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ArrowEXHIBIT HOURS:

Tuesday - 22 September 2015
    10:10-10:40 EXHIBIT OPEN & Coffee
  12:35-13:55 EXHIBIT OPEN & Lunch
  14:50-15:20 EXHIBIT OPEN & Coffee
  17:30-18:45 EXHIBIT OPEN & Drinks Reception
     
Wednesday - 23 September 2015
  09:55-10:25 EXHIBIT OPEN & Coffee
  12:20-13:40 EXHIBIT OPEN & Lunch
  15:25-15:50 EXHIBIT OPEN & Coffee

ArrowFOUNDING SPONSOR:

AssistKD
www.assistkd.com
   AssistKD

Accredited by both The BCS and The IIBA, AssistKD is the UK’s leading specialist provider of Business Analysis and Business Change learning solutions. As the only company accredited for all the BCS BA Diploma modules, AssistKD delivers classroom and e-learning courses throughout the world.

AssistKD are creators of the Business Analysis Maturity Model (BAMM) and are founding members of the Business Analysis Managers Forum (BAMF), which has recently launched The Expert BA qualification.

Our trainers include leading BA thought-leaders, such as Debbie Paul, Paul Turner, James Cadle and Davina Hesmer. We sponsor The BA Conference, The BA of the Year Award and the BA Newsletter, Analyst Anonymous. For more information contact chris.martin@assistkd.com.


ArrowGOLD SPONSORS:

North Highland Managed Services
/www.northhighland.com/solutions/managed-services-qba
   North Highland Managed Services

Managed Services blends our super-powered expertise with our innovative long-term service offering to help clients make smarter investments in business and IT change. We use our experience to build capability of the client teams through training and development using our tried and tested methodologies. Our services cover business analysis as well as project and programme management, and enable measurable and sustainable improvement to some of the world’s largest organisations.


BiZZdesign
www.bizzdesign.com
   BiZZdesign

About BiZZdesign
BiZZdesign, founded in the Netherlands, is an emerging global player in business transformation software solutions and leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture tools. Our solutions enable our customers to reduce costs, to rationalize infrastructures, to improve the customer experience and to grow revenues.

BiZZdesign and its partners provide configurable solutions based on BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio. BiZZdesign has hundreds of customers worldwide including Dutch Tax Authority, Erste Bank, Liberty Mutual and UK Ministry of Justice. BiZZdesign has partnerships with leading consultancies including CSC, Cap Gemini, HP and PWC.


WebRatio
www.webratio.com/site/content/en/home
   WebRatio
WebRatio is a groundbreaking software company that is the perfect partner to develop custom enterprise applications. Since 2001, we have provided tools that let you create applications without writing a single line of code. We work with business managers and developers to help solve digital business challenges. Our suite of platforms supports the collaboration between business and IT and lets you quickly design and build mobile Apps and  Web applications, based on BPMN and IFML. We are the main contributors to IFML, a modeling standard of OMG (Object Management Group). In 2013 Gartner named us a "Cool Vendor” for Application and Integration Platforms.

Orbus Sofware
orbussoftware.com
   Orbus Sofware

Orbus Software is an independent software provider for organisations looking to optimise their Business Transformation initiatives. Headquartered in London, Orbus operates globally across all vertical sectors, and is a leader in the Forrester Wave for Enterprise Architecture Management Suites.

Orbus Software is committed to the development of products that are intuitive, highly flexible, and fast to deploy. Orbus provides the iServer Business and IT Transformation Suite, a fully customisable, Visio-based solution for Business Process Analysis and Improvement, Enterprise Architecture, and Governance, Risk and Compliance. With Orbus, organisations can easily understand how they operate, and successfully plan and execute strategic change.


ArrowSPONSOR:

ESI International
www.esi-intl.co.uk
   ESI

ESI International helps people around the world improve the way they manage projects, contracts, requirements and vendors through innovative learning. ESI focuses in programme management, project management, business analysis, agile project management and contract and vendor management for technical and specialised professionals. We deliver learning through a range of modalities from in-person and online instructor led courses to executive workshops, to new micro learning techniques. ESI also provides benchmarking, assessments and learning adoption services. ESI's academic partner, The George Washington University, provides additional assurance that our courses meet the highest standards of academic excellence. ESI's programmes have benefited over one million professionals since 1981.


arrowMEDIA SPONSORS:

Global Information
www.giiresearch.com
www.giievent.jp/irmu333170
   Global Information

Global Information offers comprehensive information services, from providing market research reports, individual surveys and customized research which meet your research needs accurately.


