Dr. Phil Laplante is a Principal Strategist with UpStreme. He is also a Professor of Software and Systems Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE and has won international awards for his teaching, research and service. Since 2010 he has led the effort to develop a national licensing exam for software engineers.
He has worked in avionics, CAD, and software testing systems and he has published more than 30 books and 250 scholarly papers. He is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania . He is also a frequent technology advisor to senior executives, investors, entrepreneurs and attorneys and actively serves on corporate technology advisory boards.
His research interests are in software testing, requirements engineering and software quality and management. Prior to his appointment at Penn State he was a software development professional, technology executive, college president and entrepreneur
|Richard Parkin is an accomplished consultant with experience in analysis, development, database, project and team leadership within the insurance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, and engineering industries.
Rich has numerous highly successful experiences working directly with client stakeholders to refine project scope, gather complex business requirements, design, build, fix and validate appropriate software and data solutions.
He has very broad experience with a variety of software & hardware products, cultures, environments and development methodologies (Waterfall, Agile).
|Mary Conway-Vaughan is a versatile project manager, administrator, and writer/editor with experience shepherding complex tasks from idea to implementation. She has a broad history in a variety of environments, including non-profits, publication, and higher-education. With projects ranging from logistics to software development, Mary brings a strong “benefits realization” view to project delivery.|
|Francis X. Taney – Legal counsel on topics ranging from software and Intellectual Property law, operations, and open source.|
|Mary Ellen Panousis – Strategy, Marketing, Analytics|
|Don Shump – Strategy, Non-Profits, Executive Coaching|
| Lawrence Miller – Behavioral Strategist, Lean Operations
Author of numerous books on Leadership and Management, including one of our favorites: “Barbarians to Bureaucrats”. Check out Larry’s full Wikipedia dosier.
|Ellen Weber – Strategy, VC world, Entrepreneurship, Executive Coaching|
Mary Ellen Panousis
Francis X. Taney, Jr.