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STARWEST 2017 - Industry Technical Presentations

Get solutions to your top testing & QA challenges by attending the Industry Technical Presentations (ITPs). Offered alongside the concurrent sessions in 1-hour time slots, these presentations give you the opportunity to learn first-hand how solution providers have implemented their products and services in the real world. These solution providers are often on the leading edge of new technologies, tools, and practices and offer conference attendees a window into their future.

Industry Technical Presentations with full descriptions will be added to the conference site about 3-4 weeks before the live event.

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Wednesday, October 4


Beyond Testing: Key Strategies in App Monitoring

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
  • Learn about the major factors that impact mobile app performance and consequences of poor performing apps 
  • Learn the best practices, step-by-step approach, and tools you need to help your app achieve better performance 
  • Learn about the KPIs you should be considering, how to analyze data, and what you need to know when important transactions fail
Cigniti Technologies logo

Transformational Tales – Humanizing the QA Transformation Journey

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Join us in this session as Chris & Kalyan give practical ways to bring transformation to your team.

CA Technologies

T-Mobile's Hands Free Testing Pipeline

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

• Testing and Testing API’s can be a challenge without the right toolset
• An automated approach is needed to keep pace with today’s software development timelines
• Improvements in test automation can dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of testing

Sencha Inc.

Simplifying Test Automation of Web Applications Using Visual Inspection and Page Objects

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
  • Locate elements on page and create meaningful locators
  • Dynamically create page objects to create robust and maintainable tests
  • Create end-to-end test automation by integrating with Jenkins and JIRA
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Simplify Your Testing Process with Artifact Linking

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
  • Link development artifacts do decrease time-to- market
  • Accelerate and simplify testing and analysis
  • Increase the visibility of code and design problems

Why is Everyone Talking About the Future of Testing?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:30pm

• Why are we in the Perfect Storm?
• Why Software Testing Must Fundamentally Change
• The Role of the Tester will be Elevated

Parasoft logo

Unblocking Barriers to Test Automation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join this session to learn how to: 

  • Store complex test configurations as a template to deploy in your CI/CD process
  • Simulate realistic, real-world behavior of dependencies stemming from outages, unexpected loads, denial of service attacks, etc. 
  • Sandwich applications between predictable tests and consistent environments to maximize control during dynamic execution
tap|QA logo

Shifting Left: Evolution of Automation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Attendees will learn growing changes in Automation and Continuous Integration
  • Audience will learn how Open Source tools can be used and how to integrate with your Software Development and Business Needs
  • Session will demonstrate what new requirements are for Test Engineer skills within CI automation
Testlio logo

How QA Helped Microsoft Outlook Mobile Reach 100 Million Users

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

● Testlio Co-Founder (Marko Kruustük) in conversation with Microsoft Partner Director of Engineering and Outlook Mobile lead (Kevin Henrikson)
● Kevin successfully launched and led Accompli, which sold to Microsoft and became the foundation for Outlook Mobile. He’s also spent time in VC and Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures
● Discussion will include Microsoft’s approach to testing, the future of QA, and Kevin’s entrepreneurial journey

Thursday, October 5

Accessibility Testing: Taming the Beast

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Accessibility testing has a reputation being a manual effort. This is not acceptable in an increasingly agile and continuous development environment. Join this session with Dylan Barrell, CTO of Deque Systems, who will walk you through the straightforward solution to automating accessibility testing.

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Automated Testing Made Awesome with Sauce Labs

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:45am
  • Overview of how to run your automated Selenium tests in the Sauce Labs cloud 
  • Decrease the amount of time it takes your suite to run by executing tests in parallel 
  • Ensure your apps work all of the time with functional testing on real devices
Micro Focus

NBC Universal Reveals Their DevOps QA Journey

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:30am

Hear how NBC Universal:
• Implemented ‘Continuous Testing’ in DevOps context at NBCUniversal
• Developed a new framework for end-to-end Test Lifecycle Automation
• Integrated Microfocus (formerly HPE) tools across platforms, included but not limited to UFT, UFT Pro, Selenium, Jenkins, uBuild, uDeploy

TestPlant logo

Automate the automation and deliver digital experiences that delight users with AI

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
  • Learn why it's important to focus on application and product level testing and put users back at the center of your testing practices
  • See why you must test all aspects of the user experience, including performance, usability and security testing
  • Learn how to "automate the automation", auto-generate test-cases, massively increase testing productivity, speed, and coverage
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Advanced Automation in your API lifecycle

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
  • Increase API adoption by automating API documentation and SDK gen during development
  • Solidify API quality by automating end-to-end functional, performance and security testing
  • Avoid production outages by automating API monitoring

MetLife’s QA Transformation Journey into the Digital Age

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

• The influencing factors forcing companies to recognize and drive QA innovation and quality initiatives across their delivery lifecycle.
• How the key tenants of people, process and technology can align to help deliver high-quality products and services.
• How a transition from a common "test" organizational to a "quality" operations organization looks and hear guidance on how companies such as MetLife are advancing the importance of QA in the broader delivery spectrum.

Mobile Labs logo

We’re Starting with Appium ... Now What?

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Writing an Appium script, including object identification
  • Running the Appium script on real devices
  • Appium Script execution on multiple devices in a continuous delivery model

Mastering DataOps to Unlock Testing Productivity

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Why data friction bottlenecks the SDLC
  • Best practices for securing and delivering test data
  • How to integrate DataOps practices into DevOps initiatives
  • How industry leaders are leveraging a platform-based approach to test data management
TurnKey Solutions logo

Lessons Learned in Test Automation

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • What to do and not do when automating your application testing 
  • How record and playback will kill your productivity (and what to do about it) 
  • Why test data management is the oxygen of the testing process (and how to get it on demand)
Micro Focus

Build, Provision, Deploy, Test, Repeat: Why Automation and Control are critical for your Testing Centric DevOps Tool-chain

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This session will dive into the technologies and approaches that allow an integrated CI / CD approach to be created and implemented in conjunction with your existing Testing and Test Automation tools, increasing delivery speed and insight into application quality and status. From Cucumber to Selenium to HP ALM to penetration testing and beyond, all from one point of control.