Four Accomplished Leaders to Keynote SEPG Europe 2011 in Dublin

By Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, PRNE
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PITTSBURGH, April 6, 2011 - The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) today announced
the four thought-leaders who will keynote SEPG Europe 2011 in Dublin,
, 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 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 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 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 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

About the SEPG Conference Series

SEPG is the premier global conference series on software and systems
process management, and dates and locations have been set for future SEPG
Conferences around the world. SEPG North America 2011 took place in Portland,
on March 21-24, 2011, and SEPG North America 2012 will be held in
Albuquerque, New Mexico in March 2012.

About the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research
and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and
operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make
measurable improvements in their software engineering capabilities by
providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software
engineering. For more information, visit the SEI website at

Brittney Osikowicz, +1-412-268-4793, Fax: +1-412-268-5758, public-relations at

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