Tuesday 9, October 2018
Tuesday 9, October 2018
Sandeep Johri, CEO, TricentisTricentis CEO Sandeep Johri will present an overview of key Tricentis developments over the past 12 months, including details on the QASymphony merger and Q-up test data management acquisition. Sandeep will also share insights on how the industry is changing and Tricentis’ strategy for the leading the future of testing.
Clark Golestani, Former CIO, MerckClark Golestani (Managing Director of C Sensei Group and former President, Emerging Businesses and Global CIO of Merck) shares his insights on why digital transformation is so critical to every business—and why Continuous Testing is essential for digital transformation success.
Lightning Talks is a rapid-fire series of six 5-minute talks by six different speakers.
Renee Tillett , Duke EnergyDuke Energy is transforming delivery of IT solutions through Agile and DevOps culture shifts that began approximately two years ago. Test Automation is a key enabler for this digital transformation. Join us as we share our lessons learned, successes, and critical success factors as we have moved through our automation journey. We’ll cover 1) early failures and lessons learned 2) Continuous innovation strategies for success, and critical success factors.
Matthias Wienerroither, SparEveryone has heard that “every company is now a software company” more times than they wish by now. However, with Amazon’s rapidly-expanding role in the grocery retail market, companies such as SPAR are not only transforming into software companies—they are also directly competing with software giants that deploy new code to production on a daily basis. SPAR has already successfully surfed an initial wave of digital transformation that involved digitizing their existing brick and mortar business for the online era. Now, the oncoming digital tsunami presents opportunities to build new revenue streams and personalized customer experiences that increase both loyalty and euros spent. Join this session to learn how test automation and service virtualization are enabling them to rapidly release innovative functionality that truly enhances the user experience.
Lev Kushnir, TricentisConventional software testing approaches, designed for prior generation of SAP applications, simply can’t keep up with today’s agile and distributed SAP environments. Testers face new technologies (from SAP as well as APIs, mobile, etc.), faster and more fragmented release cycles with different components evolving at different speeds, and increasing pressure to accelerate delivery without placing business-critical processes at risk. Join Lev Kushnir to learn about the latest strategies and technologies for transforming SAP testing. We’ll explore key elements of a Continuous Testing approach, and explain how you can apply them to control risk in light of the increased complexity and pace of modern SAP application delivery.
Elise Carmichael, QASymphonyAccording to VersionOne’s State of Agile Report, 97% of organizations practice Agile in some form as of 2018, up from 94% the previous year. One step further, the survey found that 71% of these companies will have some sort of DevOps initiative underway in the next 12 months. Tricentis and QASymphony provide a modular, continuous testing platform suitable for all agile environments. However, many struggle to see how test management fits into their newly adopted agile and DevOps workflows. Join Elise as she walks through a practical guide on how testing fits into Agile and DevOps.
Ivan Vanderbyl, Tricentis
The rate of technological change in the past 25 years, and the role the internet has played in it, may well be looked back on in history as having the single biggest impact on humanity…ever. The internet now powers nearly all worldwide commerce and communication, and functions as the delivery platform for applications that power the world's largest companies. Yet, in the relatively short time that we've been delivering business value over the internet, the role of performance testing has taken a back seat to technological advancement. While the core concepts are still as valid today as they were even 25 years ago, the technologies under test are changing every day. Join this session to learn how Tricentis is carving out the future of load testing and empowering our customers to deliver fast, reliable, and scalable software using protocol and browser based load testing tools—empowering all teams to begin load testing today.
Moritz Schäfer, TricentisTest data design doesn’t need to be complicated and time-consuming. Join this session to discover new test data design techniques that make it straightforward and painless. First, we will cover the pros and cons of 1) synthetic test data and 2) authentic (production) test data. Next, we will look at reuse and optimization strategies to eliminate the top pain points. Finally, we will explore ways to enrich your test data design with the extraction, masking, and transformation capabilities of Tricentis Test Data Studio. You will walk away with an understanding of test data design fundamentals that will not only facilitate your daily test data design work, but also improve the efficiency and power of your overall testing efforts.
