Shared Services and Outsourcing Week (SSOW)

 

 

The 23rd annual Shared Services and Outsourcing Week (SSOW) will take place from March 11-14, 2019 at Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort in Orlando, Florida. This event is organized by the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON).

 

SSOW is one community, coming together to break down silos to create knowledge-sharing that helps shared service, outsourcing and global business professionals take their organizations beyond cost-savings and efficiency. This year, new shared services, developing shared services and established shared service organizations will take on hyper-transformation.

 

SSOW 2019 includes pre-conference site tours, workshops and master classes, keynotes, IDGs (Interactive Discussion Groups), and breakout sessions.

 

Tracks for 2019 include:

  • Shared Services Essentials (new!)
  • Disruptive Technologies (new!)
  • Empowering Women
  • Moving Up the Maturity Curve
  • Spotlight on LATAM (Latin America)
  • Functional Focused Tracks: Finance and Accounting, Customer Experience
  • The Intelligent Enterprise: Intelligent Automation, Analytics in Shared Services

 

Learn more and register here

 

Meet the Organizer

 

The Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) is an online source for global business services executives and business leaders who leverage technology and best practices to improve operational efficiency. SSON delivers the latest industry news, thought leadership, and analysis through written articles, online events, webinars, white papers and in-depth market reports.

 

With over 120,000 members, SSON is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals in the world. Gain complimentary access to all its content and online events by joining for free at www.ssonetwork.com.

 

Established in 1999, SSON recognized the revolution in business support services as it was happening, and realized that a forum was needed through which practitioners could connect with each other on a regional and global basis.

 

Gartner Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Summit 2019

 

Date: May 14-15, 2019
Venue: Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819
Website: https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/enterprise-architecture-us
Special rate: CISQ members save $325 off the registration fee! Apply the code GARTCISQ at registration

 

 

EA: Leading at the Intersection of Technology Innovation & Business Transformation

 

As digital transformation unfolds, enterprise architects and technology innovation leaders must pinpoint the business areas in which today’s rapidly changing technologies can deliver new value – now and in the years to come. At this year’s summit, you’ll get the forward-looking perspective you need to harness the convergence of critical technology trends to create new business value.

 

Gain leading-edge insight on where AI, IoT, digital twins – and even quantum computing – will take your organization next. Discover skills and competencies to develop a high-impact EA team. Craft an innovation strategy built to transform disruption into opportunity.

 

The agenda includes 5 tracks:

  • Track A: Enterprise Architects: Drive Digital Business
  • Track B: Become a Trusted Advisor to Leadership Teams
  • Track C: Leverage Today’s Strategic Technologies
  • Track D: Lead the Pack with Emerging Technologies
  • Track E: Executive Track: Your Pathway to Success

 

CISQ is proud partner of Gartner. Visit the CISQ table at the Summit.

 

Learn more and register here!

Agile +DevOps East 2019

Agile + DevOps East brings together practitioners seeking to accelerate the delivery of reliable, secure software applications. Find out how the practice of agile & DevOps brings cross-functional stakeholders together to deliver software with greater speed and agility while meeting quality and security demands. Learn from industry experts how your organization can leverage agile and DevOps concepts to improve deployment frequency and time to market, reduce lead time, and more successfully deliver stable new features.

  • Agile and DevOps Leadership
  • Agile Engineering Practices
  • Agile Testing and Automation
  • Building Agile and DevOps Cultures
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery/Deployment
  • DevSecOps
  • Scaling Agile and DevOps Capabilities
  • Digital Transformation
  • Agile and DevOps Certification Training
The 2019 program is coming soon!

STARWEST 2019

 

The place for software testing innovations

 

STARWEST is one of the longest-running, and most respected conferences on software testing and quality assurance. The event week features over 100 learning and networking opportunities and covers a wide variety of some of the most in-demand topics and innovations.

 

  • Testing in DevOps
  • Test & Release Automation
  • Testing for Developers
  • Test Strategy, Planning, & Monitoring
  • Test Transformation
  • Agile Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Test Leadership

STARWEST 2019 Program Is Coming Soon

 

Agile Testing Days USA (AgileTDUSA)

 

 

FROM BERLIN TO CHICAGO

 

Join North America’s greatest Agile Testing Festival!

