Event: Careers in RE 2014

This event is for computer science students who want to know more about the professional life of requirements engineers. The event will take the form of a panel. Invited panelists are: Simon Fowler (Independent Consultant), Soo Ling Lim (CEO, Kazoova) and Maxym Sjachyn (Independent Consultant). They will talk about their experience and respond to questions from the audience.


11:00 am, Wednesday 12 November 2014


Room C1.03

University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW

Nearest tube stations are Oxford Circus (Central, Bakerloo, Victoria), Warren St (Victoria, Northern), Great Portland St (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan).

Attendance is free and open to all. To register please contact Ljerka Beus-Dukic

Speakers’ bios

Dr Simon Fowler graduated from University of York with a DPhil in Computer Science in 1999. He has delivered software from safety critical air traffic control systems to complex financial systems, and he has experience from requirements engineering and system architecture through to low-level development across a range of industries. Some of his software is currently in orbit, controlling the ESA Cryosat spacecraft as it measures the polar icecaps. Simon currently works as an independant consultant, working on a variety of projects including development of a medical decision support app.

Dr Soo Ling Lim achieved a Bachelor of Software Engineering in 2005 and PhD in requirements engineering in 2011. Her career ranges from full stack web developer, software engineer, ERP analyst programmer, SAP consultant to computer science researcher. She conducts research in requirements elicitation, stakeholder analysis, mobile app development, artificial life, human computer interaction, social network analysis and recommender systems. Currently, Soo Ling is a consultant CTO specialising in advising startups about their technology strategy, CEO of Kazoova.com, an online marketplace for quirky activities, Honorary Research Associate at University College London, Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan, and Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Loja in Ecuador.

Dr Maxym Sjachyn acquired a BSc in Internet computing from the University of Westminster in 2004 followed by a DPhil in semantic search in 2010. He has deployed software for small businesses, taught at University of Westminster, worked on pan-European research projects and is currently training as a project manager. Prior to embarking onto his DPhil programme, he had served as a Managing Director at A Com Tec (UK) providing the expertise necessary to deploy and maintain an ICT infrastructure to small businesses. Upon completion of his DPhil, Maxym took a 3 year postdoc post at the Joint Research Centre in Italy where he was involved in a number of EU funded projects. He led all stages of requirements elicitation, design, development and deployment of a multi-member state service. Currently, Maxym is in the process of completing his professional project management certification.

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