EXPO Talks

If you are looking to learn more about specific products and services showcased by EXPO exhibitors, then the EXPO Talks are designed for you! Starting on Wednesday afternoon and ending with the EXPO Reception, these Talks are short 30-minute sessions featuring innovative product demos or service presentations. You will have the chance to talk with exhibitor representatives and have your questions answered away from the busy EXPO booths. The EXPO Talks are a convenient one-stop-shopping to learn the latest about products and services.

Wednesday, April 20th
11:15 – 11:45 am
Test Workbench for Holistic Test Management
Chaithanya Rajanna, Deloitte Consulting

Learn how tools can reduce the gap between business and IT through holistic test management and creating automated scripts without writing code. Test Workbench by Deloitte™ is one stop shop solution that helps transform testing organizations to higher maturity. Workbench is built on an integrated platform with multiple modules that cater to increasing efficiencies and effectiveness across testing life cycles. Some of the key modules are “Holistic Test Planning”, “Automated Status Reporting”, “Demand Management”, efficient test design management using Design Workspace and Scriptless Automation” and “Effective Test Coverage Analyzer”.

Wednesday, April 20th
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Automated Tests without Recording or Scripting with AscentialTest
Brian Le Suer, Zeenyx Software

Get a brief introduction to AscentialTest from Zeenyx Software and learn how it helps organizations save time and reduce costs by enabling domain experts to design and create manual and automated tests without recording or scripting. In this product demonstration, you’ll find out how AscentialTest eliminates costly and inefficient test frameworks, while minimizing the test maintenance effort. AscentialTest is an enterprise level Test Management System that encompasses test planning, development, data management and execution for applications running on Windows, the web, java, dotNet, terminals and PowerBuilder. Come and learn how Zeenyx is making testers more productive.

Wednesday, April 20th
1:30 – 2:00 pm
Sizing, Estimating and Testing: Can You Answer the 3 questions?
Tony Timbol, DCG Software Value

Sizing software establishes timelines for completing work, including appropriately allocating resources (team members and budget). But how does this relate to the testing process? The adage, “What you can’t measure, you can’t manage,” applies here. What is needed is a method of making the importance and effectiveness of testing visible and measurable. This presentation will outline how sizing in testing can help you answer 3 important testing questions: Is there enough time?, Is there enough data?, and “Are there enough people to test what is needed?”

Wednesday, April 20th
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Right Data, Right Place, Right Time
Mike Cartina, Orasi Software

The application economy is driving massive digital transformation. As a result, organizations are increasingly under pressure to continuously deliver valuable and high quality applications faster than ever. Yet the quality of an application depends on the quality of the testing data, and creating the right test data, to the right place, at the right time, remains a significant challenge. Orasi provides best-of-class partner technologies and services that can help organizations find, create and provision the data needed for testing–automatically and quickly. Test data constraints, which routinely compromise application quality, can be eliminated, accelerating application delivery to market, on time and within budget.

Wednesday, April 20th
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Moving to an Onshore team and Managing Technical Millennials

Michael Faulise, tap|QA

Are you struggling with how to keep up with the demands being made on your testing team and managing Millennials?  Come see how transitioning to an on-shore model using “tap|Lakeshore” can improve your productivity, reduce cost, and increase the quality of deliverables.  With increased security concerns and agile methodologies many companies are leveraging a near-shore solution for their testing needs.  We see a 33% to 50% reduced cost for companies that transition to tap|Lakeshore.  Attend this session and see how companies are using this model to solve testing challenges, new management techniques with Millennials, mobile testing, automation, and CI needs.

Wednesday, April 20th
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Automation for Devs and Testers with TestComplete
Gregory Hanson, SmartBear Software

In this talk you will gain insight into how mixed teams of devs and testers are able to use TestComplete and our new Visual Studio plugin to enhance your automation suite. With the world moving to a more DevTest model, having combined teams of testers that can work in a Record and Playback model as well in their development IDE on the same platform is a necessity. 

Wednesday, April 20th
4:00 – 4:30 pm
QA Best Practices for Agile Environment
Piyush Sachar, Microexcel

In an Agile/Scrum project, QA is a team’s responsibility. Everyone should know what type of testing is needed and who will perform testing at what time in the sprint process. The QA team member selects the tools for the desired testing. For example, system testing can be performed through Selenium and integration testing can be done through SOAP UI or REST API. Test case prioritization and test coverage should follow QA best practices. Team selection also plays an important role in delivery of Agile projects. The discussion on Agile QA best practices will be followed by a case study of a large enterprise that includes Demandware, Marketo, Ampliance, SAP, OMS and Highway 905.

Thursday, April 21st
10:00 – 10:30 am
Selenium: The Core of Automation
Manju Naglapur, CompuGain Solutions

When examining the rapid development of the software industry over the past several years, automation has taken a central role in delivering effective and reliable software-based business tools and solutions. Today, business tools must be agile and able to adapt to the frequently changing approaches and strategies shifting markets and consumer trends require. Such agility is a key component of modern software tools seeking to minimize disruptions to in-place solutions.

