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Cyber Resilience Summit: Measuring and Managing Software Risk, Security and Technical Debt

June 06, 2017


The Consortium for IT Software Quality is bringing the Cyber Resilience Summit to Europe, to take place on 6 June 2017 in Brussels, Belgium — the vibrant heart of political Europe and headquarters of the European Commission The theme of the Summit is “Measuring and Managing Software Risk, Security and Technical Debt.” Discussion will focus on the latest strategic thinking from innovative American and European CIOs and IT policy makers.


Registration: Admission is complimentary. RSVP is required. Click here to register now.


The program will cover:

  • Managing security and risk with software measurement
  • Applying standard quality metrics to internal benchmarking, vendor agreements, and governance
  • Outcome-based contracts and service level agreements
  • Using software quality standards to comply with regulations
  • Positioning software measurement as a support mechanism for your team while prioritizing actions for business
  • Managing system complexity from a technology and architectural standpoint


Meeting Location:
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Rue du Fossé-aux-Loups 47
Wolvengracht 47
1000 Brussels, Belgium


The Cyber Resilience Summit is part of the OMG® Technical Meeting from 5-9 June 2017 in Brussels. Enjoy a discounted hotel room rate until 18 May 2017. Click here to book a hotel room.




09.00 – 15.00 includes lunch, refreshment breaks and networking. Formal agenda to be published soon!


OMG and CISQ Mission – Dr. Richard Soley, CEO, Object Management Group

Dr. Soley introduces the Consortium for IT Software Quality™, an IT leadership group co-founded by the OMG and Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver automated measures of software size and quality from system source code.  Dr. Soley shares the critical context behind CISQ’s formation and mission objectives.


Advances in Software Quality Measurement – Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality

Dr. Curtis introduces software quality standards for use in IT benchmarking, productivity analysis, service level agreements, and vendor relationships. Dr. Curtis will discuss how to manage IT risk and mitigate technical debt.


Keynote: Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, former Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Defense, now at RAND


Government Panel Discussion
Discussion lead:  
Professor Georges Ataya from Solvay Brussels School, Academic Director of Information Security Management Education, Managing Partner ICTC.EU, and Vice President of the Belgian Cybersecurity Coalition

Delegates from NATO, the European Commission, and the U.S. Department of Defense are invited to discuss the protection of government systems and applications, improving software procurement, industry regulations, and compliance directives.


Lunch 12:00 – 13:00


CIO Panel Discussion
Discussion lead:
Matthew Crabbe, Editor,

Innovative CIOs across industries are invited to discuss their strategies for improving software quality, security and cyber risk management. Discussion points include: Managing security and risk with software measurement; managing system complexity from a technology and architectural standpoint; enabling digital transformation.


Deloitte Presentation on Operational Risk

Deloitte will discuss the relationship between operational risk and IT software quality. By identifying and managing key areas of risk, an organization can release capital to work on new projects.




We look forward to hosting you in June!  Save your seat and register today!


















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