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Workforce Return to Office


Governments across the globe are beginning to live, or explore the next steps, for their “safer-at-home” orders and ease people into a “new normal” in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.   As a result, employees will “soon” be heading back to their workplaces.


Organizations will need a safe, fast and effective way to reintegrate the workforce back to their workplaces to regain productivity, meet regulatory compliance, etc. all while continue to protect employees and community.


This is particularly challenging for global organizations due to the unique, ever changing rules and regulations in the geographies in which they operate.  Additionally, they will need process to ensure employee safety and adjusted work environments - maybe even splitting office time - to reduce/eliminate the legal liability of the organization.


Here are some key areas to discuss as your organization considers your employee return to workplace:

  • Intelligent return-to-work certification - needed for each employee on a specific, periodic basis

  • Support a phased return to work - via business processes, rules, tasks, etc.

  • Incident management and responses - needed to highlight potential incidents and organizational response

  • Workplace adjustments - physical, screening, safety, controls, etc.

  • Privacy - the employee privacy is most critical here from a Human Resources perspective.

  • Addressing CHRO (Chief Human Resource Officer) and General Counsel concerns.


Join us in this panel discussion to understand how organizations, business process management vendors, academia and others are looking to address this critical need utilizing BPM, and how they see BPM evolving in the New Normal.

Panel Discussion


Workforce Return to Office and the role of BPM

The effort to maintain safety and compliance with BPM.

October 7, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Webinar Registration Closed

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Lisa Van Ess - Vice President People & Culture


Lisa is a Human Resources, People and Culture-building Executive responsible for setting strategies and motivating teams in the creation and delivery of a variety of inclusive, employee-engaging business changing programs. She started her HR career in pharmaceutical recruiting, then went on to lead IT recruiting teams for Entex Information Services and GE Capital Information Technology Solutions. She also managed the outsourced recruiting and HR operations for three local recruiting/HR consulting firms, and held the positions of VP of HR for SEI’s Global Operations Unit, and Director and Coaching Leader at NIIT Technologies prior to joining Magic Hat Consulting as the VP of People and Culture.  Her HR work spans several markets/industries including pharmaceutical, financial services, IT, Management Consulting and Business Process Outsourcing.


As a certified coach and facilitator, she has customized highly effective engagement and talent programs to align employee development to business objectives. As a public speaker, she often addresses employers, job seekers and HR professionals on a variety of topics throughout different organizations and networking groups in Pennsylvania and Delaware.


Prior to entering into a career in HR, she was a scientist at Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals. She graduated the State College of New Jersey (formerly known as Trenton State College) with a BS in Biology and concentrated studies in Fine Art and holds certifications in Coaching, Employment Investigations, Predictive Index, ITIL Project and Service Lifecycle Management and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP). She also recently completed the Human Resources Management Certificate Course with Villanova University.  Lisa is an Advisory Board Member for several Chester County, PA Economic and Workforce Development initiatives and is the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Awards in 2014 for her work with HireOne, and in 2017 for ITAG (Innovative Technology Action Group of Chester County).  

Yvonne Lederer Antonucci, Ph.D. - Widener University Professor


Yvonne Lederer Antonucci, Ph.D, is a full professor in the School of Business at Widener University in Chester Pennsylvania U.S.A. where she is also the SAP university alliance coordinator and the Business Process Innovation Center of Excellence Director.  Her teaching areas are primarily in Business Process Management, Process Analysis and design, and Enterprise Systems of which she has won several awards for innovation and excellence.   


She has received several grants and has published in numerous international journals and conferences in the area of business process management (BPM), information technology outsourcing, inter-organizational collaboration methods, and enterprise systems, and has been a frequent invited speaker to various international BPM industry events.  Yvonne also serves on the North American SAP University Alliance Board and is one of the Philadelphia ABPMP (Association of Business Process Management Professionals) chapter founders, continuing her service as a board member.  Her current research projects include analysis of synergies between digitalization and BPM, analysis of BPM Skills, and the efficacy of low-code application development.  


Yvonne holds a Ph.D. in information sciences from Drexel University and a master’s degree in Management Science/Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University. 

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Bill Platt - Sr. Account Executive, Appian Corporation


Bill is a seasoned BPM professional with over 25 years experience guiding Fortune 1000 customers across all verticals implementing complete BPM solutions including software, consulting, and training to ensure successful implementations.

His philosophy and approach is to combine Subject Matter Expertise, relationship building and solution selling to provide the highest level of customer engagement. The goal is to make every customer as successful as possible, in the shortest amount of time with the highest ROI possible. 

At Appian, he is responsible for beginning, developing and managing business relationships with some of Appian's most strategic global accounts. 


Prior to working for Appian, Bill worked for 20 years for FileNet Corporation as a BPM Specialist .  Afterward, Bill worked for 7 years at IBM as a member of the Tiger Team specializing BPM/ECM technologies.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Villanova University.

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