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27 - 28 June, 2019, Bangalore

World Test Engineering Summit

Venue : Sterlings Mac Hotel
27 - 28 June, 2019, Bangalore

World Test Engineering Summit

Venue : Sterlings Mac Hotel
27 - 28 June, 2019, Bangalore

World Test Engineering Summit

Venue : Sterlings Mac Hotel
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Briefly Know About This Event

The event will deliver in-depth content targeted at architects, developers, testers, integrators and managers by offering lectures and technical session to expand your knowledge and expertise on the latest technologies, trends, tips and techniques. It is a great opportunity to present, learn, and challenge modern testing technologies and strategies.

Conference Days
Day 1 : Next Gen Test Engineering Leadership & Strategy
Day 2 : Next Gen Test Automation & Technology







  • 40+

    Global Speakers

  • 200

    Tickets

  • Test Engineering Olympiad

  • 02

    Workshops

Our Brilliant Speakers

speakers

Martijn Nas

Agile Coach / Trainer
MartijnNas.com
speakers

Naresh Choudhary

Vice President
Infosys
speakers

Surojeet Sengupta

Director
GE Digital
speakers

Venkata Goday

Director - Head Performance Testing & Engineering
Capgemini
speakers

Karthik Iyer

senior performance architect
Capgemini
speakers

Dalbir S Dahiya

EVP
AShield Technology
speakers

Pavan Kumar A G

Member of Technical Staff - 4
Nutanix
speakers

VivekParihar

Head of Engineering
Rizort Inc
speakers

Kiran Kumar Malla

Group Manager
Oracle India
speakers

Shivaji Raju

Expert Architect
Allstate Solutions Private Limited
speakers

Manoj Chiruvella

Principal QA Analyst
Oracle
speakers

Saurabh Mitra

Senior Director Test Engineering
speakers

Mostafa Awadh

Operation deputy director
efinance Giza, Egypt
speakers

Shilpi Jain

Vice President,QA Centre of Excellence & Sustaining Engineering
Yodlee
speakers

Sanjay Kumar

ChroPath Creator. Product Evangelist
AutonomIQ
speakers

Sangam Thakur

Senior QA Automation Engineer
1RIVET
speakers

Gaurav Patel

QA Automation Lead
1RIVET
speakers

Dr Renu Rajani

Non-Exec Board Member, Toyota Financial, Former VP
Infosys
speakers

Sathyan Sethumadhavan

Technical Product/Program/Engineering leader - AI and IOT
Thoughtworks

Day 1: Next Gen Test Engineering Leadership & Strategy (27th June, 2019)

X Topic Abstract

Subheadline: The question that you ask, determines the answer you get!

Main statement: Better questions means better answers!
Key learning 1: If you ask better questions you will get better answers! But to ask better answers you need to understand people's behaviors styles and needs.
Key learning 2: How to make a dysfunctional retro to an effective one by getting members more involved!
Key learning 3: Cultivating better interactions with team members, to create a better team spirit.
Key learning 4: Breaking down communication barriers between team members by understanding their behavior styles of DISC.
Key learning 5: How to communicate more effective with other people like: Developers, Scrum-masters, Testers, Product owners and all levels of management.

Dedicated audience: People interested in improving their team dynamics. So all Scrum team members and stake holders.

Abstract :
Picture this: You join an agile team in the middle of their sprint and you discover that although they say they’re “an Agile team” as a team but they certainly are not. The team doesn’t realize they’re struggling, after all, they are following the agile process; they are holding their daily standups and performing in time retrospectives and so on and so on. But in reality, though, they are basically following just rules but don't understand each other. They are not a team but just a group of people.
Then it doesn't matter what role you have in the team. You goanna have to start asking great questions. Questions that matter and are tailored to the other person. If you understand specific behaviour, like the styles in DISC you to get the team back on track in no time! You need to ask effective questions and don’t be a as’k’hole to others!
This talk brings you into the middle of human behaviour! And will give you some insight in an psychological tool (DISC) to identify and to improve behaviour.
In the talk you'll experience and you will recognize specific patterns that belong to specific behavioral traits. You will get tips and tricks in; How to persuade people to become more engaged team members.
Learn how some questions can help the one and others will get stuck with that same question. But if you come to this talk, you must be willing to move from your seat as this talk will be super active for speaker and participant!

