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Silverthread and Synopsys to Host Webinar on Software Quality in M&A Due Diligence

Silverthread, Inc., a market leader in software economics, is partnering with Synopsys to present a complimentary webinar titled Do Design Quality and Code Quality Matter in M&A Tech Due Diligence? This event will take place on Thursday, October 24 at 9:00am ET. Dan Sturtevant, CEO and Co-Founder of Silverthread, and Phil Odence, General Manager of Black Duck On-Demand at Synopsys will present on understanding the overall quality of a software asset - including design and code quality - as part of the M&A decision making process.

The webinar will cover:

  • The dimensions of technical due diligence

  • The difference between design quality and code quality

  • How software architecture can have a long-term impact

  • What to look for in software design and code quality audits

Register for the webinar by visiting Brighttalk. 

“Design and code quality are often overlooked in the M&A process. I look forward to discussing the benefits that software quality insights bring to any due diligence evaluation and negotiation in the upcoming webinar,” says Dan Sturtevant, CEO and co-founder of Silverthread.

Silverthread and Synopsys recently announced the release of Synopsys’ Design Quality Audit, powered by Silverthread. The partnership combines Silverthread’s expertise in design quality and software economics with Synopsys’ offerings in open source security and quality, providing clients with a single, trusted solution for insight into a software asset during the M&A process.

About the Presenters

Dan Sturtevant co-founded Silverthread in 2013 to commercialize 15 years of Harvard and MIT research on improving business outcomes for complex software projects. Dan has a B.S. in computer engineering from Lehigh University, an M.S. in engineering and management from MIT, and a Ph.D. in engineering systems, also from MIT.

Phil Odence is the General Manager of Black Duck On-Demand. He works closely with Black Duck’s law firm partners and the open source community, and has over 20 years of software industry experience. Phil chairs the Linux Foundation's Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) working group. Phil has an AB in Engineering Science and an MS in System Simulation from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Learn more about Synopsys at

About Silverthread

Silverthread is the market leader in software economics ― helping leaders take financial control over complex software assets. Based on 15 years of applied research at MIT and Harvard Business School, the CodeMRI® platform allows organizations to translate software architectural/design health metrics into quantifiable business impacts. We have helped 100+ commercial and government institutions gain visibility into their software assets, and improve operational and financial outcomes. Learn more at

Silverthread and Synopsys to Host Webinar on Software Quality in M&A Due Diligence
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