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Tasktop's Mik Kersten And Dave West To Discuss ALM Industry Trends And Share Lifecycle Integration Expertise At EclipseCon 2013

Industry luminaries Kersten and West to speak on ALM's role in the software development industry during EclipseCon 2013 panels and presentations

VANCOUVER, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


Mik Kersten

CEO and founder

Tasktop Technologies


Kersten is the creator of products that have been transforming application development and lifecycle management tools, including Eclipse Mylyn, Tasktop Dev, and Tasktop Sync. He also is involved in open source community and standards efforts, and serves as a member of the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors and the Open Services for Lifecycle (OSLC) Steering Committee.

Dave West

Chief Product Officer

Tasktop Technologies


West is instrumental in building Tasktop into a transformative business that is driving major improvements in the software industry. He leads the strategic direction of the company's product line and helps to define Tasktop's market position. He is a former industry analyst at Forrester Research and former product manager for the Rational Unified Process at IBM. In addition, West serves on the program committee for EclipseCon.


Lifecycle Integration – The Secret Sauce of ALM Success

Presenters: Mik Kersten and Dave West

Wed., Mar. 27, 2013 10:30 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. EDT, Room 3

Software must enable businesses to innovate, achieve increased customer intimacy and assist managers and executives with decision-making. Essentially, software has transitioned from a support process to a critical business process. As a result of this transition, workplace processes are becoming more efficient and developers are seeing a new level of autonomy.

Viewing ALM as a business process allows software delivery to be managed holistically. In order to take business to the next level, the disconnect between ALM and technology innovation of mobile and cloud interfaces and Agile, Mobile and PaaS process change must be mended. During this session, attendees will gain a greater understanding of how integration is changing the face of ALM and how Agile practices and the DevOps movement is facilitating this change.

Additional panels and presentations by Kersten and West include the following:

The Future of ALM – Moderator: Dave West

Tues., Mar. 26, 2013 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. EDT, Room 5

Agile and ALM – What Does Agile Mean to ALM? – Moderator: Dave West

Wed., Mar. 27, 2013 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. EDT, Room 5

Building Mylyn 4.0 – Presenter: Mik Kersten

Thurs., Mar. 28, 2013 10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. EDT, Room 3


EclipseCon 2013 and ALM Connect (co-located events)

Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center

200 Seaport Boulevard

Boston, MA 02210



Mon., Mar. 25, 2013 – Thurs., Mar. 28, 2013


#Tasktop CEO @mik_kersten and @DavidJWest to discuss future of #ALM at #eclipsecon – Register here:


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For more information on Tasktop or to speak with Kersten or West about their presentations, please contact Christie Denniston at Catapult PR-IR:

Office Number: 303-581-7760

Mobile Number: 303-827-5164

Email: ([email protected])

Twitter: @prhightech


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