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ASE 2021
Sun 14 - Sat 20 November 2021 Australia
Thu 18 Nov 2021 13:00 - 14:00 at Kangaroo - Keynote - Karen Li Chair(s): John Grundy


There are many complex engineering challenges for an IT organisation to deliver world-class products: the cognitive load and productivity of engineers, the development at scale, the quality, uniformity and compliance of the delivered products, the sustainable continuous delivery with high caliber velocity and stability, just to name a few. This talk will elaborate the trended endeavours attempted in industry, with an emphasis on how automation has been put forward to help achieve engineering excellence.


Karen Li is a Product Architect at Xero, previously a Lead Engineer. As an Engineer Karen focused on applying sustainably excellent engineering practice and delivering capabilities to Xero customers and internal employees. As an Architect, Karen focuses on providing context and connecting work with the wider strategies of the organisation. Karen has been with industry for 10+ years, she’s excited to bridge between academic science and industry practice. Prior to industry, Karen had an academic career (PhD in Computer Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand). Her research area was domain-specific visual languages led software automation.

Thu 18 Nov

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13:00 - 14:00
Keynote - Karen Li Plenary at Kangaroo
Chair(s): John Grundy Monash University
The challenges and trends in engineering excellence with automation
K: Karen Li Xero, S: John Grundy Monash University