September 08, 2016




100 Tickets


8+ Professional Speakers

About the event

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit 2016 will be happening in Melbourne on 08th September 2016, with focus on Technical Sessions featuring interactive Presentation exploring the depth and breadth of Agile software development and Test Automation across all practices, and perspectives. The Summit will be a key meeting place for Test Professionals and Executives from leading IT organizations. The event features an inspiring day of talks and workshops by professional speakers focused on Agile Testing and Test Automation Innovation.

The discussion in the Summit will be on what are the key challenges to improve your strategy, team development, test professional-skills and TA implementation? Discuss Improving Test Automation and Agile Testing in your organizations with over your colleagues on September 08th at Melbourne, Australia.



UNICOM provides a broad range of Agile training courses from basic one-day Introduction to Agile through to accredited training such as Certified ScrumMaster. Conferences include the UK's premier Agile event the annual Agile Business Conference and specific Agile in Public Sector and Finance Sector conferences.

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UNICOM provides events and training in these areas that enable organisations to make better decisions the address topical issues such as Big Data, Sentiment Analysis, Analytics and KPIs. Also available are training courses in specific technologies such as Hadoop.


UNICOM has been a prominent provider of software and systems Development and Testing conferences and training. Its events and training including popular certifications such as ISTQB and Certified ScrumMaster and courses address upcoming challenges presented by moving to Agile, DevOps and Mobile environments. Conferences include SEPG Europe, Agile Business Conference, ALM Conference, TestExpo and Next Generation Testing Conference

Key Features

Improve your strategy: Getting business value from Test Management.

Improve your team development : Team Development; Test Management & Test Professional).

Improve test professional-skills.

Improve Test Automation Implementation: We'd like to hear about innovative test automation implementations.

The knowledge on various frameworks : Data-driven testing, Modularity-driven testing, Keyword-driven testing, Hybrid testing, Model-based testing, Code driven testing, Behavior driven testing.

Improve on Principals of Agile Testing, advantages and disadvantages of Agile Testing and the best practices.

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Topic Abstract

One of the significant challenges in an Agile adoption is the review of the delivery model. Most of the time, this challenge is based on how we can mix the traditional phases/steps of software development into only one body focused on creating and delivering value. The success of an Agile team depends on how we build a healthy combination amongst different roles and competencies. For this reason, the activity of agile testing is an essential ingredient to earn good results with an agile adoption.

In this session, we will present and discuss in a more interactive way, some stories and concepts about how we can create a real agile team. Especially, about how agile testers and developers can collaborate with one another regarding performance results, collective work-products and personal growth to avoid the temptation of falling into sub-groups and mini-waterfalls inside the iterations.

Speaker Profile

I'm working as Agile Coach and Trainer at Elabor8, assisting the agile adoption in complex environments. I have been working in the IT field for the last 18 years and I began my career as a software developer. I have helped pioneer the Agile methods in Brazil, working with different teams in various organisations since 2002. I have been working with large organisations, helping them to solve scaling issues since 2007.

I'm the co-author of the famous Brazilian book "Métodos Ágeis para o Desenvolvimento de Software", as well as the book "O pequeno livro branco das equipes". I'm also the author of the e-book: "10 dicas para escalar Agile usando SAFe".

In addition, I'm a Management 3.0 facilitator and one of the first Learning 3.0 Licensed Facilitators. I'm the pioneer of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) in LATAM, and I hold the following certifications: SPC (Scaled Agile Academy) , CAC (Alpha Coach - Worth Ethic), CSM, CSPO and CSP (from ScrumAlliance).


Topic Abstract

Performance depends on what we can do and what we want to do. Therefore success is requires both ‘capability’ and ‘motivation’. Capability is trainable but motivation is not so in many ways motivation is the most important part of the equation. Mark will cover the difference between ‘project management’ and ‘project leadership’, and how to lead at the highest levels it is very helpful to understand the seven fundamental levels of human motivation. This maximmises the chance of success on all projects especially the most complex ones remembering that people are always a key component of getting the project done ot one extent or another (see range of clients mark has helped )

Speaker Profile

(Mark is highly accredited and see more details at ) Mark Oliver M.Eng MA (Cantab) FCIPD FAHRI ILPF

Mark has run leadership development and assessment courses since 1986 in both public service and corporate environments. Over the last 24 years he has designed and facilitated both “train-the-trainer” advanced leadership courses as well as mastering competencies and implementing specialised assessment courses. Much of his work has been cross cultural for Australian 'Top 100' and American 'Fortune 500' companies in Australasia, USA, UK, China (and Hong Kong), Singapore, India, Indonesia and Malaysia to enhance self-awareness and self-leadership in both professional and personal life. He has also designed and led job analyses for a range of global, as well as SME, organisations at all levels.

Mark set up this international consultancy - MarkTwo Consulting - in 2002 to provide advanced leadership courses for corporations in a ground breaking way. Creating MarkTwo Consulting's highly innovative and holistic Universal Hierarchy of Motivation (UHM) leadership development tool which has shed a new practical insight on human intelligence and one's own motivational drivers to enhance self-awareness and self-leadership in both professional and personal life. Recent advances in neuroscience have recently validated the UHM theory.

His passion for guiding people to be the best leader they can be at home and work, combined with his deep knowledge and unique take on "authentic" leadership as a driver of business performance, has made MarkTwo's courses highly sought after in Australasia and Asia. Mark is committed to helping people be the best leaders they can be in order to improve their families, communities, businesses, nations and this planet.

