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Wouter de Bie, director of engineering for data at Spotify, will share his best practices in software development at the Software-Centric Systems Conference. Because behind every playlist, there is data. Curious to know more about the software behind Spotify? 

Second edition of Software-Centric Systems Conference

On Wednesday 4 October 2017, Techwatch, in close cooperation with the High Tech Software cluster, organizes the second edition of the Software-Centric Systems Conference (SC2). Hosted in the Brainport Region Eindhoven, this innovative conference is all about the added value of software and how software engineering excellence will improve the time-to-market and the time-to-value for high tech companies around the world.

Engineering robust, reliable software for today’s industrial systems is a major challenge. Software increasingly embodies the intellectual property that enables businesses to compete and as such is one of the major pillars upon which the success of a growing number of companies depends.

And yet software engineering as a discipline often fails to meet the needs of organizations that are more and more dependent on it, with studies indicating that fifty cents out of every euro spent on software engineering goes on finding and fixing bugs. Future industrial systems are set to become more complex and more dependent on software. For example, it is forecast that within 10 years 60 percent of the value of an automobile will be represented by software.


Internet of things

What impact will the internet of things, Industry 4.0 and other large-scale technological trends have on software engineering? How will software engineering rise to the challenge of ever-increasing complexity, distribution and integration while improving product robustness, reliability and security? How can the smart systems of the future be built with the limited resources available today? When software is often managed as a liability rather than an asset, how can businesses move to fully exploiting the opportunity that software offers?

SC2 brings together professionals and decision makers

SC2 brings together leading figures from industry and academia to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences about the challenges of engineering current and future generations software systems. The programme with sessions on CI/CD, legacy, MDSE, security and much more provides ample opportunity for discussion and interactivity. Repeated in the afternoon, it also offers maximum flexibility for participants to compose their own individual schedule.

SC2 helps businesses get ahead in a world that is increasingly run by software.

Conference details

What      Software-Centric Systems Conference

When      4 October 2017

Where     Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Who       CEOs, CTOs, managers of R&D departments, development groups, teams and projects, system and software architects, and technology innovators and solution providers


SC2 playlist

For the Software-Centric Systems Conference we have created our own SC2 playlist. This playlist is filled with songs sent in by our visitors. Have you already submitted your favourited song?

According to a study from Qualtrics the top five most popular musicians for coding were:

  •     U2
  •     Taylor Swift
  •     The Beatles
  •     Maroon 5
  •     Linkin Park

What is your favourite song? Let us know and we will add it to the SC2 playlist.

Register now and meet the cream of the software crop from companies like Elekta, Océ, Philips, Thales, Tomtom and many more. More information:

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