What’s keeping automotive software developers up at night?
How much are autonomous, electric, and connected vehicles impacting development?
How are software development teams managing their work and complying with regulations?

These are some of the questions we asked nearly 600 automotive development professionals from across the globe. Our automotive software development experts — Director of Compliance Jill Britton, SCA Product Evangelist Steve Howard, and Open Source and Security Chief Evangelist Javier Perez — break down the key takeaways.

  • The top automotive software development challenges.
  • The latest on safety and security on automotive software development.
  • Code standards adoption trends.
  • The state of compliance in automotive software development.
  • The future of the automotive industry.
Javier Perez

Javier Perez

Chief Evangelist - Open Source and Security, Perforce Software

Passionate about technology and open-source software, Javier is Chief Evangelist for Open Source and Security at Perforce Software. He is responsible for technical thought leadership and advocacy for the open-source and application security portfolios.
Javier has been in the application development, open-source, cloud, app security, AI, SaaS, and mobile industries for 20+ years, and has had the opportunity to speak at industry events all over the world. Javier holds an honors degree in Computer Systems and an MBA.


Jill Britton

Director of Compliance, Perforce

Jill Britton has over 30 years of embedded software experience across a variety of industries. She has worked as a software engineer and manager for telecommunications, automotive, defense, and education software.

Jill is now the Director of Compliance at Perforce and is a committee member of MISRA. Jill holds a BSc in Computer Science and Statistics from Newcastle University, and a MSc in Computer Science from Brunel University London.

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Steve Howard

Product Evangelist, SAST Tools, Perforce

Steve has more than 15 years of experience in the software verification and validation space — the majority of that working with static analysis.

Steve has a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Wales, and several post graduate qualifications in software testing and safety certification.