This edition brings together a leading change professional and two BA apprentices to examine why BA is such a good career choice.

Panellists

Chair: Brian Runciman MBCS, BCS Head of Content and Insight

  • Sumit Sethi, MBCS, CITP
  • Nichola Paterson
  • Saif Ahmed

Debate outline

  • How do you get into BA?
  • What’s it like to be a BA day-to-day?
  • What are the skills needed to be a stand-out BA?
  • What are the progression options for BAs?
  • Can qualifications support career progression?

Synopsis

BA is always an area that attracts interest – BCS’s most popular recent webinars have been on this subject. This edition brings together a leading change professional and two BA apprentices to examine why BA is such a good career choice. There is a large demand for BA’s and they play a vital role in successful change and transformation – and that will be critical to economic recovery post-COVID.

Our panellists will give their perspectives and will be available for specific audience questions in the final 15 minutes.

About the speakers

Sumit Sethi MBCS CITP

Sumit Sethi is a leading Change Professional with three decades of experience in general insurance and most recently, within the television and telecommunications industry. During this time, he progressed from Delivery to Strategy via Business Architecture, working seamlessly in both the Business and IT domains.

Sumit’s early career was in Delivery working as a hybrid Business Analyst and Project Manager, culminating in the creation of his own Business Analysis Practice. Exposure to more IT-centric projects led Sumit to specialise in Architecture working as an Enterprise Business Architect across a range of industries. This combination of Business and IT experience facilitated Sumit’s progression to his current path of Strategy and specifically, InsurTech. Most recently, Sumit has been undertaking Consultancy and Advisory engagements from a range of UK Insurers to the UK’s largest MGA and several start-ups.

Nichola Paterson

Nicky is a Senior Business Analyst at Hampshire County Council who is nearing the end of her BA apprenticeship. She has seven colleagues from her team on the programme with her. She has supported her cohort of learners in developing their skills sets.

Saif Ahmed

Saif is a new apprentice with Jones Lang LaSalle, he was new to BA and recently achieved his apprenticeship.

This event is brought to you by: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Webinar: What about a career in Business Analysis?
Date and time
7 April, 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Location
Webinar
Price
Free