STAREAST 2018 Leadership Summit Session: Think Tank Discussion Part I, II, III, and Wrap-Up


Friday, May 4, 2018 - 11:15am to 4:30pm

Think Tank Discussion Part I, II, III, and Wrap-Up

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Join with your peers in an engaging and highly interactive session to discuss the issues that affect you most. Using answers to the question “As a Leader, What is Keeping You Up at Night?” posed at Thursday’s evening reception, participants will form small groups to work on finding solutions to pressing test management issues. Discussions will review identified issues, barriers to change, and focus on innovative strategies and practical next steps. At the end of the think tank, all feedback will be collected and posted online to encourage further collaboration.

  • Part I: Problem Definitions (11:15am-12:15pm)
  • Part II: Leadership Solutions (1:00pm-2:00pm)
  • Part III: Presentation of Results (2:00pm-3:30pm)
  • Wrap-Up and Ongoing Information Discussion with Speakers and Delegates (3:30pm-4:30pm)
Jeffery Payne
Coveros, Inc.

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods.  Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles while being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country.  Prior to founding Coveros, Jeffery was Chairman of the Board, CEO, and co-founder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting.  Mr. Payne has published over 30 papers on software development and testing as well as testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber-terrorism, and software quality.