NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Thursday, November 9, 2017

4:50 pm – 5:50 pm | Presentation | Room: Banda Sea 1 & 2

Your Role in Digital Transformation Initiatives

Presented by: Matthew Leach


Digital transformation is the continual challenge of enabling, sometimes disrupting, business models and their associated activities, organizations, and competencies by leveraging newly available technology.  More often than not, this involves taking the business processes that have traditionally been performed within the four walls of our organizations and shifting them closer to the edge of the enterprise. Successful digital initiatives require a deep understanding the organizational context, business needs, potential solutions, and how they come together to deliver value for the customer. In short: digital transformation requires business analysis.

However, these new business models, as well as the solutions that support them necessitate changing how we think about business analysis. This presentation will introduce the concept of digital transformation and discuss how the role of the business analyst needs to shift to accommodate digital initiatives that are top-of-mind for every organization and CIO.  Techniques, case studies, and examples will be discussed with the goal of enabling business analysts to better understand business models, customers, and the opportunity for disruption. The audience will walk away better equipped to take on the challenge of digital transformation project and drive them to success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of digital transformation
  • Discussion of a business analysts role on digital projects
  • Business analysis techniques for digital projects
  • Lessons learned from real-life digital projects


 Matthew Leach

Matthew Leach

Vice President, Business Analysis and Project Management
NTT Data

On his first day as an engineer, someone decided that Matt Leach should write requirements. He soon discovered that project success is not just about technology, but a holistic solution that solves the right problem. Since then, he has helped organizations better understand their business and their customers while delivering solutions that delight both. Currently, Mr. Leach is a Vice President in NTT DATA's Digital Application and Information Management Practice where he leads the Business Analysis and Project Management Practices. Matt is a author of Version 3 of the BABOK and regular contributor to business analysis and digital business publications/conferences.

Matthew's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Your Role in Digital Transformation Initiatives
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 (4:50 pm – 5:50 pm)

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