NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
THE DIPLOMAT BEACH RESORT HOLLYWOOD | FT. LAUDERDALE

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
THE DIPLOMAT BEACH RESORT HOLLYWOOD | FT. LAUDERDALE
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 

Sponsors

Building Business Capability sponsors bring deep expertise in real-world experience, engagement and advocacy, and offer complimentary and innovative solutions that drive business excellence.

The Official Association Sponsor

About International Institute of Business Analysis 

International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is a professional association dedicated to supporting lifetime learning opportunities for business and professional success. Through a global network, IIBA connects with over 29,000 Members and more than 300 Corporate Members and 120 Chapters. As the recognized voice of the business analysis community, IIBA supports the recognition of the profession and discipline and works to maintain the global standard for the practice and certifications.  For more information visit iiba.org

Diamond Sponsors

IBM is a global integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. IBM's cognitive business operations are processes and decisions. Business operations infused with cognitive capabilities capitalize on data to increase awareness of workflows, context and environment. Cognitive business operations continuously learn, yielding more accurate forecasting and greater operational effectiveness and decision making at the speed of streaming data. Learn more at  https://www.ibm.com/analytics/ ...

At iGrafx we have always enabled transformation – long before it was the buzzword of the day. We deliver proven ROI to the largest enterprises in the world.  Our Digital Transformation Engine is a platform that captures, communicates and automates the alignment of strategy, people, processes and technology.  This is why millions of users world-wide, including 2/3 of the Fortune 100 and 5 of 10 largest banks, use iGrafx to unite and transform their organizations: modeling operations, identifying and mitigating risks, achieving compliance and automating business processes.

At Microsoft, our mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. Visio Online enhances your business’ operations by simplifying complex information with professional diagrams you can create in just a few clicks.  With SharePoint and Power BI integration, new starter templates, and data linking capabilities, Visio is a collaborative diagramming and BPM modeling tool you can use across your enterprise. Visio is now available online and on iOS. Visit us at the Microsoft booth for a live demo.

Gold Sponsors

BRS is a consultancy with proven success in helping leaders in industry and government solve today’s challenges of business agility, smart digital solutions, and compliance. For over 20 years BRS has worked with clients around the globe to capture business rules, interpret source materials, and reverse engineer business rules from code. BRS was the pioneer in creating business-oriented business rule techniques, and remains the worldwide leader in changing how organizations view, manage and apply their business logic in day-to-day business operations and in redesigning business capabilities.

The Process Renewal Group is a consulting organization committed to helping its clients successfully manage business change. Our mission is to help dramatically improve our client's performance through the renewal of business strategies, capabilities and business processes as well as the innovative application of information technologies. Our services include Business Architecture, Business Process Management, Process Improvement and Culture Change. We do this through hands on consulting, training classes, workshop facilitation as well as coaching and mentoring. Our goal to make a lasting difference in our clients' effectiveness by helping them to deliver creative, sustainable and pragmatic business approaches and solutions. PRG is the longest running and most experienced BPM professional services company in the world having formed in 1993 and having sustained long-term business relationships with many organizations. We have chaired over fifty conferences and trained over seventy five thousand professionals on advanced process and architectural approaches in this time. PRG is also a founding partner in the establishment of BPTrends.

RuleArts is dedicated to support business analysts and business experts to express themselves in a consistent and unambiguous way. Define the terminology of your line of business. See how your terminology relates to other lines of businesses within your organization. Check that your requirements, business rules and guidance use the right terminology. Have a team write business specifications according to a controlled natural language.RuleXpress by RuleArts offers a multi-user authoring and publishing environment that understands what you write and provides the support you really need. The tool will match your writing with the agreed on pattern, even if you use a plural form or other tense. RuleXpress offers out of the box support for RuleSpeak, SBVR and DMN.

There are many gray areas in the world of business, but implementing clear business direction should not be one of them. Sapiens DECISION allows business users to discover, model, verify, execute and manage business decisions, direction and logic with black & white clarity, transforming the business logic into a centrally controlled, living and strategic asset. DECISION models are validated and tested for integrity and precision, both during their creation and whenever changes are made. Once approved for production, they are either implemented by IT or automatically transformed into executable code. As a hub for the most current Business Logic, Sapiens DECISION is helping Global 1000 companies reduce operational cost and risk, simplify business system implementation and speed up time to market for new products, services and updates. Please visit our LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/sapiensdecision and Twitter: twitter.com/SapiensDECISION.

