My name is Doug Johnson. I’m responsible for the BPM strategy at Alfresco working with the Activiti project and separately Alfresco’s commercial offerings. As a 20-year industry veteran with 17-years of BPM-specific experience, I’ve seen a lot of new business and solution requirements challenge BPM technologies. Ever increasingly, requirements are demanding even faster and simpler development cycles, better interactions and integration with systems and services, and compelling user experiences and engagement… to name a few trends.
The future of Activiti is strong. While statistics are hard to precisely determine, due to Activiti’s flexible licensing terms and easy-of-embeddability, Activiti is absolutely a top Open Source BPM project worldwide—it’s likely the most popular. It’s used to help developers create process-related solutions every day. Some of the largest companies in the world are powered by Activiti.
Alfresco, as the main project sponsor, is resolutely backing Activiti with experienced committers and community support. We have added to the Activiti team with outstanding engineers with rich process management and process intelligence backgrounds—including contributors from Bonita BPM, jBPM, Drools, and Pega—as well as those with data science and machine learning experiences including a PhD in advanced mathematics.
You’ll be hearing from these new Activiti committers soon and more regularly. At the helm, Mauricio Salatino joins Activiti from a history of Open Source success. He is one of many persons bringing a fresh perspective as Activiti continues to deliver the most relevant process technologies for today and tomorrow’s needs.
For those attending BeeCon 2017, I look forward to meeting you this week. I and others will of course be sharing some of the latest in Activiti, including some exciting announcements. Just as important will be the conversations and discussions with you. For those unable to attend BeeCon 2017, watch the forums for pending announcements on further opportunities to interact with the Activiti team in May 2017.