Speaker profile

From professional ice skater with 'Holiday on Ice' to guest speaker, trainer and coach; to describe Martijn Nas’s experience as wide is something of an understatement.
However, the common thread binding his career is the combined muscle of effort and determination. He has gently enhanced his career with a fair dose of PEP: Passion, Energy and Persistence. All this has delivered Martijn to where he is now and underpins what he provides for his clients.
By understanding what makes people tick, Martijn knows how to touch someone. He enthuses and motivates by using, albeit in a light manner, many anecdotal examples culled from the daily practice in his long career. Absolute key to this process is thinking in terms of opportunities. Considering the possible always ensures an active solution is sought, ensures that things will get moving again.
His working method is characterized by astonishing energy, interaction and the continuous activation of the discussion partner. Thinking outside the box has become his maxim.
Martijn has trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), both in the Netherlands and abroad. He has studied among other places at the University of California, NLP's birth place. The combination of NLP, MI in an Agile work field, makes Martijn much in demand as trainer, coach and speaker, nationally and internationally.

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We are adopting Agile & DevOps to shorten the delivery cycles. In this context, continuous testing definitely has an edge over traditional testing approaches. Continuous testing brings the process of executing series of automated tests, as part of the software delivery pipeline, to obtain instant feedback on the quality of the solution to iron out business risks with a software release candidate.
Infosys Continuous Testing Platform (ICTP) follows a de-skilled approach by orchestrating the best in-class test automation tools across software testing life cycle and bringing a level of visibility to the stakeholders involved.

Benefits of the Platform:
• Provides early and continuous feedback
• Helps in identification of opportunities for defect prevention
• Reduces risk and technical debt
• Improves quality of delivery
• Enhances release cadence

X Topic Abstract

Enterprises are adopting the responsive web design approach to provide seamless experience and functionality to multiple devices and form factors. Automating such apps is challenging as application renders and behaves differently in various devices. Automation framework can easily get cluttered and unmanageable if not designed properly. Using advanced object identification techniques, abstractions, handling view ports, well designed framework, the challenges can be addressed.

Speaker profile

I am Kiran Malla currently working with Oracle India, Hyderabad as Group Manager, Automation Engineering. I am a passionate about building frameworks and utilities which help to reduce repeated and manual work and which can enable building high quality products. I have developed and delivered various automation solutions for Desktop, Mobile, and Enterprise SaaS applications. Also built various tools for code coverage, performance monitoring, impact analysis and target scoping.

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the new holy grail of Office Productivity and Business profitability. However, very few understand the nuances of this approach and approach RPA tactically. RPA is not a paradigm shift, it’s just a new way to approach problem solving. RPA does not replace any systems, where traditional automation by Enterprise Applications ends, RPA steps it. While the most common benefit of RPA is in reducing headcounts by automation, a large part of the benefits come from increased compliance, better visibility of the business process and reducing human fatigue.
RPA is a rapid IT project, driven by non - IT staff and faces higher risks, because it demands prerequisites and some key best practices to be followed. Most of these best practices are new to many stakeholders in a organization and it will require time before an organization can gain competency and proficiency in these areas.

Common mistakes we see in RPA initiatives are:
1. It’s all about Robots- Belief that the Robots can do anything which much effort
2. I can do it all alone- Belief that any individual team or business line can invest in RPA and be successful and sustain it
3. If I can climb a hill, I can climb Everest- Belief that RPA can be scaled up without much issues
4. Let a thousand Flowers bloom- Different parts of the organization exploring their own RPA journey
5. People can wait- Not keeping people as a central theme in RPA conversations.

