Three Internationally Celebrated Leaders to Keynote SATURN 2011 Conference

Mar 02, 2011, 13:06 ET from Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

PITTSBURGH, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) announced today the keynote speakers for the upcoming SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) 2011 Conference to be held May 16-20, 2011, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, California. Delivering keynote addresses at the SATURN 2011 Conference are three recognized leaders in the field of software engineering and software architecture:  Jan Bosch, vice president of Engineering Process and head of the Central Mobile Technologies group at Intuit Inc; David Chaiken, chief architect at Yahoo!; and Dave Thomas, CEO of Bedarra Research Labs.

In line with the SATURN 2011 conference theme "Architecting the Future," the three keynote speakers will explore the changing nature of software engineering and the search for creative solutions to emerging systems problems, as well as the implications that these have for software architecture.  

  • Jan Bosch has two decades of experience in the software engineering industry as an engineer, professor, consultant, and executive and is the author of Design and Use of Software Architectures: Adopting and Evolving a Product Line Approach. Bosch will discuss the trends toward composition of systems from open-source, commercial, and proprietary components; emphasis on building only functionality that is competitively differentiating; and short development cycles and frequent or continuous deployment. 
  • David Chaiken is Yahoo!'s chief architect and works on consumer, advertising, and publishing products. As chief architect, Chaiken ensures that his virtual team of technologists have the talent, processes, and tools required to balance the functionality, operability, and time-to-market of Yahoo!'s products. During his many years of coding, Chaiken has built voice search products, mobile enterprise applications, network management systems, project management software, and large-scale multiprocessing systems. Chaiken will discuss architecture at internet scale and the management of complexity.
  • Dave Thomas has a wide spectrum of experience in the software industry as an engineer, professor, consultant, architect, executive, and investor. Thomas is best known as the founder, past CEO, and president of Object Technology International Inc. (formerly OTI, now IBM OTI Labs) and is a founding director of the Agile Alliance. Thomas will discuss the role of the architect and why architecture needs to be intimately composed and refined by architects with "code on their hands."

"Each of the keynote speakers for the SATURN 2011 Conference is a visionary who has contributed a great deal to shaping the future of software and systems architecture," said Nanette Brown, SATURN 2011 technical chair. "We are excited that these celebrated leaders will be sharing their ideas and experiences with all in attendance."

In addition to the keynote presentations, the SATURN 2011 Conference includes a robust program of more than 30 technical sessions and tutorials as well as courses and networking opportunities with software and systems professionals from around the world.

Learn more about the SATURN 2011 keynotes, register for the conference, and view the preliminary technical program at

About SATURN 2011

Each year, the SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference brings together experts from around the world to discuss architecture-centric practices for developing, acquiring, and maintaining software-reliant systems. Architects at all levels meet to share ideas, network, and learn about new and existing technologies. The SATURN 2011 Conference is being held in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine, which will publish selected papers from the conference. For more information, go to

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