Event: Careers in RE


11:00 am, 14 November 2012


Room N1.110

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).


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: Jeremy Dick (Principal Consultant at Integrate), Dilanka Kalutota (Technical Project Manager at American Apparel), Shah Singh (Consultant at Bank of America Merill Lynch) and Simon Vincent (Business Analyst at Nectar). They will talk about their experience and respond to questions from the audience.

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


Speakers’ bios

Jeremy Dick is Principal Consultant in a small systems engineering consultancy called Integrate where he provides professional services in requirements processes and tool support. With BSc and DPhil degrees in computing science from Imperial College, his background is in the application of formal methods of software development. Since 1996, he has worked in requirements management, first in tool supplier Telelogic (now part of IBM Rational), and later at Integrate. Jeremy has 15 years of experience in helping companies design and implement requirements processes, and in training engineers to use them. He is author of a Springer book entitled “Requirements Engineering”.  He is currently promoting the concept of Evidence-based Development, in which the requirements flow-down is used as a structured assurance argument.

Dilanka Kalutota received a first class honours in BSc. Software Engineering from University of Westminster in 2010. He also undertook a year of industrial placement in GlaxoSmithKline Plc. Dilanka started his career with American Apparel as a Business Analyst where he became the lead BA for the deployment of an EU wide Time and Attendance system. Currently, Dilanka is working as a Technical Project Manager for the same organisation and, in this role, has deployed a global payroll system and is currently working on deploying a Global Retail Task Management tool. He is certified in Prince2 and Scrum which has helped him to work in agile development teams.

Shash Singh graduated from University of Westminster in 2006. After graduation Shash has been working with investment banks and global consultancies like Accenture, Microsoft, Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has been involved in entire life cycles of medium and large scale global projects which involved pre-sales, requirements gathering (frequent interaction with business users, use cases, UML, Wireframes, prototypes), coding, testing, deployment, training and support. He used diverse software development methodologies like Agile (Scrum) and traditional Waterfall model. His core skills are creating web and windows based real-time financial applications. Shash is currently doing Master in Artificial Intelligence.

Simon Vincent is currently working as a Business Analyst for Nectar card. He has 10 years experience in IT after graduating BSc in Media Technology and Production in 2002. Prior to his currently role he worked in software services and more recently for the Gala Coral group. Simon is commercially focused and passionate about understanding and communicating how businesses tick and identifying opportunities where both software and business process change can make a step change to building revenue or reducing costs. Simon has completed the ISEB qualifications in Business Analysis Essentials and Requirements Engineering on his way to securing the Diploma in Business Analysis.

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