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We recently wrapped up 2018 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 2019?

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.

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Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit, Seattle

X Topic Abstract

Companies that want to move from a more traditional development environment to an Agile framework tend to hit a roadblock when it comes to Agile Testing. Most common issues are: identifying the right practices to deploy, finding testers with the right skills, and selecting the tools that will facilitate Agile Testing. This session will cover how organizations can overcome some of these common obstacles so that teams can continue their path to agility.

Speaker Profile

Anna Ceberio-Verghese is Director of Enterprise Agile at NCR. She leads an Agile Center of Excellence that is responsible for deploying SAFe and other Agile practices such as Scrum, Kanban, BDD, etc. for a 3000+ global software engineering organization. Her team is also responsible for selecting, integrating, deploying, and maintaining engineering tools for the entire software development lifecycle that includes automated testing and CI/CD. Prior to NCR, Anna held a similar position at Motorola Mobility where she and her team deployed Agile best practices and frameworks in a fast-paced product development environment of 5000+ software engineers developing Android based mobile phones. She holds a Master’s degree in Software Engineering and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB), SAFe SPC, CSM, and CSPO.

X Topic Abstract

- Differences between Waterfall and Agile methodologies
- Real-life situations that make it difficult to transition to purist Agile.
- Steps for Agile transformation - vision, education, assessment of current state, pilot, retrospective.
- Agile transformation backlog
- Lessons learned about transformation.

Speaker Profile

Sumanta comes with over 18 years of experience in senior Leadership and management in large global organization based in US and UK. He is currently working at Amazon, Seattle as a Senior Technical Program Manager in the Transportation Technology division.
As an ardent evangelist, he has been passionately working to build capability and nurture organization-wide adoption of Agile and devops practices by setting up the center-of-excellence for Agile and Scrum practices. He has over 10 years of experience in conducting interactive training, coaching and mentoring sessions on Project Management, PMP® certification, PMI-ACP® certification.
Last, but not the least, Sumanta is also the Author of the book “Ace the PMI-ACP exam – a quick reference guide for the busy professional”, published by Apress, New York, 2017 which is a handbook for professionals who wish to prepare for and clear the Agile Certified Professional (ACP) exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI) as well as Agile enthusiasts who would like to gain exposure to various flavours of Agile methodologies, and its variety basket of tools and techniques.

X Topic Abstract

There has been a several success stories from out development team with Agile methodologies. I was introduced QA team almost a year back and after few weeks of discussion we started using Agile in our project.

I would like to talk about the use case of our team where we automated testing of SPLUNK reports verification.

Our goal is to verify tool provided to operations team. Some of the tools are Splunk based reports. With real world subscribers and read user data the data grows very quickly and the edge cases were limitless. So we had to go for automation and the discussion would be how agile helped us grow to a solution which was less error prone, fast and quick.

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"Testers never get invited to business strategy discussions." "Tester, just go automate some more test case for me." Testing can get tedious but when you shift to a telemetry based approach a whole new world opens up. Most products have some client and probably some service side telemetry but very few people really explore that data to understand just how useful it can be for product quality and business intelligence.

For the past 5 years Ken Johnston and his team of data scientists have spelunked through Microsoft’s vast exabytes of data looking for gold and finding it. At first they were asked to measure quality, improve bug routing, and understand customer feedback but along the way they discovered that product data is the key to business success. Today they support for regression predictions, failure detection, intelligent rollout and more recently Business Intelligence and Market Intelligence. In this presentation Johnston will introduce the framework his team uses for Data Spelunking (a.k.a. Data Exploration). Attendees will learn how proper instrumentation for quality can reduce their dependence on BUFT (Big Up Front Testing) and even TIP (Testing in Production). Proper use of data allows a team to ship faster with higher quality of experience and lower cost and transform the role of test from bug finder to insight generator.

Speaker Profile

Ken Johnston is a frequent keynote presenter, trainer, blogger, and author. Currently he is the Principal Data Science Manager for the Microsoft 360 Business Intelligence Group (M360 BIG). Since joining Microsoft in 1998 Johnston has shipped many products to include Commerce Server, Office 365, Bing Local and Segments, and Windows. For two and a half years (2004-2006) he served as the Microsoft Director of Test Excellence. He earned his MBA from the University of Washington and is a co-author of "How we Test Software at Microsoft" and contributing author to "Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation." For more information contact him through twitter @rkjohnston or read his blogs on Data Science management on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rkjohnston/).

X Topic Abstract

Automated testing is a critical component of delivering high quality software quickly and reliably. Oh, but where to begin? What are some of the tips & tricks that will make it a success for your project and what are the traps to avoid? Having a great automated test strategy can really help your team move faster and with greater confidence, but it is not a simple, cheap or easy thing to do well.

Speaker Profile

Having worked at Microsoft for more than 20 years in various roles including SDET, Test Manager and others I have gained a great deal of experience with automated testing on large scale web sites, operating systems, apps, and AAA games. I am currently working as a Sr. Producer on a popular multi-platform game known as Minecraft – and I love what I do.

