For 2022 our flagship conference TestExpo, Agile & DevOps Expo returns to London with a new co-located track Low Code Expo. You can now choose to attend in-person in London or join online from anywhere in the world!
Agile, DevOps, Testing and Low Code/ No Code have shared environments that facilitate working together. Spurred by greater demand for excellence, these methods are more than simply adopting new tools and processes. At this conference we plan to discuss current topics and practices that is designed to connect a wide range of stakeholders and provide informational as well as and educational experience for all.
Expert practitioners and thought leaders will help you to develop your business case and build the foundation towards getting significant return on investment. Practitioners bring new perspectives and ideas of innovation to this conference. They show how to be resilient in this ever-changing unpredictable market and also 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. You can catch up with all the new tools at the exhibition that is held alongside.
FORMAT OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme will have a plenary session of keynotes on the four topics (Agile, DevOps, Testing and Low Code) and then separate tracks on each of them. Delegates can attend any presentation from any track throughout the day.
We will also feature extended knowledge-sharing discussions in Round Table sessions for sharing insights and industry trends. This session will be in a panel format for thirty minutes.
UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity
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.
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.
Sohan Maheshwar, Senior Developer Advocate, Amazon Web Services, Amsterdam
Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines help development teams iterate on code and release features quickly. This talk breaks down a CI/CD pipeline into its components and shows you how apply it to serverless applications. Learn how to automate and deploy serverless architecture. Also learn how to test before, during, and after deployment and roll back code if tests fail. Finally, learn how to use prebuilt pipeline templates to bootstrap a customizable CI/CD pipeline using common DevOps partners like GitHub. Join this talk to learn the moving parts of a CI/CD pipeline and have the tools to set up a pipeline for your serverless applications.
Seb Rose, Continuous Improvement Lead, SmartBear
One of the first questions stakeholders ask is “when is it going to be ready?” – which is closely linked to “how much is it going to cost?”
In this session we’ll look at (among other things) user stories, relative estimation using planning poker, and agile teams delivering on a fixed date. There will be plenty of reference to important books on the subject of estimation, but I’ll leave #NoEstimates for another day.
Dave Snowden, Director Cynefin Centre, Chief Scientific Officer Cognitive Edge
On the whole low code area, I think there is an architectural piece here about objects and assemblies which includes people and methods as well as code – work on semiotics is important here. Also work on abstraction and how you use it – we are working on a multi-vendor multi-methods approach here which includes agile. So that would set a wider context to understand how to fit better within the user environment.
Keith Watson, Director of DevOps, ADP UK Limited
Agile Development and Continuous Delivery using DevOps tooling is seen at the modern mode of software development. Adopting these patterns has allowed organisations to improve the cadence of delivery and self-sufficiency of individual software development teams. This however can lead to a proliferation of tools, artifacts and operational models throughout the organisation. What if it were possible to imagine a future where Continuous Delivery was based on an integrated supply chain model similar to that used in current manufacturing processes? This talk explores what that might mean and what has to change to realise that vision.
Jasmine Kernaleguen, CEO, Performance Rebels, AMP Coaching & Consulting, Canada
People performance is the limit you can’t exceed – effectively it’s the lid on business results. To accelerate and grow exponentially, on a “hockey stick curve”, means lifting this limit and redefining what it means to perform as a leader. Instead of just managing performance (using methods we’ve used since the 1800’s), be a rebel and create performance through rapid iteration. Experience “live” how to leverage psychology, neuroscience and physiology to elevate human performance in business. Stay engaged from start to finish as you learn instantly usable takeaways to “Hockey Stick People Performance.”
Maarten Urbach, Managing Director, DATPROF
More than once the lack of the right test data withholds testing to deliver systems on time and with the right quality. When these bottlenecks are solved, test data is an accelerator for testing and test automation teams.
Fahim Sachedina, Quality Consultant, Global App Testing
How can we change the way that people think and talk about quality in your business? What are the best ways to influence people within our company to ensure everyone has bought into the idea of quality?
Using worldwide companies such as Google, Etsy, Airbnb and Twitter as inspiration, we will take you through developing and internal narrative around quality that will help you build incredible products.
1. Learn how to develop a quality narrative that communicates the true value of your quality team throughout the company
2. Influence those around you to buy into your narrative
3. Align the different teams and their activities towards a shared goal to contribute to the overall growth of the company
Andy Wyatt, Solutions Engineering Team Manager, EMEA, Sauce Labs
The modern workplace is more diverse than ever. Interested parties include a whole strata of incredibly talented people whose needs are regularly overlooked through poor design & development, and a failure to comply with disability and accessibility regulations around the world.
