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IIBA Toronto Speaker Series - Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:30 pm

  • 23 Jan 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 146 Kendal Avenue, Toronto ON - Room E321


  • Not currently an IIBA Toronto Full Member or IIBA Toronto Annual Subscription. $25 if pre registered. $35 at the door. Online registration closes at 3 PM on the day of the event.

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IIBA Toronto Speaker Series

Thursday, January 23, 2020  6:30 pm. Room E321 

Topic  |  Career Development

Career Development and the Business Analysis Practice

This month IIBA Toronto will discuss with you, using a panel, your career development, the business analysis practice, and what you can do to rise up and meet the future.

All business practices evolve,

not all practitioners evolve.

The business practice of Business Analysis and its many neighboring business practices are continually evolving. In most cases, these practices in the hands of organizations move faster and further afar then the bodies of knowledge (BABOK, PMBOK, BIZBOK, ) that offer guidance and a commonly agreed upon framework of each business practice.

Come join us Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:30 pm to discuss developing your career with the brilliant pallet of the business analysis practice.


  • IIBA Toronto has resources to assist you in your career development.
  • We are rolling out three programs in February - volunteer teams, mentorship and coaching, and research.
  • As a participant in a volunteer team, you will deliver an outcome over a four month period.
  • As a participant in coaching, you will learn skills and grow competencies whether as a coach or a coachee.
  • As a researcher, you will qualify for IIBA Recertifcation CDUs and grow your career. You can recommend a topic for research, or participate in a research team.



IIBA Survey Highlights The Prominence of Hybrid Roles

A recent IIBA Career Survey conducted in cooperation with KPMG strongly highlighted the entrenched enterprise practice of created hybrid roles across multiple business practices to better serve their needs.

IIBA Toronto Study Shows the Diversity of Business Analysis Roles

A recent IIBA Toronto and George Brown College Study highlighted the amazing Swiss Army knife versatility of the business analysis practice.

Forever Evolving Forever Changing

Whether its Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, passionately speaking about the need for teams to communicate in a close organic way, or Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, discussing the evolution of business practices at Google and elsewhere over the past forty years and into the foreseeable future, there is the common understanding that everything keeps evolving and keeps changing.

Careers Without Repetitive Tasks

Carl Frey and Michael Osborne, both of Oxford University, recognize that creativity – social intelligence – social interaction – plus perception and manipulation are the capacities that are required moved forward as robotics and cognitive process automation will erase the practitioner’s need to perform groups of repetitive tasks and more.

Business Analysis Well Beyond the Shores of Software

The business practice of Business Analysis is firmly employed in software, data, process, various business architectures, finance, risk, sales, marketing and branding, HR, and more. Many practitioners have a mono view of what business analysis is and can be.

Come join us Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:30 pm to discuss your career and the brilliant spectrum of business analysis.

This May Be For You If You…

  • Are new to the workforce, either out of university and college, new to Canada, re-entering the workplace after an extensive absence,
  • Have a couple years of work experience, and are looking to transfer into analysis as an analysis practitioner,
  • Are established in a business analysis career, and are looking to migrate or specialize your career out of where you are presently.

Analysis here includes the following:

  • Business analysis with a focus on software
  • Process analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Operating as a practitioner in the software development life cycle
  • Operating as a practitioner in the business processes life cycle
  • Operating as a practitioner in data including

The business analysis practice has many applications across the enterprise, whether it is

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Software
  • Product
  • Project

Career Paths That Start With IIBA Certification

You want to attend this event if you are thinking about or pursuing IIBA Certification. The ECBA Certificate is powerful - you learn and are able to demonstrate an understanding of the business analysis landscape. The CCBA and the CBAP professional designations demonstrate your skills and abilities.


Harold Broos
IIBA Toronto

David Vrbanek

Instructor, University of Toronto


George Brown College

Casa Loma Campus

146 Kendal Avenue


Event Particulars

Thursday, January 23, 2020  6:30 PM

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Registration & Networking: 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Networking continues after Q&A

By registering to attend this event you agree to be photographed / video recorded during this session. IIBA Toronto  reserves the right to publish any photograph/video taken at this event and distribute it on print and web media for promotion and advertising, without expressed consent of those individuals included in the photograph / video.

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