BCS futureELITE – Business Analysts Event

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Webinar recording of BCS ELITE event 21st May 2020


Christina Lovelock: “Growing a BA Career…”
Ian Holloway: “The changing face of BAs in a digital world”
Q&A Panel Discussion

A forum for inspirational leaders in IT to share the story of their career to date and offer advice and guidance to ambitious professionals in the world of technology.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT 
A charity with a royal charter and an agenda to support the people who work in IT and to lead the industry through its ethical challenges.
The British Computer Society exists to promote and advance the education and practice of computing for the benefit of the public.

ELITE, the Computing Leadership Forum, is a member group within BCS for those who make distinguished and influential contributions to computing leadership in and across communities. BCS ELITE is recognised as the National Body for representing the views of CIOs, CTOs, IT Directors and other IT leaders at EuroCIO, the European CIO Association. ELITE is open to BCS members and non-members alike; any computing leader who meets the ELITE membership criteria can apply to join.

BCS Young Professionals Group (YPG) has over 20,000 members, the largest membership group within BCS and is dedicated to supporting and representing those in the foundation years of their technology and computing career.

futureELITE is a collaboration between the BCS Computing Leadership Forum ELITE and BCS Young Professionals Group to share the professional journeys of inspirational leaders in IT with those furthering their careers in IT.


Christina Lovelock

Christina Lovelock

Business Analysis and Solution Architecture Manager at University of Leeds

Christina leads the BA service at UoL and is co-author of the 2019 book Delivering Business Analysis: The BA Service Handbook, which shares insights and findings from research into Business Analysis, practical guidance for BA leaders and case studies from across the professional community.

She is active in the BA professional community and has worked in various public sector organisations at a local and national level. At NHS Digital she led a practice of over 100 BAs supporting national IT projects. She holds the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis, is a BCS Oral Examiner for the International Diploma in Business Analysis and is a director of the national BA Manager Forum and is chair of the National BA Apprenticeship standard review.

Ian Holloway

Head of Analysis and Design at TalkTalk

TalkTalk Telecom Group plc is a company which provides pay television, telecommunications, Internet access, and mobile network services to businesses and consumers in the United Kingdom.

Ian leads a combined Business Analysis, Solution Architecture and Design function (over 90 people) across all TalkTalk lines of business. Utilising his 24 years’ experience, Ian is looking to bring the teams together and look at how to improve employee engagement, ways of working, and architecture.

Originally trained as an accountant, Ian moved into IT where he has worked on new products ranging from mobility solutions for early WAP phones (remember those?!) to the launch of the iPhone in the UK. He has set up and managed architecture and design teams across several large multi-national brands.

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