Monthly Archives: February 2011

SEPG Europe 2011 Registration Opening Soon

The SEPG Europe 2011 call for participation is now closed, but registration will be opening very soon. The SEPG Europe 2011 team is making the final preparations to open the super-early-bird registration in the next few days. Check back for an announcement about its official opening and how you can save up to $300 off regular rates.

Hint: if you want to get the most savings possible, we recommend registering early. There are a limited number of super-early-bird registrations and they could sell out quickly. Act fast to save the most!


Reminder: SEPG Europe 2011 Call for Participation Ends Sunday

SEPG Europe 2011 will be held in Dublin, Ireland, on June 7-9, 2011. Will you be presenting?

The SEPG Europe 2011 Call for Participation period closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on 20 February 2011. Themed Global Excellence in Software and Security, this year’s technical program will highlight three critical focus areas: architecture, process improvement, and security. In the 13 technical tracks, the robust conference program will present research results and business solutions to help delegates optimize their performance in every aspect of their organizations.

There’s Still Time to Submit an Abstract

If you have a real-world case study, key learnings, research, or insights to share with a global community, please visit the SEPG Europe 2011 call for participation page for information on the topics, format, terms and conditions, and submission link.

This year, the abstract submission process is easier than ever, with a required word count of just 250-500 words.

We look forward to receiving your submission and we hope to see you in Dublin.

Noted U.S. and International Executives to Keynote SEPG North America 2011

The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute announced the keynote speaker lineup for SEPG North America 2011, to be held in Portland, Ore., from March 21 to 24. Headlining the SEPG North America 2011 conference program are three highly-regarded thought-leaders in software, technology, and process improvement: K. Dinesh, co-founder and member of the board of directors at Infosys Technologies Limited; William “Liam” Durbin, former chief information officer and business owner; and Harry S. Hertz, director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Each of the three keynote presenters will share with SEPG North America 2011 attendees his wealth of experience and practical application in software and systems engineering. Drawing upon the conference theme of The Power of Process, these noted leaders will bring their perspectives in areas such as workforce development and improvement, high-maturity organizations, changing behaviors, and business value and impact.

K. Dinesh: In addition to his roles at Infosys, Dinesh serves as director of Narayana Hrudayalaya Private Limited, one of the largest health care companies in India. Dinesh focuses on managing quality at Infosys, championing the company’s software quality processes in achieving world-class benchmarks, including CMM Level 5 and People CMM Level 5.

William “Liam” Durbin: Durbin has more than 20 years of leadership experience with Fortune 500 companies and as a naval officer. In 2011, Durbin left his most recent role at Heinz North America to focus on his small business,, with a focus on technology as a differentiator. Durbin was named 2010 CIO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

Harry S. Hertz: As the director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program that administers the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Hertz focuses on change management and the evolving definition of quality. Hertz has held positions with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications, and holds one patent. Hertz is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

“We are honored to have a distinguished roster of keynote presenters to open the SEPG North America 2011 conference program,” said Dr. Palma Buttles, SEPG North America 2011 technical co-chair. “Their experience, inspiration, and vision in their respective fields will help shape a roadmap for the future of software quality and continuous process improvement.”

“In addition to these keynote presentations, SEPG North America 2011 offers a robust schedule of more than 100 tutorials and technical sessions, plus numerous networking opportunities with software and systems professionals from around the world,” said Gian Wemyss, SEPG North America 2011 technical co-chair.

Register for SEPG North America 2011 by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 18 and save up to $200 off regular registration rates.