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James Taylor

Why is Decision Modeling the burning issue among Business Analysts?

James Taylor
CEO and Principal Consultant of Decision Management Solutions

Decision Modeling is a new Technique in v3 of the BABOK(r) Guide. It’s also become a key element of the Business Intelligence and Business Process Management Perspectives. In this session James Taylor will introduce Decision Modeling as a technique (following the ne...


How to Start a Business Analyst Career: Debunking the Myths

Laura Brandenburg
Founder and Instructor with My Business Analysis Career

If you’ve been exploring a career in business analysis, then you’ve probably heard a lot of conflicting advice.  You may have heard that an IT background is necessary, that you need an MBA , or that your lack of experience will hold you back. In this presentation, we...


What’s in your toolbox to drive innovation and creativity?

Angela Wick Garay
Instructor of Business Analysis for University of Minnesota CCE

In today’s business environment innovation and creativity are becoming an increased focus.  Business Analysts are in key roles to facilitate innovation and creativity within organizations with e...

Mitch Flax 2

People Analytics: Using Data to Drive HR Strategy and Action

Mitch Flax
People Analyst Google

Google does HR by the numbers. The company’s ambitious Project Oxygen initiative compiled management data across managers and employees, then analyzed and applied its findings to make teams more effe...


10 Career-Crushers that Threaten Every Business Analyst – And How to Prevent Them!

Tony Higgins
VP Product Marketing with Blueprint Software Systems

Career opportunities for Business Analysts have never looked better. Both CNNMoney and rank Business Analyst (BA) among today’s most in-demand jobs.  But even the brightest and most ambitious BAs can have their careers thrown off-track by falli...


The New Project Leadership Model: The Promise of the PM/BA Partnership

Kathleen (Kitty) Hass, PMP
Principal Consultant with Kathleen Hass & Associates, Inc.

This presentation describes the subtle and not so subtle differences between the PM and the BA approaches to projects.  It explores the differing perspectives, the complementary roles, the overlapping responsibilities, the differing view of scope, the overlapping communi...


Big Data and the Future of the Enterprise

Aiaz Kazi
SVP and Head of Technology & Innovation Platform Strategy with SAP

In a world in which physical atoms are transforming to digital bits, where cycle times are shrinking, we are seeing an explosion in the amount and types of data. This presentation will lay the groundwork for how we can harness this exponentially growing “BigDataR...


Beyond Big Data Analytics: Lessons Learned from Google and Microsoft

Theo Vassilakis
CEO, stealth startup; formerly, Google Engineering Director

I will draw from my experiences at Google and Microsoft to give some examples of how those companies use big data analytics to deliver value internally and to their customers. From Microsoft, I’l...


Big Data in Health Care

Yan Chow, MD, MBA
Director, Innovation and Advanced Technology with Kaiser Permanente

The management, interpretation, and application of big data will be a major challenge to health care organizations in the next decade. The flood of data from numerous sources, such as the biomedical research literature, electronic health records, lab and imaging systems, ...

Jeff Scott

Making the Leap from Business Analyst to Business Architect

Jeff Scott
Vice President of Business and Technology Strategy for Accelare Inc.

IIBA Bay Area is hosting Jeff Scott, Vice President of Business and Technology Strategy for Accelare Inc., a US based management consulting firm enabling strategy execution excellence. He works with Fortune 1000 companies on a wide variety of consulting engagements includ...

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