A follow-up to QNX’s first safety-related webinar, “Taking a product through IEC 61508 certification”, we will examine the major challenges associated with certifying legacy software to IEC 61508. Reusing existing software components can save resources and shorten product development cycle. However, for products that require certification, this approach limits the possibility of building in functional safety from the ground up and embedding the safety analysis into the various aspects of the software lifecycle. In this webinar, we will discuss several methods and techniques that can be applied to legacy software in preparation for safety certification.

Who should attend:
Safety experts; functional safety managers; quality managers; process managers; software architects; software developer who are working for companies with legacy software in their safety-critical applications that require certification.

Yi Zheng
Yi Zheng is the product manager responsible for the safety product certified to IEC 61508 SIL3 and security product certified to Common Criteria EAL4+ at QNX Software Systems. She also manages the QNX Neutrino RTOS and the QNX Momentics tool suite. Prior to joining QNX, she worked at Entrust Technologies, Autodesk and Nortel Networks, designing a wide range of software applications. She holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, a Master’s in Business Administration and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Chris Hobbs
Chris Hobbs has been a software developer since the days when mainframes had 64 kilobytes of memory and still has a manual paper-tape punch on his desk. He now works almost exclusively in Python and C. His background is in mathematics and he has worked in many fields, including telecommunications, where the availability and reliability of software is crucial. His long-term interest has been in the simulation and modelling of the non-functional characteristics (availability, reliability, safety) of software. He is the author of several papers and books (including “A Practical Approach to WBEM/CIM Management”) and currently works within the kernel development team at QNX Software Systems.