Test Expo, Mastering Digital Disruption, 12 October 2016

‘If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.’  – Jack Welch

Imagine knowing upfront that your new digital product or service is going to be a guaranteed success, simply because customers were involved from the very moment the idea was born. That a multidisciplinary team is ready to help those customers solve any problems when things go wrong, and any additional wishes are fulfilled in no time. And that this team is just as engaged and motivated as the staff of a startup. And because your ‘own startup’ is responsible for the development, functionality and testing of the services, blaming each other when things go wrong is a thing of the past.

We are all seeking smarter ways of working but the question remains – how do we remain successful in today’s age of business disruption? And how do we, as professional testers remain relevant, engaged and motivated?

Do we need to master code and DevOps processes to deliver new levels of cross-functional synergy? And how can we apply new tools and methodologies to overcome the digital changes that are impacting each and every one of us? No matter how old, slow or disjointed your organisation may be today, your organisation has to compete with startups and be capable of delivering new services and adapting fast. In order for your organisation to become a stronger, digital business, innovation has to be on everybody’s agenda.

TestExpo™ 2016 will focus on mastering digital disruption, so that the testing community in the UK, can continue to learn from each other, and take away key insights that will help you to directly impact the success of your business.

This one-day conference will be structured around a series of themes. Keynote presentations, roundtable sessions and a director level panel, will allow all participants to join in, discuss their own experiences, and hear about improvements and innovations that are leading the digital charge today.

Themes Include:

  • Innovation in the Testing Industry
  • Digital Testing Practices
  • DevOps, New Processes and Methodologies
  • Automation and Continuous Delivery
  • Service Virtualisation and Service Integration
  • Test Data and Environment Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Tool Shed
  • Case Studies

Organisers

Sogeti Logo

UNICOM Logo

Programme

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    Andreas-Sjostrom

    Does your testing capability make you predator or prey?

    Andreas Sjostrom, VP and Global Head of Digital

    An accelerated digital transformation agenda puts intensified pressure on quality assurance across all digital touchpoints.

    In an environment where the winner in any market is most often also its digital master, the question of whether you’ll turn into a digital predator or prey finds its answer in your testing abilities.

    Come and listen to Andreas Sjostrom, an internationally awarded digital strategist and Vice President at Sogeti, as he links business trends to practical aspects of automated testing, omnichannel, and cloud.

    Speakers:
    Andreas-Sjostrom

    Andreas Sjostrom

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    jitesh-gosai1

    Mis-Adventures in Test Automation - iPlayer Mobile

    Jitesh Gosai, Senior Developer in Test, BBC Digital - Mobile Platforms

    Exploring the journey of the BBC iPlayer Mobile App team’s pursuit to move faster and better; from 2-3 releases a year to every 4 weeks getting bug fixes and new features to their millions of users. We will take a deep dive into their Test and Automation approaches.

    Speakers:
    jitesh-gosai1

    Jitesh Gosai

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    Sakis-Ladopoulos

    A Test Team’s disrupted journey to finding their middle earth in DevOps

    Sakis Ladopoulos, Test Manager / QA Lead, OpenBet

    This is the story of a test team from J. R. R. Tolkien’s world, lost in disrupted processes. A story about how they found D.A.D. (Disciplined Agile Delivery) and transformed into powerful resources to gain success with DevOps. Above all, it is the story about how a software development organization formed its own proprietary structure, creating capacity, through a strong test team, to support different delivery methodologies while using DevOps internally.

    Speakers:
    Sakis-Ladopoulos

    Sakis Ladopoulos

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    Andrew-Green

    The Importance of Understanding User Point-of-View in Testing

    Andrew Green, Manager, UK & Ireland Team, Applause

    Today, simply providing a good app, web or mobile web experience is often insufficient. In today’s digital economy, your users expect a great experience no matter where the engagement occurs – the first time and every time. Because in today’s digital economy, where online presence is the gateway to brands and switching costs are lower than ever, users determine quality. So how do we ensure quality? Traditional approaches to testing alone can slow down the pace, but quick fix solutions are almost always subpar. The result is often an app or website that lags behind the business cycle or drives users away with a poor experience.

    The solution? Listen to your users. They are giving you signals that you need to launch the great digital experiences they will love. Andrew Green, Manager of the UK & Ireland Team at Applause, will share real-world examples of how understanding user POV has helped brands of all size end internal arguments about quality and deploy testing approaches that launch great apps and websites users love.

