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  • Registration is open every day from 7:30 a.m. until the close of the day’s sessions. 
  • 30-minute refreshment breaks are at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily (Wednesday afternoon break is at 2:00 p.m.). 
  • Lunch is 12:00-1:00 p.m. daily in the Catalina Ballroom (Monday lunch is in the Shutters Hospitality Suite)
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Grady Booch

IBM Research

Grady Booch is Chief Scientist for Software Engineering as well as Chief Scientist for Watson/M at IBM Research. Having originated the term and the practice of object-oriented design, he is best known for his work in advancing the fields of software engineering and software architecture. A co-author of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), a founding member of the Agile Alliance, and a founding member of the Hillside Group, Grady has published six books and several hundred technical articles, including an ongoing column for IEEE Software. Grady is also a trustee for the Computer History Museum. He is an IBM, ACM, and IEEE Fellow; has been awarded the Lovelace Medal; and has given the Turing Lecture for the BCS. He is currently deeply involved in the development of cognitive systems and is developing a major trans-media documentary for public broadcast on the intersection of computing and the human experience.