2022 Program

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The Festival will encompass a program of cutting edge and engaging content, along-side networking opportunities.

Keep an eye on the below space as planning proceeds.

Professional Development Units (PDU)
PDU

IIBA Members will receive:

  • 8 PDU for just the in-person component
  • 6 PDU for just the online component
  • 14 PDU for both components

You must self-record this in your membership.

Monday 21 March 2022

Program times are listed in AEDT. To convert program times to your timezone, CLICK HERE.

This content will only be presented online.

1030 – 1100 Opening Networking Session
Join your peers for a chat over a cup of coffee. Meet colleagues, sponsors and speakers as you are randomly allocated through a series of four-person 5 minute video chats. You never know who you might meet!
1100 – 1300 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
1100 – 1115 Event Opening

Briana Ertanin, AUS
IIBA Australia Chapter President

1115 – 1200 Keynote Speaker

BAs on the World Stage, a Global Update

Keith Ellis, US
Keith Ellis has been an executive in the technology industry for over 25 years, starting with the industry trend-watcher International Data Corporation (IDC). He has held roles as CEO, COO, board member, investor or mentor to various technology companies, co-founded and sold a business analysis company as well as being a former Chair of IIBA. As Chief Growth and Engagement Officer for IIBA, he is responsible for leading IIBA’s global growth strategy, including strategic partnerships, corporate and academic programs, chapters, and membership value.

Keith is a recognized voice in the business analysis community, has published and spoken extensively in our field, and, at one point had over 60,000 attendees to his webinars annually. His 2008 study, The Business Analysis Benchmark, quantified for the first time the economic impact of mature business analysis practices and their positive impact on overall project success rates. Keith holds an undergraduate business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada and MSc in Computer Science from Lancaster University in the UK for his research in business analysis.

1200 – 1300 Keynote Speaker

Forget about Project and Requirements Metrics! Product Metrics Is Where It’s At!

Angela Wick, US
Angela’s passion for business and product requirements, combined with her deep and broad experiences in the field, bring a unique perspective that helps all teams develop effective, flexible requirements practices.

In addition to her role as CEO of BA-Squared and founder of BA-Cube.com, Angela is also a LinkedIn Learning instructor on Agile Product Ownership and Business Analysis, IC-Agile Authorized Trainer, Product Owner and BA highly-rated trainer, highly-rated speaker, sought-after workshop facilitator, and contributor to many industry publications.

Chair: Arvind Arcot

1300 – 1800 BREAK
1800 – 1845 AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Sri Balachandar
Keynote Speaker

Secret Sauce for Building Successful Communities of Practice

Pardeep Dhanda, UK
Paddy Dhanda is the Agile Practice Director at QA Ltd, the largest Technology training provider in the UK. He is the former head of Agile learning for a global bank where he rolled out Agile education to over 100k agilists. Paddy has worked in the field of Business Analysis for almost 20 years and led a global Business Analysis Community of Practice comprising of over 2k practitioners. He is the former IIBA UK Midlands Communities Director.
Paddy is passionate about creating engaging learning experiences through visual thinking, gamification and storytelling. He regularly shares insights with industry thought leaders via his podcast, the Peaky Agilist. He also tells really bad jokes according to his two young children.

Tuesday 22 March 2022

1100 – 1145 PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Luigi Bini
Keynote Speaker

Upskilling for Agile: Winning Strategies for a Successful Transition to Agile Analysis and Planning for Business Analysts

Howard Podeswa

Howard Podeswa is a thought leader in the intersection of agile and business analysis. For over twenty years, he has been helping large organizations adapt and optimize their analysis and planning practices for agile software development approaches. He has authored a number of books based on these experiences that have become staple references for practitioners – UML for the IT Business Analyst (2nd edition, cengage, 2009), exploring the BA function within an iterative-incremental process and The Business Analyst’s Handbook (cengage, 2008), a reference manual for BAs in agile and traditional organizations.

1145 -1200 BREAK
1200 – 1245 CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
  TRACK #1 – Reskilled
Chair: Sri Balachandar
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Chair: Briana Ertanin
What Makes People Tick (and Click): The Psychology Behind Phishing, Vishing and Smishing

Erich Kron
Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4 USA

Five skills for Business Analysts to set you apart in 2022

Arash Arabi
Sprint Agile

(This presentation will not be recorded so please watch live)

1245 – 1300 BREAK
1300 – 1400 PLENARY SESSION
Chair Arvind Arcot
Keynote Speaker

Advancing Professional Development in Business Analysis

Zara D’Ambra & Julie Hockey

Zara D’Ambra is a principal business analyst, and business analysis practice lead working for digital operations and technology at Commonwealth Bank. Zara has worked at CommBank for over 20 years and has been a business analyst for over 13 years. She has experience in strategic analysis, business solution consulting, and people leadership.

