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The IIBA CIC Leadership Council supports Business Analysis managers and leaders. This group is meant for anyone that has responsibility for BAs or for advancing Business Analysis practices within their companies.

For October, 2018:

Big Data and Data Analysis is a hot topic and the International Data Corporation estimated the market will grow to be $203 billion by 2020. Today, many corporations have a Business Intelligence area that focuses on Data Analysis, but are challenged with effectively leveraging BI with project delivery teams. In the future, Data Analysis will be a core skill needed by teams to organize information and derive meaningful conclusions and strategies.

The Leadership Council's guest speaker is George De Graaf, Director of Business Intelligence at Athene USA. He will have a short presentation entitled "Business Intelligence", and covers the increasing interest in BI, types of BI tools, BI successes, and BI failures. We will then have open discussion on how we can incorporate BI concepts into our teams, into our requirements, and prepare staff for a future where Data Analysis is a key job skill.

Please click email president@centraliowaiiba.org to register for this event.
Leadership Council Guest
George De Graaf

George De Graaf is the Director of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics at Athene, an annuity company in West Des Moines, Iowa. He joined the company in 2017 and has been building a reporting and analytics team. He recently started a new community called "Analytics @ Athene", which focuses on sharing software, models, and analytics across the company. George is a credentialed actuary and a member of the Society of Actuaries, the Casualty Actuarial Society, and the American Academy of Actuaries. He has lived in the Des Moines area for over 25 years with his wife and four children.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM CDT

11:00AM to 11:30AM -
Arrival, networking

11:30AM to 12:30PM -
Lunch and group discussion, meet our guest!

12:30PM to 1:00PM -
Wrap-up and additional networking

The Des Moines Embassy Club
"The Grill Room"
666 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309



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