Keynote

More Than That – Damian Synadinos

What it’s about:

“What do you do?” It’s a frequent first question asked at parties, networking events, and bad dates. And sadly, the answer often includes the word “just”. Perhaps a more interesting question is, “Who are you?”. But, how should you answer? Often, our identity is dominated by our professional image. However, even those that “live to work” have other facets which may contain hidden value.

In this keynote, Damian explores labels, anxiety, models, and more in order to examine our identities, explore our interests, and help us find value in unexpected sources. Through humor, improv, personal stories, examples, research, and pop-culture, this talk inspires and motivates while simultaneously providing practical tools to help you reevaluate Who You Are and Who You Can Be. Join him to laugh while you learn, as you “unjust yourself” and discover that everyone is More Than That!

Who Damian is:

For more than 25 years, Damian Synadinos has been helping “build better software and build software better” through testing. Now, through his company Ineffable Solutions, Damian offers talks and training that are focused on fundamental topics and people-skills, based on real-world experience, and supplemented with deep research. His experience spans many roles, industries, and companies, including CompuServe, NetJets, Abercrombie & Fitch, Nationwide Insurance, and Huntington Bank. Damian also helps organize an annual, regional testing conference, QA or the Highway, and frequently mentors, coaches, and advises IT professionals around the world. As an international speaker and trainer, he presents at numerous conferences and corporations, and has over 10 years of theatrical improv experience which he frequently uses to teach.