Software testing and QA is set to grow in significance over the years. Our annual event as usual puts the emphasis to showcase and nurture thought leadership in this area. The day is aligned to our clients’ business objectives and investments, to provide sustained benefits & improved ROI.

The key focus will be on software engineering, testing, development, quality engineered software and testing (QUEST), Testing the Social Mobile Analytics and Cloud (SMAC). There will sharing of practical experiences, extended knowledge-sharing sessions, “Round Table” discussions for sharing insights and industry trends. Amongst many related topics, the event addresses areas such as agile, test design, automation, performance, security, and DevOps. This coupled with networking has the scope for open-mindedness and sharing throughout the day. There are pre and post conference workshops too on specific topics. An exhibition alongside featuring leading service providers, consultants and vendors from the three topic areas – Testing, Agile and DevOps.

The event is very much relevant for QA experts, developers, testers, test managers and even management / business leaders to understand the impact Testing has on the business front.

Topics to be covered:

  • The evolving role of the tester
  • Exploratory testing
  • Collaboration between testers and developers
  • Testing Blockchain applications
  • Testing in the world of IoT
  • VR Testing
  • Testing AI applications

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We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of TestExpo.

We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers” – are of interest to us too. They can be a very important topics of discussion / panels that you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.

Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.

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  • Joint session with Agile & DevOps Expo and Enterprise AI -

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    Keynote: Governance, Phases, and Milestones are not Agile dirty words!

    Mark Lines, Enterprise Agile Coach, Disciplined Agile Consortium

    Despite claims to the contrary, the need for governance does not disappear for agile projects. Your project sponsors have a right to know the status of the health and risk of their investments. But trying to blend traditional agile methods such as Scrum with traditional stage gate approaches can cause frustration for both project teams and their stakeholders. In this talk Mark Lines will share how to apply lightweight agile governance using the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework


    Mark Lines

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    Keynote: Presentation title to be confirmed

    Dave Snowden, CTO, Cognitive Edge


    Dave Snowden

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    Keynote: Agile Revisited

    Dan North, Principal, Dan North Associates

    In 2001 a group of programmers proposed the word "agile" to describe a set of values they shared. Several of these programmers had already developed methods based on these values. The values are universal, that's how they were chosen. The methodologies, however, were designed for the technology landscape of the 1990s. Think of all the changes in technology and business practise in the last 25 years. If that seems too daunting just think about the last five years. In taking "Agile" mainstream, we adopt these ancient practises on faith while losing sight of the values that inspired them.

    How do agile values map to the modern landscape of massive computing power and storage on demand, languages that compile faster than you can type, computers in your pocket more powerful than the previous generation's mainframes, home broadband fast enough to stream high-definition video?

    It's time to revisit what agile software development really means. The previous generation moved the delivery horizon from years to months. Now we need to think in days or even hours.


    Dan North

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    The Philosophy of RPA: Plato and Business Process Automation (BPA)

    Huw Price - DevOps & RPA Evangelist


    Huw Price

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    Design Centric approach to Intelligent Automation (IA)

    Deepak Sharma - RPA Evangelist


    Deepak Sharma

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    Speaker from Neotys

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    Code Once Test Anywhere: On Demand Private Appium Device Cloud using ATD

    Sai Krishna, Lead Consultant, ThoughtWorks

    Mobile Test Automation is increasingly becoming very important. Almost all web applications are responsive these days and it's very important to test how the application works across devices. The same is true with the native application as well. At the same time, the number of devices and the custom OS versions on devices are also vast. This means that it's harder for a tester to manually run the automated tests over a list of devices to get device coverage and quicker results over every feature development.

    We came up with a solution of executing tests in distributed or parallel fashion across remote devices from anywhere in the network using Appium Test Distribution


    Sai Krishna

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    Testing, as little as possible but as much as necessary

    Shane Kelly, Test Manager, Sky Betting and Gaming

    ♦ Do we really need to test software that should just work well enough to gain valuable customer feedback as early as possible?
    ♦ Putting effort into fixing quickly is better spent than validating what we should already know
    ♦ Following true Test-Driven Development, code should be built while it is tested and so once it's complete its ready to be deployed

    We have all worked on software projects where deployment has been held up due to large amounts of testing still needing to be covered or defects that need fixing. On occasion people put in robust "Quality Gates" that can slow up deployment, due to certain criteria not being met or pre-defined testing levels not being achieved. But what about if we were to say "Don't test! just put it live" and actually deploy straight from development into production. This means that the development team are now supporting the product right away in a true Devops approach. Hopefully, due to the fact that they need to fix any issues that have been released then their initial development approach has been so solid that there are minimum issues being found in live.


    Shane Kelly

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    CASE STUDY: Please release me!

    Maryam Umar, Independent Software Quality professional, Capital One

    A song sung by every engineer who wants to deploy to production... I hold a vision of having every single commit being release-ready for production. This is what every team should strive for and put processes in place which enable it. But visions are meant to be contested.