Julie Hockey is an executive manager for the academy for career excellence at Commonwealth Bank. The Academy for Career Excellence is the technical learning academy for Technology in the CBA Group. The Academy is focused on bringing people, processes and technology together to enable people to have the right capabilities to be successful.

1400 – 1730 BREAK
1730 – 1815 PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Anna Rajander
Keynote Speaker

Delivering optimal business outcomes with BPM

Biju Behanan

Biju is a well-known business analysis practitioner, consultant, and corporate trainer for the past 9 years and have conducted more than 300+ corporate trainings, trained 2500+ participants and have helped hundreds pass IIBA CBAP, CCBA, AAC and ECBA examinations. Biju heads SkillCert Consultancy Private Ltd an IIBA EEP for the past 8 years as Director and Chief operating officer.

1815 – 1830 BREAK
1830 – 1915 CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
TRACK #1 – Reskilled
Chair: Luigi Bini
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Chair: Anna Rajander
#SQUADGOALS – Collaboration for Connection

Theo Kapodistrias
Speaker | Trainer | Advisor

Retrospect yourself

Christina Lovelock
Business Analysis Leader | Author | Speaker | Coach

1915 – 1930 BREAK
1930 – 2015 PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Toby Travanner
Panel Session

Presidents Forum – Business Analysts being Responsive, Resilient and Reskilled

Briana Ertanin (AUS)

Wei Hsiao (NZ)

Edward Ngubane (SA)

Wednesday 23 March 2022

1030 – 1100 Delegate Networking Function
Take this opportunity to meet colleagues, sponsors and speakers through small group meetings. Participants will be randomly allocated through a series of four-person 5 minute video chats. You never know who you might meet!
1100 – 1145 CONCURRENT SESSION THREE  
TRACK #1 – Resilient
Chair: Luigi Bini
TRACK #2 – Responsive
Chair: Abi Sachi
TRACK #3 – Hands On Workshop
1100 – 1300
Creating Requirements During Times Of Constant Change

Pamela Paterson
Senior Business Consultant/Best-Selling Author

Driving Decisions with Data: Delight or Disaster?

Dr Joe Perez
Senior Systems Analyst / Chief Technology Officer

(This presentation will not be recorded so please watch live)

Workshop: Develop an Object-oriented Business Capability Map – Hands-on Workshop

Mohammad Mirkarimi
Senior Business Architect, Capsifi

David Grindlay
Principal Business Architect, Capsifi

 





1145 – 1200 BREAK
1200 – 1245 PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Anastasia Golubeva
  Keynote Speaker

The Future of BAs

Eno Eka

Eno Eka is a business analyst and change manager based in Calgary, Alberta. She is an award-winning career coach and speaker who has been recognized for helping more than 20,000 professionals around the world kickstart their professional careers. She is a business analysis content developer and course instructor at the University of Manitoba. She is the CEO of Eny Consulting Inc and Founder of Business Analysis School. In 3 years of arriving in Canada, Eno has touched the lives of thousands of immigrants to Canada.

 

1245 – 1730 BREAK
1730 – 1815 CONCURRENT SESSION FOUR
  TRACK #1 – Responsive
Chair: Luigi Bini
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Chair: Ally Duncan
UI Design – How to design without buttons

Andrew Lizzio
Managing Director, Wizup Pty Ltd

Functional & Non-Functional Business Requirements – are they really that clear cut?

Rajiv Roy
Data Engineering Manager, Accenture Inc.

1815 – 1830 BREAK
 
1830 – 1915 CONCURRENT SESSION FIVE  
TRACK #1 – Responsive
Chair: Ally Duncan
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Chair: Nurein Samsuri
TRACK #3 – Responsive
Chair: Luigi Bini
Channelling Games for Gains

Oluwakorede Asuni
Business Analysis Lead, Mobile Financial Services

What’s next in your career journey?

Elise Stevens
Career Tactician

The Transformation of Education in IIBA Australia

Tim Wrathall
Business Analysis and Change Practice Manager, Transurban

 

1915 – 1930 BREAK
 
1930  – 2015 PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Anastasia Golubeva
Keynote Speaker

Cybersecurity – whose responsibility is it?

