STAREAST 2019 Leadership Summit Session: Think Tank Discussion Part I, II, III, and Wrap-Up


Friday, May 3, 2019 - 11:15am to 4:30pm

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

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  • Part I: Problem Definitions (11:15am-12:15pm)
    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 II: Leadership Solutions (1:00pm-2:00pm)
    Based upon the problem definitions developed during Part I of the Think Tank, small groups will brainstorm on how to best solve these challenges, leveraging the collective wisdom of peers and Summit speakers. Each group will designate a representative to present its results and practice delivery.
  • Part III: Presentation of Results (2:00pm-3:30pm)
    Small group representatives will each be given five minutes to present their leadership solutions. Summit participants will vote on which group produced the best solutions.
  • Wrap-Up and Ongoing Information Discussion with Speakers and Delegates (3:30pm-4:30pm)
Jeff Payne

Jeffery Payne has led Coveros since its inception in 2008. Under his guidance, the company has become a recognized market leader in secure agile software development. Mr. Payne is a popular keynote and featured speaker at technology conferences and has testified before Congress on technology issues such as intellectual property rights and cyber-terrorism. Prior to Coveros, he was co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Cigital, where he led the startup and growth of the company for 16 years. Mr. Payne is a former ACM National Lecturer and the co-founder of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Allegheny College and an M.S. in Computer Science from The College of William and Mary.