Background

This event is co-located with Agile Transition & Transformation and DevOps Summit.  Delegates may attend any sessions from these conferences.

Testers have always been at the coal face of ensuring that “stuff works as it should”. Currently, QA professionals are becoming concerned about the perceived gap between their own competencies and what their organisations are demanding from them. Digital strategies and their supporting infrastructures are being implemented with increasing rapidity; new frameworks and technologies such as Agile, DevOps , IoT, Robotics.

Consequently, the requirements for testing and quality assurance are changing. Is there anything different in the actual testing of new digital products, new interfaces with clients which must always provide the optimum user experience?  How are testers coping?  What are the stories coming in?  What is working well and what can be done better?

At Testing Summit, we address all these questions and provide guidance and inspiration to bridge the gap. This event puts the emphasis on how to demonstrate and nurture thought leadership in this area. The day is aligned to our clients’ business objectives and investments, to provide sustained benefits & improved ROI.

We have a joint morning session with DevOps Summit and Agile Transition and Transformations and the Round Table session is the last of the joint morning session of the three co-located events. This session is for 45 minutes. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. This is a discussion group and so no presentation slides are necessary. Please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to Agile, Testing and DevOps.

Topics to be covered:

  • The evolving role of the tester
  • Exploratory testing
  • Collaboration between testers and developers
  • Testing Blockchain applications
  • Agile Manual Testing
  • Agile Testing
  • Test Automation tools
  • Performance Testing
  • Testing in the world of IoT
  • VR Testing
  • Testing AI applications

Benefits of attending:

  • Share ideas and brainstorm new approaches
  • Meet executives and professionals from your same industry area
  • Develop and benchmark your working Strategies
  • Take away insights and lessons from presentations not specifically focused on your main interest area
  • Learn from subject experts addressing topical issues
  • Learn from others’ best practices, ideas and expertise
  • Discover latest technical skills, tools, tips and tricks in the industry
  • Hear about new developments in Testing, Agile and DevOps
  • Discussion and networking are encouraged via Q&A sessions after the presentations and during the breaks
  • Discover latest technical skills, tools, tips and tricks in the industry.

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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 their vision in the field of Testing.

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

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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Programme

  • Joint morning session -

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    Keynote: Great ScrumMaster

    Zuzana "Zuzi" Šochová, Independent Agile coach and trainer

    Great teams make a huge difference to your company’s success. Great ScrumMasters create such high-performing teams.

    I will tell you some of the secrets you need to know to become a great ScrumMaster. Create a high-performing collaborative environment at your organization, which makes your organization more than competitive in the current complex globalized world.

    Speakers:

    Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová

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    Agile Leadership in the digital age

    Dan Hooper, Managing Director and Co-founder, Piccadilly Group

    In the digital age, the focus on culture, leadership, management and decision-making must evolve. This talk will discuss the future of these key areas and outline a proven ground-up approach to enable leadership teams to deliver effective outcomes for the modern agile enterprise.

    Speakers:

    Dan Hooper

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    Future Proofing Skills in the age of Artificial Intelligence

    Jonathon Wright, Digital Therapist, Digital Assured

    Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming part of every organisations 2020 business strategy. As a Tester how do you bridge the Cognitive knowledge GAP? How can you apply a testers bespoke domain knowledge to test Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) platforms?

    Join Jonathon who will share his recent experience of implementing Augmented Intelligent (AI) through harmonising Human Intelligence (such as Mechanical Turk) with Artificial Intelligence (Consensus Algorithms) to test next generation Enterprise AI platforms.

    •The skills as testers you will need for Artificial Intelligence
    •Testing Patterns to prove Machine Learning
    •How to leverage Human Intelligence to crease Augmented Intelligence

    Speakers:

    Jonathon Wright

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    Keynote: Topic TBA

    Speaker from CollabNet

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    Digital Transformation: What does this mean for Quality Assurance and Testing

    Rouven Schreck, Head of QA, Prudential UK

    Digital Transformations – What comes after Agile. This talk will focus on the impact of Digital Transformation to the QA Community. It will give some insides on how different organisations approaching it, what the challenges are and what can be done to succeed.

