Melbourne’s Opening Keynote Speaker: Ken Fulmer
BA Digital Skills evolution
IIBA has been conducting a global examination of the skills and competencies needed to remain relevant in the age of digital and agile. Still based on a core of the BABOK and on the key of “analysis” the presentation will look at both new hard skills and new soft skills. It will be a comprehensive examination of career paths, and the needs for our BA community to evolve to expand the role of the BA and provide more leadership for the business outcomes. The presentation will show how this new role will increase the value of the profession. It will examine topics such as the BA role with data analytics, digital technology, customer experience, and change management.
The presentation will be aimed at mid-career to senior practitioners and assumes that the audience will be experienced in business analysis, and ready to re-examine the way the profession is headed to remain relevant and vital to business success in both traditional and in new digital initiatives. For general background consider reading the Global Thought Leadership papers that are available to IIBA members on the IIBA website.
Ken Fulmer – President and CEO, IIBA
Ken Fulmer is currently the President and CEO of IIBA. Ken has been a long time senior IT executive with several major corporations holding roles as CTO and CIO. His primary skill is the ability to blend technology with business (people, process, technology and data) and create strategic business outcomes. Ken has managed enterprise PMO and BA-COE programs and as Chief Technology Officer has been involved in technology in both information applications, architecture, and in more digital technology in manufacturing and retail.
Ken has also served as an executive advisor for several energy companies, in strategic initiatives and acquisitions. Ken is active in SIM and the Senior Executive Group organization, giving him the opportunity to interact with other senior executives at major corporations.
Ken has a BA degree from LaSalle University, an MBA degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and postgrad programs at MIT. He is on the board of several non-profits and past chairman of the board of IIBA.