DELTA, Danish Electronic Light & Acoustics, Denmark
Jørn Johansen, Senior Technology Specialist, M.Sc.E.E., has more than 30 years experience in IT. For the last 18 years he has worked as a consultant and registered assessor, performing assessments in Denmark for companies of all sizes. Jørn Johansen is the lead editor for the ISO/IEC 33014, Guideline for process improvement standard. He has also been project manager for three large national research projects all related to process improvement, a major result of which has been the development of the ImprovAbility (TM) model. Jørn has also participated in several EU projects (e.g. dEU-Cert, EQN), has participated in ECQA (an organisation which organizes IT education with certification in Europe www.ecqa.org ) and is a partner in EuroSPI. He has been one drivers behind the SPI Manifesto ( www.spimanifesto.org ), a worldwide initiative, which describes the values and principles behind successful process improvement.
Prof. Dr. Martin G. Moehrle
Chair of Innovation and Competence Transfer at the University of Bremen
Prof. Dr. Martin G. Moehrle has been Director of IPMI - the Institute of Project Management and Innovation - at the University of Bremen since 2001, while also holding the Chair of Innovation and Competence Transfer. His main working area is the management of technology and innovation; preferred topics include patent management within companies, technology road-mapping, futurology, multi-project-management und methodical inventing (TRIZ). Prof. Moehrle based both his dissertation and habilitation on subjects connecting technology management and economy-related informatics.
Mr. Risto Nevalainen (Lic. Tech.) has long experience in software measurement and quality topics. He has participated in ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE) standard development since the beginning, being one of the original “SPICE boys”. He is Lead SPICE Assessor and ISO9001 Lead Assessor. Currently Nevalainen is editor of new standard ISO/IEC 33010, Guide for Process Assessment.
Nevalainen has participated in development of SPICE based assessment model for nuclear domain for several years. Current phase of development is to define an assessment model Nuclear SPICE for highest category safety-critical software. Work is part of the Finnish nuclear safety SAFIR 2014 research program.
CEO of Softwcare SL, a small SME in Spain.
Patricia Rodríguez has more than 20 years of experience both in the field of critical embedded systems and working with SME companies to improve their competitiveness.
Patricia has been involved in development projects, industry cooperation initiatives, standardization work, research projects , independent verification and validation activities and in general education for companies and suppliers of software in critical systems (aerospace, defense, and the automotive industry).
Patricia is a lead assessor and has performed process assessments to both large organizations and to SMEs, organizing groups of SMEs funded by Spanish government for improving competitiveness (i.e. funding their process assessment and improvement projects respectively). Patricia is one of the initiators and editors of the SPICE for SPACE software process assessment model for the European Space domain. Patricia is currently the editor of the Process Reference and Process Assessment Models of the ISO/IEC 20119 Life cycle profiles for Very Small Entities.
Mr. Timo Varkoi (Lic. Tech.) has studied Computer Science at Tampere University of Technology and graduated Master of Science in 1989 and Licentiate of Technology in 2000. His working experience includes both software development and management responsibilities in industrial software organizations.
He is a partner in Spinet Oy and a certified lead SPICE assessor. He participates in the Process Assessment Working Group (WG10) and the Standards Management Group (SWG5) of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7.
Mr. Varkoi contributes to the development of the Nuclear SPICE assessment model and method for the nuclear power domain. His current interest is in developing process quality characteristics, especially for safety.