Bindu Channaveerappa

Bindu Channaveerappa, Business Analysis Consultant, International Speaker and Director of IIBA UK London Communities. Bindu comes with 15 years of experience in Business Analysis and is qualified from IIBA and BCS. Recognising the need for Cybersecurity analysis, Bindu, proactively studied Security Management and since has become a keen advocate to make Cybersecurity inclusive within the mainstream business analysis. She is part of the IIBA’s Cybersecurity Certification team authoring the IIBA Cybersecurity Certification curriculum and the exam questions. Bindu also has taken this imperative message to several countries and delivering speeches and workshops at various Business Analysis and Cybersecurity conferences.

Thursday 24 March 2022

1100 – 1145 PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Sri Balachandar
Keynote Speaker

The Big Power of Small

Dana Mitchell

Dana has 20 years experience in IT and product design/development. As a digital transformation specialist, she’s led digital transformations at Fortune 500 organizations, helping establish empowered, customer-focused teams who continuously deliver value.

1145 – 1200 BREAK
1200 – 1245 PLENARY SESSION
 
Keynote Speaker

Humans are hard, Code is easy

Tom Henricksen

Tom Henricksen is a problem-solving technology professional. He has worked in various roles in technology for over twenty years. Tom has learned how to solve challenging issues in technology and lead technical teams. He can help you develop those skills too!

1245 – 1315 Delegate Networking Function
Share lunch “virtually” with colleagues, sponsors and speakers through small group meetings. Participants will be randomly allocated through a series of four-person 5 minute video chats. A great opportunity to catch up and share your thoughts on the Festival with your peers!
1315 – 1630 BREAK
1630 – 1715 PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Anastasia Golubeva
Keynote Speaker

Building the Business Analysis Hero Journey

Paul Benn

About Paul Benn, CBAP, AAC … Paul has worked as a business analyst for over 25 years. He started his career in Cape Town, South Africa, working on a projects in Denmark, and the United Kingdom. Now settled in New Zealand, Paul is the Vice President of Marketing for the IIBA New Zealand Chapter. a BA consultant for Redvespa, volunteers for Business Mentors NZ and Victoria University Masters of Business Analysis.

1715 – 1730 BREAK
1730 – 1815 CONCURRENT SESSION SIX
TRACK #1 – Responsive
Chair: Sundeep Samujh
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Chair: James Barnes 
1730 – 1815 What should a Business Analyst know as a knowledge Co-Creator?

Prasanthni Kalyanasundaram
Data Science Delivery Lead, Coles

The Recruitment Landscape

Jill Ryder
Executive Director & Project Services Practice Lead, Precision Sourcing

Friday 25 March 2022

1030 – 1230 CONCURRENT SESSION EIGHT
TRACK #1 – Reskilled TRACK #2 – Responsive
Chair: Abi Sachi
TRACK #3 – Resilient
Chairs: Evan Klose & Liza Laya
1030 – 1130 2 Hour Workshop: Let’s Engage and Collaborate…Wherever Our Stakeholders are These Days!
Jamie Champagne
Business Analyst, Champagne Collaborations
1 Hour Presentation: Engineering the Business Experience: How Business Rules, Business Processes, Data, and Requirements Can All Work Together

Gladys Lam
Co-Founder and Principal, Business Rule Solutions, LLC

45 Min Presentation – My Best Life – A workshop to support your Wellbeing

Lindsay Tighe
Director, Better Questions

(This presentation will not be recorded so please watch live)

1115 – 1145  

 

 

Break
1145 – 1215 45 Min Presentation – How a Business Analyst can change the Marketing Strategy of the Organization?

Pranav Kotak
Creative Head, Digital Consulting Pandit

1215 – 1230  
1230 – 1300 BREAK
1300 – 1415 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
Chair: Garrie Irons
1300 – 1400 Keynote Speakers

A Global Overview & Update

Delvin Fletcher

Delvin Fletcher is currently the President and CEO of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®). Prior to joining IIBA he served as Chief Information Officer with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) since 2017. He has a background in membership associations, information systems, public accounting, government, and not-for-profits. Delvin also brings experience from Ethoca Technologies, Xchange Technology Group, Sap Canada, Shred-it International and other prominent organizations where he acted in senior leadership roles.

(This presentation will not be recorded so please watch live)

1400 – 1415 Event Close

Briana Ertanin, AUS
IIBA Australia Chapter President

 

(This presentation will not be recorded so please watch live)

Tuesday 22nd March

Program times are listed in ACDT. To convert program times to your timezone, CLICK HERE.

