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Allan Wagner


IBM-certified IT Specialist Allan (Al) Wagner is currently a technical manager and evangelist with IBM, driving thought leadership, strategic initiatives, and tangible solutions with a specific focus on quality management, test automation, and service virtualization. In his fifteen years of practical IT field experience, Al has assisted, supported, mentored, and enabled teams with their IT application infrastructure, development, implementation, and operations challenges. A frequent conference speaker on software quality principles and techniques, Al also has authored or coauthored the IBM Service Virtualization for Dummies book and numerous papers on quality management and test automation.

Speaker Presentations
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 1:45pm
Test Techniques
Continuous Testing through Service Virtualization

The demand to accelerate software delivery and for teams to continuously test and release high quality software sooner has never been greater. However, whether your release strategy is based on schedule or quality, the entire delivery process hits the wall when agility stops at testing. When software/services that are part of the delivered system or required environments are unavailable for testing, the entire team suffers. Al Wagner explains how to remove these testing interruptions, decrease project risk, and release higher quality software sooner. Using a real-life example, Al shows you how service virtualization can be applied across the lifecycle to shift integration, functional, and performance testing to the left. Gain an understanding of how service virtualization can be incorporated into your automated build and deployment process, making continuous testing a reality for your organization. Learn what service virtualization can do for you and your stakeholders. The ROI is worth it!

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 1:30pm
Industry Technical Presentations
Continuously Test & Deliver High Quality Software Faster

• How past attempts to change software development and testing approaches, in order to meet the increasing customer demand for better quality, aren’t really working.
• What test teams really need to become leaner, test earlier, and test continuously with agile test environments using service virtualization.
• How to integrate continuous testing with deployment automation accelerating the software delivery lifecycle and achieving continuous feedback.