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 5th | 11:15 – 11:45 am

Design and Maintain Performance Tests 10x Faster with NeoLoad, the Fastest and Most Automated Tool on the Planet
Steve Weisfeldt, Neotys

Neotys helps companies test faster the reliability and performance of their applications and deliver new features in less time using NeoLoad our collaborative and automated load testing tool. NeoLoad is Agile, Automated and supports Continuous Performance Testing: our customers design tests 5-10x faster, they can automate test script maintenance, they can test earlier in the lifecycle, automate testing with Continuous Integration Systems and Simplify test collaboration.


Wednesday, April 5th | 11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Linking Requirements to Test Cases to Save Time and Frustration
Anthony Washington, Perforce

By linking test cases to their requirements, and any generated issues and changed code, Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack) makes it possible for you to tie your ALM implementation together. Future testing and analysis becomes a snap, and you don’t have to comb through design documents for a specific requirement. Helix ALM lets you spot problem areas with code and design before issues are reported! Perforce’s Anthony Washington, Solutions Specialist, will show you firsthand how much time and frustration Helix ALM can spare you when you have to refer back to the requirement from a test case or test run or even code.


Wednesday, April 5th | 1:30 – 2:00 pm

Increase Tester Productivity with AscentialTest from Zeenyx Software.
Brian Le Suer, Zeenyx

This Expo Talk will provide participants with an understanding of how AscentialTest helps organizations increase the productivity of its testing staff and reduce the costs of developing and maintaining both manual and automated tests. AscentialTest by Zeenyx Software is a comprehensive, enterprise level testing solution that encompasses test planning, creation, management, execution, reporting and metrics. Our mission is to provide a testing solution where users build robust manual and automated tests from reusable components that are created by dragging and dropping. No frameworks or programming skills required.


Wednesday, April 5th | 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Modern Software Testing – How Leading Organizations Are Delivering Higher Quality Software at a Faster Pace
DJ Frank, QA Symphony

Today development organizations are making a shift from waterfall to Agile and DevOps methodologies in order continuously launch faster product updates. Unfortunately, no matter what methodology organizations adopt, they continue struggling to deliver quality, especially when they are pushed to move at a faster pace. Join DJ Frank to learn about the state of software testing and how to deliver high quality software, regardless of the methodology you use. In this session you will discover how to do more testing, automation scripting, bug reporting, and report on software testing and test case management efforts in QASymphony’s qTest Platform. Visualize and act on the data you need for a faster time to market in qTest Insights by creating custom dashboards, visual heat maps and more


Wednesday, April 5th | 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Mastering TDM Using Virtual Test Data
Craig Dickman, Delphix

In this session, Craig Dickman will be exploring why data represents the most significant bottleneck in the SDLC and how data virtualization is transforming Test Data Management at companies like Molina Health, Fannie Mae, and HP. Delphix customers use our dynamic data platform to efficiently secure and deliver test data to application teams faster, so that they can release quality applications at a more competitive pace.


Wednesday, April 5th | 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Reduce Costs, Get to Market Faster, and Enable Global Reach
Christopher Bremer, Lionbridge

The convergence of technology to provide enhanced experiences means a new reality – increased scope and complexity. Lionbridge enables national and global firms to close the gap between test complexity and quality expectations, and release, through the support of international teams. Specializing in functional and non-functional, mobility, UX, software release, hardware, WiFi connectivity, and mobile app testing, Lionbridge has the ability to innovative with technology and keep pace with trends, especially AI and IoT. Learn more about how to increase your company’s digital footprint, shorten the time-to-market process, and eliminate co-employment exposure – all without budget increases from your current model.


Wednesday, April 5th | 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Managed Testing Services: Understanding the operational Model and it’s benefits
Shekhar Bhole, Microexcel

In the information technology area, the most common managed services appear to evolve around connectivity and bandwidth, network monitoring, security, virtualization, and disaster recovery, Help Desk, and technical support. This session will highlight the Managed Testing Services (MTS) operational model and how it takes QA functions for your organization to the highest level of maturity, saving cost and improving quality for the deliverables.


Wednesday, April 5th | 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Re-imagine Quality
Esko Hannula, Qentinel

Traditional measures of design and manufacturing quality will not be adequate in the digital world. Your customer experience and the performance of your product are largely affected by products and systems completely out of your control. Is it possible to manage quality anymore? How can you test all changes fast and cheap enough? How do you ensure the connection between product quality and customer experience? How do you reap the benefits of connecting intelligent devices and systems while safeguarding against the threats created by the growing complexity of the digital world? Join Esko in his mission to help the world re-imagine quality and its role in business performance.


Thursday, April 6th | 10:00 – 10:30 am

Deploy, reuse, and destroy complete test environments: service virtualization.
Andrey Madan, Parasoft

Sick of others telling you when you can and can’t test? Of bureaucracies that make getting useful test data nearly impossible? Of departmental disputes preventing access to needed dependent systems, applications, and
services you need? Simplify your life and minimize the time and overhead of testing! With service virtualization, you can simulate a complete test environment, easily, with little setup time, including your teams already created virtual services. Join this session and learn how to simulate dependent systems quickly and easily with full functionality, avoid scheduling conflicts, and get a fresh test environment every time.