Critical Success Factors in RPA Journey.
1. Understand what is broken and needs fix. Study the business processes, identify what can be fixed. Break a problem into parts and follow up with a solution.
2. Business (source of problem) and IT (solution providers) must work together with joint responsibilities.
3. Tool Selection, Architecture design, ground level execution and Maintenance approach is critical for RPA to scale up, be sustainable and spawn low technical debt.
4. A business problem is always address for a group of people, customers, employees, partners etc. People should be at the center of the conversation and part of the story telling, shared experiences and shared outcomes.
5. Any enterprise is about positive outcomes, and so is RPA. There should be a clear business case and an ability to be flexible and do course correction if needed. Small wins should be celebrated to bring confidence in stakeholders and build public opinion towards RPA. Success should be measurable and related back to business performance metrics.

Speaker profile

Surojeet Sengupta has Twenty Two years of experience in the Software Industry across the entire software development life cycle in industry verticals like Manufacturing, Finance and Tax, Supply Chain, Healthcare, Utilities and Compliance and Audit
He has experience of building greenfield teams from ground up and leading large Technology Operations. Surojeet has worked in PreSales, Sales , Mergers and Acquisitions and Business strategy which gives him a well rounded view of the Macro and Mirco level dynamics of how business are run. When he is not working, he spends time managing Cultural events, reading business history, collecting Ganesha Idol and following Indian Cricket .

X Topic Abstract

The usage of AI and ML is on the rise with industrialized benefits and predictive capabilities making computing more smarter and easier to use. In this session we want to deep dive into using ML for doing performance analysis, explore APM tool capabilities in this area, future trends and upcoming features in performance management.

Speaker profile

Venkata Goday heads the Performance Testing & Engineering CoE for Capgemini global; he has been leading this practice from the last 10 years and is well known for his thought leadership in performance engineering space. He has rich experience in setting up Performance CoE’s for customers and has partnered with several clients for strategic consulting and transformation initiatives. He architected and developed many assets in Non-Functional testing space.

Karthik Iyer is senior performance architect and lead for Capgemini, He has 12 plus years of experience in performance testing and engineering. He has managed large performance engagements and has incredible experience using multiple performance, APM, network, profiling tools. He is frontrunner in coming up with specialized performance approaches for large and critical engagements with varied technology stacks.

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Banks & NBNC are coming up fast with technology. AI, ML & DL provides an extensive gamut of services which can be utilized by Banks & NBNC to compete with FinTechs. In this talk, we would discuss in-depth details of AI/ML/DL, development & testing of applications in Banking domain & related challenges.

Speaker profile

Dalbir S Dahiya is a technology thought leader with extensive experience in Digital product developments using Artificial Intelligence, ML, Deep Learning, Cloud, Big Data analytics in Banking & Telcom domain. He worked as a technocrat in multiple capacities with Microsoft-Nokia, Google-Motorola, Capco, Reliance, Huawei etc. He is consulting Fintechs & mentoring technology incubation startups.

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Gone are the days where only QA used to run tests, today everyone including dev, management wants to hands on to check quality of the product. And with this no one wants to setup framework, environment and other parts of testing, that is where dockerising the whole testing process is a great fit . Try my work "docker pull pavankumarag/pytest-framework-internal:v1.0" where I have dockerised test framework, selenium and other stuffs . We will also walk through with demo and hands on. You are just one command away from testing your product – "docker run -tid –name testing pavankumarag/pytest-framework-internal:v1.0"

X Topic Abstract

Unlike server-side programming, mobile code cannot be retracted once shipped and can only be updated once a user opts in to an app upgrade. For Mobile Engineering, this presents unique challenges when it comes to releasing new features incrementally, fixing bugs, and mitigating outages at scale across mobile applications.

