Program

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.

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
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.

1300 – 1330 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
1330 – 1415 PLENARY SESSION
Keynote Speaker

Topic TBA

Louise Watts, AUS

1415 – 1800 BREAK
1800 – 1845 AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
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 CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
TRACK #1 – Responsive
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Upskilling for Agile: Winning Strategies for a Successful Transition to Agile Analysis and Planning for Business Analysts and Project Managers

Howard Podeswa
CEO, Noble Inc.

Event-Driven Digital Transformations – The Evolving Role of Business Analysts

Wagdy Samir
CEO, Klarrio Apac Pty Ltd

1145 -1200 BREAK
1200 – 1245 PLENARY SESSION
Keynote Speaker

What Makes People Tick (and Click): The Psychology Behind Phishing, Vishing and Smishing

Erich Kron

Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 25 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the US Army’s 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in Information Security.

1245 – 1730 BREAK
1730 – 1815 PLENARY SESSION
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
TRACK #2 – Resilient
#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
Panel Session

Presidents Panel

Briana Ertanin (AUS)

Wei Hsiao (NZ)

Edward Ngubane (SA)

Wednesday 23 March 2022

1100 – 1145 CONCURRENT SESSION THREE
TRACK #1 – Resilient
Creating Requirements During Times Of Constant Change

Pamela Paterson
Senior Business Consultant/Best-Selling Author

1145 – 1200 BREAK
1200 – 1245 PLENARY SESSION
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 PLENARY SESSION
Keynote Speaker

UI Design – How to design without buttons

Andrew Lizzio

Andrew is a somewhat quiet, unassuming, and understated person. He hates crowds but loves people, fears conflict but values differences. And believes that nature is a wonderful teacher if we dare to listen. Andrew has two small start-up companies: Wizup, currently developing a mobile application to better support interactive pedagogy within schools and universities. And Clarus, that has just secured a worldwide patent on bionic technology to help paraplegics walk again. Andrew’s focus is on the journey, building the courage to take the next imperfect step, learning how to use his heart as a compass, and daring to listen.

1815 – 1830 BREAK
1830 – 1915 CONCURRENT SESSION FOUR
TRACK #1 – Responsive
TRACK #2 – Resilient
TBA

Oluwakorede Asuni
Business Analysis Lead, Mobile Financial Services

TBA

Elise Stevens
To be advised

1915 – 1930 BREAK
1930  – 2015 PLENARY SESSION
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 CONCURRENT SESSION FIVE
TRACK #1 – Resilient
 
The Big Power of Small

Dana Mitchell
Digital transformation specialist

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 – 1630 BREAK
1630 – 1715 PLENARY SESSION
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
TRACK #2 – Resilient
1730 – 1745 What should a Business Analyst know as a knowledge Co-Creator?

Prasanthni Kalyanasundaram
Senior Product Manager, Evonsys

 

1745 – 1815 TBA

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

1815 – 1830 BREAK
1830 – 1915 CONCURRENT SESSION SEVEN
TRACK #1 – Responsive
TRACK #2 – Resilient
The Transformation of Mentoring in IIBA Australia

Tim Wrathall
Lead Business Analyst, Transurban

Business Analysts – at the Helm of Citizen Developer Revolution

Deepak Puri
CEO, Intellificial

Friday 25 March 2022

1030 – 1230 CONCURRENT SESSION EIGHT
TRACK #1 – Reskilled TRACK #2 – Responsive TRACK #3 – Resilient
1030 – 1130 Workshop: Let’s Engage and Collaborate…Wherever Our Stakeholders are These Days!
Jamie Champagne
Business Analyst, Champagne Collaborations
Workshop: 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

My Best Life – A workshop to support your Wellbeing

Lindsay Tighe
Director, Better Questions

1130 – 1145  

 

 

 
1145 – 1215 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
1300 – 1400 Keynote Speakers

TBA

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.

1400 – 1415 Event Close

Briana Ertanin, AUS
IIBA Australia Chapter President

Tuesday 22nd March

Speakers include:

  • Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk Executive Director & Chief Information Officer Department of the Premier and Cabinet, SA
  • Jason Cameron Coach | Mentor | Trainer ScrumCraft & Peoples’ Choice Credit Union
  • Peter Evans Solutions Consultant Resilient Asia Pacific
  • Linda Field Co Founder And Business Analysis Capability Lead Bailey Abbott
  • Stephan Fourie General Manager – ICT SkyCity Entertainment Group
  • Sharon Honner
  • Dan Levy Principal/Strategy More Space For Light
  • Katrina Macdermid Director KJM Services
  • Paul MacDonald
  • Lachlan Mollison Cove Project Management
  • Marina Pullin Managing Director Jungal
  • Daniel Rayner Managing Director, GBTEC APAC GBTec
  • Liz Renton Capability Manager – Business Analysis & Readiness SA Power Networks

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.