Watermark Learning delivers world-class training, coaching, and certification preparation that energizes and prepares people to solve business problems and achieve certification success. Business Analysis, Agile, Project Management, Business Process Management, Business Relationship Management, and Leadership & Influencing Skills are our main areas of expertise. 

Since 1992, we have turned the complexity of industry standards into practical application. Our courses and coaching are laser-focused and help ensure enduring results in organizations. Our services are realistic and engaging, led by experts who facilitate sessions interactively, making learners energized to learn and motivated to perform.

We have also developed the acclaimed CBAP Study GuidePMI-PBA Study Guide, Online Study Exams, and numerous other study materials. Our customer service is second to none. With expert facilitators and world-class curriculum, we are large enough to meet your needs and small enough to care. Visit us at www.WatermarkLearning.com.

Silver Sponsors

Business Analyst and Agile training from ASPE will enable professionals to maximize their potential. We offer a comprehensive curriculum for all professional levels and provide the most current certification preparation, broad-spectrum training, and specialized courses teaching the critical skills necessary to become effective problem solvers. All BA courses are aligned with the IIBA BABOK and are endorsed by the IIBA & PMI. Our Agile training and coaching philosophy focuses across the enterprise, not just IT. Courses are highly interactive and offer a hands-on learning approach. Participants will leave training ready to hit the ground running to successfully implement agile methodologies within their own teams, departments and ultimately across their organization. Each year ASPE trains more than 20,000 people in public and private
events, or live online. We are in 90 major North American cities and provide international onsite delivery and self-paced training.

Uncommon approaches to solve both complex and common problems with Business Analysis, Agile, Lean Six Sigma, Business Architecture, Strategic Enterprise Analysis, and Project Management training that creates an impact you won’t forget. We learn by doing and not by lecture so all our training is highly interactive and fun. Instructor led and pre-recorded public course offerings and customized enterprise training options are available. Let’s chat today about your training needs!

Corporate Education Group (CEG) trains, consults and coaches individuals and teams to help organizations unlock business value by optimizing employee and organizational performance. Solutions in project management, business analysis, business process management and leadership and management can be delivered virtually, on site or on demand and tailored to address clients' specific objectives, for industry relevance or to incorporate existing corporate processes. Through its strategic alliance with Duke University Management Training, CEG offers premiere certificate programs that build professional credibility with quality training backed by a renowned higher-education institution. CEG is a Charter Global Registered Education Provider for PMI®, an Endorsed Education Provider for the IIBA® an APM Group (APMG) Accredited Training Organization (ATO) for PRINCE2®, and a Member of PMI®Global Executive Council. Visit www.corpedgroup.com to learn more or view a schedule of open-enrollment and virtual courses.

International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) is a global leader in Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Office Project and Lean Six Sigma training and implementation solutions. Our Many Methods of Learning™ enable IIL offices around the world to deliver innovative, effective, and consistent training solutions. IIL is an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider™ (EEP™)

San Francisco-based kintone is making teamwork better with an agile, cloud-based, no-coding required business application development and deployment platform. Named in Gartner 2016 Enterprise application Platform as a Service (aPaaS), kintone empowers teams of all sizes to collaborate and solve business process inefficiencies by rapidly creating custom database and work flow-driven applications with robust analytics. Custom applications built with kintone range from CRM, project management, asset management, SCM, and much more. More than 5,000 companies and 140,000 end users have built, deployed and use over 300,000 applications on kintone. kintone is provided by Cybozu Inc, a Tokyo-based public company founded in 1997.

Progress is committed to delivering market-leading technology innovations that empower our partners and customers to dramatically improve the development, deployment, integration and management of their business applications.Progress® Corticon® separates business rules from code, enabling business analysts and IT users to quickly create or modify rules, eliminating costly custom coding and lengthy development cycles. Now, you can get the reliable, high-performance automated business decisions your organization needs with the Progress Corticon Business Rules Engine (BRE). Change business rules in hours - not days or weeks - for optimized productivity. For additional information please visit www.progress.com/corticon

QualiWare is a global business modelling software and consultancy provider, founded in 1991 in Denmark.