Analysts Anonymous
www.assistkd.com/knowledge-hub/analysts-anonymous/
   Analysts Anonymous
Analysts Anonymous contains interesting articles, notices and general updates from contributors around the business world.

Modern Analyst
www.modernanalyst.com
   Modern Analyst
ModernAnalyst.com is the premier community and resource portal for business analysts, systems analysts, and other IT professionals involved in business systems analysis. Find what you need, when you need it. The ModernAnalyst.com community provides Articles, Forums, Templates, Interview Questions, Career Advice, Profiles, a Resource Directory, and much more, to allow you to excel at your work. From junior analysts to analysis managers, whether you integrate off-the-shelf products, perform systems analysis for custom software development, or re-engineer business processes, ModernAnalyst.com has what you need to take your career to the next level.

analyst.by
analyst.by
   analyst.by
analyst.by (Belorussian Community of Business Analysts and Systems Analysts) — professional community of people who works in, would like to work in or just interested in business analysis, systems analysis and close to these fields.

Business Analyst Mentor
www.businessanalystmentor.com
   Business Analyst Mentor
Business Analyst Mentor has a simple(!) goal of tapping into the network of experienced, professional BA's to accelerate the professional development of inexperienced BA's.  It currently supports inexperienced business analysts through one to one mentoring with hand-picked experienced BA mentors and has a number of other professional development options in the pipeline.  It also provides free and paid eBooks and eLearning on business analysis at www.businessanalystamentor.com It was founded by Alex Papworth, an experienced freelance business analyst and President of the UK Chapter of IIBA in 2009.

BPMgeek
/bpmgeek.com/
   BPMgeek
BPMGeek is a Business Process Management Collaboration portal featuring BPM related articles, case studies, tutorials, videos and stories. With about 20 products and 10 providers participating, BPMgeek has been able to showcase actionable Product specific information to the community. Users interested in finding out more or contributing to the community can check it out on http://bpmgeek.com

ComputerWeekly.com
www.computerweekly.com
   ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly is the leading provider of news, analysis, opinion, information and services for the UK IT community, and an advocate for UK IT professionals and the role of technology in improving organisations in all sectors of business and public life. On the web, on mobile and through face-to-face events, Computer Weekly aims to help senior IT professionals to:

  • Make better IT strategy and technology purchasing decisions;
  • Improve their knowledge and skills, and develop their careers;
  • Connect with the people and information they need to be successful in their jobs

The Data Manager's Public Library
www.TheDMPL.com
   DMPL
The Data Manager's Public Library is an online resource featuring a comprehensive events calendar for all things Data Management. This searchable calendar includes Conferences, Certification / Training, Seminars, Forums and Summits around the world in such topics as Big Data, MDM, Data Governance, Business Intelligence, Data Quality, EIM, Analytics, BPM, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing and many more.   The DMPL also features collections focused on Business, Government, Education and Healthcare. In these collections are actual Policies and Principles, Roles and Responsibilities, Best Practices and Case Studies, Frameworks, Charters, Standards, Guidelines and more. There is no registration or membership required to view these resources. www.TheDMPL.com

ECCMA
www.eccma.org
   ECCMA

Formed in 1999; the Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA) has brought together thousands of experts from around the world and provides a means of working together in a fair, open and extremely fast internet environment to build and maintain global, open standard dictionaries used to unambiguously label information without losing meaning. ECCMA works to increase the quality and lower the cost of descriptions through developing International Standards.

ECCMA is the original developer of the UNSPSC, the project leader for ISO 22745 (open technical dictionaries and their application to the exchange of characteristic data) and ISO 8000 (information and data quality), as well as, the administrator of US TAG to ISO TC 184 (Automation systems and integration), TC 184 SC4 (Industrial data) and TC 184 SC5 (Interoperability, integration, and architectures for enterprise systems and automation applications) and the international secretariat for ISO TC 184/SC5. For more information, please visit www.eccma.org.


