Youry Khmelevsky, Ph.D.

Chair, Computer Science

Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8, Canada


Seminars, Workshops and Webinars

  1. 1.Supercharge Your Agile Toolbox, 10/08/2013 -
    Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran, there are multiple benefits to adopting an agile methodology. But the world is bigger than just agile. Important ad hoc work doesn’t live in sprints. Critical work can fall through the cracks as teams try to handle multiple streams of work requests. Collaboration can get broken on the work across teams. You need something more.

  2. Select the best methodology for the job—no more square pegs and round holes

  3. Optimize for DevOps—deploy software using Continuous Delivery principles with one end-to-end tool

  4. Prioritize work across multiple projects—make sure the right work gets done at the right time

  5. Collaborate in the context of work—stop losing work in email and chat, and eliminate expensive and frequent status meetings

  6. Do it all in one tool—request management, work prioritization, Agile, ad hoc work, traditional projects, and collaboration. Don’t bolt on a disconnected tool

  7. 2.The New Deal for Software Development - An Interactive Panel Discussion Tuesday, September 17, Noon - 1PM EST, 2013.   Panelists: (
    Walker Royce, Chief Software Economist, IBM
    Scott Ambler, Senior Consulting Partner, Scott Ambler + Associates
    Philippe Kruchten, Professor, UBC
    Mark Kennaley, CTO, Software Development Experts
    Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
    Moderated by:
    Carson Holmes, EVP of Services, Software Development Experts
    Julian Holmes, Founder, Agile Mentors

  8. 3.Case Study - TIAA-CREF Improves Productivity 1600% by going Agile
    2013-07-26 (
    Discover a real-world Agile transformation and lessons learned by exploring TIAA-CREF’s successful move from a traditional software development shop to an Agile one using RRC, RTC, Build Forge and RAM. Learn how TIAA-CREF led a global, cross-discipline team (direct & outsourced) during a period of 260% growth. Hear how they were able to improve productivity by 1600%, while simultaneously increasing capabilities and code quality.

  9. 4.Changing How Programmers Think about Parallel Programming ( Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at PT/6 pm GMT
    This webinar will provide an introduction to parallel execution models, focusing on how programmers think about writing programs.
    Does the way that programmers or algorithm developers think about the way a parallel computer works influence the approaches that they take? Can the choice of programming approach lead to inefficient solutions? Do we need new ways to program parallel systems? This session will explore common approaches for developing parallel programs and how they can limit scalability and reliability–whether the programs are for single chip parallelism or the world’s largest parallel computers. The importance of an execution model and its relationship to programming models and programming systems will be covered, and why we need to consider new execution models for the parallel systems of the future.

  10. 5.Engineering SaaS: An Agile Software Approach Q&A
    May 8, 2013, at 2 pm ET/1 pm CT/12 noon MT/11 am PT/6 pm GMT
    Software as a Service (SaaS) and Agile software development started simultaneously but independently. SaaS deploys software at one site made available over the Internet. Agile relies on incrementally developed prototypes and continuous customer feedback. Since Agile embraces change, it is an excellent match to SaaS’s rapid evolution. Thus, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google...rely on Agile.

  11. 6.May 2, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm, IEEE Vancouver, Joint Management Chapter, Joint Computing Chapter, Joint Communications Chapter Management Chapter: “Startups - opportunities and challenges”  

  12. SFU Downtown Campus, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1415. Contact person: Adam Krolak (a dot krolak at ieee dot org),

  13. Narayan Sainaney is a technology entrepreneur and business strategist with over 15 years of expertise. Narayan's has worked on high profile products for Microsoft (Office 97, PhotoEditor), Adobe (Acrobat 4.0, Illustrator 7.0), Aldus (PageMaker 6.5), Apple as well as the Government of BC. As an entrepreneur Narayan co-founded Mindquake Software, Digital Snaps, Vitrium System, and He has experience in raising capital, building management teams, developing products, establishing market presence and executing sales. As an intellectual property expert, Narayan has successfully built trademark, copyright and patent portfolios.

