Howard Smith

Howard SmitHoward Smith is the Chief Technology Officer (European Group) of Computer Sciences Corporation. With more than 25 years in the IT industry, he is a sought after keynote speaker and advisor. His work in predicting and shaping technology at the intersection with business led him to take an active role in the development of business process management (BPM) in the post-reengineering era.

The innovation of BPM is described in his book, Business Process Management: The Third Wave, co-authored with Peter Fingar. The book is the bible for those who seek to obliterate the traditional divide between business intent and IT realization. Howard has provided thought leadership to the BPM community since 2000, the year in which he co-founded BPMI.org. Elected as co-chair for three consecutive years, the initiative grew to over 200 members under his leadership. During this period the group successfully created the first industrial strength, concurrent, distributed, transactional, persistent programming language, BPML, the basis for commercial Business Process Management Systems (BPMS). These technologies are now being applied in business, and major companies are now also developing BPM products.

Howard is currently researching the application of business process management to corporate sustainability, innovation and growth, for which he has global research and development responsibility at CSC. He is a leader of CSC’s Global BPM and Enterprise Architecture Centre of Excellence.

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