Engineering the Future of Software
16–18 October 2017: Conference & Tutorials
18–19 October 2017: Training
London, UK

We cannot engineer the future of software without happy developers. (sponsored by SIG)

Yiannis Kanellopoulos (Code4Thought)
9:209:35 Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral
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Software is the DNA of modern society. However, most organizations don’t seem to care about the people who are fundamentally responsible for implementing their digital vision: software developers. Yiannis Kanellopoulos explores several deficiencies SIG found in its current approach to making developers excel and realizing prophesied potential:

  • Time-related pressure, bad code quality, and inadequate skills or knowledge are the three reasons for developers’ unhappiness at work.
  • Although developers and executives agree that quality of the produced software is crucial, very few act upon it.
  • The main reason behind this inaction is lack of management support.

So how can you help? One word: empowerment.

This keynote is sponsored by SIG.

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Yiannis Kanellopoulos


Yiannis Kanellopoulos has spent the better part of two decades analyzing and evaluating software systems in order to help organizations address any potential risks and flaws related to them. (In his experience, these risks or flaws are always due to human involvement.) With Code4Thought, Yiannis is turning his expertise into democratizing technology by rendering algorithms transparent and helping organizations become accountable. Targeted outcomes of his work include building trust between the organization utilizing the algorithms and those affected by its output and rendering the algorithms more persuasive, since their reasoning will be easier to explain. He’s also a founding member of Orange Grove Patras, a business incubator sponsored by the Dutch Embassy in Greece to promote entrepreneurship and counter youth unemployment. Yiannis holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Manchester.