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Presentation: "Panel on outsourcing"

Track: Working distributed / Time: Friday 16:40 - 17:40 / Location: Henry Moore Room

Outsourcing is a well-known concept. Among managers it is well-know to save you money in software development, but among developers, it is a different story.

In this panel we will have people with case-studies in outsourcing, who are willing to share their do's and don'ts'. People, who has worked with and given advise on successful outsourcing software development, and who can share their experiences about the infrastructure required for effective multi-sourcing.

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Aditya Bansod, Sr. Director at Sencha

Aditya Bansod

Biography: Aditya Bansod

Aditya is Sencha's senior director of product management and is responsible for the product planning and strategy for Sencha's product lines. Prior to Sencha, Aditya held various senior product management roles at Adobe and Microsoft, focusing on developers and media in the mobile and consumer electronics space. Twitter: @adityabansod

Aino Vonge Corry, Retrospectives Facilitator/ Track host

Aino Vonge Corry

Biography: Aino Vonge Corry

Aino Corry is a technical conference editor and retrospectives facilitator. She holds a masters degree and a ph.d. in computer science and is founder of Metadeveloper, her new tiny company. She has 12 years of experience with Patterns in Software Development, and teaches OO design, software architecture and development in academia and industry.
In her spare time, she runs and sings (but not at the same time)
Twitter: @apaipi
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James Mitchell, Strategic Blue

James Mitchell

Biography: James Mitchell

Dr James Mitchell is a former power trader whose company, Strategic Blue, is bringing commodities-style risk management services to the corporate cloud user. A former physicist with a doctorate in DNA nanotechnology, James brings a fresh approach to the financial side of cloud.

Martijn Verburg, CTO of TeamSparq

Martijn Verburg

Biography: Martijn Verburg

Martijn Verburg (aka 'the Diabolical Developer') is the CTO of TeamSparq, herds Cats in the Java/open source communities and is constantly humbled by the creative power to be found there. Currently he resides in London where he co-leads the London JUG (a JCP EC member), runs a couple of open source projects & drinks too much beer at his local pub. You can find him online moderating at the Javaranch or discussing (ranting about?) subjects on the Programmers Stack Exchange site. As the Diabolical Developer he delivers popular, highly controversial / thought provoking talks on Java, OSS and the latest fads at conferences such as FOSDEM, OSCON, JavaOne and QCon. Most recently, he has wrapped up his first Manning title - "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" with his co-author Ben Evans.

Theo Schlossnagle, CEO of OmniTI, Author of Scalable Internet Architectures

Theo Schlossnagle

Biography: Theo Schlossnagle

A widely respected industry thought leader, Theo is the author of Scalable Internet Architectures (Sams) and a frequent speaker at worldwide IT conferences. He was also the principal architect of the Momentum MTA, which is now the flagship product of OmniTI’s sister company, Message Systems. Born from Theo’s vision and technical wisdom, this innovation is transforming the email software spectrum. Theo is a computer scientist in every respect. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University in computer science with a focus on graphics and randomized algorithms in distributed systems, he went on to research resource allocation techniques in distributed systems during four years of post-graduate work. Theo is a member of the IEEE and a senior member of the ACM. He serves on the editorial board of the ACM’s Queue Magazine.

Tony Grout, IBM Agile Leader for Europe

Tony Grout

Biography: Tony Grout

Tony is one of the Agile Leadership Council inside IBM and works within the IBM software labs coaching and mentoring teams and executives on agile. He also works with many of IBM’s largest customers and advises them on their agile journey. Tony has broad experience across industry sector, project size and technology platforms. He was CTO of a number of software businesses before joining IBM and before that spent 15 programme managing, architecting, building and deploying software for business benefit.