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Monday, April 15, 2024

Monday

Mon

9:00 am

Monday, April 15, 2024 9:00 am

Start With “Why”: Your Strategic BA Toolkit

Speaker: Adrian Reed, Business Analyst / Principal Consultant, Blackmetric

Monday, April 15, 2024 9:00 am

The Sketchy Business Analyst

Speakers: Paddy Dhanda, Captain Creative, Visual Jam Labs Ltd Grant Wright, Chief Doodler, Visual Jam Ltd

Monday, April 15, 2024 9:00 am

The Core Concepts of Business Architecture

Speaker: Roger Burlton, Founder, Process Renewal Group

Monday, April 15, 2024 9:00 am

Hybrid Facilitation

Speaker: Jamie Champagne, Overly Passionate Business Analysis Professional Speaker and Trainer, Champagne Collaborations, LLC

Monday, April 15, 2024 9:00 am

Executing Capability-Based Business Transformation Initiatives​

Speaker: Terry Roach, Founder, Capsifi

Monday

Mon

1:30 pm

Monday, April 15, 2024 1:30 pm

Becoming Nimble: Igniting the adaptable organization through BA

Speakers: Filip Hendrickx, Innovating BA, altershape Fabricio Laguna, Consultant and Teacher, Gigante Consultoria Empresarial Ltda

Monday, April 15, 2024 1:30 pm

Strategic Planning with an Edge

Speaker: Maria Zenina, Facilitator Extraordinaire, Z9Works Inc.

Monday, April 15, 2024 1:30 pm

Managing Change Using Road Maps and Transition Planning

Speaker: Dr. Cort Coghill, Director of Education Operations, FEAC Institute

Monday, April 15, 2024 1:30 pm

Advanced Visio Skills for Business Analysts

Speaker: Scott Helmers, Partner, Harvard Computing Group

Monday, April 15, 2024 1:30 pm

Concept Modeling: Smarter Data Design and Much More

Speaker: Ronald G. Ross, Co-Founder & Principal, Business Rule Solutions

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tuesday

Tue

9:00 am

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 9:00 am

Engineering the Business Experience: How Processes, Rules and Requirements Can All Work Together

Speaker: Gladys S.W. Lam, Co-Founder & Principal, Business Rule Solutions

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 9:00 am

Ignite your Leadership and Communication Skills.

Speaker: Danelkis Serra, CBAP, Chapter Operations Manager, IIBA®

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 9:00 am

Let Your Data Tell The Story!

Speaker: Kathy Claycomb, Managing Partner, Lead Expert, B2T Training

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 9:00 am

How to Survive and Thrive in a Digital Transformation​

Speaker: Kent McDonald, Product Manager & Writer, KBPMedia

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 9:00 am

Practical Process Modeling: Hands-On Learning

Speaker: Sasha Aganova, Managing Partner, Process Renewal Group

Tuesday

Tue

1:30 pm

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 1:30 pm

How to define a project, scope, and requirements in 4 hours, and start developing same day!

Speaker: Angela Wick, BA-Cube.com Host & Principal Trainer, BA-Cube.com

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 1:30 pm

How to Work with Executives

Speaker: Lynn Almoro, Founder and Chief Architect, Lotus Beacon

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 1:30 pm

10 Steps for Data Improvement: From Quicksand to Solid Foundations

Speaker: Vanessa Lam, Founder & Principal, BRSdata a Division of Business Rule Solutions

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 1:30 pm

Decision Modeling for Digital Service Transformation

Speaker: Jan Vanthienen, Professor, KU Leuven

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 1:30 pm

Harnessing the AI Revolution: Embracing ChatGPT and AI for Organizational Success

Speaker: Joseph Ours, Director AI strategic capabilities, Centric Consulting

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Wednesday

Wed

9:35 am

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:35 am

Leading in an AI World – Part 1: How Business Analysis Must Contribute

Speaker: Delvin Fletcher, President & CEO, IIBA

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:35 am

Product-Centric Organisation: path to advancing People and Value

Speaker: Bola Adesope, Lead, Advisory & Transformation, STACEY & LLOYD CONSULTING

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:35 am

What Can You Do For Data?

Speaker: Vanessa Lam, Founder & Principal, BRSdata a Division of Business Rule Solutions

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:35 am

Surprising Things AI is Teaching Humans about Innovation

Speaker: Thomas Thurston, Chief Technologist, Ducera Partners

Wednesday

Wed

11:05 am

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:05 am

The Power of Play: Uniting & Igniting Teams!

