Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is one of the industry´s pioneers and recognized experts in Digital Enterprises, especially Digital Transformation through intelligent BPM, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, and CRM. He has been a senior executive in the software industry for the past 25 years, where he has invented, architected, and steered the production of several enterprise software products and solutions.
Currently, he is Pega’s Chief Evangelist and strategic IoT & Digital Process Automation (evolved BPM) technology thought leader involved in numerous technologies, thought leadership, marketing, alliance, and customer initiatives. Most of his time is spent with public sector as well as Fortune 2000 companies, specifically on their cultural transformational journeys leveraging digital technologies. He has given a TEDx talk on Cultural trends (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1M2DUparIk ) and published in Forbes as well as RT Insights as part their Brain Trust ( https://www.rtinsights.com/author/setrag-khoshafian/ )
Previously he was the Senior VP of Technology at Savvion where he invented and led the development of the world’s first web centric BPM platform. He was a senior architect at Ashton-Tate where he invented Intelligent SQL, and previously a researcher at MCC, where he invented several object databases technologies.
Dr. Khoshafian is a frequent speaker and presenter at international workshops and conferences. He is the lead author of more than 10 books and hundreds of publications in various industry and academic journals.
He has also been full-time as well as adjunct professor in several universities across the globe.
Dr. Khoshafian holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds MSc in Mathematics from AUB.
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/setrag
Setrag has served in various roles within Armenian and American churches and organizations. He has been involved with the Navigators of the Middle East reaching out especially to Muslims – especially using the Quran as a bridge to Christianity.
Setrag is frequently invited to present sermons and seminars on Christian topics including Prayer, Obedient Christian, Personal Evangelism, Book of Revelations, Christian Vision and Ministry, Creativity and Innovation, Grace and Judgement, The Three Loves, 7 Principles of Success, God's Covenants of Love -and many others. Recently he has been focusing on the difficult questions facing Christianity - from the deception of pseudo-Science (the fiction of Darwinian evolution), UFO conspiracy, Secret Societies, the Supernatural, Transhumanism, who is the Antichrist, the Singularity, New Age occultic trends, to the Problem of Pain.
In 2007 Setrag – together with other visionary colaborers - pioneered the world’s first Armenian Christian Internet Radio station called Bashde.org, which continuously streams Armenian Christian Worship music to the world. Setrag is the President and Founder of Bashde, Inc. - a non-profit organization registered in the commonwealth of MA. Bashde also encourages young Christian artists and has sponsored several CDs & DVDs. Recently Bashde Inc. launched www.Parastande.org that streams Persian Christian Worship music worldwide. Other languages will soon follow. Bashde has also organized three successful concerts in LA, Beirut, and Montreal. He lives with his lovely wife Silva in Waltham, MA.