Deliver Good Stuff, On Time…Repeatedly!



  • Imagine your product QA revealing few and easily correctable issues. Not only does this mean a substantial cost savings in development time, but your product gets to market faster! Come learn how to make this a common occurrence in your business.

    Sponsored by Quality Logic


    Steve Smith (bio), Program Director and Senior Process Consultant, QualityLogic

    Panel of VCs & CEOs

    Jon Baer, Founder, eBoomerang, Inc.
    Brian Goncher, Partner, Crystal Internet Venture Funds
    Mike Gridley, Partner, BV Capital / Bertelsmann Ventures
    George Petracek, Atrium Capital
    Joe Savarino, CEO, Zengine, Inc.

    Picture this: An executive leaning back in his chair with his fingers crossed behind his head and his feet up on his desk. What's he doing? In his mind, the best he can – sitting around, hoping his product works the way customers want it to work. Unfortunately, too many company executives have a view that this is all one can do. They leave success or failure of products to chance, betting the future of their companies on things they could control if they only knew how or had the people who knew how.

    It doesn't have to be this way. Great companies, "deliver good stuff, on time…repeatedly!" and it doesn’t come without work and taking advantage of the experience of those who have gone before and learned the lessons required.
    Attendee Takeaways:

    • The Software Executive Guide to Quality Success (a $49 value).
    • A completed self-assessment of the state of quality in your company.
    • Recent articles about software quality.


    Eight attendees who attend this seminar will be eligible to attend private One-on-One sessions with Steve Smith for 50-minutes on July 31st. Details to sign up for these closed slots will be available at the seminar.

    Speaker Bio


    Steve Smith, QualityLogic, Inc.

    Steve Smith, Program Director and Senior Process Consultant, QualityLogic, Inc. Steve has over 30 years experience in software development and Quality Assurance with companies such as IBM and Mentor Graphics. Steve joined QualityLogic in April of 2000 and has been a key contributor to building the QualityLogic Professional Services Practice and the QualityLogic Quality Assessment Process.

    Steve's career at IBM spanned several departments. He began his career as an Engineer evaluating IBM's emerging circuit and packaging technologies, and then quality testing IBM's then fastest computer, the Model 195. Lastly, he was the Manager of Mission Test for the Physical Design Mission and was responsible for directing the Quality Assurance and Quality Control requirements of the mission. Steve then spent most of the 80's and the 90's at Mentor Graphics, first as the Manager and then the Director of Systems Engineering Support in the Board Systems Division. His last position was as the Director of Engineering for the Division, where he mentored his division to ISO9001 Certification.

    At QualityLogic Steve is pursuing his goal of helping the software industry move from an artistic approach in developing software towards a scientific approach but still respecting the art. In his role at QualityLogic he works as a member of the Professional Services team conducting quality assessments and working with customers (internal and external) to improve their product development and quality processes.

    Event Logistics


    8:30am-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast
    9:00am-10:00am Seminar
    10:15am-11:30am Mixed Panel of VCs & CEOs


    SDForum Center
    111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113

    Seminar Track

    Business Planning/Finance, Idea and Startup Stage Businesses


    Cost (Continental Breakfast included)
    $49 SDForum Members
    $99 Non-Members

    Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door.