Conference at a Glance

QUEST 2019 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 13: Pre-Conference Classes & Workshop

Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Full Day Classes
LEADERSHIPAGILEAUTOMATIONBDDRISK
Finding the WHY for "QA", Jeremy Berriault, PulseEssential Patterns of Successful Agile Transformations, Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy TechnologiesTest Automation Foundations and Principles 101, Jim Trentadue, AristocratBDD Test Automation: Maximum Team Collaboration, Thomas Haver, Huntington National BankManaging Testing Risks in an Agile and Rapid World, Clyneice Chaney, Quality Squared
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
6:00 – 8:30
Manager’s Connection Dinner

Tuesday, May 14: Pre-Conference Tutorials, Classes & Workshop

Morning
8:30 – 12:00
Tutorials
LEADERSHIPAGILEAUTOMATIONMOBILEMEASUREMENT
Connecting Better with Customers and Employees for Improved Results, Jennifer Bonine, tap|QAA Whole New Level: Transforming and Scaling Agile Teams, Susan Brockley, ConsultatDo you speak DevTestOps? Your 3Cs Journey into Continuous Testing, Quality, & Delivery, Sara Joseph, CDWUphill Battle Of Mobile Visual Regression, Dmitry Vinnik, SalesforceSoftware Quality Metrics For Agile, Phillip Lew, XBOsoft
Afternoon
1:00 – 4:30
Tutorials
LEADERSHIPAGILECI/CDAPIEXPLORATORY
Journey from Good to Great: Building High-Performing Teams, Frank Rios and Danka Grujicic, HERE TechnologiesValue Chain and Process Mapping Techniques for Agile Organizations, Tom Cagley, Hyland SoftwareInnovative Techniques for Achieving Continuous Delivery, Tanya Kravtsov, AudibleRESTful API Testing in Ruby, Jamie Kelley, Huntington National BankExploring Context Driven Testing & Exploratory Testing, Nancy Kelln, FGL Sports Ltd.
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 – 6:00

Welcome Reception
– sponsored by QAI Global Institute

Wednesday, May 15: Conference & EXPO

Wednesday
7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast – sponsored by (to be announced)
Wednesday
8:15 – 8:30
Opening Remarks and Announcements: Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Wednesday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote Presentation – TBD, (to be announced)
Wednesday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break
Wednesday
9:30 – 5:00

Exhibitor EXPO – Browse and learn from service and technology providers!

Wednesday
10:00 – 11:00
LEADERSHIPAGILEAUTOMATIONCONTINUOUS TESTINGUNIT TESTING
Lord of the Rings: High Performing Teams Edition, Joseph Ours, Centric ConsultingAdopting Kanban Practices within Scrum, Steve Porter, Scrum.orgIncrementally Eating the Elephant: Automating Your Test Suite, Gary Pedretti, Sodoto SolutionsMaking the Move to Continuous Testing: 6 Key Considerations, Alissa Lydon, Sauce LabsUnit Testing: Why and How QA Can Get Involved, David Dang, Zenergy Technologies
Wednesday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIPAGILEAUTOMATIONCONTINUOUS TESTINGBDD
The Value of Qualitative Metrics in Testing, Nancy Kelln, FGL Sports LtdUsing Agile Where Agile Fears to Tread, Tom Cagley, Hyland SoftwareUsing Kanban to Manage your Test Automation, Jim Trentadue, AristocratTest Automation in DevOps: Moving Towards Continuous Testing, Lee Barnes, Utopia SolutionsPutting the UX Back in UI with Behavior-Driven Development, Akshita Puram, SmartBear Software
Wednesday
12:15 – 1:15
Special Interests Roundtables and Lunch – sponsored by (to be announced)
Wednesday
1:15 – 1:45
EXPO TALKEXPO TALKEXPO TALKEXPO TALKEXPO TALK
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Wednesday
2:00 – 3:00
LEADERSHIPAGILEAUTOMATION MOBILE UAT
Projecting Personal Power: Leading With or Without Authority, Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Advantage LeadershipAgile Quality Antipatterns: What’s Keeping You from World Class?, Robert Gormley, SQS USAAutomation Pitfalls and How to Swing Past the Tar Pit, Scot Noftz, SPR ConsultingFrom Robotium to Appium: Choose your Journey, Dmitry Vinnik, SalesforceBaggage Claiming: A Ground-Breaking Technique for Business Process Testing, Jonathan Pearson, Original Software
Wednesday
3:00 – 3:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break – sponsored by
(to be announced)
Wednesday
Workshops
3:30 – 5:00
LEADERSHIPAGILEAUTOMATION MOBILEMEASUREMENT
A Methodology for Drafting Outcomes-Based Testing Services, Clareice Chaney, MITRE and Clyneice Chaney, Quality SquaredBridging the Gap: Lessons Learned from Globally Dispersed Agile Teams, Frank Rios and Jolie Roy, HERE TechnologiesShift Left Test Automation – Demystified, Ramapriya Raju and Rohit Khare, IBMImproving Mobile App Usability and User Experience, Philip Lew, XBOSoftA Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Metrics with a Punch!, Elizabeth Wisdom, Ulta Beauty
Wednesday
5:30 – 9:00

Night-On-The-Town Dinner and Entertainment in Chicago
– sponsored by (to be announced)