Our purpose for existence is to provide products and services that help our customers succeed with their Enterprise Architecture, Quality Management, Business Process Management and Optimization initiatives.

Our vision is to empower you to enable positive change in your organization. So, how do we do this? With QualiWare X, we bring you smart management on the fly, helping you transform and empower your organization with intelligent collaboration, to bridge the gap between strategy and execution, the easy way.

Offering an all-inclusive Smart Architecture, QualiWare X is taking your business to the neXt level, supporting an efficient use of your surrounding business ecosystem, digital twins and successful customer journeys, to improve your business performance, efficiency and sales, and strengthen your position in the market.

Visit our booth or learn more at www.qualiware.com

Signavio is the next generation of Business Process Management (BPM) trusted by over 1,000 companies worldwide. Signavio Business Transformation Suite is a modern solution designed to leverage the interfaces, devices, and working practices of today with the future of your business in mind. The suite consists of three distinct products, Process Manager, Workflow Accelerator, and Process Intelligence, in addition to the Collaboration Hub, which integrates with each product and creates a single source of truth. Managing processes, automating workflows, and analyzing process-related data has never been easier. . 

Bronze Sponsors

ACTICO is a leading international provider of software solutions and technologies for decision management. In a digital world it is necessary to process large volumes of data and make fast, consistent and auditable decisions; that is where our software solutions provide an advantage. Business rules and processes can be easily adapted and executed automatically, which improves the efficiency and agility of our customers in their competitive area. This also enables them to accelerate their growth, innovate effectively, stay compliant and as a result, increase profits.

SAMU was designed to bring common understanding about the architecture prior to and during enterprise transformation initiatives. Unique on the market, the various project teams can manage the high-level designs of the upcoming and ongoing projects in a shared knowledge base. Stakeholders benefit from live and accurate data in an easy to understand visual form.

SAMU is ideal in supporting the organizational and technical integration work during mergers and acquisitions, digital transformations, the creation of hybrid architectures and in ensuring regulatory compliance continuously. It empowers enterprise architects to give reliable cost and resource estimates for new business demands within one day. This way, those ideas with the greatest positive impact can be selected and implemented quickly.

The tool brings sustainable clarity, which results in fewer and more controlled risks and costs, smoother team co-operation and increased transformation speed.

Visit us at stand 406.

We are Netmind! Our experts help teams promote and lead digital transformations by utilizing training and support services as a strategic tool to develop their talent, promote powerful cultural changes, and transform their management models. 

Transformation should start with people… specifically, your people. Our learning events are developed through participatory processes that are facilitated by our experts and led by your teams. We work by focusing our efforts on delivering frameworks of action to facilitate new ways of working that are aligned with the organizational strategy and business objectives.

We believe that a tangible shift requires education and empowerment of its people to significantly change an organization’s DNA. The new business model must be built on a continuous, active, collaborative learning culture that connects people to training and the information they need to successfully implement its digital strategy. At Netmind, we are #AlwaysLearning and empowering digital teams to do the same!

Capsifi provides a cloud based platform for intelligent business transformation. We achieve this by creating a dynamic and reusable business model that becomes a core strategic asset that incrementally evolves with the business. A Capsifi business model helps de-risk complex change initiatives, and insulates the business from the upheaval of ongoing technology innovations. Importantly Capsifi incorporates solutions that support business analysis practices and frameworks (including the IIBA BABOK ). With Capsifi everything is consistent, everything is connected, everything is aligned.    

Composer Solutions, founded in 2008 and based in Sacramento CA, developed Composer Advantage™, the best in class legacy application knowledge platform software. Composer Advantage delivers our customers the ability to TRULY KNOW their existing legacy systems ‘as is’ business logic and rules by reverse engineering these complex, monolithic mainframe applications. Our software delivers this legacy application knowledge to EMPOWER business analysts to begin forward engineering innovative, next-generation applications. Composer Advantage is a web-based, cloud ready knowledge platform designed to address the lack of mainframe application documentation, the preservation of mainframe programmer knowledge (who are often near retirement) and the identification, extraction and management of business logic and rules. Composer Advantage visually displays application source code artifacts as diagrams, flowcharts, and decision tables which are then supplemented with business process and terminology mapping to facilitate systematic understanding of the program logic and embedded business rules by both IT and business analysts.