Thomas Stocker, TricentisToday, the IT industry faces more pressure than ever to increase time to market and reduce the overall development/testing costs of a software product. Meanwhile, consumers expect OS-independence as well as support for every browser and every mobile device. Automation, Continuous Delivery and well-planned release pipelines are a must to increase delivery speed and product quality. This means that DevOps becomes a necessity, not simply a buzzword. Join this workshop to learn the specific strategies and practices required to make Continuous Testing a reality. We will take a deep dive into how you can take the next steps towards mature, optimized Continuous Testing.
Alain Traechslin, TricentisData is the lifeline to business decisions, and the sources/volume of data that an organization must manage is growing exponentially. With this growing demand, BI/data warehouse testing has become a hot topic. This workshop introduces testing strategies for a typical DWH/Hadoop environment and how they fit into your overall quality strategy. We explore each data stage, from source to reporting, and its specific testing needs. Tricentis Tosca BI will be used to demonstrate test setup and reporting on overall data quality. You will learn 1) Why end-to-end BI/DWH testing is critical, 2) How BI/DWH testing is different than traditional software testing, and 3) How to create an overall data quality overview and coverage map.
James Senecal, Tricentis
Tristan Treboz, Tricentis
Timo Mangelmann, Tricentis
Robert Sherwood, Tricentis
Stefan Januschke, Tricentis
Eric Elkins, Tricentis
Jennifer Prumann and Torsten Bergander, Accenture
Risk-Based TestingJames Senecal, Tricentis11:15 - 11:30
Model-Based Test AutomationTristan Treboz, Tricentis11:30 - 11:45
Interactive TestingTimo Mangelmann, Tricentis11:45 - 12:00
Cloud TestingRobert Sherwood, Tricentis12:00 - 12:15
Oracle EBS TestingStefan Januschke, Tricentis12:15 - 12:30
Mobile TestingEric Elkins, Tricentis12:30 - 12:45
Curious what CIOs really want from software testing and software testers? Get the inside perspective from this all-star CIO panel. We’ll explore the transformative digital transformation initiatives currently on the CIO agenda—and how software testing impacts their ultimate success. We’ll move the discussion beyond the buzzwords by looking at specific examples of digital transformation initiatives already in the works.
Matthias Rasking and Venugopal RK, AccentureAs technologies including AI, Digital, IoT, blockchain etc. rapidly evolve and help enterprises move into the digital future, fundamentals on how organizations are run are being disrupted almost daily. Quality organizations across enterprises need to transform. It is not just about automating tasks, eliminating mundane activities and improving productivity, but about leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to understand patterns, enhance personal experiences through digital, and realize better business outcomes in real time. It is now imperative to comprehend and even anticipate how consumers will accept or reject, use and recommend products and services to others as part of mainstream Quality Engineering. In this session, learn how testing organizations can harness the power of technology to innovate and change the game through the new Quality Engineer.
Elmar Juergens, TU Munich and CQSE GmbH Large automated test suites are often too slow for CI. Since their execution is deferred, many defects tend to slip through CI—increasing the time, cost and difficulty required to find and fix them. Test Impact Analysis selects only the tests impacted by code changes made since the last test execution. It then sorts these tests according to their bug discovery potential. This way, it can discover new bugs extremely efficiently. In fact, our tests could identify 80% of failing builds in 1% of the test execution time. This allows for fast CI builds and high bug-detection rates, even for large test suites. This session explains the concepts behind Test Impact Analysis, presents research findings from large case studies and shows how it can be integrated with Tricentis Tosca.
Abdiel Mancilla, Toll Group Shifting left with an automation-first mindset is all about the power of combining the right approach with the right tool. Testing earlier is not enough; you have to use the right tools, techniques and approach to be truly effective and efficient. This session highlights how Tricentis Tosca is enabling a shift-left, automation-first test approach in the biggest IT transformation program at Toll Group. Toll Group will share their strategies for using test case design to achieve the desired coverage and collaborate earlier with Business Analysts and Developers, creating smart-stubs with service virtualization, and enabling early API testing and automation.
