Senior Business Analyst
David Beckham has spent his career working in Financial Services, initially at Norwich Union then subsequently with Aviva. He was a founder member of the Business Analysis Practice when it was formed within Aviva IT and has had two terms as the Practice Lead. He has worked on numerous large change programmes and has been heavily involved in building the capability of Business Analysis within the organisation over the last decade. He has presented at the European BA Conference on a regular basis and has had several articles published on Business Analysis topics. Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2010 at the age of 43 David continues to relish his role as a Business Analyst and is a passionate advocate of the profession and the benefits it gives to organisations everywhere. Since his diagnosis David has been developing a series of seminars focussing on his recent experiences and regularly speaks on the positive power of change both on a professional and personal basis.
Dr Debra Paul
Managing Director, AssistKD
Dr Debra Paul is the Managing Director of Assist Knowledge Development, a professional development and consultancy company specialising in business analysis, business change and solution development. Debra has extensive experience in business analysis and the development of business analysis teams. Debra jointly edited and wrote the best-selling publication, Business Analysis and is also the co-author of Agile and Business Analysis, Business Analysis Techniques and The Human Touch. Debra is a regular speaker at business seminars and industry events. She was a keynote presenter at the BA Conference Europe in 2013 delivering a presentation on the future of business analysis, entitled ‘Business Analysis: The Third Wave’. Debra helped to establish the IIBA UK chapter and is a founder member of the BA Manager Forum, a networking organisation for senior BAs and BA managers.
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