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Overview of the 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.

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7 Speakers
7 Topics
50 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Test Engineering Summit, Sydney
X Topic Abstract

Developers often have the unfortunate distinction of not thoroughly testing their code. It’s not that developers do not understand how to test well; it’s just that often they have not had an opportunity to understand how the product works. DJ Frank maintains that implementing a team-wide exploratory testing initiative can help build the collaboration and knowledge sharing needed to elevate all team members to the level of product master.
Exploratory testing can be performed by anyone, but the real challenge is making sure that the process is properly managed, documented, and optimized. DJ describes the techniques necessary to drive a deeper understanding of software quality and to implement an effective and impactful exploratory testing practice. Creating better software is not just about writing code more accurately and efficiently; it is about delivering value to the end user. Well-executed exploratory testing helps unlock this capability across the entire development team.

Learning outcomes
• Learn why exploratory testing is essential to your overall test strategy
• How to get the best out of your manual testing effort
• Examples of how to structure exploratory testing to increase uncertainty among executives

Speaker profile

David Colwell has been in the testing industry for nearly 10 years. He started out as a data entry grunt, where he rapidly got sick of the repetitive work, and discovered a test automation tool, Win Runner from a conversation with someone in the testing team. He then automated his daily job and was subsequently given notice. However, the test manager took him under his wing and taught him everything there is to know about testing and test automation. This experience prepared him to become Automation Mentor for One Patch. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed as a Technical test lead at DX Solutions, a second-time BRW Fast 100 company. Over the course of the next 5 years, David got promoted to Head of QA at DX Solutions, with a team of over 85 test engineers, leads and managers. After leaving DX Solutions, he got hired by Tricentis, a start-up based in Austria to lead the APAC technical division as Lead Solution Architect. And now, heads up the Innovation Lab as Director of Asia-Pacific.

X Topic Abstract

Multi-tier architecture, Restful APIs, Single Page Applications, cloud services, micro services architecture and other advancement in technology has made the testing activities more complex. Automation in an enterprise has become more challenging. On top of that, lack of good automation resources adds to the difficulty.
Smart test automation is the key to ensure good coverage in all the different areas of a complete enterprise architecture. Using the right tools, and focusing on the right areas to automate is important. The test frameworks should be robust and easy to maintainable in the ever-changing agile development.

• Learning Objectives
Learn how to achieve overall coverage of enterprise scale applications
How to achieve automation when lacking automation resources
Smart test coverage instead of exhaustive coverage
Advances Automation Tools

Speaker profile

Qaiser has been in the software development since 1998, and has experience in both software development and test automation. Qaiser has lead the Testing team at ABC in achieving automation and building and up-skilling his team in building good automation frameworks throughout the ABC Digital Network. He created multiple frameworks to automate the Restful APIs, websites, mobile applications over the past 12 years. He also has experience in development of Restful APIs, Single Page Applications, and command-line applications.

X Topic Abstract

In the world of software testing, the role of a test engineer is to guide the teams to build the product that meet the expectations and to ensure its built right. Embracing digital divide in building products has been a challenge at an organization level which trickles into test automation on different levels.

The topic "Digital divide and Test automation" shares some of practical applications of test automation, targeting two different divides. One, test tooling available to cater to product development across digital divide.Two, the contribution of organizational digital divide to test automation.

As test engineers we are accountable to bring user's perspectives in all areas which includes geographies and capabilities of users.In addition we also need to translate these learnings to test automation. The topic will discuss tooling available to automate across different divides like demographics, capabilities and special needs.

Organisational digital divide on the other hand attempts to give a glimpse into the impact of team structure and role of a test engineer on automation.Test automation involves multiple stakeholders including product managers, developers, managers and testers who influence the process and outcomes.

The decisions to start the journey into test automation can be daunting, but adopting this opportunity and including diversities in the process is the best way to release global products quickly and confidently.

