Vernon Richards

Keynote speaker

Vernon is a Quality Coach & Tester that helps organizations, teams & individuals understand the relationship between quality & testing, to help them build better products & deliver more effective services.

He has been testing since 2002 starting with video games on PS2, Xbox & PC (it may not sound like a real job but it’s the truth!). By day, he is a Senior Expert Quality Engineer at a health tech, and by night night he runs Abode of Quality.

One of his core values is:

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude (& how you’re thinking) about the problem.” – Captain Jack Sparrow (the part in brackets was my addition though!)

He believes that quality & testing problems are actually people problems in disguise! Often the cause of these problems is misaligned goals, different perspectives, low empathy for colleagues, and the list goes on.

Using his coaching skills in the quality & testing space, Vernon believes the most effective way to serve the business, is to help teams & individuals gain new perspectives about themselves & their teammates.

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