Presenter: Julian Sammy
Format: Keynote, Track Session
cyborg: an organic being enhanced by technology
You're a cyborg, just like everyone else. Humans automate and integrate technology into our bodies, minds, and relationships; we've done it since before we were humans. As a BA you help stakeholders design, install, and then deal with technical solutions every day – but how will automation affect you? What parts of your job could be done by a machine? What will it mean to be a business analyst in three years, or five, or ten? We used to say that this profession was future proof because it couldn't be outsourced or automated -- but 'future proof' doesn't mean what it used to.
The Cyborg in the Mirror explores the business consequences of the inevitable and relentless integration of technology into the human condition.
- Refocus your professional development on aspects of business analysis that can not be automated.
- Begin to assess technological change in terms of meaning instead of functionality.
- Recognize what technology can change - and what it can not.