May 17 - 21, 2010 | Minneapolis, MN

SATURN Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Jim Highsmith

Jim HighsmithJim Highsmith is coauthor of the Agile Manifesto, a founding member of the Agile Alliance, coauthor of the Declaration of Interdependence for project leaders, and co-founder and first president of the Agile Project Leadership Network. In his 1999 groundbreaking book Adaptive Software Development, which received the prestigious Jolt Award in 2000, Highsmith stated that "rules can be barriers to hide behind or guidelines for the wise to consider and break when the circumstances justify it."

Highsmith currently serves as director of Cutter Consortium's Agile consulting practice. He has more than 30 years of experience as an IT manager, product manager, project manager, consultant, and software developer. He has written several books including his most recent, Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products (Addison-Wesley 2009). Highsmith is the recipient of the 2005 International Stevens Award for outstanding contributions to systems development. 

Highsmith has served as a consultant to IT and product-development organizations and software companies around the world. He has held technical and management positions with software, computer hardware, banking, and energy companies.

Read an abstract of his upcoming talk.

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Longcore

Wayne LongcoreMr. Longcore is the Director of Enterprise Architecture & Standards and Chief Architect for Consumers Energy, an investor-owned utility providing natural gas and electricity to more than six million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. As chief architect at Consumers Energy, Mr. Longcore's responsibilities encompass Information Technologies, Operational Technologies and Network Technologies.Wayne is currently the company's chief architect for the Smart Grid program, with a stated goal of providing communications and control infrastructure for the evolving smart grid including metering, distribution modernization, demand response and load control. Wayne's position as the Director of Architecture and Standards for Consumers Energy and his positions as board member and chair of many national Smart Grid standards and architecture bodies places the responsibility of assuring that as an industry we reach an optimal standards based architectural direction.  His work over the last 3 years has been almost solely dedicated to promoting a consistent vision, architecture and set of standards to foster the future of the smart grid.

Mr. Longcore currently serves in the following positions nationally and internationally:

  • Governance Board member of the Department Of Commerce DOC's National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST's Smart Grid Interoperability Panel SGIP,
  • Board Member of the Department Of Energy DOE's GridWise Architecture Council GWAC
  • Board of Directors member of the Utility Communication Architecture International users group UCAIug, a member of the Open Smart Grid OpenSG Technical Committee
  • Co-chair of the North American Energy Standards Board NAESB Smart Grid Task force
  • Co-chair of the SAP LightHouse Council working on standardized systems integration
  • Member of the original National Electrical Manufacturers Association NEMA's quick response to the national Priority Action Plan 0
  • Member of the original team that co-authored the national smart grid conceptual model and member of  SGIP Architecture Council
  • Technical Chair of the May 2009 phy/mac & networking sessions in Washington DC for NIST
  • Member of the ZigBee alliance, the HomePlug alliance, and many other standards development organizations used within the national Priority Action Plans.


IEEE Software Speaker: Philippe Kruchten

Philippe Kruchten

Philippe Kruchten is professor of software engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, which he joined in 2004 after a 30+ year career in the software industry, developing systems in telecommunications, defense and aerospace. His main interests are in software architecture, software project management and software development processes. During his time with Rational Software (now IBM) he led the development of the RUP, which embeds an architecture-centric method. He is the co-founder and secretary of the IFIP WG2.10 on Software Architecture (1998), and co-founder and chair of Agile Vancouver (2004). He recently edited a special issue of IEEE Software magazine on Agility and Architecture (March/April 2010).

Philippe writes this about his upcoming talk at SATURN 2010:

Read Philippe's synopsis of his upcoming talk.

IEEE Software Speaker: Linda Rising

Linda RisingLinda Rising has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University and a background that includes university teaching and industry work in a variety of domains.

An internationally known presenter on patterns, retrospectives, agile development, and the change process, Linda has authored numerous articles and four books, the most recent being Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, with Mary Lynn Manns. 

Read what Linda writes about her upcoming talk at SATURN 2010.


SATURN 2010 News

Sign up for a webinar on Agile development and software architecture
Nanette Brown will speak on Agile development and software architecture on April 22

Watch a video from SATURN 2009 at the SATURN Network Blog

Wayne Longcore, Chief Architect at Consumers Energy, to Keynote at SATURN 2010

SATURN 2010 Technical Program blog post
Conference technical chair Ipek Ozkaya talks about the SATURN 2010 technical program

Presentation by Len Bass linked on the SATURN Network Blog
Read about software architecture for acquisition people

Architecture certification track to be included in SATURN 2010

Jim Highsmith, Leader of the Agile Movement, to Keynote at SATURN 2010

Minneapolis Hilton chosen as conference site

Learn about the architecture of ultra-large-scale systems
Review the recent presentation given by SEI staffer Len Bass.

Watch a webinar on how to effectively evaluate software architecture and identify risks
This webinar was led by SEI staffer Felix Bachmann.

SATURN 2010 will be presented in collaboration with IEEE Software

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