Presenter Bios Madhumita Poddar Sen Madhumita Poddar Sen presently works in IBM Global Services as a senior global quality leader in Globally Integrated Capability (GIC) Organization—as Delivery Management—CMMI & Metrics Program manager. Her key responsibilities include improving integration & establishing the consistent organization level behaviors, delivery performance across all 8 delivery centers i.e., India, China, Philippines, Egypt, Brazil, Mexico, ROCEB (Romanian; Slovakia, Lithuania, Poland & Latvia). She has successfully completed 21 years in SW development engineering and project management, estimation modeling & competency, proposal development, quality re-engineering, service delivery excellence and process improvement field and extensive experience in SW CMM, P-CMM, and CMMI appraisals. Presently she is working as a program manager in the IBM delivery excellence group and her present role is leading the IBM globally integrated delivery (GID) team as a service excellence, CMMI & metrics leader. She is a SEI certified CMMI high maturity lead appraiser & was an IBM sponsored SEI research affiliate. An experienced IT & process consultant with varied experiences combined with global experiences in India, the U.S., Latin America , the UK, Dublin, Canada, Japan, China, Romania, Egypt, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and various other ASEAN and SA countries, driving software process and operational excellence software services businesses from the inception stage.
Neil Potter Neil Potter is co-founder of The Process Group, a company formed in 1990 that consults on process improvement, CMMI, Scrum, software engineering, and project management. He has 28 years of experience in software and process engineering. Neil is a CMMI Institute-certified lead appraiser for SCAMPI appraisals, Intro to CMMI instructor (development and services), Six Sigma Green Belt, and certified Scrum master. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Essex (UK) and is the co-author of Making Process Improvement Work – A Concise Action Guide for Software Managers and Practitioners, Addison-Wesley (2002), and Making Process Improvement Work for Service Organizations, Addison-Wesley (2012).
Luisa Recalcati Luisa Recalcati is a technology executive with proven success directing high profile programs. She is experienced in data management and enterprise architecture, web application, CRM, asset reusability, transaction processing, E-commerce, and advanced metadata repository. She has a consistent history of developing innovative solutions that enable business growth. She is experienced at leading top-performing teams in application and system integration, design, and development. She joined Microsoft in 2007 and currently works in the Microsoft IT department as an enterprise architect. In this capacity she leads the Integrated Data Management initiative, to match business velocity by providing a fast and consistent view of Microsoft core data across businesses. She drove the integrated data management capability strategy and execution plans by leveraging the Data Management Maturity Model Assessment. Previous roles: chief data architect for Washington Mutual, chief technology officer for SmartContractor, an internet startup company in Seattle. At WaMu, she defined enterprise-wide standards and repeatable processes to ensure compliance with Basel II and SOX requirements. She directed design and delivery of a metadata repository for consumer lending. At SmartContractor, she directed the product development and coordinated integration of the integrated portal s tools from procurement, to reporting systems. As a member of the executive team, she negotiated with technology and business partners to acquire capital to fund the software development work.