Nov 16

Overview of the event

121 Testing Summit 2017 will be happening in Singapore on November 16th, 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, Singapore

X Topic Abstract

In DevOps, QA is not a gatekeeper instead work as an enabler. She works with development as well as collaborate with operations on monitoring production environment. QA has become a more strategic role in Agile and DevOps projects, with technical knowledge and business experience. Focus is on creating a quality strategy in line with the DevOps culture to become responsible for preventing bugs.

This session will talk about how to approach testing activity in an agile project and how to help the product teams in the transformation phase. The speaker will share her personal experiences of helping teams in the testing activity to enable agile and DevOps.

This session will broadly cover following areas of testing activity:

1. How to create a DevOps culture with increased collaboration of QA
2. How QA helps in continuous improvement and quality tracking
3. How to help development to prevent generating defects

What and how much to automate to make DevOps successful

Speaker Profile

Savita has more than 8 years of Agile experience in varied roles of agile coach, trainer, scrum master and developer in various industries like banking, e-commerce, insurance, and digital domain. From last 5 years, she has been helping clients in their end to end Agile transformation and DevOps from envisioning, inception to release. She has experience of numerous methods like Scrum, DevOpsXP, Lean, Kanban, TDD, BDD, CI CD.

X Topic Abstract

To get the full benefit of the ideas under DevQAOps umbrella organizations need to improve interdisciplinary communication and establish a shared goal for all individuals involved in delivery of a product or service. In this talk we will look into principles, enablers and pitfalls of successful DevQAOps adoption. Principles guide every day decisions and help organizations internalize DevQAOps ideas. Enablers are techniques that make fantastic sounding DevQAOps ideas possible. Being aware of potential pitfalls can help smooth adoption of DevQAOps, get measurable improvements in delivery cycles and avoid cargo cult and hype surrounding buzzwords like DevQAOps.

We will look at a demonstration of some of the state of the art technologies, integrated into an automated pipeline, enabling highly available continuous deployment. We show a containerized application consisting of multiple services, deployed into a virtual private cloud environment across multiple availability zones with automatic failover, utilizing managed services for stateful messaging and persistence. We look into scenarios of production deployment with various automated quality checks, rolling updates, canary releases and scaling out. All done via code and declarative configuration. Audience can interact with the live application during its deployment.

This session is targeted at anyone looking for techniques to help shorten their delivery cycles and improve quality.

Speaker Profile

Marcelo has been performing as an Agile Transformation lead and Software Delivery professional for over 25 years with experience in financial, telecom and healthcare sectors.

He has extensive know-how in E2E software delivery in complex enterprise environments with co-located and offshore teams and proven experience in global organizations with multicultural and international corporate management culture.

He is a team player dedicated to the art of building high-end software applications, keeping them lightweight, agile and open source.

Sergey Shishkin is software professional with extensive experience across the full software delivery lifecycle. He currently works as engineering manager, advancing agile delivery practices at his workplace.

X Topic Abstract

Test automation today is synonymous with Selenium or Appium or other UI testing tools. Focusing primarily on end to end tests can lead to a large number of tests and a maintainability nightmare which can result in a lot effort without delivering the expected results. I would like to share my experience with building large automation suites and an approach of distributing tests across layers that increases success to test automation and testing in general in a team.

Format: 45 minutes Presentation with real life examples

Speaker Profile

RijuKansal works at ThoughtWorks as Senior QA Consultant and is responsible for defining & executing test approach for various fast paced software delivery projects. He often wears a QA hat in a team and keeps a wholistic eye on the project delivery, disrupts when it helps.

X Topic Abstract

What is testing? Is it finding defects or building a product? In the era of Agility and DevOps, the change if mindset is imperative. Testing actually started driving the development.

Many software development process like Test Driven Develoepment (TDD) and Behaviour Driven Developement (BDD) came into practice. How does QA person contribute towards building a defect free product? How does a QA person secure the application? The QA practice we follow today may be obsolete very soon. Forward thinking is essential in the areas on QA to match the speed at which the world is evolving.

