Dr. Kirchmer has combined his broad practical business experience with his extensive academic research. This systematic integration has led to pioneering management approaches that have proven to be both sustainable and provide immediate benefits.
Most recently, Dr. Kirchmer has founded BPM-D, a company focused on enabling the next generation enterprise by leveraging the discipline of BPM. He is now Managing Director and Co-CEO of this organization.
Before Dr. Kirchmer has been Accenture’s Managing Director & Global Lead for BPM. He developed inventive BPM services resulting in significant revenue growth. Dr. Kirchmer’s major process initiatives transformed business for his clients and created significant assets internally at Accenture. He became the face of Accenture’s BPM Practice.
Prior to joining Accenture, Dr. Kirchmer was the CEO of the Americas & Japan and The Chief Innovation & Marketing Officer for IDS Scheer, a leading provider of software and consulting solutions for BPM, best known for its ARIS software.
Dr. Kirchmer is an affiliated faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Widener University, Philadelphia University and the Universidad of Chile. In 1984, he received a research fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Dr. Kirchmer published six books and numerous articles making him a much sought after speaker and expert.
Dr. Kirchmer holds a PHD in Information Systems (Saarbrucken University), a Master in Business Informatics (Karlsruhe Technical University), as well as a Master in Economics (Paris-IX-Dauphine).