Key Speakers

Some of our main speakers, that will be in the conference from October 17-19.

International Key Speakers


Claude Laporte

Claude Laporte, Ph.D.


Dr. Claude Y. Laporte has been a Professor since 2000 at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), a 10,000-student engineering school, where he teaches software engineering. His research interests include software process improvement in small and very small enterprises, as well as software quality assurance. He has worked in defence and transportation enterprises for over 20 years. He received a Master’s degree in Physics from the Université de Montréal, a Master’s degree in Applied Sciences from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and a Ph.D. from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France). He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Universidad de San Martin de Porres (Peru) in 2013.

He is the Project Editor of the ISO/IEC 29110 series of systems and software engineering life cycle standards and guides developed specifically for Very Small Entities. He is the Co-chair of the INCOSE Systems Engineering for Very Small Entities WG. He is a member of INCOSE and life member of IEEE. He has been a member of the professional association of engineers of the Province of Québec. He is the co-author of two French books on software quality assurance published in 2011 by Hermes Science-Lavoisier and one English textbook, on the same topic, published by John Wiley and Sons in 2018. Dr. Laporte is a co-author of another book, published in 2017, targeted at managers of small systems engineering organizations.