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Industry Technical Presentations

Wednesday, May 1, 11:30am–12:30pm

Bringing Order to Chaos: Mobile App Testing with a Private, Internal Device Cloud

Dan McFall, Mobile Labs

  • The second generation of mobile app testing: using software-based technologies to test software using instruments already inside smartphones and tablets
  • Learn how you can effectively and securely manage mobile test devices, apps, tester access and tester activity with an internal device cloud

Mobile Testing in the Cloud: Best Practices for Enterprise QA
Mark Shipley, KeynoteDevice Anywhere

  • Hear about Some of the Challenges of Developing Mobile Apps and how Enterprises are Overcoming them
  • Learn why Mobile requires a Unique Approach and how Cloud-based Solutions can Improve the Quality of your Testing
  • Examine Techniques for Integrating the Testing Tools you May Already Have such as HP QuickTest Pro and IBM Rational

Seven Things a Tester Should Know
Theresa Lanowitz & Charles Sterling, Microsoft

Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional is a comprehensive software testing solution targeted at software testing practitioners. In this session you will be introduced to the powerful tools and capabilities of the solution in addressing the demands of full lifecycle software testing workloads. Come discover the possibilities and walk away with a broad understanding of Microsoft’s commitment, priorities, and solutions in addressing the requirements and demands of software testing and software test professionals.

Wednesday, May 1, 1:45pm–2:45pm

Increase Test Efficiency & Effectiveness
Siva Sundararaman, Tricentis

  • Accelerate business enabled  test automation
  • Increase the effectiveness of your testing
  • Reduce automation maintenance overhead

Beyond the Numbers: How to Read the Signals that Help Your Mobile App Succeed
Fumi Matsumoto, uTest                                                                                

  • How outside resources – before, during and after development - can eliminate opinion-based arguments, improve quality and help companies create mobile apps that users love
  • How communicating with users during development can eliminate some of the perils of mobile app development and testing
  • How app analytics can improve the speed and efficacy of improving the next version of your app 

Achieving Quality in the Future of Software Delivery
Peter Klenk, IBM

Companies are under tremendous pressure to quickly deliver new innovative applications that exploit the unique capabilities of new channels, while building upon decades of IT investment. The meaning of quality and the expectations placed on testing are also evolving. This session will discuss:

  • Why this is the time to consider new approaches to test automation,
  • How service virtualization can reduce risk while increasing flexibility, and
  • How to transition to continuous delivery.


Wednesday, May 1, 3:00pm–4:00pm

Building the Next Generation of TCoE and QACoEs
Vanessa López, Softtek

  • Tactical element in reaching business goals in the new Digital Era
  • Service evolution: Transforming data into valuable information
  • Exploiting knowledge, increasing the influence of the QA function


Managing Application Performance through SDLC – A Pragmatic Approach
Premkumar Balasubramanian, Cognizant

  • Need for early Performance Engineering
  • Need for right level of coverage  and optimal testing
  • Quality Built-in to development

Finding the Real Value in Load Testing
Duane Dorch, Compuware

Organizations spend countless hours in load testing exercises with the intent of finding and fixing system bottlenecks to improve overall performance.  But how much time is spent in the process of preparing and executing the test versus finding and fixing real issues. Effective load testing requires both the process and tools to 1) impose a representative user load on the system and 2) track that load down to the root cause of the performance problems.  This process works best when testers can efficiently communicate their findings to developers in a way that makes sense to the developers and eliminates the war rooms and finger pointing that often accompany the process.


Thursday, May 2, 9:45am–10:45am

Testing Strategy for a Mobile-First Enterprise
Sreekanth Singaraju, Alliance Global Services

Businesses and enterprises of all sizes are developing strategies to adopt a Mobile First strategy. Using this approach these organizations are looking to attract and engage their customers using Mobile, Mobile Web or Web based interfaces seamlessly wherever those customers may be located. This poses significant and far-reaching impacts to the Software Testing teams within those organizations as long-held testing strategies need to be re-developed. This session will provide an overview to developing Testing Strategies using proven techniques and approaches.

Session Takeaways:

  • Roadmap for developing a mobile testing strategy for your organization.
  • Approach to designing Mobile testing infrastructure.
  • Approach to selecting mobile test automation infrastructure

Leveraging the Benefits of Early Automation Execution to Shift the STLC Left-ward
Niraj Gupta, Wipro

This discussion focuses on how to get around the constraint of needing code in place before traditional QTP automation scripting can begin. We will explore how to get your automated test cases ready at the same time that code is delivered, allowing you to reap auto execution benefits in Release (n) using these techniques, versus Release (n+1) using traditional QTP automation.


