TEST AUTOMATION | August 28, 2019 8:00 AM - August 28, 2019 5:30 PM | Automation.com


Event Summary

August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019 8:00 AM
August 28, 2019 5:30 PM
1.21GWS (A Global Tech Arm of Markpro Consulting & Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
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08:45AM – 09:00AM

09:00AM – 09:15AM
Conference Overview
Nitesh Naveen, Partner & Managing Consultants - Digital Transformation, 1.21GWS

09:15AM – 09:45AM
AI-based ChatBots / VoiceBots Test Automation Approach
Kiran Rayachoti, Senior Director of Engineering, Publicis Sapient

Topic Abstract
This session helps explains the Testing approaches of AI-based Voice Chats and Chatbots. It gives insights into how one should approach for Test Automation and consideration of the design techniques, Tools and frameworks for Chatbots to begin with.

Speaker Profile
Kiran, has extensive experience in Engineering Delivery & currently working in the roles of ‘Engineering Lead’ with excellence in Strategy and execution. Defining the architecture of test systems, converging systems after acquisitions, manage people, implement process improvement and change management, project management, data-driven decision making.
Currently leading the Engineering transformation for QE domain in Sapient as Engineering Lead. Led the Transformation of QA to QE where-in got the organization moved to test automation with various tools, frameworks (in-house built), DevOps Integration, Cloud Platforms Executions which is a completely engineered approach. Pioneer Architect to get the engineering teams to higher coverage of automation, DevOps, and testing through Cloud platforms. Build the competency of the QA domain to move towards QE profiles and significantly improved the Quality metrics and made KPI driven Testing model for the QE CoE.
Responsible for leading the CoE, Solutions & Delivery, People growth, Client management, Test practices, Automation, Innovations, Mobile test labs, Vendor management and handling end to end testing delivery. Exceptionally good in Test Automation and worked with various Transportation, Retail, Travel, Banking, Consumer applications. Designed, developed and rolled out around 3 IP test automation solutions over a decade time for various Clients.
Recently started working on AI, Custom BOTs, Big Data technologies and how this will impact/improve Quality Engineering / Testing activities. This is an interesting area of exploration and a lot of interesting solutions are on the way for the testing world.

Setting up Center of Excellence
Automation, DevOps, Cloud Platforms
Engineering Transformation
Digital Business Transformation
Retail & Omni-Channel Implementations - Packages / Bespoke
Digital Marketing & Branding Applications
Program/Delivery/Release Management

09:45AM – 10:15AM
Tea/Coffee Break

10:15AM - 10:45AM
RPA Testing for Digital Banks - Click Here for More Info
Somasundaram Jambunathan, Vice President, Maveric Systems

Topic Abstract
In 2025, 80% of the Banking functionalities will be empowered by digital bots and digitally assisted client advisors. This would involve Deep Learning across various functions, Understanding the situation and the Context and applying the full blown Artificial Intelligence. In this session, we will be discussing on various methods and models in QA that will help us to Verify, validate traversing both Shift Left and Shift Right as necessary.

10:45AM - 11:15AM
Quality Assurance vs Quality Engineering in AI, ML and iOT digitization world - Click Here for More Info
DBV Phanindra Kishore, Director, MetricStream InfoTech India Pvt Ltd

Topic Abstract
There is huge shift in technology from recent past years with the digitization focus across the software industry with the emerging trends like AI, ML, iOT, data science and Blockchain. This has increased pressure in delivering the quality software with more secured manner. Also, there are huge expectations on usability, adoptability from the end users with no time. Now the question arises the mundane way of performing the testing with old quality assurance process will outfit the quality standards and meets the market expectations. Hence most of the organizations, companies, testing communities are focusing towards Quality Engineering coupled with continuous delivery and continuous quality programs. Gartner and Forrester research analysts as well recommending in adopting DevOps, Automation Engineering, Performance Engineering and Security Engineering CoE’s as they are booming and playing major role in meeting the latest challenges.
In Blockchain, iOT, BI and AI world testing is not easy, testers need to scale up in understanding the algorithms behind the data science, behavioral testing to be adopted focusing on achieving the real time results.
This concept is aimed in providing solution approaches to the continued challenges in meeting quality standards across the testing industry. Mainly aimed for testing communities, CoE’s in the companies and Practice Heads of testing and testing groups.

Speaker profile
Phanindra Kishore is a seasoned delivery leader with 18+ years of experience in Software Industry. Author and Speaker in international conferences like ISQT, QAI, Silicon India and Agile India. Currently working as Director delivery in MetricStream Info Tech which is leader in GRC/IRM. He is passionate about resolving customer problems and strong in Project Management, Program Management, Quality Engineering. He had played multiple roles right from Developer, Tester, Project Manager, Delivery Manager, Portfolio Manager, Testing Practice Head etc.

11:15AM - 11:45AM
Technology trends and its impact on testing workforce
Prabhu Kogunde Matt, General Manager - Testing practice, Ericsson India Global Services

Topic Abstract
As industry is moving towards new technologies, platforms and delivery models, the way we're working is getting changed very quickly. The job we have today may not exist tomorrow...in such circumstances, testing workforce has to see how their job role is relevant in the current and future market conditions. When the delivery is happening in Agile/DevOps model in a cloud/ virtual environment, it calls for a shift in the way testing is performed in those platforms and this presentations tries to highlight impact testing workforce going to have due to technology changes happening around us.

