BTM TalentMash Manitoba 2018 – Speakers & Skills Sessions


BTM TalentMash Manitoba 2018 – Speakers & Skills Sessions


Terry Bunio – Student of the Game

Through the multiple roles over 25 years in Information Technology, Terry has played multiple roles on many different successful projects and teams. In his current role, Terry Bunio is the Manager of the Project Management Office at the University of Manitoba. Terry will review the Project Management Office at the University of Manitoba, how projects are selected, and how project teams are formed, and how projects are run. In particular, the Project Leadership team of Project Manager, Solution Architect, and Business Lead will be reviewed. Terry will also review how the Project Management Office has been formed, evolved and improved over his time at the University of Manitoba.

Through those 25 plus years and multiple roles, there has been one principle that has driven success and remain unchanged throughout the years. In this session, Terry will also review the principle of being a Student of the Game has taken him to new knowledge and challenges and ultimately successes.

Terry Bunio has worked in Information Technology for over 25 years. Through out his career, Terry has performed the roles of Software Developer, Database Administrator, Data Architect, Project Manager, Delivery Manager, and Principal Consultant. Terry has worked for Investors Group, Protegra, and now the University of Manitoba giving Terry experience in working with private companies, Government, Higher Education, and Consulting. Terry Bunio was the Project Manager on the team that developed the Park Reservation Service that was developed for the Province of Manitoba that was awarded the Project of the Year award by PMI Manitoba in 2006.

As a practical Manager and Project Manager, Terry is known to challenge assumptions and strives to strike the balance between the theoretical and real world approaches for both Traditional Project Management and Agile approaches. Terry believes in the principles of Brutal Visibility, Minimizing Inventory, Right-Sizing Processes, Architecture, and Collaboration.

Along the way Terry discovered that he enjoys helping to build teams, growing client trust, solving problems and issues, and helping to guide solutions. It seems that some people like to call that Project Management.

Terry is a fan of the Green Bay Packers, Winnipeg Jets, and asking why.


Michael Antonio – Rethinking the Future of Business Analysts Right Now!

With the rapid pace of environmental, economic and technological change Private and Public sector organizations are being confronted with new challenges and opportunities. This results in the growth in Business Analysts being engaged as business and technology strategists, creating transformational value for organizations. In this session, we examine the drivers of this direction and explore how well we are preparing Business Analysts to enable profound and radical change. This is a change that reorients the profession and practice in a new direction taking it to a different level of scope and demands.

Michael Antonio Bio: Michael Antonio is a Senior IT Executive with over 20 years leadership experience partnering and building trusted relationships with business executives to drive the delivery of value-for-money IT investments to support their strategic business goals. He is an entrepreneurial, highly motivated leader with a track record of success supporting organizational change, delivering successful IT strategic plans, and effectively managing IT budgets, procurement, vendor relationships, major transformational projects and business risk.

Michael is currently the Executive Director, ICT Shared Services: Department of Finance, Mb government and has held senior positions that include President: Infocorp Computer Solutions, Outsourcing Director: Systemhouse/EDS, IT Director: Mb Family Services/Manitoba Lotteries, and National Systems Manager: Burns Meats. He has also been teaching Business Analysis courses for the past 11 years.

His experience includes conducting business in the Caribbean, N. America, Africa, and the Pacific Rim and responsibility for multimillion-dollar solution deployments and product launches. Michael holds the Certified Computer Professional (CCP), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and the Information Systems Professional (ISP) professional designations and the CobiT Foundations certification.

Kevin Guenther – Accounting for UX in Agile Projects

Agile has become the dominant method for software-project management but Agile processes weren’t originally developed with UX in mind. As a result, UX practices and Agile workflows don’t always easily fit together. This session will discuss how UX professionals have had to adapt their processes and workflows to fit within the rules, ceremonies, and pace of Agile development for better results.

As a User Experience (UX) Design Consultant, Kevin helps define and drive the future of Online clients’ digital experiences. He identifies and sets product strategies, envisions complex UX ecosystems and inspires project teams to push the boundaries of what’s possible. Kevin brings with him 20 years of knowledge in human-computer interaction and excellence in design execution.