Nov 23

Overview of the event

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit 2017 will be happening in Hong Kong on November 23rd, 2017, with focus on Technical Sessions featuring over 7+ Presentations exploring the depth and breadth of Agile software development and Test Automation across all practices, and perspectives. The Summit will be a key meeting place for Test Professionals and Executives from leading IT organizations. The event features an inspiring day of talks and workshops by professional speakers focused on 121 Testing Summit Innovation.

The discussion in the Summit will be on what are the key challenges to improve your strategy, team development, test professional-skills , agile testing challenges and Test Automation implementation.

Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

121 Testing Summit, Hong Kong

X Topic Abstract

In this session the speaker would cover the following :

• Why Agile?
• What is Agile Testing?
• Proactive vs Reactive
• Best Practices
• What now?

The speaker's goal is to give some practical advice on how testing and test automation strategies should change when you transition to an agile software development approach

Speaker Profile

Eric Byron has 25+ years of business and leadership experience in Information Systems and Technology. He is a consultant, agile coach, educator, and expert on the implications of advancements in technology on business enterprises. Eric has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and a Master Degree in Computer Information Systems. He has been living and working in Asia for 5 years and has extensive experience working for and with large multinational companies like Disney and Electronic Arts, and is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for Accelerate HK Coding Bootcamps in Hong Kong.

X Topic Abstract

To cope with the growing complexity in the digital media landscape, organisations need to deliver products that are ahead of the curve and provide faultless customer experience. An in-depth validation process is needed to ensure the software systems and end-user devices work seamlessly to deliver all the features and functionality .

Each phase in the product development life cycle requires a specific testing approach. Conformance testing is important to assess the adherence to the requirements set out by the specified standards, and has the benefits of enhanced interoperability and substitutability. It is usually based on black-box testing approach where the tests are executed without knowledge of the internal algorithm of the system under test, and from an end-user unprejudiced point of view. The presentation will cover the relevant concepts, processes and challenges.

Speaker Profile

Teresa joined Digital TV Labs in 2009 before its acquisition by Eurofins. As the first Hong Kong employee, Teresa has been leading both the technical and sales support teams to assist APAC STB and IDTV manufacturers to satisfy European compliance requirements with the shortest time-to-market. Her major focus includes CI+, HbbTV, DVB SIPSI, RF, DVB-SSU, MHEG-5 and Conax testing. Teresa holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hong Kong. Before that she had attained both Master of Philosophy and Bachelor of Science degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also holds PMP project management certificate, and has strong experience in ISO 17025.

X Topic Abstract

In this presentation, Charles will share with you the art and science of system performance load test. Often overlooked importance of such test will be explained. Meaningful examples will be given to illustrate some techniques and insights into performance/load test. Common fallacies will be explained to help the audience avoid similar traps in their practice. Charles will also share with the audience, tips, tools, and how to use cloud to facilitate load testing.

Speaker Profile

Charles has extensive experience in performance/load test and systems tuning. His foundation on quantitative and qualitative analysis was built from having worked with CPU design verification, which requires extraordinary level of expertise and discipline. He has helped fortune 500 company to deal with enterprise level performance and load test, government high volume sites, multi-billion eCommerce site, popular job search site, and others. Charles is also familiar with best practices from his extensive experience working with MNCs like Fidelity Investment, KPMG, Deloitte, Bank of Montreal, Pfiser and HP, he can deliver stringent quality to suite regulated clients' needs. Having served SMBs, Charles also understands the importance of balancing between quality and timeliness agility in tight cash flow situation. Applying both the theoretical and practical aspects of project management as a PMP and CSM (Certified Scrum Master), portfolio/program/project will be managed well in Charles' good hands. Being an architect and technical lead in billion dollar IT budget firms together with his master degree and technical certifications (e.g. AWS Solutions Architect - Associate), his ability to provide suitable technical solutions is top notch. Charles has been invited as speaker to Amazon AWS, Hong Kong Computer Society, and Polytechnic University conferences in the past to share his knowledge. He strongly believes in striving for win win solutions for his clients, staff, and partners.

X Topic Abstract

As we move into more efficient, quicker delivery, operations for product/projects, the critical factor still remains the quality of the output!

It is very important that the DevOps team can access and understand the quality and the risks with respect to how the teams delivers the code for operational use.

When you talk of Quality, you cannot run away from how to verify the same. The way we verify the same typically impacts the way we deliver and the time needed for the delivery.

In addition to how development team assures the code quality using tools, the operations team using tools to sniff out operational issues, we require testing that can quickly provide results so that the whole process is not impacted. This brings to a scenario of how do we efficiently and effectively test within a short period? The obvious answer is usage of tools, which brings us to the topic of automation testing!

Having automation testing embedded in the DevOps is the best way to get the synergies of all teams together be it development, testing and operations. Teams usually embrace a development methodology like Test Driven Development, Behaviour driven Development etc. to ensure development and testing happens together and seamlessly. Usage of tools to create a framework that works for unit level, component level and UI level testing works wonders for the overall quicker delivery. Most of the real life projects also adapt a manual testing on top of the automated to ensure any delta areas missed out are taken up due to short sprint cycles.

Once you have a testing framework entrenched in the DevOps model, it provide the whole team a platform for quicker delivery with respect to how testing related to development and verification for Operations are carried out. If we miss out on the automation for DevOps we will see a huge effort implication as taking a manual route (limited tools and manual testing) turns out to be very costly in achieving the DevOps model.

Speaker Profile

Govind Ramachandran is the Head of Testing and Quality Assurance at Manulife Hong Kong. Govind has over 17 years of IT experience. For the past 7 years in Hong Kong, Govind has worked with Cathay Pacific and AXA Asia on Quality Assurance and Testing. With his experience working on large enterprise programs, Govind brings to the table his experiences on running testing projects under various methodologies, be it Water fall, Agile, DevOps. Prior to Hong Kong, Govind has been working as Product/ Implementation Manager , working with various customers around the world on implementation projects.

