I am participating in Barb von Halle's panel on "Business Rules and Business Process - perfect together or perfect apart", part of the Brainstorm Chicago event. Barb and I recently gave a webinar on this topic available on the BPM Institute website - The Rules for Smarter Business Process, a BPM Institute Roundtable. We discussed how a business rules management system takes BPM to a new level of efficiency and sophistication through its ability to automate decisions within processes. I am sure we will have a great debate with some of my friends from other vendors. Hopefully see you there.