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Testing & Quality Leadership Summit


"Leadership in the Face of Change"
Thursday, May 3 (evening) and Friday, May 4 (all day)

The business world is changing faster than ever. Dynamic global markets are forcing organizations to adjust to meet ever changing customer demands. Advances in technology are providing both opportunities and challenges for our software product lines. Join in the conversation with your peers as experienced business leaders share ways to manage quality in the face of change. Work with your peers to understand the changing happening around us and how to deliver high quality software in the face of it.

At the 2018 Testing & Quality Leadership Summit, program chair Jeffery Payne brings together senior industry leaders—Bob Galen and Jaimee Newberry—for an interactive exchange of ideas and experiences. Each of these leaders brings a unique perspective to the table and will provide Summit participants with lessons learned and practical techniques for leading teams, addressing management challenges, and gaining senior management buy-in.

Also, bring your biggest issues and challenges to the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit, where you can draw on the knowledge and experiences of these leaders and your fellow leaders who may have already faced and solved some of your issues. Hear what is working—and not working—and have the opportunity to share your experiences and successes. The Testing & Quality Leadership Summit is a perfect opportunity for you to:

  • Participate in insightful and informative sessions focusing on leadership issues
  • Meet and network with your peers in the industry
  • Join in the “think tank” discussion with industry veterans
  • Develop new ideas and action plans for innovation within your organization

Thursday, May 3

Jeff Payne
Coveros, Inc.

Reception: Summit Kickoff: As a Leader, What Is Keeping You Up at Night?

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Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Kickoff the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit with a reception and some networking.

Friday, May 4

Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

Crucial, Pivotal, and Radical Candor Conversations – Closing the Gap

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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:45am to 9:45am

Let’s face it. As leaders, we often struggle to create and nurture the sort of communication and conversation that our organizations and teams need. For many of us it’s not a comfort zone or a strength. And frankly, these conversations are often uncomfortable and take a great deal of energy. That being said, today’s leaders need to face this shortcoming and become much more skilled and comfortable initiating and executing the sorts of conversations that will engage their teams and deliver value for their customers. In this session Bob Galen will explore the central aspects of having...

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Jaimee Newberry
Picture This Clothing

Inside-Out Leadership for a Changing World

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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

We live in a time of rapid change when products and services often become obsolete overnight, and competition includes startups and companies in adjacent industries — where the traditional formula for leadership may no longer hold relevance. A new value system is beginning to emerge for the leaders of the future which will continue to grow with the rise of tools like robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence. The leaders who thrive are those who work well in unknown conditions, and who continuously inspire into their culture the ability to drive and embrace change. In this session...

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Jeff Payne
Coveros, Inc.

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

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

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.

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