Speaker: Brandon Wetzstein, Founder & Principal, IN8 Create

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:05 am

Product Ownership Tips & Tricks from the Real World

Speakers: Jared Gorai, CBAP, Director, Chapters & Membership Engagement, IIBA® Jas Phul, Vice President, Product & Intellectual Property, IIBA®

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:05 am

Using Data to Confirm the Win

Speakers: Rob Frohman, CEO, The Co8 Group Melanie St. James, Senior Consultant, Mélanie St-James Consulting

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:05 am

Data Governance to Knowledge Management, a case study

Speaker: Khabab Sessanga, Senior Vice President, Data Governance and Knowledge, Mubadala Investment Company

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:05 am

Interviewing Stakeholders: How to Do It Like a Pro

Speaker: Pamela Paterson, IT Business Analyst Consultant, Pamela Paterson Communications

Wednesday

Wed

1:30 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 1:30 pm

Knowledge as Part of Every Business Solution

Speakers: Ronald G. Ross, Co-Founder & Principal, Business Rule Solutions Gladys S.W. Lam, Co-Founder & Principal, Business Rule Solutions

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 1:30 pm

Bridging the gap between talent and triumph: Executive Presence

Speaker: Priyanka Agrawal, Specialist, BA Instructor, McMaster University

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 1:30 pm

The BA on SAFe Initiatives: Feature Factory and How to Avoid It

Speaker: Mihaela Popescu, Lead Business Systems Analyst, Corewell Health

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 1:30 pm

The Business Analysis Development Roadmap: Practical Advice and Insights for Elevating and Accelerating your Career, or your Team

Speaker: Tyler Krimmel, Facilitator/Instructor, George Brown College

Wednesday

Wed

2:55 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 2:55 pm

Futureproof – Business Agility through combining Analysis, and AI

Speakers: Angela Wick, BA-Cube.com Host & Principal Trainer, BA-Cube.com Tim Coventry, CEO, Business Analysis (BAPL)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 2:55 pm

Utilizing Capabilities to Drive Value-Driven Technology Investment Discussions

Speaker: Chameka Amerson, Application Services and Business Relationship Manager., Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 2:55 pm

The 2024 approach to building great digital products with AI

Speaker: Timothy Yeung, Lead Product Management Instructor, UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 2:55 pm

The Align > Refine > Design Approach to Data Modeling​​

Speaker: Steve Hoberman, Data Modeler, Technics Publications

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 2:55 pm

The Crucial Analysis Skill: Unlearning

Speaker: Jamie Champagne, Overly Passionate Business Analysis Professional Speaker and Trainer, Champagne Collaborations, LLC

Wednesday

Wed

4:00 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:00 pm

Strategic thinking skills for the successful Professional

Speaker: Dr. Susan Heidorn, Director of Business Solutions, Watermark Learning, Inc. (Parent company Educate 360 LLC)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:00 pm

AI: The Unlikely Dance Partner of Product Ownership

Speaker: Shane Hastie, Global Delivery Lead, SoftEd

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:00 pm

Leveraging AI to Improve Knowledge Consumption and Development

Speakers: David Lyalin, Public Health Analyst, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vanessa Lam, Founder & Principal, BRSdata a Division of Business Rule Solutions Mikail Khan, Generative AI Implementation & Strategy Consultant, Business Rule Solutions

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:00 pm

Idea Management: The Good, The Bad and The Uncertain

Speaker: Susan Moore, Community Engagement Manager, IIBA

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:00 pm

Adventures in the Wild World of Cybersecurity

Speaker: Mark Cross, Principal Consultant, Envista Consulting Limited

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:00 pm

Fishbowl Discussion Catalyzing Insights: The AI Revolution in Business Analysis

Speaker: Fabricio Laguna, Consultant and Teacher, Gigante Consultoria Empresarial Ltda

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Thursday

Thu

8:00 am

Thursday, April 18, 2024 8:00 am

From skepticism to advocacy: Selling business analysis to reluctant stakeholders

Speaker: Adrian Reed, Business Analyst / Principal Consultant, Blackmetric

Thursday, April 18, 2024 8:00 am

Leverage the Power of Creativity to Drive & Sustain Innovation

Speaker: Karin Anne Davis, CEO & Chief Creativity Strategist, Pink Pigs Fly

Thursday, April 18, 2024 8:00 am

Generative AI: Unlocking Enterprise-Scale Potential

Speaker: Andy Logani, Chief Digital Officer, EXL

Thursday, April 18, 2024 8:00 am

Business Analysis in SAFe. Why, Who, Where, When & How?

