Roundtable event

By invitation only: Knowit Quality Roundtable with James Whittaker

We have the honor and pleasure of welcoming James Whittaker all the way from the States as our Roundtable guest on the 19th of March 2018 in Helsinki

Dear Roundtable members,

The Roundtable event is here again, so please mark your calendars! The event is invitation only and invitations usually go to one person per Knowit key customer.

The event is held from 18.00-21.00 p.m. at Room Wintti of Hotel Klaus K - for direct access to Room Wintti, please enter the building via Erottaja 4C and take the lift to level 6. The event is free of charge - please signup for the Roundtable dinner via the Ilmoittaudu-link on the right (form unfortunately only in Finnish). Alternatively, you can register directly to Kari Kakkonen:

About our guest James Whittaker

James Whittaker’s career spans academia, start-ups and top tech companies and starts in 1986 as the first computer science graduate hired by the FBI. James then worked as a freelance developer, most notably for IBM, Ericsson, SAP, Cisco and Microsoft, specializing in test automation. He joined the faculty at the Florida Institute of Technology where he continued his prolific publication record in software testing and security. In 2002 his security work was spun off by the university into a startup which was later acquired by Raytheon.

James’ first stint at Microsoft was in Trustworthy Computing and Visual Studio. He then joined Google as an engineering director and led teams working on Chrome, Maps and Google+. In 2012 James rejoined Microsoft.

James is known for being a creative and passionate leader and sought after speaker and author. Of his five books two have been Jolt Award finalists and one a best-seller. Follow him on Twitter @docjamesw and at his website

James is also holding a one day training called Creativity and Storytelling on the 19th of March 2018 prior to the Roundtable dinner - for those interested in taking part in his seminar, please read more and register via the course page.



What is a roundtable?

Quality Leadership Roundtable is a concept where peers who are in charge of quality and testing in their organizations (CTO, Quality Manager, Test Manager or such role) can discuss their experiences with each other, Knowit lead consultants and the guest speaker. The theme of the discussions is based on the specialization of the guest of honour who is selected based on the interests of the participants and the general popularity of the topic.

The Roundtable begins by having welcome drinks and continues on to dinner and further discussion. Invitations go usually to one person per Knowit key customer.

The event is free of charge - please register via the Ilmoittaudu-link on the right. For more information contact: or call: +358-40-5239004