TestExpo 2014 - Defining the Digital Testing
Date: 21 October 2014
"As long as software exists, it will need to be tested" – whilst this well-known sentiment is true, technology and software are evolving rapidly with a move into a newer, increasingly digital landscape, where users are ruthless when it comes to quality, usability and performance, and companies are working harder than ever to innovate. To ensure testing continues to meet expectations it must also develop and continue to prove its value to the business.
TestExpo 2014 aims to consider the ways in which we might rethink our testing practices and incorporate new digital technologies into our testing plans to support the delivery of high quality digital applications.
This one-day conference will be structured around a series of themes, with keynote presentations and roundtable sessions where all participants can join in and discuss their own experiences, consider how the testing industry is progressing and find new ways to approach digital testing challenges.
- Defining the digital testing strategy and considering which methods and tools will provide the right mechanisms for success: including Agile, Cloud, SOA, Automation and standardised processes
- Incorporating new technologies and devices into testing plans: Feedback from social media and Big Data/analytics, and channels such as Mobile, Smart TV, and the Internet of Things
- Budgets: How much of the testing budget should go into new channels and the need to prove the value of QA and focus on ROI
- The Changing role of the tester: from technical testers to new skills, the role of new testers coming up into the market, and do testing certifications cater for new waves of applications and devices? Differentiating between ‘testing’ and ‘checking’ and Bug hunter vs. bug preventer
TestExpo™ was launched initially in 1996 and has since become one of the biggest and most renowned software testing events in the UK. This year TestExpo will return to London on Tuesday 21 October 2014.
TestExpo is a one day conference that enables sharing of information and guidance on the hottest testing and Quality Assurance topics that impact today’s businesses. Over the years the event has grown into a highly valuable forum for debate, discussion and networking amongst a software testing and quality assurance professionals.
Historically the event has been hosted by Sogeti, but this last year Sogeti was thrilled to announce UNICOM’s involvement. UNICOM’s heritage as an event and conference organiser, and depth of specialist knowledge, through its own series of Next Generation Testing Conferences in this arena made UNICOM the ideal choice to co-host TestExpo.
Agile Business Conference: Agile – The Next Frontier
Dates: 8th and 9th October 2014
Organisational change is essential in today’s business climate where competitive pressures, changing customer needs, new technology, legislation, regulatory compliance and other business issues need to be addressed – fast. Introducing and managing change to ensure that the organisational objectives are met relies on the commitment and buy-in of everyone involved throughout the organisation and this is often a challenging time for all concerned.
Our conference provides you with an opportunity to meet and engage with the experts and thought leaders who have implemented focused, efficient change programmes in a wide variety of industries. Their experiences cut across all levels in both public and private sectors and above all they share a passion for the Agile approach to implementing change.
In the full two-day programme of presentations, workshops and interactive sessions, the emphasis will be on in-depth exploration of the topics, issues and challenges facing a wealth of organisations and individuals as they move beyond the initial implementation and strive to embrace and master Agile to achieve its full potential in any sector and in any culture.
Who should attend? CEOs, CIOs, IT Directors, Programme Managers, Project Managers, Product Managers, Change Leaders and Managers, Business Analysts, Team Leaders, PMO managers, Procurement Professionals and those interested in enterprise Agile and its governance.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to the ABC 2014.
This was first published in March 2014