Anne Hungate & Michele Clark

Anne Hungate
Head of Technology, RTI International

Anne Hungate is a technology executive and entrepreneur who guides technology teams through exploration and evolution. Anne is Head Technology for RTI International, an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Leading a global team of cyber security, support an technology operations professionals, Anne is focused on ensuring the team meets the technology needs of projects that cover every corner of the planet. She is also founder of Daring Systems, a consulting practice that drives productivity and profitability improvements through operational transparency. Anne is launching her second organization later this year – details to come!

A mother of two teenage daughters, Anne spends her free time driving them to practices, cheering for them on the sidelines, and insisting they clean their rooms. She and her husband Joe are fitness enthusiasts who make time to play tennis together and run an occasional race. Ohio natives, the Hungates currently live in Apex, NC after a three year stint in the Los Angeles area. A risk taker and dedicated learner, Anne enjoys writing and attending/speaking at conferences. She holds DevOps Foundation, DevOps Test Engineer, and professional coaching certifications, and has earned both Certified Software Quality Analyst and Project Management Professional designations.

Anne earned her BS in Analytics from Miami University and her MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Michele Clark
Principal Consultant, tapQA

Michele has 25+ years of experience in the Software Quality Assurance area, specializing in strategic quality initiatives and process improvement. Experienced in the development, implementation, and assurance of QA practices throughout all stages of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Extensive experience in test team development (onshore/offshore), project/program management, compliance, and oversight. Michele is a ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer and Six Sigma Green Belt


Wed, September 23

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Beyond QA: Simplifying the Journey to Quality Engineering

Many software organizations have seen great benefits in going “Beyond QA” – modernizing their practices to a true Quality Engineering discipline. Software products are tested with greater velocity, developers receive instant feedback on their code, and applications are more stable. Quality Engineering has become a catalyst for organizations to meet their ultimate goal of happy and productive end-users.

The journey from QA to Quality Engineering is an important one – but it doesn’t have to be difficult. With a simplified approach and strategy focused on People, Process, and Technology, QA organizations can save a significant amount of time and money as they transition to QE.

Join Michele and Anne for a look at Quality Engineering, how some of the top companies have achieved success in moving to QE, and a look at the path an organization can take to go from QC/QA to QE.


  • What is Quality Engineering, and Why is it important?

  • How to get buy-in for QE within your organization

  • A step-by-step process to assess how ready your organization is for QE

  • A road map on how to implement QE

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