Software risks to the business, specifically Application Resiliency, headline a recent executive roundtable hosted by CAST and sponsored by IBM Italy, ZeroUno and the Boston Consulting Group. European IT executives from the financial services industry assembled to debate the importance of mitigating software risks to their business.
We had the opportunity to share experiences related to software risks and IT disasters of critical systems. We covered a wide range of topics such as: the impact of technology choices, Agile methods and DevOps As a result, the group identified software risk mitigation guidelines and factors needed in order to make software more reliable, secure and protect the business..” explained CAST Country Manager, Massimo Crubellati. We are glad to share with you some of the highlights of the conference.
- Fabrizio Pessina - Responsible Technology Advantage Practice, The Boston Consulting Group, "Resilience and Availability of IT Services" - Download the presentation
- Andrea Pettinelli - Global Business Services VP Financial Services Sector Leader, IBM Italia, "Design and ensure IT resilience - an approach for financial institutions" - Download the presentation
- Massimo Crubellati - Country Manager, CAST Italy, "Continuous monitoring of risks in the application to ensure the resilience of services” - Download the presentation
The event concluded with a Wine Tasting to help replace the bad taste of software failures with some fine Italian wine. The tasting was lead by the famous Sommelier Master Class Adua Villa allowed to collect curiosities, tips on tasting wine specially selected for our guests.
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.