Development speed and time to market is the number one concern among most electronics companies. Demanding consumers combined with fierce competition and geographically unique features are pressuring companies to develop more innovative products and more variants of their products. This webcasts discuss the ability to effectively reuse components of innovation/design to expedite development and feature customization. This will cover ideas in PLE, version/variant management, and modularity of design.
Dr. Keith Collyer, Medical Device and Electronic Design Solution Offering Lead
Dr. Keith Collyer is an IBM Rational thought leader with over 30 years developing and delivering systems and software and assisting organizations with process improvement and requirements management in a wide range of organizations.
After graduating as an electronics engineer, he gained a Ph.D. in Engineering Mathematics and worked on high voltage control systems before moving into advanced software development, including artificial intelligence and object-oriented development. His interest in the “people” aspects of development led him into project management, quality assurance and processes, never losing sight of the need to develop systems that meet real needs.
Keith has successfully introduced quality systems into several organizations, ranging from a small defense consultancy to household name multi-nationals.
Keith is an experienced Systems Engineer, with extensive industrial experience of the specification and development of complex systems. He is particularly skilled in all aspects of requirements management and requirements engineering.
As a consultant, Keith concentrated on helping organizations large and small to introduce requirements management processes and systems. The key aspects of this work were ensuring that the client understood the needs for and benefits from requirements management, clarifying (and in some cases defining) with the client the processes involved, including the necessary information and inter-relationships, and defining a DOORS® implementation to best support the client’s needs.
IEEE Spectrum “Tech Talk” contributor Douglas McCormick is a New York City-based freelance writer and communications consultant specializing in technology and life science. He has been editor or editorial director of such publications as PM360 (for healthcare marketers), BioTechniques (for molecular biology researchers), Pharmaceutical Technology, and Nature Publishing Company’s Bio/Technology (now called Nature Biotechnology). He was founder, CEO, and CTO of Physician Verification Services (an internet based healthcare marketing start-up) and, earlier, corporate director of scientific communications at SmithKline Beecham and computer science editor at Hayden Book Company.
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