Date: 14 Mar 2019
Where: Birmingham

Exploring the Digital BA

The event will be exploring the importance of technology in assisting Business Analysts to work with organisations to achieve their digital strategy and by doing so, understanding how the role of a Business Analyst has changed over the years in order to assist organisations become more digital and technically adept. The event will focus on the challenges that Business Analysts may need to overcome in order to encourage organisations to adopt an agile way of working through the utilization of Cloud solutions.The event will be exploring the importance of technology in assisting Business Analysts to work with organisations to achieve their digital strategy and by doing so, understanding how the role of a Business Analyst has changed over the years in order to assist organisations become more digital and technically adept. The event will focus on the challenges that Business Analysts may need to overcome in order to encourage organisations to adopt an agile way of working through the utilization of Cloud solutions.

Structure

18: 30

 Welcome (15 mins)

  • Craig – Welcome
  • Jas – Logistics/ Safety
  • IIBA – Intro
  • TekSystems

18:45: BA 3.0 in the digital world

This presentation will be looking at digital transformation within organisations and exploring how the role of a BA has changed throughout the years to support organisations with this change as well as what is expected from BA’s over the next 3-5 years.

Presenters

Rohan Kapoor IT Business Partner (National Grid Ventures), MBA (Finance), BE (Industrial Production), Digital Transformation (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

A result oriented professional with 14 years of experience in Consulting, Business Analysis, Project Management and Client Engagement. Endowed with a profound customer centric and value driven approach in designing business solutions through comprehensive validation of Business Strategies, Goals and Objectives. Experience of delivering large transformation programs for large utilities and healthcare organisations, vast experience of defining business and technology strategy for complex businesses. Professional with a flair for adapting quickly to dynamic business environments. Skilled in adopting a pragmatic approach in improvising on solutions and resolving complex business issues.

Rohan has a huge interest in new emerging technologies like Blockchain, AI, Robotics, Machine Learning and Cyber Security. At present, Rohan is responsible for enterprise level digital strategy for businesses within National Grid Ventures. In his day to day role, Rohan helps his customers achieve a balance between long term strategies and short term imperatives to optimise their investments and strategic activity required to achieve the business objectives.

Rohan will be supported by Jasminder Sondh who has 5 years of Technical Finance Consulting experience having worked at Capgemini and Deloitte. Jasminder has worked on large scale ERP transformation projects in various industries ranging from Finance, Manufacturing and Aerospace and Defense in the UK and abroad.

19:00: Digitally Impaired – Barriers to ‘Digital’ in a large organisation

Jamie will be focusing on the various blockers and barriers that may arise when attempting to introduce digital innovation into a large organisation and some ideas to overcome them.

Presenter

Jamie Ahmed IT Business Consultant at National Grid Ventures (HND Creative Media and Media Production) (Prince 2 Cert) (CPS Practitioner)

Jamie has 15 years of experience at National Grid (formerly Transco) and with it has worked on various large scale IT based enterprise projects and many smaller localised ones. Witnessing the journey and transition of technology as National Grid try and keep up with the pace in a complex and highly governed industry. Jamie has spent the last 10 years of these within various IT departments as a Business Analyst, Innovation Analyst and more recently a Business Consultant.

Jamie has a passion an interest for new digital technologies in particular IOT which he believes will be the key to delivering the next stage of efficiencies required in an ever increasing market.

19:15: Transmissions digital strategy

This presentation will focus on the journey of digital strategy and what is means to our leaders, users, stakeholders and customers.

Presenter

Richard Sanders Lead Business Analyst with National Grid Transmission

Richard has been involved in IT since 2000, working in all phases of the software delivery lifecycle. Prior to joining National Grid, Richard worked for a global paper company, delivering upgrades to existing ERP solutions in 13 operating companies across Europe for over 4000 users.

Since joining Grid in 2015, Richard has led the requirements elicitation on 2 major transformation programs; initiated changes for operational safety; and is currently leading development of transmissions digital grade in the customer and asset maintenance space.

Richard provides a textbook example of how the business and IT can work together to understand if a change in technology really is the solution to adding business value, or if it’s a shift in culture an process.

19:30: Food and Drink Break

19:45: Workshop  

We will be providing an opportunity to tap into the collective knowledge and experience of the Business Analysts at the event.  Do you have a question about the role of a BA? Do you have re-occurring project challenge and you would like explore other ways of approaching it? If there are any topics you wish to delve into during the session to get insights and suggestions from other BA’s of different backgrounds, submit your questions to jasminder.sondh@nationalgrid.com.

20:30: Close

 

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