Speaker: Jeremie Guay, Deputy Director of the Business Analysis center of excellence, Beneva

Thursday

Thu

9:00 am

Thursday

Thu

10:30 am

Thursday, April 18, 2024 10:30 am

Business Architecture and Processes Design in the Knowledge Age

Speakers: Roger Burlton, Founder, Process Renewal Group Sasha Aganova, Managing Partner, Process Renewal Group

Thursday, April 18, 2024 10:30 am

Perfect your Pitch through Ritual Dissent

Speaker: Filip Hendrickx, Innovating BA, altershape

Thursday, April 18, 2024 10:30 am

Building Product and Knowledge Capability: The Powerhouse Duo

Speakers: Josephine Gilmore, Senior Manager and Capability Lead, Centric Consulting Darren Rehrer, Architect of Strategy, Process and Technology Enabling Transformative Business S, Centric Consulting

Thursday, April 18, 2024 10:30 am

ChatGPT: Your New AI Business Analyst BFF

Speakers: Kevin Dittman, Professor, Purdue University Paul Thomas, Professor, Purdue University Sakhi Aggrawal, Research Scientist, Purdue University

Thursday

Thu

11:35 am

Thursday, April 18, 2024 11:35 am

Navigating the Minefield: Understanding Organizational Politics​

Speaker: Vincent Mirabelli, Principal Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group / VincentMirabelli.com

Thursday, April 18, 2024 11:35 am

Formulating and aligning company strategy and initiatives is not just for the C-suite

Speakers: Lynn Almoro, Founder and Chief Architect, Lotus Beacon Derrick Cheung, President & CEO, Defence Construction Canada

Thursday, April 18, 2024 11:35 am

Agile Transformation Simulation Game

Speakers: Aaron Kopel, CEO, Project Brilliant, LLC Steve McQueen, VP Sales, Project Brilliant, LLC

Thursday, April 18, 2024 11:35 am

Harnessing Everyday AI: Empowering Knowledge Workers in a Digital Age

Speaker: Alexander Moen, Product Manager, ArgonDigital (formerly Seilevel)

Thursday, April 18, 2024 11:35 am

Fearless and Unapologetic Diagramming

Speakers: Colleen Cristarella, CBAP, Business Systems Analyst, Simmons Foods Laura Robey, Principal Product Manager, Walmart

Thursday

Thu

2:00 pm

Thursday, April 18, 2024 2:00 pm

Thinking Differently​

Speaker: John Faraca, Senior Consultant, Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions

Thursday, April 18, 2024 2:00 pm

A COE ignites people, process, and business potential

Speakers: Kums Naidoo, Executive Head of Nedbank’s Enterprise Process and Business Analysis Chapter, Nedbank Chris Naidoo, Business Analysis Centre of Excellence Specialist, Nedbank

Thursday, April 18, 2024 2:00 pm

The Future of Work: Automation, Augmentation, and AI

Speaker: Michael zur Muehlen, Director, Center for Business Process Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology

Thursday, April 18, 2024 2:00 pm

Energize your organization’s initiatives by unleashing the true power of data tech and AI

Speaker: Dora Boussias, Transformational Leader, Data Strategy & Architecture, Stryker

Thursday, April 18, 2024 2:00 pm

Building Your Best Tool Kit

Speakers: Heather Mylan-Mains, President, BAs Without Borders Thea Soehren, Sr. Business Analyst & VP of Career and Professional Development, Tampa Bay Chapter of the IIBA®

Thursday, April 18, 2024 2:00 pm

AI Playtime – Ignite your Leadership and Communication Skills with AI – Pt 1

Thursday

Thu

3:05 pm

Thursday, April 18, 2024 3:05 pm

The Indistractables: Holding Stakeholder Attention

Speakers: Paddy Dhanda, Captain Creative, Visual Jam Labs Ltd Grant Wright, Chief Doodler, Visual Jam Ltd

Thursday, April 18, 2024 3:05 pm

Analysis Everywhere

Speakers: Jas Phul, Vice President, Product & Intellectual Property, IIBA® Tyler Kenny, Junior Product Manager, IIBA

Thursday, April 18, 2024 3:05 pm

Coupling BPM and OCM for Successful, Sustainable Process Change

Speaker: Howard Webb, Director, Enterprise Strategy, Daugherty Business Solutions

Thursday, April 18, 2024 3:05 pm

Unexpected Benefits of Business Rules

Speaker: Breanne Casteel, Enterprise Business Architect, Kampgrounds of America (KOA)

Thursday, April 18, 2024 3:05 pm

AI Playtime – Ignite Your Leadership and Communication Skills with AI – continued, Pt 2

