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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

The Agile and Collaborative Tester 
Brian Keller, Microsoft  
• Take an Agile approach towards software testing with tools meant to get out of your way and let you do your job
• File actionable bugs which automatically contain all of the information your developers will need to quickly repro and fix the bugs you find
• Use first-class tooling which is part of Microsoft’s award-winning Visual Studio product line



Tactical Challenges of Mobile Testing
Allen Fisher, TestPlant

• Testing applications across mobile devices
• Testing applications within your firewall
• Testing on real devices


Back to the Future: The Increased Importance of Testing with Cloud, Composite Applications, and Mobile
Priya Kothari, HP Software

• Learn how a convergence of key trends is increasing the need for testing skills and strategy
• Explore how frameworks and automation can address key challenges accelerate by these trends
• Discuss how to assess your readiness and where to get started for accelerated results

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 

Regression Testing in the Cloud...Are You There Yet?
Brian Steel, Janova

• How does it work?
• Major benefits
• Considerations



Using Service Virtualization to Optimize Integration Testing
Jason Macy, Crosscheck Networks

• Service virtualization
• Parallel client/server development
• Client robustness


How to Choose the Right Mobile Testing Solution for Your Enterprise
Eran Yaniv, Perfecto Mobile

• How to address the special requirements of mobile testing
• The key consideration for selecting the ideal mobile testing solution
• How to leverage your existing SQA capabilities for automated mobile testing - Zoom in on extending HP QTP and QC to mobile

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Highest Automation Rates for Functional Regression Test Portfolios
Franz Fuchsberger, TRICENTIS

• Elimination of the maintenance problem of automated test scripts and framework and allow non technical testers to deal with both: UI- and non UI based test cases
• Have full control over the test data base for automated test cases
• Keep the number of test cases at a minimum while maintaining  a high and reproducible test coverage relative to the functionality/risk



Maximizing Automation in Data Warehouse Testing
Vasudeva Naidu, Infosys Limited

• Tooling required to maximize automation across test life cycles resulting in over 50% reduction in execution effort
• Strategies to test heterogeneous data where volumns exceed 25 million records
• Usage of utilites for metadata analysis, business rule builder, pattern matcher, crosswalk rules, and exhaustive verification to maximize automation


Performance Test Strategy for your Mobile/Cloud/On-Premise Application with SandStorm
Mustafa Batterywala, Impetus Technologies

• SandStorm as a single tool for your Mobile, Cloud and/or on-premise apps
• SandStorm facilitating Performance Driven Development
• Case Study

Thursday, October 6, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 

Hands-On Cloud Development and Test Boot Camp
Sundar Raghavan, Skytap, Inc.

• Move your applications without code or architectural changes to the cloud
• Test new versions of applications in production-like virtual data centers
• Run multiple usability and user acceptance tests in parallel and much more




Automation Isn't Just All Shiny Toys: Learn How to Avoid Some of the Sharp Edges
Jim Holmes, Telerik

• Keep your focus on providing great value rather than losing time maintaining brittle test suites
• Learn to approach your automation efforts with lots of preparation and thinking ahead
• Avoid common pitfalls by using proven techniques and patterns

Thursday, October 6, 2011 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  

Test Automation Frameworks that Deliver
Janine Roy & Tim Thom, Micro Focus

• Discover emerging approaches for test automation and test automation frameworks
• Explore making the best use of your team’s technical and business skills
• Learn techniques for fast breaking down and tackling of test automation efforts



Cloud Computing and Testing
Mehernosh Pithawalla and Timothy Mark Kelso, Wipro 

• Examine Cloud Computing and the intersection with Software Testing, Data Security and Data Substitution Techniques, a publish/subscribe marketplace model, and commercial models to support this emerging TaaS (Testing as a Service) concept
• Discuss future enablement and benefits of a testing marketplace that could be the future of our industry
• Discuss the progress Wipro has made with Cloud Testing, at a non-proprietary level along with the research and development center's progress towards achieving these opportunities for our clients

Thursday, October 6, 2011 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

Cross-platform Test Automation with Squish
Jan Aarsaether, froglogic

• The promise of test automation
• Some pitfalls of test automation
• Cross-platform GUI testing automation with Squish


360° Web Load Testing
Duane Dorch, Compuware 

• Find and fix performance and scalability problems from the First Mile to the Last Mile

• Accelerate time to market by identifying user experience problems and isolating the root cause down to the line of code
• Institute "agile" testing via breakthrough DevOps collaboration
• Reduce testing iterations and cycle time



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