September 12, 2016


New Zealand


100 Tickets


8+ Professional Speakers

About the event

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit 2016 will be happening in New Zealand on 12th 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 12th at New Zealand.



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.

Conference or Event Schedule

X 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.

X Topic Abstract

This is based on a revolutionary idea of delivering Test Automation of your projects using a crowd of upskilled professionals using cloud based development tools e.g AWS, github/bitbucket, open source test automation tools , Trello etc. Companies can also build this crowd internally by following a coaching and upskilling program designed by us. I will discuss a case study for one of our clients as well.

Speaker Profile

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.

X Topic Abstract

The industry is undergoing a rapid change due to the Changing customer behaviour, new media types and economy. Organizations are fast aligning themselves to keep pace with this transformation. Every function in the organization is getting a makeover in an attempt to reach out to today's connected consumer. This is forcing the industry to highly depend on IT to reduce its operational expenses, improve the efficiency as well as reducing time to market. These factors have led the industry to embark on the major technology and modernisation journey, to develop and enhance its IT capabilities that deliver high quality products, which in turn have profound effect on the business outcomes.

This Catastrophic change and disruption in IT are imposing quality challenges, testing organisations need to be equipped for this massive change with a pragmatic and robust test strategy. Presentation attempts to capture the challenges and suggests relevant quality assurance strategies to overcome them. It would also help to understand how the perception of quality need a paradigm shift from being solely testing issue to bring a larger quality issue that has an high impact on the business, which testing organisation along with extended organisation collectively can address to be successful in the digital journey

Speaker Profile

Deepak is a successful Consultant, has managed and delivered large complex testing engagements in aggressive schedules and cost, managing risk and delivering quality.

Deepak is experienced in providing and delivering solutions to complex business challenges. He has successfully delivered Digital Transformation programmes, System Integration projects, Implementation of Products and managed testing at multiple locations with multiple vendors.

Deepak operates at a strategic level as well as at an operational level.

He specialises in:
- Test estimation, test planning and execution
- Test assessment, review and development of improvement plans
- Delivering quality in a multi-vendor environment
- Implementing test process, methodology and tools
- Vendor Management and Account Management


Benefits of sponsorship

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.

Sponsorship Levels

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Gold Sponsor (Limited to 3)

Knowledge Partner (Limited to 1)

Silver Sponsor (Limited to 4)

Bronze Sponsor (Limited to 4)

Conference Bag Sponsor (Limited to 1)

Track Sponsor (Limited to 2)

A-La-Carte (Open)


Instant Sponsorship

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Instant Sponsorship includes:

 Logo/link on UNICOM website

 Logo on presentation screens throughout conference

 2-day Conference Pass

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Past Sponsors


Event Speakers

Mohit Saxena

Competency Head – Testing Services

Tech Mahindra

Pieter Ploos van Amstel

Test Automation Engineer

Amstel Bytes

Yadwinder Sharma


Deepak Daniel

Testing Services Lead


Michael Talks

Test Manager


Jaco van Tonder

Technical Specialist - Testing

IAG New Zealand

Event Price list (12th)

Super Early Bird

USD 299
(NZD 434)
Till 12th July

Early Bird

USD 399
(NZD 578)
Till 20th August


USD 499
(NZD 723)
Till 12th September

Event FAQS

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit in New Zealand 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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Auckland 0627, New Zealand
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