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?

Eva Wyrich
Senior Ba/consultant, ASG Group

1215 – 1300 Topic TBA

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
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)

Embedding analytics to optimise customer experience and revenue

Jason Tan
Founder, Data Driven Analytics (DDA)

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

To be advised

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

Speakers include:


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 Brisbane 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

Arvind Arcot
Melbourne Branch Chair

0915 – 1015 Keynote Speaker

TBA

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 Welcoming Change Mindfully

Kathy Berkidge
Agile Ba And Coach, Mind At Work Consulting

Ethical IT and it’s value in society

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 Definition of Ready

Rowan Gobey
Delivery Manager, Everest Engineering

Topic TBA

Aneta Nikoloski
National Digital Business Analysis Capability Lead, Deloitte Digital

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
1345 – 1430 Strategies to stand out in a crowd of business analysts

Malini Jayaganesh
Director Emeritus, Business Relationship Management Institute

Topic TBA

Gabor Devenyi
Job Title

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

Mohammad Mirkarimi
Business Architect, City Of Casey

1430 – 1515 The Art Of Getting Business Analysis Right

Maria Montgomery
Lead Delivery & Support, UniSuper

Topic TBA

Monica Lusardo
Manager, Business Analysis, Department of Education and Training, Victoria

1515 – 1545 Helping you create Deaf-friendly Experiences

Nikhil Bora
Experience Designer, ANZ

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

TBA

Damian Wilson & Michael Augello

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

1715 – 1730 Event Close

Arvind Arcot
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

Speakers include:

James Armenti – Senior Business Analysis, Velrada
Triveni Gajbhiye
– SafetyBusiness Analyst – Business Analyst ( Project Direction and Client Liaison ) at Illuminance Solutions

Sally-Anne Mitchell – National BA Practice Lead & Modis Consulting Director on assignment at Modis
Anna Rajander – Senior Business Analyst Western Power
Kunwar Singh – Business Analysis Practitioner Lead at Bankwest
Jason Yau – Technical Business Analyst at Department of Mines, Industry Regulation

Wednesday 23rd March

Program times are listed in AEDT. 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
Ballroom Foyer
0900 – 1000 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Ballroom 2
0900 – 0915 Event Opening

Briana Ertanin & Sri Balachandar
IIBA Australia Chapter President, 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 – 1030 MORNING TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
1030 – 1230 CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
TRACK #1 – Responsive
Ballroom 1
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Ballroom 2
TRACK #3 – Reskilled
Ballroom 3
1030 – 1115 What makes a great PO?

James King
Agile coach, ELMO Software

Workshop: Writing Business Definitions

Mark Atkins
Co-founder, Intraversed Pty Ltd.

Sustainable Business Organisation

James Barnes
Founder, SmartBA Pty Ltd

1115 – 1200 Amplify your organisation’s analytical capabilities

Wei Hsiao
Business Analytics Chapter Lead, New Zealand Post

Human Experience Agreements

Katrina Macdermaid
Director, KJM Services

1200 – 1230 A day in the life of an Agile BA

Swati Tyagi
Manager, Cmc Markets

Nail That Lingo

Kelly Myles
Business Analyst, RBA

1230 – 1330 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
1330 – 1530 CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
TRACK #1 – Responsive
Ballroom 1
TRACK #2 – Resilient
Ballroom 2
TRACK #3 – Reskilled
Ballroom 3
1330 – 1415 Topic TBA

Terry Haayema
Commonwealth Bank

Workshop: Did someone say “Paper Instruction Manual?”

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 Topic TBA

Jason (Jay) Barry
Bluestone

BA & The Change Manager Partnership

Alicia James
Founder, ChangeITUp Change Management

1500 – 1530 Designing Your Work Life

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

Role of BA in a Robotics Process Automation (RPA) Project

Anthony Scott
Chief Intelligent Automation Officer (CIAO), Simplyai

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

Topic TBA

1645 – 1700 Event Close

Sri Balachandar
Sydney Branch Chair

1700 – 1830 Post Event Networking Drinks
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