Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit


Date: September 4-6, 2019
Venue: Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051
Special rate: CISQ members save $350 off the registration fee! Apply the code GARTCISQ at registration



IT Sourcing, Procurement, Finance, Vendor & Asset Management Leaders: Optimize costs, mitigate risks, enable business growth


Today’s environment of continuous change presents IT sourcing, procurement, vendor and asset management and IT finance professionals with a powerful opportunity. It’s a chance to transition from a tactical provider of a service—the skillful negotiation of a contract or the effective management of a vendor’s performance—to a strategic advisor helping deliver innovation, business value and growth – at speed.


At this year’s summit, you’ll learn the new rules of engagement and best practices for negotiating and working with of all kinds of vendors, from established partners to everything as-a-service. You’ll also get an important update on the vendor landscape, how to choose the right solutions and providers and what your peers and competitors are doing to keep costs in check.


Continous Collaboration, Negotiation and Innovation Starts Here.


The agenda includes 7 programs:

  • Program 1: Sourcing Leaders: Building a Modern Sourcing Capability to Enable Continuous Change
  • Program 2: Procurement Leaders: Drive Procurement Transformation While Delivering Continuous Cost Optimization
  • Program 3: IT Asset Management Leaders: Navigating the Evolution of ITAM
  • Program 4: IT Finance Leaders: Tailoring IT Finance Techniques Towards Cost, Agility and Transparency
  • Program 5: Vendor Management Leaders: Developing the Optimal Operating Model for Managing Your Vendor Ecosystem
  • Program 6: The Software and SaaS Marketplace: Uncovering Opportunities While Negotiating to Optimize Cost and Risk
  • Program 7: The Cloud and IT Services Marketplace: Taking a Pragmatic Approach to Transformative Technology Shifts


CISQ is proud partner of Gartner. Visit the CISQ table at the Summit to learn more about software measurement standards for productivity, quality and technical debt. Members can apply the code GARTCISQ at registration to save $350 off your pass.


Learn more and register here!

Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit


Date: June 17-19, 2019
Venue: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
Special rate: CISQ members save $350 off the registration fee! Apply the code GARTCISQ at registration



PPM best practices: From project to product, demand management and beyond.


The old world of PPM — focused on compliance and risk aversion — is in the midst of fundamental change, disrupted by new practices, roles, competencies and technologies that digital business demands. At Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit 2019, June 17 – 19, in Washington, D.C., you’ll get a clear look at what’s ahead for PPM, and learn how to apply tools and tactics required for the digital future.


Rapidly Transform PPM for Continuous Change


We’ll help you focus on vital next steps: transitioning from project management to product management, aligning the efforts of your PPM team with the strategies and goals of the business, and creating a culture capable of shared thinking and collaboration. You’ll return to the office knowing what it takes to deliver real PPM value to your organization — and the skills you need to become an effective leader in an environment of rapid and constant change.


The agenda includes 4 tracks:

  • Track 1: Rapid Change: Shift Disciplines for Rapid Execution
  • Track 2: Cultural Change: Shape your Culture for Continuous Change
  • Track 3: Business Partnership: Engage the Business to Drive Value
  • Track 4: Innovation: Evolve to a Digital Business


CISQ is proud partner of Gartner. Visit the CISQ table at the PPM Summit to learn more about software measurement standards for productivity, quality and technical debt. Members can apply the code GARTCISQ at registration to save $350 off your pass.


Learn more and register here!

Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit


Date: June 17-20, 2019
Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD 20745
Special rate: CISQ members save $350 off the registration fee! Apply the code GARTCISQ at registration



In the Digital Age, IT Security is Everyone’s Business


Expand cybersecurity, privacy and risk awareness


Find out how you can shift organizational culture to improve cybersecurity, privacy and business resilience at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019. You’ll learn leadership and communication skills to get business leaders on board making security and risk enterprisewide priorities.


This is the year’s most valuable information update and networking opportunity for CISOs and security, risk and resilience professionals. Get a comprehensive update on cybersecurity threats and solutions. Hear new best practices for cloud security, AI, IoT, blockchain, DevOps and other challenges. Advance your IT security and risk strategy to support digital business. Join us to craft your security and risk plan to improve resilience, accelerate innovation and drive business growth with the entire organization behind you.


The agenda includes 5 programs:

  • Program A: Leadership and Strategy
  • Program B: Trends and Capabilities
  • Program C: Risk and Resilience
  • Program D: Architecture and Operations
  • Program E: Security Markets


CISQ is proud partner of Gartner. Visit the CISQ table at the Security and Risk Management Summit to learn more about software quality standards and best practices for security and resilience. Members can apply the code GARTCISQ at registration to save $350 off your pass.


Learn more and register here!

