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    Software Risk Summit 2016
    Preventing Software Disasters
    JUNE 9, 2016 | NEW YORK, NY
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    Software Risk Summit 2016
    Preventing Software Disasters
    JUNE 9, 2016 | NEW YORK, NY

Thank you for joining us at the first annual Software Risk Summit! We had a packed house and hosted lively discussions about how to prioritize software risk management. If you missed the event or want to revisit what was discussed during the keynote and panel discussion, check out the blog recap. See you next year!

Today’s CIOs and business leaders have an uphill battle when it comes to coping with security risks. The complexity of systems layered with technical risks and more aggressive threat agents expose companies to heightened business risks from disruptive technologies like the Internet of Things and new forms of cyber-attack. Joined by leading experts in our industry, the 2016 Software Risk Summit enabled pragmatic discussions for concrete strategies to cost-effectively identify, communicate and prevent structural software risks.

Key Takeaways

  • The risks of bad software are huge! Banking institutions, for example, can be fined millions of dollars for software glitches that compromise customer data. The time to start caring about software risk is NOW.
  • The Costs are huge! If you have a team of 500 developers, you will end up with 10,000 software defects each year. Fixing these can account for more than 20% of IT budgets, hindering innovation and the value IT can bring to the business.
  • There are ways to get beyond the fear of risk measurement! Analytics are the best weapon for smart CIOs to negotiate with the boardroom.

“Up until 5 years ago, technology was primarily used for internal purposes, so there was not a lot of motivation for developers to write high reliability or secure code.”
- Benjamin Rehberg, The Boston Consulting Group

“We are rushing to this Internet of Things, yet all the technology supporting it was written before the internet.”
- Dr. Paul Nielson, The Software Engineering Institute

“BNY Mellon made the business own the risk. The business leader must negotiate with our Risk Board to approve and accept the risk.”
- Kevin Fedigan, BNY Mellon


Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar
Assistant Managing Editor, Time Magazine
CNN Economics Analyst

Ms. Foroohar is assistant managing editor for Time Magazine and the economics analyst for CNN. She also appears regularly on NPR, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, and the BBC. She has appeared numerous times on programs such as “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Face the Nation,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”


Dr. Paul D. Neilsen

Dr. Paul Nielsen is the CEO of the SEI, a global leader in advancing the state of software engineering in industry. Dr. Nielsen directs research on software architecture, complex systems and cybersecurity to help industry address present and future challenges. Dr. Nielsen oversees the CERT, which is responsible for the SEI’s network / cybersecurity efforts.

Kevin Fedigan

Kevin Fedigan is the Head of Asset Servicing and Broker Dealers Services Technology, BNY Mellon, a member of BNY Mellon’s Technology Executive Committee and serves on the Company’s Operating Committee. Over the last 20 years Mr. Fedigan has held positions where he was responsible for building and managing quality assurance, software configuration management and application development teams.

Benjamin Rehberg

Benjamin Rehberg is a Managing Director and a core member of BCG's Financial Institutions and Technology Advantage practices. Mr. Rehberg is the global leader of the Software & Agile topics, including organization and governance within digital and IT operations, agile transformation, process optimization, transformation, and delayering.


Vincent Delaroche founded CAST with the vision that software development should be viewed as a performance-driven profession. He partners with Fortune 500 executives with the belief that software analysis and measurement drives fact-based discussions and prevents businesses from disruption due to software failure.

Thank you 2016 Registrants

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If you are interested in participating as a speaker/panelist at the next event,
please contact Jodi Rosenblum at j.rosenblum@castsoftware.com