INBADD 2015 Sessions
Thank you to all the speakers who helped make INBADD 2015 a successful event.
At his company Business Rule Solutions, LLC, Mr. Ross engages in presentations, consulting services, publications, the Proteus® methodology, and RuleSpeak®(www.RuleSpeak.com). He gives popular public seminars through www.AttainingEdge.com and www.IRMUK.co.uk.
Mr. Ross is recognized as the "father of business rules." He serves as Executive Editor of www.BRCommunity.com and its flagship publication, Business Rules Journal, and as Chair of the Business Rules & Decisions Forum Conference. Mr. Ross is the author of nine professional books, including Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules with Gladys S.W. Lam (2011, An IIBA® Sponsored Handbook) and the ever-popular Business Rule Concepts (2009, 1998).
ASPE’s David Mantica is president of the ASPE (American Society of Professional Education) Inc. the family of professional training companies. His career as a business leader in the training industry spans twenty years. As a specialist in business-to-business continuing education, David brings deep experience to roles in executive, product management, marketing and operations capacities. He has an impressive portfolio of goal-driven successes identifying market opportunities in the training sector and responding with training product development initiatives. He has led or conducted product management efforts around more than 300 training courses, delivered both as expert-led classroom programs and live online training delivered remotely. Courses developed by his firms have addressed skills gaps in a range of industries, including: the software development life cycle, many IT topics, telecommunications, finance, healthcare IT and marketing.
Gary Rush, IAF CPF, Founder and President of MGR Consulting, Inc., attended the U.S. Naval Academy and is a former Chair of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). He is a recognized leader in the field of Structured Facilitation and Facilitator training, managing projects since 1980, facilitating since 1983, and providing facilitator training since 1985; and continues to be the leading edge in the industry by continuing as a practicing facilitator.
Chip Neidigh is driven to help leaders sustainably transform themselves and their organizations. A former U.S. Marine Corps officer, he now serves as a management consultant, focusing on leadership development, conflict resolution, and disruptive organizational change. He values servant leadership, right relationship, and the courageous truth. His career has included consulting, teaching, coaching, and leadership roles in the Marine Corps and the private sector. During his seven years as a Marine Officer, Chip led tank units and then served as an Assistant Professor in the Auburn University Naval ROTC Unit, guiding the growth of officer candidates and teaching courses in military history, leadership, and ethics. He next worked for seven years at Guidant Corporation, a manufacturer of implantable cardiovascular devices, enjoying his roles in project management, business process reengineering, business analytics, and change management. In 2006, he started Kairos to focus full-time on leadership development and change management consulting. With advanced degrees in business and engineering, Chip combines logic and intuition to help leaders build a better future.
Michael Nir - President of Sapir Consulting US LLC - PMP, Scaled Agile Consultant - has been helping clients overcome business challenges and achieve their potential for over 16 years. He is passionate about Gestalt theory and practice, which complements his civil and industrial engineering background (M.Sc. and B.Sc.) and contributes to his understanding of individual and team dynamics in business. Michael authored best-sellers on Influencing, Agile, Teams, and Leadership.
Scotty Bevill takes the time with individuals, professional, small and large corporations coaching executives and teams in agile adoption. His focus is with the business process management, customer relationship management, and project and portfolio management. While his business is mentoring his own coaches, this process builds a brand awareness of integrity and credibility. Scotty believes all too often the business forgets it's core mission and turns it's focus on "doing projects better." Through the Scrum Framework and Agile methods, the business simply does projects better while focused on allowing the product to lead in the market. Keeping focus on the core business minimizes waste
With a Baccalaureate in Science from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and a MBA from NWU’s Kellogg School of Management, Metz’s professional experience has focused on process improvement, product development, and teaching the FAST Facilitative Leadership technique. He is a founding principal partner and president at MGRUSH and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt® from Motorola University. CRC Press (since 1798) published his book, “Change or Die: A Business Process Improvement Manual”. He introduced the concept of holism to the field of structured facilitation as a method for keeping discussions on target and aligning deliverables within and throughout an enterprise.
Tracy Butz, Owner of Think Impact Solutions, is an inspirational speaker, captivating author and successful consultant. She has 20 years of experience actively engaging audiences from a wide range of industries, including the US Army, Motorola and Subway Restaurants, just to name a few. Tracy truly delivers the tools for today’s world, propelling her audiences to live more productive, passionate and purposeful lives by discovering and applying results-focused strategies.
Kris Taylor’s passion for developing leaders is evident in her coaching, speaking, teaching, writing and consulting work. Her 30 years work experience are rich in variety – from Fortune 200 (15 years) to non-profit (10 years) to her current success in leading K. Taylor & Associates for the past 7 years. Over that time, Kris has been blessed to work in a multitude of roles, including organizational change and development, leadership, learning, and human resources, and operations. There has been one consistent outcome, no matter the role: her ability to promote, lead and implement positive change.
Her most recent endeavor, Evergreen Leadership, is the culmination of her personal experiences and thought leadership in transformational change. It is based on her strong belief that the world is in desperate need of leaders at all levels who are effective in times of uncertainty and unrelenting change. The combination of her focus on results and depth in adult learning and change enables her leadership development work, in any form, to be high impact, sustainable and focused on results that matter.
Over 40 organizations have partnered with Kris and her firm in the last seven years to implement successful change. Many of the projects represent “make or break” initiatives in which success is imperative. These include mergers, ERP implementations, business process redesign and cultural shifts to support a change in strategic direction. This work has spanned industries including health care, utility and energy organizations, professional service firms, higher education, manufacturing, and supply chain organizations.
Heather Mylan – Mains
Heather Mylan-Mains is a stimulus for change as a mom, a business analyst consultant and past President of Central Iowa Chapter and Deputy VP Chapters IIBA. Heather has worked as a Business Analyst long before there was a formal title. For the past 16 years, she has worked with a variety of project teams to identify and solve problems and challenges in the financial services and insurance industries. Her experience includes: new system development, disaster recovery, time management and expense allocation, CRM system implementation and migration, document imaging and workflow implementation, compliance projects, process mapping, process reengineering, decision analysis, strategic planning and managing diverse teams.
In her IIBA roles she uses her passion for sharing the power of the Business Analyst role and promoting the importance of that role in every business. Heather is a natural collaborator in her BA role and engages people at all levels in organizations. She has been fortunate to work through all the processes of business analysis in the SDLC and be able to participate in many roles in projects. There is no part of the RACI matrix she has not been responsible for! Heather is a B2T trained business analyst.
Liz Sundet worked more than fifteen years in the manufacturing and construction industry before moving to high tech industry and has experience in both COTS and home grown systems. Her work supports business needs through systems design, process engineering, and firm principals in business analysis and project management. Liz’s role as a User Experience manager, enables her to work with all areas of the business in designing systems that will support every department. She uses those real life examples in her role of creating curriculum and teaching classes for the Mayo Clinic and Rochester Community College in Rochester, MN. Liz holds certifications of PMP from Project Management Institute, CBAP from International Institute of Business Analysts, and CSM from Scrum Alliance. Liz uses multiple tools and techniques from all areas to aid in the use of project implementations.
Randy Cox is a Manager of Business Systems Projects at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Randy received his B.S. degree from Ball State University and is a member of both the IIBA and PMI. Randy currently manages a cross continent team of Business Analysts supporting new development projects in the commercial property & casualty insurance business sectors. Previously he worked as a Project Manager and IT Manager supporting projects in General Motors, Whittman-Hart Consulting and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Randy is passionate about staff coaching, development and client partnerships.