When submitting an app to the playstore and seeing a crash rising on your crash report : If only I could deactivate this feature so I could correct the crash without impacting the users. There is a solution for this, and it’s called feature toggle.

X Topic Abstract

1. Automation Dashboard:
In the world of sprint it is more important to have the automation framework handy to test any web application with minimum efforts.Achieving “Live” Trace-ability of Regression Tests to Functional Requirements, Change Requests and Issues without “Programming”. One dashboard to view test execution result of multiple applications.

Script-less Behavior Driven Development:
1 Automation dashboard has the functionalities of script-less automation which test the applications using the custom framework build with the help of Cucumber extending Testing

Scheduler:
1 Automation Dashboard is also equipped with the functionality of scheduling the script for regular interval of time

Selenium Trending :
We have developed the mechanism wrapped over selenium with cucumber test generated cucumber.xml in order bring up the historical trends for user.

Advance Reporting:
For every automation test script execution the reports are shown in 1Automation Dashboard itself making it more easier for the user to validate with the relevant feature of the application. Report are grouped date wise for easy access.

Category:
Execution of test scenarios based on its category for e.g. Smoke or Regression

Test Environment:
Ability to change test environment like application URL, browser, etc from the portal

Test Data:
Update test data before test execution from the portal

Test Log:
Real time test execution logs displayed to end user

Using Automation in Security testing:
Automating the security testing process using our custom framework.In this talk we would be showing how you can use your existing test cases and automatically perform security testing on your web application.

Test Case Management:
Manage test cases which can not be automated using module wise test case management feature. Get detailed matrices of manual test case case execution on the dashboard.

Speaker profile

Gaurav Patel:
Gaurav is an expert in automation testing and has 7+ years of proven result record.
QA Automation Lead with full system development lifecycle experience, including designing, developing and implementing test plans, test cases and test processes.Backed by strong credentials including a bachelor of engineer degree, ISTQB Agile and Foundation certification, Diploma in Software Testing certification, advanced command of various automation testing technique, agile methodologies and monitoring tools.

Sangam Thakur:
Sangam has 4+ years of experience in automation testing.He is also certified in ISTQB Certified Test Automation Engineer.He has successfully delivered projects with the implementation of automation testing in various projects. Sangam is a huge fan of automation, but the tester supporting type not the mythical tester replacement type.He has worked on various tools and technologies for making software testing faster and better.

schedule 08:15AM - 08:45AM Semi-Final Time of Test Engineering Olympiad
schedule 08:45AM - 09:00AM Registration
schedule 09:00AM - 09:15AM Conference Overview
Archana Akhaury, CTO and Founder, 1.21GWS
speaker 09:15AM - 10:45AM "Don't be an As'k'hole" - Click Here for More Info
Martijn Nas, Agile Coach / Trainer at MartijnNas.com, Netherlands
schedule 10:45AM - 11:15AM Tea Break
speaker 11:15AM - 11:45AM Developers & Testers: a love-hate story

speaker 11:45AM - 12:15PM Continuous Testing for modern apps – Platform based approach leveraging the Infosys Continuous Testing Platform - Click Here for More Info
Naresh Choudhary, Vice President, Infosys
schedule 12:15PM - 01:00PM Lunch Break
speaker 01:00PM - 02:00PM Panel Discussion
speaker 02:00PM - 02:30PM Techniques for Automating Responsive Apps - Click Here for More Info
Kiran Kumar Malla, Group Manager, Oracle India
speaker 02:30PM - 03:00PM 5 Mistakes to avoid in the RPA Journey - Click Here for More Info
Surojeet Sengupta, Director, GE Digital
speaker speaker 03:00PM - 03:30PM Use of ML in Performance Analysis - Click Here for More Info
Venkata Goday, Director - Head Performance Testing & Engineering, Capgemini
Co-presenter: Karthik Iyer, senior performance architect, Capgemini