Mark presents, and has been interviewed on radio and published in the media such as The AGE on matters to do with leadership capability, selection, recruitment and assessment, and is an executive coach to a few of Australia's leading companies. He began his education at Cambridge University and is trained in a form of Jungian psychology as well as accredited in many organizational psychology instruments. He is also a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development, Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Facilitators, Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is also qualified in the more unusual areas of Jungle Warfare and Arrest and Restraints Instructor, Helicopter Abseiling Dispatcher, and Range Firing and Demolitions Officer. Mark is recognised by Stanford Who's Who and has published two books: THE SEVEN MOTIVATIONS OF LIFE - about life and leadership both personal and professional, and A HIMALAYAN TRINITY - about journeys through serious illness and across the Himalayas.


Topic Abstract

Businesses must keep up with rates of speed and changes in digital business or risk losing revenue, decreased operational efficiencies and market share. Therefore, the need of the hour is to speed up release cycles while ensuring agility to meet ever evolving digital business needs. Digitalization and increased levels of embedded technologies throughout organizations speed up the rate at which organizations needs to perform. Release cycles are monthly, weekly, daily or even hourly phases; companies such as Facebook and Amazon operate at incredible speeds with releases every hour. This requires the following three dimensions to be addressed collectively and not individually:

- HIGHER SPEED TO MARKET : This requires a Paradigm shift towards DevOps. DevOps require In-Sprint Automation to enable Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing work in tandem. We cannot wait for n+1 Sprint cycle or Hardening of sprints to complete automation.

- LOWER COST : 60% of the cost allocated for testing is spent on creating automated test cases. With transformational projects in pipeline to ride the digital wave the spent on Testing is going to rise to 30% of the IT projects spent. To reduce this cost we need a solution which can create automated test cases non-intrusively: Robotize it and reduce the cost of testing below 18% of the total spent on IT projects.

- BETTER QUALITY : While Automation is necessary and the Digital business processes still evolving, it is necessary to ensure that the Test & Business coverage is 100%.

During this session we will address all the three Dimensions and address the creation of solution. We at Tech Mahindra have Industrialized this solution and implemented at 40+ marquee clientele. With ~16% organization who have already adopted DevOps and further 31% waiting in the wings to adopt DevOps in next two years, the solution we shall discuss will be imperative for the health and survival of the QA organization as such.

Speaker Profile

Mohit heads the global testing business for Tech Mahindra. He comes with 18+ year’s experience in IT with 10+ years specializing in testing and QA.

Mohit has vast experience in managing diverse portfolio ranging from delivery/program management, QA Process consulting and Test CoE set up & management. He has been pivotal in growing testing business in Europe region and leading the test transformation for Tech Mahindra’s major clients globally, setting up Test Factories, QA CoE and QA audits and management.

Mohit's strength lies in delivering end to end QA engagements in a SLA driven models with defined SLAs for YoY benefits on cost, quality and time to market parameters. He has been instrumental in creating and promoting Testing Solutions for Tech Mahindra. He is an Agile evangelist with a keen eye on In-Sprint Automation.

Round Table Discussion

Participants join a table to discuss one or more of the Conference themes - (Agile Testing; Mobile Testing; Test Automation; Testing in Continuous Delivery; BDD, Rebellion of the Crash Test Dummies, Next Generation of Rapid Mobile Testing in an Agile Set-up, Implementing TMMi - Testing Maturity Model Integrated, Performance Testing, etc.) Each table has a "Topic Guru" to facilitate the discussion.


Topic Abstract

TDD is not just unit testing, is a design approach that improves code quality and the most important helps the developers understand the user requirements. TDD is also a technique to help dealing with legacy code. In the next 2 hours lets discuss some principles, pitfalls and practice.

Speaker Profile

Joao Sgreccia, an Elabor8 consultant with more than 12 years of software development experience, implementing and deploying high performance and scalable applications for web. And also participated in all roles of Agile Product Development life cycle in the past 8 years.


Topic Abstract

TDD is not just unit testing, is a design approach that improves code quality and the most important helps the developers understand the user requirements. TDD is also a technique to help dealing with legacy code. In the next 2 hours lets discuss some principles, pitfalls and practice.

Speaker Profile

Joao Sgreccia, an Elabor8 consultant with more than 12 years of software development experience, implementing and deploying high performance and scalable applications for web. And also participated in all roles of Agile Product Development life cycle in the past 8 years.


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This is a great opportunity to strategically brand your organization. As a sponsor, you will receive a tremendous amount of visibility and numerous other benefits at the conference.

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 Logo on presentation screens throughout conference

 2-day Conference Pass

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Past Sponsors


Event Speakers

Manoel Pimentel Medeiros

Agile Coach


Mark Oliver


MarkTwo Consulting

Mohit Saxena

Competency Head - Testing Services

Tech Mahindra

Joao Marcelo



Rajesh Puvvada

Senior Delivery Partner


Event Price list (08th)

Early Bird

USD 399
(AUD 538)
Till 20th August


USD 499
(AUD 673)
Till 08th September

Event FAQS

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit in Melbourne is open to anyone who has an interest in the agile testing and test automation works in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field.


Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.

A. As this is predominantly an event for the IT Testing Industry, if you are interested in attending. Please note that there will be a charge to attend as a student(can avail special discount as a student).


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