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Background and Focus

DevOps, Testing and Agile have shared environments that facilitate working together. Spurred by greater demand for excellence, these methods are more than simply adopting new tools and processes. They can work together, and the entire build process enables and supports the development and operations that move deliverables from development and production to meet users’ expectations.

The ever-evolving technology too is helping to meet the business challenges, as they become increasingly complex. To keep up, organisations must build and deploy innovative, timely solutions. Low Code, a new visual approach to software development has been making its mark in building and delivering software solutions at speed.

The expert practitioners and thought leaders over these two days will discuss the wider context and right level of abstraction of this new way of working and also help you to develop your business case and build the foundation towards getting significant return on investment.

This is a highly interactive online conference with sharing of practical experiences and knowledge-sharing presentations as well as extended panel sessions for sharing insights and industry trends with you putting your questions directly. There is an exhibition alongside featuring leading service providers, consultants and vendors from these three topic areas on Software Testing, Automation, Quality Assurance and various aspects of Agile and DevOps.

THE FORMAT OF THE PROGRAMME

Through these days, we aim to include high quality technical/review presentations from thought leaders as well as case studies from practitioners and solution providers. Each day will have a joint session of Agile, DevOps and Testing and then two separate tracks – one on Testing and another on Agile & DevOps. We will also feature extended knowledge-sharing discussions in moderated panel sessions.

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

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 panel sessions only. Please also get in touch if you would like to participate in the Panel session.

We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers”- are of interest to us too. They can be important topics of discussion / panels where you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.

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

PROGRAMME

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIMES STATED IN THE PROGRAMME ARE IN BST.
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Day One
Day Two

JOINT SESSION

10:50: UNICOM’S INTRODUCTION

10:55: Introduction to sponsors

11:00: Keynote: Affordance, assemblage and agency Read More
Dave Snowden, Director Cynefin Centre, Chief Scientific Officer Cognitive Edge

11:20: Q&A Session

11:32: CI/CD best practices for building modern applicationsRead more & watch video
Sohan Maheshwar, Senior Developer Advocate, Amazon Web Services, Netherlands

11:52: Q&A Session

12:04: Keynote: Agile Organization – Organization 3.0Read more & watch video
Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová, Independent Agile Coach and Trainer

12:24: Q&A Session

12:36: Panel: Experimentation & Innovations. Read More

Panellists: Dave Snowden, Cognitive Edge; Sohan Maheshwar, Amazon Web Services; Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová, Agile Coach and Trainer

13:05: Tool showcase and break

TESTING TRACK

13:15: How to make everyone in your company be a testing fanRead more & watch video
Elena Bazina, Sr. QA Analyst, King, Sweden

13:35: Q&A Discussion

13:47: Mobile application development and testing done right with TestFairyRead More
Yoann Lechevallier, Senior Solutions Engineer, SauceLabs

14:07: Q&A Session

14:20: Tool showcase and break

14:30: Automated QA is now a fundamental requirementRead More
Sune Engsig, Chief Evangelist, Leapwork, Denmark

14:50: Q&A Discussion

15:02: Quality assurance in low-code Good? or Good!Read more & watch video
Marjolein Pordon, Software tester, Squerist

15:22: Q&A Discussion

15:34: Panel: Barriers to adoption of Testing Read More

Panellists: Elena Bazina, King; Yoann Lechevallier, SauceLabs; Sune Engsig, Leapwork; Marjolein Pordon, Squerist

16:05: END OF DAY ONE

DEVOPS & AGILE TRACK

13:15: CASE STUDY: Build It, Run it, Own it – the challenges and benefits of moving to responsible software developmentRead More
Keith Watson, Director of DevOps, ADP

13:35: Q&A Discussion

13:47: A Must when adopting DevOpsRead More
Guillermo Martinez, Head of DevOps, Accenture NL

14:07: Q&A Session

14:20: Tool showcase and break

14:30: Learn-by-Doing “DevOps”Read more & watch video
Marcel Kwakernaak, Test & Migration Lead, ValueDevOps and Royal Schiphol Group, Netherlands

14:50: Q&A Discussion

15:02: Speaker to be confirmed

15:22: Q&A Discussion

15:34: Panel: Individuals and interactions over process and tools Read More

Moderator:Colin Deady, PPS;
Panellists: Keith Watson, ADP; Guillermo Martinez, Accenture NL; Marcel Kwakernaak, ValueDevOps and Royal Schiphol Group

16:05: END OF DAY ONE

JOINT SESSION

10:50: UNICOM’S INTRODUCTION

10:55: Introduction to sponsors

11:00: Keynote: DevSecOps – by any other name?Read More
Seb Rose, Continuous Improvement Lead, SmartBear