This content will only be presented at the Adelaide in-person event. It will not be streamed online. Please note the program may be subject to change.

0815 – 0845 Registration Open
Ian McLachlan Room East
0845 – 0945 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Ian McLachlan Room West
0845 – 0900 Event Opening – Acknowledgement of Country

Evan Klose
Adelaide Chair, IIBA
Business Analyst, Hambs

0900 – 0945 Keynote Speaker

Why Your Processes Suck (And How To Make Them Not Suck)

Daniel Rayner
Having a keen interest in scaling companies from a start-up level, Daniel Rayner, has recently taken on the task of expanding the European based Business Process Management solution vendor GBTEC Software AG to the Asia Pacific region. With significant uptake in the first year of operations, Daniel is working closely with GBTEC’s newest customers to improve the way they manage their business processes. With a rapidly changing business landscape, Daniel is passionate about discussing the key ingredients necessary to effectively implement Business Process Management within an organisation.

Sponsored By:

0945 – 1030 CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
TRACK #1 – Reskilled
Ian McLachlan Room
TRACK #2 – Resilient
SACA Committee Room
0945 – 1030 Humanising IT™

Katrina Macdermid 
Director, KJM Services

Workshop: The Black Swan of your progress – how to stop going backwards

Marina Pullin
Managing Director, Jungal

1030 – 1100 MORNING TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ian McLachlan Room East
1100 – 1300 CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
TRACK #1 – Reskilled
Ian McLachlan Room
TRACK #2 – Responsive
SACA Committee Room
1100 – 1145 Using Business Analysis skills and techniques to start a consultancy mid COVID-19 (when everyone said not to!)

Linda Field
 Co-Founder And Business Analysis Capability Lead, Bailey Abbott

Workshop: Leveraging Best Practice through Facilitation

Sharon Honner
Founder, Spectra Coaching

1145 – 1230 Evolution: The evolving role of the BA at SA Power Networks

Liz Renton
Capability Manager for Business Analysis & Business Readiness, SA Power Networks

1230 – 1300 Business Analyst, Functional Analyst and Product Owner, a PM point of view

Lachlan Mollison
Director & Project Manager, Cove Project Management
MAPM, AgilePM, AgileBA, PMD Pro

1300 – 1400 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ian McLachlan Room East
1400 – 1530 CONCURRENT SESSION THREE
TRACK #1 – Resilient
Ian McLachlan Room
TRACK #2 – Reskilled
SACA Committee Room
1400 – 1445 Using Scrum to scale Scrum, the basics of Scrum@Scale

Jason Cameron
Coach | Mentor | Trainer, ScrumCraft & Peoples’ Choice Credit Union

Workshop: Design Thinking and Learning To Fly

Dan Levy
Principal, More Space For Light

1445 – 1530 Challenges and Solutions – Commissioning a new digital building during a pandemic

Stephan Fourie
General Manager, ICT, SkyCity Adelaide

1530 – 1600 AFTERNOON TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ian McLachlan Room East
1600 – 1740 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
Ian McLachlan Room West
1600 – 1645 Keynote Speaker

Developing a customer-centric culture

Eva Balan-Vnuk
Eva is responsible for the strategic leadership and delivery of critical whole of government technology and cyber security services for South Australia Government in order to benefit citizens, businesses and public servants. Prior to this role, Eva worked for Microsoft in Europe, Asia and Australia, most recently as State Director for Microsoft South Australia. Eva has a PhD in innovation and entrepreneurship from the University of Adelaide with her thesis focused on the financial viability of non-profit social enterprises. In 2016, with a group of similarly-minded women, Eva established HerTechPath Incorporated to celebrate and inspire careers for women and girls in the technology sector. HerTechPath provides an easy way for women working in the technology sector in South Australia to give back by delivering briefings to high schools to inspire and be visible role models for girls to encourage them to consider careers in this disruptive, exciting and important sector.

1645 – 1730 Panel Session

Closing Panel
Moderator: Tom Carlton

Evan Klose
Liz Renton
Linda Field
Ally Duncan

1730 – 1740 Event Close & Thank you
1740 – 1830 Post Event Networking Drinks

Hosted by the IIBA Adelaide Branch

We thank the Adelaide Festival Platinum sponsor

 

Tuesday 22nd March

Program times are listed in AEST. To convert program times to your timezone, CLICK HERE.

