Conference at a Glance

QUEST 2018 brings you 5 days packed with classes, tutorials, educational sessions, hand-on workshops, discussions groups, EXPO, and networking events. You can attend one day or all five days. Scroll through the entire schedule or select a specific day. Click on the individual session titles to read abstracts and learn about the instructors/speakers.

Monday, May 21: Pre-Conference Classes & Workshop

Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Full Day Classes
LEADERSHIP AGILE AUTOMATION MEASUREMENT MOBILE
Becoming an Influential Test Team Leader, Randall Rice, Rice Consulting Services, Inc. Essential Patterns of Mature Agile Testers,
Jason Schreuder, Zenergy Technologies
Making Test Automation Live Up to Its Promises,
Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies
Test Metrics & Measurement: What’s Working, What’s Not and Why,
Lynn McKee, Quality Perspectives
De-Mystifying Mobile Application Testing,
Raj Subramanian, ChaiLatte Consulting
Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Workshop

Manager’s Solutions Workshop
Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Class

CSQA Certification Prep
Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Class

CSTE Certification Prep
Monday
5:30 – 8:30
Manager’s Connection Dinner

Tuesday, May 22: Pre-Conference Tutorials, Classes & Workshop

Morning
8:30 – 12:00
Tutorials
LEADERSHIP AGILE AUTOMATION TEST DATA MOBILE/IOT
Leading High Performance Teams,
Diane Brescher, Ed.D., GEM Leaders | DB Consulting Partners, LLC
Agile Testing: How Lean Can You Get?,
Clyneice Chaney, Quality Squared
Mastering BDD Test Automation,
Eran Kinsbruner, Perfecto
From Ancient Greeks to Modern Geeks: Focusing on Data Privacy,
Craig Laufer, Erie Insurance Group
Tackling Mobile/IoT Testing Workshop,
Costa Avradopoulos, Avracom, Inc.
Afternoon
1:00 – 4:30
Tutorials
LEADERSHIP AGILE AUTOMATION PLAN/DESIGN OPEN SOURCE
Improving your Leadership Skills with Open Space Concepts,
Mike Kaufman, Kaufman Agile Consulting, Inc., & Joanne Stone, Stonejo
Coaching & Consulting
Quality at Speed: Maximizing Efficiency with an Agile Testing Methodology,
Jeff Van Fleet & Julie Hagan, Lighthouse Technologies, Inc.
Test Automation Foundations and Principles,
Jim Trentadue, VGT
Methodology for Outcomes-Based Testing Requirements,
Clareice Chaney, MITRE Corporation and Clyneice Chaney, Quality Squared
Connecting your Open Source Tools and Creating an Integrated Results Dashboard,
Jennifer Bonine, TAP | QA
Tuesday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Workshop

Manager’s Solutions Workshop
Tuesday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Class
CSQA Certification Prep
Tuesday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Class
CSTE Certification Prep
Tuesday
4:30 – 6:30
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 23: Conference & EXPO

