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Registration is open | Sponsorship, exhibition and speaking opportunities are available. Email: | Co-located event – Transformational Knowledge Management: Information, Process, Technology & People

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Background and Focus

Embracing a collaborative spirit, Agile, DevOps, Testing, and Low Code converge in shared environments, fostering seamless cooperation among diverse facets of software development. Fuelled by an escalating demand for excellence, these methodologies continually evolve, incorporating cutting-edge tools and refined processes. The upcoming conference serves as a dynamic platform to unveil and explore the latest trends shaping the ever-changing landscape and marketplace of software development and quality assurance. It also looks at the impact and potential of AI. Join us as we delve into the forefront of innovation, where industry leaders and experts converge to share insights, strategies, and advancements that are steering the future of software excellence.

  • Practitioner – thought leaders help you to develop your business case and build the foundation towards getting significant return on investment.
  • The presenters bring new perspectives and ideas of innovation to this conference. They show how to be resilient in this ever-changing unpredictable market
  • You will be able to focus on boosting productivity, reduce time to market, cost, and resource investment.
  • The day demonstrates how to leverage modern technologies to deliver a fully unified customer experience
  • The agenda also features extended knowledge-sharing discussions in Round Table sessions for sharing insights and industry trends. This session will be for approximately 30 minutes. Multiple roundtables take place simultaneously and you can choose which to attend
  • You will be able to discover new tools, services and solutions in the exhibition held alongside.
  • Benefiter and gain insights from in-depth presentations on Testing, Agile, DevOps and Low Code.
  • Meet and network with other professionals and learn from their experiences.


Comments from attendees at UNICOM’s recent conferences:

  • Head of Global Ops, UKHSA: “Excellent Speakers and Content”
  • DevOps Engineer, River Lake: “Gained industry-relevant skills I could apply on my day-to-day tasks”
  • Senior Business Analyst, RedKite; “Presentations were interesting. My favourite was the one about Sustainability in Testing.”
  • DevOps Consultant, Hexagon: “Picked-up some useful nuggets here!”
  • QA & Release Manager, Westcoast: “Good information on Testing and Agile. Got to know some Low Code too!”
  • Security Researcher, Intel Corporation: “Interesting to hear perspectives and problems people have in the same field of work.”
  • Technical Consultant & Software tester, Invenics: “A really good event. Thank you.”
  • Client Services, UKITB: “Excellent selection of topics and headlining topics.”
  • Senior Test Engineer, Capita TSS: “Very informative about AI specifically and how it can be used as well as food for thought where AI can pose its own challenges.”
  • Senior Officer – Information Management, The EBRD: “Interesting to connect with like-minded people and share experiences.”

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    Code of Conduct & Diversity

    UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

    We at UNICOM strive to be a leading provider of knowledge to the business community and to engage the global business community as a specialised provider of knowledge. We strive to do this maintaining a culture of co-operation, commitment and trust. We want every UNICOM conference and training day to be a safe and productive environment for everyone – a place to share research and innovation and to build professional networks. To that end, we will enforce a code of conduct throughout all our events. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

    Our approach is that our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. Please bring your concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff.

    Diversity: In our endeavour to be the provider of knowledge to the business community, we understand that this depends on hearing from and listening to a variety of perspectives that come from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We welcome diverse speakers for all our events, we do not always fully achieve this goal, but it is an ongoing process.

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    Call for Participation

    We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start-up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and vision in these three fields. Please let us know too if you would like to participate in the panel sessions only.

    We are also planning short “how to do” sessions or full-day workshops to run as pre or post conference events. Let us know if you have a related topic that you want to run as a workshop or an extended briefing.

    Please complete the speaker’s response form submit a proposal to present at this event.


    Please note that the times are in BST.

    09:00 – 09:30: REGISTRATION AND COFFEE


    Joint Plenary Session

    10:00 – 10:45: KEYNOTE: Being Human in an age of technology Read More
    Dave Snowden, Director & Founder – The Cynefin Centre, Cso – The Cynefin Company

    10:45 – 10:55: Q&A

    10:55 – 11:25: TEA / COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

    Introduction by Conference Chair

    11:30 – 12:00: Objective Driven Agility: combining agile with OKRs. Read More
    Allan Kelly, Author & Agility Consultant, Software Strategy Ltd.

    12:02 – 12:32: Simulations – better than the real thing: The value of API simulations in achieving the goals of increased speed, reduced cost and improved quality for development and testing alike. Read More
    Stuart Kelly, Product Manager – Hoverfly Cloud, IOCO

    12:34 – 13:20: Round Table Session – Read More

    TABLE 1: Software Testing as a Profession
    Geoff Thompson, Chair and Mike Smith, Vice Chair, UK & Ireland Testing Board

    TABLE 2: Global Collaboration: Leveraging Pair Programming Across Borders
    Celeste Phutela, DevOps Engineer and Ian Sawchuk, Cloud Engineer, Fidelity International

    TABLE 3: Impact of AI on testers and testing activity
    Mudit Maheshwari, Quality Automation Specialist, NatWest Bank PLC

    13:20 – 14:20: LUNCH & NETWORKING

    14:20 – 14:50: CASE STUDY: Deploying with Confidence: Achieving Zero Downtime Deployment Across Our Enterprise AWS Landscape Read More
    Celeste Phutela, DevOps Engineer and Ian Sawchuk, Cloud Engineer, Fidelity International

    14:52 – 15:22: Building Accessibility & Inclusivity into solutions Read More
    Thenmozhi Paramasivam, Engineering Chapter Lead – Quality and Sathiyanarayanan Gnana Prakasam and Amitsinha Nalawade, Quality Engineer Test Lead, Lloyds Banking Group

    15:22 -15:52: TEA & COFFEE

    15:52 – 16:22: CASE STUDY: Journey to Quality : Continuous Mobile Development Read More
    Burak Ergören, Principal Test Automation Engineer,, Istanbul



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    Burak Ergören

    Principal Test Automation Engineer,, Istanbul

    Allan Kelly

    Author & Agility Consultant, Software Strategy Ltd.

    Stuart Kelly

    Product Manager – Hoverfly Cloud, IOCO

    Mudit Maheshwari

    Quality Automation Specialist, NatWest Bank PLC

    Amitsinha Nalawade

    Quality Engineer Test Lead, Lloyds Banking Group

    Thenmozhi Paramasivam

    Engineering Chapter Lead – Quality, Lloyds Banking Group

    Celeste Phutela

    DevOps Engineer, Fidelity International

    Sathiyanarayanan Gnana Prakasam

    Lloyds Banking Group

    Ian Sawchuk

    Cloud Engineer, Fidelity International

    Mike Smith

    Vice Chair, UK & Ireland Testing Board

    Dave Snowden

    Director & Founder – The Cynefin Centre, Cso – The Cynefin Company

    Geoff Thompson

    Chair, UK & Ireland Testing Board

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    108 Stamford Street
    SE1 9NH

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