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Softtek’s Agustin de la Maza to Keynote at Carnegie Mellon’s SEI SEPG North America 2010

Director of Softtek’s Global Application Development will be featured at the premier conference on software and systems process management.

MONTERREY, MEXICO – January 7, 2010 – Softtek, a global provider of IT and business process solutions and the largest private IT service provider in Latin America, announced today that its director of application development practice, Agustin de la Maza, has been selected as a keynote speaker for the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) SEPG North America 2010, March 21 – 25, 2010, in Savannah, Georgia.

De la Maza leads Softtek’s software development process improvement and innovative initiatives across the company’s nine global delivery centers. Under his direction, Softtek, recognized as a pioneer and leader of the nearshore services industry, has undertaken the adoption and implementation of the SEI’s Team Software Process (TSP) for outsourced application development projects, the use of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) for application architecture and framework design, and the integration of Agile development methods into a high-maturity remote development environment.

“Softtek works to reduce the complexity of IT services management and support the globalization of IT and BPO operations across the globe,” De la Maza said. “We have been able to do this by implementing best practices like the SEI’s TSP and CMMI methodologies. I am honored to speak at SEPG North America 2010 and share Softtek’s experiences in positioning Mexico as a leader in global nearshore sourcing.”

Prior to his current position, De La Maza served as Director of Softtek’s Global Delivery Center in Mexico City, leading a team of 600 software engineers providing application development, maintenance, and support services to several Fortune 50 corporations. During his leadership, the Mexico City center was assessed as CMMI Level 5 and started the TSP implementation for several medium- and large-sized application development projects, achieving significant improvements to defect density and on-time delivery metrics.

“Softtek has been a pioneer in Mexico in the adoption and use of TSP,” said Anita Carleton, acting director of the Software Engineering Process Management program at the SEI. “TSP can help organizations, like Softtek, build self-directed teams that produce quality software products, defect-free and on schedule. We are pleased that they will be sharing their story with our conference attendees.”

During his 19-year career at Softtek, De La Maza has also served as Chief Solutions Architect, Senior Program Manager, Software Engineering Process Group Corporate Director, Six Sigma Project Champion and Black Belt, Senior consultant for Software Engineering Process Definition and Implementation, and CASE Tools Development Leader.

De La Maza graduated with the highest award of excellence, Summa Cum Laude, from Monterrey Institute of Technology, with a bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering. He has also specialized in software engineering, Six Sigma, IT governance, project management, and ontological business coaching disciplines. He is a frequent speaker at academic, government and industry conferences and forums.

About SEPG:
Known as the most influential engineering management conference anywhere, the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) SEPG North America 2010 has evolved to become the premier learning and networking event that brings together industry-leading organizations who are putting CMMI, People CMM, TSP, PSP, Agile, Six Sigma, ITIL and ISO standards, and other process management methods together to perform at a higher level. For more information regarding SEPG and the 2010 conference, visit

About Softtek:
Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global provider of IT and business process solutions with close to 6,000 associates across 30 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With nine Global Delivery Centers in Mexico, China, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, Softtek provides in-depth, high-quality and cost-effective solutions to top-tier corporations in over 20 countries through on-site, on-shore and its trademarked Global Nearshore™ service delivery models. Creator and leader of the Near Shore® Industry, Softtek is the largest private IT service provider in Latin America. For more information, visit

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