This content will only be presented at the Brisbane in-person event. It will not be streamed online. Please note the program may be subject to change.

0815 – 0900 Registration Open
Boulevard Auditorium Foyer
0900 – 1015 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Boulevard Auditorium
0900 – 0915 Official Welcome

Acknowledgement of Country

0915 – 1015 Keynote Speaker

The Social Analyst: being a BA in the age of connections

Georgiana Mannion
George has been a speaker on multiple topics at international conferences for many years, known mainly as ‘The Playful BA’. She has been a BA for over ten years, has led a BA team and communities of practice. She is now a ‘problem solver for hire’. She incorporates analysis, technology, and change management, to support companies and teams. She was the Vice President on the IIBA Board of Directors Australia for 2.5 years after 2 years on the IIBA committee in the UK. She is proficient and present in all things social media, including branding, and hosts two podcasts.

Sponsored By:

1015 – 1045 MORNING TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Boulevard Auditorium Foyer
1045 – 1300 CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
TRACK #1 – People
Boulevard Auditorium
TRACK #2 – Data
Boulevard B1&2
1045 – 1130 Product Manager, Product Owner and Business Analyst – what is the difference?

Tim Coventry
CEO, Business Analysis (BAPL)

Workshop: Storytelling with Data

Kate Norris
Presentation Boss

1130 – 1215 How many hats are YOU wearing?

Rebecca Weaver & Emily Bone
ASG Group

1215 – 1300 Digital Technology in Mining

Manav Krishan
Lead of Technology, BHP Coal & E&G Digital factories

Does your business have the intelligence to excel at change? 

Sean Hall
Founder | CEO | Chief Energist, Energx

1300-1400 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
Boulevard Auditorium Foyer
1400 – 1545 CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
TRACK #1 – Systems & Techniques
Boulevard Auditorium
TRACK #2 – Skills & Maturity
Boulevard B1&2
1400 – 1445 Journey of Intelligent Automation and the key role of Business Analyst

Ronak Mathur
Automation Architect, Mater Hospital

Establishing Business Analysis as a Practice in your Organisation

Gareth Jones
Practice Manager, Business Analysis (bapl)

1445 – 1515 Embedding analytics to optimise customer experience and revenue

Jason Tan
Founder, Data Driven Analytics (DDA)

1515 – 1545 Lean Prototyping

Adarsh Thakur
Business Analyst, Indue Ltd.

Real – mastering soft skills to nail your assignment

Marius Daniels
Principal, Hexagon Accounting

1545 – 1615 AFTERNOON TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Boulevard Auditorium Foyer
1615 – 1715 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
Boulevard Auditorium
1615 – 1700 Keynote Speaker

Using OKRs to ensure you don’t forget what you learnt today

Ryan McKergow
A Business Analyst in a former life, Ryan is now the Group Manager for Elabor8’s Queensland office, which he has led for the past 5 years. He has grown the office from himself to a team of 30+ people. Due to his success in this role, Ryan has been the recipient of multiple awards including the Institute of Managers & Leaders – Emerging Leader award. Ryan is passionate about continuous learning and taking lots of small steps that lead to success, which is his key message for us today.

1700 – 1715 Event Close
1715 – 1830 Post Event Networking Drinks

Hosted by the IIBA Brisbane Branch

We thank the Brisbane Festival Platinum sponsor

Friday 25th March

Program times are listed in AEDT. To convert program times to your timezone, CLICK HERE.

This content will only be presented at the Canberra in-person event. It will not be streamed online. Please note the program may be subject to change.

0800 – 0845 Registration Open
Ballroom Foyer
0845 – 0945 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Ballroom 1
0845 – 0900 Event Opening

Garrie Irons
Canberra Branch Chair

0900 – 0945 Keynote Speaker

The Purpose-Driven Business Analyst

Carl Sudholz
Carl Sudholz is the founder of AGContext, a digital transformation consultancy who helps non-profit organisations leverage cloud software to reduce administration and streamline communication. Throughout his almost 20 year career, Carl has led and supported digital transformation projects for a wide range of organisations including: Professional Associations, Allied Health and Government.