 

The AgileTDUSA team is proud to announce the full program for the 2nd edition of the event in Chicago.

 

The Agile Testing Days USA reaches out to all software engineers and testing professionals. The conference provides a fun platform to connect & network in the agile community. Equip your team with new methods & a mindset to take your projects to a new level!

 

Key topics:

  • Test Automation & Integration
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Mob Programming
  • Scrum Excellence
  • UX/Interaction Design
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Agile Management
  • DevOpsUser Story Integration
  • Personal Improvement
  • Innovation Leadership

 

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Agile + DevOps West 2019

 

Discover the latest in agile & DevOps methods, tools, and leadership practices. Get ideas and inspiration from experts and peers

 

Agile + DevOps West brings together practitioners seeking to accelerate the delivery of reliable, secure software applications. Find out how the practice of agile & DevOps brings cross-functional stakeholders together to deliver software with greater speed and agility while meeting quality and security demands. Learn from industry experts how your organization can leverage agile and DevOps concepts to improve deployment frequency and time to market, reduce lead time, and more successfully deliver stable new features.

  • Agile and DevOps Leadership
  • Agile Engineering Practices
  • Agile Testing and Automation
  • Building Agile and DevOps Cultures
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery/Deployment
  • DevSecOps
  • Scaling Agile and DevOps Capabilities
  • Digital Transformation
  • Agile and DevOps Certification Training

 

The Agile + DevOps West program includes:

 

Pre-Conference Training & Certification

 

Enhance your conference experience by attending a pre-conference training class.

  • Agile Tester Certification
  • Certified Agile Leadership
  • Agile Test Automation
  • Product Owner Certification
  • Certified ScrumMaster® Training
  • Selenium Test Automation: From the Ground Up

Tutorials

Looking for in-depth discussions on specific topics? Full and half-day tutorials are consistently the most popular and highly-rated part of the conference because they allow you to focus on a particular area of interest. Learn to make improvements to everyday processes in the areas that matter most to you.

 

Here are a few of the upcoming tutorials sessions:

  • Tools for DevSecOps
  • Test for CI/CD Delivery
  • Continuous Delivery in Practice: A Hands-On DevOps Workshop
  • Lean/Agile Data-Driven Decisions Demystified
  • The Tester’s (New) Role in Agile Development

Agile Leadership Summit

Join the conversation as experienced business and technology leaders share ways to manage product innovation and delivery in the face of increasing competition and continuous change. Work with your peers to understand how to adapt to these changes and how to continue to deliver innovative and high-quality software.

 

The Agile Leadership Summit is a perfect opportunity for you to:

  • Participate in insightful and informative sessions focusing on leadership issues
  • Meet and network with your peers in the industry
  • Join the “solution group” discussion with industry veterans
  • Develop new ideas, strategies, and action plans for innovation within your organization

 

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STAREAST 2019

 

The Place for Software Testing Innovations

 

STAREAST—one of the longest-running and most respected conferences on software testing and quality assurance. The event week features over 100 learning and networking opportunities and covers a wide variety of some of the most in-demand topics and testing innovations.

 

 

  • Testing in DevOps
  • Test Transformation
  • Test & Release Automation
  • Agile Testing
  • Testing for Developers
  • Security Testing
  • Test Strategy, Planning, and Metrics
  • Test Leadership
  • Performance Testing & Monitoring
  • Big Data, Analytics, AI/Machine Learning for Testing

 

The STAREAST program includes:

 

Pre-conference training and certification

 

Enhance your conference experience by attending a pre-conference training class.

