The quarterly Forums in January, July and October are sponsored events, open to all and cost GBP 20 to attend. The April Summit is an annual special event. The annual Summit is a sponsored event, open to all and for a remarkably low fee.
The Forums and Summit are organised and hosted by Gerrard Consulting.
Mike Jarred acts as the Programme Chair for all of the London events.
Contributions and content are invited from practitioners. It is non-bureaucratic, driven by participants.
The Assurance Leadership Forum is aimed at senior assurance and testing practitioners and managers. It aims to be:
- Forward looking, focusing on trends, futures, the ‘big issues’ in Assurance, Testing and QA management
- Geared towards networking - bringing like-minded test managers together
- To be influential - to have a certain gravitas, authority and influence over the IT industry - without being pompous!
- A tools-free zone with no sales-pitches or vendor preferences