ABADD Presenters

Mahesh Nattanmai

Mahesh Nattanmai is the executive deputy CIO for the NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). He is responsible for the delivery and operation of IT services for state and local government and provides expert advice in all areas related to strategic planning and agency policy development, overseeing a workforce of more than 4,000 employees. Mahesh has more than 15 years of experience with the NYS Division of the Budget.

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Clare Monteau

Clare Monteau holds a doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Manchester and spent 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry, first developing and managing scale-up of new processes, then leading the organization's continuous improvement program. She is now the owner of Clare Monteau LLC, where she combines proven productivity tools, positive technology and leadership, and team development to optimize organizations' systems and create more effective, measurable and profitable environments.

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Jas Phul

Jas Phul, an associate director of education standards and research at IIBA, is a seasoned professional whose 25-year career has helped project teams and organizations reach their potential. Jas leverages a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience for each challenge. During his career, Jas has experienced a wide variety of roles and industries as a business analyst, project manager, IT software development manager and senior management consultant.

Carolyn Lonergan

Carolyn Lonergan has been an analyst and facilitator to the IT and financial services industries for more than 25 years. Carolyn has facilitated requirements, team building, process creation and improvement, and planning sessions for challenging groups resolving complex topics.


Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan is a business transformation architect who helps clients achieve business goals through strategy, process management, and architecture and analysis. He is a leader in the BA community as a member of IIBA's board and executive team, and shepherded the BABOK Guide through three major releases. Kevin was a member of the PMBOK 5th Edition content development team and worked with the Agile Alliance to develop a framework for agile business analysis.

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Douglas Lapham

Douglas Lapham is a national sales director at First Data. He is an experienced leader of performance management, process improvement, and organizational change initiatives. With more than 20 years of experience, Douglas has advised leadership teams and individual contributors on three continents in more than 30 organizations. His background includes strategic planning, ERP implementations, and developing strong executive teams.

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Matthew Carmichael

Matthew Carmichael is a Certified ScrumMaster and the founder of SaQus IT Solutions. He has authored more than 300 custom applications, specializing in applications for organizations that have unique processes which cannot be fulfilled by off-the-shelf software. He has provided Agile training to project teams and managers, and specializes in presenting Agile software development to those without technology backgrounds.

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Luke Charde

Luke Charde is an experienced design professional who has been wrangling with how to make technology more human for over a decade. He currently leads the Enterprise Design Team at the New York State Office of IT Services, and is the founder of Albany UX, a local Meetup network of more than 300 user experience professionals and enthusiasts.

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Pat Guariglia

Pat Guariglia is an Agile coach and trainer with Elegant Agile. As an Agile coach/trainer, he has worked with dozens of companies in various industries like finance, healthcare, web marketing, social media, sound engineering, and several Federal and New York government agencies. his experience as an Agile coach in small NYC startups to Fortune 100 banks has given him a unique perspective on product development, team dynamics, organizational structures, and Lean processes.

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Billie Johnson

Billie Johnson is a veteran BA professional who has been involved in BA direction, processes, and modeling for more than 20 years, with a particular concentration on financial projects. She has been teaching and coaching large organizations and Fortune companies for almost 10 years. Her wealth of experience performing BA consulting and training also includes training for higher education, retail, and manufacturing clients.

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