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Fall Professional Development Day

The Buffalo Chapter of the IIBA hosted a Professional Development Day.

There were three synergistic tracks available with phenomenal speakers.

 Member $275 Group Member $250
 Non Member $309 Group Non Member $285

Key Note Speaker

Craig Price

The Realist's Guide to Getting a Grip on Negativity

As a speaker, author and podcaster, Craig has helped some of the most effective and diverse corporate leaders, from multibillion-dollar manufacturers to top universities, around the country find the path to success. His honest and realistic approach allows them to understand how to use our natural thought processes as tools for change and productivity.

 Craig realized for true long-term motivation and production, one must look at the current tools every person possesses and utilize them. This was the driving force behind his latest book “Half a Glass: The Realist’s Guide” which showcases his desire to bring “reality” based solutions to a variety of issues back into focus.

 An award winning professional stand-up comedian, veteran podcaster and certified instructor, Craig has a background in customer service, information technology and safety. Craig uses his sharp wit, intelligence and straight talk to deliver entertaining, informative programs that allow people to believe in themselves under any circumstances.


Judith Oja-Gillam

Judith's session is titled "Top 10 things about Business Architecture" in the BA track.

Judith has thirty plus years in Financial Services Business Management Consulting and Business Architecture including Strategy, Sales, Service, Control functions, Operations and IT.

Judith has proven ability to lead teams in the design, development and execution of strategic approaches to transformational change, organizational design and business process engineering practices. Focus is on generating business value and capability.

A published SME who is frequently called upon to speak or deliver workshops at leading conferences and events on Business Architecture, Business Analysis and Requirements Definition and Business Process Design.


Anthony Reed

Anthony Reed, CPA PMP has over 25 years in management and executive positions. He fused his two passions, managing and marathoning, to successfully implement multi-million dollar, international business projects. He’s been featured in business, IT, travel, and sports publications, including PMI Today, Runner’s World, Ebony, Southern Living, and the Journal of Accountancy.

 He holds two graduate and two undergraduate degrees and taught project management, IT, accounting, and business college courses and seminars. And he’s authored five books and over fifty management articles. This certified running coach is one of fifty people worldwide, who completed the marathon “hat trick” of finishing (1) 100 marathons on (2) all seven continents, including Antarctica, and (3) fifty States. He’s authored five books and over fifty management articles. His latest book is Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons On All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success (second edition).

Steve Davi

SVP Engineering at Synacor

Steve is responsible for their overall software product development as they develop next generation products enabling subscribers to access all their favorite TV shows, movies, and news anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choosing.

Prior to Synacor, Steve served as Chief Technology Officer at SeaChange International. Steve has more than 30 years of professional experience in the software industry (10 years as an engineer, 10 years as manager, and 10 years as an executive).

He is passionate about agile software development, helping to move the entire Synacor and SeaChange software engineering organizations to agile. His experience at SeaChange is briefly described in Ken Schwaber's book, Software in 30 Days. His experiences at SeaChange and Synacor are described in the book, ”Executive Influence on Agile Development: Are You The Reason Why Agile Development Isn't Working?”

Angelo Arcoleo

Keeping It Simple - Scheduling


- The Psychology, Art and Science of Gathering Business Requirements

- Top 10 things about Business Architecture


- Agile Portfolio Management

- Executives Influence on Agile


- Keeping is Simple Scheduling

- Establishing and Maintaining a PMO







Adam's Mark Hotel

120 Church Street

Buffalo NY 14202


Jim Coombs

President IIBA

Buffalo Chapter

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