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Keynote & Invited Speakers

Prof. Malleswara Talla, Concordia University, Canada

Malleswara Talla received M.Tech. degree from I.I.T., Kharagpur, India in 1981, and Ph.D. degree specializing Computer Communications & Networks from Concordia University, Montreal in 1996. He worked for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Bombay, and Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautique (S.I.T.A), Equant Canada Inc., and Orange Business Services for several years. Dr. Talla managed several projects in data communications, computer networks, and business performance excellence during his professional career. Dr. Talla is currently working for the department of Supply Chain & Business Technology Management at John Molson School of Business (JMSB), Concordia University, Montreal. Dr. Talla is a member of Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS), Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Project Management Institute (PMI), Association for Operations Management (APICS), and The Institute for Internal Controls (THEIIC). His teaching and research interests are mainly in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Information systems, Process Re-engineering, Business Intelligence, Data Communications, Computer Networks, S/w Architecture, Design, and Development. Dr. Talla is a registered professional engineer in Canada.

Speech Title: Software Systems Architecture to be Value-Added in an Organization
Abstract: To compete in the marketplace, an organization should implement an appropriate competitive strategy along with an efficient, and responsive supply chain processes. The information systems that an organization adopts should map and fit well with the business processes. The software system architecture can tailor the configuration elements to the needs of organization processes. The software system architecture focuses on a set of high-level design decisions while accomplishing the system quality attributes in a software product. The software system architect prioritizes the architectural quality attributes and focuses on few of them for a unique system while achieving the requirements. The system performance is dependent on the local network, interconnection, and external systems. The processes of an organization evolve over time and the configuration elements can be tuned and revised to the evolution. Therefore, the software system architecture should also consider the ongoing evolution of the business processes and information systems. In this speech, I will present the fundamental building blocks of software architecture to propose configuration attributes to serve the system evolution to match with that of organizational processes to be value-added and risk-tolerant following the VAL-IT and RISK-IT frameworks.