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CQAA June 2018 Speaker Program: Innovation: Start With Why, Spaghetti and a Marshmallow

  • 22 Jun 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Hosted by Alight 4 Overlook Point Lincolnshire, IL 60069


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Innovation: Start With Why, Spaghetti and a Marshmallow

Xan Daniels, Alight Solutions

About the Topic

Every single organization and team functions on three levels. What we do, How we do it and Why we do it. When all three pieces are aligned, it gives us a filter through which to make decisions and it provides a foundation for innovation. As technology takes the lead in testing, there is a tendency to assume that technology drives innovation. Is the fact that (What) we have automated x% of our testing automatically imply (How) innovation? How do we inspire our teams to think beyond What and How and to make the leap to where potentially true innovation remains untapped? Whether they realize it or not, those who inspire and innovate think, act and communicate similarly… and it’s the complete opposite from everyone else.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand how great teams collaborate
  • Critically challenge why your team exists
  • Explore What and How you support the Why
  • Reflect on next steps to innovation and inspiration on your team

About the Speaker

As the Global Test Management and Technologies Solutions leader, Xan Daniels has over 12 years of experience in HR Systems and testing. She held a number of progressively senior roles, and is currently the Global Practice Leader with teams in North America, Europe and India. It is her responsibility to define and develop the role of the testing function within Alight’s HR and Financial Solutions practice. Her primary objective is to deploy a robust and cost-effective testing framework that builds on best practices and can be leveraged across client deployments. Xan also co-leads Alight’s Global Diversity Council.


Hosted by Alight
4 Overlook Point
Lincolnshire, IL 60069


1:30 - 2:00 Sign-in and Networking
2:00 - 2:15 Announcements
2:15 - 4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 2:45)


Please register by June 21, 2018, at If you have any questions, please contact

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