Milwaukee SPIN

The Software Process Improvement Network is comprised of individuals dedicated to improving the software engineering practice. Regional groups called "SPINs" meet and share their experiences - initiating and sustaining software process improvement programs.

Software Architecture Panel Discussion

Join us for a Panel Discussion focusing on trends in Software Architecture.
Moderator: Chris Hayes - Director, Development Center, Centare
Panel Participants:
  • Bob Laferriere - Senior Director of Technology Platforms, Direct Supply Inc.
  • Steve Zobrist - Architecture Consultant, Infotech Enterprises Inc.
  • Steve Hicks - Developer, Centare
Date and Time
Thursday, 02/23/2017
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Free Food and Networking 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A
300 N Executive Dr. Suite #300
Brookfield, WI 53005

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Free thanks to our Sponsors and Centare.
Speaker Bio:

Bob Laferriere is a diehard New England sports fan and fun-loving and driven technology leader, in that order. Bob is currently Direct Supply’s Senior Director of Technology Platforms and Chief Software Architect where he oversees a cross-functional team of software, platform, and IT professionals that build and maintain the software and systems platforms for the company. His teams are responsible for delivering the common software (SaaS) and platform architectures (PaaS) helping fuel Direct Supply's innovative product developments in the Senior Living industry.  Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

Steve Zobrist is a technology strategy and architecture consultant for Infotech Enterprises, which creates software solutions for a myriad of industries. An MSOE graduate, Steve has assisted businesses in crafting their custom software, e-commerce, mobile, and cloud solutions since 2006. Ever a passionate process improvement advocate (and certified Scrum Master), he also advises and trains businesses on restructuring and training during transitions to Agile organizations and methodologies. In his spare time he can be found perfecting his craft beer recipes or out on the Milwaukee festival scene, enjoying all the city has to offer.

Steven Hicks is a full-stack web developer with almost 20 years of experience. He believes in clean, readable, and maintainable code. Steve likes to use the right tool for the job, especially if the right tool is JavaScript. He strongly believes that if you ain't falling, you ain't learning.