Analyze Outside the Box

Beyond Textbook Business Analysis


23 November
6:45 PM (EEST)
Professor Tsvetan Lazarov 67, MentorMate Sofia

The Business Analyst as an Influencer Within your Company

Business analysts have many tools and techniques that let them succeed in their roles while working on projects. But aren’t those tools and techniques transferable? The short answer is that, yes, they can be used in a wide variety of situations. This presentation explores how you can use different tools to influence change within your company as well as how to use those tools responsibly. A case study will highlight practical ways and tactics that you can use to influence positive change.

Building a Second Brain: Knowledge Management in Business Analysis

The focal point of the presentation is how to manage knowledge effectively by applying Tiago Forte’s novel method of Building a Second Brain. Apart from covering the theoretical aspects of the method, the presentation will also talk about managing and organizing divergent sources of information with ease, designing a digital repository to store that information, as well as capturing details using AI and machine learning tools.


Note: This event will be held onsite and is free of charge. Registration is mandatory. The presentation will be in English.


Meet the Speakers

David Tomov-Strock

Business Analyst


David Tomov-Strock is a Business Analyst, working at MentorMate since 2020. He has extensive experience in business analysis with a variety of software development firms as well as in higher education in the U.S. In MentorMate he has already worked on a wide range of projects – he consulted one of the biggest sport associations in the world, helped us define and develop a resource app for fly anglers (PocketWaters), as well as a solution that distills business books into easily digestible text and audio (Soundview).


David’s educational background includes biology, gastronomy, software development, and project management. In his spare time, David can often be found playing with his five dogs and taking them on hikes.

Georgi Naydenov

Business Analyst


Georgi Naydenov is a Business Analyst and a Notion evangelist. Ever since making a career transition to business analysis, he has constantly sought ways to optimize processes in his projects. A recent example would be his work on modernizing a system for a company in the energy analytics industry.

As a psychology postgraduate, he knows a thing or two about knowledge management (with the sources to back it up!). He’s also very passionate to share that knowledge with his colleagues and outside of MentorMate in presentations or even in video format. In his free time, you can find him playing board games, being immersed in volunteering, or hopelessly self-teaching himself the guitar.

At a glance


Browse through the schedule for the event.

  • 6:45 PM
    Welcome and introductions
  • 7:00 PM
    The Business Analyst as an Influencer Within your Company, David Tomov - Strock
  • 7:30 PM
  • 7:45 PM
    Building a Second Brain: Knowledge Management in Business Analysis, Georgi Naydenov
  • 8:15 PM
  • 8:30 PM

Beyond Textbook Business Analysis

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