NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018

NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


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™ (IIBA®) is a professional association dedicated to helping the business analysis community achieve better business outcomes. Through a global network, IIBA® connects more than 29,000 Members and more than 300 Corporate Members and 121 Chapters. As the voice of the business analysis community, IIBA maintains international standards of practice, certifications, professional development and networking opportunities through a community of BA professionals, organizations and strategic alliances. For more information visit

Diamond Sponsors

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.    

iGrafx process management and analysis solutions empower organizations to achieve maximum performance. iGrafx captures and communicates the alignment of strategy, people, processes and technology, and unites the entire organization around delivering business value. iGrafx delivers strategic and operational decision support to enable our customers to become and remain world class competitors. For over 20 years, iGrafx products and services have been helping companies of all sizes across the globe manage their processes and optimize their business. For more information, please visit

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.

Gold Sponsors

B2T Training connects business value with technology. Our mission is to address your agile and traditional business analyst training and maturity needs by focusing on value-driven and lean analysis approaches. Our experts will help your team learn to achieve better business outcomes by using "just enough" analysis to ensure you’re building and delivering the right thing. Whether you’re looking to level-set your team or enhance your analysis skill set, we not only tailor our learning and development services to fit your needs, but also make sure the solution resonates with your team. 

We don’t just teach theory…we teach you how to take complex problems and streamline them through experience and application of proven techniques in your project context, and reinforce them through our post-class Make Learning Stick program. We Get It. We'll Help You Get It Too. B2T Training is an endorsed education provider for the IIBA® and a registered education provider for PMI®.

Welcome to Bob the BA a fresh, modern, interactive and learn by doing training company. We approach Business Analyst & Leadership Skills training with practical real-world experience to turn the theory into your modern workplace reality. Isn’t that a refreshing idea? Bob the BA is an IIBA endorsed education provider with real-world, experienced, “they know how it works in the real world because they do it” top-rated instructors, speakers and educators. Whether you are looking for Agile, enterprise analysis, building stronger business relationships, leadership skills, or increasing your toolkit with modern analysis techniques we have the custom training you want and need. Talk to us now to build an amazing training experience!  

BRS is a consulting firm that helps leaders in industry and government design smart, adaptable operations by guiding them in engineering rule-based business solutions. For over 20 years BRS has worked with clients around the globe to elicit business rules from subject area experts, interpret business rules from source documentation, 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 rules in day-to-day business operations and in redesign of 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

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.

Founded in 1991, QualiWare is a global consulting services and business modeling software provider. Our services and products help our customers succeed with their Quality Management, Business Process Management and Optimization initiatives, Business Excellence programs, Enterprise Architecture initiatives, and/or IT solution development needs. QualiWare enables positive change by providing tools and methods that ensure coherency, consensus and consistency, and we support the agile and innovative company in handling complex knowledge, maintained by multiple persons with different backgrounds, in a continuous process. Using QualiWare's technology, literally thousands of customers from private as well as public sectors have reported improvements like: - 10+ mill USD savings in annual maintenance fee by discontinuing more than 500 applications; - One Operational Management System maintained in one repository containing 18 different quality certificates in multiple languages; - An increase in relevant employee process improvement suggestions from average 50 per year to 1100 per year.

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.

Since 1992, Watermark Learning has delivered training, coaching, and certification preparation in Business Analysis, Project Management, Agile, BPM, and Influencing Skills. We turn 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 practical and engaging, led by experts who facilitate sessions in an interactive way, 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 for CBAP, PMP, and PMI-PBA, and numerous others. Our customer service is second to none. We are an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider, PMI Registered Education Provider, and a Scrum Alliance affiliate. With expert facilitators and world-class curriculum, we are large enough to meet your needs and small enough to care.

Silver Sponsors

The International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) has joined forces with the vision to create an international and professional basis for RE, in order to give this discipline, the importance and the orientation that corresponds to its added value for the industry.

IREB is the developer and the holder of the CPRE (Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering) certification scheme.  The board was created in 2006 by leading RE representatives, from science, research, industry and consulting, and today it is a worldwide renowned body of experts for the individual certification of professionals in requirements engineering.

Though the CPRE certification scheme originated in Europe, it is also supported by committed members in many countries all over the world.

In their effort to establish the CPRE certification scheme internationally, IREB is highly successful. Today, IREB has conducted more than 47,000 exams, almost 37,000 professionals have obtained the CPRE Foundation Level certificate over 70 countries. 

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. 

Seilevel's mission is to define software that customers love. We provide services to help non-software Fortune 1000 companies treat their software projects like products. We work with companies to determine what software the business really needs and how it needs to work. 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). Joy Beatty, Vice President, was a part of the core team developing the most recent version of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®).

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

Sparx Systems flagship modeling platform, Enterprise Architect, provides robust support for team-wide, cloud-enabled collaboration, that scales from single-user deployments, to teams with hundreds of collaborators across domain boundaries.

Sparx Systems recently released v14 which includes new features like DMN, CMMN, and BIZBOK with updates to the BPSim Simulation Engine. Major updates to WebEA and the Pro Cloud Server which together enable Enterprise Architect repositories to be hosted in the Cloud or Corporate Intranet, providing instant optimized web based access 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 16 years of continuous development, Enterprise Architect’s user-base has grown to 650,000+ 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:

Bronze Sponsor

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.

Showcase Sponsor

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.

Tabletop Sponsors

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.

Trisotech offers highly visual and interactive software tools that help organizations in their digital transformation. It brings strategy, design and technology together to provide insight for business and IT in the digital enterprise age. Trisotech is a global leader in digital enterprise solutions, with its innovative and easy-to-use software suite that allows customers 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 30 Most Admired Companies of 2017 (Insight Success Magazine) and one of the Top 25 Enterprise Architecture Solutions (CIO Solutions, 2016). Trisotech products are enabling visualization, innovation, transformation and continuous improvement into manufacturing, financial, healthcare, insurance, energy, distribution, government, and many other types of organizations.

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