Sponsored By:

0945 – 1015 MORNING TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
1015 – 1215 CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
TRACK #1
Ballroom 1
TRACK #2
Ballroom 2
1015 – 1100 Who do you think you are? Digital identity and cybersecurity

Rajiv Shah
Managing Director, MDR Security

Workshop: Relationship Dynamics: leading with and capitalising on status– in any project environment

Haydn Thomas
Chief Mindavator, Mindavation

1100 – 1145 DO IT RIGHT FIRST TIME

Alicia James
CEO/Founder of ChangeIT Up Change Management

1145 – 1215 Core strengths of a Business Analyst

David Dalrymple
Business Analyst Cohort Lead, Projects Assured

1215 – 1300 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
1300 – 1400 Keynote Speaker

A Global Overview & Update

Delvin Fletcher
Delvin Fletcher is currently the President and CEO of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®). Prior to joining IIBA he served as Chief Information Officer with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) since 2017. He has a background in membership associations, information systems, public accounting, government, and not-for-profits.

1400 – 1410 Presentation of certificates for the 2021 Canberra Study Group
1410 – 1545 CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
TRACK #1
Ballroom 1
TRACK #2
Ballroom 2
1415 – 1445 Soft Skills in a Digital Age – The Art of Storytelling for Business Analysts

Virginia Shaw
Chief Innovation Officer/ Managing Director, Shaw Wellness

5 lessons Business Analysis teaches us for life

Navdeep Chhabra
Director | Management Consultant | Modern Analyst | Business Visionary | ICT Trainer |Career Coach | Mentor | Author

1445 – 1500 Break
1500 – 1545 Why I BA – applying the Competency Roadmap to understanding yourself and developing a successful BA career

Garrie Irons
Canberra Branch Chair

The practical application of Business Architecture

Krishan Jogia
Managing Director, Evolve & Amplify

 

1545 – 1615 AFTERNOON TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
1615 – 1710 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
Ballroom 1
1615 – 1700 Keynote Speaker

Lessons Learned from Lean Discovery

Duncan Buchannan
Duncan is a multiple award winning Product Manager, spending the past 10 years building new SaaS products from the ground up. His experience running a successful software startup led him to Xero, where he is combining his Lean Startup mindset, a focus on Human Centred Design, and his Product Discovery experience, to build innovative products for Accountants and Bookkeepers.

1700 – 1710 Event Close

Garrie Irons
Canberra Branch Chair

1710 – 1830 Post Event Networking Drinks

Hosted by the IIBA Canberra Branch

We thank the Canberra Festival Platinum sponsor

Thursday 24th March

Program times are listed in AEDT. To convert program times to your timezone, CLICK HERE.

This content will only be presented at the Melbourne in-person event. It will not be streamed online. Please note the program may be subject to change.

0815 – 0900 Registration Open
Level 2 Foyer 2.7 & 2.8
0900 – 1015 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Meeting Room 219 & 220
0900 – 0915 Event Opening

Liza Laya  
Melbourne Branch Chair

0915 – 1015 Keynote Speakers

What we do matters, and here’s why

Craig Brown

Craig is CEO of Everest Engineering, an international software agency with team members in the US, Australia, India and the UK, and customers all over the world. Craig’s own story includes being an early adopter of agile methods and practices and co-founder of LAST Conference in Australia and co-founder of Everest Engineering. He also managed a global Saas product development team for several years until it was acquired in 2019. Everest Engineering is a software engineering consultancy with a global reach. Our strength lies in the capability and diversity of our people. We are proudly inclusive and we celebrate our individual differences and shared common values.

Sponsored By:

1015 – 1045 MORNING TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Level 2 Foyer 2.7 & 2.8
1045 – 1245 CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
TRACK #1 – Responsive
Meeting Room 219
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Meeting Room 220
TRACK #3 – Reskilled
Meeting Room 218
1045 – 1130 Advancing Professional Development in Business Analysis

Zara D’Ambra
Principal Business Analyst & BA Chapter Lead, CBA

The Purpose-Driven Business Analyst

Ruth Lewis
Principal Consultant, Technology Foresight

Workshop: The Value of Design Techniques for Business Analysts

Elizabeth Ring
Transformational Change & Design Lead, Leidos Australia

1130- 1215 The business case for Digital Accessibility

Rick Giner
Director Of Engineering, Everest Engineering

Moving from Good to Great in your Business Analysis Journey

John Parshotamdas
Lead Business Analyst, St John Of God

1215 – 1245 Topic TBA

Aneta Nikoloski
National Digital Business Analysis Capability Lead, Deloitte Digital

Scaling Business Agility

Igor Arkhipov
Head Of Business Analysis, Merkle Australia

1245 – 1345 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
Level 2 Foyer 2.7 & 2.8
1345 – 1545 CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
TRACK #1 – Responsive
Meeting Room 219
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Meeting Room 220
TRACK #3 – Reskilled
Meeting Room 218
TRACK #4 – Reskilled
Meeting Room 215
1345 – 1430 How to stand out in a crowd of business analysts

