Four Accomplished Leaders to Keynote SEPG Europe 2011 in Dublin

The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) today announced the four thought-leaders who will keynote SEPG Europe 2011 in Dublin, Ireland, on June 7-9, 2011. Martin Curley, Bill Curtis, James Over, and Alexander Springer will explore the theme Global Excellence in Software and Security as it relates to the changing and evolving landscape of software, software systems, process improvement, and software quality and their impact on high-quality software and systems.

Martin Curley

Martin Curley is director of Intel Labs Europe and a senior principal engineer at Intel Corporation. He is also professor of technology and business innovation at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and co-founder and director of the Innovation Value Institute, helping lead a unique industry-academic open innovation consortium to advance IT management and innovation. Curley is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the British Computer Society, and the Irish Computer Society and has been a visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Curley is an author or co-author of three books on technology management for value, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Bill Curtis

Bill Curtis is senior vice president and chief scientist with CAST, a leader in providing technology for measuring and evaluating application software quality. He co-authored the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for Software, the People CMM, and the Business Process Maturity Model. Until its acquisition by Borland, he was co-founder and chief scientist of TeraQuest. He is a former director of the Software Process Program at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He has published four books and more than 150 articles and was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to software process improvement and measurement.

James Over

James W. Over, a senior member of the technical staff for the SEI Software Engineering Process Management Program, has been with the SEI since 1987 and currently is manager of the TSP Initiative. Over has led the SEI’s TSP Initiative since its inception, transitioning TSP into organizations in the United States and abroad. He has received the SEI Director’s Award for Excellence, the SEPM Director’s Award for Quality Innovation, and an award from Boeing Corporation for innovation and leadership in software process improvement. Over co-authored—with the late Watts Humphrey—Leadership, Teamwork, & Trust and several SEI publications on software process definition and improvement.

Alexander Springer

Alexander Springer is the director of Global Software Platform Development and Software Development for European customers of Passive Safety Systems at Robert Bosch GmbH. Springer is responsible for the worldwide development processes that align customer demands, the requirements that arise out of several process models, and the need for efficiency. Springer has played a role in helping Bosch in its journey to increased efficiency and maturity. In 2008, Bosch achieved CMMI Maturity Level 3.

“The inspiration and vision that each of these speakers will bring to SEPG Europe 2011 helps us to provide a powerful and compelling program,” said Pat Kirwan, SEPG Europe 2011 technical co-chair. “Their unique backgrounds, leadership, expertise, and enthusiasm will inspire delegates to apply innovation and creativity as they strive to deliver on-time, high-quality software to their customers.”

In addition to the keynote presentations, SEPG Europe 2011 includes a program of approximately 50 technical sessions and tutorials and social and networking opportunities with software and systems professionals from around the world.

Learn more about the SEPG Europe 2011 keynotes and register for the conference at


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