ABADD 2020 Speakers
ALBANY BUSINESS ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT DAY 2020
A CLEAR VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Opening Keynote - Michael Milutis
Midday Keynote - Marie Bankuti
Debbie has presented at conferences including eBay’s Developer Conference, PayPal’s Developer Conference, UXPA, and WeAreDevelopers. She is an O’Reilly published author and one of few instructors on the planet recommended by Axure.
Her “DevOps ICU” book and training teach non-CX roles about CX, why it’s done by specialists, and how to integrate it into teams and processes. Her “Delta CX” book and training teach companies how to improve customer satisfaction, predict and mitigate business risk, and increase ROI by investing in great customer experiences.
Outside of CX work, and sometimes during CX work, Debbie enjoys singing symphonic prog goth metal, opera, and New Wave.
Ms. Lam is widely known for her lively, pragmatic style. She speaks and teaches worldwide at conferences and other professional events. She is also Executive Director of the Building Business Capability (BBC) Conference, the official conference of the IIBA®. She also chairs the steering committee for the Business Rules Excellence Awards (BREA). Ms. Lam is Co-Founder of BRCommunity.com, professionals and home of Business Rules Journal.
Ms. Lam is an expert on business project management, having managed numerous large-scale projects across a variety of industries and government organizations. She works comfortably with senior executives and senior management providing insights and advice on business solutions to business problems. She is highly effective with mentoring and training business analysts and other professionals.
Nadine is a Certified Business Analysis Professional with deep business analysis experience and has spent 7 years facilitating the development of business analysts through training.
Nadine’s business analysis experience spans the globe, collaborating on and leading projects spanning the USA, United Kingdom and South Africa. Having engaged with corporate organizations in the financial services sector, and consulting firms such as Deloitte and Accenture, Nadine has spent significant portions of her career analyzing and documenting business requirements and facilitating the development of effective business solutions.
Over the years, Nadine shifted her focus to the development of the future generations of business analysts. Nadine taught at the Faculty Training Institute in South Africa for 5 years, lecturing and facilitating multiple programs all focused on practical business analysis skills. She further assesses assignments for the programs to ensure students are provided detailed, useful feedback on their application of skills, to create a platform for continued growth and development of students.
Many people hold the title “Business Analyst” however the number of individuals with a passion for business analysis and the depth of the skills required to thrive in the role, is far lower. Through continued education of individuals with an appetite for learning, the program offered by the Business Analysis Experts, we can collectively grow the number of value-adding business analysts to a “hungry” business analysis market.
Norman speaks frequently at national and regional conferences including Project Summit - Business Analyst World, and has presented at more than a dozen IIBA chapter meetings around the country. His book, UML Requirements Modeling for Business Analysts, is written for business analysts. Norman is an engaging speaker who enjoys making complex topics easy.
Steve’s focus lies in three areas:
- Enterprise Architecture: The big picture solution to a mission requirement
- Transition Planning: How to migrate to better solutions (cloud + on-premise)
- Business Value: The financial and operational benefits of a solution
Prior to joining Oracle, Steve held positions at Google, Lockheed Martin, and Gartner Group – in all cases helping customers plan and execute IT transformation initiatives. Steve has led technology teams for 30 years, leading the software development teams for such projects as the E-ZPass toll collection system and GPS-based navigation software. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in Computer Science and lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Mary Beth Imbarrato
She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (2013). Mary Beth is also an elected member of the Upstate New York PMI Chapter Board of Directors and serves as the VP of Marketing as well as the Director of Sponsorship Program. She is also a member of the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) and the Capital Region Chapter of the Association of Talent Development (CRATD) and recently established the Capital Region PM’s Meetup group to help further the project management profession locally with new and aspiring Project Managers.
Mary Beth is an experienced presenter at conferences, annual meetings and business forums. She has also taught project management at community colleges and is a published author in academic and professional journals.