Our 2023 flagship conference TESTEXPO, AGILE, DEVOPS & LOW CODE EXPO returns to London. Testing, Agile, DevOps 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:
You can now choose to attend any session of either conference, in-person in London or join online from anywhere in the world!
Alongside this conference, we have a co-located event KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION AND DATA: CONFLUENCE AND STATE OF THE ART, 19-20 OCTOBER, LONDON. You can now choose to attend any session of either conference, in-person in London or join online from anywhere in the world!
UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity
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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.
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 panel sessions only. Please also get in touch if you would like to participate in the Panel session.
We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers”- are of interest to us too. They can be important topics of discussion / panels where you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.
Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
Dave Snowden, Director & Founder – The Cynefin Centre, CSO – The Cynefin Company
Richard Bishop, Lead Quality Engineer, Lloyds Banking Group
Testing for Tomorrow: Embracing Sustainability in Software Testing, in this presentation Richard will discuss steps that all testers can take to make testing more sustainable, reducing carbon footprint, lowering costs and improving quality.
Jonathon Wright, Chief Evangelist, Keysight
How to implementation of next-gen of Generative AI: Spatial, Autonomous & Ubiquitous computing capabilities. Industry-focused offline LLMs with real-world examples of Autonomous Design Automation (ADA) for auto-generation of digital twins and associated code. Supercharge your organization AI transformation playbook to emphasizes averting investments in ‘prompt engineering’ without AI strategic blueprints and lessons learnt from real world engagements.
Gomathi Ramalingam, Head of Quality Assurance, SIMBA Chain
Managing testing in an agile development environment presents various challenges. Firstly, the fast-paced nature of agile development often leads to time constraints when it comes to testing cycles, compromising thoroughness. Secondly, frequent changes in requirements can cause instability and thus hampering testing efficiency. Finally, effective collaboration between developers and testers can be hindered communication barriers or skill levels. By implementing and following risk-based testing, test automation, Cross-functional teams and various other best practices, managing testing in an agile environment can overcome these challenges and drive successful outcomes.
Table One: Will Testers be replaced by Gen AI?
Jonathon Wright, Chief Evangelist, Keysight and Paul Gerrard, Gerrard Consulting
Table Two: Direction of Testing: Skills and Careers
Nicola Martin and panellists from, BCS SIGST
Welcome to an insightful panel discussion on the future of careers in testing, where industry experts and thought leaders gather to shed light on the rapidly evolving landscape of software testing and quality assurance. As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, the role of testers is becoming more complex than ever before.
In this discussion, our panellists will delve into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities that lie ahead for testing professionals. They will explore how testing will adapt to emerging technologies and methodologies, and the skills that testers need to acquire to stay relevant in this dynamic field.
Key Discussion Points:
1. Automation and Artificial Intelligence:
2. Shift-Left and DevOps
3. Ethical and Security Testing
4. Performance and Compatibility Testing
5. Soft Skills and Collaboration
6. Continuous Learning and Upskilling
7. Specialised Testing Roles:
The panellists will share their own experiences and insights, providing the audience with valuable takeaways for navigating the future of testing careers successfully. Join us for this engaging and forward-looking discussion as we envision the exciting opportunities that lie ahead in testing.
Table Three: Embedding Accessibility.
Bryan Jones, Director of Quality Engineering & Testing, SOPRA STERIA Brian Wall, UK Director for Accessibility, Sopra Steria. and Paul Rushton, Head of Testing for Government & Transport Sector, Sopra Steria.
Bryan Jones, Director of Quality Engineering & Testing, SOPRA STERIA LIMITED
Whether we like it or not, AI is here to stay and as Testers it is our job to test it.
So … How do you test an AI system?
This talk addresses some of the risks, opportunities, the technology, the techniques, skills and patterns that Testers need to remain relevant.
Guillermo Martinez, Founder, Tektique
In a world where disruption is the new norm, innovation, and prototyping are essential to stay ahead of the game. But how do you move from idea to reality? Join us for a dynamic presentation that will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to bring your ideas to life.
We’ll start by examining the principles and benefits of Agile and Lean methodologies, and how to apply them to your innovation product development process. We’ll also discuss the common misconceptions surrounding Agile, Prototypes, MVPs… and how to leverage them to accelerate your product launch.
From there, we’ll dive into the tangible practices and principles of prototyping, including wireframing, mockups, and MVPs. You’ll gain insights into designing for the first and happy flow of your product, and discover how to iterate and improve your prototypes quickly and efficiently.
But innovation is mainly about execution. That’s why we’ll explore the tools and technologies available for rapid prototyping, such as Figma, Sketch, low-code platforms, or real programming. We’ll also discuss the benefits of using cloud services for product development and delivery.
By the end of this presentation, you’ll be empowered to turn your ideas into reality and navigate the challenges of innovation and prototyping in the age of disruption. Whether you’re a product manager, entrepreneur, or innovator, you won’t want to miss this informative and inspiring presentation.
Alex Pushkarev, Senior Software Engineer, TripAdvisor
In this session, I will share my hands-on experience working using TDD – both from a testing and development perspective. Some TDD practitioners say that “TDD is the only way”. Some say that TDD just can’t work. But what is the reality?
Shajahan Pulikkal, Chief Automation Architect – Test Service Delivery, UST and Carlos Gutiérrez, EMEA Application Delivery Product Group Leader, OpenText
Explore the powerful impact of AI, particularly Gen AI, as the foundation for making DevOps more efficient for businesses in our presentation titled “Streamlining DevOps for Enterprises, when AI is just a building block”. Discover how Gen AI seamlessly fits into the DevOps process, making it more efficient and dependable. From analysing requirements, where it automatically checks, corrects, and even creates user stories, to simplifying test planning through understanding context, Gen AI ensures smoother test design by automatically generating BDD scenarios and converting manual test packs. This results in automatically generated code snippets for more streamlined execution. Additionally, security testing becomes easy with quick setup and execution, all while Gen AI’s engine provides helpful summaries for better decision-making. See how AI transforms the DevOps journey, reducing manual work and improving the quality of software delivery.
Richard J Self, Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, University of Derby
The term AI is applied to almost any technology from predictive analytics and Robotic Process Automation all the way through to Expert Systems and Generative AI neural networks. Each of these different technologies has different capabilities, strengths and weaknesses and risks.
We need to be precise about the specific technology before we can sensibly discuss the question about how we should test the system and prove that it is responsible AI and we can complete the Model Card (or some similar document) what will be required under the EU AI Act for most of the systems that are being created today and will be categorised as High Risk. For all other projects, it will still be necessary to understand the fundamentals of the technology to determine the testing requirements.
Paul Gerrard, Principal, Gerrard Consulting
The key proposals for the Test Engineering Society are:
The Primary objectives of the TES will be to:
A. Create a registration assessment process for (initially) the EngTech, IEng and CEng categories.
B. To achieve A, pursue a partnership with the EC in the UK (initially) to obtain a licence to grant registrations. Regional Chapters of the TES are expected to approach their equivalent local institutions, if appropriate.
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