The FireStart BPM Suite by PROLOGICS provides professional process planning, intelligent workflow automation, and profound business process analytics, in a unified solution that is easy to implement right out of the box. FireStart is industry independent and has been successfully adopted across various verticals, including manufacturing, insurance, utilities, and healthcare. FireStart makes it incredibly easy to model processes, thereby empowering to easily navigate around the BPM platform. Multi-user ability, version monitoring, and changeable modeling perspective simplify configuration and change management. These processes can be easily automated into workflows with available connections to the existing IT landscape, including CRM, ERP, and HRM systems, thereby reducing manual data entry tasks and improving data quality across the organization. Visibility of processes and process performance, including expected time and cost metrics, provides a dashboard of the organizations process performance. FireStart makes it easy to bring your organization into the world of Business Process Excellence.

iRise is a prototyping and requirements tool designed to help software teams slash requirements time and improve the user experience for the apps they build. iRise combines responsive web and mobile prototyping with requirements management, diagramming and real-time collaboration - so teams can communicate clearly and iterate quickly. The new Website Importer tool makes the process even easier.  You can also integrate iRise with the tools you already use, like JIRA, Microsoft TFS and HP ALM, to extend visibility and collaboration across the entire software development lifecycle. This gives everyone a more complete picture of what to build and how to test.  For more than a decade, iRise has helped many of the best companies in the world nearly eliminate rework, cut costs by over 30% and build the right software for their stakeholders.

Leonardo is a consulting firm specialising in Business Process Management Enterprise Architecture, and the Technology that supports these disciplines. We've 15 years' experience of high quality service delivery across APAC, the Middle East and North America. We provide customers with value added service of an international network of thought leaders, technology partners and progressive business methodologies. Leonardo has a strong track-record working with large enterprises from a wide spectrum of businesses in the public / private sectors in Australia, New Zealand, North America and the Arab States.

  • 17 years of extensive regional, national and internal partnerships & business relationships
  • Solid track-record in BPM/EA projects and associated tools with large enterprises since 1999
  • Experienced team of expert consultants from 10 countries speaking 14 languages
  • Strong focus on process-centric business methodologies
  • Commitment to building your business capabilities

MEGA’s HOPEX platform helps you to understand the relationships throughout your company’s ecosystem using business process analysis and business architecture solutions. If your business is like a Jenga tower, pulling out the wrong block could collapse your tower. MEGA provides visibility that enables you to create traceability between business activities. Now you’ll know which blocks to pull, and why. By designing and building capability models and business processes from a customer-centric perspective, you can create customer journey maps that help you to prioritize strategic investments, evolve business capabilities, respond to market changes, and improve the customer experience. MEGA’s mission is to make something that people need. Your job is to support smart decisions and ours is to give you the transparency you need to be confident, informed, and ready at a moment’s notice.

Orbus Software is a leading provider of Business Transformation software solutions that enable organizations to successfully plan and execute strategic change. With offices in New York, London, and Sydney, Orbus develops the iServer Business & IT Transformation Suite, an enterprise modeling platform for Business Architecture, Business Process Analysis, Portfolio Management and Governance Risk & Compliance. At Orbus, our philosophy is to create products that extend and enhance the Microsoft applications used by millions of people every day: Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint. Our products are easy to use, highly flexible and surprisingly affordable.

“Zero Coding” Platform that empowers employees at the edge of your enterprise. Pulpstream is the most powerful platform for digitizing workflows. Our “Zero coding” platform enables business users to manage complex tasks across divisions and industries through web and native mobile applications. Modernize your legacy workflows in days not months. Then watch your productivity skyrocket.

Good requirements, defining what we want to buy, build, or modify, are essential to project success. No matter how good a manager we are, if we have bad requirements, our projects risk being over budget, behind schedule, missing expectations or worse case, all three. For over 25 years, companies, organizations and governmental agencies have looked to Requirements Experts when they need help with defining and managing product and statement of work requirements. Whether this help is in the form of training, technical writing, consulting services or partnering, Requirements Experts has the solutions to help teams and companies navigate the many challenges associated with scope and requirements. At Requirements Experts, our core competency is requirements. Whatever approach you follow, Agile, Waterfall or a hybrid, our team of experienced consultants can provide you with the knowledge, tools and techniques for effective requirement elicitation, analysis, documentation and management.

