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Four Software Process Improvement Experts Announced as SEPG Europe 2010 Keynotes

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Pittsburgh, Pa., June 9, 2010—Four recognized leaders in the process improvement industry have been announced as the keynote speakers at SEPG Europe 2010, June 28 – July 1 in Porto, Portugal. The flagship conference for process professionals, SEPG Europe is an annual gathering where the process community comes together to learn, network, and build their skills in process improvement in software and systems engineering as a means to achieving superior performance. 

The Software Engineering Institute (http://www.sei.cmu.edu/) announced the following SEPG Europe 2010 keynote speakers:

  • Linda Northrop, director of the Research, Technology, and System Solutions Program at the Software Engineering Institute where she leads the work in architecture-centric engineering, software product lines, system of systems, and ultra-large-scale systems research.
  • Dr. Richard Mark Soley, chairman and chief executive officer of the Object Management Group, Inc. (OMG®) and executive director of the SOA Consortium.
  • Dr. Ian Sommerville, professor of computer science at St. Andrews University, Scotland and principal investigator in the UK's Large Scale Complex IT Systems research program.
  • Jacqueline (Jacqui) Guichelaar, head of global production services within GT Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank, responsible for global production services across all business lines.

As part of an engaging technical program, the SEPG Europe 2010 keynote speakers will address the design of dependable systems, the future of ultra-large-scale systems, making process framework deliver valuable services, and the process and schedule for developing a standard of software quality metrics. 

“These four individuals each bring a unique yet united perspective on achieving significant business results from process improvement,” says Pat Kirwan, Technical Program Chair, SEPG Europe 2010. “As a result of their respective backgrounds, professional accomplishments, and their commitment to sharing their expertise with others, delegates will leave with valuable insights, as well as many new ideas and solutions to implement.”

Each SEPG conference offers core professional development in process improvement through technical sessions focused on technologies like CMMI, People CMM, PSP, TSP, Agile, ISO, and Six Sigma; approaches to implementing high maturity; effective acquisition techniques; service development and delivery; and many other processes for improvement.  

“In addition to these keynote presentations, SEPG Europe 2010 offers a rich and engaging schedule of tutorials, technical sessions, CMMI certification exams, and networking opportunities with software and systems professionals from around the world,” says Kirwan. 

About the SEPG Conference Series
SEPG is the premier, global conference series on software and systems process management hosted by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. The SEPG conference series also sets the benchmark for excellence in the areas of acquisition, development, maintenance, security, and services. For more information, visit the SEPG Conference Series website (http://www.sei.cmu.edu/sepg/).


About the Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University.

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