Embedded Systems Webinar Set for 20 May

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 May, 2010 – The first webinar in the “Lifecycle Solutions for Embedded Systems Development” series will be held on 20 May and feature two high-level engineers from IBM Rational.

Kurt Sand is program director of IBM Rational worldwide strategy for the complex and embedded systems marketplace. He is responsible for analyzing market dynamics, along with customer and competitor patterns to find the best avenues for growth across markets. Scott Niemann is a systems solution architect for IBM Rational and has been working in the embedded systems space with Rational solutions for the last 15 years.

The free hour-long webinar, sponsored by IBM and the IEEEE Computer Society, will be held at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT / 18:00 GMT. To register, click here.

Sand has more than 15 years of experience as a software developer, business unit manager, field application engineer, product marketing manager, and strategist. He holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University and has conducted post-graduate studies in engineering management at George Washington University.
Niemann is a former Motorola lead software engineer who joined IBM in 1999. He works with customers in designing embedded systems, as well as planning new requirements for the Rational portfolio. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The webinar is designed to help organizations improve the process of developing and bringing complex and embedded systems to market. Attendees will learn how to unify disparate engineering and development teams to improve quality, reduce costs, increase productivity, and comply with regulations in a rapidly changing, increasing globalized marketplace.

Traditional development can lead to a siloed and disconnected set of processes that can result in increased development time and reduced quality. The session will provide insight on the state of the Smart Product evolution and how a more agile and seamless development process can be achieved.

Follow-on webinars will focus on how the individual disciplines of requirements engineering, systems engineering, model-driven software development, and quality and test management can be integrated to support a more efficient workflow to meet business objectives and customers’ needs.

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