AprilTalks Keynote – Prof. Dr. Ir. Wil van der Aalst

Darmstadt, 25.02.2019 – The analysis and optimization of business processes have become central drivers in the further development of companies. This is achieved, among other things, through the targeted use of Process Mining. But where does the journey lead to when it comes to this technology?

At this year’s AprilTalks you will firsthand experience the answer to this question. The founder and “Godfather” of Process Mining, Prof. Dr. Ir. Will van der Aalst, will hold the keynote address of the event. In his talk titled “Process Mining – What’s Next?”, he will reflect on the possibilities and limitations of today’s technologies as well as the promises of Next Generation Process Mining.

Essentially, this is about how Process Mining has quickly become a standard way to analyze performance and compliance issues. The impact of Process Mining on business process management is remarkable. This is mainly due to the abundance of event data in organizations as well as the powerful Process Mining tools that have emerged in recent years. Therefore, it is interesting to see which functionalities are already available today and which are to be expected in coming years – we can look forward to all this in the keynote.

Why is Prof. Dr. Ir. Wil van der Aalst referred to as “The Godfather of Process Mining”? He is a full professor at RWTH Aachen University and heads the PADS Group (Process and Data Science). He also works at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT), where he heads the Process Mining Group at FIT, and at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e). Many of the innovations and concepts that make up the core of today’s Process Mining tools stem from the research of Prof. Dr. Ir. Wil van der Aalst and his team and thus he is considered the founder of the Process Mining.

We at the PAF are very pleased to welcome him as keynote speaker at the AprilTalks and we are looking forward to his presentation.

Do you feel the same? Then make sure to join us on March 28th! Visit the website of the event – there you will find the agenda, as well as more information about the speeches and speakers.