Technology, in the business landscape is ever-evolving as business challenges have become increasingly complex. To keep up, organisations must build and deploy innovative, timely solutions.
The focus of the conference is on finding methods and tools for business value through the adoption of Agile, DevOps and Testing and well-built software. This transformation depends on significant changes in culture, roles & responsibilities, team structure, and tools & processes.
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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.
Rajat Arora, Principal Engineer – Cloud Technologies, Natwest Group India
Infrastructure as Code enables DevOps teams to test applications in production-like environments early in the development cycle. These teams expect to provision multiple test environments reliably and on-demand. Infrastructure represented as code can also be validated and tested to prevent common deployment issues. At the same time, the cloud dynamically provisions and tears down environments based on IaC definitions.
DevOps is evolving nowadays to new heights and Infrastructure as Code is at the heart of it. This session will share the Techniques and Best practices of DevOps to manage Infrastructure as Code and how it can simplify and automate the modern world Enterprise applications.
Dr Nandakumar Ramakrishnan, Product Owner – DevOps Platform Testing & Chaos Engineering, ING Belgium
Containerization has revolutionized cloud environments by allowing businesses to build, deploy and manage applications faster through continuous delivery but Continuous Testing is yet to evolve.
To solve this challenge we present you Test Container Platform empowers Testing Ecosystem to Cutting Edge Containerised Solution using Cloud-based OpenShift or Google K8s, a docker Container orchestrate with Kubernetes managed system, preparing DevOps Team for Next-Generation Quality Engineering.
It enables secured containerization solution in DevOps Pipeline into Testing Ecology enabling all the silent feature of container such as :
Beyond that our Test Container platform enables us to integrate all leading Continuous integration pipelines such as Azure, Jenkin & TFS. The platform is built with end to end SSL ensuring all major Security and Compliance factors such as SOX, PCI-DSS and GDPR compliance. Test Container Platform in short we call TCP is easy to use with very minimum or zero knowledge on the container. Our Vision is to make a TCP -One-Stop solution for all Test Container needs for the DevOps team.
Ciprian Frunza, QA Craft Lead, King – Activision Blizzard
QA processes are disrupted by the change of working from home. We found solutions by iterating them on different platforms, soliciting feedback to our team and acting upon the feedback constantly. Iteration after iteration some of our processes evolved, becoming pillars of our biweekly releases.
Mudit Singh, Director – Marketing and Growth, LambdaTest
One of the biggest challenges developers/testers face is the speed of test execution but they are stuck with just two options—depending on legacy cloud infrastructure or painstakingly building a local setup. Legacy cloud infrastructure isn’t as fast as a local setup. But, on the other hand, local setups don’t have the features that can be offered on the cloud. This is exactly where a cloud-based next-gen smart test orchestration platform comes in.
It brings intelligence to a rather mundane and tedious task, thereby ensuring both time and cost savings for businesses.
Ashutosh Bhatawadekar, Independent Enterprise Agile Coach, India
While Servant Leadership has been around for long, its relevance and importance is more so in todays VUCA world. Some key pointers I plan to cover include
– What it takes to be a Great Servant Leader ?
– Does Servant Leadership really work in todays VUCA / BINA world?
– Key Traits of a Servant Leader
Low-code is conquering the world of software development and is expected not only to stay, but take over software development. Miraculous as this may sound, is it also true? Low-code has a golden future, but beware of disadvantages, risks and dangers.
Everyone wants to put tests into the release pipeline, but no one wants to wait hours for them to finish. In this talk we will discuss multiple options for adding dynamic application security testing (DAST) to your CI/CD, in ways that won’t compromise speed or results, such as limiting scope, using HAR files, using test subsets, etc.
Victoria Alexiou, Product Manager, PEOPLECERT, Intl., Greece
Although Agile emerged from software development, today almost 95% or organizations have adopted Agile and are actively trying to shift the paradigm outside of their IT to enable all their functions embrace agility.
