As the track chairs are putting together the programme for the 10th edition of Business Analysis Summit Southern Africa we thought we would introduce you the members of the track chair committee.
The track chairs play a huge role in the overall success of the conference by reviewing all the papers that are submitted and selecting the best to present at the conference. They work closely with the speakers to ensure that the presentations at the conference are relevant and exciting. This year the board of IIBA South African chapter have appointed five-track chairs to tackle the first post-COVID conference which will be the first in-person event in two years. Read up on and get to know our five-track chairs below;
Edward, the former President of IIBA South Africa Chapter and Head of Business Analysis at DVT, has been in the IT industry for over 20 years. During this period, he has worked as a systems developer, systems analyst, business analyst, business analyst manager, Head of PMO, Practice Lead (Business Analysis and Architecture), and Head of Business Analysis. He has set up and ran business analysis CoP’s, developed and mentored several business analysts. He holds five degrees, two of which are at the Masters level – the M.Ed (Maths Education) and the MBA (Cum Laude) – both from the University of the Witwatersrand. Over the years he has received many awards both as an employee and as a leader. He is passionate about business analysis and has written articles on the discipline (published on www.modernalyst.com and www.itweb.co.za).
He has been on the IIBA South Africa Chapter Board of Directors for four years (2018 -2021). He is also a former high school mathematics teacher, secretary, and treasurer of the IIBA-SA Board of Directors. He is in his 4th year of Ph.D. (Business Management) study at the University of the Witwatersrand. His thesis is ‘Cloud Computing adoption and SMME development in South Africa’. He is also a certified leadership coach, holding a Leadership Coaching Certificate from the University of the Witwatersrand. In April 2021 he was appointed as a supervisor to the students who are on the ‘Masters in Digital Business’ program at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Cecilia is a Senior Business Analyst at Global Kinetics, where she is solving industry problems as well as crafting and executing strategic Business analysis initiatives.
She is passionate about driving positive change in businesses and in her community. After obtaining her BCom degree in Information Systems from the University of Greenwich, she has invested almost 10 years of her professional career towards learning and mastering the art and craft of Business Analysis- After a 1-year stint as an IT Network and Website support technician.
This has led to her soaring in practicing Business analysis in multiple industries and being exposed her to a multitude of projects of varying complexity and scope leading to a wealth of experience as a business analyst in the fintech, CRM and Gaming industry.
Christelle is a process-driven and technical Business Analyst recognised for improving technological service offerings, reducing costs, and securing profitable opportunities by developing and testing software service delivery strategies aligned to organisational imperatives further fulfilling the strategy using innovative technologies with detailed roadmaps, fine-tuning systems, and optimising resources. After obtaining her Bcom degree from UKZN she began her journey as a software tester before moving into the business analysis role.
She gained in-depth experience in product ownership, project management, software testing, system risk management, User-Acceptance Testing, feasibility research, agile and scrum methodologies, quality assurance, stakeholder and client management, extensive business analysis and people development through training and mentoring. Certified as an Agile Business Analyst, Christelle gained solid technical experience at an operational level, coupled with her customer-centric values, she provided value-driven solutions benefiting clients and business.
Tebogo is a Business Analyst with experience in the Retail and Wholesale Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation sectors. He holds a BSc.Eng (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Cape Town and a M.Eng (Technology and Innovations Management) from the University of Pretoria Graduate School of Technology Management. He is passionate about the application of technology as a tool for creating business value and has published work in the South African Journal of Business Management titled: Determinants of 4IR technology adoption in the South African financial sector.
He has also presented and spoken at various conferences and media outlets advocating for the adoption of emerging 4IR technologies. Tebogo is also a certified SAFe Scrum Master and advocates for the Agile methodology in the development of software products.
Terence is an experienced Business Analyst & Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the finance & telecommunications industry. Skilled in Business Process & Strategy, Process Control, Analytical Skills, Business Process Design, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours (B.Com Hons.) focused in Software Engineering, Financial Accounting and Business Management from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Terence is currently the CEO & Co-Founder at the Virtual Agent.
With the above line up of track chairs you can expect an amazing conference. Make sure you sign up now for the Business Analysis Event of the year by clicking here.