Lombardi Executives to Present at Object Management Group's Third Annual BPM Think Tank

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Leading BPM suite vendor to share strategies for modeling business success at San Francisco conference.

Lombardi® (http://www.lombardi.com ), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software for Global 2000 companies, today announced that Jim Rudden, the company's director of product marketing, will be discussing how to easily translate high-level goals into detailed business processes as part of the third annual BPM Think Tank 2007 presented by the Object Management Group (OMG). Lombardi is a platinum co-sponsor of the event. The three-day conference will be held on July 23-25, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, in Burlingame, California.

Mr. Rudden will present a case study session entitled "Model Your Business - Not Just Your Process," on Tuesday, July 24 at 1:15 p.m. PT. During the session, attendees will learn how to get a more complete view of their business - beyond the BPMN and UML diagrams they have today. Mr. Rudden will highlight an on-demand, web-based tool that provides traceability from high-level goals to detailed process definitions. This tool also provides the most advanced implementation of the Business Process Definition Metamodel (BPDM) standard to date - enabling true portability of process information.

Additionally, Phil Gilbert, Lombardi's executive vice president and CTO, is a co-chair of the event's program committee. He shares that role with Paul Harmon, Co-Founder, Executive Editor and Senior Market Analyst at Business Process Trends. Mr. Gilbert is the elected chairperson of OMG's Business Process Management Steering Committee, which 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.

"BPM Think Tank is where the participants share real world BPM success and failures, and have these dialogs in small group discussions with practicing experts from around the world," said Gilbert. "Interested in discussing how process maturity can help double the productivity of your people? Join ten others at a roundtable hosted by the co-author of the Business Process Maturity Model. Having difficulty selling BPM or SOA inside your organization? Speak with peers from within your industry for tips and techniques on how they tackled the problem. Think Tank is different from any other conference due to its focus on these small roundtable discussions."

The third annual BPM Think Tank event will focus on the value of BPM standards featuring case studies, tips and tricks and key note presentations designed to help both business and IT organizations work together to maximize their investment in BPM. Think Tank includes presentations from industry luminaries such as Forrester Research analysts Randy Heffner and Colin Teubner, Dr. Bruce Silver, Sandy Kemsley and Derek Miers, as well as David Frankel from SAP, Stephen White from IBM and Antoine Lonjon from MEGA International. User case studies and panel speakers include Bill Curtis from McAfee, Phillippe De Smedt from Visa, Rich Phillips from Maritz, Tony Gardiner from Nedbank, Tim Rolfing from Allianz and Jim Adamczyk from Accenture.

For more information about the third annual BPM Think Tank and for a complete view of the agenda, visit http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/ThinkTank/index.htm .

Lombardi Teamworks is the leading BPM software for designing, executing, and improving business processes. Teamworks for Office™ makes it easy for anyone to participate in business process management using the familiar Microsoft® Office System products. http://www.lombardi.com/bpm-blueprint-product.php Lombardi Blueprint™ is the only on-demand collaborative process planning tool that enables companies to map processes, identify problems and prioritize improvement opportunities.

About Lombardi

Lombardi is a leader in business process management (BPM) software for Global 2000 companies and government agencies. We offer award-winning BPM technology, know-how and services to help our customers become Process-Driven. Lombardi products are built on open standards and provide ongoing prioritization, planning, visibility and control of business processes, increasing the speed and flexibility with which organizations can manage their business process activity and decision-making.

Lombardi is behind some of the largest, most successful BPM implementations in the world. Our customers include Allianz Life, Aflac, Dell, Hasbro, ING Direct, Maritz Travel, Reuters, Renault F1 Team, Sprint, T-Mobile, The UK Insolvency Service, Universal Music Group and the U.S. Government. For more information, visit http://www.lombardi.com.

Lombardi, Teamworks are registered trademarks and Teamworks Process Optimizer, Teamworks Portal, Teamworks for Office 2003 and Lombardi Blueprint are trademarks of Lombardi Software, Inc. All other company/product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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