    I recently took on the responsibility of release management of a very tricky and major project. There was no infrastructure and no guidelines on how to do this. In this talk, I will tell you why I volunteered for this role; what inspired me; the principles that guided me, and what process I put in place. There will be mention of system tests and how they enabled the group to gain confidence about their releases. I will also talk about the team dynamics which informed the initial difficulty and eventual success for release management.


    Maryam Umar

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    Put on a Powersuit to Level Up your Automation Skills

    Sune Engsig, LEAPWORK

    Too many test automation projects fail because of unnecessary barriers: Highly specialized technical expertise, a very long training process, or both. Getting automation off the ground requires the right tool and shared ownership in the test team.

    Join LEAPWORK’s Senior Product Evangelist Sune Engsig for an energetic talk about how every member on a test team can play their part in achieving automation success.

    This session is for testers of every kind: Domain specialists, technical testers, test management, and more. You are guaranteed to come away with a completely different idea about how test automation can be rolled out – and what you can do with it.


    Sune Engsig

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    Strategy for Testing Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)

    Eran Kinsbruner, Director, Software Evangelist, Perfecto

    While mobile native apps provide great user experience, and responsive web sites offer a similar experience across both mobile and web, there is a new and emerging method of developing digital apps, that is called PWA (progressive web app).

    Since this app type is new and works on both mobile and web, but adds unique capabilities when consumed on a mobile device like push notifications, no or limited network connectivity, and more, the testing strategy needs to adjust.

    In this session, Eran Kinsbruner will walk through the fundamentals of PWAs, and what are the main differences, pro's and con's between these apps, RWD, and Native apps. IN addition, Eran will provide a test methodology that can help teams who adopt this technology to get started and cover the unique capabilities of these apps, like Service Workers, Manifest file testing, and more.

    Key Insights from the Session:

    1. Introduction to PWAs and motivation behind the adoption of such
    2. Differences between PWA, RWD, and Native apps
    3. Complexities in testing such apps across mobile and web
    4. Testing 101 and tool stack to test such apps


    Eran Kinsbruner


Sune Engsig


Shane Kelly

Sky Betting and Gaming

Eran Kinsbruner

Director, Software Evangelist, Perfecto

Sai Krishna


Mark Lines

Disciplined Agile Consortium

Dan North

Principal, Dan North Associates

Huw Price

DevOps & RPA Evangelist

Deepak Sharma

RPA Evangelist

Dave Snowden

CTO, Cognitive Edge

Maryam Umar

Independent Software Quality professional, Capital One

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Previous Programme

  • Joint session with Agile Expo and DevOps Expo

  • 08:15 -

    Registration and Coffee

  • 09:25 -

    Conference Chair’s introduction: Gary Moore, Vice-President, UK Delivery, Sogeti

  • 09:30 -

    Keynote: Value Driven Agile: Focussing on real business results, not code written

  • 10:00 -

    Keynote: Becoming a Unicorn

  • 10:30 -

    Keynote: THE ROBOTS ARE COMING (but there's no need to panic)

  • 11:00 -

    Introduction to sponsors and supporting bodies.

  • 11:15 -

    Tea / Coffee break

  • 11:45 -

    Keynote: Disciplined DevOps: Pragmatic Strategies for the Enterprise

  • 12:15 -

    Keynote: Easily Create Scalable Automation Using Selenium

  • 12:45 -

    Round Table session

  • 13:15 -


  • Track on Test Expo

  • Chair: UNICOM

  • 14:15 -

    Chairman’s introduction.

  • 14:20 -

    An analytical approach to effective risk-based test planning

  • 14:40 -

    Keeping Up with Digital Demand: Boost DevOps with a Mobile Device Cloud

  • 15:00 -

    If Agile Transformation Is So Simple, Why Isn’t Everyone Doing It?

  • 15:20 -

    Test Automation in Agile or DevOps Environments

  • 15:40 -

    Tea/Coffee break

  • 16:00 -

    The automated acceptance testing paradox

  • 16:30 -

    Equivalence Partitioning & Boundary Value Analysis: Old Hat or Cutting Edge?

  • 17:00 -

    The core competencies of a good tester

  • 17:30 -

    Chair’s summing-up.

  • 17:35 -

    Close and drinks reception

Previous Speakers

Mark Buenen

VP Global LeaderDigital Assurance & Testing Practice, Sogeti Group

Mark Fewster

Grove Software Testing Ltd

Hubert Gasparitz

Test Automation Engineer, Ranorex GMBH

Tom Gilb

Senior Partner at


Mark Lines

Disciplined Agile Consortium

Dan McFall

President, Mobile Labs

Francis Miles

Head of Customer Experience, Infuse

Alexander Mohr

Evangelist, Service Virtualization & Agile Transformation, Tricentis


Renato Quedas

Director Product Management, Micro Focus

Ian Smith

Head of Innovation, ROQ

Steve Watson

Director, Quality Engineering, Reed Business Information

Mark Winteringham

Co-founder at Software Testing Clinic


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