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Register for May 17 IEEE Computer Society Software Experts Summit to Keep Up With Pace of Innovation

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Los Alamitos, California (PRWEB) April 21, 2011

With increasing globalization, new technologies, the economic downturn, and fast-changing regulations, the competitive landscape in the software engineering field is constantly changing, even for industries that once seemed stable. To obtain the tools essential for keeping software engineering knowledge sharp in this ever-changing climate, be sure to register for the Software Experts Summit at

The Software Experts Summit, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Software magazine, will take place May 17 at the Computer History Museum in the heart of the Silicon Valley, against a backdrop of one of the largest international collections of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, ephemera, photographs, moving images, documents, and software.

SES attendees may also want to attend the SEI Architecture Technology User Network(SATURN) 2011 Conference, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and IEEE Software, set for May 16-20 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in nearby Burlingame, California.

The high-level, one-day SES will feature keynote speeches from leading names in the software engineering field addressing the issue, "Managing the Pace of Innovation." The summit will provide opportunities for networking with software engineering thought leaders who will share their experiences and proven techniques for adapting to the relentless pace of business innovation. To register online, visit Registration is $90.

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

Grady Booch, who will deliver the afternoon keynote speech, served as chief scientist of Rational Software Corp. from its 1981 founding until its acquisition by IBM. He will speak on the topic: “Everything You Know Is Wrong!” Besides being one of the original authors of the Unified Modeling Language, Booch was also one of the original developers of several Rational products. The IBM Fellow has authored six books and is editor of IEEE Software's On Architecture column.

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

During the morning sessions, 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 learning to make better decisions.

During the afternoon, Pekka Abrahamsson, a professor of computer science at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy, will talk about the 60MEUR program, which enables companies to combine cloud technologies with lean software processes and new business models. Grigori Melnik, a senior program manager in the Patterns & Practices Group at Microsoft, will lead a session on “Making Distributed Agile Work.” Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, an internationally recognized leader in the development of practical design methodologies, will head up 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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