11:20: Q&A Session

11:32: KEYNOTE: Chaos Engineering: Building Immunity in Production systemsRead more & watch video
Nikhil Barthwal, Software Engineer, Facebook

11:52: Q&A Session

12:04: KEYNOTE: Testability Is Everyone’s ResponsibilityRead More
Gil Zilberfeld, Agile Testing Consultant, TestinGil, Israel

12:24: Q&A Session

12:36: Panel: Building the foundation for ROI Read More

Panellists: Seb Rose, SmartBear; Nikhil Barthwal, Facebook; Gil Zilberfeld, TestinGil

13:05: Tool showcase and break

TESTING TRACK

13:15: SAST / DAST / IAST / RASP putting DevSecOps on steroids – Four fists and a Hallelujah Read More
Matthias Zax, Agile Engineering Coach, Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI)

13:35: Q&A Discussion

13:47: Autonomous Real-Time Testing (ART) – Selling Digital Products Read More
Dr Thomas Fehlmann, Senior Researcher, Euro Project Office AG

14:07: Q&A Session

14:20: Tool showcase and break

14:30: Emotional Intelligence for TestersRead More
Astrid Winkler, Project Manager, Face AG, Switzerland

14:50: Q&A Discussion

15:02: CASE STUDY: Sustainable Continuous Testing & DevOps – Challenges conquered in Vodafone UK Enterprise ITRead more & watch video
Saurabh Bhardwaj, Tech Evangelist, General Manager VOIS (earlier known as Vodafone Shared Services) and Ramapriya Shivakumar, Senior Test Lead, Vodafone

15:22: Q&A Discussion

15:34: Panel: Testers as quality advocates Read More

Panellists: Matthias Zax, Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI); Astrid Winkler, Face AG; Saurabh Bhardwaj, VOIS and Ramapriya Shivakumar, Vodafone

16:05: END OF CONFERENCE

DEVOPS & AGILE TRACK

13:15: Go with the FLOW: How Flow-based adoption can expedite the Agile JourneyRead more & watch video
Adarsh Mehrotra, Industry Principal Consultant, Infosys, India

13:35: Q&A Discussion

13:47: Harness the power of disagreement Read More
Marielle Roozemond, Agile coach & lecturer, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences/Agile Communicatie, The Netherlands

14:07: Q&A Session

14:20: Tool showcase and break

14:30: Speaker to be confirmed

14:50: Q&A Discussion

15:02: DevOps as a tool for process change Read More
Peter Maddison, VP of Engineering, Xodiac Inc.

15:22: Q&A Discussion

15:34: Panel: Methods and Tools for Business Value Read More

Panellists: Adarsh Mehrotra, Infosys; Marielle Roozemond, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences/Agile Communicatie; Peter Maddison, Xodiac Inc.

16:05: END OF CONFERENCE

SPEAKERS

Nikhil Barthwal

Software Engineer, Facebook

Elena Bazina

Sr. QA Analyst, King, Sweden

Saurabh Bhardwaj

Tech Evangelist, General Manager VOIS (earlier known as Vodafone Shared Services)

COLIN DEADY

Agile Lead, PPS

Sune Engsig

Chief Evangelist, Leapwork, Denmark

Dr Thomas Fehlmann

Senior Researcher, Euro Project Office AG

Marcel Kwakernaak

Test & Migration Lead, ValueDevOps and Royal Schiphol Group, Netherlands

Yoann Lechevallier

Senior Solutions Engineer, SauceLabs

Peter Maddison

VP of Engineering, Xodiac Inc.

Sohan Maheshwar

Senior Developer Advocate, Amazon Web Services, Netherlands

Guillermo Martinez

Head of DevOps, Accenture NL

ADARSH MEHROTRA

Industry Principal Consultants, Infosys, India

Marjolein Pordon

Software tester, Squerist

Marielle Roozemond

Agile coach & lecturer, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences/Agile Communicatie, The Netherlands

SEB ROSE

Continuous Improvement Lead, SmartBear

Ramapriya Shivakumar

Senior Test Lead, Vodafone

DAVE SNOWDEN

Director Cynefin Centre, Chief Scientific Officer Cognitive Edge

Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová

Independent Agile Coach and Trainer

KEITH WATSON

Director of DevOps, ADP

Astrid Winkler

Project Manager, Face AG, Switzerland

Matthias Zax

Agile Engineering Coach, Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI)

Gil Zilberfeld

Agile Testing Consultant, TestinGil, Israel

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