  14. Narayan lends his experience and expertise to start-ups, acting as Chief Technology Officer and as an advisor and mentor to fellow entrepreneurs and management teams. He focuses on new market and product development to that critical profitability stage.

  15. Narayan holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with a specialization in Computer Science, from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. When not working, Narayan is an avid sailor and amateur astronomer.

  16. 7.2013, May 16th You've Evolved. Why Haven't Your PPM Tools?

  17. Live Webinar: Thursday, 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET

  18. Featured Speakers: John Schefer Solutions Engineer; AtTask Doug Anderson Director, Product Marketing; AtTask

    Attend this webinar and learn how:

  1. Project management tools and methodologies have evolved (and devolved)

  2. To manage the entire lifecycle of work (not just
    project work)

  3. Forward-thinking organizations are solving the
    chaos of work

Professional Training


        1999 - 2000 ORACLE: ORACLE Training Centre

               Database Administration


            Backup and Recovery

            Performance Tuning

        1998 MS SQL Server 7.0: Kvazar-Micro Training Centre, Ukraine

            Database Administration

            MS SQL Server 7.0 Database Design & Implementing

    1999 SunSystems
                        Robertson and Blums Corporation, Kyiv, Ukraine

            SunSystems Administration on MS SQL 7.0


            Object Oriented Analysis and Design using UML and

                Rose Fundamentals, Rational Rose Inc., Melbourne, Australia, 2002

            Programming in Java, Sulamita Training Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2001

            Sun Solaris Microsystems Unix, TerraNet, Kiev, Ukraine, 2000

            Managing Internet Services on a UNIX Hosts, St. Petersburg State
                University and the American Physical Society, Russia, 1996


            Network Knowledge Systems, CEENET’98 Workshop on Network
                Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1998

            Internetworking MS TCP/IP on Windows NT 4, Kvazar-Micro Training
                 Centre, Ukraine, 1998

        MS Windows, Kvazar-Micro Training Centre, Ukraine, 1998

            Implementing & Supporting MS Windows NT Server 4.0

            Implementing & Supporting MS Windows NT Workstation 4.0


            Internet Train the Trainer, CLC Training Group, Inc. Boston,
            USA, 1996


            Facilitative Leadership: Tapping the Power of Participation, Interaction

                Associates (Boston/ San Francisco/ Dallas), Kyiv, Ukraine, 1999

            Project Management and Evaluation, International Management Centre,

                 Budapest, Hungary, 1998


2010 - 2011

  1. Self-Assembling Distributed Internet Software, Speaker: Yuriy Brun
    Speaker Affiliation: University of Washington, Host: Erik Demaine
    Host Affiliation: MIT, Date: 9-21-2010, Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM,Location: Kiva Patel 32-G449

  2. Efficient Inference for Declarative Approaches to Language, Speaker: David a. Smith, Speaker Affiliation: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Host: Regina Barzilay, Host Affiliation: MIT CSAIL, Date: 1-20-2011, Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Location: 32-G451 (Stata Center),

  3. Realizing RFID Sensor Networks with the WISP, Speaker: David Wetherall, Speaker Affiliation: University of Washington & Intel Labs, Host: Hari Balakrishnan, Host Affiliation: CSAIL, Date: 12-14-2010, Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Refreshments: 2:45 PM, Location: 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva)

  4. Automated Algorithm Configuration and Selection: Enabling Technologies for Building Better Algorithms, Speaker: Frank Hutter, Speaker Affiliation: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Host: Vijay Ganesh
    Host Affiliation: MIT-CSAIL, Date: 12-6-2010, Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Refreshments: 3:45 PM, Location: 32-D463 - Star Conference Room