RMC Learning Solutions develops and delivers a wide range of project management, business analysis and agile training, coaching, mentoring and organizational transformation services. Founded by Rita Mulcahy in 1991, for more than 25 years, RMC has helped more than 750,000 individuals—as well as executives across the Fortune 500 and in government agencies! Today, RMC’s products, classes and eLearning courses are used as professional development tools by hundreds of thousands of individuals across the globe, and in hundreds of classroom-based corporations at universities, training companies, and corporations around the world. RMC separates itself from the training marketplace by providing, proven techniques, outcome based learning, professional instructors, an international reach and multiple ways to learn!

Sparkling Logic is a California-based company leading technology innovation in decision management. 

Sparkling Logic’s SMARTS award-winning decision management product empowers business experts and business analysts in organizations that need to automate and improve operational business decisions. SMARTS’ intuitive and interactive decision management environment uniquely leverages data so you can:

  • Capture business rules in the context of use cases
  • Uncover decision logic hidden in historical data using predictive analytics
  • Assess the impact of changes in your decision strategy

Collaboration is built into SMARTS so all stakeholders can participate in defining and managing automated decisions.

Sparx Systems is a global software company specializing in innovative visual modeling tools for planning, designing and documenting collaborative business architectures.

Sparx Systems’ flagship modeling platform, Enterprise Architect, provides robust support for enterprise-wide, cloud-enabled collaboration that captures an integrated view of what is, what will be, and the journey there.

Sparx Systems recently introduced new support for DMN, CMMN, and BIZBOK with updates to the BPSim Simulation Engine. Major updates to Prolaborate and the Pro Cloud Server, together support digital transformation, with instant optimized web-based access to the Enterprise Architect model from browsers, mobile devices, Enterprise Architect and other network based devices.

Sparx Systems software is used by over 80% of the Fortune 100 companies, spanning finance, defense, government, aerospace, automotive engineering, geospatial, health, utilities, aviation, retail and telecommunications. With over 17 years of continuous development, Enterprise Architect’s user-base has grown to 740,000+ effective users worldwide.

With over 500 organizations in 55 countries using TopTeam Analyst and Visual Use Case, TechnoSolutions is a leading provider of Requirements Definition and Requirements Management tool that help you leverage industry best practices such as - Use Case Scenarios, User Stories, Automatic Text-to-Diagram Conversion, Automatic Test Case Generation, Business Process Modeling, Screen Mockups, Application Simulation and End-to-End Traceability. Free Trial at: www.TechnoSolutions.com.

Showcase Sponsors

APQC helps organizations work smarter, faster, and with greater confidence. It is the world’s foremost authority in benchmarking, best practices, process and performance improvement, and knowledge management. APQC’s unique structure as a member-based nonprofit makes it a differentiator in the marketplace. APQC partners with more than 500 member organizations worldwide in all industries. With more than 40 years of experience, APQC remains the world’s leader in transforming organizations. Our Process and Performance Management program can arm you with the tools, techniques, and strategies to help you reach your performance goals. Our research has uncovered success factors to effectively manage business processes, including articulating the impetus for change, and providing practices needed to transition to a process-based focus. Our global expertise in this area includes benchmarking, process management, performance management, change management, project management, measurement, and quality management.

BCS, leading the development of Business Analysis, has developed an industry-recognised career pathway that transforms practitioners into influential professionals. Wherever you are in your BA journey –from Foundation to Advanced- we have solutions to help you progress your knowledge and skills. For those looking to gain recognition at the highest level, we now offer the BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis. Come and talk to us to find your next step.

BP3 is a global provider of business process and decision management software and services,with more experience deploying solutions throughout the Fortune 500 than any other consultancy. Since 2007, BP3 has been accelerating innovation for its customers by simplifying process and decision solutions and focusing on mobile-enablement. BP3 offers a unified responsive user experience via the Brazos Suite? and provides an array of services for customers, including: consulting, solution support, 24×7 support, and managed services. A winner of Fortune Magazine?s Best Small Places to Work, Austin Business Journal?s Best Places to Work and multiple Austin Fast 50 growth awards, BP3 is privately held and headquartered in Austin, TX,with offices in London,Cologne, and Sydney covering customers world-wide.