Malini Jayaganesh
Director Emeritus, Business Relationship Management Institute

Business Analyst – the Jolly Joker of the team

Gabor Devenyi
Agile Coach

Workshop: Define a product with the user in mind

Pilar Esteban
Director of Design, Everest Engineering

Gizem Kurangil
Designer, Everest Engineering

Workshop: Develop an Object-oriented Business Capability Map – Hands-on Workshop

Mohammad Mirkarimi
Senior Business Architect, Capsifi

David Grindlay
Principal Business Architect, Capsifi

1430 – 1515 The Art Of Getting Business Analysis Right

Maria Montgomery
Lead Delivery & Support, UniSuper

Five skills for Business Analysts to set you apart in 2022

Arash Arabi
Sprint Agile

1515 – 1545 Helping you create Deaf-friendly Experiences

Nikhil Bora
Experience Designer, ANZ

Professional Networking: Applying elicitation techniques to accelerate your career

Naomi Pollock
Business Consulting Manager, Enterprise Agility

1545 – 1615 AFTERNOON TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Level 2 Foyer 2.7 & 2.8
1615 – 1730 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
Meeting Room 219 & 220
1615 – 1715 Keynote Speakers

The Unstoppable BA

Damian Wilson & Michael Augello & Delvin Fletcher

Damian is a passionate advocate for business analysis professional mastery. He has spent over 20 years working with individuals and enterprises to build effective business analysis capability. Over this time, Damian has observed many different capability uplift approaches and seen which ones deliver the best results. Damian is a Past President of IIBA Australia and is currently responsible for business analysis capability at Toll Group.

Michael has been an influential leader in Business Analysis over many years. His passionate involvement in building successful professional communities saw him serve 8 years with the global board of IIBA® where he had a central role in developing strategy. Michael served as Global Board Chair in 2014-2016.Michael has a strong entrepreneurial style which brings energy to all of his undertakings.

Delvin is the current CEO and President of IIBA.

1715 – 1730 Event Close

Liza Laya  
Melbourne Branch Chair

1730 – 1845 Post Event Networking Drinks

Hosted by the IIBA Melbourne Branch

We thank the Melbourne Festival Platinum sponsor

Thursday 24th March

Program times are listed in AWST. To convert program times to your timezone, CLICK HERE.

This content will only be presented at the Perth in-person event. It will not be streamed online. Please note the program may be subject to change.

1230 – 1245 Registration Open
Ballroom Foyer
1245 – 1345 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
Foyer West/Outdoor Piazza West
1300 – 1355 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Karri Room
1300 – 1330 Quick Bite Speaker

2022 & the BA Recruitment Market

Kyle Burnett
Kyle is the leader of the Technology Recruitment Division for Michael Page in Western Australia. Over the last seven years in Perth Kyle has built networks across the WA market. Three years ago Kyle took over the technology recruitment function and has grown the team from four to eight with a record year for recruitment in 2021. Kyle personally recruits BA roles alongside two of his team members Rosie Versace and Deyana Khosravi and between them they recruited in excess of 60 Business Analysts in the WA market in 2021. Kyle will provide market insights on current hiring sentiment, skills in demand and industries to target in 2022.

1330 – 1355 Event Opening

Anna Rajander
Senior Business Analyst, Western Power

1355 – 1525 CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
TRACK #1
Karri Room 1
TRACK #2
Pinnacles Room
1355 – 1440 Different BA personas of Banking Industry

Kunwar Singh
Business Analysis Practitioner Lead, Bankwest

Step 1 – Conduct business analysis planning

Sally-Anne Mitchell
National Business Analysis Practice Lead, Modis

1440 – 1525 The Trials & Tribulations of a Business Analyst

Jason Yau
Technical Business Analyst, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Western Australia

Delivering Value: Understanding the relationship between business analysis and success

Anna Rajander
Senior Business Analyst, Western Power

1525 – 1600 AFTERNOON TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Foyer West/Outdoor Piazza West
1600 – 1645 CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
TRACK #1
Karri Room
TRACK #2
Pinnacles Room
1600 – 1645 Covering the bases – dynamism in a day as a BA

James Armenti
Senior Business Analyst, Velrada

A door to systematic thinking

Triveni Gajbhiye
Business Analyst – Project Direction and Client Liaison at Illuminance Solutions

1645 – 1740 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
Karri Room
1645 – 1730 Panel Discussion

Responsive, Resilient, Reskill – So, What’s Next?

