Lead for Defense Software Acquisition Policy Research, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
Dr. Forrest Shull is the Lead for Defense Software Acquisition Policy Research at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI). He leads the SEI technical response to the Department of Defense (DoD) in support of several important initiatives to improve acquisition by incorporating modern software development practices. This work culminated in the development of the Department’s first software-specific acquisition policy in 2020, which is supporting rapid and iterative delivery of software capabilities to the operational environment to meet the highest priority user needs.
He has been a lead researcher on projects for the DoD, the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA), the NASA Safety Center, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation, and commercial companies.
He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Shull is the current president of the IEEE Computer Society.
Director of Membership, IEEE Computer Society
Eric Berkowitz joined the IEEE Computer Society as the membership development director in November 2013. He oversees the membership department, which focuses on member recruitment, retention, and chapter development. Berkowitz has devoted his entire professional career to nonprofit development. With almost 20 years of membership marketing experience, he has helped several nonprofits develop strategies and tactics to grow membership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from West Virginia University.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Atneva.AI
A Passionate Technology Leader who can drive business outcome leveraging Technology.
# Strategic Technology Leadership
#AI, ML, Cyber Security IoT, Smart Connected Home, Linux, Embedded Linux, Device Drivers, Open Source,Devops, Nerworking, Automation, wifi,
# Manage a team of 40+ engineers and 4 managers as Second Line Manager
# Worked in some of the best technology companies such as Intel, Ericsson, Broadcom, NetApp, Dell
#More than 2years of Startup experience
# Agile, Growth Strategy, Business Development
# Experience in setting up teams to develop products from India around Cloud computing, embedded systems and Open Source
# Leadership role in Software Development- Platform software, Devops, IoT, AI/ML, Cyber Security
# Significant contribution as individual contributor in architecture and sustaining product in the Linux kernel, device driver development on x86 and ARM architecture.
# Significant experience in developing Board Support package (BSP) for ARM SoC
Industry and Ecosystem Participation
#Serve on the advisory board of OSI Days- largest OpenSource event in India
# Serve on Board of Studies of KCET, Coimbatore
# Chair Innovation Challenge, YESIST 12, IEEE(https://www.yesist12.org/)
# Vice Chair OCF, India Task Force
# Mentor at Intel Maker Lab
# Part of core team that advised M&A deals. Role included technological due diligence, valuation of IP and Post merger integration
#Set up Innovation practice that led to 7 authorized disclosures at USPTO, and 3 international and national papers
Stamford International University, Thailand | Technical Quality Standardization
Currently working on: LGBTQ+ and Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Thailand. Current research interest: Startup Pulse Thailand. Primary data. Surveying startups in Thailand directly and through collaboration partners.