STARCANADA 2017 Concurrent Session : Leverage Big Data and Analytics for Testing

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Leverage Big Data and Analytics for Testing

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Sabermetrics turned the baseball world upside down by challenging decades-old measures of individual performance and their perceived linkage to team success. After cementing their legacy as the Lovable Losers for 108 years, the Chicago Cubs were able to leverage a data-driven approach to finally win a World Series. An Arkansas high school football coach, devoted to statistical analysis, has won three state championships—by never punting. Formula 1 racing teams collect staggering amounts of telemetry data from their race cars for the purpose of eking out seconds during the course of a race. Inspired by the sporting world’s adoption of analytics, Geoff Meyer shares how Dell leverages data from sources as varied as engineering, sales, and the factory to augment test operations. From the identification of high-value test cases and test configurations to determining which test scripts should be retired or re-factored, Geoff explains how you can take advantage of big data to optimize the planning, execution, and communication of your organization’s test efforts.

Dell EMC

A test architect in the Dell EMC infrastructure solutions group, Geoff Meyer has more than thirty years of industry experience as a software developer, manager, program manager, and director. Geoff oversees the test strategy and architecture for more than 400 software and hardware testers across India, Taiwan, and the United States. He leads initiatives in continuous testing, predictive analytics, and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Outside of work, Geoff is a member of the Agile Austin community, contributor to the Agile and STAR conferences, and an active mentor to veterans participating in the program, which provides an on-ramp to a career in software quality assurance.