Gold again. Perficient back at Impact. An interview with Vishal Rajpal
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Perficient helps the Fortune 2000 utilize technology solutions to reach their business objectives. An IBM Premier Partner, Perficient has deep industry expertise and has developed custom solutions combining business analysis, solution design and their rich technical expertise with industry-leading software platforms. We recently caught up with Vishal Rajpal Managing Director of Perficient’s IBM BPMS practice who is primarily responsible for delivering innovative IBM Websphere based solutions for Perficient’s Customers and is also a Technology Evangelist around SOA/BPM and integration technologies.
Thanks for taking the time, Vishal. Tell me about Perficient's IBM practice?
Customers rely on our IBM practice not only for our deep expertise on various IBM products but also for critical business solutions in various industry verticals like Healthcare, Telco, Energy, Financial Services, and Retail. Our strategy teams have helped customers in every industry to align their IT strategies and embrace new technologies.
Our delivery teams have helped numerous customers implement complex enterprise solutions which involve Portals, Business Process Management Systems, Business Rule Management Systems, Business Integration, Commerce, Content Management, Information Management and Business Intelligence Solutions. Perficient’s IBM education practice provides customized training in all areas. Perficient’s technology experts can put together a roadmap for your company's enterprise initiatives.
What were the highlights of Perficient’s participation at Impact 2011?
Last year Perficient had a great time at Impact 2011. I can still recall the great keynote from Jon Iwata, IBM’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications where he put IBM's 100 years of transformation and innovation into context in 100 seconds and the insightful stories of innovation by various IBM Customers like Children's Hospital Boston and Caterpillar helping transform how they do business. At IMPACT 2011, IBM also announced the availability of next generation of BPM products, christened Business Process Manager V7.5 which has been a game changer for the BPM market. Over the years, we have helped numerous BPM customers implement BPM 7.5 solutions as well as implement various BPM Migrations. Another important announcement was tied to Smarter Commerce Software Offerings made by IBM’s Craig Hayman. This really brought together disconnected processes inside an organization around buying, marketing, selling and servicing of goods and services. This solution focused around five strategic areas of advanced analytics, cloud computing, cross-channel commerce, social business and supply chain planning and execution. Smarter Commerce Solutions was another area where we helped a lot of our customers as they implemented solutions. As we spend the week at the conference Perficient technology experts spent a lot of time brainstorming and providing detailed understanding of these announcements so we could help our customers plan and execute key initiatives around those areas.
Why do you continue to invest in Impact?
Perficient has been a Premier IBM business partner for more than 10 years. We are among the few certified partners on all IBM Brands and have a very large customer base using IBM products for their IT Solutions. IMPACT to us is one of key conferences where business and IT leaders come together to share their experience using IBM technology to solve business problems. It gives us an opportunity to reconnect with our various customers and provides an opportunity for various industry leaders from Perficient and IBM to discuss changes in the enterprise technology landscape.
We are very excited to be back at IBM IMPACT 2012. Like each year, we feel energized to meet our customers and various industry analysts and experts. Like last year, we are looking forward to the great line up of speakers and insightful customer presentations. We also are bringing in various technology experts and customer speakers to share their experiences. We will be showcasing our solutions and capabilities building solutions on the IBM Websphere suite of products. We are also looking forward to learning the results for the 2012 Business Partner awards which is a great way IBM recognizes the innovative efforts of various business partners. IBM has honored us with various awards in the past including the IBM Impact Smarter Decision Management award in 2010.
What you are doing at Impact?
Perficient subject matter experts will be at Booth G3 to dig deep into various technologies including BPM, Service-Oriented architecture (SOA), cloud, Mobile and WebSphere solutions for major industries like healthcare, financial services, automotive and retail. Visitors to the booth can learn how Perficient’s IBM solutions and our technology offerings help companies align business and IT objectives, establish optimal business processes, accelerate productivity and reduce costs.
It is great to have various sessions that highlight our success implementing various IBM Based solutions. I would like to invite attendees to join the Breakout Sessions where Perficient along with our clients can shed light on how the Perficient team has helped them drive innovation with various Websphere based solutions.
Here is a quick view to some of the great sessions
Do check Perficient at IBM Impact for additional information. http://www.Perficient.com/Impact
Which speakers are on your "must hear" list?
As the week starts, IBM’s Business Partner Summit is a great way to start the week. This event really helps us get energized and ready for the week as we hear from various IBM executives. It helps us meet various product experts to get insights and share our thoughts and provide feedback regarding various products.
Like always I am looking forward to the various keynotes specially the ones from Walter Isaacson , Katie Linendoll and Jane McGonigal. These informative keynotes will help us and the various attendees see how they can transform their business with the latest innovations from IBM. It will be interesting to hear from the featured IBM Speakers like Steve Mills, Phil Gilbert, Marie Wieck and others about new announcements tied to BPM, SOA, Smarter Cloud, Mobile Enterprise and other Websphere solutions that are being released this year..
We are seeing some interesting trends in the marketplace around various enterprise technology areas and looking forward to hearing from the different thought leaders as they share their insights on the latest business and technology trends. IBM has had a lot of exciting innovations as well as a good number of acquisitions in the various enterprise technology areas with Social and Mobile driving a lot of traction. It will be interesting to hear how IBM and its Worklight acquisition are going to help organizations deal with the growing demand tied to Enterprise Mobile space. Users today desire the same level of Social and Mobile capability from their Enterprise apps as they get from various apps user in their personal lives. It will be interesting to hear how IBM is going to help businesses deliver solutions with capabilities in these areas.
Great to hear, Vishal and looking forward to meeting the Perficient team at Impact!
Meet Vishal Rajpal ( follow him @vishalrajpal) and other Perficient team members at Impact at Booth G3.
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