Wednesday
7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast – sponsored by TBD
Wednesday
8:15 – 8:30
Opening Remarks and Announcements:Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Wednesday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote Presentation – Scheduling of Wednesday’s Keynote is in progress
Wednesday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break – sponsored by TBD
Wednesday
9:30 – 5:15
Exhibitor EXPO – Browse and learn from service and technology providers!
Wednesday
10:00 – 11:00
LEADERSHIP AGILE AUTOMATION SECURITY MOBILE
Planning for the End Game, Lynn McKee, Quality Perspectives Agile Transformation: Knowledge Does Not Equal Understanding, Frank Rios, HERE Let’s Get Real About Test Automation!, Lee Barnes, Utopia Solutions Software Integrity: Integrated Focus for Software Quality and Security, Joe Jarzombek, Synopsys How to Break Mobile Applications, Raj Subramanian, ChaiLatte Consulting
Wednesday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIP AGILE AUTOMATION SECURITY MOBILE
I Hate Selling: Engaging Your Management for Your Quality Initiatives,
Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Advantage Leadership Inc.
The Three Amigo’s Role in Agile,
Tom Cagley, Tom Cagley & Associates
Optimize Your Test Automation Across the Pipeline,
Eran Kinsbruner, Perfecto Mobile
Adding Penetration Testing to your QA Automation Stack with OWASP ZAP, Nikkolas Shramek, Principal Financial Group Using Analytics to Optimize Your Mobile Testing,
David Dang, Zenergy Technologies
Wednesday
12:15 – 1:15
Special Interests Roundtables and Lunch – sponsored by TBD
Wednesday
1:15 – 1:45
EXPO TALK EXPO TALK EXPO TALK EXPO TALK EXPO TALK
Products & Practices Session Products & Practices Session Products & Practices Session Products & Practices Session Products & Practices Session
Wednesday
2:00 – 3:00
LEADERSHIP AGILE AUTOMATION SECURITY MEASUREMENT
Dynamics of Team Formation: Kicking Off and Setting Up Successful Teams,
Mike Kaufman, Kaufman Agile Consulting, Inc., and Joanne Stone, Stonejo Coaching and Consulting
How to Ensure Your “Definition of Done” is Well-Done Not Half-Baked, Susan Schanta, Cognizant Advanced Test Automation Techniques for Responsive Apps and Sites,
Moshe Milman, Applitools California
Automated Testing and the DevOps Pipeline,
Randy Spiess, Cara/ Accenture
Identifying, Measuring, and Paying Off Testing Debt,
Peter Varhol, Kanda Software
Wednesday
3:00 – 3:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break – sponsored by TBD
Wednesday
Workshops
3:30 – 5:00
LEADERSHIP AGILE AUTOMATION DEVOPS MEASUREMENT
Fostering Sustainable Change Efforts,
Diane Brescher, GEM Leaders | DB Consulting Partners, LLC
Essential Patterns of Mature Agile Testers,
Shaun Bradshaw, Zenegy Technologies
Define the Best Level for Your Automation,
Jim Trentadue, VGT
Creating a Killer Test Automation Framework in DevOps,
Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies
Metrics That Matter: Keeping Your Project On Track,
Jeff Van Fleet and Julie Hagan, Lighthouse Technologies
Wednesday
5:30 – 9:00

Dinner and Entertainment at Sunrise Station in San Antonio
– sponsored by Sauce Labs

Thursday, May 24: Conference & EXPO

Thursday
7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast
Thursday
7:30 – 8:15
Early Bird Session: STEMpathy: Why Quality Professionals are More Important Now Than Ever!,
Anne Hungate, Daring Systems
Thursday
8:15 – 8:30
Announcements:
Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Thursday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote Presentation – Leading in a Self-Organizing World,
Jeff Dalton, Chief Evangelist, AgileCxO
Thursday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break – sponsored by TBD
Thursday
9:30 – 6:30
Exhibitor EXPO – Browse and learn from service and technology providers!
Thursday
10:00 – 11:00
LEADERSHIP PLAN/DESIGN OPEN SOURCE IoT API
Building Your Credibility as a Test Leader,
Randall Rice, Rice Consulting
Making the Move to Behavior-Driven Development,
Ryan Yackel, QASymphony
Automation Best Practices with Open Source ,
Leo Laskin, Sauce Labs
Testing the Next Generation of Technologies: IoT, Mobile, and Cloud,
Costa Avradopoulos, Avracom, Inc.
The Future of API Testing: Trends and How to Propel Your Testing,
Rajeev Rai, QASource
Thursday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIP PLAN/DESIGN OPEN SOURCE IoT RISK
Where Are We Going: Developing and Designing a Comprehensive QA Roadmap, Elizabeth Wisdom, Ulta Beauty Jumpstart Testing with Acceptance Test Drive Development,
Susan Brockley, ExxonMobil
Enterprise Product Testing Using Robot Framework,
Denis Sharypov, Smart Design
Successful Test Practices in the Era of IOT,
Amir Rozenberg, Perfecto Mobile
Leverage Software Intelligence to Improve Risk-Based Testing,
Bill Dickenson, CAST Software and Jeff Van Fleet, Lighthouse Technologies
Thursday
12:15 – 1:15
Special Interests Roundtables and Lunch
Thursday
1:15 -1:45
EXPO TALK EXPO TALK EXPO TALK EXPO TALK EXPO TALK
Products & Practices Session Products & Practices Session Products & Practices Session Products & Practices Session Products & Practices Session
Thursday
2:00 – 3:00
LEADERSHIP PLAN/DESIGN OPEN SOURCE PERFORMANCE UAT
The Lost Art of Live Communication,
Jennifer Bonine, Tap | QA
Techniques and Attitude for Team Ownership of Quality,
Gary Pedretti, Sodoto Solutions
Modern Web Testing: Protractor and Selenium WebDriverk, Dmitry Vinnik, Salesforce Hybrid Performance Testing: Does Render Time Matter?,
Lawrence Nuanez, Total Performance Consulting
Bridging the UAT Gap,
Paul Herzog, SPR Consulting
Thursday
3:00 – 3:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break – sponsored by TBD
Thursday
Workshops 3:30 – 5:00
LEADERSHIP PLAN/DESIGN AUTOMATION PERFORMANCE SAAS
Trimming Down your QA Effort While Maintaining Quality,
Clyneice Chaney, Quality Squared
Writing TDD Test Cases to Support Manual and Automation Execution,
Jeremy Berriault, Pulse Systems
STAX – Robust Selenium Test Automation Framework,
Ramapriya Raju and Rohit Khare, IBM
Performance Testing with JMETER: The Obvious and the Obsure,
Chris Burgoyne and Justin Harrison, Vision Point Systems
Testing the Brave New World of SaaS Applications, Gerie Owen, Qualitest and
Peter Varhol, Technology Strategy Research
Thursday
5:00 – 6:30
EXPO Reception

