SPI Conference Sofia

During October 18-21, a Moldovan delegation, consisting of private sector and donor representatives, attended the conference on Software Process Improvement, in Sofia, Bulgaria with such presentation as: CMM for People, Agile and CMMI, Six Sigma, IT Mark and CMMI for SME companies.

The lectures and seminars were presented by top representatives of Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, top European Software Institute representatives from Europe and Latin America and by company representatives dealing with SPI initiatives.
For the first time, one of the speakers was coming from Moldova- Oleg Macari with a presentation on the usefulness of IT Mark and CMMI in the company.
 
Besides the conference on SPI( the link to the presentations), Moldova has presented its success story about the Qlab initiative, and the Association’s priorities and readiness to collaborate.
 
The conference has gathered representatives from the region and such countries as: Armenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Georgia, USA, UK, Poland, Spain, Chile, etc.
 
Besides the conference days, several meetings have taken place with similar organizations:
  1. BAIT- Bulgarian Association of IT Companies, counting 150 members from various fields.

     2. ASTEL- Association of Telecom Companies( 50 companies take part from this association)- permits company and physical membership with the same amount of votes

     3. BASSCOM- Bulgarian Association of Software and Services Companies( 50 members)

     4. PIN-SME representative- European Association of Associations representing ICT SMEs.

     5. Bulgarian Web Association- The association includes 60 companies from the Web development area and online media. 

     6. ICT Cluster