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Philip Lew

Philip Lew

After working in various management and technical positions in software development and product management, Philip Lew leads XBOSoft’s direction and strategy as CEO. A speaker at numerous trade and academic conferences, Phil has worked with hundreds of organizations to assess the quality of their software, examine software quality processes, and set forth measurement plans to improve software quality using systematic methods. His Ph.D. research in software quality and usability resulted in several IEEE and ACM journal publications and in various trade journals as well. Find out more about Philip at

Speaker Presentations
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Wearables: Navigating the Perfect Storm of Sensors, Big Data, Privacy, and Security

One of the latest facets of the mobile paradigm is mobile wearables―a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends do. How many of your friends know how far you walked or what you ate today? Although you may think mobile wearables are just for geeks, they will become commonplace very quickly. Our challenge is to develop applications that can synthesize context from the gigantic amount of data these devices and their sensors generate. Ensuring the privacy and security of device usage and its data will be of highest concern. Philip Lew systematically analyzes context―the most important element in future design and development of mobile applications while incorporating big data, privacy, and security. Using examples, Philip shows the contextual elements you need to consider now and discusses how to identify key factors for a future generation of wearable products based on discovering anticipatory services.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Mobile App Usability and UX for Developers and Testers

Today, many organizations are migrating to mobile while new organizations are adopting a mobile-first or mobile-only strategy. Because of the special characteristics of the mobile platform and its user base, usability and the user experience (UX) take on an increased emphasis. With SaaS-based business models, where users can pay by the month and switch applications in a heartbeat, user experience becomes paramount. Currently, there are no formal models describing UX. Philip Lew explains the definitions of usability and user experience, describes the connections between them, and explores evaluation methods you can use as the first step toward improving user experience on the mobile platform. Philip uses examples to illustrate the good, the bad, and the ugly of mobile UX to build a deeper understanding of how to improve your own app’s UX. Discover key principles for design and evaluation of usability. Develop a methodology for continuous improvement of your users’ experience.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 1:30pm
The Coming Mobile Wearables World

From floppy discs to solid state drives and batch computing to mobile apps and wearable devices, we have witnessed lightning-fast advances in hardware and systems in a less than a generation. Today, mobile has become a hub in our lives and wearable is on track to invade every part of our being. Sensors in new wearable devices produce data faster than ever before, and we can now access all this data, stored in the cloud. New systems and applications are leveraging these many data sets in deeper, broader, and more meaningful ways to not only analyze but also predict what we want and will do next. Phil Lew explains how mobile devices will become the data aggregator for wearable applications and explores context—the most important element of mobile/wearable user and customer experience. Phil discusses how to incorporate context into your mobile app design and development. Learn the contextual elements you need to incorporate right now and identify key factors for future generation products.