April 18-19, 2018Boston, MABoston Convention and Exhibition Center

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Scaling & Architecting Smart Embedded Software Teams for Large Scale Efforts


Kimberly Clavin (VP of Embedded Engineering, Loop (by Pillar Technology))

DJ Daugherty (Chief Technology Officer of Embedded Products, Loop (by Pillar Technology))

Location: ESC Engineering Theater

Date: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 3:00pm - 3:45pm

Pass type: Conference (Paid), Expo (Free) - Get your pass now!

Free Content & Activities: N/A

Conference Track: Embedded Software Design & Verification

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: N/A

When integrating hardware and embedded software is always a challenge, but when it gets really interesting is when you need to do it at scale. This talk will discuss several factors that affect your ability to do embedded software at scale:

• Criticality and complexity of the software (i.e. smart toaster vs. autonomous vehicle) - the more features, algorithms, and safety implications a project needs to deal with the more important it is to have things like self validating specifications. As hardware complexity rises, quality software is of utmost importance to ensure functional safety in safety-critical embedded systems.

• Scaling the number of teams, vendors, and locations - increased organizational complexity in development effort make it critical to have solid techniques to divide and conquer while continuously integrating.

• Understand level of Innovation - as teams scale there is a tendency to sink back into inefficient strategies.
For each of these areas we will discuss the challenges and techniques to successful achieve and sustain scale.