Wednesday, September 23, 2020; 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

You may attend morning, afternoon or all day.

Conference Theme: Disruptions and Transformations: Pivoting, Adapting, Thriving and Leading Through Trying Times

Conference Schedule (still under development):

  9:00 am - 9:10 am
Opening Comments

Conference Chair, Kathy Leigh

President, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter

   9:10 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Address:

Business Analysis in the New Decade

Delvin Fletcher

President and CEO, IIBA International

 10:00 am - 10:50 am

 Session 1

Pivot from Projects to Products: Transforming Your Career

 Dave Saboe

Mastering Business Analysis Podcast Host

 10:50 am - 11:00 am
 11:00 am - 11:50 pm

 Session 2

Adaptive Leadership and the BA: Working in an Increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous Environment

 David Mantica

Vice President and General Manager, SoftEd

 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 Lunch Break
 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
 Online BA Gaming

For those who wish to play our online BA trivia game during the last portion of the lunch break.

   1:00 pm - 1:05 pm
 Welcome Back Message

Conference Chair, Kathy Leigh

President, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter

   1:05 pm - 1:55 pm

 Session 3

Lessons I’ve Learned and Keep Learning: A Retrospective on Change and Adapting to It

 David DeWitt

Business Analysis Practice Director, NueVista Group

   2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

 Session 4

A Consultant’s Retrospective:  7 Ways to be Versatile with Future Business Analysis Stakeholder Relationships

 Gina Schmidt

President, VITINAR Custom Training Solutions

   2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
   3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

 Session 5

Navigating a Transformation Stories

 Four stories of navigating through a transformation.
   3:50 pm - 4:40 pm

Session 6

Know Where You Add Value - A Look at the Business Analyst Role in Data Analytics Initiatives.

 Laura Paton

Founder and CEO, BA Academy

   4:40 pm - 4:50 pm
 Closing Comments

Conference Chair, Kathy Leigh

President, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter

   4:50 pm - 5:00 pm
 Conference Giveaways
 Need not be present to win

All sessions qualify for IIBA® CDUs to retain your IIBA certification, IIBA PD Hours to obtain the ECBA certification, and PMI® PDUs.



    Delvin Fletcher

    President and CEO

    International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)

  Speakers Announced:


David DeWitt                             David Mantica

Business Analysis Practice       Vice President and

Director at NueVista Group    General Manager, SoftEd



Laura Paton                                 Dave Saboe                                     Gina Schmidt

Team Member to write             Mastering BA Podcast Host         Author, Instructor, BA Consultant

BABOK and PMI BA Guide       Agile Transformation Leader      VITINAR Custom Training Solutions

Basic Registration Pricing:

Price Registration Type
 $50 Morning
 $50 Afternoon
 $89  All-Day

Early, Early Bird discount available until August 8, 2020.

Early Bird discount available until August 29, 2020.

Group discount available for organizations sending six (6) or more attendees to conference.

Student discount pricing.

Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Member and Annual Passholder discount available for All-Day tickets.

Scholarship available for displaced workers.

Contact Aaron Whittenberger at for discount codes.


Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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