MARION LEPMETS, PhD.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Apr 2016 - SoftComply Ltd., Estonia & Ireland
Co-Founder and CEO
Compliance software solutions for agile developers in medical/healthcare domain

May 2015 - Nov 2015 Celtic MedTech Ltd, Ireland
Co-Founder and CEO
MDevSPICE assessments and training courses on compliant software development to medical device manufacturers

Jan 2013 - May 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

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:

2016 - Member of Programme Committee of the 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2016)

2016 - Member of Programme Committee of the 6th International Workshop of Software Certification, Certification of Safety and Security of Medical Devices (WoSoCer2016)

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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