Thursday, April 21st
10:30 – 11:00 am
Mobile SLA Monitoring & Validation Automated Framework
Vinayak Gaur, Hexaware

Business critical mobile applications require constant monitoring of business SLAs to ensure the reliability, availability and efficiency of services to the customers. A new mobile testing trend is to establish a framework that combines the validation and monitoring requirements in a common integrated testing approach on supported mobile platforms. Hexaware has implemented an automated mobile Test/Monitoring framework for one of our telephony clients to diagnose, check (24X7) and report the overall health of functional components and features of a core business critical mobile application that provides VoIP calling features across various countries.

Thursday, April 21st
11:15 – 11:45 am
Secure Mobile App testing with Mobile Labs
Jamie Moore, Mobile Labs

Winning in today’s mobile-first enterprise means delivering quality cross-platform mobile apps that perform perfectly. Getting apps ready for prime time takes the right mobile app testing solutions to help conquer the challenging dynamics of mobility. Mobile Labs’ patented technology provides enterprise-grade mobile app testing solutions and worldwide, 24×7 device access and management from a secure mobile device cloud. The result is more efficient testing, improved quality and increased user satisfaction. Come hear about the Mobile Labs solution: deviceConnect™: a private mobile device cloud, Labs Trust: a certified add-in to HP QTP, and deviceBridge™: the only virtual USB cord available today.

Thursday, April 21st
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Beyond Resizing a Browser: Useful Responsive Web Testing Tips
Eran Kinsbruner, Perfecto

Half of web traffic comes from a mobile device, so it’s no surprise that organizations are adopting different strategies to ensure a consistent user experience on any device. However, there’s a lot more to a quality digital experience than simply viewing a website in different screen sizes. To truly deliver seamless web viewing and interaction on any device from laptop to smartphone, RWD apps using Selenium need to go through testing rigors including: testing on actual devices (not emulators), testing against real user conditions and interruptions, and testing visual aspects such as screen orientation changes. In this talk, Perfecto’s Eran Kinsbruner will discuss practical RWD testing tips and also demonstrate RWD testing scenarios.

Thursday, April 21st
1:30 – 2:00 pm
Combining Manual and Automated Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio
Paul Herzog, SPR Consulting

There are very few tools on the market that combine all aspects of application lifecycle management as efficiently as Microsoft’s Visual Studio/Team Foundation Server, especially when incorporating Microsoft Test Manager. You can build manual test cases, control manual testing cycles, build test data, and also integrate automated tests from Visual Studio and its CodedUI library into a common testing approach and planning structure.  There’s no need to have multiple testing tools, test repositories and referencing multiple dashboards for testing status.  Join Paul in an investigation of a singular approach to test management, execution, metrics, and defect tracking for manual and automated testing.

Thursday, April 21st
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Jump Start Automation through Utopia Automation Framework (UAF)
Lee Barnes, Utopia Solutions

Over more than 15 years of implementing test automation, Utopia Solutions’ engineers have collected best practices and core features that are required independent the functionality or technology of the application you’re testing. These features have been incorporated into the Utopia Solutions Automation Framework (UAF) and form the foundation for implementing successful test automation across a variety of technologies and applications. The UAF supports HP UFT and Selenium and includes an extensible common UI interaction layer, flexible reporting, error detection and recovery, and interacting with external data sources. Attend this talk to understand how the UAF can jump start your automation success. If you have existing automation assets, learn the critical test automation factors your solution must include.

Thursday, April 21st
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Making the Most of Selenium: Your Tough Questions Answered
David Dang and Chris Lawson, Zenergy Technologies

Join QUEST presenters and workshop instructors, David Dang and Chris Lawson of Zenergy Technologies, for a question and answer session on Selenium implementations. This open session is a chance to share your specific questions with experts who, having conducted numerous Selenium engagements for clients, have encountered and solved a multitude of challenges with the open source framework. Let David and Chris make your Selenium implementation smoother by learning from their first-hand experience.

Thursday, April 21st
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Linking Requirements to Test Cases with TestTrack
Kayla Gillman and Mike Turton, Seapine Software

By linking test cases to their requirements, TestTrack makes it possible for you to go directly to the exact requirement the test case was written for. No more combing through design documents for a specific requirement! Seapine Software’s Kayla Gillman, Solutions Specialist, and Mike Turton, Business Development Manager, will show you firsthand how much time and frustration TestTrack can spare you when you have to refer back to the requirement from a test case or test run.

Thursday, April 21st
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Continuous Performance Validation with NeoLoad and NeoSense
Steve Weisfeldt, Neotys

At Neotys, we think Continuous Performance Validation is the best way to produce faster applications, deliver new features and enhancements in less time and simplify interactions across Dev, QA, Ops and business stakeholders around application performance. This is achieved by testing, monitoring and improving performance at every stage of the application development lifecycle, from development to production, leveraging automated and collaborative tooling. In this talk, we’ll show a live demo of our products NeoLoad and NeoSense working together to validate the performance of an application from Dev to Prod.