|Date:||30 Mar 2017|
The BA in a disruptive world
Please join us for an informative and fun-filled evening at the next IIBA UK North Branch event, hosted in partnership with 4iT Recruitment Ltd and ITV at 7th Floor Suite, The Landing, Blue, MediaCityUK, on 30th March 2017
18:00 Doors open, refreshments available
18:30 Introduction from IIBA UK
18:35 An overview of ITV
18:40 You complete me - Alex Smirk & Dominika Phillips-Blackburn
19:00 Story smells - Ryan Hewitt
19:40 An Epic “user story” all about MoSCoW……(how BA’s stay relevant in an agile world) - Mic Holden
20:00 GDPR - the elephant in the room! – Jonathan Jacob
Presentation 1: You complete me - Alex Smirk & Dominika Phillips-Blackburn
Alex and Dominika will discuss the multiple hats an Agile BA may wear.
Alex Smirk is a qualified CIMA accountant and has worked in media from the get go. In his current BA role, he is creating a bespoke artist payments system for ITV. Occasionally straying into the world of testing & release management. Loves stating the obvious in a brutal fashion.
Dominika Phillips-Blackburn is an Upholsterer first, BA second. Driving Agile culture and forming a new product focusses team at ITV to deliver and support the artist payments system. Experienced working in financial services mainly (Co-op Bank, RBS, AXA).
Presentation 2: Story smells - Ryan Hewitt
Ryan will discuss
Ryan Hewitt has 10 years Business Analyst experience working on Scrum, Kanban & Waterfall projects, and has worked on major projects like the BBC's Olympic website and small start-up projects.
Presentation 3: An Epic “user story” all about MoSCoW……(how BA’s stay relevant in an agile world) - Mic Holden
Mic will cover why a business analyst needs to consider agile ways of working to stay relevant within the current trends of the marketplace.
Mic Holden has over 10 years of IT experience, covering agile software development, applications management and solution architecture in both the Retail and Utility sectors. In his current role Mic is implementing an agile flow of work throughout Yorkshire Water IT.
Presentation 4: GDPR - the elephant in the room! – Jonathan Jacob
Jonathan will cover:
Jonathan Jacob has over 20 years of experience advising both domestic and multinational clients on a broad range of regulatory, revenue generating strategies and IT projects. He specialises in breaking down complicated requirements and delivering ‘practical’ ‘fit-for-purpose’ solutions.
His technology experience includes advising on delivery for IT/BPO outsourcing, IT transformation, software development, ERP Implementations, cloud solutions, business intelligence and data analytics. His regulatory experience includes advising companies to become FCA compliant, achieve ISO and DIN requirements, implement regulatory programs such as FATCA, CRS, MiFID II, MiFIR, PCI DSS and GDPR to name a few.
Jonathan has a successful background within the retail, banking & financial services, investment banking, retail, insurance and legal industry. He is noted for his discretion when facing time sensitive issues that impact organisation's tangible and intangible values.
Parking is available 5 minutes from the venue
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