December 02, 2009 12:31 ET

CAST CIO Conference Assembles Top IT Executives for Summit on Measuring Software Development

Tech Leaders Converge to Discuss Practical Measures of IT Risk and Productivity

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - CAST (, the worldwide leader in Automated Application Intelligence, reports the success of its CIO conference, which assembled an unprecedented array of leading technology executives to address the topics of software quality, productivity and IT risk management. The invitation-only event was held in Paris, France on November 24th, and included a number of presentations and panel discussions designed to improve quality in application development.

The conference, titled "Measuring Software Quality and Productivity: A Key Factor for IT Organizations Performance," brought together top technical and business executives from industries ranging from financial services to insurance to discuss the current state of quality software development. Industry experts, such as Dr. Bill Curtis, co-author of CMM and director of CISQ, Antoine Gourévitch from the Boston Consulting Group, Mike Harris from the David Consulting Group and Lyonel Rouast from Compass Management Consulting, provided thought leadership and case study examples on market best practices.

In a number of presentations, industry experts discussed how assessment and metrics are required to manage software quality, and how IT executives can implement monitoring systems to assist in these tasks. Corporate technology leaders exchanged ideas with key thinkers and managers of IT services companies such as Accenture, Atos Origin, Capgemini and CSC. CIOs of several enterprises, such as Credit Agricole and Société Générale shared processes and solutions managing the development of strategic applications. Attendees also learned about the current state of automating function point counting and discussed topics regarding IT risk management. Additional subjects included the establishment of an IT Software Quality Standard for 2010 and a panel discussion.

"CAST is proud to take a leadership role in determining best practices for quality in software development," said Vincent Delaroche, chairman and chief executive officer of CAST. "Through this conference, CAST and some of the industry's top minds were able to discuss the use of objective measurement of software to quantify the risk of business disruption and the productivity of the IT organization."

About CAST

CAST is the world leader and pioneer in Application Intelligence. CAST provides IT and business executives with precise, quantified insight to immediately and significantly improve the business performance of their critical software assets. More than 650 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers including Accenture, IBM, Capgemini and CSC. Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves Global 2000 organizations worldwide with a global network of offices in the U.S. and Europe. For more information, visit the CAST website at and the CAST blog at

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