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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Alan Kay 

If cost and resources were no issue, what changes would you like to make to practices in the Testing industry?

Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and users’ expectations are increasing – the customer requires a higher quality, faster, safer more mobile solution. Spurred by this greater demand for excellence, the Software Testing industry is growing year on year. We have to deliver but we also have to innovate, however we’re almost always limited by the budgets and resources the wider business is willing to allocate. It’s time for us as testers to break down the barriers and make our testing dreams a reality.

A dream is not much more than a fantasy if it is not supported by an ambition and a plan on how to achieve it. TestExpo™ 2015 focuses on the ambitions, plans and goals of the testing community in the UK for learning and improving testing practices. 

This one-day conference will be structured around a series of themes. Keynote presentations and roundtable sessions will allow all participants to join in and discuss their own experiences, and consider how to implement their own visions and dreams for the testing industry.

Themes Include:

  • Innovation in the Testing Industry
  • Internet of Things and the Future of Testing
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Test Strategy
  • Testing in the Cloud
  • Agile Testing
  • Automation Strategy

‘Regenerating Enthusiasm for Testing

Organisers

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UNICOM Logo

Event Hosts

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Barry Weston

Sogeti

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Gary Moore

Sogeti

Speakers

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Sarat Addanki

Prolifics

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Andrew Green

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Dan Eve

Old Mutual Group

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Toby Marsden

EMEA – HPSW

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Mark Roberts

Capita IT Professional Services

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Phil Johnson

Planit Software Testing

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Christian Breitwieser

Ranorex

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Michael James

Xamarin

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Rob Vanstone

XebiaLabs

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Ken Munro

Pen Test Partners LLP

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Menno Van Doorn

VINT, Sogeti

biraj

Biraj Nakarja

Camelot Global

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Susan Wilkes

Camelot Global

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Dean Robertson

Worksoft

IBM

Barry Weller

StepChange Debt Charity

Schedule

  • 8:00 - 8:45

    Registration

  • 8:45 - 9:00

    Welcome and Short Introduction to the Sponsors

  • 9:00 - 9:20
    menno

    "Computer says no" Daydreams versus Nightmares in testing

    Menno Van Doorn - Vint, Sogeti

    Gartner calls it "The Next Big Thing": autonomous decision machines taking over new tasks and enhancing humanity. They claim this smart machine era will be the most disruptive in the history of IT. It implies that the so called winter sleep of Artificial Intelligence is over. Elon Musk expresses his concerns over twitter "We must be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes” The issues for testing and quality assurance in this new era of computing are extremely challenging. How can you test a self learning system for instance? What are the risks of ignoring a robots advice?

    In this keynote, Menno van Doorn will discuss the possible future of autonomous decision machines and consequences for testing. Menno is director of Sogeti's Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology, Think Tank of SogetiLabs. He co-authored several books, like "No more secrets" (Big Data) and other books on the Internet of Things, Social Media and the Mobile revolution. His current research project is called "computer says no".

    Speakers:
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    Menno Van Doorn

  • 9:20 - 9:40
    deve

    Making change flow in a controlled way – being an IT process plumber so that water flows quickly in and out, but only in the right places.

    With a thirst for tighter controls and increasing efficiencies within change delivery, Group Systems needed an alternative to their legacy change management tools. Result: an end to end process tool encompassing Project Management, Change Requests, Testing, and Audit Repository that has increased efficiency and significantly reduced testing times.

    Speakers:
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    Dan Eve

  • 9:40 - 10:00

    DevOps Continuous Testing - IBM strategy and emerging trends

    Glyn Rhodes, IBM

  • 10:00 - 10:20
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    Managing Crowdsourced App Testing

    Andrew Green, Account Executive, Applause

    How can I test my app on all devices?
    How am I able to perform enough QA despite strictly planned sprints?
    How do I avoid a backlash from the public?
    How do I test my app in multiple international markets?
    How do I constantly include user feedback into product development?
    Andrew Green, Account Executive, will answer these question in his sessions and provide an overview of how testing benefits from the crowd.