Thursday, April 6th | 10:30 – 11:00 am

Advanced tools and libraries for Robot Framework
Denis Sharypov, Smart Design

Although Robot Framework comes with basic IDE and is ready for out of the box usage, it lacks productivity features.
Smart Design has equipped you with all necessary tooling and libraries for test development to feel yourself as comfortable as any software developer would do in their favorite IDE. Reduce the likelihood of making mistakes and keyword duplicates and shorten the learning path for newcomers. Use keyword explorer, test suite runner, various autocompletion and refactoring features, documentation support while test development and maintenance is made easy using full featured step-wise debugger. Join Smart Design’s Denis Sharypov to explore Robot Framework enhancement advantages and your opportunities for a quick start up of test development team.


Thursday, April 6th | 11:15 – 11:45 am

Automated Testing Made Awesome with Sauce Labs
Harry Roberts, Sauce Labs

As engineering organizations make the shift from waterfall to Agile development practices, they find that one of the most difficult, and expensive bottlenecks to achieving true CI/CD is automated testing. This presentation will show how to get this critical piece of your pipeline right, and properly implement automated testing in a DevOps environment. Neil Manvar, Solutions Architect at Sauce Labs, will demonstrate how to leverage test automation at scale with the Sauce Labs cloud. With access to 800+ browser/OS/device combinations (including mobile) to run your functional and JSUnit tests, your team doesn’t have to worry about maintaining infrastructure, and instead can focus on delivering quality code more frequently. Harry is already speaking at the conference, so you should have his contact info. Let me know if you need anything else. Will we get to choose when our expo talk will take place?


Thursday, April 6th | 11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Enable Agile Mobile App Development and Testing with Continuous Delivery
Jamie Moore, Mobile Labs

As more people and businesses become dependent on mobile applications, the push toward enterprise mobility increases. To keep pace, development and testing teams must deliver apps with continuous speed and quality. Join Jamie Moore, to learn new strategies to replace the time-consuming manual testing techniques of the past. You’ll discover how development and testing teams can work together to combat the challenges of agile mobile app development and testing. You will learn how to protect against the security risks of testing in a public cloud while overcoming the lengthy cross-platform testing with multiple scripts. You will also learn how to avoid the high costs and poor app performance associated with the ever-increasing number of operating systems and device types.


Thursday, April 6th | 1:30 – 2:00 pm

Brave New World: Testing Challenges in IoT Projects
Jeff Shurts, SPR Consulting

Testing Internet of Things (IoT) applications, whether done manually or using automation, is very different than testing traditional, user-centric web or mobile applications. The unique combination of characteristics of an IoT system – including remote sensors and gateways, constantly-streaming data, asynchronous processing, event-based behavior and complex analytics – means that many testers will need to gain new knowledge and skills in order to meet the testing challenges presented by IoT systems. In this talk, we will discuss some of the unique characteristics of IoT, to increase awareness and help prepare testers for the challenges that lie ahead.


Thursday, April 6th | 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Kim Tatum and Chaithanya Rajanna, Deloitte

Robot-led automation has the potential to transform today’s workplace as dramatically as the machines of the Industrial Revolution changed the factory floor. Robotic process automation software “robots” perform routine business processes by mimicking the way people interact with applications and following simple rules to make decisions. To maximize the impact of robot-led automation, business leaders need to have a solid understanding of the available tools and a clearly defined strategy for automating their enterprises. This ExpoTalk will outline an automation strategy that looks beyond traditional and recently adopted testing methods to define how organizations can increase quality and velocity of deployments.


Thursday, April 6th | 2:30 – 3:00 am pm

Kick-starting the QE Transformation Journey with Intelligent Automation
Hans Pauley, Accenture

Companies are increasingly embracing the need to plan for or commence the transformational journey from today’s QA to the future of QE, but do not have a clear view where and how to start. We view and are employing hyper-acceleration of Intelligent Automation as foundational commencement to a successful and methodical journey. Intelligent automation is the key to driving change across acceleration, shift left, resource transformation and upending our views of coverage. Intelligent automation incorporates the right tooling at the right pace with the right strategic insights all underpinned by the right preparation and planning.


Thursday, April 6th | 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Agile Coach Test Drive Lite
Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy

If you or your organization have had any challenges with agile methodologies, or simply want to bounce ideas off true agile experts, this is your chance. Join Zenergy agile coaches, Bob Galen and Shaun Bradshaw, as they address attendees’ most vexing issues in a group discussion. Learn how Bob and Shaun would coach and guide your team to solve the challenges that are slowing your agile adoption or preventing your organization from operating at peak performance. This “lite” version of Zenergy’s full-day Agile Coach Test Drive, will give you practical ideas you can take back to your organization to implement.


Thursday, April 6th | 4:00 – 4:30 pm

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