Keith Ellis has been an executive in the technology industry for over 20 years, whose career started with the industry trend-watcher International Data Corporation. More recently he has held roles as CEO, COO, board member, investor or mentor to various technology companies. He holds an undergraduate business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and MSc in Computer Science from Lancaster University for his research in business analysis.
Keith co-founded and sold a business analysis company. Later, while working for Information Architecture Group, he became a recognized voice in the business analysis community with ~5,000 analysts attending his webinars every month. His study, The Business Analysis Benchmark, quantified for the first time the economic impact of mature business analysis practices and their positive impact on overall project success rates went viral in 2008. Keith has been involved in projects as large as the modernization of unemployment insurance tax and benefit systems for a consortia of U.S. States, and today uses his analyst skills as a central part of his approach to executive leadership.
Jon is recognised as a highly successful international executive leader in the fields of Change Leadership, Digital Transformation and Learning & Development. Over the last 30 years Jon has led successful growth and transformations of commercial, charitable and public-sector organisations through delivering strategic purpose and customer value.
Alex retired from LCBO, a multi-billion dollar liquor distributor and retailer after almost 38 years. He has experience in retail, systems and planning and for the last 20 years was the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and CFO. During this time, he actively led the re-engineering of their supply chain functions, developed its enterprise risk management system, and modernized many of the business processes with the use of technology.
Currently Alex teaches business as at York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies in the Bachelor of Commerce program.
He is a Fellow of the Certified Professional Accountants (FCPA) and a Fellow, Society of Management Accountants (FCMA). He also has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business a Masters of Education from Brock University and a Bachelor of Commerce from York University.
He currently serves on the boards of Member Savings Credit Union, where he is vice-chair, and chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, he is a director and member of the Finance Committee of PMA a Wine & Spirits Distribution company and two NFP boards, 211 Ontario and Meal-a-Day Fund of Canada. He is a former chair for the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario (CMAO) and a past member of the Public Accountants Council of Ontario.
Ms Mui has extensive risk management, corporate finance and credit rating experience, with in-depth exposure to international capital markets and diverse industries in North America, Europe and Asia. She has specialized knowledge in energy, transportation and infrastructure sectors, and in dealing with mergers and acquisitions.
She is currently the President of Andest Consulting Inc., an independent business consulting company. Among her assignments, she acted as the Executive Consultant to the CEO for an oil sands/technology company in Calgary, focusing on strategies and debt financing. During 2001-2011, she was the Senior Vice-President, leading a team responsible for the credit rating of the energy sector for DBRS Limited, the world’s fourth largest credit rating agency.
Previously, Ms. Mui was an executive at Scotiabank, responsible for the Europe/Global Transportation risk management team. She was also engaged in part-time business lecturing for a world renowned university. Ms Mui is an MBA, a CPA and CMA.
She was on the board of CMA of Ontario until June 2017, when the entity was merged with two other accountant associations to form the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and previously was a long-term board member for a not-for-profit organization. Ms. Mui was a consistent top performer at DBRS and Scotiabank, and a proactive voting member in rating/credit adjudication committees.
Among her achievements, she succeeded in initiating rating coverage of the income trust sector, and similarly in initiating/managing a multi-billion dollar asset-based global transportation portfolio, with no loan loss experience. She excels in establishing client relationships at senior executive levels, and with the investor and media. Ms Mui also has the ability to train and motivate staff to reach new heights, and to pool resources from different functional/regional units for the common good of the organization.
On his first day of work, Matthew Leach wrote requirements. This initial assignment began a career long passion for business analysis which continues to this day. Since that time, Matthew has held positions as a practitioner and a leader with several technology and consulting organizations. He is currently a Vice President at NTT DATA Services where he leads a global consulting practice focused on reimagining experiences, creating business agility, and improving project execution.
Throughout his career, Matthew has partnered with companies spanning industries as diverse as financial services, healthcare, and defense, among others. His constant focus is to better understand the operations as well as their customers of these organizations, while inventing business models and delivering solutions that delight both.
Matthew is a recognized authority on business analysis, project management, and agile practices with a focus on digital transformation. He is also a contributing author to the third edition of the IIBA’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) and is the joint holder of a patent for the quantitative analysis of digital customer experiences.
Matthew holds a BS and MS Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Boston College.
He lives in Boston with his wife and children where he dreams of tennis and downhill skiing, while building Legos and playing with trains.
Cristina is from Rome, married with a daughter.
Her passion for the industry, paired with her vision for emerging trends, are a large part of Cristina’s professional path. She has been an advocate for the continuous improvement of oneself through research and study, both in the personal and professional lives. For Cristina, the concept of “student for life” is a personal creed. She is strongly interested in the human side of relationship and believes that any conflicts may be solved through communication and active listening skills.
Her professional focus has been on business strategies. After graduating in Economics, she began a twenty-year long career as Business Consultant. She is now an NTT DATA Engagement Manager, specialized in Advanced Methodologies (BA, Agile & Design) and an Academy trainer on the same topics. She also represents her company and IIBA in Project Management Courses and Masters’ for the main Italian Universities and Business Schools. At the same time, for some years now, she has been responsible for ENI & Utilities Market.
She had the privilege of initially being a volunteer, then Rome Branch Leader and finally Director of Branches Development for the IIBA Italy Chapter, where she acquired a strong Business Analysis awareness.
Dr Terry Roach is the CEO and a Founder of Capsifi and the author of The CAPSICUM Framework for Strategically Aligned Business Architectures, the title of his 2011 PhD thesis from University of New South Wales.
In a 20-year career in senior executive positions at global technology vendors (including IBM, Apple, PeopleSoft, and Oracle) he worked on dozens of complex business transformation projects across North and South America and Asia Pacific. Frustrated with the lack of rigour in the description for business operating models, Terry was inspired to search for a better way to do so. What began as an academic thesis has evolved into The CAPSICUM Framework - a comprehensive methodology, Jalapeno - a semantic modelling platform and Capsifi - an innovative global software business.
Terry is originally from Zimbabwe and subsequently lived in Botswana, South Africa, New York, and Brazil before making Sydney his home in 2001 with his wife Amanda and their 4 boys. His bachelor’s degree was in Computer Science from Rhodes University South Africa. He was admitted to Mensa in the 99th percentile in 1986. He is an active alumnus of AIESEC International where he held senior international leadership roles for nearly a decade. He holds an Adjunct Senior Lecturer position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW, where he continues to pursue an active academic research career.