MARION LEPMETS, PhD.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Apr 2016 - SoftComply Ltd., Estonia & Ireland
Co-Founder and CEO
Regulatory compliance software solutions for agile developers in medical/healthcare domain on Atlassian Jira and Confluence

Jan 2013 - Nov 2015 Regulated Software Research Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Senior Research Fellow at Medical SPICE project
Developing process models for medical device software development
MDevSPICE assessments and training courses on compliant software development to medical device manufacturers

Sep 2010 - Dec 2012 Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Post-Doctoral Fellow of Luxembourg's National Research Fund (AFR)
Conducting research on process improvement, IT service quality and measurement

Dec 2009 - Jul 2010 Software Technology and Application Competence Centre, Estonia
Senior Researcher
Managing research projects on software development productivity

Sep 2009 - Sep 2010 Cybernetics Institute at Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
Researcher in Software Department
Conducting research on process assessment and improvement

Sep 2003 - Sep 2009 Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
Researcher in Software Process Improvement
Software Process Assessment and Improvement lectures for PhD and MSc students

Jun 2000 - Jun 2003 Tampere University of Technology, Pori Unit
Researcher in Software Process Improvement

May 2007 - Sep 2009 SPINET OY
Conducting software process assessments (ISO/IEC 15504) in software industry
Participating in software process assessments (CMMI Continuous) in software industry


Jun 2004 - Jun 2007 Focus Consulting
Conducting software process assessments (ISO/IEC 15504) in software industry

Sep 1998 - May 2000 Baltic Computer Systems
Information Systems Analyst
Analysis and design of information systems in Estonian companies and government offices

 

EDUCATION:

2001 - 2007 Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Dr. of Technology, defended on August 10, 2007
Research publications

1999 - 2001 Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
MSc program in Computer Science

1997 - 1998 Randolph-Macon Women's College, USA
Major: Sociology

1995 - 1999 Tallinn University of Social Sciences, Estonia
BA in Information Science, minor in Public Administration

1984 - 1995 Tallinn English College, Estonia
Major: English

 

CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS RECEIVED:

October 2010 - Certificate of ITIL Version 3 Foundation Examination, Loyalist Certification Services

June 2009 - Certificate of CMMI for Services Supplement Version 1.2 Training from SEI Partner, Software Quality Institute

June 2009 - Certificate of CMMI Version 1.2 Upgrade Training from SEI

November 2004 - National scholarship for PhD studies in IT from EITSA, Estonia

June 2004 - Certificate of Introduction to Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) - Continuous Representation, v1.1 from STTF OY, Finland

April 2003 - National scholarship of Ustus Agur for PhD studies in IT from EITSA and ITL, Estonia

March 2002 - Certificate of ISO 15504 Provisional Assessor from STTF OY, Finland

1997/98 - Georg Soros Foundation Undergraduate Exchange Program. Grant for an academic year in Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchurg, VA, USA

 

CONFERENCE & JOURNAL COMMITTEES:

2018 - Co-Chair of the Medical Device Workshop at the European System, Software and Service Process Improvement and Innovation Conference (EuroSPI)
 

Since 2017 - Member of Programme Committee of the International Workshop on Next Generation of System Assurance Approaches for Safety-Critical Systems (SASSUR) at the International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SAFECOMP)
 

Since 2017 - Member of Programme Committe of the International Workshop on Agile Development of Safety-Critical Software (ACSC)
 

Since 2016 - Member of Programme Committee of the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2016)
 

Since 2016 - Member of Programme Committee of the International Workshop of Software Certification, Certification of Safety and Security of Medical Devices (WoSoCer)
 

Since 2016 - Chair of QUATIC 2016 Thematic Track on Quality in Safety-Critical Systems & member of the Programme Committee of the Process Improvement Track
 

2015 – Member of Programme Committee of the International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD)
 

2014 - Chair of QUATIC 2014 Thematic Track on Quality in IT Service Management & member of Programme Committee of the Process Improvement Track
 

2014 – Member of Programme Committee of the International Conference on Transformation & Engineering of Enterprises (TEE)
 

2014 – Member of Programme Committee of the Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS)
 

2013 – Member of Programme Committee of the International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE)
 

2013 – Member of Programme Committee of the International Conference on Practice-driven Research on Enterprise Transformation (PRET2013)
 

2012 - Programme Committee member of European Conference on Information Systems 2013 (ECIS)
 

2012 - Guest Editor of the International Journal of Service, Economics and Management (IJSEM) Special Issue on Transformations and Innovations in Business Service Models and Modeling
 

2012 - Associate Editor of MCIS 2012 Program Track on Enterprise Engineering
 

2012 - Co-Chair of QUATIC 2012 Thematic Track on Quality of IT Service Management
 

2012 – Member of Programme Committee of the Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS)
 

2011 - Member of Technical Programme Committee of the First International Workshop on Frontiers in Service Transformations and Innovations (FSTI)
 

2011 - 2015 - Member of Technical Programme Committee of the International Conference on European System & Software Process Improvement and Innovation (EuroSPI)
 

Since 2011 - Member of Programme Committee of the International Conference on Exploring Services Sciences (IESS)
 

Since 2009 - Member of Technical Programme Committee of International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination (SPICE)
 

Since 2008 - Member of Programme Committee of the Baltic Conference on Databases & Information Systems (Baltic DB & IS)


PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Since 2013 - Ireland's delegate to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 WG10

2011-2012 - Luxembourg's delegate to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 WG10

2007-2010 - Estonian delegate to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7

1995-1998 - Member of a student organisation AEGEE-Tallinn

1994-1999 - Member of an Estonian political youth organisation Res Publica

LANGUAGES:

Estonian (native), English (fluent), Finnish, Russian
Email: marion @ lepmets . com
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