Speaker Profile

Chethana Krishnakumar is a seasoned software testing professional working as Senior Software Development Engineer in Test at Atlassian, Sydney where she leads the test automation and tooling efforts for the platform team supporting Atlassian Editor for web and mobile, including Atlaskit UI components and backend microservices.

Chethana has worked with brands such as HP, Oracle, Yahoo!, Expedia and across geographies .She has contributed to test automation on different domains like B2B, internet, travel and big-data. Chethana is also an open source enthusiast and in her spare time she also provides consulting to software testing professionals to identify testing gaps in automation and help improve testing processes. When not at work, Chethana enjoys travels, going on hike and exploring nature with her spouse and kids.

X Topic Abstract

I will cover the best practices of deploying applications using Atlassian Suite of Products covering JIRA, Bitbucket and Bamboo

Speaker profile

Suneel is a Senior Quality Engineering Manager/Architect with experience working in broad areas including QA Program Delivery, Test Environment Management, Release management, Test Automation, Application Release Automation, Robotics Process Automation and DevOps.
Suneel has been part of Cognizant Quality Engineering & Assurance Practice and has worked for clients like Telstra, Suncorp, Macquarie Bank, iCare, MetLife Australia and Bankwest.

X Topic Abstract

In the ever-growing digital world, Technology has moved from huge Computers to small pocketed devices, local desktop to cloud platforms, structured to unstructured databases, tallying an enterprise's accounts to analysing global business data and the growth is never-ending. Software tools, technologies and processes are consistently changing to adapt to the modern digital world and so the QA is.
As part of this journey, it is important for us, QA engineers to know more about the new trends in tools & techniques in Quality Assurance industry and implement them in practice.
Come, let's walk through a few popular trends in the QA world like Sahi, Serenity, Redwood, Guage, Galen, Ranorex and more....

Speaker profile

Deepa, working as Senior Automation Engineer with Telstra Health, Sydney, has varied experience across QA and Test Automation area. She has 10+ years of work exposure to a number of projects with a variety of domains, tools & technologies and processes, most of her expertise being towards open source technologies.
She is specialised in understanding the project environment and provides suitable test automation solutions including tool selection, framework, process, planning, training and implementation. Her logical skills, passion for coding and testing, attitude towards challenges, team collaboration helps her adapting to a new environment quickly.
She strongly believes in one fundamental goal - "Deliver with best of Quality" and tries to achieve it by implementing "Think As..." formula.

X Topic Abstract

Manual test specification involves individually scripting test cases to make entire suites. This is inefficient. Every time the system under test (SUT) changes, each test case has to be searched if it needs updating. If so, it has to be updated or re-written individually which is time consuming. A lot of code is also produced and more maintenance is required. Furthermore, testers are needed who can code in the automation language used. Model Based Testing (MBT) mitigates these issues by abstracting a model of the SUT, and generating test cases automatically from it. There are various types of MBT tools (domain, environment, behavioural and abstract), each which follow different notations (or model definition languages). There is a common process for implementing MBT (Model Development, Test Case Generation, Test Case Execution, and Test Result Analysis). Classifications of components that must be implemented with MBT include subject, independence, characteristics, notation, test selection criteria, technology and online/offline implementation. The presentation details these MBT types, the MBT process and classification. Common issues encountered with MBT are discussed. Case studies of some major MBT Tools are provided and finally a demonstration of an MBT tool developed by the presenter is given.

Speaker Profile

QA Lead with 17 years' experience in Test Leadership and Test Automation Architecture, in AGILE environments. Most recent role as Enterprise Test Automation Practice Lead at FlexiGroup responsible for building, scaling out and maintaining automation framework of enterprise set of applications.

X Topic Abstract

Agile methodologies are being adopted for software development at a much wider scale than ever before and this has had a profound impact on software testing in general. Vinod will address the challenges of testing in agile environments including best practices and will base his presentation on some of the projects he worked on in Ireland and Australia. He will model his thoughts in the form of case studies, critically analyzing theoretical and practical constraints of working in such environments.

