Hilton Hotel Sandton/Johannesburg


6 Pre-Conference Workshops


3 Keynote Speakers


27 Thought Leaders

Transforming Business to Realise Value / the Business Analysis event of the year

In the face of unprecedented challenges: globalisation, massive connectivity, disruptive technologies, political and social upheaval, changing consumer behaviour and intense market competition, organisations are being forced to proactively transform and adapt their strategies, governance structures and business models to survive the onslaught, generate value and thrive.

Join us at the Business Analysis Summit 2018 to discover how organisations, in partnership with the Business Analysis profession, can embrace change and transform business to realise value.

The following companies are sponsors of #BASummitSA

Take a look at our four exciting tracks;

In terms of your BA journey and career, are you ahead of the curve or behind it? Are you calling the shots, climbing the ladder, getting ahead and driving out business value? These are just some of the figures of speech used when describing our career paths or journeys. The “new mantra” is continuous upskilling!

Join us as we discover, explore and share insights into some of the curve balls: disruptive technologies, evolving business models and shifting paradigms that increasingly impact on the role of the Business Analysis professional in a transforming world. Learn how Business Analysis professionals are breaking moulds, discovering new competencies or redefining old ones, doing business differently, leading business change, building better solutions and unlocking business value!
Businesses are under increasing pressure to remain relevant and competitive in the marketplace. We need to adapt to disruption and deliver meaningful value to customers faster, without compromising on quality or incurring technical debt along the way. The old ways of approaching strategy are not able to keep up with the complexity, or the pace of transformation in this digital age. This has presented a unique opportunity for Business Analysis professionals to step into the strategic space.

We are ideally placed to advise and drive strategy in these demanding times, with our in-depth knowledge of products, processes, industry and competitors; our empathetic understanding of customers; our entrepreneurial mind-set focused on delivering maximal value for minimal costs; and our unique skillset geared towards working with a variety of people to solve complex problems. Welcome to the world of Strategic Business Analysis!
What competencies and techniques will help Business Analysis professionals enable organisations to transform and realise value? With the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working, there’s a need to develop techniques that enable change agents to work efficiently. How can we develop and augment competencies, skills and techniques in order to enable organisations to work more efficiently? How can we respond to needs quicker, increase production efficiencies, realise better business outcomes and increase value to make better business decisions?
‘’As technology becomes more sophisticated, it’s not the technology itself that’s driving change – it’s us. We’re putting technology to work to disrupt ourselves’’ (Accenture Technology Vision, 2017). The digital age has erupted, and Business Analysis professionals find themselves surrounded by a sea of emerging technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT), Machine Learning, Blockchain, Fintechs, Big data analytics, mobile apps and more. These technologies are shaping the way in which organisations are doing business and servicing their customers. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for Business Analysis professionals to be familiar with such technologies to propose relevant and up to date solutions to their organisations.

Additionally, other trends such as UX, Design Thinking and DevOps are shaping the way in which Business Analysis professionals perform their work. The aim of this track is to enlighten and empower Business Analysis professionals about these trends and for them to go back to their organisations with new insights and ways of applying such trends in their environment.

Featured Speakers / thought leaders at #BASummitSA

Alex Granger (Keynote)

Keynote Speaker

Ryan Falkenberg (Keynote)


Gareth Rees (Keynote)

Head of Global Partnerships at IoT.nxt

Victoria Cupet (Romania)

IIBA Regional Director - Europe & Africa

Adrian Reed, CBAP (UK)

Principal Consultant at Blackmetric Business Solutions

Ronak Sanghavi, CBAP (India)

Co-Founder at BA ValueBASE LLP

Angie Doyle, CBAP

Agile Coach, Trainer & Facilitator at IQ Business

Dr Rael Futerman

Programme Manager at Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town

Joe Newbert

Managing Director at Business Change Management Group (BCMG)

Ryan Folster, CBAP

Business Analyst Competency at Britehouse

Martin Pienaar

COO at Mindworx

Tawanda Chatikobo

Head: Digital Channels and Product at Nedbank

Tshepo Matjila

Manager at IQ Business

Summit Fees / how much does it cost?

