Background and Focus

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.

This event is mainly focused on participants from Europe and the US; hence the start and end times have been chosen for the convenience of participants from these Time Zones.
START TIME: CDT 05:00; CET 12:00; GMT 10:30; IST 16:00
END TIME: CDT 10:30; CET 17:30; GMT 16:00; IST 21:30

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

New Directions:

  • Experimentation & Innovation
  • Evolutionary Prototyping
  • Low Code / No Code
  • Visual Programming
  • Rapid Application Development
  • Agile and DevOps – moving with flow based awareness
  • Multi-User Development
  • Model-Driven Development
  • DevSecOps
  • Cloud Adoption
  • Analytics and automation

Testing:

  • DevOps and Continuous Integration Testing (CI)
  • Agile Software Testing
  • Leveraging AI into Testing
  • Barriers to adoption of Testing
  • Testers as Quality advocates
  • Cloud-Based Performance Testing
  • Implementing security
  • Enterprise Application Testing

Agile:

  • Agile Software Testing
  • Success metrics of Agile
  • Agile Scrum and Agile XP
  • Agile frameworks provide guidance for efficient operational software
  • Adopt a “build-and-run” teams concept
  • Automation and SAFe

DevOps:

  • DevOps and Continuous Integration Testing (CI)
  • Automation for continuous deployment
  • The evolution of Kubernetes
  • DevOps as a tool for process change
  • DevFinOps; BusDevOps
  • Individuals and interactions over process and tools

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Code of Conduct & 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.

Programme

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIMES STATED IN THE PROGRAMME ARE IN GMT.
DAY ONE
DAY TWO

10:50: UNICOM’s Introduction

10:55: Introduction to sponsors

11:00: Culture is an emergent property – it’s not casual and you can’t engineer itRead More
Dave Snowden, Director, Cynefin Centre, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge.

11:20: Q&A Session

11:32: MMA – Mixed Martial AgileRead More
Kieran Smith, Vice President, J.P. Morgan

11:52: Q&A Session

12:04: Speaker to be announced

12:24: Q&A Session

12:36: TOOL SHOWCASE AND BREAK

12:46: PANEL SESSION: Success metrics for Agile

13:15: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) – Are we still talking about Testing?Read More
Brijesh Deb, Principal Consultant, Infosys

13:35: Q&A Discussion

13:47: Speaker to be announced

14:07: Q&A Session

14:20: Tool showcase and break

14:30: Can we trust our systems when our data is uncertain or biased?”Read More
Richard J Self, Senior Lecturer in the Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, University of Derby

14:50: Q&A Discussion

15:02: Low-code and QA, hit them where it hurts!Read More
Marjolein Pordon, Low-code software tester, Squerist

15:22: Q&A Discussion

15:34: Panel Session: Agile framework for efficient operational software – Read More

16:05: END OF DAY ONE

10:50: UNICOM’s Introduction

10:55: Introduction to sponsors

11:00: A brief history of requirements: from BDUF* to JIT**Read More
Seb Rose, Continuous Improvement Lead, Smartbear

11:20: Q&A Session

11:32: CI/CD BEST PRACTICES FOR BUILDING MODERN APPLICATIONSRead More
Sohan Maheshwar, Senior Developer Advocate, Amazon Web Services, Netherlands

11:52: Q&A Session

12:04: Speaker to be announced

12:24: Q&A Session

12:36: TOOL SHOWCASE AND BREAK

12:46 Panel Session: Flow based adoption for the Agile journey – Read More

13:15: Creating Test Stability To Achieve Continuous DeliveryRead More
Trisha Chetani, QA Lead, Adidas

13:35: Q&A Discussion

13:47: Connecting Technical Teams with BusinessRead More
Iwona Winiarska, Agile Delivery Consultant

14:07: Q&A Session

14:20: Tool showcase and break

14:30: Case Study: Digital Transformation Through GitOps and Infrastructure as CodeRead More
Stuart Clark, Senior Technical Leader & Senior Developer Advocate, Cisco Systems

14:50: Q&A Discussion

15:02: LOW CARBON CLOUD COMPUTINGRead More
Shirley Tarboton, Lead Software Engineer, Capgemini

15:22: Q&A Discussion

15:34: Panel Session: Complexity theory, forecasting and the nature of work – Read More

16:05: END OF DAY ONE

Speakers

Jan De Baere

Jan De Baere

Enterprise Agile Coach, Cegeka

Trisha Chetani

QA Lead, Adidas

Stuart Clark

Senior Technical Leader & Senior Developer Advocate, Cisco Systems

Brijesh Deb

Principal Consultant, Infosys
Mike Harris

Mike Harris

Programme Secretary, SIGiST

TOM HOYLAND

Senior Agile and DevOps Lead, Sky Betting and Gaming

Sohan Maheshwar

Senior Developer Advocate, Amazon Web Services, Netherlands

Marjolein Pordon

Low-code software tester, Squerist

Seb Rose

Continuous Improvement Lead, SmartBear

Richard J Self

Senior Lecturer in the Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, University of Derby

Kieran Smith

Vice President, J.P. Morgan
Dave Snowden

DAVE SNOWDEN

Director, Cynefin Centre, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge

Shirley Tarboton

Lead Software Engineer, Capgemini

Iwona Winiarska

Agile Delivery Consultant

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