As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, we are making our 2022 KWality Talks available online for free.

Register: Online Using Eventbrite, Zoom link will be included in registration confirmation email

Location: Online

Time: The meeting starts between 11:55 am and 12:00 pm, a waiting room might be enabled if you arrive prior to this time. Meeting ends at approximately 1:00 pm.

Speaker: Ian Howlett

Company’s certainly love the idea of Shifting Left and folks in the Testing community love it, too. Getting it in place is another story altogether. When Testing teams traditionally come from a space at or near the end of the Software Development Lifecycle, how do you push those cultural changes left? How do you influence leaders in organizations to adopt potentially new or modified processes to build a shared ownership of quality?

I want to go over my experience in start-ups, consultancies and enterprise organizations at how you Lead From Quality. Techniques that have worked, that haven’t and ways to try and speak the language of Sales, Product and Engineering to evangelize good quality-focused initiatives.

I have been in the tech industry for more than 15 years. I worked for the first ten years of my career in various roles at CIBC starting as a co-op developer and ending off as a Manager in the Capital Markets Technology group. I went on to manage Testing and Engineering teams in the start-up community in Kitchener and now find myself running the Test Engineering practice at Innosphere where we provide consultancy services for organizations across North America.