Leadership Committee


SIG Founder and Co-Chair
Dr Mark Griffin is the Chair of the IIBA SIG for Business Analytics. He is the Director of the Australian Development Agency for Statistics and Information Systems, a member of the Executive Committee for the Statistical Society of Australia, and holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Queensland. Qualified as both a statistician and computer engineer, he is well-versed in the similarities and apparent conflicts between these disciplines.


SIG Co-Chair
Meri Gruber is Vice President at Decision Management Solutions, specialists in helping organizations design, build and implement business analytics in their systems and processes using decision management. She also has extensive international operating experience with Intel, Total SA, Schlumberger, Ernst & Young Management Consulting and Silicon Valley startups. She holds a BS Electrical Engineering Honors from the University of Washington, Seattle and an MBA from INSEAD, France. Connect with Meri on Twitter or LinkedIn


SIG Founding Committee
Mr. Oludayo Awe is an Engineering graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State of Nigeria and is the System Architect of The OS Concepts Consulting (based in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria) where his job roles include Business Process Development, Business Process Management, Business Process Improvement and Re-engineering, Business Analysis and Project Management. He is also the President of International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Nigeria Chapter and sits on the board of the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region of IIBA.


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Melanie Lee, CBAP, is a Consultant at CGI Group, Inc. in Atlanta, GA, USA. She is an experienced Business Analyst, having worked for companies such as UPS, SunTrust Bank, AT&T, and Siebel Systems, on a wide range of project types from data integration, mobile and credit card payments, CRM support systems, and business analytics. She received her MS in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University and has an undergraduate degree in Statistics and an Actuarial Certificate from University of Florida. Prior to finding her Business Analyst career path, Melanie was an Actuarial Analyst at Mercer and Assurant, which she now recognizes to be a unique and specialized business analytics role.


Kunal Joshi  
SIG Founding Committee
Kunal Joshi, CBAP, PMP is currently working as Global Workflow Consultant at Shell. He is holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Gujarat Technological University and has diverse experience in fields of Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy and Information Management. Prior to the current role he has worked as PMO, Commissioning and Maintenance Engineer in Refinery. He currently helps to manage engineering data using Engineering Datawarehouses.


Jaleann Matos-McClurg  
SIG Founding Committee
Jaleann is a strategic BA in healthcare industry working  at (Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, Humana, Anthem/WellPoint), vendor and hospital verticals with 10+ yrs experience in: (BA CoP, product development, SDLC, research, org readiness, BI reporting, utilization management/quality). Her vision is to lead business transformation projects to bring renaissance & create system intelligence for business impact. Jaleann is a former chapter leader of Greater Atlanta IIBA, BA Mentor , HealthIT conference reviewer and public speaker/high-impact leader trained by Toastmasters International since 2011. Twitter: @cre8bitacle 


Suneil Gavaskar Shrivastav  
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Suneil Gavaskar Shrivastav works as a data scientist. He is a Certified Analytics Professional® and a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science and the International Statistical Institute, and the Statistical Society of Canada. In his current role, Suneil works in developing and maintaining predictive models for customer churn, and develops visualization tools for executive and strategic decision making.


Jennifer Loughran  
SIG Founding Committee 
Jennifer Loughran, CPM, CSM is an IT Project Manager at the State of Vermont’s Agency of Digital Services, Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO). She provides guidance for requirements on IT projects. Jennifer is building a Business Analysis initiative within EPMO and her areas of interest include Data Governance, Enterprise Content Management, Statistical Analysis and Reporting, SAS programming, HEDIS, and Healthcare IT. She has a Bachelor Degree from Centenary University. Jennifer has worked with Prudential, BlueCross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, HNS, BlueCross and BlueShield of Vermont, State of Vermont Health Care Administration, and MBA HealthGroup. LinkedIn: LinkedIn


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Chris Lloyd-Jones is Avanade’s Global Automation Lead, growing capability in Intelligent Automation and related technologies. Chris has a background in legal and financial services, with a focus on organisational transformation. Connect with Chris on Twitter (@cortalux) or Linkedin


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Ramanpal is working as Senior Business Manager in Business Consulting division of HCL Technologies and has 14 years of consulting experience. His primary skill is to recommend industry best practices to his customers, help them define their multi year IT roadmap & leverage analytics at strategic & operational level to measure performance. He architected CRM, Supply chain, loyalty management systems and built solutions that leveraged historic & contextual data to offer real time promotions. He worked extensively on data analysis, visualization, dashboards & process consulting in Denmark, Australia, UK, US & holds Bachelor of Technology from Punjab Technical University, India.