It’s Agile, Not Fragile—HP Best Practices for Application Development and Testing in the Mashup of Mobile, Cloud and Composite Applications

Kelly Emo and Michael Cooper, HP

The time is now to rethink the way you and your teams build, test and deliver applications. In this session, we will share the insights, best practices and software innovation to address the challenge of rapid delivery of today’s user-centric applications.  And, we will cover HP’s approach to Quality Assurance and testing -- leveraging automation, virtualization, collaboration and traceability--designed to speed application delivery timeframes for today’s mobile, social, constantly changing user base while maintaining dependable and remarkable quality.

Thursday, May 2, 11:15am–12:15pm

Mobile Continuous Integration for Dummies
Archie Roboostoff, Borland, a Micro Focus company

As mobile applications increase in functionality, the need for a more robust quality assurance infrastructure becomes a necessity.  Since mobile testing is a relatively new concept, many organizations are struggling to understand best practices.  In this session we’ll outline what it takes to create a scalable continuous integration quickly and easily.  We’ll also demonstrate how to leverage the CI infrastructure to link devices to visually created tests which can be tied back to business requirements.  No prior knowledge of mobile testing or continuous integration needed!


Best Practices for Testing Mobile Applications
Viabhav Agarwal, Jamo Solutions

During this session, Vaibhav will touch the different types of mobile applications and the best practices in order to create an automated regression test bed for testing these mobile apps. Vaibhav will also discuss the  result and return on investment you can expect after creating such a test bed. Examples will be given from the Android and iOS world.


Five Pains of a Test Manager and How to Overcome Them
Regg Struyk, Polarion

Nowadays testing software and hardware is indispensable for companies. Companies often use software tools to support their QA activities. These tools should support test managers and not constrain them, allowing them to organize their work in the best way for their organization. This presentation will give an overview on typical pains test managers experience during their daily work, and it will give possible solutions to minimize these pains to get a higher software and system quality.


Thursday, May 2, 1:30pm–2:30pm

Testing Mobile Apps: Upscale Your Mobile Quality with Automation
Eran Kinsbruner, Perfecto Mobile

In this session, we will explore MobileCloud Automation, which allows users to execute automated testing on real mobile devices and tablets located anywhere in the world. Users can automate their testing using the intuitive web-based user interface, which allows the creation of keyword-based ScriptOnce™ scripts. Once the scripts are complete, users can access the devices and run the scripts from anywhere in the world.  We will demonstrate:

  • Easy and efficient script creation  which reduces manual testing efforts on all platforms
  • Full flow control including conditions, loops, flow commands, expressions and data-tables
  • Reporting of each execution including a variety of information such as actual results, screen captures in digital format, continuous video recording of the entire script and graphs showing statistics about the execution
  • Enhanced collaboration which saves time and money on problem reproduction by using real time cloud-based device sharing


Emerging Wave of Digital Strategy and Way Forward for Assurance Services
Prasad Mk, Tata Consultancy Services

Social media, big data, cloud, analytics and mobility have driven an aggressive digital disruption across many industries. Tuned to these imperatives, organizations are planning to implement holistic digital strategies to stay competitive. To successfully embark on this transformation, it is imperative to have a pristine assurance (QA & testing) strategy.

Traditional assurance strategy doesn’t really suffice the need here. This session will unveil TCS’ Digital Assurance Framework covering the key tenets and best practices to successfully assure the digital strategy implementation across any enterprise.


Transforming Testing–Optimizing and Accelerating Beyond the COE
Darshan Dave, Syntel

  • Shift left - moving testing up the value chain, helping to enhance development test quality
  • Transforming testing design through model based testing
  • Accelerating the testing lifecycle though innovative test accelerator platform


Thursday, May 2, 3:00pm–4:00pm

6 Essential Cloud Testing Features
Mughees Minhas, Oracle

 Quality assurance engineers spend more time preparing for testing than doing actual testing and test hardware and software infrastructure is typically underutilized. Research shows that a combination of SaaS and IaaS  technology is best suited to decrease those peripheral activities. Join us to learn the 6 essential features of Cloud-based Self-Service Testing  and how this can improve operational efficiencies for QA organizations.

These features are a great part of the presentation:

  • End-to-end test orchestration
  • Automated test lab provisioning:
    1. Application under test
    2. Test tools
    3. Test assets (test scripts and scenarios)
  • Centralized, secure test library
  • Rich monitoring and advanced diagnostics
  • Performance reporting
  • Chargeback and metering