Past year’s attendees rave about the learning opportunities provided by SoTeC’s interactive Panel Discussions! The SoTeC Speaker Committee is proud to present four exciting and relevant Panel Discussions as part of the SoTeC 2013 program. All Panel Discussions will be moderated and provide an opportunity for conference attendees not only to hear from the panelists, but also to interact with both the panelists and their fellow attendees to maximize the sharing of information and experience.
This year’s exciting and Informative Panels:
Gatekeepers Panel: Secrets from inside the Human Resources and Recruiting Departments
A panel of Recruiting Managers at some of the leading companies in S. California tell you what happens once you hit the send key. What are they looking for as they read your resume? What impressions are you making even before they contact you? What are the keys to a successful phone and in-person interview? Come and hear the insider’s track and learn some secrets that these gatekeepers will share so that your resume is successfully read, you interview and you get the job.
- Panel Moderator: Carole Schlocker – iSpace
- Derek Cotton, Farmers Group, Inc
- Greg Hauser, Ingram Micro
- Alexis Recana, Genesys
Project Management Tools: The Real Deal
We all use them—Project Management Tools. Come hear a panel of experienced PM’s talk about how to evaluate, select and best use of Project Management tools. No vendor hype just the real deal—the good, bad and the ugly—of the tools that help to make or break any project.
- Panel Moderator: Lynda Murray-Thomas, NBC/Universal
- Nicole Desproges, DIRECTV
- Tom Kuby, LA Times
- Craig McGown, Guthy-Renker
Change Management: Benefit or Bureaucracy?
Join us as we hear from and interact with experienced Change Managers on the always controversial topic of Change Management. We encourage you to submit questions for the panel and feel free to add your experience.
- Panel Moderator: Jim Thomas, OptumRx
- Matthew Haag, Molina Healthcare
- Dave Howard, Migration Technologies
- Shannon Toon, Toyota Financial Services
- Annelle Diaz, Ares Management
The Evolution of the QA Profession – Industry Trends and What They Mean to Your Career
The landscape in which today’s QA organization operates is as dynamic as it has ever been. QA organizations and individual contributors are being asked to transition from a testing role to one of Quality leadership and the expectations set at the executive level on the value of the Quality function and the need to quantify that value are increasing. At the same time factors such as outsourcing, distributed teams and unstructured development methodologies are forcing all Quality professionals to evolve their capabilities and skills to stay relevant. Join our panel of experienced QA Managers, who provide a variety of perspectives and experience in software quality, for a moderated discussion along with an open discussion where the panel and audience can share their experiences and lessons learned.