TechWeek Europe
www.techweekeurope.co.uk
   TechWeek Europe

TechWeekEurope UK, is the authoritative UK source for news, features and reviews of business technology. Its aim is to help IT decision makers enhance their business with technology.

The site provides insight on topics including mobility, security, cloud computing, public sector and sustainable IT.

TechWeekEurope UK is published by NetMediaEurope, a leading B2B IT publisher owning a portfolio of 30 sites across Europe.


Technology Evaluation Centers
www.technologyevaluation.com
   Technology Evaluation Centers

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) helps organizations choose the best enterprise software solutions for their unique needs—quickly and cost effectively. With detailed information on over 1,000 solutions in the world’s largest vendor database, TEC delivers a broad range of evaluation and selection resources to help ensure successful software selection projects. As impartial software evaluators since 1993, TEC’s expert team of analysts and selection professionals are involved in thousands of software selection projects every year. The TEC newsletter goes out to 920,000 subscribers and is available in 4 languages.

Visit TEC: www.technologyevaluation.com
Subscribe to the TEC Newsletter: http://www.technologyevaluation.com/newsletter-subscribe/


Via Nova Architectura
vianovaarchitectura.nl
   Via Nova Architectura
A number of thought leaders in the area of business - and IT architectures have set up a digital magazine on architecture: Via Nova Architectura. Although started as an initiative within the Netherlands, the magazine should reach all those interested in the area of architecture, where-ever they live. Via Nova Architectura aims to provide an accessible platform for the architecture community. It is meant to be the primary source of information for architects in the field. The scope of Via Nova Architectura is "digital" architecture in the broadest sense of the word: business architecture, solution architecture, software architecture, infrastructure architecture or any other architecture an enterprise may develop to realize its business strategy.

IT-LATINO.NET
www.it-latino.net
  
IT-LATINO.NET
IT-latino.net is the most important online Hispanic IT Media Network. With more than 120,000 registered users we have become an important online IT Business Forum organizing daily webinars and conferences on different Technology issues. We inform regularly a strong IT community from both sides of the Atlantic: Spain and Latin America.

The BA Coach
www.TheBACoach.com
   The BA Coach
The BA Coach is a training, publishing and media company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. We combine the best in class training, content and media platforms to provide immense value to the business analysis community.  We currently produce #1 ranked business analysis podcast in iTunes; delivering episodes through four series: AuthorCast, BA Interview, BOK Talk, and CommunityCast.  Our training specialties include CBAP, CCBA Exam Prep Courses, Study Aids, and an innovative exam simulator.

Future Strategies Inc.
www.FutStrat.com
   Future Strategies Inc.

Future Strategies Inc. (www.FutStrat.com ) publishes unique books specializing in all areas of  business process management, workflow and electronic commerce and produces several annual book series in print and digital editions including Excellence in Practice (award-winning case studies) and the BPMN Handbook and BPM Handbook series in collaboration with WfMC.


WfMC
www.wfmc.org
   WfMC

Founded in 1993, the WfMC is a global organization of adopters, architects, analysts and academics engaged in Workflow and Business Process Management. The only standards organization focused purely on process, the WfMC is the creator of XPDL, used in over 80 BPM solutions, as well as Wf-XML, Workcast, and Business Process Analytics Format (BPAF).

WfMC publishes process thought-leadership books and papers through Future Strategies Inc., (FutStrat.com) including the annual BPM Handbook and Excellence in Practice series. WfMC sponsors two prestigious awards programs; Global Awards for Adaptive Case Management and the Global Awards for Excellence in BPM and Workflow.


TDAN.com
www.tdan.com
   TDAN
The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC -- http://www.tdan.com -- is an award winning electronic publication that focuses on the various disciplines of data management. TDAN.com celebrated its 18th Anniversary in July of 2015. The publication is published by Robert S. Seiner of KIK Consulting & Educational Services – http://www.kikconsulting.com, a well-known data management specialist that focuses on Non-Invasive Data Governance™ & Data Stewardship program development..

ArrowSUPPORTED BY:

BCS
www.bcs.org
   BCS - The Chartered Institute of IT

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all.

Exchanging IT expertise and knowledge: The Institute fosters links between experts from industry, academia and business to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing.