speaker 03:30PM - 04:00PM AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning applications in Banking Domain - Click Here for More Info
Dalbir S Dahiya, EVP, AShield Technology
schedule 04:00PM - 04:30PM Tea Break
speaker 04:30PM - 05:00PM Dockerising entire test environment, framework and setup - Click Here for More Info
Pavan Kumar A G, Member of Technical Staff - 4, Nutanix
speaker 05:00PM - 05:30PM Feature flags as Kill Switch for Apps. Insurance against publishing apps in the black hole of Play/App Store - Click Here for More Info
VivekParihar, Head of Engineering, Rizort Inc
speaker speaker 05:30PM - 06:00PM Collaborative Platform for QA, DEV and BA using BDD automation framework - Click Here for More Info
Gaurav Patel, QA Automation Lead, 1RIVET
Sangam Thakur, Senior QA Automation Engineer, 1RIVET
speaker 06:00PM - 06:30PM Finals time of Test Engineering Olympiad
speaker 06:30PM - 06:45PM Closing note

Day 2: Next Gen Test Automation & Technology (28th June, 2019)

X

Subheadline: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr Seuss
Main statement: Coaching is essential for agile success. It is now time and your responsibility to act! It is common knowledge that highly successful people ask beter questions and therefore they get better answers!.

Key learning 1: Power of asking better questions to get better answers
Key learning 2: Learn the five different stages of behavioral transformation.
Key learning 3: Experience three coach exercises that you immediately can apply in your team during the sprint.
Key learning 4: Active session in which you are challenged to tackle 'coaching' directly for in your team
Key learning 5: Get the tools to have a direct impact on your team spirit

Dedicated audience: Agile -leaders, -product owners, -scrum masters, -testers, -developers, -executives and managers

New presentation?: YES

Skill level: All levels

Topic Abstract

Who has not experienced it? A random group of people put together and from one moment to the other they must be a team. That is impossible! you say.
I do agree on that with you, but it is common practice in the world of Agile. And it is easy if no one cares and everyone is doing is own thing. You even get results at the end of each sprint.
And all is fine until you really want to work together.
All that is fine until you value the outcome of the group.
And it is fine until you want to create a team with these individuals.
At that exact moment you “care”. You care when you want to create value, you “care” when you go from "what ever" to "We care". Then the noncant attitude disappears. the time of acting behind and working without care is over.
But what to do about it?
Can you provoke, evoke or elicit ideas from your team members in change? In working as a team? Not only in a retrospective but during the hole sprint?
University research shows, that when people express their own ideas about what they should/could do differently in the future, the chance that they take steps into their change is exponentially higher then when they are just told. People simply prefer to be convinced by themselves rather than by others.
So don't let me convince you, but make up your own mind about your new role in creating your team! Come to the talk ‘Being Agile is easy, until you care!' Speaker profile

From professional ice skater with 'Holiday on Ice' to guest speaker, trainer and coach; to describe Martijn Nas’s experience as wide is something of an understatement.
However, the common thread binding his career is the combined muscle of effort and determination. He has gently enhanced his career with a fair dose of PEP: Passion, Energy and Persistence. All this has delivered Martijn to where he is now and underpins what he provides for his clients.
By understanding what makes people tick, Martijn knows how to touch someone. He enthuses and motivates by using, albeit in a light manner, many anecdotal examples culled from the daily practice in his long career. Absolute key to this process is thinking in terms of opportunities. Considering the possible always ensures an active solution is sought, ensures that things will get moving again.
His working method is characterized by astonishing energy, interaction and the continuous activation of the discussion partner. Thinking outside the box has become his maxim.
Martijn has trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), both in the Netherlands and abroad. He has studied among other places at the University of California, NLP's birth place. The combination of NLP, MI in an Agile work field, makes Martijn much in demand as trainer, coach and speaker, nationally and internationally.