Friday, May 25: Conference

Friday
7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast – sponsored by TBD
Friday
7:30 – 8:15
Early Bird Session: Synesthesia, High Performing Teams, World Rhythms, and You,
John Ryskowski, JFR Consulting and Drum-Talks
Friday
8:15 – 8:30
Announcements: Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Friday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote Presentation: 3 Keys to Elevate Peak Performance,
Joe Courtney, Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Retired NBA Champion
Friday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break
Friday
10:00 – 11:00
LEADERSHIP PROCESS TEST DATA AI CERTIFICATION
The Future of Software Testing: Team Readiness vs. Industry Push,
Sunil Sehgal, TechArcis Solutions
Test Process Improvement Journey: Define Your Team’s Destination,
Karmen Knezevic, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Key Insights on DataOps: Deflating Test Cost, Risk, and Time,
Woody Evans, Delphix
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and its Application in Software Quality ,
Richard Bechtold Ph.D., Abridge Technology
CSTE/CSQA Practice Certification Exam -Multiple Choice
Friday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIP PROCESS TEST DATA REGULATORY CERTIFICATION
Rapid Change: Preparing Your Testing Workforce for the Future,
Billy Flannery, Nationwide
The New CMMI: More Effective Testing,
Richard Waina, Multi-Dimensional Maturity
Test Data Privacy: Help Your Company Avoid Bad Headlines,
Craig Laufer, Erie Insurance Group
Challenges of Software Testing in a Regulated Environment, Deepak Arora and James Boritz, IBM Watson Health Imaging CSQA/CSTE Practice Certification Exam – Constructive Response (Essay)
Friday
12:15 – 1:30
Lunch
Friday
1:30 – 2:30
TRANSFORMATION ARCHITECTURE GOVERNANCE
QA Manager as Transformation Leader, Billy Flannery, Nationwide QA Manager as the Test Architect,
Paul Herzog, SPR Consulting
QA Manager Role in Governance,
Misty Pearson, Elavon
QA Manager Replaced by ICE,
Bhavin Soni, Insurance Auto Auctions
Friday
2:30 – 3:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

Re-Imaging the Role of the QA Manager
Nancy Kastl, SPR
Consulting, Moderator

Panelists: Billy Flannery, Nationwide  |  Paul Herzog, SPR Consulting  |  Misty
Pearson, Elavon