As part of a DevOps group we are all about automating everything and enabling the development teams to turn on various forms of reliable automated tests. This project is super interesting to me because of the multi-platform aspect, our unique approach to multi-platform automated testing and how it all fits together in our automated CI/CD pipeline as we work to become more agile. Mojang is an international studio operating within Microsoft that uses Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS), AppCenter, GitHub, Azure, Splunk and various internal tools to build our games, deploy to devices, drive automated testing as well as process results. Feel free to look me up & connect or ask questions - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougboyce/

X Topic Abstract

You can tell when BDD has impacted your team, because they act and communicate differently. What if instead of focusing on BDD tools, you focused on the conversations? This session will demonstrate the use of BDD with only "3M Products", and how starting with using BDD for communication can help identify where (or if) BDD will help you when you bring technology into the mix.

Speaker Profile

Kevin Klinemeier has 20 years of software development experience as developer, team lead, software architect, and agile technical consultant. As a consultant, he has used this approach with teams as small as three to as large as twenty and with industries including telecommunications, global logistics, healthcare, and finance.

X Topic Abstract

With the many advancements in Machine Learning and Data Analytics, we’ve been able to leverage the power of computing to entire new levels. With the help of training and feedback systems, computers now achieve decision making outcomes, similar to humans. Machine Learning is applicable in several fields, one such useful application is in the field of cognitive Analysis and Testing. For nearly five decades, both natural language and Artificial Intelligence studies have existed. Now, these combined studies, along with predictive analytics; have become the building blocks of cognitive analytics.
Cognitive analytics systems are being utilized for computing with the goal of creating accurate models on how the human brain senses, reasons, and responds to stimuli. Cognitive testing is a new class of testing and, as the name suggests, it leverages: machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and other cognitive computing techniques. Cognitive testing uses heuristics to predict defects, to measure system performance, and to optimize the test coverage based on assessed risks. Cognitive testing can be integrated into existing Agile or DevOps software lifecycle, to achieve higher precision and effectiveness.

Speaker Profile

Accomplished Software Test Architect/Solution Architect having over 15+ years extensive experience in overseas Project Testing experience across countries like USA and UK in B2B, Research in Oil and Gas & Steam Turbines operating segments, Life Sciences, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Reconciliation, consulting experience and analysis with extensive experience in the full life cycle of the software design process including requirements gathering and analysis with focus on Project Management, Testing and Maintenance.

X Topic Abstract

The "Mobile Testing Farms" (STF) service consists on make easy the execution of manual and automated tests on mobile equipment remotely from a desktop or laptop. We can test smartphones beyond physical reach. We only sit and open our browser, then just access the Smartphone Test Farm.

In this session, will be showed how to use a Smartphone Test Farm (STF) and a Demo will be added using python automated scripts.

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Using Play and Game Mechanics to increase engagement and adoption of optional test activity

Shifts in global, societal, technological, economic, and socio-political trends will shape the future of work as a whole. Specifically, in the world of software development, the move to cloud-based services and mobile technology have completely changed the “game” for software development processes, testing, deployment, security, privacy, and deployment. Many of the quality-related techniques that were useful and mandatory in the waterfall era are not required or even possible today. Yes, there are many that remain nice-to-haves – and while optional, are still difficult to inspire engineers to invest their time in. Game mechanics are a great way to engage an motivate. The glory and shame of the leaderboard are good examples, when used appropriately. Microsoft and other tech companies have used game mechanics for several years. This talk will focus on the success – and failure – of the use of games and “serious play” in the workplace, with examples from across industry.

Speaker Profile

Ross Smith, Director, Skype for Good

Ross is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and blogger. Author of The Practical Guide to Defect Prevention and holds seven U.S. patents. He is a board member of the Spreeha Foundation.

He has worked at Microsoft for 27 years and is a Principal Group Engineering Manager in Skype. He is a member of the Leadership Council for the Anita Borg Institute, co-chair for Grace Hopper Organizational Transformation track. He is a leader of ABI Local in Seattle, and part of the gender partner LT and ”male ally” panel discussions at the IEEE Women in Technology and National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Summit and TechCrunch. Work with iUrbanTeen and Native Americans at Microsoft

Developed 42projects to promote cultural change, develop organizational trust and improve the lives of the managed. To help develop the next generation’s interest in STEAM, he works with the Skype in the Classroom program and events like iUrbanTeen day at Microsoft . He has been invited to the White House four times, including a discussion on women in STEM and My Brother’s Keeper. Keynote speaker for the ARTBA’s Transovation 2014-2017. The work of his teams have been mentioned in Forbes, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, PSFK, the American Journal of Play, Harvard Business Review, and the London School of Business. He has spoken at SXSW, MIT Solve, Grace Hopper, Serious Play, Games for Change, and several other large conferences.

His academic research papers are published on ResearchGate. He is also a blogger for SHRM and has worked on Skype Translator. He is an avid reader and loves to travel.

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Our Speakers

Anna Ceberio-Verghese

Director of Enterprise Agile

NCR Corporation

Ken Johnston

Principal Data Science and Data Engineering Manager


Sumanta Boral

Senior Technical Program Manager


Doug Boyce

Scrum Master & Agile Coach

T-Mobile | CSM, CPO & SA

Kevin Klinemeier


Shipshape Software

Malini K RamachandraMurthy

Senior Consultant Automation SDET

Infogain Corporation

Ross Smith



Juan de Dios Delgado Bernal

Automation Testing Project Leader & QA Consultant


Kamal Mudgal

Automation Test Engineer

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

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit 2019 in Seattle 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 Seattle?

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 2019 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.