Shaping tomorrow - Is sustainability any of my business?
Sustainability is increasingly becoming everyone's concern. It is prominently emerging in both business and digital spaces - from increasing regulations, to strategic planning, and sustainable IT practices. New technology, such as AI or blockchain, brings a lot of opportunities, however it also comes with environmental costs, e.g. high energy consumption, which should not be overlooked. At the same time, we are facing increasing resource scarcity, caused by e.g. hardware disposal, which should on the contrary be captured and re-utilized.
What can you, as a business analyst or business architect do today, to act on sustainability concerns in your organization?
IIBA, since the very first edition of the BABOK in June 2006, had defined four categories of Business Analysis requirements, i.e. ‘business’, ‘stakeholder’, ‘solution’, and ‘transition’. It should therefore come as no surprise that the institute considers the concept of ‘sustainability’ so important that it recently dedicated a fifth category to it.
In this session, we will have three speakers who will address sustainability concerns from different perspectives. Ines Vanlangendonck and Morten Stender will introduce and elaborate on the digital and strategic side of it, which Stefan Bossuwé will link with the recently introduced BABOK sustainability requirements.
Whether you are a Strategic Leader, Business Analyst, Business Architect, or sustainability enthusiast – this session is for you. Join us and learn how You can take action!
- 18:30: Doors open & Networking with drinks & sandwiches
- 19:00: Welcome by IIBA Brussels Chapter and host Queaso Services
- 19:05: Shaping tomorrow - Is sustainability any of my business?
- 20:30: Networking
- 21:30: Event end
- Join in-person: Queaso Services bv, Business District, Dendermondsesteenweg 530 A, Destelbergen, Ghent.
- Join online with Zoom.
Ines started Kamon, a digital sustainability studio, in 2021. Kamon designs and builds digital tools for the circular economy. Kamon helps organizations create successful new circular services supported by digital solutions. Ines is also part-time Lab Manager of REuseLab, an academic research group in product service solutions for reusables in many different industries.
Morten is an experienced Business Architecture practitioner with an interest in how Business Architecture shapes business sustainability, and the other way around. He is one of the founding partners of Staun&Stender – a leading digital transformation consultancy in the Nordics, and a new-generation EAM tool next-insight provider.
For over 25 years, Morten has been helping large organizations with successful strategic planning, business transformation, and strategy implementation with the use of Business Architecture, IT Strategy, and Digital Governance practices. He is now exploring how these practices can also help develop sustainable business opportunities.
Passionate about business analysis, Stefan founded in 2009 the IIBA® Brussels Chapter together with a small group of BA enthusiasts, where he was appointed Chapter President which he remained for 10 years. He’s currently still very active as the Chapter’s Ambassador.
He became the first CBAP® in Belgium and Luxembourg in 2012.
With 30 years of professional experience in various roles and 20 different business domains, Stefan assists organisations in increasing their BA maturity e.g. coaching and introducing / deploying methodologies + best practices.
Stefan is very driven in promoting the BA profession and shares his knowledge and experience as a speaker at various international conferences and seminars.
As such he’s one of the first content providers of IIBA’s Knowledge Hub - where he gave an interesting overview on the requirement categories - and is the originator of the successful (copied by several IIBA Chapters) case oriented BABOK® Study Group approach, which he still facilitates for the IIBA Brussels Chapter.