Join Dr Kitty Hung to discuss both the challenges and opportunities to Business Analysts in 2023.
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Many would agree that 2022 has been a challenging years globally. The Russian invasion to Ukraine back in February has caused shortages of energy supply throughout Europe and shortages of food supply pretty much around the globe. The rise of energy cost due to shortages has led to inflation on pretty much everything else apart from wages. This has led to industry actions and strikes amongst frontline service workers in transportation, postal, border control and healthcare around the UK.
Inflation also means business owners are facing higher costs in procurement and day-to-day overhead expenditure. Organisations need to re-think how they operate in order to sustain their business. During 2022, there was a number of very high profile big tech redundancies (not just in America but globally) from Meta (Facebook), Amazon, Twitter, Tesla, Microsoft, Salesforce, Netflix.
While most countries in the world are slowly catching up with the Covid-19 backlog economically, on the other hand, China, the 2nd largest economy and the biggest exporter in the world has just started implementing herd immunity after nearly 3 years of the zero COVID-19 tolerance lockdown. With 1.4 billion population, it will take a while to achieve the herd immunity. It looks like the manufacturing issues and logistics bottleneck could last till a large part of 2023.
We can't predict when the Russian invasion to Ukraine will come to an end. If the invasion continues in 2023, the energy and food shortages will continue. Therefore, inflation will continue. Organisations are very keen to increase their automation to save cost and to reduce reliance on manual work. Automation means adopting more advanced and latest emerging technologies. My prediction in 2023 is that there would be more businesses adopting the emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, ML, Robotics, Digital Twin, Metaverse, Quantum computing, Blockchain etc. This has created both challenges and opportunities to Business Analysts. In my talk, I will discuss both the challenges and opportunities to Business Analysts in 2023.
About the speaker
Dr Kitty Hung, PhD, CITP, BCS Fellow - Principal Consultant at Atkins
Dr Kitty Hung, a BCS Fellow, has more than 23 years’ experience as a lead business and system analyst covering policing, national security, telecommunications, critical national infrastructure, defence, transportation, disruptive & emerging technologies such as IoT, Digital Twin. Kitty is a holder of the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. She brings a blend of professional experience, creativity, customer focus, digital transformation, consultancy and vendor management as well as legislation and regulatory compliance experience to the IT industry and the BA professionals’ community with the ability to analyse complex problems and to translate them to requirements and present ways to solve them. She identifies customers’ most pressing digital related pain points and challenges particularly in cyber security, data science / analytics, GDPR. She is an experienced and passionate mentor, coach, volunteer and charity fundraiser to help others and to give back to the community. Kitty was born and grew up in Hong Kong. She is native in Chinese language fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
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