Michael Hackett, co-founder and senior VP, also heads the Training, Consulting, and Publishing Divisions of LogiGear. In addition to software engineering work, Michael has provided training for Salesforce, Fidelity, Intuit, Adobe, Bank of America and many other software producers.
Michael has two decades of experience with software engineering, quality assurance and testing of various applications in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics. He has helped well-known companies including Oracle, Palm, CNET, ADP, Adobe, Pfizer, Roche, Sumitomo Bank, and Visa produce, test and release applications ranging from mobile and business productivity to eCommerce.
Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has been a regular instructor at the University of California Berkeley Extension, as well as Hong Kong Technical University, Duy Tan University in Danang, Vietnam, Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and the Software Productivity Centre in Vancouver, Canada.
As a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Michael spoke at the IEEE Conference on Global Software Engineering in 2009 and 2011. His training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries. He has co-authored two books on software testing: Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems and Global Software Test Automation.
Leveraging the synergy of innovation and distributed talent
The need for innovation
Complexity of fostering innovation in distributed environment
What we did: Building a platform for innovation
Using this experience to encourage new thinking and a more innovative spirit
The uses, results and lessons learned so far on the project.
Where we go from here