Dawn Hall, IATADawn has been on a wild ride over the past few years…from putting out fires (without the proper tools) in a Waterfall environment, to overseeing a successful Lean (Agile) Testing practice with high levels of test automation as well as session-based exploratory testing. Join this session to hear Dawn share her stories of Lean Testing Transformation at Toyota in New Zealand and IATA in Switzerland. You will learn how these transformations changed testing from a bottleneck to a valued enabler of the Software Delivery team.
Amin Chirazi, Automators With SAP S/4HANA businesses can now tap the immense power of using real-time technology platforms as a disruptive factor in today's digital economy. This provides customers with much-needed comfort, convenience and efficiency. However, modelling and testing such integrated systems is changing. Moving to S/4HANA is like moving from a tricycle to a race car. You need to reinvent existing testing processes to address the new faster (and more fragmented) release cycles, with different components evolving at different speeds. In this session, we will explore why and how to restructure teams to meet the testing needs of upcoming SAP technology trends.
Stefan Lauritzen, BearingPoint GmbH
The implementation of RPA requires testing the business and technical functionality, as well as the robot processes themselves, to ensure software quality. This leads to some changes for testing activities, test automation processes, test reporting and required tool functionalities. Based on a practical use case of an RPA process, we will explore what’s needed to test the robots as well as test the business and technical functionalities associated with robotized processes. Additionally, we will look at what tool architecture is required for supporting testing activities in DevOps landscapes that include software development tools, robots and applications. Testing activities must be highly integrated to support faster and shorter deployment lifecycles that deploy to production as rapidly as possible.
Tom van de Ven, SogetiClassical test execution can be described as a reactive activity: you need a system under test before a test can be executed. In this day and age however, we can collect a lot of data during testing, but also during the operation of a product - we call this test monitoring. In test monitoring, the time to find defects is shortened, but you only find defects when they occur. I want to propose a different strategy: using new technology like AI, we can execute "predictive testing", a method which offers a lot of other advantages to testing as a whole. In 5 steps I will guide you through the process of moving from classical test execution to predictive quality, leveraging test automation, robots, models, data and emerging technologies in the process.
Robert Wagner, TricentisAPI Testing is often considered to be in the developer’s domain—something “too technical” for functional testers focused on testing at the GUI level. However, it’s actually surprisingly easy to transition from GUI testing to API testing. It’s also extremely valuable. You can start testing earlier, significantly speed up test execution time, and save yourself much test maintenance work. Join this session to learn how you can rapidly start API testing by reusing developers’ work and applying the same resilient “model-based test automation” approach behind all Tricentis test automation. You will learn how to address the complexity of modern architectures (SOA, microservices…), how to reuse and extend developers’ API testing efforts, and how to apply service virtualization to speed past test environment roadblocks and increase test stability for effective Continuous Testing.
Christian Mayer, TricentisTwo years ago, mobile traffic surpassed desktop traffic worldwide—underscoring the fact that a company’s mobile presence is undeniably a business imperative. Customers now expect extensive functionality to be available on mobile, and they expect it to work flawlessly (would you install an app with rated lower than 4 stars?) Mobile test automation is critical for ensuring an exceptional mobile user experience across web, native, and/or hybrid apps. Join this interactive workshop session for a deep dive into how to begin your mobile test automation journey with Tricentis Tosca. You will learn how to 1) Create your first mobile test case from scratch and see the difference between native and web, 2) Prepare your test environment for iOS, 3) Run your tests in the cloud and 4) Understand and manipulate available options in order to optimize your test automation.
Molly Driscoll, Tricentis
Neil Kosman, Tricentis
Brad Purcell, Tricentis
Uwe Klemt, Tricentis
Wednesday 10, October 2018
Wednesday 10, October 2018
Dr. Gerd Weishaar, Tricentis
Dr. Gerd Weishaar , Chief Product Officer at Tricentis, will share the company roadmap and milestones for upcoming Tricentis Tosca releases. This roadmap presentation will lay out how Tricentis will enable customers on their journey to mature, optimized Continuous Testing. You will learn about Tricentis’ product plans for 2019 and how they address core themes such as customer success, enterprise applications, Agile & DevOps, and cloud testing.
