Girish Seshagiri, has served as ISHPI’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and is a globally recognized thought leader in software assurance, software quality management, software process improvement, and modern methods of managing knowledge work. As a visionary and an innovator, Girish is the architect of several disruptive technology innovations and strategic initiatives, including: High Velocity Development℠ (a hybrid agile development process), firm fixed price performance-based software development contracting, and software quality guaranteed by a lifetime warranty against defects. He is the author of the visionary white paper “Emerging Cyber Threats Call for a Change in the ‘Deliver Now, Fix Later’ Culture of Software Development,” and is a highly respected speaker, coach, and instructor.
Girish, an early adopter of the Dual Vocational Training Model for skills formation and a staunch advocate of regional workforce development, is currently providing the founding organizational leadership to the definition and implementation of the Central Illinois Center of Excellence for Secure Software (CICESS).
Mr. Seshagiri’s Honors & Awards include:
- 2013 Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame – 2013 Laureate
- 2001 Governor’s Small Business Summit – Entrepreneurial Success Award
- 2000 Minority Small Business Person of the Year (awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration, State of Illinois)
- 1999 Best Paper Award (SEPG Conference, India)
Mr. Seshagiri’s Community Leadership Contributions include:
- Served on the editorial board for the IEEE Software magazine
- Served on the advisory board to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Computer Science department
- Established the Watts Humphrey Software Quality Institute (SQI) in Chennai, India
- Co-founder of the Chicago Software Process Improvement Network
- Co-founder of the Heartland Software Process Improvement Network
- Co-founder of the Chennai Software Process Improvement Network
Founded the InfoTech program to training under-employed individuals in Y2K COBOL programming skills