X Topic Abstract

Testing discipline has advanced with each industrial revolution from formal validation to independent lifecycle testing to supporting agile/automation/ continuous delivery. While testing has advanced well to support the organizations in their journey of digital transformation and embracing industry 4.0, the real industrialization of testing is yet to be witnessed leveraging full potential of digital technologies. This talk would discuss use of AI/ ML/Robotics to make Testing, Performance, Security, Compliance, Data management, Environment management and virtualization process more intelligent and relevant usecases for application of digital technologies to testing.

X Topic Abstract

Every cross functional Agile Team has a set of specialists who pitch in at various time to ensure a backlog is ready to be customer shippable sprint by sprint. These could be development specialists, test specialists, documentation specialists, operations specialists, business analysts and other specializations. As in mathematics the ratio of each of these is critical to the success of any sprint as their skills lend expertise and learning to others. In this session we explore if the number of devlopment specialist to test specialist within a cross functional agile team has a golden ratio? In this experience report what will be covered is learnings from scenarios where there is no test specialist in the team to a ratio where number of test specialists are more than development specialists. What will be covered are examples of sample ratios and the good and the bad of these ratios to an actual scenario. The implications of getting this ratio are discussed not just from product development but from a financial, people and type of company (startup, enterprise, service, product). In the end the session should help product owners, scrum masters and scrum team members get a insight into this crucial element of any agile project

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Will talk about some best practices with regards to strategy, framework, tools and processes to be successful in Automation for Agile methodology

X Topic Abstract

In contemporary test automation world, we are running 1000's tests every day. Even though most of our test cases are reliable and stable, debugging failures will consume lot of time, if not handled appropriately. This is an effort to reduce the analysis of failures and come up with probable root cause for each and every failure.
In this talk, we will explore all the approaches we have taken to drastically reduce the time to debug the failures & let you concentrate more on adding new tests. We will also talk about the approaches which could not yield results for us initially & why. We will look into building a failures' dashboard, driven by pattern based classification of logs(both server & automation tool) with reporting.

Speaker profile

Manoj is a Principal QA Analyst at Oracle. He comes with close to 12 years of experience in Test Automation & QA processes and worked with Host Analytics & ADP prior to Oracle. He loves evaluating new automation tools (mostly open source), frameworks & utilities.

X Topic Abstract

Since the advent of the first commercial U.I automation tool, screenshot capture feature was enabled in automation execution reporting in order to facilitate quicker debugging and visual representation of errors encountered during execution. Now after close to two decades of U.I automation screenshots in automation testing are not just limited for debugging and/or reporting purposes.
In case of responsive web application automation as well as for customized enterprise packaged web applications automation the same web page when rendered in multiple viewports or when customized will have drastic visual differences/U.I/U.X and assertion using web element properties are cumbersome time consuming and in-comprehensive.
Modern automation frameworks are developed with screenshot based assertion and comparison to enable verification of expected behavior just based on screenshot of the entire web page or portions of the web page and not on individual web-elements. But is screenshot based automation self sufficient, is it reliable ? The other question is how do we mask ignorable differences from screenshots such as date/time etc which are bound to change during every run.
In this session you would get answers to all these questions along with a working demo of a screenshot based test automation framework with masking algorithm capable of masking ignorable differences. Here we are also going to cover how to leverage screenshot based automation to get maximum R.O.I , better test coverage and overall better product quality.

Speaker profile

P.M.P & Scrum Master certified QA Leader with 16 years of management and test architect experience at Oracle, EA, Yodlee, Amadeus as well as multiple startup organizations.
Diverse experience comprise of setting up Testing Center of Excellence, leading Test Engineering, Functional, Performance and Test Automation teams across, HRMS, Finance, Telecom, Gaming, Travel, Shipping & Logistics domain.
As test architect developed numerous testing tools, utilities, frameworks & hold solo U.S Patent 845866 B2 on Test Automation Framework.