Wolfgang Platz, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, TricentisIn this keynote, Wolfgang Platz, Tricentis Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, shares his vision of what software testing will look like in the digital future. We will explore how enterprise application architectures and associated delivery models are changing, discuss how testing must evolve to address these changes, and outline what testers can (and must) do to successfully navigate the road ahead.
Ann Lewis, ExxonMobil
Ingo Philipp, TricentisStephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk all have one thing in common (besides wealth): they’re all terrified of the so-called AI apocalypse, a hypothetical scenario where highly-intelligent machines become our overlords and exterminate mankind. Will AI also take over software testing? Join this session to explore how AI could assist or replace the human tester in specific software testing use cases. Ingo Philipp will debate the topic, with the ultimate goal of helping you navigate the “AI in software testing” bullshit that’s now common in the marketplace. We want you to walk away prepared to make an informed decision on where AI can truly alleviate your top testing pain points.
Christian Plaichner, TricentisAn effective customer success strategy requires supporting customers at every step in their journey to achieve the desired outcomes. Tricentis Customer Success Services Organization is committed to aligning with your goals and supporting you along the way. Join this session to learn about the many services we provide to help you thrive—including business value roadmaps, regular customer check-ins, outcome-driven maturity and transformation frameworks/guidance, enablement, consulting and dedicated support as well as a complete ecosystem for sharing implementation and adoption strategies, promoting continuous learning and development, aligning on product roadmap details…just to name a few!
Eran Kinsbruner, PerfectoAutomation is a key requirement for DevOps success – not just for testing but for the entire release process. Yet, only 16% of tests are automated. With such a low automation, it is nearly impossible to mature CI, CT and CD processes. Automating mobile apps for continuous testing is particularly challenging due to the complex nature of the apps and the environment in which these apps live. Continuously testing your mobile apps is key to releasing apps faster and addressing market events as well as escaped defects. This session will explore the fundamentals of CT for mobile apps—including key differences, selecting tests for CI, and the role of the lab and the test frameworks. We will also demonstrate how to develop and run mobile tests using Tricentis Tosca and Perfecto.
Robert Wagner, Tricentis As the de-facto standard for building and connecting modern applications, APIs have become a core driver of digital transformation. As more and more functionality is exposed via APIs, it will become increasingly important for testers to learn 1) how to test them directly (NOT indirectly through the UI, which is slower and less effective) and 2) how to test processes that interact with APIs which are incomplete, unstable, or otherwise unavailable for testing This session highlights how you can achieve both of these goals with the same resilient “model-based test automation” approach behind all Tricentis test automation.
Franca-Sofia Fehrenbach, Tricentis
Test automation initiatives require a significant amount of time and resources, so it is not surprising that quality and business leaders want to understand how (and when) test automation efforts will pay off. In this session, we will explain and demonstrate ways to calculate the ROI of your test automation initiatives. Along the way, we will explore how variables such as application type, industry/vertical, and the maturity of your CI/CT/CD pipeline impact the outcome. Attendees will learn how to build a business case for test automation — including quantifiable benefits in terms of risk/quality and time to market.
Jeffrey Goh, Swiss Re and Nishan Portoyan, Infometis At Swiss Re, a project was launched to migrate all devices to Windows10/Office 365 by using classic waterfall development. However, in the middle of last year, management decided to adopt DevOps and CI/CD with Scrum teams. To ensure that all critical applications continue to run after every new update that Microsoft delivers, Swiss Re automatically tests compatibility using Tricentis Tosca. This presentation explains how Swiss Re uses Tricentis Tosca in a DevOps environment to run compatibility tests on Microsoft updates upon each and every release.
Helmut Körfer, SQS
In times of Agility and multiple releases, it's getting more and more important to increase the automation of both testing and associated processes. At SQS, we have automated the test data process for several clients using Tricentis’ latest TDM capabilities (via Q-up). Join this session to learn how test automation and test data automation can support agility and rapid software delivery.