    Speakers:
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    Andrew Green

  • 10:20 - 10:40
    mark roberts

    Testing without boundaries – Dream or Reality

    Mark Roberts – Delivery Director Specialist Testing Services, Capita

    Do you want to have a good visibility across your testing projects, and provide quality and affordable solutions to your clients? In his presentation, Mark Roberts will demonstrate how technology can help overcome the challenges you may face when delivery software testing projects.

    Our expert will help you make your testing dream a reality and ensure that your testing projects are delivered on time, and within budget. As technology becomes more affordable and accessible to all, we can show you how these innovations can serve the future of testing.

    It may just challenge your view on the standard testing models as the most effective method of your delivery.

    Speakers:
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    Mark Roberts

  • 10:40 - 11:05

    Coffee Break

  • 11:05 - 11:25
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    Your 21st Century systems landscape demands a 21st Century solution for testing.

    Dean Robertson, Solution Architect EMEA, Worksoft

    Learn why organisations can no longer rely on ageing testing technologies to meet the scale, velocity and direction of application changes they face in a complex IT landscape. Dean will explain how a new paradigm of Automated Business Process Validation is helping organisations change faster, safer and with less cost.

    Speakers:
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    Dean Robertson

  • 11:25 - 11:45
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    How you can use automation to seamlessly interact with different kinds of technology

    Christian Breitwieser, test automation expert, Ranorex

    Many software products provide a growing variety of interaction models across different devices and platforms. Out of this reason, tests spanning over different technologies are becoming increasingly important for providing sufficient QA coverage.

    Within this session we will demonstrate how you can use automation to seamlessly interact with multiple technologies within one single test case, using Ranorex as an example.

    Speakers:
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    Christian Breitwieser

  • 11:45 - 12:05
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    Transform your Testing for the Digital Age!

    Toby Marsden, Business Development Director, EMEA – HPSW - Application Delivery Management

    Recent research indicates only 18% of European businesses have fully implemented digital testing strategies and whilst there is a driver for speed, quality is still king! Join HP to further explore this research and find out more about the tools, processes and procedures HP has been developing to transform to the digital age.

    Speakers:
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    Toby Marsden

  • 12:05 - 12:25
    RV

    Balancing Quality and Speed: Moving to CD without Breaking Your Code

    Rob Vanstone – Head of UK Pre-Sales, XebiaLabs

    Pushing frequent releases of high-quality software to customers is the ultimate delivery dream as it’s beneficial for everyone. However, a continuous delivery pipeline is about more than speed. Learn how to ensure that maintaining quality is at the core of your continuous delivery pipelines, so you can accelerate feature delivery without putting customer satisfaction at risk.

    Speakers:
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    Rob Vanstone

  • 12:25 - 13:00

    Round Table Session 1

    Mobile
    Cloud
    IoT
    Security
    Automation
    Agile
    Professional Development
    Tools

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00 - 14:20
    kenmunro

    A safe and secure mobile-enabled Internet of Things. Is it just a dream?

    Ken Munro, Partner, PenTest Partners

    In a world where code re-use and abstraction seems to be becoming the order of the day how do you know if what you’re creating is truly secure? We regularly find the same coding flaws common across multiple apps, and in devices which are slowly taking up more and more space in our homes.

    Speakers:
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    Ken Munro

  • 14:20 - 14:40
    PJohnson_Profile

    The Need For Speed: Tools to increase responsiveness, efficiency and performance

    Phil Johnson, Senior Technical Test Consultant, Planit Software Testing

    Organisational expectations have shifted, placing strong emphasis on responsiveness and efficiency. With it has come the popularisation of DevOps and Agile practices, as well as a raft of new challenges as projects need to adapt their processes and provide necessary resources to ensure effectiveness.

    In this session Phil will talk about how Performance is critical to business success and outline ways in which you can increase the speed of project delivery and improve quality through effective utilisation of APM and Service Virtualisation Tools.