At the same time, organizations say that only 1 out of 5 of their employees have the mentality and the skills needed to take their Agile journey forward and successfully work iteratively and collaboratively, while responding to changing requirements.
Join me in my session to understand why we fail when we, as professionals and organizations, try to become Agile, despite the abundance of resources and frameworks we have in our disposal.
Dave Snowden, Director, Cynefin Centre, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge, UK
Eyal Yovel, Senior Solutions Architect, Sauce Labs, UK
Best practice for using Java testing frameworks for testing web apps as well as native apps and running on multiple browsers, multiple browser versions, different OS and different devices.
Many companies build their automated frameworks based on Java testing frameworks such as Junit4, Junit5 and TestNG. They utilize these frameworks for testing their web apps and/or native apps before production in order to improve their quality.
However, simply setting up the automated framework doesn’t guarantee high-quality apps in production. In order to enjoy the full benefit of automated testing, there are additional steps and best practices to consider.
Improving the product quality, decreasing the time to market and receiving quick feedback are key imperatives that need to be supported by any automated framework. To successfully deliver all of this, the framework must be able to run against multiple browsers, multiple browser versions, different OSs (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS) and on different devices.
During this presentation, I will explain:
In this session, I will also be sharing code examples and multiple tips and tricks for using Java testing frameworks.
If your network team isn’t among a majority of network developers using Continuous Integration, why not? The concept of Network as Code is based on the idea of storing all network configurations in a Version Control System (VCS) that manages and tracks changes in the network. See how a system can store all network configurations and act as the Single Source of Truth for the configurations. The goal will be to create a complete environment that demonstrates the benefits across the whole network.
In this session, we will look at how network configuration changes are proposed in code branches, just like software and when the changes are ready, the development branch will go through an approval process before it is merged with the main branch and production ready. You will get to know the real benefits of NetDevOps and CI/CD (Continuous Integration and Delivery) and how a build server can automatically deploy and test the proposed configurations in testing, staging and production environments.
Harvard called the Data Scientist as the Sexiest Job of 21st Century. Organizations can have profound impact by having the ability to transform a sea of data into actionable insights.
By mixing math, computers, analytics and topping it with sound business understanding, Data Scientists unravel mysteries and help make decisions backed by data and insights derived by Machine Learning(ML) models.
All the efforts of data scientist in designing , testing and enhancing the algorithms are evaluated when they actually get used, so they need to be continuously tested and improved.
DevOps has bought developers and IT operations together fostering collaboration helping practices like continuous delivery and continuous testing. Data scientists and data science teams face similar challenges of monitoring and modifying ML models, which DevOps concepts can help address.
Data science practice has some notable differences from software development which needs to be considered. They may be amazing at designing and training a model, but making it continuously test, modify, deploy and making it production ready generally becomes difficult and not their usual expertise.
In this session we can see how DevOps best practices can be applied to Data Science making it MLOps (while appreciating the difference) to bring together various actors and process creating ML infused DevOps software delivery process to strengthen, accelerate continuously delivery of insights and values to business.
Gil Zilberfeld, CTO, TestinGil, Israel
This is a case-study of building a quality dashboard with metrics and reports that matter for an application with hundreds of APIs, and multiple front-ends. We collected information from multiple sources and added some “brains” to show the analysed metrics, in terms of covered and uncovered test cases, test quality and more.
Paul Grossman, Lead QA Engineer, Guaranteed Rate, USA
The biggest drawback of test automation is test script maintenance. In this session we will go beyond the Page Object Model to explore tips on updating xPath and CSS locators on the fly. This helps when large amounts of elements are impacted by changes in properties, names or classes, specifically when your boss expects results in a few couple hours. We will also look at the advantages of writing scripts in Plain English, well beyond the rigid GIVEN, WHEN, THEN structure of Cucumber and it’s Step Definition abstraction layer.