This session is made up of three speakers each presenting a 10-minute lightning talk centered around the topic of disruption in the Business Analysis context.
Talk 1: Conrad Owens – Surfing, Social and Decision Science The Business Analyst in Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation in companies presents a demanding array of new challenges for Business Analysts, as innovation, domain convergence and smart customers fuel the need to constantly evolve business models fast and efficiently. What the customer is buying, is now only half the story. How they are doing it has become integral to the value proposition. We are designing experiences that need to work end to end across multiple systems, devices and channels. Do we have what it takes to deliver real value and lead this level of change?
Talk 2: Neo Mashishi – Will a “Business Analyst” role be replaced by a robot?”
The most widely held fear in recent times about the future is of robots taking most of the jobs and the proliferation of artificial intelligence
and increased automation are also not helping, as technology is increasing our ability to do things at an exponential rate.
Join me as I share how a Business Analyst can assist an organisation to continue to realise value in the future.
Talk 3: Nosipho Mdlovu – A brief glimpse into RPA
RPA allows organizations to automate software processes with the aid of software robots. Focusing on processes that are manual, highly repetitive, rule-based with low exception rates and standard electronic readable input.
My talk will serve as an introduction to RPA as well as how Business Analysts can leverage from this to better equip themselves for this new environment that we find ourselves in.