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Tuesday, November 17 • 9:00am - 9:45am
KEYNOTE: The Boeing 737 MAX: Lessons Learned for Software Development

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From airplanes and automobiles to the latest electronic devices and wearable technology, software is an increasingly important part of most products today, delivering gains in flexibility, speed-to-market, cost advantages, and features that would not be achievable in hardware alone. In fact, at the core of it many modern systems are really just networks of computers and software. But along with the exponential growth in software code has come added complexity and risk that can be difficult to manage in even some of the seemingly simplest of systems. Using the example of what went wrong with the Boeing 737 MAX, this keynote examines the engineering, cultural, and systems design/software development approaches that can lead to negative outcomes and what today’s organizations can do to build safer systems.

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Gregory Travis

Managing Director, Supporwell LLC
Gregory Travis is a writer, an executive in software development, a pilot, and the owner of a 1979 Cessna 172. Realizing at the age of 13 that computers had applications far beyond number crunching, he created Note, one of the earliest social media platforms, for the Control Data... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Meeting Room 230