Thursday

Thu

4:45 pm

Thursday, April 18, 2024 4:45 pm

Embrace Neurodiversity to be a Better Leader, Follower & Teammate

Speaker: Scott Helmers, Partner, Harvard Computing Group

Thursday, April 18, 2024 4:45 pm

Unlock the Secrets to Achieving Growth and Overcoming Obstacles

Speaker: Rochelle Tan, Principal/Founder, RTculate LLC

Thursday, April 18, 2024 4:45 pm

Move Toward a Process Oriented Enterprise with a Process Knowledge Base

Speaker: Brenda Damario, Lead Business Analyst, Census Bureau

Thursday, April 18, 2024 4:45 pm

Now is the future of Business Automation

Speakers: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Solution Architect, IBM Corporation Pierre Berlandier, Principal Client Engineering Solution Architect, IBM Corporation

Thursday, April 18, 2024 4:45 pm

Communication for Collaboration

Speakers: Julia Benford, Business Architect, Coca Cola Beverages Florida Tawana Gardner, Business Architect, Coca Cola Beverages Florida

Thursday, April 18, 2024 4:45 pm

AI Playtime – Ignite Your Leadership and Communication Skills with AI – continued, Pt 3

Friday, April 19, 2024

Friday

Fri

8:00 am

Friday, April 19, 2024 8:00 am

AI Playtime Result Presentation

Friday, April 19, 2024 8:00 am

WiT Session 1: Inclusion in Tech

Speakers: Derrick Cheung, President & CEO, Defence Construction Canada Devin Barney, Consultant, BRSdata Kylie Feldman, Head of Business Architecture, MassMutual Chameka Amerson, Application Services and Business Relationship Manager., Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) Maureen Sheehan, Director, Regulatory Strategy and Government Relations, Technical Safety BC

Friday, April 19, 2024 8:00 am

Redefining Progress: The next frontier

Speaker: Ryan Folster, Principle Business Analyst, Dimension Data

Friday, April 19, 2024 8:00 am

Introducing capability based planning: principles and pittfalls

Speaker: Henrik Ekstam, Business Architect, Capsifi (currently IKEA)

Friday, April 19, 2024 8:00 am

Let’s Develop a Business Architecture: an interactive session using Pickleball

Speaker: Cindy Scullion, Senior Consultant, Business Rule Solutions, LLC

Friday

Fri

9:00 am

Friday, April 19, 2024 9:00 am

WiT Session 2: Empowering Women in Tech: The Power of Mentorship

Speakers: Danelkis Serra, CBAP, Chapter Operations Manager, IIBA® Jill Boehme, Business Analyst, SROA Capital Jennifer Bedell, Senior Business Analyst, Mariner Innovations

Friday, April 19, 2024 9:00 am

Elevating BA Tactics With Pragmatic Product Thinking

Speaker: Anna Kochanowska, Lead Business Analyst, Roche

Friday, April 19, 2024 9:00 am

Values-Driven Survey Design and Data Collection

Speaker: Devin Barney, Consultant, BRSdata

Friday, April 19, 2024 9:00 am

Dynamic Rules-Based Routing

Speaker: Kenneth Williams, Chief Business Architect, FedEx

Friday, April 19, 2024 9:00 am

Collaborators, Champions, and Competitors: How to Position Business Architecture in the Enterprise and External Marketplace

Speakers: Kylie Feldman, Head of Business Architecture, MassMutual Paige Hill, Senior Business Architect, MassMutual Lisa Karam, Senior Business Architect, MassMutual Mande Timms, Senior Business Architect, MassMutual

Friday, April 19, 2024 9:00 am

Open Discussion Session on Everyday AI

Friday

Fri

10:15 am

Friday, April 19, 2024 10:15 am

WiT Session 3: Don’t Quiet Quit, Own YOUR Career Success – Navigating your Career in Tech

Speakers: Gladys S.W. Lam, Co-Founder & Principal, Business Rule Solutions Lynn Almoro, Founder and Chief Architect, Lotus Beacon Josephine Gilmore, Senior Manager and Capability Lead, Centric Consulting

Friday, April 19, 2024 10:15 am

Analyzing Cultural Data: Decoding User Needs and Language

Speaker: Wael (Lilo) Altali, Faculty Lead/Assistant Teaching Professor, Northeastern University

Friday, April 19, 2024 10:15 am

Data Security: What Every Professional Needs to Know

Speaker: Bindu Channaveerappa, Business Analysis Consultant, Director I-Perceptions Consulting Ltd, Dir IIBA UK, I-Perception Consulting Limited

Friday, April 19, 2024 10:15 am

Bottom-up Business Architecture: Exponential impact on a shoestring budget

Speaker: Amy Albus, Director, Operations Architecture and Processes, Thomson Reuters

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