IIBA Workshop



Succeeding with Data – Business Analysis for Data Science.

“The best data scientists get out and talk to people,” – says Thomas Redman in HBR

The buzz about Data is at an all-time high, and the industry leaders are completely dialed into the potential and the promise of Data. However, surprisingly Gartner predicts, about 85% of Data based engagements fail. Some of the issues cited are lack of clarity in business goals, insufficient problem analysis, gaps in specific business knowledge, data diversity and lack of talent to translate and communicate findings. If it sounds all too familiar to you as some of the key business analysis skills, you wouldn’t be mistaken.

In this IIBA Thought Leadership workshop, we focus on a framework to inject digital business analysis into data science engagements with a clear experiential approach designed for business analysis professionals and business consultants.

Key Takeaways

  • Experience the full lifecycle of a data science engagement
  • Learn the approach and business analysis tools to ensure engagement success
  • Learn about IIBA’s business analytics specialized certification program
  • Understand the pre-requisites for a successful business consultant in Data arena


Ashish Mehta, MD – India & APAC, Global Thought Leader, International Institute of Business Analysis
Ashish Mehta is a seasoned leader with over 23 years of experience in leading global IT consulting and business analysis practice. A recognized thought-leader in the business analysis, Ashish has worked with clients globally to establish highly effective Business Analysis and IT Consulting disciplines, enabling the delivery of solutions to business and technical problems. Ashish leads IIBA’s Global Thought Leadership initiative to ensure relevance of business analysis in fast paced business and technology environment. Ashish is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Read More
Ananta Mahapatra, Program Manager, India Programs and Global Thought Leadership IIBA®, Co-Author
Ananta is a business analysis practitioner with over a decade of experience in business strategy, IP development, digital and IT solution development in Financial Services, Insurance, Health and Life Sciences domains. Ananta is a Certified Professional in Requirements Engineering from International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) and a member of International Institute of Business Analysis(IIBA®). Read More