Profile Summary
- Experience in building highly successful teams, innovating and transforming testing organizations with a goal of increased product quality and customer satisfaction.
- Expertise in leading large test organization, managing & delivering multimillion dollar testing projects.
- Hands on experience in all phases of test Program Management, presales & strategic Test Consulting.
- Adroit at analyzing information system needs, evaluating end-user requirements, custom designing solutions, troubleshooting applications and managing stakeholder expectations.
- Proactive contribution as test architect in all areas of test engineering ranging from test automation framework development, test tools development and performance testing.

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How to start now team transformation to automat testing, what challenges that the team may face, and how to make it faster, and easy.

Speaker profile

Mostafa has 20 years’ experience in payment solutions, testing, delivery, test automation and test coaching, building testing, implementation, and delivery teams. Speaker in agile testing days Germany 2015 -2018. His current position Operation deputy director at e-finance.

X Topic Abstract

With the advent of automation, the manual testers job significantly transformed. The testers started learning coding and that led to a scalable model by helping organizations improve coverage of automated tests. In this journey though the industry started facing a new set of issues viz cost of maintenance and cost of failures. In most cases it can be attributed it to product changes, intermittent behaviour of network and application, also termed as flakiness. With the advent of devops, the need for automation results to become more deterministic has significantly increased. The good news is that this can largely be handled. The solution starts with building resiliency into the design of the automation framework. There are basic techniques including abstraction of tests and externalisation of business rules. As you get mature in the journey of resiliency, you can induce automation intelligence by emulating a manual testers action. Eventually one could possibly incorporate machine learning and establish a model that allows one to build AI into the framework. The industry transformation that is needed to achieve this is revisiting the skill pyramid of automation teams/testers and a culture change where automation is treated as a product/software.

X Topic Abstract

Want to know why SDET calls it Lifesaver/LifeLine?
Still writing relative xpath manually?
Do you want to save 30-40% time of automation script writing?
Feeling frustrated while writing unique locators?
Looking for Firepath replacement?

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Exploratory testing is the pinnacle of the test pyramid for a reason. It is perahps the most important form of testing before the release of a system under test. However, it is also perhaps the type of testing that provides the least ROI for a team. Why? Because it is hard to define, track and execute in a team. My talk will walk through ways to tame Exploratory Testing through visual tools and methods - bringing back its value to the test cycle.

X Topic Abstract

Often a testing team consists of a mix of subject matter experts, some manual testers and testers with some automation experience. Writing tests in the language of the business allows all stake holders to participate and derive value out of the automation process. If you are a nervous beginner or an expert at test automation, you need to know and understand the layers of test automation and how to separate the code from the test. Let us discuss the best approaches and practices for creation of a robust automation framework with correct separation as well integration of these layers. We will also see a demo on how to implement this with a case study using Sahi Pro.

Speaker profile

Nishi Grover Garg – Product Evangelist and Trainings Head – Tyto Software
Industry Experience - Nishi is a Testing and Agile trainer with 11+ years of industry experience working in Agile environment and has hands-on experience in all stages of software testing life cycle from White box, Black box, Automation testing to Regression and Usability testing. She has trained hundreds of professionals and teams on agile, test automation and DevOps courses.
She is CP-AAT, CP-SAT, CP-DOF, CP-MAT (certified by ATA), Agile Scrum Master ASM (by EXin) and ISTQB certified (Foundation and Advanced Test Analyst & Test Manager)and likes to keep updating her skill periodically.
Speaker and Trainer - She has been a speaker at numerous testing events and conferences, been deeply appreciated for her sessions at renowned conferences by UNICOM and ATA in Singapore, Bangalore and Pune. She has also been awarded for chairing UNICOM’s NFT-Con Event in Dec 2016.
Freelance writer – Nishi is a writer on technical topics of interest in the industry and has numerous articles published at forums like www.stickyminds.com, https://blog.gurock.com/, https://www.practitest.com/qa-learningcenter/, www.agileconnection.com and her own blog www.testwithnishi.com ,where she writes about the latest topics in Agile and Testing domains.

