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Bonus Sessions

Bonus Sessions
B1 Speaking 101: Tips and Tricks
Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Are you a new star speaker or aspiring to be one in the future? Join us at this workshop on making effective conference presentations. Learn the secrets of developing content, identifying the Big Message, preparing slides with just the right words and images, presenting your message, handling questions from the audience, and being ready when things go wrong. Lee Copeland, a professional speaker since birth, shares ideas that will help you be a better speaker, no matter what the occasion.

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B3 Service Virtualization and Continuous Integration - sponsored by Cognizant
Premkumar Balasubramanian, Cognizant Technologies
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:15am - 8:15am

Join this unique breakfast bonus session featuring speakers Kannan Subramaniam, VP, TQM, Comcast, and Premkumar Balasubramanian, Sr. Director, E&A, Cognizant Technologies.

Agile development is frequented with challenges of enabling different channel's/teams to develop approaches that eliminates any constraints of the services being produced and consumed. Today’s business needs to deliver agility necessitates the need for closer integration by breaking the Chinese wall across SDLC phases and enabling IT partners to collaborate.  In the quest of sustained improvement and for effective removal of inefficiencies within IT services “Service Virtualization and Continuous Integration” is a concept that brings in ability to crunch the process, increase interoperability, reduces cost of ownership and help organizations to deploy changes to their products daily to continually improve their customer experience by building blocks for continuous delivery.

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B2 The Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST)
John McConda, Moser Consulting
Griffin Jones, Congruent Compliance
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Join us at The Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST)—a free, full-day bonus session held on Friday after the conference concludes. A unique peer workshop, WREST is dedicated to improving the practice of testing regulated systems. We define regulated software as any system that is subject to an internal or external review.

WREST relies on its attendees to make the workshop a success. There are no formal presentations, only experience reports with plenty of time designated for facilitated discussion. We hope to learn from each other by hearing the success and (especially!) failure stories of real practitioners who test regulated software. Have a problem you want input on solving? You can bring that to the workshop as well—just be prepared to participate! WREST is hosted by John McConda and Griffin Jones.

NOTE: Limited seats are available. Reserve your seat when you register online for the conference or by contacting the Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or [email protected].

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