Setting the Standards for Commercial Game Development | SGInnovate
September132019

Location

BASH, Level 3,
Block 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent via Lift Lobby 3
Singapore 139955

Setting the Standards for Commercial Game Development

Presented by IEEE Singapore Section, IEEE Women in Engineering Singapore
Partnered with SGInnovate, IEEE Young Professionals Singapore

IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) is a global network of IEEE members and volunteers dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests in a career in engineering and science.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) is a global network of IEEE members and volunteers dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests in a career in engineering and science.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

For the first time, we are launching the IEEE WiE Singapore Networking Night series. This will be a series of fun and engaging themed evenings to not only network with wo(men) engineers, but to also support and foster the community. This forum is open to everyone committed to building a gender-equal workforce.

At this first WiE Singapore Networking Night, we have Susan K. (Kathy) Land, FIEEE, Past Vice President of IEEE Technical Activities and Programme Manager, US Department of Defence, who will be giving a talk on ‘Using IEEE Software & System Engineering Standards to Support America’s Army Gaming Development’:

Every organization faces its own unique challenges when developing software, none more so than America's Army (www.americasarmy.com). America’s Army (AA) is a computer game produced by the US Army to promote Army recruiting and the seven core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honour, integrity and personal courage. From 2005 to 2007, Susan was the Production Planner responsible for the successful America’s Army Special Forces/Overmatch release, which hosted over 8 million registered players worldwide for the PC version of the game.

During her talk, she will describe some of the classic software engineering challenges and market pressures associated with commercial game production as the AA Project Office moved into the competitive domain of commercial game development and how theywere successful with a little help from classic software engineering and IEEE software and system engineering standards.

Date: 13 September 2019, Friday
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: BASH, Level 3, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139955 via Lift Lobby 3

Speakers:

  • Susan K. (Kathy) Land, FIEEE, Past Vice President of IEEE Technical Activities and Programme Manager, US Department of Defence
  • Moderator: Dr Aishwarya Bandla, SMIEEE, Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering and Senior Research Fellow, The N.1 Institute for Health, National University of Singapore

Programme Details:
6:00pm – 6:45pm: Registration and Dinner 
6:45pm – 7:00pm: Launch of IEEE WiE SG Networking Nights 
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Technical Talk by Susan K. (Kathy) Land, FIEEE, Past Vice President of IEEE Technical Activities, Programme Manager US Department of Defence
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Networking

Speaker’s Profile:
Susan K. (Kathy) Land, FIEEE, Past Vice President of IEEE Technical Activities and Programme Manager, US Department of Defence

Susan K. (Kathy) Land, is a Programme Manager for the U.S. Department of Defence in Huntsville, AL. Land served on the IEEE Computer Society (CS) Board of Governors and in positions as 1st and 2nd Vice President. Land is an IEEE Fellow, Computer Society Golden Core Member and recipient of the 2017 CS IEEE Richard E. Merwin Award for Distinguished Service.
She served two terms on the IEEE Board of Directors, 2018 IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities and two terms as a member of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors (2013, 2016).  
She has more than 30 years of industry experience in the application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams. Land is also the author or co-author of a number of texts, papers, podcasts, webinars all supporting sound software engineering principles and practical application of software process methodologies.

Moderator’s Profile:
Dr Aishwarya Bandla, SMIEE, Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering, Singapore and Senior Research Fellow, The N.1 Institute for Health, National University of Singapore

Dr Aishwarya Bandla is a Senior Research Fellow at The N.1 Institute for Health, National University of Singapore (NUS) where she co-leads a research group in Translational Core. Dr Bandla holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the NUS. Her research focuses on novel therapeutic interventions and multimodal diagnostics.
She is an IEEE Senior Member, currently chairs the IEEE Women in Engineering Singapore group and also serves on the AdCom of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Singapore Society. Aishwarya represented NUS in the Global Young Scientists Summit 2018 and was selected as a “Future-Ready Leader” by the NUS Centre for Future-Ready Graduates.

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