Facilitated by Ant Erickson
We will welcome back all our speakers throughout the day to discuss ‘Responsive, Resilient, Reskill – So, What’s Next?”.

Sponsored By:

1730 – 1740 Event Close

Anna Rajander
Senior Business Analyst, Western Power

1740 – 1830 Post Event Networking Drinks

Hosted by the IIBA Perth Branch

We thank the Perth Festival Platinum sponsor

Wednesday 23rd March

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This content will only be presented at the Sydney in-person event. It will not be streamed online. Please note the program may be subject to change.

0815 – 0900 Registration Open
Ballroom Foyer
0900 – 1025 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Ballroom 2
0900 – 0915 Event Opening

Sri Balachandar

IIBA Sydney Branch Chair
0915 – 1000 Keynote Speaker

From Business Analyst to CIO

Stephanie Chung
Stephanie’s experience spans senior technology leadership, enterprise transformation and business consulting. She is currently Senior Director of Digital and Technology at CBRE for Pacific and South East Asia where she drives business-wide transformation, enablement and innovation. She is passionate about the possibilities and potential of proptech and the capability CBRE has to enable the industry to propel forwards.

1000 – 1025 Keynote Speaker

The BA World Stage

Delvin Fletcher
Delvin Fletcher is currently the President and CEO of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®). Prior to joining IIBA he served as Chief Information Officer with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) since 2017. He has a background in membership associations, information systems, public accounting, government, and not-for-profits. Delvin also brings experience from Ethoca Technologies, Xchange Technology Group, Sap Canada, Shred-it International and other prominent organizations where he acted in senior leadership roles.

1025 – 1045 MORNING TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
1045 – 1245 CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
TRACK #1 – Responsive
Ballroom 2
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Ballroom 1
TRACK #3 – Reskilled
Ballroom 3
1045 – 1130 What makes a great PO?

James King
Agile coach, ELMO Software

Workshop: Writing Business Definitions

Mark Atkins
Co-founder, Intraversed Pty Ltd.

The Influential Future Business Analyst in a Sustainable Business Organisation

James Barnes
Founder, SmartBA Pty Ltd

1130 – 1215 Amplify your organisation’s analytical capabilities

Wei Hsiao
Business Analytics Chapter Lead, New Zealand Post

Humanising IT™

Katrina Macdermid
Director, KJM Services

1215 – 1245 A day in the life of an Agile BA

Swati Tyagi
Manager, Cmc Markets

Nail That Lingo

Kelly Myles
Senior Business Analyst, Westpac Group

1245 – 1330 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
1330 – 1530 CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
TRACK #1 – Responsive
Ballroom 2
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Ballroom 1
TRACK #3 – Reskilled
Ballroom 3
1330 – 1415 BA/SM? BA/PO? BA/PM? with so many blended roles, do BAs need a brain transplant?

Terry Haayema
Commonwealth Bank

Workshop: Did Someone Say ‘People Instruction Manual? A workshop to balance out your technical and people skills

Anna Bashkirova
Professional Coach, Qualified Extended DISC Behavioural Profiler, Meta Dynamics Practitioner & a PROSCI certified Change Manager

Customer Experience Inside & Out

Stephanie Naidoo
Chief Executive Officer, Blue Crane Consulting Group

1415 – 1500 Gamifying your experience

Alex Jackson
Think Place

The Purpose-Driven Business Analyst

Carl Sudholz
Independent Business Analyst, AGContext Business Systems

1500 – 1530 Designing Your Work Life

Susan Yu
Vice Chair of International Institute of Business Analysis, Sydney Branch

The Year of Engagement

Join the Sydney Certification & Education Team and our IIBA Directors for a Lean discussion on all things IIBA Engagement.  (This will be small group discussions so your questions can be answered)

1530-1600 AFTERNOON TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
1600 – 1700 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
Ballroom 2
1600 – 1645 Keynote Speaker

The BA skills you really need in a changing world

Stephanie Ireland
Stephanie is an experienced Agile Delivery leader, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach who has worked across a range of industries and roles. In her current role as Lead Consultant at Elabor8 she helps clients to co-design and implement new ways of working, as well as achieve transformational change.

1645 – 1700 Event Close

Sri Balachandar
Sydney Branch Chair

1700 – 1830 Post Event Networking Drinks
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