STARWEST 2017 Leadership Summit Session: Think Tank Discussion Part I, II, III, and Wrap-Up

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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:45am to 3:45pm

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

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Join your peers in an engaging and highly interactive discussion about the issues that concern 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 and barriers to change, and focus on innovative strategies and practical next steps. At the end of the think tank discussion, all feedback will be collected and posted online to encourage further collaboration.

Join with your peers in an engaging and highly interactive session to discuss the issues that affect you most. The session is divided into the following 3 parts,

  • Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions - 10:45am–11:45am
  • Think Tank Discussion Part II: Leadership Solutions - 12:30pm–1:30pm
  • Think Tank Discussion Part III: Presentation of Results - 1:30pm–2:30pm
  • Wrap-Up and Ongoing Informal Discussion with Speakers and Delegates - 2:45pm–3:45pm



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 and recognized by Inc. magazine in 2012 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. He has published more than thirty papers on software development and testing, and testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber terrorism, and software quality.