Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK

Meet the Experts with Yiannis Kanellopoulos & Evelyn van Kelle

Yiannis Kanellopoulos (Code4Thought), Evelyn van Kelle (Software Improvement Group)
10:1510:45 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Table 2

Yiannis and Evelyn are convinced that the future is all about people and that happy developers create the best products and quality. They are more than happy to chat about key (social) factors that determine developer happiness and about how we collaborate while creating software systems. They can also explain why source code and version control systems can be hidden gold mines when it comes to improving both systems and systems of work.

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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. According to 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 are:

  • Building trust between the organization utilizing the algorithms and those affected by its output
  • Rendering the algorithms more persuasive, since their reasoning will be easier to explain.

Yiannis holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Manchester and he is also a founding member of Orange Grove Patras, a business incubator sponsored by the Dutch Embassy in Greece to promote entrepreneurship and counter fight youth unemployment.

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Evelyn van Kelle

Software Improvement Group

Evelyn van Kelle is content lead at the Software Improvement Group (SIG), where she focuses on the interplay between technical issues and social factors. During her MSc study at Tilburg University, Evelyn was delighted to discover that the world of IT becomes exponentially stronger with sound communication. Her curiosity and predilection for data drive her to design content that is both meaningful and packed with solutions for technology leaders around the world.