Did Apple need Steve Jobs to become what it is today? With the benefit of hindsight, just about anyone you ask will give a resounding yes. Nonetheless, in 1985 Apple Inc. fired Steve Jobs. The one person who is most responsible for the creation of one of the greatest corporate successes of our lifetime was told by that same company, that he is not needed. It is important to appreciate, particularly in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) environment we are in, that the issue of redundancy is not only a question of relevance, but it is also a question of perception.
This presentation is centred around importance/need for business analysts and the business analysis profession to set itself apart to not only achieve relevance for 4IR but to also achieve perceived relevance. The presentation will go further using the following framework to inspire BAs to set themselves apart:- The BA’s contribution matters to organisational success- The need to pursue a greater cause- Making excellence a daily virtue- Today as being tomorrow’s preparation.
About the Speaker
Katlego Thaba is an actuary and a member of the actuarial society, a seasoned public speaker and a corporate executive who hails from a humble background in Limpopo province. He was brought up in Mamaolo Village and subsequently in Lebowakgomo township. His Christian faith and dream of becoming an actuary inspired him to transcend the limitations of his background and culminated in him obtaining an actuarial science degree from UCT and now holding various leadership roles in corporate.
Katlego invests his time to add value through public speaking, mentorship and through youth development initiatives. He is passionate about helping people transcend limitations and realize their potential.