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Department of Informatics

Program - September 24, 2010

9:00 Welcome
9:30 Computational Thinking
Jeannette Wing (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
10:30 Break
11:00 On the Future of Informatics Departments and Informatics Research
Manfred Broy (TU Munich, Germany)
12:00 A Brief Look Back on IfI’s History and Achievements
Martin Glinz (Department Head, IfI)
12:30 Buffet lunch with research presentations
14:00 The Future of Informatics: Software Products, Services, and Digital Platforms
Michael Cusumano (MIT, USA)
15:00 Break
15:30 Engineering for a Trustworthy Cloud
Jim Miller (Microsoft, USA)
16:30 Panel with all invited speakers
Moderator: Peter Stucki (Prof. emeritus, IfI)
17:15 Closing
17:30 Reception
19:00 Birthday Party

Manfred Broy (TU Munich)
on the Future of Informatics Departments and Research

Manfred Broy is the Chair of Software and Systems Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He was the founding dean of the Faculty of Informatics at TU Munich. His research concentrates on the description and development of complex systems. He has received a Leibniz Award, a honorary doctorate and numerous other awards and honors.

Michael Cusumano (MIT)
on the Future of the Informatics Industry

Michael A. Cusumano is the Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management at MIT. He specializes in strategy, product development, and entrepreneurship in the computer software industry. He authored many famous books, among them Microsoft Secrets (1995, with Richard Selby).

Jim Miller (Principal Architect in the Identity and Security Division at Microsoft)
Engineering for a Trustworthy Cloud

Jim Miller is Principal Architect in the Identity and Security Division at Microsoft. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT. Before joining Microsoft, he held positions at MIT, Brandeis University, DEC, Open Software Foundation, and WWW Consortium. He was the lead architect for the kernel of the .NET Common Language Runtime.

Jeannette Wing (CMU / NSF)
on the Future of Computational Thinking in Society

Jeannette M. Wing is President’s Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and former Assistant Director, NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate. She is an advocate of computational thinking, promoting the vision that computer science’s problem-solving methods are applicable to all fields.

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