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Some of our scheduled 2018 speakers
Mike Lyles - Keynote Speaker
Mike is a QA Director with over 20 years of IT experience in multiple organizations, including Fortune 50 companies. He has exposure in various IT leadership roles: software development, program management office, and software testing. He has led various teams within testing organizations: functional testing, test environments, software configuration management, test data management, performance testing, test automation, and service virtualization.
Mike has been successful in career development, team building, coaching, and mentoring of IT & QA professionals. He has managed multiple high impact programs simultaneously, on time, and under budget.
Mike has been an international keynote speaker at multiple conferences and events, and is regularly published in testing publications and magazines. He is the President of his corporate Toastmasters Club. Mike's passion to help others improve and grow, in the field of testing, leadership, and management, is his key motivation. His first published book on leadership will be released this year.
Costa is a recognized thought leader with over 25 years experience in software development, from requirements, to delivery and process engineering. Prior roles include Developer, Tester, Automation Engineer, QA Director, Product Manager, and CTO, managing complex systems of over 100M users in every major industry. A visionary innovator, he has devoted much of his career to emerging technologies, culminating with a breakthrough invention, a patented mobile technology. Costa is a frequent speaker, and is currently writing a book titled “Winning Mobile Strategies – Bridging the Quality Gap”.
Shaun is a co-founder and principal of Zenergy Technologies, a software quality and test automation solutions firm with multiple industry experts under one roof and a large testing facility in North Carolina. With over eighteen years in the IT industry, Shaun is a recognized expert and thought leader in QA and test process improvement, test management, and metrics. Shaun has architected the test strategy and managed large teams of testers for numerous projects including a two-year, $70 million ERP implementation that went into production with no major issues. A regular on the QA and testing industry speaking circuit, Shaun has delivered keynotes at the largest testing conference in the U.S. as well as internationally.
Jenny came up through support and devops, cutting her teeth on that interesting role that acts as the 'translator' between customer requests from support and the development team. Her love of support and the human side of problems lets her find a sweet spot between empathy for the user and empathy for my team. She's done testing, support, or human interfacing for most of her career. She finds herself happiest when she's making an impact on other people--whether it's helping find issues in applications, leading scrum, speaking at events, or just grabbing coffee and chatting.
VP of automated solutions for Zenergy Technologies David has been a leading figure in the test automation industry for more than eighteen years. At Zenergy, David spearheads test automation by developing advanced frameworks that emphasize reusability and reduce maintenance efforts. An expert in commercial automation tools and open-source toolsets, he works with more than 130 companies, helping them to mature their UI, services, and mobile test automation. With his foundation in software development, David can quickly grasp complex IT architectures, critical business functions and processes, and cultural dynamics to provide customized automation solutions that provide significant savings for Zenergy’s clients.
Once again TISQA is hosting a conference to help your Career Development at ridiculously low prices. This event has gotten rave reviews in the past, not only from attendees, but also from our presenters who speak at many national and international conferences.
The TISQA Conference allows for the perfect opportunity for you to network with fellow Software Professionals in the Triangle. You even earn CPE credits towards professional certifications and recertification.
Who Should Attend?
- Agile Practitioners
- Software Developers
- Software Test and/or QA Professionals
- Software Development Managers
- QA and Test Managers
- IT Software Team Members
- Anyone else interested in learning and expanding their knowledge
Do you provide value?
"Can anyone test? What skills distinguish truly great testers? How can testers master the fundamentals expected of modern software testers? What innovative software testing strategies should you and your colleagues consider adopting? Join discussions led by nationally and internationally-respected testing experts on these topics and more in a networking-friendly environment.”
Who is TISQA?
TISQA (Triangle Information Systems Quality Association) is a non-profit organization dedicated to software quality, based in the Research Triangle Park area since 1993. TISQA promotes and encourages the improvement of information systems quality practices and principles through networking, training, and professional development opportunities. TISQA is a federation chapter of the Quality Assurance Institute (QAI). More information about TISQA can be found at our website: http://www.tisqa.org
Triangle’s Software Quality Conference
We invite you to participate in the premiere Software Testing conference and workshops of the Carolinas. Come on out and join us for a two day confirmation that testing is alive and kicking!!
We will gather to confirm that indeed Software Testing is alive and well and more valuable than ever. The theme for this conference challenges a notion of “What is a tester” as the role has changed over the years from Waterfall/Agile and beyond.