Eli attended the fun ThoughtWorks “Big Casino” night during the Agile 2010 conference in Orlando this week. ThoughtWorks, cleverly put together this event to generate money for charity and of course build brand awareness.
At the event, Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist at ThoughtWorks, delivered a powerful speech on corporate social responsibility and the changes at ThoughtWorks to reflect this commitment. The event was well attended and enjoyed by conference attendees as significant money ultimately donated to three different charities.
Erik Oltmans, an Associate Partner from EY, Netherlands, spoke at the Software Intelligence Forum on how the consulting behemoth uses Software Intelligence in its Transaction Advisory services.
Erik describes the changing landscape of M & A. Besides the financial and commercial aspects, PE firms now equally value technical assessments, especially for targets with significant software assets. He goes on to detail how CAST Highlight makes these assessments possible with limited access to the targetâ€™s systems, customized quality metrics, and liability implications of open source components - all three that are critical for an M&A due diligence.