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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 10:45am

The 4th Industrial Revolution and IoT Predictions: A Software Perspective

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IoT technology is a driving force for what some are calling the 4th Industrial Revolution—or Industry 4.0—which predicts that manufacturing as we know it will morph into something almost completely new. To support this revolution, the demand for software will grow exponentially, possibly leading us to a new software crisis. Stefano Rizzo presents eight key predictions about software and supporting technologies that will make Industry 4.0 a reality and deliver the promises of IoT. Stefano describes a new generation of application development and test/QA platforms replacing the current crop of application lifecycle management (ALM) tools. He predicts that new, unified ALM systems will define a 4th era in software development history. These tools—along with the evolving technologies and practices—must prepare us to meet the requirements that IoT software be available, scalable, flexible, reusable, reliable, secure, certified, compliant, and safe. Join Stefano to look into your future and the explosion of software applications to learn how we will deliver the software that organizations will demand.

Stefano Rizzo
Polarion Software

In a career spanning some twenty years, Stefano Rizzo has been a methodology consultant, a pre-sales engineer, an IT researcher, a university professor, VP of R&D for a large consortium, Regional Sales Director for a software company, and CEO of two software development organizations. With his broad experience in the Application Lifecycle Management arena, he has been leading Product Management for Polarion Software’s product lines from its first release in 2005 until 2010. In his current SVP Strategy & Business Development role, in addition to defining corporate vision, he leads several research projects in the ALM and PLM fields.