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Overview of the event

We recently wrapped up first half of 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 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, Toronto

X Topic Abstract

It is not the shortage of data but, the ability to comprehend the various inputs to arrive at a feasible solution in real-time which differentiates between “good” and “great” With advancements in Computing Tools and availability of powerful Machine Learning methods, the ability to consume and interpret vast amounts of data in an economic way to help make decisions is much simplified. Through better recording, analysis and interpretation of large volumes of Testing related data (Release, Requirements, Test phases, Test Cases, Defects etc.), there is the potential for Enterprises to make faster advances in several aspects and improving its efficiency and in turn influence Organization profitability. We made use of Machine Learning making use of features from past data, classified them into discrete categories (labelled data) to create a Training set. This was then used to predict the outcome for future iterations of unlabelled data with similar features.. The process involves several series of activities including Due Diligence, Loading of Data, Training and Evaluation of Model, Implementation of Model as well as Continuous Improvement. We would like every QA practitioner, to appreciate the power of data available in their repository, identify the use cases for ML and unleash the power of Predictive Analytics within their sphere of influence thereby delivering significant benefits to their client

Speaker profile

Anjali is a technology leader with 20 years of testing & QA leadership experience in Information Technology Services industry, with specialization in optimizing Software Development Lifecycle ( SDLC) and Quality Assurance Services. She has worked with large enterprise customers ranging from Banking and Financial Services, Telecommunication, Technology to various verticals. She has proven track record on DevQAOps Transformation initiatives, Consulting for DevOps and Agile Transformation initiatives, Automated Delivery Pipeline (CI/CD/CT) framework design and set-up for large enterprises, QA Community of Practice (COP) set-up, DevQAOps Program Management and Governance. In her role, she has worked with diverse IT teams globally to optimize SDLC with usage of Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning and RPA. She comes with in-depth understanding of Integrated SDLC Automation experience along with framework design / tool selection and ROI analysis.

X Topic Abstract

Traditional testing approaches can’t predict all failure modes and hence Chaos Engineering is a discipline to simulate these failures and build better applications. It’s a way to fire controlled disruptions into a distributed system and then analyzing the behavior, identifying the weak areas & improving resiliency with automation. To add chaos using DevOps and build anti fragile apps is the need.

Speaker profile

Over 15 years of professional experience in the field of Agile (Scrum, Kanban, XP) software development & DevOps Consulting (CI-CD Pipeline and Release Management)

Guided Agile development projects from inception to release. (Concept to Cash)
Defined, piloted and implemented key Agile & DevOps capabilities & practices for Delivery excellence

X Topic Abstract

Automation in Agile is a key enabler, however it is a time consuming process to get started. The session is about accelerating automation in Testing, Deployment, and Integration. How can we apply automation testing from Unit, Integration and Regression testing. Effective use of Opensource testing tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, Protractor and Karate. Examples of modern testing techniques such as Micro Services Testing, Mocking Web Services and API’s. The session will also include metrics collection and reporting. Exploring Agile Automation pipeline using Jenkins and Sonar. Enabling DevOps to accelerate Development and Testing.

Speaker profile

Zack Dawood is a Seasoned IT Technologist, specialized in Agile, BigData, DataScience and DevOps. He have 14 + years in IT, Currently holding 35+ technology & process certifications.
Key certifications include Certified Scrum Master & Professional, SAFe agilest, Certified Agile Leadership,
TOGAF 9.1 Certified, Microsoft Certified Professional and ITIL V3 Certified.
Zack have Travelled to 13 Countries. Worked in Europe, North America and Asia
Worked for Top Fintech, Retail, Market Research Companies. Zack led Agile transformation for major banks and insurance companies across globe. Have trained more than 300 people and helped to get certified. He is Technologist, Trainer, Speaker, Mentor and Coach. Zack have won 2015 Microsoft Big Data Hackathon in Data Modeling category. Zack is currently working as Director of Consulting Services at CGI Canada. Zack is also currently authoring book titled “DevOps for DataScience” for PackT publication.


X Topic Abstract

Regression testing has been primary focus area when it comes to test automation. With the help of advancements in the test automation tools and frameworks, testing organizations have made significant progress in automating the regression suite but at the same time new methodologies and approaches have fundamentally changed the way software is developed and tested. This has demanded the testing organizations to look beyond regression automation, leveraging the power of open source solutions, virtualization and integration with DevOps pipeline. The focus of the testing automation has not only moved to continuous delivery but also to automate other phases of testing lifecycle like test design.

