Taking the Leap to Leadership!

Kiruthika Ganesan
Kiruthika Ganesan
Taking the Leap to Leadership!

This talk is about my experience in leadership. I am someone who didn't want to take this leap for a long time. Reason was to stay technical and not lose those core testing and programming skills. But as I evolved as a tester to someone who wanted to influence Quality in an organisation, being just a tester felt like Stagnant waters. So, I ventured into the running waters taking up the challenge to change the culture.

Now that I have made the leap, I can share my insights on this side of the spectrum. The challenges, the victories and the prep involved. Still consider myself quite a technical person who tests, codes, learns and teaches on a daily basis along with driving the strategic vision from a quality perspective.

What You'll Learn

  • Getting ready to be leader as it means to rise above your own needs
  • Convincing others and finding your first follower
  • Staying relevant and motivating your team

Kiruthika Ganesan

Head of Quality Assurance

I am currently the Head of QA at Deko with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, working as a Developer, Tester and Tutor. However, testing is what I am really passionate about because I get to experience the best of both worlds, from understanding what the customer really wants, through to seeing how the magic really happens. Also, a keen advocate of Women in Tech initiatives. When I am not working, I love spending time with my kids and enjoy writing short stories.