Speaker profile
Prabhu Kogunde Matt is an Electronics and Communication Engineering graduate with more than two decades of Industry experience. Presently, is part of Ericsson India Global Services and managing the testing practice for Service Line IT&ADM. Prior to Ericsson, he was part of HCL and Wipro.
He worked with many customers across the globe and helped them in addressing their testing challenges. In his current role, he is enabling his team to deliver testing services to various Telco operators to ensure customers get error free bills and no revenue loss to operators.

11:45AM – 12:15PM
DevOps - The Reality
Araf Karsh Hamid, Co-Founder / Chief Technology Officer, MetaMagic Global Inc

Topic Abstract
Case Studies from NetFlix and Spotify
Comparison between DevOps and SRE

12:15PM – 01:15PM
Lunch Break

01:15PM – 01:45PM
Round Table Discussion

01:45PM - 02:15PM
How we failed at Test Automation - Failure Stories and Overcoming Journey
Ajay Balamurugadas, AVP-Delivery, Qapitol QA - An Award Winning QA Company

Topic Abstract
Adopting test automation in one's test plan is more challenging than it may initially appear. Understanding these challenges can help QA teams recognize some common mistakes and set a better, more realistic plan for their next attempt at automation. Everyone jumps on to the test automation bandwagon and Ajay's teams were also not behind. After trying out different approaches and making multiple mistakes, Ajay is aware of what not to do. This talk would focus on the different failure stories and what was learned from each of them. Attend this talk to find out which mistakes your teams are currently making if any and how to avoid them. Do you need to rethink your entire approach and pick only a certain subset of the overall test ideas to automate? Maybe, it is time to think deeply and critically before one embarks on the journey of test automation and not as an afterthought.

Speaker profile
Ajay Balamurugadas, goes by the handle ‘ajay184f’ in the testing community and is continuously re-inventing his testing methodology. He co-founded Weekend Testing - a worldwide movement for skilled testing, authored six small books under the theme “What If” downloadable at his blog http://enjoytesting.blogspot.com. His latest book is available at www.leanpub.com/50mistakes. His friends associate the terms - ‘Change Agent, Idea Man, Motivational’ to him. He tweets under @ajay184f and loves to have long conversations on software testing and life in general. He is currently leading the delivery at Qapitol QA - Provider of Continuous Testing Solutions to DevOps Teams

02:15PM – 02:45PM
Browser Automation using Devtools
Shilpa, Senior Consultant, Thoughtworks

Topic Abstract
Introduction to Chrome debugging/ devtool protocol
Different ways to instruments a browser.
Automation using devtools made easy with Puppeteer
Introduction to Puppeteer and examples
How can we use devtools feature in our existing selenium script?
Conclusion: Where the Chrome debugging protocol heading towards - About RemoteDebug initiative by Kenneth Auchenberg

Speaker profile
Shilpa G is a Senior Quality Analysts at Thoughtworks with extensive experience in testing different Mobile and web application and building automation frameworks. Expert in hands-on exploratory testing. Passionate about adding values by out of box thinking.

02:45PM – 03:15PM
Tea/Coffee Break

03:15PM - 03:45PM
Automation is not a skill, is an attitude !!
Vikash Kumar, Technical QA & DevOps Lead, Intel Corporation

Topic Abstract
. Automation is not a skill, trust me, it is an Attitude. If you don’t like monotonous work, you are an automation guy. Hate doing same thing again and again ?, you are an automation guy.
. Your interests, your ideas, your goals, your habits, your way of working will lead to automate things but not without your positive Attitude.
. Always help & seek help, find ways to work less in the boring stuff.
“Be lazy, If you do things thrice, automate it. Trust, but verify”
. Based on “ipsos” survey;
Workers are much more likely to agree than disagree that automation has made their job easier (49% vs. 18%), improved the quality of their work (46% vs. 20%), reduced the risks/issues/failures (42% vs. 20%) and made their job more interesting (40% vs. 23%).
. Innovate, automate & Accelerate – Enjoy Luxorious & peaceful life.
. Automation : First step is difficult, rest is fun.
. Automation is a cutting edge, which lasts

03:45PM - 04:15PM
Simplified mobile test automation
Nagaraj MC, Chief Quality Officer, Simplify3x Software Private Limited

Topic Abstract
Using one single platform how anyone can automate tests on web, mobile and mainframe. Test case writing is so simplified so that same can be used for any of the environment.

Speaker Profile
Professionally experienced in installing effective & efficient test process in many organization thereby achieving the set business goals.
My current goal is to take our unique solution with high quality to reach our customers and ensure "Software Engineering. Optimized". As a team we are committed to unlock value for our customers by transformation of People, Processes and Technology in the area of Software Engineering.
Specialties: Test Process Improvement using Test Maturity Model Integrated (TMMi), Test Engineering, Defect analysis, Knowledge Sharing in the area of Test Engineering, S/W Project Management, Soft skills education, coaching for Managers to move to leadership layer, installing a sustainable test automation practice and help organization in DevOps implementation.

04:15PM – 04:45PM
Automation frameworks
Jaydeep Basu, Test Automation Engineer, Shell

Topic Abstract
1. Shift left with test Automation Framework BDD
2. How you can speed up your automation test script execution which can ultimately help in releasing features faster to market.
3. How an Automation Tester's change in mindset can bring effectiveness and efficiency in your test scripts.

04:45PM – 05:15PM
Applying Hardware Bots for System Software Test Automation
Neeraj Kumar Singh, Platform Architect, Intel

Topic Abstract
Neeraj is a Platform Architect at Intel. He studied Computer Sc at IIT Delhi and joined Intel in 2004. Since, he has worked at Intel in various domains. His areas of expertise are System Design, and Hardware Software Co-design. He is an established author and has authored two books and multiple papers.