SATURN 2010

May 17 - 21, 2010 | Minneapolis, MN

Architecture Certification Panel Speakers

SATURN 2010 includes a panel discussion on architecture certification. We see the panel as an opportunity to explore the state of practice in architecture certification. This includes organizations that offer their internal certificate programs as part of a career ladder (e.g Siemens, Raytheon), organizations with extensive architecture training and know-how, like the SEI, and external organizations like IASA.

Panel Facilitator

Paul Clements of the Software Engineering Institute will facilitate the panel discussion.

Panel Members

Linda Northrop, Software Engineering Institute

Linda NorthropLinda Northrop is director of the Research, Technology, and Systems Solution Program at the Software Engineering Institute where she leads the work in architecture-centric engineering, software product lines, systems of systems, and ultra-large-scale systems. She is coauthor of the book Software Product Lines: Practices and Patterns and led the research group on ULS systems that resulted in the book, Ultra-Large-Scale Systems: The Software Challenge of the Future.   Before joining the SEI, she was associated with both the United States Air Force Academy and the State University of New York as professor of computer science, and with both Eastman Kodak and IBM as a software engineer.

Don O'Connell, Boeing

Don O'ConnellDon O’Connell is a Technical Fellow working for the Boeing Company.  His work includes software architecture and system architecture tasks for dozens of projects across all Boeing divisions (both commercial and military projects).  Don is an SEI certified ATAM lead evaluator.  He regularly performs architecture evaluations and a variety of architecture trade analyses for numerous Boeing programs.  Don created the Boeing software architect certificate (SAC) program, and has led it for about 3 years.

Frances Paulisch, Siemens AG

Frances PaulischDr. Frances Paulisch is responsible for the Siemens System and Software Initiative, which addresses strategic software topics at Siemens and also enables the sharing of software-related best practices throughout Siemens worldwide. Frances is particularly interested in the combination of cutting-edge topics and their practical use. Her main current areas of interest are requirements engineering, software architecture, agile and lean software development, and global software development. She is responsible for a qualification and certification program on key roles in software development, in particular on software architecture. She received her masters degree in computer science at Purdue University and her doctorate in software engineering from the University of Karlruhe in Germany. She is the chair of the advisory board of the "IEEE Software" magazine.

Andy Ruth, IASA

Andy RuthAndy Ruth is Vice President of Education for the IASA and is responsible for creating career roadmaps and tools to support lifelong career development for 60,000 IT architects around the world. Prior to this, Andy worked for Microsoft and was the creator of the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) program. 

Andy is a published author and industry speaker with over 25 years experience in the IT field.

Rolf Siegers, Raytheon

Rolf SiegersRolf Siegers joined Raytheon in 1984 and currently leads Raytheon's companywide Raytheon Mission Architecture Program (RayMAP), a set of initiatives addressing architecture governance, assessment, process, training & certification, collaborations, reference architectures, and tools. Rolf is an Engineering Fellow, a Raytheon Certified Architect, member and past Chair of Raytheon's corporate Architecture Review Board, and co-leader of the Raytheon Certified Architect Program.

Rolf has led several multi-disciplinary architecture teams for large-scale, software-intensive national and international systems since 1997. He is certified as a TOGAF-8 Architect (The Open Group), ATAM® Evaluator (SEI), Software Architecture Professional (SEI), and Master ITAC Architect (The Open Group).  Rolf has presented at conferences for IEEE, U.S. Department of Defense, Object Management Group (OMG), International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Integrated Defense Architectures, The Open Group, and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

Rolf holds bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Huntingdon College and is a member of IEEE and INCOSE. He resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and three children.

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