This session will give you an introduction to the digital needs of those in need of accessibility support and the software tools available to help you test that you are meeting a significant portion of those needs.
Alexander Pushkarev, Senior Software Engineer, TripAdvisor
In this ever-changing world, nothing is stable. While some time ago there was a huge demand for Software Testing specialists, we don’t see such huge demand anymore.
It seems that the reason for the drop in the demand is the fact that industry focus has already shifted towards test automation and DevOps approaches and there’re even thoughts about the superiority of test automation and/or DevOps over testing.
In reality, those phenomena are often misunderstood and real reason for the observed drop in demand is change in the organizational and business environments.
Guillermo Martinez, Head of DevOps, Accenture NL
Multiple organizations, big and small, fail when trying to adopt DevOps practices. In this presentation, you can discover a short guide on how to move to a DevOps position in a comfortable manner.
Learn how to start your journey into DevOps, how to scale the adoption, typical pitfalls, business vs. technology, how to measure success…
Narayanan Palani, Engineering Lead (Quality), Lloyds Banking Group
Security part of DevOps enablement are essential to fast track the application readiness toward high resilience and reliability and secure the resources from complex security vulnerabilities which includes security threats targeting cloud solutions which are popular in post-pandemic world. This session talks about some critical security test implementations by developers and QEs across different DevOps needs and their effectiveness in producing defects early in the life cycle.
Valencia Serrao, Senior Platform Engineer, PPS
“We’ve got to do a migration!” Some may dread this thought or just be happy in the current ways of working. Change being the only constant, technical migrations are therefore inevitable in the life of a devops professional. However, they come with many challenges – involves challenging the status quo, process changes, breaking away from comfort zones, etc – but instead of dreading the thought of migration, we need to face it to reap the benefits.
In this presentation, I’m sharing my thoughts on technical migrations using a case study involving svn-to-git migration, the challenges, lessons, the joy, etc.
Sorna Priya Pradeepvarma, Software Development Engineer in Test, Kindred Group
Shaheen Sultana, QA Analyst, The Aventum group
Most of us know what Agile is but I will be sharing a different perspective of Agile from a non-IT perspective. Not only software companies but many other industries also implemented agile and improved upon themselves. I will also share how I implemented Agile in my life.
Colin Deady, Agile Lead, PPS
Our attempts to rapidly release value to customers by accelerating delivery frequency can stall when there are conflicts between an aspiration for speed and the reality of lack of comfort, safety and clarity of purpose. Our teams may feel intent-less: disconnected from our vision and objectives. Our early adopters may be in conflict with the late majority who view notions of “faster” with scepticism. It does not have to be this way.
In this presentation we will use examples of acceleration across multiple teams and companies to uncover what worked, what did not, and why. All to give you a toolkit of potential options that may help in your context.
Mahalakshmi PS, Senior E2E Programme Test Manager, Vodafone UK
Agility sometimes has been misunderstood and has been suiting application testing more commonly. When it comes to end to end integration testing, waterfall has been the most sought methodology. Here, let’s see how to align the release calendars across application teams and make end to test more agile friendly.
Seema Prabhu, Head of QA, MotorK
As the challenges of automation and speed of authoring tests grew, it was essential for us to adapt and rise to meet these challenges. Low code automation tools prompted us to rethink our automation strategy, reinvent the process to be able to provide quality solutions to our customers and react in a timely manner to the changing demands.
I will be talking about our experience of using low code tools for automation and how it helped us enhance agility and accelerate automation.
Brijesh Deb, Principal Consultant, Infosys
The IT world is seeing a transformation. With lesser dependency on descriptive programming and the use of tools with easy user interfaces where they could just put in their requests, drag and drop objects and build custom components. This is the world of Low code/Node tools. Testing also does not remain untouched from this phenomenon with over 50 tools already available in the make to help build test automation.
Through this talk we will know more about the low code/no code tools landscape for testing, understand how they work, understand what problems they solve and what are some of the challenges and solutions for adopting these tools and how the industry is shifting its mindset for adopting these tools.
Govindaraj Jawahar, CTO and Head of Low Code and No Code Technologies, The Ideation Works (UK)
The Low Code / No Code technology platform helps Citizen developers and business users to implement the DevSecOps process in Develop / Deploy / Test / Release / Admin / Monitor applications without much configuration and coding knowledge.
José Carlos Figueiredo, Principal Solutions Architect, Noesis and Roy Goonewardena, Principal Solutions Architect, OutSystems
The DevOps process within a corporation can evolve in response to the demands and pace of each customer. Using the features of the Outsystems Low-Code Platform, it is possible to assure the integration of the company’s DevOps process at all stages of the application’s lifetime, in accordance with its actual demands.