Dallas, Texas

September 16 to 19, 2013

Keynote Speakers

Robert F. Behler

Bob BehlerRobert F. Behler is the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University.
Before joining the Software Engineering Institute, Behler was the President and CEO of SRC, a not-for profit research and development corporation with a for-profit manufacturing subsidiary.

Prior to his work with SRC, Behler was the General Manager and Senior Vice President of the MITRE Corporation where he provided leadership to over 2,500 technical staff in 65 world-wide locations. He joined MITRE from Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory where he supervised over 350 scientists and engineers as they made significant contributions to critical DoD challenges. During this time, Behler helped to take new and emerging technologies and turn them into transformational operational capabilities.

Behler retired as a major general from the Air Force in 2003, after 31 years of service. During his military career, he was the Principal C2ISR advisor to Secretary and Chief of Staff of the USAF, and the Deputy Commander for Joint Headquarters North, NATO in Norway. He was an experimental test pilot and flew more than 65 aircraft types including the SR-71 Blackbird and U-2.

Behler is an Associate Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and Air Force Association. 

Recent Publications

CRITICAL CODE, National Academy of Science Press, 2011

Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense, National Academy of Science Press, 2010

Bill Curtis

Bill CurtisDr. Bill Curtis is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist with Cast Software, a leader in providing technology for software measurement and analysis.  He heads CAST Research Labs and publishes a bi-annual global benchmark on the structural quality of business applications.  He is also the Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) sponsored by Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and the Object Management Group (OMG).  CISQ has recently released standards for the automated measurement of functional size and structural quality.  During 1991-1992 he was the Director of the Software Process Program at SEI where he led the development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and the People CMM.  After leaving the SEI he was Co-founder and Chief Scientist of TeraQuest in Austin, Texas, the global leader in providing CMM-based services.  TeraQuest was acquired by Borland in 2005 where he became the Chief Process Officer.  Prior to joining the SEI, Dr. Curtis directed research on advanced user interface technologies and the software design process at MCC, developed a global software productivity and quality measurement system at ITT's Programming Technology Center, evaluated software development methods and metrics in GE Space Division, and taught statistics at the University of Washington.  He has published four books, over 150 articles, and is on the editorial boards of several journals.  In 2007 Dr. Curtis was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to software process improvement and measurement.

Enrique Ibarra

Enrique Ibarra

Enrique Ibarra is the Senior Vice President of Technology of the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV), where he has led a broad set of technological transformation projects. Among them, the development of MoNeT, the new high speed trading engine used by the BMV to operate the Mexican securities markets. Prior to his current engagement at the BMV, he has been the CIO of Ixe (a Mexican financial group), Pegaso PCS (a wireless carrier), American Express Mexico, and Banco Santander Mexico. He also worked for the R&D division of Alcatel Spain, in Madrid, in the design of Artificial Intelligence software for telecommunications. He has a PhD and an MSc in Computer-Aided Engineering & Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Civil Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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Important Dates

July 22 –Final Papers Due to SEI

August 30 – Final Presentations Due to SEI

August 15 - Early-Bird Registration Deadline

August 31 - Hotel Room Block Closes

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