  5. Thursday, November 04, 2010, Speaker Event: " The Business of Aerospace and Defense" - Lockheed Martin, President, Global Training and Logistics, Dale Bennett, Speaker: Mr. Dale Bennett, SF'00, President, Global Training and Logistics, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Time: 12:00p-1:00p
    Location: 32-123, Presentation Topic: "The Business of Aerospace and Defense"

  6. Disorderly Programming: Experience and Conjectures in Distributed Logic
    Speaker: Joseph M. Hellerstein, Speaker Affiliation: UC-Berkeley, Host: Sam Madden, Host Affiliation: CSAIL, Date: 10-13-2010, Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Refreshments: 3:45 AM, Location: 32-D463

  7. More like Us: Human-Centric Computing, Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation, Date: Thursday, October 7 2010, Time: 4:30PM to 5:30PM, Location: 32-123/Kirsch Auditorium, Host: Victor Zue, CSAIL

  8. Behavioral Modeling, Inference and Validation for Component Specifications, Speaker: Andrea Mocci, Speaker Affiliation: Politecnico di Milano, Host: Daniel Jackson, Host Affiliation: MIT-CSAIL, Date: 10-4-2010
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 AM, Location: 32-G725

  9. EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT CYBERCRIME IS WRONG, Dr. Cormac Herley, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Researcher, Thursday, September 23, 2010, 4:15pm, Room 36-428 (Haus Room)

  10. Facilitating Complex Scientific Analytics in the Cloud, Speaker: Magdalena Balazinska, Speaker Affiliation: University of Washington, Host: Sam Madden
    Host Affiliation: CSAIL, Date: 9-21-2010, Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Location: 32-D463

  11. Dertouzos Lecturer Series 2010/2011, Green IT: Myth, mirage, or reality?
    Speaker: Bill Weihl, Speaker Affiliation: Green Energy Czar, Google
    Host: Frans Kaashoek, Host Affiliation: CSAIL, Date: 2-3-2011, Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Location: 32-123

  12. The Growth of Cryptography, Speaker: Ronald Rivest, Speaker Affiliation: CSAIL, EECS, MIT, Host: Joe Coen, Host Affiliation: Office of the Vice President for Institute Affairs, Date: 2-8-2011, Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Location: 10-250

  13. Angstrom Seminar Series 2010/2011
    ANGSTROM SEMINAR: Fractal Coherence: Scalably Verifiable Cache Coherence, Speaker: Meng Zhang
    Speaker Affiliation: Duke University, Host: Charles E. Leiserson
    Host Affiliation: MIT CSAIL Date: 2-9-2011,Time: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM,
    Location: 32-D463 (Stata Center - Star Conference Room)

  14. MIT150 Symposium (cached MIT 150 Agenda), Computation and the Transformation of Practically Everything, Monday, April 11, 2011 - Tuesday, April 12, 2011, Location: Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue

  1. Conference Participation

  2. MIT 150 Symposia, "Computation and the Transformation of Practically Everything", MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, April 11-12, 2011.

  3. New England Database Summit 2011 (NEDB Summit), MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, January 28, 2011.

  4. Second Annual IFIP WG 11.5 Working Conference on Integrity and the Internal Controls in Information Systems. Warrenton, Virginia, USA, November 19-20, 1998.

  5. International Conference: Internet for Economics Research and Education, EERC of UKMA, Kyiv, Ukraine, April 23 - 24, 1998.

  6. "Knowledge Management" Seminar, American Society for Information Science, New England Chapter (NEASIS), Kennedy School of Government - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, September 4, 1997.

  7. International Conference: Asynchronous Learning Network, New York, NY, USA, October 3 - 5, 1997.

  8. Symposium on Politics, Economics, Society and Culture: "Ukraine since Independence", Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, MA, July 31, 1997.

  9. International Conference: "IBM Educational Initiative", Vienna, Austria, June 22,1995.

  10. International Conference: "IBM Educational Initiative", Vienna, Austria, June 15,1994