Orion Development Group shows its clients how to achieve sustainable strategic success by creating and leveraging process excellence. Since 1993, Orion has been a recognized thought leader in this field. Over the last two decades, Orion has helped hundreds of clients implement mission-critical projects. These projects have enabled public- and private-sector organizations to:

  • Streamline processes to reduce costs and increase capacity
  • Innovate processes and optimize the application of information technology
  • Transform customer experiences
  • Organize and manage with a focus on cross-functional customer satisfaction
  • Develop strategic plans and execute/manage the resulting initiatives
  • Build staff skills to achieve process management self-sufficiency

Central to Orion’s success is our unrivaled process management curriculum. Each year we train more managers in BPM techniques than any other firm. Orion teaches the BPM certificate programs at universities across the US, including Michigan State, University of Hawaii, George Mason and UNC Charlotte.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions. In collaboration with customers, partners, and communities, Red Hat creates reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, mobile, management, storage, and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. Red Hat’s innovative technologies and services help organizations harness existing resources and address new technological challenges--like containers, DevOps, and the Internet of Things--to build a better digital enterprise.

Rulesmatix specializes in implementing business rules solutions using innovative development techniques. Our consultants have extensive experience in the architecture, design, development and implementation of complex business systems using business rules. Our experience and exemplary track record of delivering business-critical systems using business rules using commercial and open source rules engines is a key asset. We have in depth knowledge of commercial engines internals and their APIs which we consistently use to develop reusable templates and numerous utilities around rules repositories reducing the development time and increased productivity. With our extensive hand-on experience, we have successfully mentored clients' staff primarily focusing on Business Rules "Best Practices" for Business Rules design, development, testing and troubleshooting. Our services include helping select business rules engine, design and development of business rules repositories, creating proof of concept, automating rules development and testing processes, setting up "best practices" and mentoring and reviewing business rules repositories.

Table Top Display Sponsors

Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America with over 60 branch locations across the U.S. and Canada. From consulting to staff augmentation, we provide resources for companies in all industries. Apex has a reputation as one of the best in the business and earned Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award after winning the Best of Staffing Client Award five years in a row for providing superior service to clients. In 2015, Apex had over 29,270 tech professionals on assignment with clients across North America.

For companies who need to enhance, update, or rewrite their legacy mainframe applications, CM First has developed software that produces an 80% reduction in project costs. Unlike our competition, we scale to millions of lines of code and tens of thousands of compiled programs, jobs, and tables, with compiler grade accuracy. We use code slicing technology to present a new way of navigating code. For system integrators with large mainframe practices who need to compete with low cost competitors, our tools increase project margins and improve project estimation accuracy. Our software can save a company millions on a yearly IT budget.

IRIS Business Architect enables enterprise architects, business architects and business analysts to plan and deliver initiatives with agility in alignment to their organization's strategies. From business strategies, business model canvas, customer journeys and value streams down into capabilities and their organizational, application and information enablers, IRIS also provides rich modeling and enterprise-based management functionalities. Our software enables our users to continually reflect the changes in their organization’s ecosystem to keep their roadmap updated and available to all relevant business and IT stakeholders, to minimize risk and to enhance decision making everywhere within their organization.

IRIS is customizable to your organization’s specificities, and yet it is delivered aligned to major standards like TOGAF, BIZBOK, BPMN, BABOK®, BMM and BMC. With our different frameworks, we can assist you in implementing rapidly your practice in different types of industries, including financial services, insurance, manufacturing, telecom, transportation, retail, healthcare, computer software, and governments.

OpenRules, Inc. is a NJ-based corporation that develops, supports, and provides consulting and training services around its highly popular Open Source Business Rules and Decision Management System commonly known as “OpenRules”.  OpenRules is oriented to business analysts allowing them to work in concert with developers to create and maintain enterprise-level Business Rules Repositories for complex Decision Management Systems.  It utilizes the power of MS Excel, Google Docs, and Eclipse IDE. 

OpenRules support Executable Decision Models created in accordance with the latest DMN standard.

OpenRules is used since 2004 by major international financial corporations, insurers, healthcare providers, and large government agencies for multi-transactional decision support applications.  Along with a highly efficient rule engine, OpenRules includes:

  • Rule Dialog allows non-programmers to create intelligent Web-based questionnaires
  • Rule Solver integrates Business Rules with Constraint Programming and other Optimization technologies
  • Rule Learner utilizes different Machine Learning tools for rules discovery and predictive analytics.

