STAREAST 2019 Leadership Summit Session: Lessons Learned Moving Up the Testing Leadership Ladder

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Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Lessons Learned Moving Up the Testing Leadership Ladder

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When seeking to move up the Software Testing career ladder, there are three questions you must answer at each rung: 1) Do I want to move up? 2) What do I need to do to move up? 3) How do I manage up and down to be effective? Join Jason Arbon as he shared the lessons he has learned while moving up the ladder from an entry-level manual test engineer, to a lead, to a test manager, to a test director, and finally on to starting a testing company and raising funds as the CEO. Jason will share his embarrassing, insightful, wrong, smart, accidental and brutal experiences while climbing the test leadership ladder so you can avoid the worst and find the best career path for you.

Take home a practical and humble guide for test leadership development based on Jason and his friends’ experiences across Microsoft, Google, mid-size companies and startups. Learn leadership tips, get answers to your personal leadership questions, and move up the testing leadership ladder with confidence. If Jason can do it, so can you :)


Jason Arbon is the CEO at where his mission is to test all the worlds apps. Google’s AI investment arm lead’s latest funding round. Jason previously worked on several large-scale products: web search at Google and Bing, the web browsers Chrome and Internet Explorer, operating systems such as Windows and ChromeOS, and crowd-sourced testing infrastructure and data at Jason has also co-authored books such as How Google Tests Software and App Quality: Secrets for Agile App Teams.