Business Borderlines sponsored its first business analysis awareness event on 31st of January 2016. The event was requested and organized through the IIBA Cairo Chapter President. The guest panel speakers; Badr Soliman, Ahmed Hussien and Moderated by Angie Eissa.

Change is the only constant in business. Success is greatly reliant on the business ability to accept and manage change; agility.

Business analysis is a relatively new discipline adopted currently by global organizations as a tool to achieve this agility and manage change to their benefit. With an aim to expand and enrich the business analysis community in Egypt, Business Borderlines sponsored its first and certainly not last business analysis awareness event on 31st of January 2016. The event was requested and organized through the IIBA Cairo Chapter President. The guest panel speakers; Badr Soliman, Ahmed Hussien and Moderated by Angie Eissa.

Ahmed Hussien is an Information technology and telecommunication expert with over twenty years of experience handling a wide range of responsibilities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Successfully led numerous projects and initiatives covering strategy development, strategic planning, business transformation, operational improvement, capacity building of human capital, information security and architecture, design and implementation of operator multi-service telecommunication networks and information technology solutions. Managed large scale multidisciplinary operations teams working over large geographies. Ahmed is one of the pioneers of using open source software in the enterprise in Egypt and the middle east. Represented the civil society in a multi-stakeholder ministerial committee responsible for developing the Egyptian national strategy for promoting the adoption of free and open source software (FOSS). Ahmed Hussien is currently the Chief Information Technology Officer at Business Borderlines.

Badr Soliman; a Business Analyst since 1998. Curiosity and a self assessment exercise placed Badr in a BA study program with UC Berkeley. In 2000, Badr was appointed as the BA for FFIC. BA skills were the foundation of his performance in every role he has assumed. Played key roles in leading projects for banks, insurance, hospitality, and  technology and solution providers. The scope of these projects include digital channels, payment gateways, data-marts, process improvement, as well as strategy planning and execution. Badr Soliman is currently the Digital Channels Senior Manager at Barclay’s Bank.

Angie Eissa, MScBIT, CBAP : A Business Analysis Expert with over Eighteen Years of experience in the Financial Services Sector from Elicitation, Requirements Analysis, Solutions Design and Delivery Management in both Public and Private sectors in Egypt. Angie Lead the business architecture, business analysis and solution design for Financial ePayment Platforms, End to End Systems Integration projects, Managed the Business Analysis and Delivery of End of Day Financial Reconciliation Engine and Enterprise-wide Business Intelligence Solutions. Played key role as the Product Manager heading the Analysis, Testing, Vendors Management and Delivery of a Banking Digital Channels Suite (Internet, IVR, Kiosk, Mobile Application, Mobile WAP, USSD). Angie Eissa is the Founder and Managing Director of Business Borderlines.

The Event was intended as an eye opener for the IIBA Business Analysis Framework and was orchestrated in the form of a Panel Discussion around the key topics in the BA Community in Egypt. It addressed the emerging need for Business Analysis, the essential skills and role of the BA in contributing to organizational success.

Business Borderlines is committed to delivering a series of events, study groups and workshops for the BA Community in Egypt to enrich the BA Professionals and share knowledge of the Business Analysis best practices.

With special appreciation to the American University in Cairo and the Greek Campus Staff for hosting and facilitating our event and the great team of volunteers and organizers.

Photos of the event;

We extend our deepest gratitude for the volunteering distinguished speakers; Badr Soliman and Ahmed Hussien.

The event was a very successful event with high interest among Business Analysis professionals in Cairo. The feedback received from the attendees has reflected the value aspired from the event and the essential role of Business Borderlines in Business Analysis Practice Awareness.