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Background and Focus

Agile, DevOps, Testing and Low Code have shared environments that facilitate working together. Spurred by greater demand for excellence, these methods are adopting new tools and processes. The main features of this conference are:

  • Practitioner – thought leaders will help you to develop your business case and build the foundation towards getting significant return on investment.
  • They bring new perspectives and ideas of innovation to this conference.
  • They show how to be resilient in this ever-changing unpredictable market
  • You will be able to focus on boosting productivity, reduce time to market, cost, and resource investment.
  • The day will show you how to leverage modern technologies to deliver a fully unified customer experience
  • The day also features extended knowledge-sharing discussions in Round Table sessions for sharing insights and industry trends. This session will be for thirty minutes. Multiple Round Tables take place all at the same time
  • You can catch up with all the new tools in the exhibition that is held alongside.
  • Learn from in-depth presentations on Testing, Agile, DevOps and Low Code.
  • The day also features extended knowledge-sharing discussions in Round Table sessions for sharing insights and industry trends.
  • Network with like-minded professionals and learn from their experiences

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Testing:

  • Mobile Test Automation
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Implementing Security Testing
  • Big Data Testing
  • Test Data Management
  • Cloud Testing
  • Leveraging AI&ML into Testing
  • Barriers to adoption of Testing
  • Testers as Quality advocates
  • TDD And BDD
  • Service Virtualization for Testing
  • Cloud-Based Performance Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Enterprise Application Testing

Low Code:

  • Speed to market
  • Business agility
  • Investment for Low Code platforms and training
  • Enhanced customer experience
  • Enhanced productivity across teams
  • From large platforms to Low Code
  • Challenges – governance, privacy regularity, foundation testing
  • Legacy
  • Project Management vs Agile Working
  • Implementing and architecting Low Code into the enterprise

Agile:

  • Agile Software Testing
  • Success metrics of Agile
  • Agile Scrum and Agile XP
  • Agile frameworks provide guidance for efficient operational software
  • Adopt a “build-and-run” teams concept
  • Automation and SAFe

DevOps:

  • Automation for continuous deployment
  • Serverless CI\CD
  • Chaos Engineering
  • Rise Of TestOps
  • DevOps as a tool for process change
  • DevFinOps; BusDevOps ; No-Ops;
  • Individuals and interactions over process and tools

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    Code of Conduct & Diversity

    UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

    We at UNICOM strive to be a leading provider of knowledge to the business community and to engage the global business community as a specialised provider of knowledge. We strive to do this maintaining a culture of co-operation, commitment and trust. We want every UNICOM conference and training day to be a safe and productive environment for everyone – a place to share research and innovation and to build professional networks. To that end, we will enforce a code of conduct throughout all our events. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

    Our approach is that our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. Please bring your concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff.

    Diversity: In our endeavour to be the provider of knowledge to the business community, we understand that this depends on hearing from and listening to a variety of perspectives that come from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We welcome diverse speakers for all our events, we do not always fully achieve this goal, but it is an ongoing process.

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    Call for Participation

    We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start-up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and vision in these three fields. Please let us know too if you would like to participate in the panel sessions only.

    We are also planning short “how to do” sessions or full-day workshops to run as pre or post conference events. Let us know if you have a related topic that you want to run as a workshop or an extended briefing.

    Please complete the speaker’s response form submit a proposal to present at this event.

    Programme

    TIMES IN THE PROGRAMME ARE IN GMT
    Programme

    CONFERENCE CHAIR:

    08:15: REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

    08:45: UNICOM’S WELCOME

    08:50: INTRODUCTION TO SPONSORS AND SUPPORTING BODIES & CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION

    09:00 – 09:30: DEVOPS IMAGINEERING – THE PROMISED LAND OF AN INTEGRATED CONTINUOUS DELIVERY SUPPLY CHAIN Read More
    Keith Watson, Director Of Devops, Adp Uk Limited

    09:32 – 10:02: Presentation and speaker to be confirmed from testsigma

    10:04 – 10:34: Why Site Reliability Engineering is important? Read More
    Aruna Potteti, Programme Release, Test and Governance Lead, Deutsche Bank

    10:36 – 11:06: Deliver Real Business Impact with Value Stream Management Read More
    Carlos Gutiérrez, Application Delivery Product Group Leader, Micro Focus

    11:06 – 11:36: TEA / COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

    11:36 – 12:06: The Dark Arts of UAT Read More
    Bill Watson, Test Manager, BBC

    12:08 – 12:38: Evolutive Test Design and Execution – Leveraging Tests to Validate the unexpected Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Baubak Gandomi, Test Automation Architect, Adobe, France

    12:38 – 13:08: ROUND TABLE SESSION – Read More

    Table One: Topic to be confirmed
    Aruna Potteti, Portfolio QA and Test Manager, Senior Vice President at Deutsche Bank

    Table Two: Enterprise Application Data Centre/On-Premises to Cloud Migration: Specialization in legacy Infrastructure in Containers
    Sateesh Deshpande, Senior Delivery Manager/ Technical Architect, EPAM Systems

    Table Three: Go With The Flow! Postman Flows For Api Low Code Workflow Testing
    Beth Marshall, Independent Senior Quality Engineer, Lloyds Bank

    Table Four: Mental Health in Testing
    Andy Shaw, BCS Specialist Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST)

    13:08 – 14:08: LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING

    14:10 – 14:40: Behind the Chair to Behind the Keyboard: How Hairdressing Prepared Me for Developer Advocacy Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Stuart Clark, Senior Developer Advocate, AWS

    14:42 – 15:12: Anthropology made me a better tester. Here’s how? Read More
    Brijesh Deb, Principal Consultant, Infosys

    15:12 – 15:32: TEA / COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

    15:32 – 16:00: Pack Broader Testing into your DevOps Pipeline Read More
    Krista King, Product Manager, mabl

    16:02 – 16:32: Why do we queue? Stop embracing the waste Read More
    Colin Deady, Agile Lead, PPS

    16:34 – 17:04: Go With The Flow! Postman Flows For Api Low Code Workflow Testing Read More
    Beth Marshall, Independent Senior Quality Engineer, Lloyds Bank

    17:05: CONFERENCE CHAIR’S SUMMING UP AND END OF CONFERENCE

    17:10: DRINKS RECEPTION

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    Speakers

    Stuart Clark

    Senior Developer Advocate, AWS

    Colin Deady

    Agile Lead, PPS

    Brijesh Deb

    Principal Consultant, Infosys

    Sateesh Deshpande

    Senior Delivery Manager/ Technical Architect, EPAM Systems

    Baubak Gandomi

    Test Automation Architect, Adobe

    Carlos Gutiérrez

    Application Delivery Product Group Leader, Micro Focus

    Krista King

    Product Manager, mabl

    Beth Marshall

    Senior Quality Engineer, Lloyds Bank

    Stephen Mounsey

    Lead Agile Coach, DWP

    Aruna Potteti

    Programme Release, Test and Governance Lead, Deutsche Bank

    Seema Prabhu

    Director of QA, Hudl

    Andy Shaw

    BCS Specialist Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST)

    Greg Thomas

    Security Researcher, Intel Corporation

    Keith Watson

    Director Of Devops, ADP UK Limited

    Bill Watson

    Test Manager, BBC

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    M60 7HA

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