Thursday, May 16: Conference & EXPO

Thursday
7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast
Thursday
7:30 – 8:15
Early Bird Bonus Session: Timeless Testing Skills for Modern Testers, Gerie Owen, Qualitest Group and Peter Varhol, Technology Strategy Research
Thursday
8:15 – 8:30
Announcements:
Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Thursday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote: Expecting Secure, High-Quality Software: Using High Assurance Test Regimes in Mitigating Risks,
Joe Jarzombek, Director for Government, Aerospace & Defense Programs in Synopsys, Inc. and previously Director for Software & Supply Chain Assurance in the US Department of Homeland Security
Thursday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break – sponsored by (to be announced)
Thursday
9:30 – 6:30
Exhibitor EXPO – Browse and learn from service and technology providers!
Thursday
10:00 – 11:00
QUALITYPLAN/DESIGNAUTOMATIONAI/DL/MLSECURITY
Quality Engineering: Preparing Your Testing Workforce for the Future, Billy Flannery, NationwideGetting Past the Initial Estimation to Better Hit the Target, Jeremy Berriault, PulseCan Codeless Testing Scale?, Moshe Milman, ApplitoolsTurbo-Charge your Testing with Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics, Shamin Ahmed, CA TechnologiesReal World Security Testing, Joseph Kerby, Jemurai
Thursday
11:15 – 12:15
QUALITYPLAN/DESIGNAUTOMATIONAI/DL/MLRISK
Driving Enterprise Quality with Data, Michael Baldwin, Northern TrustEffective Test Strategies! Are They Meeting Stakeholder Needs?, Clyneice Chaney, Quality SquaredCross-Browser Test Frameworks for Responsive and Progressive Web Apps, Eran Kinsbruner, Perfecto MobileTurbocharging the SWQA Toolbox, How Deep Learning Can Make a Difference, Martina Sourada, NVIDIAStrategic Approach to Risk Analysis and Testing, Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies
Thursday
12:15 – 1:15
Special Interests Roundtables and Lunch
Thursday
1:15 -1:45
EXPO TALKEXPO TALKEXPO TALKEXPO TALKEXPO TALK
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Thursday
2:00 – 3:00
QUALITYPLAN/DESIGNAUTOMATIONPERFORMANCEAPI/SERVICES
The New CMMI 2.0: Relevancy and Advantages for Quality, Richard Bechtold, Abridge TechnologyRegression Testing: Ensuring Adequate Coverage and Prioritization, Bindhya Sathyapal, GraingerBuilding an Automation Framework Using SpecFlow for UI and API Testing, Mary Jo Zervas, PaylocityJump-Start Your Performance Testing Practice, Kevin Dunne, TricentisSimple Approaches for Microservices Testing, Chris Colosimo, Parasoft
Thursday
3:00 – 3:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break – sponsored by (to be announced)
Thursday
Workshops 3:30 – 5:00
QUALITYPLAN/DESIGNAUTOMATIONPERFORMANCEAPI/SERVICES
The Change Effect: Change the Mind, Change the Behavior, Yolonda Kennedy and Candace Rountree, AnthemPersonas and User Stories: Testing from a User’s Perspective, Gerie Owen, Qualitest Group and Peter Varhol, Technology Strategy ResearchIntro to a Keyword Driven Framework, Daniel Schiff, Radiological Society of North AmericaPerformance Testing: Old Methods vs New Techniques, Deepak Arora and Goldie Shah, IBM Watson Health ImagingTesting APIs Like A Hero, Tom Arnett and Bob Timm, Bottle Rocket
Thursday
5:00 – 6:30
EXPO Reception

Friday, May 17: Conference

Friday
7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast – sponsored by TBD
Friday
7:30 – 8:15
Early Bird Bonus Session: Think Like a Recruiter: Hiring and Retaining Talented Teams, Kirk Walton, tap|QA
Friday
8:15 – 8:30
Announcements: Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Friday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote: More Than That,
Damian Synadinos, Ineffable Solutions
Friday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break
Friday
10:00 – 11:00
LEADERSHIPIoTDATAPRODUCTION TESTINGCERTIFICATION
Blurring the Lines between Testers and Developers, Susan Brockley, ConsultantRisk-Based Testing Approaches for Hardware and Technologies Integration, Dawid Pacia, PetcubeAutomate Your Data: Free Your Mind, Thomas Haver, Huntington National BankPreparing to Test in Production, Mush Honda, KMS TechnologyCSTE/CSQA Practice Certification Exam -Multiple Choice
Friday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIPiOtDATAPRODUCTION TESTINGCERTIFICATION
The Life of a Tester from Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After, Jennifer Bonine, tap|QAHyper-Connected Apps: Testing Peripherals and Mobile Apps Interactions, Sivakumar Anna, InfostretchAccelerating QA/Testing Securely Using Data Virtualization and Masking, Tim Gorman, DelphixProduction Stability: QA Role in “Strengthening Right”, Shalla Goyal, Northern TrustCSQA/CSTE Practice Certification Exam – Constructive Response (Essay)
Friday
12:15 – 1:15
Lunch & Prize Drawings
Friday
1:30 – 2:30
Keynote: For a Fresh Perspective on Team Leadership Look to the Drummer. What?
John Ryskowski, JFR Consulting and Drum-Talks