Now with further evolution of AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning) and RPA (Robotic Process Automation) in recent times, there is increasing demand for testing organizations look beyond the conventional ways of test automation and leverage the power of AI, ML and RPA. In our session we will discuss about specific use cases that QA organizations could focus to reap the benefits of AI, ML and RPA

Speaker profile

Pavankumar YG has over 19 years of experience in quality assurance of web, windows, SAP, cloud and mobile applications. Pavan is currently working with Capgemini as automation architect. (LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/pavankumaryg)
Email id: pavankumaryg@gmail.com

Co-presenter Rajamohan Maddineni has over 10 years of experience in test automation. He is the inventor of a test design optimization approach and tool. He is currently working as automation architect with Capgemini. He has several certifications; most recent is UIPath – RPA tool (https://ca.linkedin.com/in/rajamohan-maddineni-5a7b711a)
Email ID: maddineniraj@gmail.com


X Topic Abstract

Go beyond behaviour-driven development practices in this interactive session. Push the boundaries and explore how BDD mindset can be used to radically involve customers throughout the entire user story lifecycle… from strategy, through UX & story definition, to user testing, and full circle to discover new product opportunities. More importantly, discover how these methods can increase revenue, provide team clarity, and deliver better products.

Speaker profile

Adam Kruszynski is a co-founder and Business Transformation Lead at Value Transformed. He is a passionate, insightful, and thought provoking change agent. He believes the best way to evolve organizations is by evolving their people. He has 22+ years experience in digital marketing, technology, and data-driven strategy with 14+ of these years leading various digital and Agile transformations. He has a wide and long list of clients including Pepsi, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Nissan, Ford, Sun Life Financial, BMO, RBC, CIBC, Cineplex, Telelatino TV, London Drugs, New Balance, and more. He is an entertaining speaker, an award-winning digital pioneer, a digital strategist, a Lean - Agile servant leader, and a life-time serial charity volunteer.


X Topic Abstract

As a QA automation engineer/tester, it is fairly important to understand the git flow and git branching.
Establishing the right git branching strategy is the key, to successfully establish DevOps process which includes CI/CD process.
In modern world, almost all companies have started adopting DevOps process to ship their code faster to production, therefore, it is fairly important for QA engineer to understand the git flow/git branching.
This will allow them to build the testing strategy and ship the code without scarifying software quality.
In this session, will cover how to establish the git and QA strategy for a typical 2 weeks sprint.

Speaker profile

Sen is an IT Director with expertise in all phases of software development life cycle. Specializing in DevOps Process, QA Principles and Practices. Recognized for the ability to identify software problems and to ensure they are appropriately addressed. Ability to analyze the current process and see what can be improved to ensure that high-quality software products are produced.


X Topic Abstract

The role of a tester is undergoing an-all front revolution. Testing mandates (the WHYs) are shifting. HOW we test is evolving with Agile and DevOps practices. WHAT we test is expanding with every emerging technology. And WHERE we test is moving as well, to the cloud. Our TOOLS are also evolving now including predictive analytic tools. The future of the Tester’s role is that of a COACH. Let’s explore this direction together.

Speaker profile

Lean Agile Practitioner with 20+ years of experience leading transformation programs across the digital product life cycle to deliver measurable business results for: Bank of America, Coast Capital Savings, Barclays, Banco Santander, Credit Suisse, RBC, Ernst & Young (EY), Cap Gemini, Temenos and SAP Sourcing (Ariba Inc). He has 10+ years experience coaching, supporting, and educating key Agile stakeholders on developing a Lean Agile mindset required for driving business value.

X Topic Abstract

All along, services and product, companies has been reaching out to QA teams to sell BDD methodology and tool. The success has been at best limited. Why?
QA is tasked with bringing about change in the organization to make BDD successful. This include Business and BA to adopt new ways of writing requirements/functions, put more onus on business to give scenarios make it more clear Convincing dev to work of the new function models while QA automated and find boundary conditions and negative testing.
In scenarios where QA comes at the end of the cycle (agile not fully adopted) it’s not that easy to move the culture of organization.
In agile world where product owner is really coming from business adoption of BDD is easier because business is closer. Business has to buy methodology and QA has to get right tool and automation for business to really gain full benefit of BDD.



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Our Speakers


Anjali Chhabra Nandwani

VP & Head - Digital Assurance Services

Tech Mahindra Americas Inc


Gurtej Pal Singh

Associate Director - Agile Service Delivery @ Agile CoE

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Zack Dawood

Director, Consulting Services

Global Wealth and Capital Markets | CGI Canada


Adam Kruszynski

Business Transformation Lead

Value Transformed


Sen Ananthan

Director of Enterprise Devops & Quality Engineering

Acosta


Pavankumar YG

automation architect

Capgemini


Ashesh Desai

Business Transformation Lead

Value Transformed Inc.


Gaurav Juneja

Client Partner, Consulting and SI Services

CGI

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FAQs

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

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit 2019 in Toronto 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 Toronto?

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?

No

Do I need to register for the event?

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