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Building NLP Chatbots introduces a new set of challenges starting from conceptualizing an idea/feature to deployment. As part of this talk, I will be talking about change in technical landscape of building NLP chatbots and whats the new development practices. What are the new asks from the skills and processes perspective? What's in it for testing?

Speaker profile

I serve Thoughtworks as Technical Product/Engineering manager, building products on AI and IOT. As a highly data driven decision maker, I specialize in bringing in operational efficiency and optimization across different operational functions/domains, by building self-service product platforms using conversational interfaces, ,ML, NLP and IOT. Being a technology leader staying relevant to 4IR, I am part of the advisory team for building internal products using megatrends which creates the disruption in the way we work.
I also has extensive experience in Agile consulting and transformation, enabling enterprises to move towards Agile. With my strong technical expertise, I have created product engineering teams which balances innovation and product delivery. Overall in my 18+ years of experience, I was part of multiple distributed and global technical teams building solutions on variety of tech stacks, across US, UK, Latin America, China and APAC.
I write my thoughts @geekcubo. Have written articles in CIO magazine, Dataquest. LinkedIn Profile. Twitter

schedule 08:45AM - 09:00AM Registration
schedule 09:00AM - 09:15AM Conference Overview
Archana Akhaury, CTO and Founder, 1.21GWS
speaker 09:15AM - 09:45AM Being Agile and work as a team is easy, until you care! - Click Here for More Info
Martijn Nas, Agile Coach / Trainer at MartijnNas.com, Netherlands
speaker 09:45AM - 10:15AM The Digital Divide and Test Automation

speaker 10:15AM - 10:45AM Power of AI, ML and RPA in Test Automation - Key Use cases - Click Here for More Info
Dr Renu Rajani, Non-Exec Board Member, Toyota Financial, Former VP, Infosys
schedule 10:45AM - 11:15AM Tea Break
speaker 11:15AM - 11:45PM Is there a Golden Ratio - Number of Test Specialists per development Specialist in an Agile Team - Click Here for More Info
Debashis Banerjee, Vice President, SAP Ariba
speaker 11:45AM - 12:15PM Shift left automation in Agile - Click Here for More Info
Shivaji Raju, Expert Architect, Allstate Solutions Private Limited
speaker 12:15PM - 12:45PM Test Results Analysis with Continuous Intelligence - Click Here for More Info
Manoj Chiruvella, Principal QA Analyst, Oracle
schedule 12:45PM - 01:45PM Lunch Break
speaker 01:45PM - 02:15PM Screenshots in Automated Testing: When? How? and Why? - Click Here for More Info
Saurabh Mitra, Senior Director Test Engineering
speaker 02:15PM - 02:45PM Smooth Transformation test automation team - Click Here for More Info
Mostafa Awadh, Operation deputy director, efinance Giza, Egypt
speaker 02:45PM - 03:15PM The challenge of deterministic behaviour of automation in lesser cost - Click Here for More Info
Shilpi Jain, Vice President,QA Centre of Excellence & Sustaining Engineering, Yodlee
schedule 03:15PM - 03:45PM Tea Break
speaker 03:45PM - 04:15PM Life of an SDET - Click Here for More Info
Sanjay Kumar, ChroPath Creator. Product Evangelist, AutonomIQ
speaker 04:15PM - 04:45PM Tracking Exploratory Testing Visually - Click Here for More Info
Bharath Hemachandran, Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks
speaker 04:45PM - 05:15PM Layers in Test Automation – Best Practices for Separation and Integration - Click Here for More Info
Nishi Grover Garg, Product Evangelist and Trainings Head, Tyto Software
speaker 05:15PM - 05:45PM NLP chatbot development - What's in it. - Click Here for More Info
Sathyan Sethumadhavan, Technical Product/Program/Engineering leader - AI and IOT, Thoughtworks
speaker 05:45PM - 06:00PM Closing Note

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