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
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, maintains the global standard for professional certifications, and curates the collective body of knowledge (BABOK®) for the industry. For more information visit iiba.org. Please visit the IIBA booth to learn about the value of membership, certification programs, and the new online BABOK®.
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.
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 empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. 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. We hope you visit us at the booth for a demo on new features and attend the speaking session for your chance to win a Surface.
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.
We are Netmind (formerly B2T Training)! 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!
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!
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.
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™)
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.
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
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.
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 Guide, PMI-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.
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.
Modern Requirements (formerly eDevTech), is a requirements management software company headquartered in Toronto Canada.
Recognized worldwide for its products, Modern Requirements4TFS and Smart Office4TFS; it provides a collaborative requirements environment, uniquely built into Microsoft Team Foundation Server, or cloud based Visual Studio Team Services.
The software reduces time to value delivery by providing users with end to end traceability, ingenious process automation, one source of truth, and visualization support; all in a highly scalable and secure environment.
It allows users to define and analyze just the right amount of requirements, in collaboration with their ALM, DevOps, or product development teams. Agile, hybrid and structured requirements teams have consistently reported completing their projects in half the time, reducing development rework, streamlining regulatory compliance and improving project quality.
Modern Requirements4TFS is made available by Microsoft, as part of Visual Studio Enterprise; and is being used by thousands of large, prestigious organizations worldwide.
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.
Seilevel works with IT teams to help product owners, product managers, analysts, and developers understand and clearly define outcomes reflecting key business needs. We provide services, development, and training to help non-software Fortune 1000 companies treat their software projects like products. Businesses are moving rapidly, with industries changing and enterprise strategies constantly shifting. To stay competitive, IT and the businesses they support need to respond to change efficiently and accurately. Seilevel helps companies achieve business and IT alignment by increasing agility, prioritizing software project portfolios, and eliminating feature scope creep so project teams can maximize revenue, time to market, and increase user adoption. Our approach leverages Requirements Modeling Language (RML) visual models and other techniques we’ve published in Software Requirements, 3rd Edition (Microsoft Press 2013) and Visual Requirements for Software Requirements (Microsoft Press 2012). Our mission is to define software that customers love.
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 20 years of continuous development, Enterprise Architect’s user-base has grown to 850,000+ 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.
is a software company that provides an advanced platform for planning, tracking, and executing business change. We are a global organization with 1,000+ customers across six continents, operating in countries across the globe.
We partner with leading consultancies, distributors, and resellers to provide our customers the best support possible. Our dedication to fulfilling customer needs is reflected both in our rapid growth and in our long-standing customer relationships. Customer success is a key differentiator of BiZZdesign with our best in class training from our Academy, to our professional services and best practices that helps companies mature their EA practice at the pace needed.
Founded in 2000 with strong ties to R&D, our roots lie in research and innovation. Our products are based on our expertise in business design and change. Our force of consultants keep us up-to-date on the latest information regarding customer needs, market trends, and support.
Coactive is the application development platform for business users and technical teams to collaborate on, organize, and accelerate business solutions. Coactive Technology has been supporting Fortune 500 companies since 2010, with Pharma, Biotech, Project Management, and Documentation companies using Coactive’s aPaaS Platform.
Many companies struggle to deploy valuable business solutions due to lack of time or resources, but with Coactive you can decrease time to application launch, deploy easily scalable and maintainable cloud apps, connect existing solutions to multiple systems, upgrade and migrate legacy applications to the cloud, and wisely utilize the available budget to innovate ways to enhance competitive advantage.
IDIOM develops and licenses software tools that are used by business owners and analysts to build and exploit IDIOM decision models, which are executable definitions of business policies, rules, and algorithms of any scale and complexity.
A single click generates the decision models into small footprint, high-performance software components that are easily injected into systems of any type or scale. Or use a range of IDIOM add-on products to build substantial systems in just 100 days – “or your money back!”
Since 2001 IDIOM has been a pioneer in the development and use of decision automation concepts and has applied these concepts to build or improve enterprise scale systems for customers around the world in local/state/central government, insurance/superannuation/finance, health admin/clinical health, logistics, and utilities.
IDIOM decision models make any system simpler, more transparent, more agile, and more durable, while reducing overall development cost, time, and risk by substantial margins
Kinetic Data started helping companies streamline internal systems in 1997 by building beautiful front ends for complex back ends. Kinetic Data’s approach has been to maximize and modernize existing corporate tools and processes to simplify everyday tasks with their Kinetic Platform. Today the Kinetic Platform provides the foundation for leading companies around the world to accelerate business operations.
Lucidchart is the web’s leading diagramming and visualization application. We’re used by over 15 million users – and over 99% of the Fortune 500 – to think, analyze, communicate, and coordinate action. Whether you’re documenting processes or systems as they are, or re-imagining what they will be, Lucidchart lets you and your teams work quickly and collaboratively
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.
RG Freeman Group, a learning solutions company, focuses on educating IT, Business and Management professionals through a broad range of knowledge transfer and consulting services.
We specialize in Enterprise Business Process Training Solutions.
We are best known for our Business Analysis and Agile Transformation Programs.
