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Overview of the event

We recently wrapped up 2019 as the year of digital quality. We talked about how digital transformation is going to bring even more drastic shifts in how we do software delivery. And how your organization needs to brace up to bring agile models to work in order to release higher quality software faster through automated testing.

A key trend that will sweep over to bring economies of scale, speed and intelligence will be automated testing followed by AI. We've seen a massive movement from manual to automation in the last couple of years, as manual could not handle this scale of change. Manual testing matrices are too big to approximate manually, take a long time, and are very complex to handle for applications like Uber, Snapchat, and Twitter that are scaling at the speed of light.

Manual testing might not be able to meet the demand of a plethora of web browsers, devices, operating systems, screen resolutions, and responsive designs. And to deliver quality at the speed of digital, there will be a need to bring in the right automated testing initiatives. But automation is vast and there are several nuances to it. Which nuances will be more pronounced in 2020?

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit will help you get industry best practices in Test Automation and the latest tools and techniques to achieve it.



Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
50 Tickets

Our Past Speakers


Anna Ceberio-Verghese

Director of Enterprise Agile

NCR Corporation


Ken Johnston

Principal Data Science and Data Engineering Manager

Microsoft


Sumanta Boral

Senior Technical Program Manager

Amazon


Doug Boyce

Scrum Master & Agile Coach

T-Mobile | CSM, CPO & SA


Kevin Klinemeier

Principal

Shipshape Software


Malini K RamachandraMurthy

Senior Consultant Automation SDET

Infogain Corporation


Ross Smith

Director

Skype


Juan de Dios Delgado Bernal

Automation Testing Project Leader & QA Consultant

Mobica



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Conference Schedule

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit, Johannesburg
X Topic Abstract

Is preparing for Agile a myth or reality ? How should be enable the test team so that they stay relevant to the testing industry and What should we focus as part of this journey.

Speaker Profile

A senior IT Professional differentiated by the unique combination of a comprehensive background in retail banking operations, extensive experience in Banking and Insurance Industry, Project Management, IT & Business Transformation and Agile Implementation expertise.

X Topic Abstract

10 ways that agile is like running a marathon (and what we can learn from that) - instead of sprinting (and gasping for breath after one iteration) we want to jog at an even pace so that we can run forever; plus 9 other factual, humorous and practical insights from a compulsive marathon runner.
Learning Outcomes:

* Practical examples of agile transformations

* Humorous insights into the alignment between marathon running and agile transformations

* A fresh and motivational look at agile transformations The presentation will take a fresh and humorous point-by-point (or should that be step-by-step) look at the how marathon running can help guide agile transformations.

The session will provide 10 insights drawing from the presenters practical experience from the road (whilst running over 200 marathons) and the field (whilst ruining over 200 projects - not really - let’s say practical learnings that will help others in their agile journeys). The presentation will use marathon running to explain why key agile concepts are important and how they apply to your agile transformation.

Speaker Profile

Stuart Mann is a reformed waterfall guy with a background in analysis on large software development systems who is now a passionate Lean Agile Coach. He is a father (two girls), husband (one wife) and a trainee feminist. In his spare time, Stuart is a compulsive marathon runner. He has run over 200 marathons and ultras. He writes a monthly column for South Africa’s largest running publication (Modern Athlete) and contributes athletics articles to Sport24.

X Topic Abstract

The world of financial services is complex, with complex products, methodologies and regulations. These are supported by just as complex processes, systems and technologies. Specifically looking at the context of Corporate and Investment Banking: the products offered generally tends to be non-vanilla, more bespoke and longer term (with very large economic value) for Banking (loan) purposes and also real-time for Trading (derivative) purposes to meet clients’ needs holistically.

There are large amounts of factors to consider when implementing new system and products (with costs being in the millions of rand and solutions lasting for many years). In the Banking space: efficient and effective agile testing and test automation strategies can be a useful risk management tool; not just to manage system, project and implementation risks; but also minimise business impact for new changes, process and systems that span across the vertical and horizontal corporate structures (including different business units) and the client value chain.

This presentation looks at the practical consideration and benefits for systems and technology implementations in the Banking space, when it comes to agile testing and test automation; which is based on his experience (and lessons learnt) in implementing business risk management solutions as a Product Owner & Change Manager across the African continent at a leading South African bank.

Speaker Profile

Rajiv has 11+ years of financial services experience working in different roles within Credit Risk; from PD, EAD, LGD, OTC derivatives statistical modelling for economic and regulatory purposes; and also working on special projects. Over the last 6 years, he has worked on tactical and strategic risk management systems across the African continent. He has also worked on the end-to-end life cycles in the following areas: product (system) development; project management (agile and waterfall); change, process, system management and implementation. A key project has been the Barclays/Absa systems decoupling for the pricing and risking engines (for Corporate & Investment Banking) for the over-the-counter derivative trading book. Rajiv is also a member of Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA) and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), the deputy-chair of the ASSA Systems and Technology Committee and also part of the IAA Banking Working Group.

X Topic Abstract

BDD first of all is not about Testing its about Quality. In this talk I explain this in detail, I describe the process of how we do BDD as a team, I then cover at high level the tooling that can be used for automation with BDD (linking it to DevOps)

Speaker Profile

I have over 15 years experience in testing mission-critical projects in a variety of environments, mostly in the domain of financial and banking systems. I am passionate about Software Testing and Quality Assurance (actually everything about the topic of Quality). Over the past few years, I have become an Agilest changing my career and equipping myself with new ways of working. Through this journey I have found that I have a further passion with coaching and mentoring teams, enabling them through Quality Agile Practises. Currently I am working at Nedbank as a QA Coach and Integration Specialist.

X Topic Abstract

In a typical project life cycle, you have your basic sequential phases: define, design, develop, detect, deploy. The principle of Shift Left is to take a task (traditionally done at a later stage) and perform that task at earlier stages. Take testing: traditionally testing is done just before deployment. But what if we got involved earlier in the process? Can we detect design or code issues, and solve them early on before they become major? Can we change our approach from detection to prevention?

Speaker Profile

Jaco has worked in the software industry for more than 16 years. He has developed C, C++ and C# applications, he has lead testing teams, he has automated testing, deployment, and monitoring. And now he applies his knowledge and insights as a senior DevOps Consultant, working alongside Agile, Change Management and Organizational Design Specialists. One of his recent projects involved a Agile/DevOps Organisational Transformation to adopt new Ways of Work, based on the SAFe framework.





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Our Speakers


Yamini Gajapathy

Head - Modern Application Services for Africa

Wipro


Stuart Mann

Lean Agile Coach

Standard Bank Group


Rajiv Kumar Singh

VP, Senior Manager/Product Owner & Change Manager

Absa Capital


Mark Sage

QA Integration Specialist/Test SME/QA and Agile Coach

Nedbank


Jaco Marais

Senior Consultant: DevOps

IQbusiness



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Our Pricing

Group of 3 or more(Early Bird)
ZAR 4000 Till April 15, 2020
Group of 3 or more(Standard)
ZAR 4500 Till May 15, 2020
Individual(Early Bird)

ZAR 6000 Till April 15, 2020
Individual (Standard)

ZAR 7200 Till May 15, 2020


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FAQs

Who can attend Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit in Johannesburg?

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit 2020 in Johannesburg is open to anyone who has an interest in Agile, Automation Testing, Automation Frameworks or any related field.

Why to attend Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit in Johannesburg?

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? Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit 2020 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?

No

Do I need to register for the event?

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