BigLever CEO to Spotlight Emerging Trends in Product Line Engineering at IBM Innovate 2014 Conference

AUSTIN, Texas – May 13, 2014 – BigLever Software, the leading provider of systems and software product line engineering (PLE) solutions, announced today that Dr. Charles Krueger, the company's founder and CEO, will present a session at the IBM Innovate 2014 conference focused on an emerging trend that is enabling greater alignment between engineering and the larger business enterprise. The presentation, "Product Line Engineering Meets Product Line Operations," will be held on Monday, June 2, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

The convergence of Product Line Engineering and Product Line Operations (known as the PLE&O convergence) is an emerging trend that relates to the product line specific issues addressed by DevOps, which promotes the overall efficient interoperability of engineering and business operations. According to Krueger, this convergence will enable forward-thinking organizations to create highly efficient product line operations.

"A growing number of the industry's most innovative enterprises are implementing new approaches where PLE methods and tools are being applied to align engineering and business operations," said Krueger. "These approaches enable whole factor improvements in efficiency, time-to-market, product line scalability, and quality. At Innovate, I will spotlight how this convergence is the next step forward in the evolution of how companies create and deliver their product lines – from product portfolio planning to engineering, manufacturing, sales, and maintenance."

Presentation details

WHO: Dr. Charles Krueger, founder and CEO, BigLever Software
WHAT: Session CEE-2021 – "Product Line Engineering Meets Product Line Operations"
WHEN: Monday, June 2, 3:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: Oceanic 8, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida

In addition to Krueger's presentation, BigLever will be exhibiting at the event – Booth #E110. The company will showcase its flagship solution, Gears, and demonstrate how it enables leading organizations across a spectrum of industries to make a smooth, efficient transition to the PLE practice.

Krueger is an acknowledged thought leader in the PLE field, with more than 25 years of experience in software engineering. He is responsible for more than 60 articles, columns, book chapters, conference keynotes and industry sessions. Through active involvement in key industry events and organizations, he brings innovative PLE concepts, new generation methodologies and success stories to the forefront of the systems and software engineering community. Krueger has proven expertise in leading commercial product line development teams, and helping establish some of the industry's most notable PLE practices at leading companies in automotive, aerospace and defense, alternative energy, industrial automation, and ecommerce. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.