Keynote Speakers




Dr. Victor R. Basili is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Center - Maryland. He was a founder of the Software Engineering Laboratory at NASA/GSFC. He works on measuring, evaluating, and improving the software process and products. Awards include the 2000 ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award and the IEEE 2003 Harlan Mills Award Computer Society. He is an IEEE and ACM Fellow. In April he received a Laurea Honoris Causa from the University of Sannio in Italy.

Presentation Title: "Empirically Evolving Software Engineering Techniques"

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As Corporate Director of IBM Software Test and Development Excellence, Bill Woodworth has a three fold responsibility: 1) increase the IBM-wide focus on testing of all software products and solutions, 2) based upon the success achieved in #1 for testers, do the same for all IBM software developers, and 3) drive the continuing focus on improving the reliability/ availability of our integrated customer solutions. In this role, Bill is leading both the company wide ‘Testers Community’ and ‘Developers Community’ to facilitate and move the units across IBM into a "best of breed" standard of testing and developing. With 20 years of product development and test management experience, he has achieved proven and consistent successes through leading results-oriented and quality-focused processes in the software development business.

Presentation Title: "Using Metrics to Drive Quality Improvements and Value -- Company Wide"

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