2 Day Conference Only (2nd-3rd October)


Early Bird Discount Rate
Register and pay on or before 31 August


IIBA-SA Member Rate
You must be a paid up IIBA-SA Member


Group Booking 
For groups of more than 5 individuals



Early Bird Discount Rate – Group Booking 
For groups of more than 5 individuals that register and pay on or before 31 August


Pre-Conference Workshop Only (1st October)


Early Bird Discount Rate
Register and pay on or before 31 August


IIBA-SA Member Rate
You must be a paid up IIBA-SA Member



Prices include: VAT, networking cocktail party, lunch & refreshments each day, documentation and parking.

Prices do not include: Flights, transport or accommodation.

For group bookings of 5 or more contact registrar@basummit.co.za

  • Bookings are made online by means of the registration form.
  • Invoices will be emailed out to you within 48 working hours of registration.
  • Payment can only be made by electronic funds transfer.
  • Cancellations cannot be refunded if cancelled less than 10 working days before the event.  Cancellations prior to 10 working days will be refunded less 10% cancellation fee.
  • Substitutions of delegates will be permitted and all name changes must be communicated by email to registrar@basummit.co.za.
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances we reserve the right to change the venue, dates and programme.


The Organizing Committees and/or Conference Organizers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the Conference. Delegates should make their own arrangements in respect of personal insurance.

Blog / read our latest posts and find out more about #BASummitSA

DVT signs on as a Bronze Sponsor of #BASummitSA

Software development and testing specialists DVT has signed up as a bronze sponsor of the BA Summit, taking place on the 1 – 3 October. The company will actively contribute towards the summit by having three speakers present at the event. Edward

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

In the face of unprecedented challenges: globalisation, massive connectivity, disruptive technologies, political and social upheaval, changing consumer behaviour and intense market competition, organisations are being forced to proactively transform and adapt their strategies, governance structures and business models to survive the onslaught,

Call for sponsors / would you like to be a BA Summit 2018 sponsor?

BA Summit 2018 provides a platform for all Business Analysts, and the leading organisations that employ them, to come together to debate and understand how the Business Analysis role can drive out business value, and support strategic business change. Sponsorship proposals are being accepted for BA Summit 2018, the seventh annual conference, to be held in Johannesburg, specifically focused on the profession of Business Analysis.

We are expecting great interest in this Conference, as last year we had attendance of over 250 BAs. We therefore invite you to take advantage of an exceptional way to showcase your organisation’s involvement with Business Analysis.

The following sponsorship packages provide a high degree of flexibility, combining a number of traditional branding elements with added-value opportunities.

Bronze Sponsor

R30 000

These are the benefits of bronze sponsorship

Your company logo on the conference programme

Listing as a sponsor on the website

Table at the exhibition

Full page advert in the conference brochure

Includes a total of 2 free conference tickets

Silver Sponsor

R50 000

All the benefits of a bronze sponsorship plus the following

Placement of company advertising in rooms

Free conference ticket to offer as a prize

Enhanced social media promotion

Enhanced logo placement on all promotional material

Includes an additional free conference ticket to bring the total to 3

Sponsorship prices above are exclusive of VAT.

There are many other sponsorship opportunities at the conference.  Should you wish to find out more please send an email to info@basummit.co.za

Summit Chairs / The people working hard behind the scenes

Paulo Conde

Trevor Joubert

Reggie Musonza

Tendai Mutsai

Event Location

Hilton Hotel, Sandton

Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Set among landscaped gardens and suburban surroundings, Hilton Sandton is located just north of Johannesburg in the city’s business district. Guests have easy access to the Gautrain, Stock Exchange, Global Banking Institutions and Nelson Mandela Square.

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Accommodation Options / need to book overnight accommodation?

Book at the Hilton

The below accommodation options can be booked directly with the hotel using the dedicated conference booking site, this will enable you to take advantage of the below rates.

Single accommodation : R 2000.00 B&B

Double accommodation: R 2350.00 B&B

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BA Summit Southern Africa is the official conference of the South African chapter of IIBA