business process lifecycle. From small/medium enterprises to Global 1000 organizations, IDS Scheer North America provides a wide array of services to help customers optimize, and profit from, their investments in Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) solutions. As a SAP Global Services Partner, IDS Scheer North America enables customers to maximize their SAP investment and build winning businesses.  As part of an organization of more than 2000 employees worldwide and over 200 in North America, IDS Scheer is built upon a foundation of business process excellence that began when the company was founded in 1984 by August-Wilhelm Scheer, widely recognized as a founding father of Business Process Management. For more information on IDS Scheer North America, visit http://www.ids-scheer.com/us.


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