Purdue's online graduate programs for working professionals feature Computer Information Technology MS degrees in IT Project Management and IT Business Analysis. Move your career forward and earn a respected Master of Science while gaining real world skills through a 100% online PMI® based curriculum. Industry experienced faculty deliver skills and techniques project managers can apply to every phase of the project lifecycle, and teach analysts to bridge the business and IT functions of an organization. Applications currently being reviewed, start dates available in the Spring and Fall, no GRE.

Trisotech offers highly visual and interactive software tools helping organizations worldwide to quickly capitalize on insights and leverage digital transformation. Trisotech is a global leader in digital enterprise solutions, with its innovative and easy-to-use software toolset that allows business and IT users to discover, model, analyze and find insights into their digital enterprise. Customers use the Digital Enterprise Suite to provide new and revolutionary ways for their knowledge workers to collaborate and succeed in an increasingly global, connected and competitive world. Trisotech was selected as one of the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Architecture Technology Providers (CIO Review, 2018) and among the Companies with Most Disruptive Innovation (Insights Success, 2018). Trisotech products are enabling visualization, innovation, transformation and continuous improvement into manufacturing, financial, healthcare, insurance, energy, distribution, government, and many other types of organizations.

UBC Continuing Studies delivers 100% online digital strategy and media program offerings designed to enhance your professional career in marketing, communications, public relations, media, digital analytics, and digital strategy across the organization. The award-winning Digital Analytics program is offered in collaboration with the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) and is one of our most popular programs with over 1,400 graduates from 60 countries. Also in partnership with the University of California, Division of Continuing Education, UBC Continuing Studies jointly offers the Web Intelligence Certificate. For more information on these programs and our suite of business and technology management offerings, visit our website.

University of California, Irvine Extension – the continuing education arm of UC Irvine – offers dozens of online certificate programs to help adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals. Stand out in today's competitive job market with a certificate that bears the University of California seal, representing an uncompromising standard of academic excellence.The following programs are offered fully online:

  • Business Analyst: Focus on the analytical thinking, problem solving and communications skills required to be an effective Business Analyst in today's solutions-driven business environment.
  • Six Sigma Lean (Green & Black Belts): Unite product and process excellence with goals such as improving customer service and/or enhancing shareholder value creation.
  • Business Process Optimization: Identify business improvement needs, set process optimization goals and monitor the deployment and effectiveness of the efforts.

Vanguard EA – is a Seattle Base Enterprise Architecture Consultancy. The founder Nick Malik is well known to the Enterprise Architecture Community as an Architect, Author, blogger, speaker, and general troublemaker in the growing field of Enterprise Architecture. We offer a wide array of Enterprise Architecture and strategic consulting services for enterprises that need to accelerate the delivery of strategic value. Our team has consulted for a broad array of firms, from midsized to very large, from private to multi-national public corporations, including health care, real estate, oil and gas, high tech, and financial services. We are ready to help you develop and roadmap your strategies, explore and refine your business capabilities, align and execute your strategic and tactical roadmaps, develop IT architectures, and build the capabilities of your own EA practice. Look no further for practical, agile, and useful architecture services than Vanguard EA.

Bookstore Sponsor

The Official Bookstore of Building Business Capability 2016! Be sure to stop by the official BBC 2016 Conference Bookstore for some of the best-and most popular-Business Analysis books available. Browse a
wide range of titles in all areas of Business Analysis including Fundamentals, Requirements, Certification Prep, Enterprise Architecture,Process Modeling, Business Rules, Communication, Leadership, Risk Management, Real-World Techniques, and much more. We will also host author book signings for a number of conference presenters and speakers, and all books will be available at a significant discount from List Price. Please watch for book signing announcements during the conference, or stop by the bookstore for a
complete schedule!

