Sunday, 14 February 2021 17:16

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Nintex CEO Eric Johnson explains process management and workflow automation


Digital transformation. It has been evolving over the past couple of decades or even longer as organisations have taken technology and used it to streamline their processes, and in 2021, it's more advanced than ever. Nintex CEO Eric Johnson tells us more.

Nintex. The company bills itself as “the global standard for process management and automation”, and has helped over “10,000 public and private sector organisations across 90 countries” turning to the Nintex Platform to “accelerate progress on their digital transformation journeys by quickly and easily managing, automating and optimising business processes”, as the company and its global partner network “shape the future of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA)”.

Although the company is today headquartered in Bellevue, Washington in the US, the company actually started back in 2005 in Melbourne, Australia with, according to the company's blog, two entrepreneurs called Brian Cook and Brett Campell, who had a vision: to "empower people and businesses everywhere to work more effectively and efficiently with the power of process."

The two men "saw the potential that process management held for businesses everywhere, and they ran with it" and created "the evolutionary ancestor of the Nintex Platform" used today. It "allowed the creation of digital workflows to expedite and streamline tasks". It was based in SharePoint, and was a hit with the SharePoint world, receiving rave reviews from customers at the 2007 European SharePoint Conference, and developing a growing following."

The company is "proud to say that many of those loyal customers from the early days are still with us today."

Over the past 16 years, the company has grown from strength to strength. Over the past twelve months, iTWire has reported on various Nintex developments, which include Nintex's enhancements to its Workflow Cloud, the University of WA deploying Nintex Promapp to accelerate "process improvement", the company being ranked a leader in "Workflow and Content Automation" by Aragon Research, being the winner of Aragon Research's "Innovator Award" five years in a row, and late last month, being named a 2021 leader for Digital Transformation Management

So, when the opportunity came up to talk to Nintex CEO, Eric Johnson, it was a great opportunity to learn more, and that video interview is in full below, after which is a summary of the questions - please read on!

I started by introducing Eric and welcoming him to the program, and asked him to explain what Nintex does in 2021, after which we delved into the platform in more detail.

We discussed Nintex's acquisition of K2 Software last year, as well as going into more detail on Nintex Workflow Cloud.

We spoke about robotic process automation - one of the big trends many companies and vendors are working on today, and then Eric told me about some of Nintex's customers in Australia and the region.

I asked Eric what Nintex and the market might look like over the next decade before Eric shared some information about his history in the world of tech, as well as what his first computer was, all those years ago.

As per usual I asked about the best advice Eric had received in life to help him get where he is today, and his final message to iTWire viewers and readers, and to Nintex's current and future customers and partners.

Please take a look at the video interview above for all the details!

Here is a video from Nintex's official YouTube channel explaing why its customers should use its products and services:


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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Alex Zaharov-Reutt is iTWire's Technology Editor is one of Australia’s best-known technology journalists and consumer tech experts, Alex has appeared in his capacity as technology expert on all of Australia’s free-to-air and pay TV networks on all the major news and current affairs programs, on commercial and public radio, and technology, lifestyle and reality TV shows. Visit Alex at Twitter here.

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