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Location: Microsoft, Waltham
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Management Series: Managing the Technology Development Process
Wednesday, June 25, 8:30 - 11:00 AM
Microsoft Conference Center
201 Jones Road, 6th Floor, Waltham
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Registration and breakfast begin at 8:15AM. The charge for this program is $60 for Members and $100 for Non-Members.

This series is sponsored by Nutter, McClennen & Fish and moderated by Stephen Andress, Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish

Panelists include:

Robert E. Stewart, former Chief Technical Officer at Motorola's $1B Internet and Networking Group, where his team won the Malcolm Baldridge Award and he personally earned the highest ranking. Stewart has also had global responsibility as a CTO at CMGI, where he managed a staff of 180, including all aspects of technical delivery at, which earned a Top 25 Portal ranking during his tenure. Rod will speak about Business Process Driven Systems Development Life Cycle and Management .

Don Mitchell has converted two custom-development shops into product delivery organizations supporting over a hundred customers with up to eight products. Don was Vice President of Development at ProfitLogic and i2 for the Scheduling Software division. Prior to that Don owned his own project management software company, profitably delivered software for analyzing futures trading, and led research projects at three Fortune 50 companies. Don has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Northwestern University. Don will speak about Customer Funding of the Development Process.

Peter Belknap has set up two small engineering teams in India, first at Sun Microsystems, where he was Director of Layered Software Engineering, and recently at Upromise, where he was Director of Technology Program Management. Peter has more than 20 years of multi-industry application and systems development experience, much of which comes to bear on the challenges of building an offshore team. Peter will speak about The Benefits and Challenges of Offshore Development by presenting a case study of how a small tech company implemented a 20-person offshore engineering team in six months.

Michael Verga is a partner in Nutter, McClennen & Fish's Intellectual Property Electrical and Software Group. He has a broad practice with special emphasis on counseling clients on strategic patent and trademark portfolio development and management, as well as on complex licensing and due diligence matters, including providing product clearance, infringement, and patentability opinions. Mr. Verga has special expertise in the protection of computer-related inventions (hardware and software) and electronic technology. He has represented a full spectrum of business entities, from major corporations to emerging enterprises. Before joining Nutter, Michael was Chief IP Counsel at Abiomed, Inc. Prior to entering the practice of IP law, Mr. Verga worked in the engineering industry as a systems/software engineer for eight years. Michael will speak about Intellectual Property: Critical Issues for Technology Development Processes.

Cost: Members
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