CMP Technology Adds to Its Impressive Software Development Best Practices India Speaker Roster

Dr. Dobb's to Feature Software Development Experts at January 2007 Event

Dec 14, 2006

CMP Technology, producers of industry-defining events such as SD West, Architecture & Design World, .NET 3.0 Roadshow, and Interop, today announced several additional key software development professionals who will present their knowledge and expertise at Software Development (SD) Best Practices India 2007 ( ), a series of one-day events, running in three cities next year: Hyderabad on January 16, Chennai on January 17 and Bangalore on January 19.

"Dr. Dobb's continues to deliver an unparalleled training forum for the industry's leading software professionals," said Jonathan Erickson, Dr. Dobb's Editor-in-Chief. "We are excited and proud to add four additional distinguished speakers from Microsoft, IBM and Infragistics to our already impressive line-up."

Listed below are the new speakers joining Dr. Scott Meyers, Software Development Consultant, Dr. Herbert Thompson, Chief Security Strategist at Security Innovation, Ken Pugh, Pugh-Kileen Associates Principal, and Andrew Stellman, Partner, Stellman and Greene Consulting, at SD Best Practices India:

   Jason Beres, Chief Technical Evangelist, Infragistics, speaking on "An
   Agile Approach to Building Great User Experiences." Beres is the Chief
   Technical Evangelist for Infragistics, the world's leading publisher of
   presentation layer tools. Jason is also one of the founders of Florida
   .NET User Groups, he is a Microsoft .NET MVP, is on the INETA Speakers
   Bureau and Board of Directory, and is the founder of the New Jersey .NET
   User Group. Beres is the author of several books on .NET development, is
   an international speaker, a frequent columnist for several .NET
   publications, and keeps very active in the .NET community.

   Naveen Gupta, Vice President (Technical Sales & Services), IBM Software
   Group, speaking on "Managing Global and Distributed Teams." With over
   fifteen years of experience, Gupta's career has focused on enterprise-
   class software products and services. Prior to his tenure at IBM, Gupta
   was with BEA as Director of Product Management, where he focused on their
   Aqualogic products for SOA. Prior experience also includes management
   positions at Netscape and KPMG Peat Marwick. Gupta holds an MBA from
   Wharton Business School, an MS in computer science from Northwestern
   University and a Bachelor from IIT-Delhi.

   Abhishek Mathur, Project Manager (Visual Studio Team System), Microsoft,
   speaking on "Moving from Tracking to Managing Projects: Visual Studio
   2005 Team System." Based in Hyderabad, Mathur has been with Microsoft for
   four years. In his current role, he is responsible for the strategy and
   development of the testing tools in VSTS Test SKU. In a previous role at
   Microsoft, Mathur was Program Manager on the team that launched the first
   version of VSTS. Mathur specializes in software quality and project
   management, which he has used toward helping establish Microsoft's world-
   class development facility in Hyderabad.

   SS. Ramakant, Technology Specialist, Microsoft, speaking on "Designing
   Distributed System for Deployment: Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for
   Software Architects." Ramakant is based in Bangalore and is responsible
   for VSTS products. Ramakant has significant experience with software
   engineering tools and is intimately familiar with challenges in SDLC. In
   his current role, Ramakant is responsible for engaging with enterprise
   customers. Formerly, he was with IBM India for four+ years. Ramakant has
   applied his expertise across many organizations, resulting in significant
   productivity and collaboration gains.

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