Speaker Profile

Vinod Geeachan is an experienced Software QA Consultant currently working with a leading global IT company in Sydney. Prior to Australia, he was working in Dublin as a consultant with leading multinational companies and has experience across myriad industries and domains including Telecoms, Insurance, Airlines, Investment Banking, Payments, Billing, Hospitality and Entertainment. Vinod was part of multi-million dollar greenfield projects, some of which went on to bag prestigious awards. He did his Masters in Information Systems from Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, one of the leading business schools in Europe. During his coursework, he won the prestigious University College Dublin scholarship to attend the MBA Summer Program at REIMS Management School in France. He is an ardent scholar and reveres the power of the intellect.

X Topic Abstract

Software Testing has experienced a very long journey from the initial days of traditional waterfall model to today's Agile era.
Agile mindset and various framework under agile umbrella has completely enhanced and transformed the testing processes and techniques.
Frequent regular releases, effective documentation, meaningful meetings, automation, continuous integration & finally Devops are the horizon evolved from agile are inseparable from any testing strategy in today's tech world.
Software Testing is gradually becoming a very vast engineering specialisation which is not just ensuring the code is working as expected.Rather without finalising testing strategy, the architecture design of any product is not even possible to start.
The main essence of this transformation is the high quality of the deliverable, flexibility to change with the customer need in this dynamic world, value of individual in stead of bureaucratic traditional project management system and so on.
All of these are the bouquet offered by thinking and doing agile to various aspects of software development & testing of modern world.
So, long live agile & miles to go for software testing.

Speaker profile

Seasoned Software Professional with AUS PR across IT consulting and software product development background, ISTQB & Digital technology certified, delivering high quality software for 12 years (5 years in Australia) as Test Lead / Agile Senior Test Analyst / Automation Test Analyst / Technical Business Analyst for public & private sector clients including Telstra Health, Sydney Water, Amdocs R&D division, Westpac, Energy Australia, Telstra, Workforce, Toshiba Medical Systems, Infosys, Capgemini / iGate / Patni in Australia and India.

X Topic Abstract

I will be sharing my experience of working for a test automation project for a big enterprise. The talk will touch upon how the project missed delivering client satisfaction and what were the leanings.

Speaker profile

Meetu has 18 years of professional IT experience. She is Masters in Applied Operations Research and has post graduate diploma in Business Management. She has various Agile certifications under her belt including CSP, SAFe and ICP ACC. She has good expertise in software test management and has testing certification from ISEB/British Computer Society. She has managed and delivered software development projects and testing services projects. Her experience includes various domains including BFSI, Insurance, E-Commerce, Food Technology and Education

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Our Speakers

David Colwell

Director of Innovation


Qaiser Abbas

Test Engineering Manager

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Chethana Krishnakumar

Senior Software Development Engineer in Test


Suneel Naik

Senior Test Architect


Deepa Bagepalli

Senior Automation Engineer

Telstra Health

Rahul Dixit

Enterprise Test Automation Practice Lead


Vinod Geeachan

Software QA Consultant


Samik Chakraborty

Senior Test Analyst

From Adactin to Telstra Health

Meetu Mahajan

QA and Project Manager


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Our Pricing

Special Offer

AUD 340

Till February 15
Group of three or more

AUD 390

Till April 05
Early Bird

AUD 520

Till March 05

AUD 649

Till April 05

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Who can attend Test Engineering Summit in Sydney?

Test Engineering 2019 in Sydney is open to anyone who has an interest in Agile, Automation Testing, Automation Frameworks or any related field.

Why to attend Test Engineering Summit in Sydney?

• Skill enhancement
• Technical session
• Networking breaks
• Understanding your business and its future impacts
• Capitalize on Lean/Agile focus

What will you learn about?

Detecting where underlying problems and frictions exist in your organisation that will be alleviated by Test Engineering technologies. Using Test Engineering as a tool for innovation across your organisation

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.