    Speakers:

    Rouven Schreck

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    Talking testing….with non-testers

    Steve Watson, Senior Test Manager, Octopus Labs

    Whenever we try talking about testing to non-testers, it can seem a difficult task. Testing talks are not so well attended by Developers, BA's, Product Owners etc, as they are not seen as being relevant to them. This talk aims to uncover why this is and to outline some ideas to help us to talk testing to our non-testing colleagues.

    Speakers:

    Steve Watson

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    How to do the performance testing

    Dusanka Lecic,Test Developer,Levi9 Technology Services, Serbia

    I would like to present the part of the knowledge about performance testing to you. The tools I use are JMeter, Gatling and Locust. I want to introduce you to performance testing concept, what is important and how to do the performance testing.

    Speakers:

    Dusanka Lecic

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    A Tester’s Survival Guide for Agile Transition

    Parveen Khan, Senior Test Engineer, Scott Logic

    Agile transformation is challenging, especially for testers who are accustomed to working in a silo. As a lone tester on a team, it’s difficult to find the time to learn new methodologies and adapt to be able to incorporate them as part of your process.

    While it’s apparent that an agile approach can bring forth several benefits such as the faster delivery of new features, it’s not always obvious what a tester should do to be a part of this change.

    Although there’s literature covering the tester’s role in an agile environment, this talk will move beyond the theory and provide a journey of a tester’s experience in making this transformation.

    Make no mistake... transitioning to agile is not an easy feat, so this talk will not only cover my personal successes but will also highlight my failures and critical lessons learned.

    Speakers:

    Parveen Khan

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    Become an effective leader – Toolkit for Creating Your Personal Brand for Success

    Niranjalee Rajaratne, Head of Quality Assurance and Delivery, Third Bridge

    In today’s workplace building the right personal brand is one of the critical success factors when engaging and interacting with others we want to influence and to support our efforts. In this interactive session Niranjalee shares ideas and a toolkit for creating your personal brand, for successful interactions with others, and to help improve the ability to achieve your career goals.

    Speakers:

    Niranjalee Rajaratne

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    Future of Test Manager Role in Agile

    Narayanan Palani, Chapter Lead -Quality Engineering, Lloyds Banking Group

    Testing programs are migrating into agile feature teams and Spotify model of agile teams are spreading across the FinTech industry to adopt and evolve into faster deliveries. Traditional test manager roles are getting vanished to give a space for chapter leads on the test/quality engineering. This talk explains about the key role and job description for any test manager to adapt to be a test chapter's lead!

    Speakers:

    Narayanan Palani

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    Devs Should Love Your Tests

    Carlos Kidman, QA Manager, Jane.com, USA

    The best way to truly achieve Agile and CI/CD is to have devs fall in love with your tests - manual or automated. This transformation starts with empathy and ends with confidence. This is what I did at my current company and now every member of the team enjoys writing automated tests.

    Speakers:

    Carlos Kidman

Speakers

Dan Hooper

Managing Director and Co-founder, Piccadilly Group

Parveen Khan

Senior Test Engineer, Scott Logic

Carlos Kidman

QA Manager, Jane.com, USA

Dusanka Lecic

Test Developer,Levi9 Technology Services, Serbia

Narayanan Palani

Chapter Lead -Quality Engineering, Lloyds Banking Group

Niranjalee Rajaratne

Head of Quality Assurance and Delivery, Third Bridge

Rouven Schreck

Head of QA, Prudential UK

Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová

Independent Agile coach and trainer

Steve Watson

Senior Test Manager, Octopus Labs

Jonathon Wright

Digital Therapist, Digital Assured

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