Dr. Sami Zahran, IBM
Dr. Sami Zahran is an International Author, Consultant, Trainer, and Project Manager. He is one of the chief advocates of Software Process Improvement and its impact on organisations. He has over three decades of experience in the software industry. During these years he participated in and managed several software development projects. These included the development of an Operating System, a Database Management System, a Data Dictionary System and several business application projects. He assumed senior positions with large organisations including ICL, the United Nations, Digital Equipment Corporation, and currently with IBM. He was trained in Software Porcess Improvement at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Zahran regularly lectures on software process improvement and is an invited speaker at numerous international conferences and workshops.