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TriBADD 2023 (Triangle Business Analysis Development Day)
Presented by Raleigh, Boston, Hartford, Palmetto Chapters and SoftEd

May 18, 2023 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern



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Meet our Speakers

Opening and Closing Sessions

Katherine Gilliland

Opening Presentation: The Importance of Character

Closing Presentation: Putting Character into Practice

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherinegilliland/

Website: www.katherinegilliland.com
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Katherine Gilliland, PCC draws on over 20 years’ experience as a leadership coach, management consultant, facilitator, and HR executive to help individuals and teams thrive. 

Throughout her career, Katherine has focused on improving business performance through individual's performance.  She believes that clear vision, aspirational goals and courageous communication in a trusting environment helps people be and achieve -- their best.  Moving into coaching was a natural progression; now, she helps individuals identify and remove barriers to reaching their full potential.  Katherine is an ICF -- credentialed coach, team coach and facilitator who has worked with individuals and groups spanning the globe, primarily in technology, healthcare, higher education and non-profit industries.

Katherine partners with her clients for them to find their own leadership voice and increase their positive influence. Drawing on her corporate experience, she understands the daily challenges leaders face – both in their environment and from within themselves. With kind accountability, grounded presence, and a dash of humor, Katherine challenges her clients to re-evaluate their perceptions, reframe their perspectives, and realign their actions with what is most important. As a result, her clients achieve increased awareness, greater clarity, and renewed commitment to action… all leading to improved performance.

Keynote Speaker

Keith Ellis

Presentation:  Becoming Nimble: The Business Analysis Perspective

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-ellis-55b95b4/

Keith serves as Chief Growth and Engagement Officer for IIBA. He is responsible for leading IIBA’s global growth strategy, including strategic partnerships, IIBA’s 600 corporate, academic and education program partners, its 120 chapters in 40 countries around the world, 1300 volunteers, corporate research and focus on member engagement. Keith has held roles as CEO, COO, board member, investor and mentor to various technology companies. As a business analysis professional, Keith co-founded and sold a business analysis company, leading large projects with over 300 stakeholders.




Mindy Bohannon

Presentation: Do you want to meet Emily in Paris or Escape from New York? Plan your Roadmap with key Prioritization Techniques

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindybohannon/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindybo93

A picture containing person, outdoor</p><p>Description automatically generatedMindy thrives as an Agile Business Analyst. She relishes solving business problems, developing solutions that drive the business forward, and relating to others with collaboration, trust, and humanity. Mindy began her career journey as a database developer; and is now a BA and Scrum Master, working on application modernization projects. She’s spoken on agile, analyst, and professional development topics at many local and national conferences over the years. Equally, she encourages others to share their knowledge as the President of her local IIBA DC chapter.


Rita Hewell

Presentation:  You CAN get there from here!

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rita-hewell-bizzell-1761472/

Rita brings to the table a unique blend of leadership/management, project management, system and business analysis, business relationship building, technical writing/communication, facilitation, training, and software development/software testing experiences. Whew – that’s a lot of stuff!  Her career path mirrors her presentation topic – what a winding (and adventuresome) road it has been.




Felicia Joyner

Presentation: How to Train Your Business Data Analyst

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/feliciajoyner/

Felicia Joyner is a visionary Senior Business Analyst and Data Analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina who designs solutions that meet critical business needs. She is skilled in planning, coordinating, and administering systems development projects and advancing projects during all SDLC phases and agile sprints.


Felicia has extensive experience with developing creative approaches to meeting challenges of software validation, resource management, measurement, and development. During her time as Product Manager for Deloitte, Felicia advocated for improving the efficiency and effectiveness with which the company made data-driven decisions. At IQVIA she designed, developed, and deployed business intelligence solutions, providing data for interactive Tableau dashboards. She also sourced data from 26 internal enterprise datasets, audited for accuracy and consistency, implemented business rules, and collected requirements for reporting needs directly from end-users. 


Felicia’s success in leading others and facilitating cross-functional teams has aided her in both her professional work and her tenure as President of the Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA). She has been involved with the board since 2015, holding positions as Secretary and Treasurer.



Allison Straker

Presentation: Working with People 101: Stakeholder Engagement

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonstraker/

Allison enjoys enabling people and business to support changes and opportunities.  With an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Toronto, she is passionate about how users experience technology in the world.  Allison has two decades of experience aligning business and IT through user experience, business analysis, consulting, and relationship management roles.  


Allison is an advisory board member on Toronto’s ProjectWorld*BusinessAnalystWorld conferences, an active member of the Toronto chapter of the WIT Network and mentors young professionals through her alma mater and through BPTN.