ABADD 2022 SPEAKERS
ALBANY BUSINESS ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT DAY 2022
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Keith Ellis - IIBA Perspectives on the Future of Business Analysis – Opening Keynote
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.
David Mantica - Security Primer for Business Analysts
Drawing from his experience having successfully built his B2B training firm (growing it to $13M in seven years), David speaks on the impact of technology on leadership and management, helping organizations cope with the ever-changing demands and complexities of modern business.
With over 30 years of experience and more than 700 speaking engagements, he has inspired better work practices in marketing, product management, project management, software development, executive management, and other key areas of technology and business operations.
David resides in Raleigh-Durham, NC, where he provides consulting to business owners. Driven by his love for helping people grow while maintaining their mental health, he also mentors a number of rising executive leaders, providing pro bono career coaching services that utilize his Career Insurance methodology. David is well known for his ability to butcher the English language, which is why this bio had to be heavily edited.
Karl Wiegers - Software Development Pearl
Lora McCoy - Use Case Authoring Demystifie
Beverly Weable - Exploring the BABOK Competency Model through the Lens of America’s Greatest Architect
John Dobbin - Dynamic Multi-team Alignment – Afternoon Keynote
Tommy Re - VITAL Communication – The Key to Achieving Success as a Leader
Tommy brings a diverse background and base of experience to the solution development process. He has spent nearly 30 years working in the field of learning and performance development. As a consultant he has worked with leading companies including Amgen, Biogen, Novo Nordisk, Marriott, BMW, Lutron, Kite Pharm, Worldwide Clinical Trials, and others.
In addition to his consulting experience, he has held senior leadership roles in operating companies as the Chief People Officer for Lonesource, a business supply company, and senior sales executive for TRG, a technology training company.
He holds a master’s degree in Corporate Communication from Seton Hall University and has been on the teaching staff of the University of Phoenix where he taught public speaking. He is a frequent guest speaker on leadership in the MSW program at NC State University.
He is also a volunteer consultant for the Executive Service Corp of the Triangle. A non-profit that provides organizational development consulting and training services to the area’s non-profit organizations.
He began his career as a professional actor appearing on Broadway in the Tony Award winning original production of A Chorus Line. His book, Now Presenting, You! – Vital Tips from Business and Theatre for Crafting Presentations with Impact is due out in the Spring of 2021
David Saboe - Product Ownership: Beyond the Backlog
Gina Schmidt - See Value from the Stakheholders Perspective
Michael White - The Benefits of BA Certification
Pat Reed - Reality Check: The Need to be Adaptive in Charting Untamed Waters – Closing Keynote
Pat’s unique background in behavioral psychology and neuroscience has helped her to navigate the complexities of enterprise transformation which has led to successful digital optimization in large Agile organizations and the development of world class enterprise Agile practices. Pat has worked with many organizations such as eBay, USAA, Walmart, Citrix and Cisco to assist them in defining value, increasing speed to market, product quality and customer satisfaction.
She is passionate about leveraging cutting-edge technology and project management methods to solve challenging business problems. Her vast experience has provided her with a deep capability to lead organizations to business and enterprise agility, develop adaptive leaders, and excel in delivering innovation and value while creating minimum structure and process for scale. Pat has a proven ability to develop leaders at all levels, to develop learning organizations of the future, to drive transformational change, and to work with organizations to solve the most pressing and complex problems they face.
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