Jennifer Battan is an internationally recognized conference speaker and thought leader within the business analysis community. Battan has professional experience in information technology as a business analyst, working with clients to improve processes, project execution and deliver exceptional results where IT and business meet. Her business sector experience spans retail, tourism, educational testing, healthcare, pharmaceutical benefits management, public sector/government and IT security. She served on her local IIBA Chapter board for more than seven years and led a content development and writing team for the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge.
Battan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) with a concentration in advertising and broadcasting. She maintains her Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification with the International Institute for Business Analysis, and she is also a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner.
She has been a passionate volunteer with the Minnesota Destination Imagination Affiliate for more than 18 years. In addition to her work as a tournament Appraiser and Regional Challenge Master, she has served Destination Imagination as a volunteer Dissector (Challenge editor) and workshop presenter at the Imagination Celebration in Rio de Janerio.
A native of Nebraska, Battan is now an active member of the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota community. She’s a stained-glass artist, scaredy-cat knitter, avid reader, Munzee hunter and fearlessly fosters the creativity and curiosity of her four children. The activities in her at home makerspace have not required a visit from the fire department or HazMat unit… yet.
Battan is the Midwest Territory Manager at Destination Imagination, Inc. The role merges her 15 years of business experience with her passion for volunteering.