Welcome to the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). The Columbus, Ohio Chapter exists to champion and give voice to the profession of business analysis; to educate our members and those who use our services; and to advance our professional standing by participating in a rigorous program of national certification.
We draw our membership from the dynamic business environment of Ohio’s capitol and from vibrant professional communities in nearby cities and suburbs.
If you are a business analyst, project or program manager, or interested business professional working in the Columbus, Ohio area, we invite you to join our chapter and share our energy as we help to define and shape the role of the business analyst in today’s enterprise environments.
The November meeting will hold chapter board elections in addition to a presentation. To be eligible to vote or run for office, you must be an active member in the IIBA International Association. If you are interested in running for an office position, please contact Brian Watson, chapter president, at President@ColumbusOH.IIBA.org. You will need to be present for the election and provide a brief, oral overview of why you are wanting to run for IIBA Columbus board. The following board roles are up for election:
- V.P., Education
- V.P., Technology
- V.P., Marketing and Communications
October Chapter Event
Join us October 11th at the Improving office to grow your network and knowledge.
Networking and Dinner start at 6:00pm and the meeting will start at 6:30pm.
Address: 1 Easton Oval, first office suite on the left
Dinner will be provided. As always, our chapter meeting is FREE to all attendees, thanks to our sponsor Improving!!
Speakers: Mike Krajnak and Joshua Smith
Abstract: Data Storytelling
Data should never be boring – yet despite the resources devoted to data playgrounds for data scientists and analysts, the excitement of data-driven decisions is often buried under boring charts and mountains of text. What if your users were heroes tasked with resolving some sort of conflict?
Come discover data storytelling, the art of narrating the analytic process. You’ll learn how the basics of a narrative – setting, characters, plot, conflict, and theme – can be used to enhance decision making. Practical design tips, applicable to static presentations as well as visualization tools, will help you narrate your heroes through a decision-making journey to resolve complex business problems.
This hands-on workshop will help the Business Analyst to identify the context, characters, problems, and events that are required to make evidence-based decisions. Participants will come away with the knowledge and tools to create your own data stories.
Speaker Bio: Mike Krajnak is the Business Intelligence Requirements Practice lead for ICC . His role is to develop people with skill sets to enable the gathering of business requirements and translating them into technical specifications for business intelligence projects. He has 35 years of experience in every aspect of BI project development including requirement gathering, systems analysis/design, data modeling, programming, QA testing, system implementation, and performance testing.
Speaker Bio: Joshua Smith uses his diverse set of professional and educational experiences to provide creative visualization solutions. He is comfortable with advanced quantitative analysis and statistical modeling as well as creative writing and artistic design. His educational background in behavioral economics provides unique insights into human perception of information. His extensive public speaking background informs his methods of data storytelling. He has designed visualizations for clients in a variety of industries including library sciences, healthcare, retail, restaurant and non-profit.