Allan Woodcock and Paul Williams, Lloyds Banking Group
This session explores the Lloyds Banking Group journey from traditional organisational and delivery methods to Agile and DevOps—including the use of tooling, shift left approaches across all testing phases, and the people dimension. We will discuss the evolving role of quality engineering in an Agile world, why and how to focus on leveraging automation, and tips for obtaining the right level of business/management reporting.
DJ Frank, QASymphonyTricentis and QASymphony provide a modular, Continuous Testing platform suitable for all agile environments—from new engineering efforts to legacy applications. This workshop focuses on why and how to integrate tools such as Jira, Jenkins, QASymphony qTest and Tricentis Tosca to accelerate and optimize testing across your organization. Join the session to learn how the platform can meet your current needs and discover how we we're supporting emerging trends in this fast-paced industry.
Kevin Tschickart, TricentisTest data design doesn’t need to be complicated and time-consuming. Join this workshop for a deep dive into new test data design techniques that make it straightforward and painless. The session will focus on how to enrich your test data design with the extraction, masking and transformation capabilities of Tricentis Test Data Studio. We will cover how to set up and reuse data transformation and data generation methods. You will walk away with an understanding of test data design fundamentals that will not only facilitate your daily test data design work, but also improve the efficiency and power of your overall testing efforts.
Jonathan Morar, Tricentis
Michael Kissel, Tricentis
Gijs Jekel, Tricentis
Sagar Dubal, Tricentis
Jeff Filegar, Tricentis
Jennifer Prumann and Torsten Bergander, Accenture
It’s obvious that DevOps requires Continuous Testing—but does Continuous Testing require professional testers? Exactly what type of testing is really needed for Agile and DevOps—and can developers and SDETs achieve it better/faster/cheaper than testers? Or, will machine learning and AI take over testing from humans across all roles? Take a deep dive into this discussion during a lively panel debate featuring Wolfgang Platz (Tricentis Founder), Mik Kersten (Eclipse Mylyn creator and Tasktop Co-Founder), and Jeff Wilkinson (Managing Director, Accenture). In addition to exploring the topics listed above, we’ll also answer the top questions submitted by attendees and the software testing community at large.
Arun Melkote, Wipro
The Quality Assurance to Quality Engineering journey has driven us to search for more ways and means to bake in Quality@ Source, and to do so at every step of the engineering lifecycle. However, have you ever imagined what it means to not perform any testing at all? That’s the idea behind Quality Driven Design. Join this session to learn about Quality Driven Design and explore how you can increasingly drive speed and engineering productivity in the world of software engineering.
Andreas Aigner, Linde
The Linde Group is one of the world's largest industrial gas company by market share as well as revenue. For years, Linde used a legacy test automation tool set, with other testing tools brought in for specialized projects and technologies. When they faced increasing pressure to speed up testing however, they realized that a new approach was needed. Join this session to learn how Linde Group changed their testing tools, and also evolved roles (manual testers, automation specialists, business users) and processes (manual testing, exploratory testing, model-based test automation) to take their testing to the next level.
Ann Lewis, Tatiana Salazar, Amber Woods Senior quality leaders from ExxonMobil, Experian, and Tyson—3 organizations at various stages of Continuous Testing adoption—provide a candid look at what’s really needed to transform enterprise testing. This panel discussion, led by Jane MacNeil (Director of Consulting at Tricentis), will explore strategies for 1) gaining buy-in for quality initiatives, 2) achieving visible time-to-market gains, 3) phasing in adoption across huge globally-distributed organizations, 4) maximizing engagement without overwhelming staff, and 5) tying quality progress into the company’s strategic goals. In addition to the moderator-led discussion, we’ll reserve plenty of time for the panelists to address your questions.
Volker Müller, VKB and Georg Thurner, Tricentis Robotic Process Automation (RPA) involves applying software and algorithms to automate routine tasks and operations that were previously completed by humans. It’s designed to eliminate tedious repetitive tasks, freeing up employees to focus on higher value tasks. RPA has the potential to deliver significant ROI in a short period time—if the robot is driven by effective automation. This session introduces how the same industry-leading automation capabilities that drive Tricentis test automation can also be used to optimize other business processes through RPA. We will share why and how VKB used Tricentis RPA for this purpose—and the results they were able to achieve. Additionally, we will unveil a new product: Tricentis RPA.
