Speaker Guidelines: Business Process Management Conference Europe

Business Process Management Conference Europe 2019 – London, UK – 21-24 October 

2019 Call for Speakers

The Deadline for Submissions has been extended to 26 April 2019 

Business Process Innovation to Deliver Customer Value and Business Agility

SECTION 1: Key points

Presentation proposals are now being accepted for our 14th Annual Business Process Management Conference Europe 2019, scheduled for 21-24  October 2019 at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK. The conference is produced by IRM UK, and the Process Renewal Group, and supported by BPTrends, and will again be co-located with our Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2019

Do you or any of your team have a formal presentation to contribute to this event? Please note we limit two speakers per submission. The first speaker will be entitled to attend the first 3 days (21-23 October) of the event free of charge. The second speaker would have to pay a highly reduced fee (80% reduction) to attend the first 3 days (21-23 October) of the event.

There will also be a Business Architecture Track at the conference so we also invite you to submit proposals around this topic as well using the same link at the bottom of this page as for our BPM conference submissions

This is Europe’s premier independent gathering for everyone involved in the BPM community. It provides a unique and popular forum for sharing practical and diverse perspectives on BPM. People typically attend from all over Europe, and the rest of the world, to explore each other’s experiences of what works (and what doesn’t), and to share their thoughts and ideas on how BPM will develop into the future. It is both a celebration of BPM’s business contribution and influence, and a stimulating look at how we can grow these even further.

Delegates have expressed a preference for how-to topics and case studies rather than theoretical or abstract topics. We would particularly like practitioners in the field to respond to this call for papers, and encourage new speakers to apply.  Success stories where investing in BPM has resulted in measurable business benefits are very much appreciated.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 26 April 2019.

Case Studies

Case study proposals involving participants engaged in BPM efforts associated with the topics listed below will be given preference in the selection process. If you are a consultant or technology vendor, your selection will be greatly aided by co-presenting with a client from an operational business or nonprofit agency.  Real experiences from practitioners in real organisations are always received positively. If you are a consulting professional a co-presentation with your client is recommended.

BPM Conference Europe 2019, Call for Presentations

The following outlines the themes for BPM Europe 2019. The topics shown will be a guide for the selection of speakers. Topics similar to or related to those shown will be considered as well if they support the overall message of Creating Value through Process Management. There will also be a Business Architecture track at the event and you can also submit on this topic here.

Managing Compliance and Risk through Process Assessment and Redesign Business Process Digitalization: Technologies and Thinking
There is a growing need to become compliant to new and changing regulations and the need to mitigate risk. Better methods of doing so are critical for many organizations today. These sessions will focus on automation potential for end to end value streams. The digital customer experience and new digitalized processes as well as opportunities for renewed business models will be featured.
  • The use of an overarching process map to provide the basis for risk assessment.
  • Just enough controls in process design.
  • Concurrently tackling compliance and process improvement
  • Governance and sustainment of compliance
  • Interpreting regulations and reporting to the regulator.
  • Defining Key Risk Indicators.
  • Incorporating new compliance data requirements into process redesign
  • Managing compliance projects with a deadline.
  • Navigating the end to end business – connecting the dots digitally.
  • Value chain / stream innovation through disruptive technologies
  • The omni-channel challenge
  • The criticality of data integrity and management in digital processes.
  • New technologies to enable business model transformation
    • Machine learning and AI
    • RPA
    • IoT
    • Blockchain
    • Process management engines.
    • Decision management tools
    • Business rules and decision engines
    • Data analytics
  • New digital business models
Business Process Architecture: Value Chains, Value Streams and Processes The Management of the Value Centric Enterprise
These sessions will focus on the design and use of process architecture models and their interaction with other related architectural and implementation models required for effective business architecture and process alignment. These sessions will focus on the human and organization sides of Business process management. It will delve into the execution of cross functional business processes in a modern evolving enterprise.
  • Defining  a value-oriented process architecture
  • Process design for business agility
  • Reusable business capabilities and adaptable processes
  • Assuring process traceability with business strategy
  • Using process frameworks
  • Developing a balanced process performance scorecard
  • Model management and governance
  • Deriving an effective investment portfolio
  • Leveraging the architecture in process improvement
  • Fostering an environment of true continuous improvement
  • Adaptable, resilient organization structures to support end-to-end processes
  • Assessing readiness to deliver cultural change
  • Getting executives to understand strategic  process management for agility
  • Changing operational behaviours for collaboration
  • The rise of self-managed organizations
  • Extended value chains – many companies – one customer
  • Re-aligning management incentives
  • Process governance and performance management
  • The process management CoE: roles and essential services
Advanced Process Analysis and Design: Techniques for Business Architects and Analysts Creating Customer Value
These sessions will focus on proven and innovative methods that business analysts and architects will need to be successful in their practices. These sessions will focus on delivering measurable value to customers. They will feature methods that ensure an outside – in approach to process design for the customer in terms optimizing their journey and experience.
  • Innovative techniques in process analysis, modelling and improvement
  • Using Agile methods in BPM
  • Following the data end to end
  • Process analysis and design templates
  • Process modelling techniques, notations and documentation
  • Decision management and business rules in processes
  • Designing agile business processes
  • Leveraging process models in agile software development
  • The process knowledge repository toolkit
  • Aligning business processes with business capabilities
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Value determination: customers’ needs and expectations
  • The customer experience
  • Outside-in process design
  • Value process mapping: Chains, streams, processes and measurement
  • Customer journey mapping
  • User stories and storytelling
  • Balancing customer value with compliance and risk

Please read the Speaker Guidelines below carefully before preparing your abstract, and submit your proposal in the Application Form Section accessed at the bottom of this page.

Please direct any questions regarding submissions to Jeremy.hall@irmuk.co.uk &  Shane Mcglynn at shane@irmuk.co.uk

Sponsorship opportunities are available: Please contact Shane Mcglynn at shane@irmuk.co.uk

SECTION 2: Speaker Guidelines:

Speaker Guidelines for BPM2019

Please read these guidelines carefully before you make your submission, and ensure it reaches us by 26 April 2019.We are looking for:

  • Fifty minute conference sessions (plan for 45 minutes speaking time, to allow for questions)
  • Pre & Post Conference Workshops (3 hours or 6 hours)
  • One hour conference Keynotes (plan for 50 minutes speaking time, to allow for questions)

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 the conference advisory panel, drawn from BPM specialists and corporate practitioners, for comment before a final decision is made on the programme.

Please submit your abstract directly on our website using the submission form accessed at the bottom of this page. You may submit more than one abstract.Your abstract should keep strictly to the limit of 120 -150 words, clearly outlining your content. Please also add 3 bullet points at the end to summarise your key messages on what delegates will learn.  Abstracts that are consistent with this requirement are much more likely to be considered seriously so please take care in writing your description.

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 BPM experience.

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

  • 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.  A shortlist of the most promising abstracts is sent to the conference advisory panel, drawn from BPM specialists and corporate practitioners, for comment before a final decision is made on the programme.

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 beginning of May 2019.

Please direct any questions regarding submissions to Jeremy.hall@irmuk.co.uk &  Shane Mcglynn at shane@irmuk.co.uk

Jeremy Hall
IRM UK Strategic IT Training

Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available 

Please contact Shane Mcglynn at shane@irmuk.co.uk.

Click here to submit your proposal by completing the Application Form