X Topic Abstract

Agile Project Management and testing frameworks such as SCRUM had been explored, implemented and adopted with increasing number of projects in Hong Kong and APAC countries. Yet feedback have been mixed for its overall effectiveness and demand for PMPs still remain solid for most projects.

Is Agile a hype, fad or future? What could be some missing elements and best practice to make Agile work better in Hong Kong, a cosmopolitan city where East meets West with diversity alongside local culture?

Speaker Profile

Philip Lai is an active Slash Career Evangelist in Agile Consultancy / AI Blockchain Entrepreneurship / Digital Change Gamification with 20,000+ LinkedIn connections quadrupled (4X) within 3 months.

He first left behind his 2 years banking / insurance risk management roles during Asian financial crisis in HK and became a Web Designer / Sales Consultant / Agile Developer for Retail, Telco, Hospitals, Universities and start-ups in Canada during dotcom bust in 2001. Unsatisfied with freezing -30C Toronto winter in 2004, Philip evolved and spent his past 13 years as Project / Program Manager / IT Consultant / Presales for vendors such as Cisco Systems, Oracle, etc. leading USD50M+ projects globally and for APAC and Japan regions.

Both PMP and SCRUM Master certified, he developed an integrated agile approach using SCRUM, Lean Kanban, Design Thinking, Gamification; assumed strategic Change Agent / pragmatic Coach roles to engage C-suites to developers and led Microsoft, HP, Kingdee, Deloitte, PWC, telecoms, SI, SAAS and media providers to help multi-brands groups like Estee Lauder, Jebsen, CLP embarking their digital transformation journeys in Sales, Finance, Marketing, Operations, IT and HR with HK and China focus. Philip completed his MIT Design Thinking Executive Program and holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Economics with Game theory specialization from University of Toronto.

X Topic Abstract

When to Start Test Automation? If you start it at all!

Which is the most important question about Automation?
Is it - What should you automate, when should you automate Or How to automate?
It is very clear that all are important but first, should you automate at all?

Sometimes automation is a great success – the ROIhas been achieved. But sometimes automation doesn’t work out so well – it was difficult or even undoable. In that case was this question, to automate or not to automate, even considered? Perhaps your experience would now give a different answer. But how can you tell what the answer should be?

Come explore the answers as we uncover some myths of Automation in this Agile world.

Speaker Profile

Rohini has been in the Software Testing Industry for around 10 years. She worked with Cognizant technology solutions for 5 years as a Test Automation Engineer in the company’s Automation R&D wing. She then took up the position of Digital Assurance Test Lead with UST Global and worked on Digital transformation projects. Her interests include open source automation frameworks, UX Testing and AI.

X Topic Abstract

Most organizations have some big complex problems to deal with or some budding innovative ideas that could change the world. But many ponder on how to approach solving them or even if their ideas are worthy of an investment. Many such dilemmas they may face are as follows:

• How can the problem be broken down into an easily manageable chunks?

• Are their assumptions about the perceived solutions correct? With Sprint running in an organized way, the team don't need to have answers because there will be a well-defined process to find answers.

Sprint will helps us move from our arguments and assumptions to creating fast prototypes of solutions; test them with our customers and finding out if they work for real. Let’s find out more details through my session.

Speaker Profile

Vivek has surfed over different IT waves, database and programming as technical lead, helping team and companies to adopt Agile as Scrum Master, consulting banks and insurance companies for digital transformation as Presales and, currently working as a UX Project Manager for EPAM Systems managing user experience and strategy programs. In past Vivek had worked with Capgemini, Oracle, Polaris delivering projects for Citibank, HSBC, Metlife and many other well-known brands. He followed his heart and experienced an entrepreneur life with his venture in garment trading business for some time. He studied computer engineering and advanced computing from India. He was a corporate trainer for unit testing and code reviews. He finds new ideas, startups, unconventional concepts and solar power appealing. He loves to dance not with grace or skill but usually with enjoyment.

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Our Speakers

Eric Byron

Chief Strategy Officer

Accelerate HK

Charles Tse

Principal Consultant


Govind Ramachandran

Head of Testing and Quality Assurance


Teresa Cheung

Managing Director HK

Eurofins Digital Testing

Philip Lai

Agile Slash Career Evangelist


Rohini Mukunthan

Automation Test Engineer


Vivek Agarwal

UX Project Manager

EPAM Systems

Our Pricing

Group of 3 or more
HKD 2340 Till November 23
Early Bird
HKD 3121 Till October 23
HKD 3900 Till November 23

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Who can attend 121 Testing Summit in Hong Kong?

121 Testing Summit 2017 in Hong Kong is open to anyone who has an interest in Agile, Automation Testing, Automation Frameworks or any related field.

Why to attend 121 Testing Summit in Hong Kong?

Following are the three key questions you and your testing organization or testing department and testing center of excellence should be solving for now: How do we as testers and testing company evolve and thrive in SMAC & IoT world?
From tooling to skilling and from strategies to fundamental values what needs to change and how? What are solutions and services available in market which I can leverage? 121 Testing Summit 2017 is an attempt to seek and share answers to these basic questions.

What will you learn about?

Learn latest techniques and skills required to test disruptive technologies from industry stalwarts themselves Latest trends, concepts, processes and tools for testing in SMAC & IoT Recognize, understand and acknowledge challenges in testing emerging technologies. Meet and network with fellow testing experts from leading companies.Learn how to adapt and adopt these changes quickly and swiftly within a team and also across the enterprise.

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.

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