Innovate 2014: One launch pad for tomorrow's Thought Leaders
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Have you ever wondered how and why certain individuals get promoted as featured speakers at conferences and events? Is this the type of attention you would like for yourself? If you haven’t already figured it out, it is because they work very hard at promoting themselves. Their reward; credibility in the industry. They probably have a large number of social followers or their blogs are regularly read by thousands of people - people like you and me. Our reward in listening to them; we might just learn something new and innovative.
These individuals are passionate about improving software quality and put themselves out there sharing their thoughts and experiences. Confidently, they offer their personal and professional insights with the intent of helping their audience solve problems. And yes, they may post something a little biased or controversial to intentionally get a rise out of people or to get us thinking. However, from even that one brief encounter, you may have started to follow one of them socially, subscribed to their blog posts, or even attended a session they were delivering at a local conference.
Innovate 2014 is a perfect opportunity for you to kick start your journey of becoming a Thought Leader. Share your experience and knowledge on any of today's software quality management and testing topics! All relevant topic ideas which can help others achieve success are welcome - from cultural change, technical implementations, project experiences, tips and tricks, and best practices. But don't wait too long as the deadline to submit your proposed session closes Feb 7th. And if your submission is selected, you MAY be eligible for a conference pass, subject to legal review and approval by IBM.
Just remember, those you perceive as today's thought leaders probably started off by speaking and networking with their peers at conferences just like this. If they can do it, so can you and Innovate 2014 is one opportunity for you to begin the journey. As Oscar Wilde said "The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.". So, why not get people talking about you, be an Innovator, and begin to build your personal brand as a Testing Thought Leader.
Call for papers closes Feb 7th! Clic