2015 has kicked off and most of us are already fully entangled in the daily grind. Unlike people, projects show no sign of a ‘getting back into the swing of things’ period. The pressure keeps building as organisations are pushed to keep up with industry in order to stay competitive and profitable. So what does 2015 have in store for us?
This presentation will explore expected trends for 2015 and include interviews with individuals with a good deal of exposure to these trends.
About the Speaker
Ryan Folster is an up-and coming Business Analyst from Johannesburg South Africa. His strong focus on innovation as well as involvement in the Business Analyst community have seen Ryan develop professionally from a small company, serving a small amount of users, to large multi-national organisations.
Having merged into Business Analysis through the business domain, Ryan has developed a firm grounding and provides context to the methodologies applied to clients and projects he is working on. Ryan has gained exposure to the Human Resources, Asset Management as well as Financial Services sectors, working on projects that span from Enterprise Line of Business Software to Business Intelligence and Compliance.
Ryan is also heavily involved in the local chapter of IIBA, currently holding the position of Head of Technology and Social Media.
Ryan is passionate about the role a Business Analyst plays within an organisation, and is a firm believer that the role will develop further in the future and become a crucial aspect of any successful business.
About the Sponsor
At Britehouse we understand that every industry will be digitally transformed and we need to assist our customers in enabling Digitally-ready IT. Nobody can predict what the future will bring but at Britehouse we intend to be the first to find out.
We are an African-based company providing industry leading Digital solutions to fellow African and global companies. We focus on employing the best people and priding ourselves on our ability to deliver. We partner with the best technologies such as SAP and Microsoft and complement these with our own mobile and software products. We put the power of social into our customer’s hands, with Big Digital solutions that bring together the new world of work, offering a social business approach to big data, knowledge sharing, collaboration and the customer experience.
Our solutions can be delivered through customised and pre-packaged On-Premise Solutions. We implement the technology faster, allowing customers to extract value from the solution sooner, giving our clients a jump start on their Digital journey.
We deliver Cloud Applications and Services, providing complete system access without the responsibility of maintaining hardware, software or even connectivity and all of our solutions and services are built to be “mobile ready”. Plus we offer exceptional Application Outsource and Support to each and every client, formatted to suit their needs either through remote or on-site support or completely outsourced staff and application systems
Business Intelligence has become a key enabler for the business leaders to solidify continuous improvement within their organisations.
There has been a strong shift in focus and demand from OLTP to OLAP systems as the demand for analytics has increased.
An organizations BI capabilities has become a major source of informing business decisions to enable a competitive advantage over competitors in servicing clients and improving operational efficiencies.
Due to the increase in demand for BI Projects it has become imperative for BAs to augment their BA skills to ensure that they are able to provide the necessary value and expertise within a BI Context.
The talk will focus on what skills are typically required from a BI BA with specific references to recent Case Studies in which the presenter has been personally involved.