For more information, please contact:

Registration Sponsor

FlexRule is a Business Rules and Decision platform that enables intelligent, integrated Business Processes. FlexRule’s common Business and IT language, covering business, decision, rules and data logic, means that nothing is lost in translation. Business People get what they need and IT can deliver fast in a robust, tested and secure environment. What sets FlexRule apart is:

  • A three layered approach of Business Logic, Decision Logic and Business Rules.
  • Support for Decision Model and Notation - DMN (Decision Requirement Diagram - DRD, Boxed expressions…)
  • Spreadsheet style advanced Decision Table which business people quickly grasp.
  • Natural Language and Tree & Sub-Tree Logic
  • Advanced Data Handling Capabilities, Monadic View, in memory data operations, join, filter, project, etc
  • Dynamic Platform that doesn’t require compiling and re-deployment of application code.
  • Single click deployment of logic, decisions and rules as REST API Service
  • Direct .NET Integration
  • Built-in Regression and Unit Testing framework
  • Role Based permission management
  • Version control and change management
  • Advanced IDE for authoring and testing models with debugging and simulating capabilities
  • Ready-to-use web-based (pure JavaScript) components for developers to enable view/edit of models on web/mobile applications

FlexRule’s global customers are leveraging these capabilities to achieve outstanding value at a much lower total cost.

Media Partners

BPTrends (www.bptrends.com) is the primary source of business intelligence for business executives and process change practitioners around the globe. Industry thought leaders provide analysis and opinion on trends, directions and best practices relating to all aspects of business process management. BPTrends is the most comprehensive, in-depth business process management resource devoted to educating and informing the market. The BPTrends BP Tools Reports are the most widely read reports on BP software tools available and our BPTrends Surveys are widely quoted. With over 20,000 members, BPTrends is the largest community of BP Professionals in the world. BPTrends Associates provides BPM professional services to organizations, assisting them in the planning, architecting, designing, measuring and managing of their business processes.

Business Analyst Times has become the ultimate destination for the ever-growing Business Analyst community.

Our team keeps the site consistently updated with in-depth articles, blogs, whitepapers and webinars, ensuring that BA Times is at the forefront of relevant content surrounding all developments regarding business/systems analysis, CBAP Certification, industry events and cutting-edge BA insights. Most importantly, BA Times is committed to the advancement and recognition of the Business Analyst Community.

Business Rules Community, sponsored by Business Rule Solutions, LLC (BRS), is a vertical, non-commercial community for business rule professionals. BRCommunity provides articles, commentary, discussion areas, and a variety of other valuable hands-on resources, and is home to the Business Rules Journal, which appears there free-of-charge. BRCommunity.com is much more than simply an on-line publication. With the help of a talented staff and generous supporters, it has grown into the place to be for business rules. Join today free-of-charge!

Future Strategies Inc., (www.FutStrat.com) established in 1996, publishes imperative business reading for executives, managers, business analysts, and IT professionals to better understand BPM, Case Management, Process, Business Architecture and more under the ongoing impact of Business Transformation.

The company also manages the international awards programs WfMC Awards for Excellence in Business Transformation (BTAwards.org), including the new Business Rules Excellence Awards (BR-ExcellenceAwards.org).

ModernAnalyst.com is the premier online community and publication for business analysts and related professionals such as systems analysts, data analysts, functional designers, product managers, architects, and many more.

With the focus on the practitioner, ModernAnalyst.com features free articles, blogs, live and archived webinars, and many other resources to help the professional business analyst succeed in their career and continue to grow in the knowledge and skills needed for the future.

Join ModernAnalyst.com to stay up to date on the latest trends and information pertinent to your success.

Project Times has become the ultimate destination for the ever-growing PM community.

Our team keeps the site consistently updated with in-depth articles, blogs, whitepapers, templates, and webinars, ensuring that PM Times is at the forefront of relevant content surrounding all developments
regarding project management, PMI Certification, industry events, and cutting-edge PM insights. Most importantly, PM Times is committed to the advancement and recognition of the PM Community.

The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, founded in 1989. OMG standards are driven by vendors, end-users, academic institutions and government agencies. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries.  OMG standards most known to business analysts include Business Process Modeling Notation™ (BPMN™), Case Management Model and Notation™ (CMMN™), Decision Model and Notation™ (DMN™), Business Motivation Model™ (BMM™), Value Delivery Modeling Language™ (VDML™) and Semantics Of Business Vocabulary And Rules™ (SBVR™).  OMG members include hundreds of organizations including software end-users in over two dozen vertical markets (from finance to healthcare and automotive to insurance) and virtually every large organization in the technology industry. The OMG one-organization-one-vote policy ensures that every member organization, whether large or small, has an effective voice in the voting process to develop standards.

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