    Speakers:
    Andrew-Green

    Andrew Green

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    Laurent-Py
    Raphael-Citeau

    Delivering successfully a ticketing system using BDD

    Laurent Py, Product Manager, Hiptest and co-presenter Raphaël Citeau, Software Architect, Parkeon

    During this talk Laurent will share the key learnings of a huge development project of a ticketing system. There were all the usual ingredients for failure: 3 years’ project, complex system managing 4000 connected devices, several partners involved in 6 countries… But this system was successfully delivered on time and budget. One of the key success factor was the adoption by the distributed teams of the Behavior Driven Development approach. So we’ll see:

    -Why BDD?

    - What were the key practices?

    - What were the results and benefits?

    Speakers:
    Laurent-Py

    Laurent Py

    Raphael-Citeau

    Raphaël Citeau

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    George-Wilson

    User Acceptance Testing a blessing or a pain

    George Wilson - Senior VP of Operations & Sales, Original Software

    User Acceptance Testing is often treated as the poor relation of the software delivery family. Perhaps because it is after all the ‘real’ work is done and nothing good comes out of it, from the perspective of those involved in the previous stages.

    Let’s face it, all UAT does, is find bugs or what users claim are bugs. Business users are generally thought to be resistant to the amount of time and effort that they need to perform tests or to validate their applications. This generally slows down the delivery of the current project and impacts the next project the team are trying to focus on.

    A rather cynical view, but also rather true in many people’s minds. However, it is one of the most important areas of testing probably involving more people and more effort than previous stages. It is when the people who will actually be using the system get a chance to validate and understand how it works and how it impacts their day to day job.

    It is hard work and made even harder because it is very often carried out without much practical support and assistance.

    This presentation looks at some of the data from 2 recent surveys about UAT, one from the UK and another carried out in the US. The data exposes some of the common issues and challenges experienced in this area and explores with case studies how some organisations have addressed these problems and made their UAT process more effective, better managed and more integrated with the software delivery and the adoption process.

    Speakers:
    George-Wilson

    George Wilson

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    Jose-Talavera

    Best Practices for Building Your Mobile Test Lab

    Jose Talavera, Technical Engineer, Perfecto Mobile

    In this session, Perfecto's Jose Talavera will dive into how organizations can build a successful test coverage strategy that stays relevant even as the market shifts. Jose will discuss an innovative set of test coverage guides that address key challenges and also demonstrate a unique free online tool for testing teams and managers to use to make sure they’re testing on the most relevant devices and OS versions.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Learn the key considerations for a winning mobile test coverage strategy
    • Understand how to use a mobile market calendar for ongoing test planning
    • Know the importance of testing for real world user conditions
    • Size your lab to meet your testing requirements
    • Read our practical guides to help improve mobile and web testing

    Speakers:
    Jose-Talavera

    Jose Talavera

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    Mike

    The Digital Transformation Factory

    Mike Shaw, Director, Strategic Marketing, HP Software, Hewlett-Packard Company

    Speakers:
    Mike

    Mike Shaw

Event Hosts

moore1

Gary Moore

Sogeti

weston

Barry Weston

Sogeti

Speakers

Raphael-Citeau

Raphaël Citeau

Software Architect, Parkeon

jitesh-gosai1

Jitesh Gosai

BBC Digital - Mobile Platforms

Andrew-Green

Andrew Green

Applause

Sakis-Ladopoulos

Sakis Ladopoulos

OpenBet

Laurent-Py

Laurent Py

Product Manager, Hiptest

Mike

Mike Shaw

HP Software Hewlett-Packard Company

Andreas-Sjostrom

Andreas Sjostrom

VP and Global Head of Digital

Jose-Talavera

Jose Talavera

Perfecto Mobile

George-Wilson

George Wilson

Senior VP of Operations & Sales, Original Software

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Infostretch

Media Partners

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Infosecurity-Magazine
lstnews
qualitytesting

 

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Tickets

End Users

  • Super Early Bird until 3 June - £75
  • Early Bird until 8 July - £95
  • Standard Rate - £125
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Vendors and Solution Providers

  • Super Early Bird until 3 June - £550
  • Early Bird until 8 July - £650
  • Standard Rate - £750
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Testimonials

Event venue

  • Emirates Stadium, Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ
  • 01895 256484
  • testexpo@unicom.co.uk