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Stephanie Covert
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OMG Announces Results of BPMI Steering Committee Election

Needham, MA, USA - March 27, 2006 - The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) and its BPMI (Business Process Management Initiative) Steering Committee today announced the results of elections to appoint members of the Committee for 2006 - 2007. For more information on the activities of the BPMI Steering Committee, visit The BPMI Steering Committee provides Business Process Management thought leadership and expertise for the entire industry through education programs, public advocacy, and advice to the combined BPM standards work at OMG. Position statements from each of the new Committee members may be found at

The newly elected BPMI Steering Committee Members are:

  • Jeanne Baker, BPM Advisor, Cedar Consulting, LLC
  • Ed Barkmeyer, Senior Computer Scientist, NIST
  • Don Chapin, Business Modeling Consultant, Business Semantics
  • Duane Clarkson, Technical Architect, John Deere
  • Fred Cummins, EDS Fellow, EDS
  • Phil Gilbert, CTO, Lombardi Software
  • Derek Miers, CEO, ENIX
  • Jan Popkin, Chief Strategist, Telelogic

The new BPMI Steering Committee will be educating the market about BPM and how it is integral to initiatives such as Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) deployments. It will also be promoting the significance of the adoption of OMG standards such as the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), the Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) specification and the Business Process Definition Metamodel (BPDM). Additionally, it will be guiding the BPM Think Tank event, to be held this year on May 23-25 in Arlington, VA, where business and IT leaders gather for interactive roundtable discussions on BPM topics. See for more information and registration.

"This year's Steering Committee includes representation from the business community as well as software technologists. That combination is ideal to achieve the group's mission of making modeling and integration standards more accessible to the companies across all industries who must understand and invest in them. I have high hopes for this team and am delighted to see them all on board," said Jeanne Baker, chair, BPMI Steering Committee.

"More and more organizations are realizing that it is critical that they have a handle on their business processes to successfully implement SOA--and that is where the BPM education and advocacy efforts of the BPMI Steering Committee are so crucial," said Dr. Richard Soley, chairman and CEO, OMG. "The BPMI Steering Committee comprises thought leaders in BPM from across the industry. We are thrilled that the members of the Steering Committee are taking an important leadership role within both OMG and the BPM community."

The new BPMI Steering Committee will have its first face-to-face meeting on Wednesday, April 26 at the OMG Technical Meeting in St. Louis, MO. All OMG members attending the St. Louis technical meeting are invited to attend.


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