Speaker Profile

Rajesh Kumar is an Agile practitioner, Full stack developer and an experienced technology consultant who has extensive knowledge in implementing software development projects. Talented & technically-astute, with expertise in designing solutions, code reviews for best optimization of code. Experienced in Agile Engineering practices and DevOps implementation. He has academic degree in Engineering, Business Administration and Psychology. He is a strong promoter of happiness at work. He is interested in Agile leadership & scaling up scrum to cater the needs of large organizations. He is a geek and strongly believes in best engineering practices for software development. He strives to create a happy work place where the people can enjoy doing their job.

X Topic Abstract

Validate the existence of testing teams while the world is moving agile way forward ! Review the journey of the testers and teams thus far and reflect the status quo. Break the conscious bias we have created against testers specifically in the software development world. Define the shape of team members that fits in the agile software development teams, the tools, tricks and practices that can be provided to them to take testing as a serious spot.

Understand some of the latest trends in the industry such as smart contracts, Testing as a Service (TaaS) and many more to start thinking about creating them in our own ecosystems.

Speaker Profile

YashaDabas is currently working as Agile Coach for Cloud & DevOps Group of Standard Chartered Bank. As the extension of this role, she is also instrumental in evangelising agile practices for the wider community in the bank by running monthly community meet ups & co-creating an internal agile training faculty.

Prior to this, working with JPMorgan Chase, Yasha has played various roles in agile setup such as Feature Team Member and Product Owner. Yasha is a Mechanical Engineer who still fancy working in Robotics-Automobiles sector one day, she started her professional career as a Quants Developer for a Mutual Fund Giant.

Before introduced to Agile, Yasha has spent a lot of time as Test Manager, Business Analyst & also as a Test consultant in the industry. Outside of the professional world, Yasha is a visual artist mostly interested in Mythological Murals and Nature Art. Yasha also runs her poetry, food & travel blog online.

Adrian Richter is Development Lead at Standard Chartered Bank. With over 20 years of software development experience, he has worked at a number of different levels in many different organisations, industries and domains, including Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Retail and Financial Institutions. He has been working in Agile environments since 2004 and has seen Agile work well and fail badly. Adrian is currently developing the Testing as a Service Platform at Standard Chartered Bank.

X Topic Abstract

Test Driven Development (TDD) is a key practice to get into testing automation. Speed and quality for a cheaper price, who would pass on that? Some companies rush into the practice, but false assumptions on TDD lead them into to many traps:

- thinking it's a matter of tools and not skill to be learnt
- expecting systematic practice within a month, with 100% coverage
- managing it as a pet project blind to productivity concerns
- delegating the learning to a team apart from project developers

We believe it is crucial to dispel these assumptions as early as possible if you want to succeed your learning of TDD. We also believe that some hard truth are only discovered when experienced first hand.

The ambition of this workshop is to get you to try TDD by practice, then understand the real struggles, and spot the false assumptions, all this within an hour instead of months.

In a poetic way: seeing through the mirror of TDD.

This workshop requires only minimum coding skills, and eventually a couple of non coders are absolutely welcome. Knowing the dos and dont's of TDD is useful knowledge for everyone involved in testing.

One warning though: again, as we believe some truth can be understood only when trying it yourself, prepare to get your hands dirty.

Speaker Profile

Guillaume (or Giom, as he is called in singlish) is a tinkerer and a jack of all trades.

An early love for software coding got him his first job. But too many questions like “why?” and “how?” instroduced him to organisational topics, mixed with leadership lessons he gathered from non profit organisation involvement. Soon his main job became Agile coach, coaching software teams and organisations to enjoy Agile.

His last challenge took shape two years ago when he decided to move to South Asia and see how Agile works there. He then embraced his singlish name, Giom.

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Our Speakers

Guillaume Duquesnay

Agile Coach and Facilitator


Savita Pahuja

Agile Coach

Palo IT


Senior QA Consultant


Marcelo Cosas

Agile Software Delivery Professional


Sergey Shishkin

Technology Enthusiast



Agile Transformation Agent


Rajesh Kumar Dharmalingam

Senior Consultant


Our Pricing

Group of 3 or more

SGD 408

Till November 16
Early Bird

SGD 544

Till October 16

SGD 680

Till November 16

Our Testimonial


Who can attend 121 Testing Summit in Singapore?

121 Testing Summit 2017 in Singapore 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 Singapore?

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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