Gail C. Murphy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Gail C. Murphy is part of the Software Practices Laboratory. Her research focuses on developing methods
and tools to help software developers manage, evolve and collaborate on the structure of
the systems they are developing at design time and in source code.
Some current and recent projects with which she have been involved are activity-based collaboration,
Mylyn, bug triage, Hipikat and Concern Graphs. Her teaching spans from introductory computer science courses to undergraduate and
graduate courses in software engineering. Current and upcoming professional activities include Keynote Speaker
for Mining Software Archives Symposium and ICPC 2010. She is also on the Contributed Articles Editorial
sub-board for Communications of the ACM, on the Editorial Board for ACM Transactions on Software Engineering
and Methodology (TOSEM) and an elected member-at-large for ACM SIGSOFT. In 2008, she received a UW
Engineering Diamond Award (Early Career). In 2006, she received a NSERC Steacie Fellowship and
the CRA-W Anita Borg Early Career Award. In 2005, she received the AITO Dahl-Nygaard Junior Prize and
a UBC Killam Research Fellowship. Her research is currently funded by NSERC, IBM, and Siemens.
She is also a co-founder (and currently COO) of Tasktop Technologies, Inc.
Prem Devanbu, University of California, Davis, US
Prem Devanbu is on the Faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of California at Davis.
He works in software engineering. He was member of the ed board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
and recently joined the Ed board of the Springer Verlag Empirical Software Engineering Journal and
Wiley Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution, Research and Practice. He co-chaired the program
for ICSE 2010 in Cape Town, with Seb Uchitel.
- Alain Picard, President of Benchmark Canada and
Chief Strategy Officer, Benchmark Consulting Services Inc.
For the last 17 years, Alain Picard has used his great business
acumen and understanding of technologies to design and architect
innovative and ground-breaking solutions for his clients. He is
responsible for managing our Canadian organization and setting the
technology strategy for the company. Alain brings a wealth of
professional experience in successfully managing and developing
mission critical systems in the retail, financial, transportation and
international trade fields. Alain is also the chief architect
responsible for the vision and design of IRIS, our revolutionary
porting and migration platform. Alain has extensive expertise in the
development and deployment of business solutions with commerce
facilitators (B2B, Internet, EDI, E-Commerce) and object orientated
design & programming (Java J2EE, C++, Messaging and more).
- Maria Codipietro, Managing Director, SAP Labs Montreal & Toronto
Maria Codipietro is the Managing
Director of SAP Labs Montreal and Toronto, a subsidiary of the world’s
leading provider of business software. As well as managing daily
operations at SAP Labs Montreal and Toronto, Maria is also responsible
for maintaining and building relationships in the Canadian software
industry ecosystem, which includes government agencies, universities,
research centers and local partners. She also oversees new investments
as more partnerships are formed with the Canadian research community
through SAP Research. Before joining the German Group in 2007, Maria
was chief information officer at Equifax Canada where she was
responsible for all Equifax Canada systems, development, and
systems-support activities. She also held leadership roles in a
variety of organizations in the financial services sector. A graduate
of McGill University in Montreal, Maria has more than 30 years of
information technology experience. She speaks Italian, French, and
English, and resides in Montreal.
- Peter Colligan, Software Architect, SAP Labs
Pete Colligan has been a
software architect with SAP since 2007. Since then, he has designed
and implemented various enterprise projects in the Retail space. In
his current role he is on a team responsible for research,
architecture, and new technology innovation for SAP Retail products.
Before joining SAP in 2005, Pete had contracts with both start-up and
government research organizations that built applications and
conducted research on or related to "Big Data". He has been an author
and presenter on over 13 scientific publications and holds a graduate
degree in Computer Engineering from Arizona State University. He
currently resides in Montreal with his wife Annie.
- Kal Murtaja, Quality Engineer, SAP Labs
Kal Murtaja has graduated from University of Texas at El Paso in 1991 with a bachelor degree in
Business Administration, majoring in Computer Information System. He has had worked with
many valuable computer projects from the start to the end. He loves software testing and
believes strongly that any software would not be completed without it. He is working as
Quality Engineer (QE) in SAP, responsible for the planning and delivery of the quality
activities and takes care that these activities are performed with high efficiency in
compliance with the quality guidelines in order to ensure that the project meets customer
expectations. He has been married for the last 18 years and has one lovely daughter.
Google Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
Marc-André graduated from the DIRO at the Université de Montréal in Computer Science and Math in 1991.
He started working for Softimage in 1993 after two years of graduate studies at the DIRO.
After over 13 years at Softimage/Microsoft/Avid as a Software Developer, Team Lead, Development Manager and
Senior Software Architect Marc-André decided to join Google as a Senior Software Developer to go back
to the basics in 2007. Though he has the soul of an artist as a creative writer, photographer,
singer song writer and filmmaker hobbyist, he is a passionate programmer that always strive to improve
the individual as well as the team level software development productivity. Marc-André currently works
on the Chrome project, an open source Internet browser that aims at pushing the limits of the Web further
and further more. He also works on a system to automate testing of software products on many different
configurations of OS platform and installed software combinations.