INBADD 2019 Speakers
INBADD 2019 Speaker Bios
Founder, Vivid Springs Solutions
Rebecca Scott is an IT Business Technologist and the founder of Vivid Spring Solutions. She has over 16 years of experience in business analysis, and has held a CBAP certification since 2013. Rebecca has spoken at AgileIndy, IIBA Chapter Conferences and at IIBA Building Business Capability conferences on topics including Business Analysis, Agile Processes, Innovation, Team Dynamics and Employee Success. Rebecca has a strong history of driving projects and innovation initiatives and has a keen eye toward continual improvement and self-development.
Director of Quality, The Cellular Connection
L.I. Rapkin worked as a consultant in computer systems quality in a variety of industries for more than 20 years, before transitioning to her current role as a Director of Quality for TCC, Inc. She has experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, insurance, education, and retail sectors. She has been a technical writer, business analyst, quality analyst, and project manager. She spend 18 months as the lead of the Business Intelligence and Analytics practice for the Indianapolis office of Sogeti USA (Capgemini Group). She is an RYT-500 yoga instructor, and leverages yoga, mindfulness and meditation to improve the human factors in quality. Ms. Rapkin lives in Indianapolis with her husband and their feline overlords.
Business Analyst, Senior Consultant, OneAmerica
Josh Billman loves to "build cool products" for his business partners. To do that, he combines his business-minded approach with a product management toolset. Josh "grew up" at Angie's List, starting in sales, moving to leadership roles in operations, and finally to product management. In his current role as a Business Analyst at OneAmerica, Josh evaluates the people and processes he supports, and helps identify the value of bringing a new solution (not always tech!) to their business. But before they can start sprinting, Josh tells the story of how this next solutions is a must-do.
Founder, Angels Speaking
L. Angel Henry is a highly sought-after speaker and trainer that brings candor and extensive experience to help audiences apply Agile principles that foster an environment of innovation and productivity. Over 20 years of experience in IT and 15 years in the project managment discipline. Angel's Master-Level research of project management methodologies has led to national speaking engagements. Angel's passion for diversity in the field of IT and knowledge of how women and minorities are oftentimes missing from the C-Suite will enable IT leaders to help advance the conversation of inclusion.
Senior IT Project Manager, Indiana University Health
Kim has over 25 years' experience in the IT industry and 16+ years as a certified PMP. She holds a BS from Indiana State University in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. She started in IT as a systems engineer and has played most roles in IT at some point (e.g. developer, tester, project manager, program manager, administrator, business analyst) with the exception of infrastructure (e.g. networks and servers).
As a PM, she has implemented a variety of solutions in financial, pharmaceutical, and industrial industries. Types of systems implemented include: custom solutions, COTS (commercial off the shelf packages), software as a service / cloud solutions, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and a global system with 22 sites going live simultaneously. She has tried and experienced most PM methodologies and tools available. While she's a tool geek at heart, she firmly believes that tools don't implement projects, people do!
Enterprise Innovation Leader, OneAmerica
Derek Clinton is an Enterprise Innovation leader. He works to bring the "magic" of startups to tenured organizations. Derek currently leads the Innovation Practice for OneAmerica. He is tasked with strengthening a culture of Innovation through unique opportunities and developmental activities. His team also leads research and proof of concept delivery, bringing about new solutions and opportunities to advance and strengthen OneAmerica's abilities to serve its customers.
Owner, CommonSensical BA Consulting
Deena has built a solid reputation for delivering award-winning work, through more than 20 years of diverse experience in the ever-changing digital marketing arena. Deena has managed and leads teams in scope definition, requirements management, architecture, design, development, deployment, and optimization. She is known for her ability to infuse innovative processes and techniques that facilitate strong collaboration between Technology, Business and Creative teams. Deena is also a public speaker and trainer. For more then 10 years she has shared her passion for bringing CommonSense back to the conversation. She has been proud to present at Refresh Detroit, SE Michigan IIBA, Project Manager Summit/Business Analyst World Conference in Chicago in 2013 and November 2018, and more. She is also the author of the Commonsensical Series: A Guide for Project Managers, Business Analysts, and Product Owners. This is a series of eBooks, eCourses, and presentations that focus on bringing some needed CommonSense back into the complex world of interactive project delivery.
Principal Agile Coach and Trainer, Ready Set Agile, LLC
John Riley is the Principal Agile Coach and Trainer for Ready Set Agile in Columbus, OH. He holds certifications for all scrum roles, and his career has also focused on applying techniques in Lean Manufacturing and Application Lifecycle Management for process improvement as an Enterprise Architect. John is also passionate about mentoring by example to help development teams become high performing through continuous improvement.
Automation Developer Analyst, Huntington National Bank
Sneha Fotedar is currently working for Enterprise Automation at Huntington National Bank. She received her Master's degree in Computer Science from University of Cincinnati after receiving her Bachelor's from the University of Pune. She has a prior work experience as a mainframe developer with Tata Consultancy Services. After many years working abroad, she decided to pursue a Master's degree in the U.S. to experience a cross-cultural work environment. Her current duties at Huntington include web automation, as well as integration, system, functional and acceptance testing. Her technical focus is working with object-oriented languages and preparing training sessions to uplift her colleagues.
Senior Manager - Business Systems and Analysis, Covance
Andre Franklin is a proud husband, father, and Indianapolis native. In 2007, Andre married his high school sweetheart and together they have three children: Ryan, Miles, and Charleigh. Andre is a product of Lawrence Township schools, graduating from Lawrence Central High School in the year 2000. After graduation, Andre attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, where he majored in Information Technology. Andre then went on to earn his Master's in Business Administration from Indiana Weslayan in 2014. He is an active civic leader, minister, entrepreneur and a veteran who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sr. Software Analyst
Former VP of Professional Development Central Indiana Chapter, IIBA
Ms. Ifill has been a practitioner in the discipline of business analysis for over 20 years in several titles. She has filled roles such as analyst, practice lead, product owner, efficiency expert, and senior advisor. Ms. Ifill has worked as a managing consultant within private industries and the federal government's Center for Information Technology (CIT) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through her own company, which she sub-contracted through Lockheed Martin for nearly fifteen years. She has been fortunate in her career to work on various IT initiatives ranging from the development of mainframe systems, enterprise applications, public and private-facing websites, mobile and cloud solutions; information architecture, reengineering business processes, and modeling business objects, data, rules and decisions. What she loves most about working in the analysis profession is contributing to the successful delivery of technological solutions that meet the needs of its stakeholders and helping organizations realize desired outcomes.
She previously served as the VP of Professional Development for the Central Indiana Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) -- a position she's held in the past during the formation of the D.C. Metro Chapter in 2006. When Ms. Ifill is not advocating and educating others in the practice of business analysis, she enjoys traveling, spending quality time with her family and friends, and stomping her boots at the local country saloon while line dancing (a recent affinity resulting from her move to the Midwest).
General Manager / Senior Instructor, MBA, CBAP, PMP, PMI-PBA, SAFe Agilist, CSM
Alison (Ali) Cox has experience since the mid-1980s in various areas, including business analysis, project methodology development and training, systems development (mainframe, client-server, and web), and telecommunications management. Alison began her career in the financial services area, and then moved into systems development for accounting systems. She has provided consulting and training in business analysis and project management for small companies to Fortune 500 corporations worldwide and speaks Spanish fluently. Alison is also a partner of TEMSS (Telecommunications Efficiency Management Strategies and Services), which provides telecommunications efficiency auditing and billing analysis services to clients in all areas of business across the United States. She completed her Master of Business Administration in MIS and Accounting from the University of Georgia.