Drools Day DC

Lieu de l'événement

  • 28 septembre 2017
  • Washington, DC
  • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

New technologies are emerging that enable business experts and citizen developers to rapidly build applications based on models of business processes and decisions. These low-code platforms are powerful, but require a clear understanding of the underlying technologies in order to select appropriate use cases and maximize benefits.

During this full-day event, leading open source and Drools experts will cover:

  • The latest standards for business process and business decision models—business process model and notation (BPMN) and decision model and notation (DMN).
  • Innovations coming out of the open source communities behind the most popular business process management and decision management platforms.
  • How to use the latest technologies to develop cloud-native microservices for automating business processes and decisions.

After the presentations, please stay and join your peers for networking, food, and drinks.

Who should attend:

  • IT executives, architects, software developers, and business analysts who want to learn about the latest open source, low-code application development technologies.


9:00 a.m. Vision and roadmap updates on 7.x releases
Speaker: Mark Proctor

10:00 a.m.

Demo Drools 7.x features

11 a.m.

Standards in business rules space: Decision model and notation (DMN) and other standards plus demo
Speaker: Edson Tirelli

12:00 p.m.

Lunch break

12:30 p.m.

JavaTM business process management (jBPM).next: Vision and roadmap updates on 7.x releases
Speaker: Kris Verlaenen

1:30 p.m.

Dynamic case management and demo

2:00 p.m.

Low code applications for BPM: Dawn of citizen developers and cloud support
Speaker: Alex Porcelli

3:00 p.m.

Optimizing business decisions and operations
Speaker: Geoffrey DeSmet

3:30 p.m.

Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite product roadmap
Speaker: Prakash Aradhya

4:00 p.m.

Wrap up and social



Mark Proctor, Co-creator of the Drools project

Mark Proctor is a Red Hat Platform Architect and co-creator of the Drools project - the leading Java Open Source rules system. In 2005 Mark joined JBoss as lead of the Drools project. In 2006, when Red Hat acquired JBoss, Mark’s role evolved into his current position as platform architect for the Red Hat JBoss BRMS (Business Rules Management System) and BPMS (Business Process Management System) platforms - which incorporate the Drools and jBPM projects.

Prakash Adradhya, Product Management Director for JBoss Enterprise BRMS and BPM Platforms

Prakash Adradyha, Product Management Director for JBoss Enterprise BRMS and BPM Platforms, is responsible for executing on the vision for the products and delivering the roadmap.

Geoffrey De Smet, Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat 

Geoffrey De Smet is Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat and is the founder and lead of OptaPlanner (, the open source A.I. constraint solver in Java which optimizes use cases such as employee rostering, vehicle routing, task assignment, investment portfolio optimization, maintenance scheduling and other constraint problems.

Alex Porcelli, Principal Software Engineer at JBoss by Red Hat

Alex Porcelli is Principal Software Engineer at JBoss by Red Hat, proud member of Drools&jBPM team and co-founder of UberFire and AppFormer. Professional developer since 1996, has been working exclusively on Open Source projects for almost a decade. Since joined Red Hat he has been focusing on web enabled of the Drools&jBPM platforms redefining all web tooling and now engaged on cloud enabled of its architecture.

Edson Tirelli , Sr Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat and the Drools Project Lead

Edson Tirelli is a Sr Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat and the Drools Project Lead. He has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software development and has been working on design and development of the Drools project since 2004. He has been recently working on the implementation of the first open source full DMN engine. His main interests are general AI research, complex event processing (CEP), decision management, knowledge representation, formal languages, and compilers.

Kris Verlaenen, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat JBoss, open-source jBPM project lead







Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

This event is complimentary
Space is limited
All registration fields are required