Expo Talks

Expo Talks on Wednesday and Thursday from 1:15 to 1:45

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.

EXPO Talks on Wednesday 1:15 – 1:45


Open Banking: What will it mean from a testing perspective?

Chris Colosimo, Parasoft
With benefits including improved customer experience, new revenue streams, and access to traditionally under-served markets, there has been a lot of excitement around Open Banking and how it will fundamentally change the financial industry. However, in order for institutions to shift to this model, they will have to prepare for the issues surrounding regulation and data privacy, as well as seamless customer experience. Join Chris for an Open Banking overview and learn why it is redefining the industry. He’ll discuss the what Open Bank and PSD2 are, how to prepare, and then demonstrate Parasoft technologies, including API testing and service virtualization, you need to help make it happen.


Continuous Testing Made Awesome with Sauce Labs

Bill Meyer, 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 continuous testing. This talk will show how to get this critical piece of your pipeline right, and properly implement automated testing in a DevOps environment. Bill Meyer, Solution Engineer at Sauce Labs, will demonstrate how to leverage test automation at scale with the Sauce Labs cloud. With access to 1,000+ 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.


Why Test Automation Fails, and How to Change That Culture

Lee Barnes and CJ Montano, Utopia Solutions
Has your IT enterprise yet to realize the benefit of a DevOps and CI/CD pipeline? Is your organization questioning the value of DevOps? During this session, Utopia Solutions and its partner, Forte Group, will demonstrate how systems and processes are useless if they’re not aligned with organizational value. Attendees will walk away with four methods practitioners can use to build a well-oiled continuous delivery pipeline.


Supercharge Mobile App Testing

Margaret Heberling, Mobile Labs
Mobile app developers and QA teams have their hands full. From managing and sharing devices, running manual tests, and incorporating test automation, enterprise mobility teams are super busy with limited resources. To thrive, all team members need to make sure they have the best tools and solutions to release updates on time. To solve these challenges, many teams have implemented a mobile device cloud to boost DevOps and facilitate collaboration. Join Mobile Labs’ Margaret Heberling and discover the benefits of a mobile device cloud to streamline device management and to make mobile app testing faster than ever.


Cross-browser Testing for the Modern Web

Patrick McCartney, Applitools
Digital Transformation has made cross-browser testing a critical part of delivering a quality user experience. However, while the technology that powers the web has evolved, our approach to testing the web has mostly stayed the same. In modern web applications, most cross-browser defects are visual, yet we still test as if they are functional. In this session you will learn: 1) How bad cross-browser testing strategy hurts us; 2) Where and how to cut corners on browser coverage; 3) What causes cross-browser defects; and 4) How to test smarter, not harder with a modern approach.

EXPO Talks on Thursday from 1:15 – 1:45


Digital integration testing in DevOps

Shahan Ahmad, Fusion Systems and Services
Industries are transitioning from their legacy business processes and systems to the digital world. There are unique challenges including inflexible technology stack, complex development processes, and migration to cloud with hybrid environments. A mix of legacy and cutting-edge technology stacks adds to the complexity. The challenge is how to automate testing faster and be cost effective without compromising work quality. Can there be one test team instead of separate manual, automation and performance testing teams? How can cloud be leveraged for on-demand performance testing? We are introducing Fusion’s ITAS for a comprehensive testing lab at the enterprise level to address the above challenges.


Rethinking QA Testing for Fast-Paced Dev Teams

James Wise, Rainforest
Software development is moving faster than ever, but traditional QA techniques often hold teams back. In this session, James Wise will demonstrate how Rainforest automates the QA process — not just tests — so fast-moving teams can test more effectively and have more confidence in every release. By combining the best of automated browser testing with trained human testers, Rainforest is able to offer the flexibility of manual testers at the speed of automation.


For Automated Continuous Testing – Go Scriptless!

Al Rago, SPR
Today’s world of Agile and DevOps requires speed, flexibility, and accuracy. How do you verify your application’s data and functionality when the targets move faster than the bullets? Using traditional script-based (coded) automation, test engineers struggle to achieve in-sprint automation for continuous testing. A more lightweight testing approach is needed using model-based automation that is ‘low-code/no code’ to rapidly construct stable and resilient end-to-end tests while minimizing hand-coding that causes an automation maintenance burden. The testing tool market has matured with Tricentis’ Tosca as the market leader according to Gartner Magic Quadrant. By joining this talk, you will understand why scriptless automation is transforming testing for modern software delivery.


Agile Performance Testing in the Real World

Amit Patel, Total Performance Consulting
Poor performance impacts quality, cost and customer confidence. Performance testing must be incorporated throughout the entire software development lifecycle. Today’s software is increasingly more complex and it is no longer sufficient to treat performance testing as a final checkbox before promoting hundreds or thousands of hours of work to production. To succeed today, every organization, regardless of their industry or end user, must design a real-world feedback loop and implement the tools and processes that can analyze data points and turn them into actionable insights. Join us as we share our lessons learned and get your valuable insights.


Watching the World Burn: API Testing as an Afterthought

Patrick Poulin, API Fortress
Every organizations needs to keep up to stay relevant in today’s tech economy. Since the mass adoption of APIs, the complexity of the average application has increased. This coupled with the need to always “innovate faster” to keep up in today’s tech environments, puts us into a position of significant risk. Failing to realize that APIs are potentially the most critical entry point of all can have serious consequences and undermine the quality of the entire testing strategy. In this talk we will ground this discussion with real world examples and help audience members understand the variations in risk and technologies.

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