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  • Keith Swenson

Technology Evangelist, VP of R&D at Fujitsu Americas

  • San Jose, California
  • Fujitsu Americas ...
  • Harvard Business School ...

About

I love helping exceptional software engineering departments to release reliable high quality enterprise software. I want to mentor and inspire architects and developers to achieve their best on the leading edge of technical possibilities. I am very experienced in managing teams to develop enterprise software including roles as programmer, development director, chief architect, vice president, and evangelist. Experience includes the areas of software architecture, agile, coding, research and thought leadership.

My blog on agile development: https://agiletribe.wordpress.com/

I play role as technical evangelist. Recently I have been actively involved in defining the field of Adaptive Case Management. This is information technology support for knowledge workers who figure out what to do while they do it! I have written two books on this topic: "Mastering the Unpredictable"​ and "When Thinking Matters in the Workplace"​ which is designed to help managers and leaders understand how to use case management technology to their benefit.

In 2009 I started the Cloud BPM offering from Fujitsu, an early Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) BPM platform, based on the earlier J2EE three tier architecture SOA BPM offering developed between 2002 and 2009.

Keith Swenson is Vice President of Research and Development at Fujitsu America Inc. and is the Chief Software Architect for the Interstage family of products. He is known for having been a pioneer in collaboration software and web services, and has helped the development of many workflow and BPM standards. He is currently the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Workflow Management Coalition. In the past, he led development of collaboration software MS2, Netscape, Ashton Tate and Fujitsu. In 2004 he was awarded the Marvin L. Manheim Award for outstanding contributions in the field of workflow. His blog is at http://social-biz.org.

Please see a more complete profile at: http://social-biz.org/about/

Helpful Links for Keith Swenson

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Social-Biz: Technical Horizons Blog

https://social-biz.org/

Empowering knowledge workers to be more efficient, adaptive, and effective. This blog covers emerging topics in the BPM, case management, and other technologies in the personal and group productivity spaces.

Agile Tribe: Development Tips Blog

https://agiletribe.wordpress.com/

This blog contains all the software development guidelines that I have used in leading software development teams in the past. Everytime we run into a problem that could be prevented, I write up the guideline to avoid hitting in the future. Over time this has become a very valuable resource for development teams.

Keith Swenson Author's Page at Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Keith-D-Swenson/e/B003DDR4KU

One of the easiest ways to track and to access the books that I have particpated in is on the Amazon.com author's page. Here is a (partial) listing of the books along with links to the pages for the books themselves which have reviews of the books, etc.

Keith Swenson Résumé

http://kswenson.com/HomePageFiles/KeithSwenson_2019.pdf

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This résumé or CV gives a brief overview of my career in two pages.

Letter of Recommendation from Jeff Hudson

http://kswenson.com/HomePageFiles/Ref_JeffHudson.pdf

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Jeff Hudson was the CEO of MS2, the last place I worked before returning to Fujitsu.

Letter of Recommendation from Nathaniel Palmer

http://kswenson.com/HomePageFiles/Ref_NPalmer.pdf

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Nathaniel Palmer is a leading analyst in the BPM and Case Management field who I have worked with for 15 years within the Workflow Management Coalition.

Letter of Recommendation from Omur Tasar

http://kswenson.com/HomePageFiles/Ref_OmurTasar.pdf

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Omur Tasar was Vice President of Engineering at MS2.

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