    Speakers:
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    Phil Johnson

  • 14:40 - 15:00

    Test and Dev Ops with TFS in a Diverse Corporate Environment

    Scott Summers, Director, nFocus and David Savage, Systems Manager, Kier IT

  • 15:00 - 15:20
    IBM

    Test Rich but Cash Poor

    Barry Weller, Test Manager, StepChange Debt Charity

    In this session Barry will discuss the challenges in achieving a test centre of excellence with limited budget by investing in people and processes rather than costly tools and consultation.

    Speakers:
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    Barry Weller

  • 15:20 - 15:55

    Coffee Break

  • 15:55 - 16:15
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    Business Assurance Powered by BA360; a new way of looking at QA

    Rick Crosby, Prolifics

    Contemporary testing has become overwhelming in terms of complexity of business processes, discrepancies or a complete absence of application landscape, inefficient test design and non-existent analytics and process feedback.

    Whether you’re implementing Agile, adopting DevOps, applying Risk-based testing or generally seeking an accelerated Time to Value, you need a faster QA process that aligns to your business context and overcomes testing challenges. Learn how our Business Assurance services provide a complete testing framework with underlying tools and accelerators to ensure testing success through business perspective and alignment.

    By following a multi-dimensional insight gathering process we can drive coverage and focus on business outcomes. As new features and functions are completed, our tool helps identify additional needs and execute an accelerated test lifecycles that enables prioritization, coverage, and a high level of quality. Drive business assurance with more than just end-to-end testing; by utilizing end-to-end measures, metrics and accountability we provide improved time to market, quality and cost efficiency driving long-term profitability and growth.

    Speakers:
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    Rick Crosby

  • 16:15 - 16:50

    Round Table Session 2

  • 16:50 - 17:10
    mjames

    Automated UI Testing for iOS and Android Mobile Apps

    Michael James, Xamarin

    An ever growing number of mobile devices with constantly advancing operating system releases are hitting the market at a lightning pace. Creating a comprehensive testing suite is imperative to success in the mobile market to ensure your app is of the highest quality with each and every release. Unit tests can only test your core business logic. How can you ensure your user interface is bulletproof and regression free on four versions of iOS on 20 devices or eight versions of android on over 18,000 device models! This is where creating automated user interface testing for mobile apps comes in.

    Xamarin.UITest is a freely available testing framework that enables you to create user interface tests to programmatically interact with native and hybrid apps. Swipe, tap, or rotate any user interface element and then perform real world assertions and take screenshots for visual validation along the way. Learn how to create these tests and run them locally on your own device or simulator or take them to the Xamarin Test Cloud to automatically test your application on thousands of physical devices ensuring mobile success.

    Now with your apps out in the wild how do you plan on monitoring your applications in real time for crash reporting and analytics? Xamarin Insights provides a fully cross-platform API for all of your mobile applications and even integrates into popular services such as GitHub and Visual Studio online for mission critical updates. Learn how to easily integrate Insights into your mobile applications and extend further with identity and service integration.

    Speakers:
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    Michael James

  • 17:10 - 17:30
    biraj
    wilkes

    Retail to DETAIL – the journey from a traditional ‘Retail’ focused organisation to one that’s ‘DETAIL’ focused and embraces Digital, Ecommerce, Technology, Agile, Interactive and Lean principles in everything we do

    Biraj Nakarja, Head of QA and Testing, Camelot Global and Susan Wilkes, QA Manager, Camelot Global

    In most cases, a transition to digital will involve the creation of an interactive website and/or mobile applications, but for The National Lottery – a traditionally retail based lottery provider – what else does moving to ‘digital’ mean? Join us in understanding our testing challenges on this ‘Retail to Detail’ journey, and how the testing team needs to adapt what we do, and how we do things, to embrace our aspirations of becoming the world’s leading digital lottery.

    Speakers:
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    Biraj Nakarja

    wilkes

    Susan Wilkes

  • 17:30 -

    – Drinks Reception (including a presentation on Digital and Super Cloud by John Jackson, CIO Camden Council and Digital Strategy Lead)

Sponsors

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Venue

  • Hotel Russell London,
    1 - 8 Russell Square, London
  • 01895 256 484
  • testexpo@unicom.co.uk

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115 GBP

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750 GBP

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