QA or the Highway

QA or the Highway is a regional, professional conference featuring real world experience and thought leadership in the QA and testing industry.  The QA or the Highway conference will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Ohio State University Student Union in Columbus, Ohio.

Conference Date: February 7, 2017 – Columbus, Ohio
Location: OSU Student Union 1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210

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Our group is backed by QA leadership of major Columbus corporations, in Columbus Ohio. We are dedicated to elevating the QA and Testing industry – it is QA or the Highway.

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Louise Elliott

Louise Elliott, Founder of CareerPowerShift, LLC, is a leadership coach who works with successful leaders to discover their uniqueness, tribe, and cause so that they can impact their families, workplace, communities, and beyond.

Louise’s technology centered career spans twenty-seven years. It included significant projects in technology acquisition, solution design, full system transformation and integration, project planning and management, marketing, application development, testing, Q/A, digital analytics and launching initiatives that had significant bottom line impact. She’s held many leadership positions in management, led governance, implemented change, empowered others, and fought for her team while jumping on grenades when necessary. Louise has seen 100s of scenarios and led teams through the gnarliest of challenges.

Louise is hugely committed to the success and growth of others with strong compassion. Her innovative and honest style brings energizing perspective for professional career growth through workshops, keynote speaking, and individual/team coaching. Louise was on track to be a technology executive of a Fortune 100 financial institution, when her passion for accelerating the success of her colleagues led her to leave her position and dedicate her life to the success and growth of others.

Louise’s vocational shift has enabled her to lead and coach 100s through career upgrades and shifts. Louise now pursues energizing and motivating people to discover the joy within and to realize true success. It is Louise’s dedication to embrace the fuel inside you that is greater than any obstacle. She is passionate about empowering individuals to overcome their self-limiting obstacles through self-investment strategies to achieve career success. Whether you are an individual, a manager, or an executive, Louise can help you to overcome struggles and gain clarity in your career path.

At Career Power Shift, Louise offers leadership and career development programs, which help to enhance an individual’s value. Workshops and coaching services build on communication, leadership, and personal growth. Louise has a BS in Management Information Systems and currently pursuing an MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She is a Certified Coach, Trainer, & Speaker, a Member of The John Maxwell Team, Founding Partner on The Deeper Path Team, & a certified Dream Job Coach

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Jess Lancaster
QA Practice Manager

Jess Lancaster is the QA Practice Manager at TechSmith, the makers of Snagit, Camtasia, Jing, and other visual communication software tools. He has tested software and led testing teams since the mid-1990’s with experience in consulting, government, financial, insurance, and commercial software organizations. Jess regularly speaks on software testing at local meetups, industry events, and conferences. In addition, Jess has created software testing courses and served as adjunct faculty at Lansing Community College and is the co-founder of Lansing Area Software Testers.

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