NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018
JW MARRIOTT SAN ANTONIO HILL COUNTRY RESORT & SPA

NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018
JW MARRIOTT SAN ANTONIO HILL COUNTRY RESORT & SPA ∙ SAN ANTONIO
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

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 www.iiba.org.

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.    

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.

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. www.Signavio.com.

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

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'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: www.TechnoSolutions.com.

Bronze Sponsors

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.

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.

Showcase Sponsor

Vizuri is an IT consulting firm that transforms business through creative software solutions, and stands out for our work in four core areas: Knowledge Management by focusing on Business rules and Process Management, Cloud Enablement, Enterprise Integration and Messaging, and Microservices and Containers. We are proud to offer innovative solutions using cutting-edge technologies, backed by experienced and highly trained professionals.

Our services range from expert consulting and mentoring to mixed team and turn-key solutions. Our clients benefit from our disciplined approach to providing solutions that are unique and highly valued. We align and integrate your business processes and strategies with our technologies to develop solutions that show a clear return on investment. With a relentless drive to innovate, we speak at industry conferences, receive frequent awards, publish solutions and strategies, and share code with the open source community.

Tabletop Sponsors

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

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 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 Sauder Continuing Business Studies is a unit of the University of British Columbia, an institution that consistently ranks among the 40 best universities globally. 

From informative workshops to comprehensive award-winning certificate programs, our offerings provide practical, applied and industry-recognized curriculum to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your current profession or embark on a new career.

We offer flexible learning experiences for busy professionals through part-time in-class and online formats in the areas of Project ManagementBusiness AnalysisAgile and DevOps.

Find out more about our courses, programs and webinar events on our website

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.

Media Partners

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. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and industries.
OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language® (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management. OMG’s middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries. For more information about OMG, please visit http://www.omg.org/, or call 1-781-444-0404 (USA)

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