 

  • Agile Test Automation—ICAgile
  • Agile Tester Certification
  • Python® for Testers
  • Software Testing Certification—Foundation Level
  • Security Testing for Test Professionals
  • JMeter Performance Testing Workshop
  • Foundations of DevOps—ICAgile Certification
  • Mobile Application Testing
  • Performance, Load, and Stress Testing
  • Hands-On with Behavior Driven Development

 

Tutorials

 

Full- and Half-Day tutorials are consistently the most popular and highly rated part of the conference. They allow you to take a deeper dive into a specific topic so that you can learn to make improvements to everyday processes in the areas that matter the most to you.

 

Here are a few of the upcoming tutorial sessions:

 

  • Critical Thinking for Software Testers
  • Driving Lessons for Test Automation Managers
  • Unit Testing: What Every Developer and Tester Should Know
  • Agile Testing: Team Tactics that Deliver the Goods
  • Pairwise Testing Explained

 

Testing and Quality Leadership Summit

 

Bring your difficult issues and challenges to the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit where you can draw on the knowledge and experience of these leaders and your fellow participants who may have already faced and solved some of your issues.

 

You’ll hear what’s working—and not working—and have the opportunity to share your experiences and successes.

 

 

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Software and Cyber Solutions Symposium (SCSS) 2019

 

Acquisition, Security and the Supply Chain

 

This event is organized by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

From the event website:

 

When building and acquiring software-reliant systems, the stakes are high and the risks can be daunting. Today’s systems are built with newly developed software, along with legacy, COTS, and open source applications, libraries, and data. Leveraging existing software components can help deliver capability at reduced cost, but what are the risks? How can you know what’s in the software that powers your mission-critical capabilities and how resilient it is to attacks?

 

When you consider additional factors such as the need to increase the pace of acquisition and the use of multiple providers in different teaming arrangements, it’s clear that new tactics are needed to manage and secure a supply chain that includes software.

 

The Software and Cyber Solutions Symposium (SCSS) returns in 2019 with a two-day event focusing on acquisition, security, and the supply chain. Join us for a one-day symposium on Wednesday, February 13, free to attendees, that includes two dynamic keynote presenters, Shannon Lietz, DevSecOps Leader and Director at Intuit; and Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, U.S. Air Force, who will discuss the risks facing the supply chain in today’s world.

 

Other topic experts on the SCSS program include

 

Then on February 14, choose from four affordably priced half-day tutorials:

 

Morning
Secure DevOps: Build Secure Deployment Pipeline to Deploy Secure Application
Software Assurance for the Supply Chain

 

Afternoon
Scaling Agile Metrics to Large Complex Programs
Understanding Software Architecture, Quality, and Security through Code

 

Tutorials are free to U.S. government employees using the promotional code GOVMIL. 

 

Non-government employees can use the promotional code BONUS20 to receive 20% off the standard tutorial fee of $250 if purchasing more than one tutorial.

 

Venue:

NRECA Building, Suite 200
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203

CISQ Webinar: How Can VMOs Ensure Vendor-Supplied Software is Trustworthy?

 

Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm EST (check time zone)
Registration: This webinar is hosted by our partner, IAOP. Click here for complimentary registration.

 

Vendor-supplied software has become a high-value/high-risk acquisition to Vendor Management Offices (VMOs) in every industry vertical. The sourcing of Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) is shifting from time and material to outcome-based agreements. With the skyrocketing costs of IT outages and breaches, trustworthy software that is secure, resilient, and dependable is just as important as time and cost in contracts.

 

Dr. Bill Curtis will discuss best practices and measures to use in managing your software vendors to ensure you are protecting your organization from unnecessary risk. In particular, he will introduce the CISQ structural quality measures as a way of measuring the trustworthiness of vendor-supplied software.

 

All attendees will receive examples and common language based on industry standards to set requirements in Requests for Proposals (RFPs), vendor contracts, and acceptance criteria with software supplier partners.

 

SPEAKER:

 

Dr. Bill Curtis is the Executive Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™), an IT leadership group that develops standards for automating software measurement. He will introduce standards and best practices for managing and measuring the acquisition of trustworthy software.  He is best known for leading development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), which has been widely used in managing software vendors. He will introduce principles from the Trustworthy Systems Manifesto aimed at executives that set policy for acquiring vendor-supplied software included in business and mission-critical systems.

 

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