Webinar: Employer-Led Secure Software Development Dual Model Apprenticeship Partnering with Community Colleges


Attend this National CyberWatch Center webinar


Title: Employer-Led Secure Software Development Dual Model Apprenticeship Partnering with Community Colleges

Date: March 13, 2019 from 1:00pm – 1:45pm (check your time zone)

Speaker: Girish Seshagiri, EVP and CTO of ISHPI and a member of CISQ’s Governing Board


From their website:


In this Virtual Brown Bag, Girish Seshagiri will discuss a collaborative effort demonstrating how community colleges working with industry can create pathways to in-demand high wage, high technology jobs through a dual model apprenticeship. The collaborative effort’s innovation pioneered a degree program which incorporated the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute’s (CMU/SEI’s) software assurance curriculum recommendations at the community college level and is aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.


Register now!

CISQ + NASSCOM Cyber Resilience Meet



Complimentary Breakfast Meeting: Cyber Resilience Meet

Date: Friday, March 15 from 8:00am – 10:00am

Venue: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, Sarjapur Main Rd, Amblipura, PWD Quarters, 1st Sector, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102

Sponsored by: CAST



Complimentary registration is available on the CAST website here.


Breakfast Moderator: David Norton, CISQ Executive Director

Leading discussion at this breakfast meeting is Mr. David Norton, a prominent Gartner analyst and the new Executive Director of CISQ.  At Gartner, David’s primary focus areas include enterprise agility, agile methods, and the practicalities of dealing with increasing complexity and uncertainty. With 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Norton works with IT and business leaders on agile transformation, and its impact on organizational structure, governance, and culture.


David will introduce CISQ’s Trustworthy Systems Manifesto. As businesses and governments automate more of their business and mission processes, the risks to which software-intensive systems expose the organization grows dramatically. In an era of 9-digit glitches (incidents with damages over $100,000,000), senior executives outside IT are held accountable, and some have lost their jobs as a result. IT executives requires control on how to govern the risks of untrustworthy IT systems.


Additionally, NASSCOM will keynote on Challenges in IT Modernization & Transformations in Digital Era.


To address this major mammoth task and share best practices, CISQ and NASSCOM welcome you to attend this complimentary breakfast on Friday, March 15 in Bangalore. Join your peers in Application Development, Software Quality, DevOps, Innovation, Digital Transformation and Security for GIC/GCC, System Integrators and Indian ISVs.





Pacific NW Software Quality Conference


Join us for A Culture of Quality…as a Speaker or Attendee!


PNSQC is now in its fourth decade of hosting its prestigious annual software quality conference. This friendly and professional conference has been helping you solve software quality problems for 37 years. As the longest running conference in North America focused on software quality, we take pride in attendees leaving the conference with real solutions they can use.


Our 2019 program will explore the theme of culture and how it affects the quality of your projects and organizations. Join us October 14-16, 2019, in Portland, as leaders of the software engineering profession gather to discuss the latest trends in software development, QA and testing. You’ll learn from those on the cutting edge –- and have plenty of opportunities to socialize too, making new friends and contacts to build your professional and personal networks.


The Call for Proposals is open now. The deadline is April 17, 2019.


PNSQC is seeking proposals for technical papers to contribute to our program. Share your expertise and experience on trends, process improvements, and technology solutions by answering the Call for Proposals. Check out the preliminary tracks and explore some of the ideas we are excited about. For even more answers read up on the FAQs from the For Authors. This is your chance to be a part of the solution.


For the first time ever, we are simultaneously opening the call for poster paper proposals. Poster papers present a unique opportunity for first-time authors or for authors who have an idea that is not yet fully developed into a full technical paper.


Although authors are allowed to submit multiple proposals, each proposal should be limited to a single topic. Additionally, any individual author will only be accepted once as the primary author.

CISQ Forum: Modern Metrics for Productivity and Continuous Improvement


The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is hosting a special event in Amsterdam on Tuesday, June 18 on the topic of new international standards for high-quality software engineering, productivity, and managing technical debt. This event is part of the OMG Technical Meeting week, June 17-21 in Amsterdam.


Date: June 18 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm followed by a reception

Registration: Complimentary. Register now.

Venue: Park Inn Amsterdam City West, La Guardiaweg 59 NL-1043 DE Amsterdam Netherlands


Many organizations find themselves at the intersection of agile behavior and digital engineering. Next-generation agile development will have to leverage unprecedented levels of automation from inception to implementation, and beyond. Speakers at this event will discuss how to increase velocity and reduce lead time without sacrificing quality or generating high levels of technical debt. We will discuss how to maximize automation within agile and the DevOps toolchain with a strategy that takes advantage of emerging standards and best practices.


Topics to be discussed:

  • Software metrics for productivity and continuous improvement
  • Integrating measurement into Agile and DevOps toolchains
  • Controlling technical debt
  • Reducing business risk through trustworthy software




Dr. Bill Curtis

CISQ Executive Director Emeritus who led development of the standards


David Norton

CISQ Executive Director elect and former Gartner analyst specializing in Agile, metrics and governance

Sonja Noben

former head of Transformation and Touchpoint Architecture Delivery at ING and CIO of BNP Paribas Fortis

Dr. Harold van Heeringen

Senior Consultant, METRI Board Member, NESMA; President, International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG)


About the event host

The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) is an IT leadership group that develops international standards for automating software measurement. The standards written by CISQ enable IT and business leaders to measure the risk IT applications pose to the business, as well as estimate the cost of ownership. CISQ conducts outreach activities to spread measures and techniques for improving the trustworthiness of software-intensive systems.