Supporting practitioners:  Through continuing professional development and a series of respected IT qualifications, the Institute seeks to promote professional practice tuned to the demands of business. It provides practical support and information services to its members and volunteer communities around the world.

Setting standards and frameworks:  The Institute collaborates with government, industry and relevant bodies to establish good working practices, codes of conduct, skills frameworks and common standards. It also offers a range of consultancy services to employers to help them adopt best practice.


Association of Enterprise Architects
https://www.globalaea.org
   Association of Enterprise Architects

The Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) is the definitive professional organization for Enterprise Architects. Its goals are to increase job opportunities for all of its members and increase their market value by advancing professional excellence, and to raise the status of the profession as a whole.


DAMA International
www.dama.org
   DAMA International

DAMA International is a not-for-profit, vendor-independent association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices for data resource management and enterprise information. The primary purpose of DAMA International is to promote the understanding, development, and practice of managing data and information to support business strategies.   As Data Management becomes more relevant to the business, DAMA is keeping pace with new products and services such as the 2nd edition of the DAMA Data Dictionary, the DAMA BOD (Body of Knowledge) and several new certification exams.  We are participating on the Boards of many academic and standards bodies and sharing our knowledge with other organizations.

DAMA International is pleased to announce that a new chapter is forming in Turkey which will join the 8 other European chapters as part of DAMA International.   DAMA International and its affiliated chapters have grown year after year with chapters operating in Australia, China, India, North America, South America, Japan, and South Africa and DAMA is facilitating the formation of new chapters in many other countries.

As a DAMA member you receive the benefits of your local or global chapter's activities and all the benefits of DAMA International's products and services. You can network with other professionals to share ideas, trends, problems, and solutions. You receive a discount at DAMA International conferences and seminars, and on associated vendor's products and services. To learn more about DAMA International, local chapters, membership, achievement awards, conferences and training events, subscriptions to DM Review and other publications, discounts, job listings, education and certification, please visit the DAMA International web page at www.dama.org.  Both the DAMA UK chapter and DAMA International will have a meeting during the conference.  We invite interested parties to join this vital and growing organization.  More information can be found at www.dama.org or you can email me at president@dama.org.


DAMA UK
www.damauk.org
   DAMA - UK Chapter

The drive for the future is to successfully focus on providing quality support to core members whilst guaranteeing sufficient financial income to ensure sustained activity.

The four areas which DAMA UK recommends addressing over the next two years are:

Academic - to survey UK organisations to understand their Data Management skill set needs and then induce academic institutions to supply them.

Data Quality (DQ) - to benchmark data quality standards in the UK and encourage development of business awareness of the importance of DQ and help develop DG metrics.

Government regulations versus data - to increase awareness of the legal implications of data management, assist organisations in reducing their legal liabilities and support ETA (and others) lobby for "data clever" legislation.

Data Standards - survey requirements then work with other organisations (eg BCS) to develop effective data standards.


BCS
www.bcs.org
   BCS

Committed to helping Data and Information Management Professionals.

Data Management remains at the core of all good efficient Information Systems. The group is interested in a wide range of Data Management topics including data analysis, data architecture, database design, repositories, data management, data quality, data migration and information resource planning. We also address data aspects of project development as well as techniques for data interchange, data fusion and metadata management.

The DMSG organise six to eight day, afternoon or evening meetings each year covering a wide range of Data Management topics, additionally, we share details with Members of events organised by other bodies which may be of interest to Members. These events allow for the exchange of experience and good practice on data analysis, data architecture, database design, repositories, data management, data quality and information resource planning.

Our meetings and events are informative and engaging and include opportunities for professional networking.  They allow Members to keep up to date with the latest developments within the profession, discuss topical issues and make useful contacts. If there is a topic that you would like to suggest as a subject for future meetings, feel free to contact one of the Committee with your suggestion.


BA Manager Forum
www.bamanagerforum.org
   BA Manager Forum
Since 2009 the BA Manager Forum has provided a means for anyone with managerial responsibility for Business Analysis to engage with their peers and share information at a strategic level. The management of BA resources is a relatively new and unique role and the Forum provides an opportunity to build common understanding and advance the BA profession as a whole.