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STARWEST 2016 - Bonus Sessions

As a conference attendee you will also gain access to a variety of complimentary bonus sessions on various testing and quality assurance topics.

More information is coming soon. In the meantime, please join our mailing list to stay updated on these bonus sessions and other conference program updates.

Wednesday, October 5

Huw Price
CA Technologies

Risk-Based Testing: Everyone’s talking about it, but how many are actually doing it?

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:15am to 8:15am

The appeal of Risk-Based Testing is clear: you don’t have the time or resources to run every possible test, so you only execute those tests which are most likely to help avoid damaging software defects. Makes sense, right? However, issues arise when risk metrics are assigned arbitrarily, based on assumptions made about how a poorly understood system should work. Tests must be measurable and generated on the basis of an informed understanding of how a system is most likely to be used. This session will set out just how this can be achieved in practice, offering a...

Tata Consultancy Services
Prasad MK

Panel Discussion on Bridging the Gap Between the Digital and Physical Worlds with QA

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Panelists: Imran Shaikh, Director, Rogers | Rajesh Bala, Director – Assurance Practice, TCS | Moderator: Prasad MK, TCS

Inter-connected technologies are changing the way we live. From smart homes to smart cities, wearables to connected cars, technology is seamlessly connecting the digital and physical worlds together. However, as we welcome these advances in technology, we are also forced to face the reality that these changes come with their own set of accuracy, security and technology issues.
The key to bridging the gap between these two worlds and...

Thursday, October 6


Transforming Test for DevOps: Insights from Alaska Airlines, Capital One, CareFirst, Comcast

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:15am to 8:15am

Panelists include the following Parasoft customers: Ryan Papineau, Alaska Airlines | Adam Auerbach, Capital One | Mike Puntumapanitch, CareFirst | Sujal Dalia, Comcast

In this panel discussion, IT leaders from Alaska Airlines, Capital One, CareFirst, and Comcast share insights on the critical organizational changes required to transform test for DevOps. In addition to profiling the application of key transformational technologies such as service virtualization, API testing, and development testing, the panel will explore:

· Challenges...

Friday, October 7

Moser Consulting
Griffin Jones
Congruent Compliance

The Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST)

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Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:30am to 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...