Thomas Neubacher, Qualysoft E-mobility involves using electric powertrain technologies, in-vehicle information, and communication technologies and connected infrastructures to enable the electric propulsion of vehicles and fleets. The E-mobility sector is growing fast, fueling the development of many new technologies to support it. One of these new technologies is the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) communication standard, which is an initiative of the Netherlands’ E-Laad foundation. OCPP creates an open application protocol that allows electric vehicle charging stations and central management systems from different vendors to communicate with each other. Join this session to learn how API testing and service virtualization are applied to test applications that use (or interact with) OCPP.
Aaron Carmack, WorldpayJoin this presentation to learn the model implementation of automation and continuous testing at Vantiv, now Worldpay, the world’s largest payment processing company. In a very short time, the team has gone from absolutely no automation to a mature Continuous Testing model with continuous integration. Now, we’re heading to Continuous Delivery and DevOps. We’ll share details about our journey, the challenges we faced, how we overcame them, and the lessons we learned along the way.
Sreeja Nair, EdgeVerve
The concept of Continuous Testing through test automation is not new. With organizations moving towards DevOps culture, Continuous Testing has gained a lot of attention because it is essential for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines. How do you transform yourself and your team to become a critical part of the quality value chain in CI/CD? To start, attend this talk about how Infosys, Finacle has transformed their manual functional testing process while embracing an agile delivery model leveraging Tricentis test automation. We will cover how a shift-left technique using a model-based test automation strategy helped the team deliver quality at the speed of development. You will learn how to become a powerful leader in your organization’s quality transformation.
Dr. Elmar Pauwels, TricentisReporting and data analytics lie at the core of any decision-making process...in theory, at least. In practice, many decisions are based on gut feelings, intuition or experience. This is not sufficient for achieving continuous improvement within your organization. Continuous improvement requires continuous insight into the state, health and maintainability of the test portfolio. Join this workshop to learn how Tosca Analytics can support you with cross-project data analytics. You will learn how to easily build customized reports and get the most relevant insights out of your test portfolio.
Ivan Vanderbyl, Tricentis
Following on from "The future of load testing" talk, we'll take a deep dive into the tools and processes which we use internally and which our customers are using to continuously test the performance of their applications. We'll give a detailed look at how you can use Tricentis Flood, qTest, and Tosca today, along with open source load testing tools to give your business confidence in delivering fast and reliable software to your customers.
Jae-Jun Hwang, Embian
Software QA has been burdened with laborious manual testing for decades. Test automation technologies significantly reduce the repetitive manual work associated with testing, but additional assistance is needed to achieve what’s truly required for Continuous Testing. With recent advances in AI and deep learning, we can build an AI surrogate—a testbot—to address the Continuous Testing pipeline from a new perspective…just like the chatbot is innovating the call center communications. Join this session to explore "the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" faces of a few "testbot" implementations. We’ll wrap up a practical use case of how an AI testbot can be a first class citizen in a Continuous Testing environment.
Clinton Sprauve, Sauce Labs
As more users interact with applications through mobile devices, many organizations struggle to integrate Continuous Testing into their DevOps processes. Although mobile testing may seem complex, it can easily be done with a comprehensive strategy that includes real devices, emulators, simulators, and the right testing framework. Join this session to learn how to use emulators, simulators and real devices for Continuous Testing. We’ll cover 1) Why teams need a combination of real devices, emulators and simulators, 2) How to implement Continuous Testing for mobile, 3) What skill set is needed for traditional developers and dev/testers, and 4) The key advantages of mobile automation test frameworks: Appium, Espresso and XCUITest.
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca
While the benefits and limitations of many testing activities (including automatically managing the quality process, executing large test suites, and managing regression test suites) are reasonably well understood and documented, the benefits and obstacles of automatically generating system test suites are not. This session introduces AutoBlackTest (ABT), a tool that generates system test cases for interactive applications. Join this session to hear how it was introduced into a commercial software development processes—including both challenges and successes. The session will wrap up by summarizing the main lessons learned and outlining the next steps for the project.