Our learning solutions combine proven processes, effective learning techniques and industry best practices to assist clients in resolving their business challenges. RGF Group has helped hundreds of organizations improve their organizational effectiveness through our training and consulting services. We provide Business Analysis training that aligns with the (IIBA®) best practices from the BABOK® Guide. RG Freeman Group is an IIBA Premier Endorsed Education Provider and our BA courses are endorsed and approved by IIBA for Professional Development Credits.
RGF Group facilitators are recognized for their expertise in providing instruction of theory and their ability to ground that theory into real life application.
Vizuri is a consulting firm that transforms business through our Knowledge Management practice. By extracting critical business decisions from your application source code, we ensure they’re consistently followed by all levels of your organization. We also reduce “tribal knowledge” by collecting vital business information in a centrally managed location.
Establish one set of rules that solves the same problem in different programs. Enforce version and date rules, allowing for a complete audit trail for compliance. Even understand how your business is operating by evaluating decisions independently of programmers.
We work with firms of all sizes, conducting training and offering in-depth support to help transform business. Consider this recent feedback from Intuit: “On behalf of our entire Risk Management team here, I want to say a big 'Thank You.' Your expertise and ability to keep switching hats between business vs. developer was much appreciated. We are already putting into practice the new skills you taught us.” Visit vizuri.com for more information on what we can do with you.
FIOS-Insight provides the most comprehensive and powerful SaaS platform that helps companies evaluate and realize the benefits of transformational events, initiatives, and projects.
Using Insight-EA’s comprehensive Enterprise. Business and Information Architecture toolset, you can create a rich and interactive business strategy to give a clear and consistent picture of your organization’s business. Goals, Objectives, Organization Units, Business Processes and more. Insight-EA enables our customers to create a rich and interactive business strategy mapped to their technology and data landscapes to create a clear and consistent picture of business goals and objectives aligned with supporting technologies, data, people, and process
The results of business capability development using Envision from Future Tech Systems have been at the root of some substantial strategy changes for corporations that are household names in the US.
Envision enables government and commercial enterprises to model business capabilities and then leverage that knowledge to drive optimisation. Managers use Envision to create better business definitions, to mitigate risk, and to align resources, particularly exciting new IT assets, to the true business needs.
FutureTech Systems Inc have been continually improving their flagship product, Envision, for over 30 years. A function-rich business object repository, Envision is used by organisations large and small as a portfolio of closely coupled business transformation apps in one highly secure domain.
The Future-Tech Team are committed to delivering product and services that provide comprehensive insight of current business dynamics, adopting standard methodologies where appropriate; and rapidly developing new specific techniques to sustain our customers’ agility.
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 Sheets, and Eclipse IDE.
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 quickly capitalize on insights and leverage digital transformation. 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 is one of the founding members of the Object Management Group BPM+ Health initiative. In 2019, it was selected as one of the 10 Most Impactful Healthcare Solution Providers (Mirror Review) and one of the 20 Most Promising BPM Solution Providers (CIO Review). Trisotech products are enabling transformation into healthcare, financial, insurance, government, agriculture, energy, telecommunication and many other types of organizations.
UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies
Take your career to the next level by pursuing award-winning professional programs offered by UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies. Studying with UBC Sauder provides you with an applied learning experience designed for busy working-professionals, offering part-time flexible in-class and online programs widely recognized by employers in the local business community and beyond.
Program areas include:
- Agile Leadership, Associate Certificate Program: 3-4 months, in-class
- Business Analysis, UBC Certificate Program: 9-12 months, 100% online
- NEW Change Management, Associate Certificate Program: 5-6 months, in-class and online (blended)
- Project Management, UBC Certificate Program: 8-12 months, in-class or online
- Exam and Test Preparation: Length varies, in-class
Official Bookstore Sponsor
Welcome to the “Official Bookstore,” of Building Business Capability 2018! A casual and comfortable space to browse great titles, network with your peers and get your titles signed while meeting the author! Expect NEW titles with a strong emphasis on Agile and Business Analysis. Open during exhibit hours.
The Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) is the definitive professional organization for Enterprise Architects. Our goals are to increase job opportunities for all members and increase their market value by advancing professional excellence, and to raise the status of the profession as a whole.Advancing professional excellence
An Enterprise Architect’s skills have to be based on:
- An accepted professional structure
- High standards of expertise
- Recognized best practice
- An assurance that the skills are transferable between enterprises
The Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) provides its members with
the credibility, recognition, and benefits of an international community of
The AEA is committed to enhancing the careers of its members through:
- Promoting the value of the Association to employers
- Knowledge sharing and communication within the community
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 Excellence Awards (http://BR-ExcellenceAwards.org) The topical focus of the Business Rules Excellence Awards (BREA) includes Business Rules, Business Vocabulary, and Business Decisions.
The Business Rules Excellence Awards are the ideal way to be recognized by the industry worldwide, to publicly acknowledge your company’s expertise, recognize the efforts of your team and to inject passion into your projects.
The awards ceremony will take place in conjunction with BBC 2018. Your entire team gets 15% discount each at Building Business Capability when we receive your completed Business Rules Awards case stud by deadline. That’s a saving of up to $500 to attend BBC for each person in your team.
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.
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).
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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