Thank you CISQ sponsors



ISACA NL Chapter: IT Risk Congress


Translated from Dutch to English from ISACA Netherlands Chapter website:


The Risk Congress of the Year!




On Thursday 11 April 2019, the ISACA, NOREA, PvIB, IIA, ISC2, SSA and KNVI IT Risk Congress will take place in Amsterdam.


The program consists of three main streams from which participants can choose: ‘Corporate Risks’, ‘IT Risks’ & ‘Digital Transformation Risks’. A fourth stream is for foreign speakers. Each of the main streams contains various seminars where the participants can choose the program that best suits their wishes and interests. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities during the day to approach the speakers and other participants during the breaks, dinner and drinks!


Language: English & Dutch – every time slot there are English language seminars.

Target group: IT Auditors, IT Risk Managers, Security Professionals, IT Managers & IT Governance Professionals.

PE points: 6 PE points

Location: Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam


Learn more and register here

University of Southern California Joins CISQ as First Academic Sponsor


Dr. Barry Boehm from USC will join CISQ Governing Board


Needham, MA – January 29, 2019 – For the first time, the Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™), an IT industry leadership group that develops standards for automating software quality measurement, is partnering with one of the country’s leading private research universities. CISQ today announced that the University of Southern California (USC) has signed on as the Consortium’s first academic sponsor.  A global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC joins the other CISQ sponsors to advance the adoption of software quality standards in the IT industry.


Dr. Barry Boehm, who is the USC Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Astronautics, will also join the CISQ Governing Board to help drive the strategic direction of the Consortium. Dr. Boehm is the TRW Professor of Software Engineering and Founding Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering.  He is also the Chief Scientist of the DoD-Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center and a part-time employee of the Aerospace Corp.  He received his B.A. degree from Harvard in 1957, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1961 and 1964, all in Mathematics. He has also received an honorary Sc.D. in Computer Science from the U. of Massachusetts in 2000 and in Software Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011.


According to Dr. Boehm,


“I’ve been impressed with CISQ’s influence in systems and software qualities, both in getting them more emphasized in systems engineering, development, acquisition, and life cycle management.  USC is a partner with the Stevens Institute in leading the DoD Systems Engineering Research Center, where I’ve been the Chief Scientist and leader of a 5-year, 8-university project: Systems Qualities, Ontology, Tradespace, and Affordability, which identified Maintainability as a key to several other qualities, and Technical Debt as a key to improving maintainability, where we also found CAST and CISQ as leaders.  I am looking forward to working within CISQ on these critical issues.”


Dr. Bill Curtis, CISQ Executive Director said,


“CISQ is honored to welcome one of the world’s preeminent software engineering research centers, the Center for Systems and Software Engineering at the University of Southern California, as a sponsor.  Prof. Barry Boehm has been a major contributor to the development of software engineering since its beginning in 1968.  His insights and collaboration will be important for guiding CISQ’s future standards work.”


For more information about CISQ sponsorship, please visit:


About USC

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. Visit the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering website at


About CISQ

The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) is an IT leadership group that develops international standards for automating the measurement of software size and structural quality from the source code. The standards written by CISQ enable IT and business leaders to measure the risk IT applications pose to the business, as well as estimate the cost of ownership. CISQ was co-founded by the Object Management Group® (OMG®) and Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. For more information, visit



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Shared Services and Outsourcing Week (SSOW)



Shared Services & Outsourcing Week is the largest and longest running event in shared services, taking place at Disney Coronado Spring Resort on March 11 – 14, 2019. This event will showcase the scope of shared services topics like finance & accounting, blockchain technology, HR, change management, business development, and so on. SSOW 2019 agenda will consist of broad topic & industry focused workshops, tracks sessions dedicated to specific shard services functions, keynotes from Zappos Culture Architect Robert Richman & blockchain researcher Bettina Warburg, & exciting site tours from industry leaders like Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson.


SSOW 2019 includes pre-conference site tours, workshops and master classes, keynotes, IDGs (Interactive Discussion Groups), and breakout sessions.


Tracks for 2019 include:

  • Shared Services Essentials (new!)
  • Disruptive Technologies (new!)
  • Empowering Women
  • Moving Up the Maturity Curve
  • Spotlight on LATAM (Latin America)
  • Functional Focused Tracks: Finance and Accounting, Customer Experience
  • The Intelligent Enterprise: Intelligent Automation, Analytics in Shared Services


Access the full agenda for more details


Use our discount to receive 20% off your event passes: 23SSOW_CISQ


Meet the Organizer


The Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) is an online source for global business services executives and business leaders who leverage technology and best practices to improve operational efficiency. SSON delivers the latest industry news, thought leadership, and analysis through written articles, online events, webinars, white papers and in-depth market reports.


With over 120,000 members, SSON is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals in the world. Gain complimentary access to all its content and online events by joining for free at


Established in 1999, SSON recognized the revolution in business support services as it was happening, and realized that a forum was needed through which practitioners could connect with each other on a regional and global basis.