Bola Rotibi has over 20 years of industry experience spanning engineering, software development and IT analysis. She is a high-profile and highly experienced analyst focused on software development technologies, applications, processes, tools and market trends. In 2008 and 2009 Bola Rotibi was voted one of the top three analysts covering the software development and delivery market and industry by the influential IIAR (Institute of Industry Analyst Relations) group.
In 2010 Bola founded Creative Intellect Consulting an analyst research, advisory and consulting firm with the focus of providing expert guidance on software and systems delivery in a connected world. The company’s key areas of analysis are software development, delivery and lifecycle management across the Software and IT spectrum (e.g. Cloud, virtualisation, system management, SOA, PLM, PLE, systems engineering, analytics, Agile, mobile platforms, security and Internet of Things) along with its impact on and alignment with the business.
Bola is also on the (ISC)²’s European Advisory Council Board. As an expert software lifecycle professional, Bola’s role is to advise (ISC)² on ways to stem the proliferation of software vulnerabilities through the support and professional development of the software community.
From 2012 to 2014 Bola was one of the founding members on the Steering Committee for the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC), a cross industry consortium that looks to deliver OSLC as an interoperability standard for diverse and disparate tool chains. This led to Bola and CIC being invited to join the Pan European Crystal project for devising an interoperability specification for the safety critical industry. Bola joins the project with the likes of Volvo, EADS, Siemens, AVL, Airbus and other leading European brands in this market.
Bola is regularly sought after to provide input into and drive vendor and product selection decision processes. She has acted as an advisor to leading IT providers such as Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Oracle, Fujitsu, Adobe, Accenture, HP, Compuware and Salesforce.com; to investment and education bodies; and to large (and small) IT user organisations in Retail, Manufacturing, Media, Government, Automotive, Financial Services, Telecommunications and consultancies. An experienced presenter, Bola is also often quoted in trade and business press in Europe, America and Asia Pacific including Software Development Times, Computer Weekly and Computing.