Early-Bird Registration Closing for Software Experts Summit

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 11 April, 2011 – The early-bird registration deadline is closing on 15 April for the Software Experts Summit, scheduled for May 17 at the Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum. Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Software magazine, and AMD, the high-level, one-day summit will feature keynote speeches from leading names in the software engineering field discussing "Managing the Pace of Innovation." Registration is $90 before the early-bird deadline. To register, visit http://www.computer.org/ses11.

The summit will provide opportunities to network with software engineering thought leaders who will share techniques for keeping up with business innovations. Increasing globalization, evolving technologies, the economic downturn, and new regulations have led to a changing competitive landscape. To obtain the tools to keep your software engineering knowledge sharp in this environment, register for the summit at http://www.computer.org/ses11.

Gary McGraw, CTO of software security consulting firm Cigital Inc., will deliver a keynote speech on “Software Security and the Building Security in Maturity Model (BSIMM).” He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of “Java Security,” “Building Secure Software,” and six other best-selling books. He also edits the Addison-Wesley Software Security series and produces the Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine.

Grady Booch, who served as chief scientist of Rational Software Corp. from its founding until its acquisition by IBM, will deliver the afternoon keynote--“Everything You Know Is Wrong!”—via Second Life. An original author of Unified Modeling Language and several Rational products, Booch is an IBM Fellow whose six books include “UML Users Guide” and “Object-Oriented Analysis with Applications.” Booch is editor of IEEE Software's On Architecture column.

The summit will include six information-packed sessions grouped under the themes: “Making the Right Decisions” and “Experience with Agile Development and Innovation.” Forrest Shull, editor in chief of IEEE Software and senior scientist at Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering in Maryland, will moderate.

Jan Bosch, vice president of engineering process at Intuit, will address “How Speed Drives Innovation.” Independent consultant and retrospectives guru Linda Rising will hold a forum for participants to share their stories, followed by a session on making better decisions.

Pekka Abrahamsson, a computer science professor at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy, will talk about 60MEUR, which lets companies combine cloud technologies with lean software processes and new business models. Grigori Melnik, a senior program manager in Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices Group, will lead a session on “Making Distributed Agile Work.” Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, a leader in developing practical design methodologies, will head a session on “Managing Project Risk and Incremental Design Innovation.”

Attending the Software Experts Summit will help technology professionals gain knowledge of engaging and cutting-edge software engineering topics, such as:
• software security and the BSIMM initiative
• innovation through composition-oriented engineering
• software decisions under time pressures
• software functionality fundamentals and best-practices, and
• distributed agile development teams.

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of IEEE’s 38 societies, the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.

About IEEE Software

This bimonthly magazine delivers reliable, useful, leading-edge software development information to keep engineers and managers abreast of rapid technology change. The authority on translating software theory into practice, IEEE Software includes peer-reviewed articles and columns by real-world experts that illuminate all aspects of the industry, including process improvement, project management, development tools, software maintenance, Web applications and opportunities, testing, usability, and much more.

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