Senior Lead Business Analyst, Lloyds Banking Group
Sandra Leek is currently working as a Senior Lead BA for Lloyds Banking Group. She has worked in analysis for 20 years, specialising in financial services. Starting her career as a Programmer she has sampled roles such as Project Manager but has decided on the dark art of analysis. She was BA of the Year in 2014 and was one of the first people to achieve Expert BA status. As well as her day job she is also a BCS oral examiner and a magistrate on her local bench, utilising her analysis skills within her community. In her sparse spare time Sandra likes to scuba dive, go to gigs and read – not necessarily at the same time. She also runs a Blues Music club in her local community.
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.
Business Change & Transformation Session: Creating Powerful Teams
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.
Blackmetric Business Solutions
Adrian Reed is an experienced and enthusiastic business analyst who is a keen advocate of the analysis profession. Adrian is a Past President of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) UK Chapter, where he served as a volunteer for more than six years. In his day job, he is a Principal Consultant at Blackmetric Business Solutions, where he has the opportunity to work with a range of clients in a range of different industries, often helping to shape projects and solve tricky problems. His ‘day job’ involves a mixture of hands-on analysis, delivery of training, writing and speaking. Adrian speaks regularly at conferences, and is known as a prolific blogger. You can read Adrian’s blog at www.adrianreed.co.uk. He is an advocate of lifelong learning, and holds the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, IIBA® CBAP® and BA Manager Forum Expert BA Award. Adrian is author of “Be a Great Problem Solver…” (2017), author of “Business Analyst” (due for release 2018) and contributor to “Business Analysis & Leadership” (2013) “Process Precepts” (2017). You can connect with Adrian on social media: Twitter: www.twitter.com/ukadrianreed LinkedIN: www.linkedin.com/in/adrianreed
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Former Director of AssistKD
Paul Turner FBCS, is a former Director of Assist Knowledge Development. He specialises in the provision of training and consultancy in the areas of Business Analysis, Business Architecture and IS Consultancy skills. Paul has presented at many conferences and seminars across Europe, often as keynote, and is an oral examiner for the BA Diploma for the BCS. He is co-author of a number of books including the BCS publication ‘Business Analysis Techniques’. He was a member of the founding committee of the European BA Conference and has been involved with the conference every year since its inception 10 years ago.