May 26, 2017




100 Tickets


8+ Professional Speakers

About the event

Agile Testing Conference is focused more on collaborative learning from the people who are involved in agile testing, and want to explore the future of Agile. With a focus on best practices, our events allow attendees to explore strategies surrounding TDD, BDD, ATDD, Continuous Testing and many more.

Test Automation Summit brings together people who are passionate about automation testing - enthusiastic and experienced speakers and delegates, who learn from each other through review presentations, case studies and round table discussions.

Learn more about Test Automation Framework, Functional and Non Functional Test Automation, Mobile Test Automation, Web Test Automation and many more.

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

This presentation is a story (albeit an unfinished story) that starts with a dream - an automated testers dream. The dream of automation is about pressing a button and letting a machine do the work for you… It is about machines and programs doing jobs that you do, but faster and more efficiently. The rest of the story is about my attempts to make that dream a reality – and the journey of successes, challenges and experiences in that process. The story is about my experiences and experiments with test automation, how we integrated them into the build stack and how we were able to enhance testing along with the productivity of the software development team. This presentation will unpack and highlight the processes, challenges and successes that our testing team has been working on for the last 3 Years.

Speaker Profile

Paul Lloyd is a tester, trainer, avid reader and cyclist. A Qualified tester with over ten years’ experience. His testing experience has been on all types of hardware and software, in many environments which include Automated Teller Machines, Point of Sale/Service devices, high speed document Scanners, Mobile devices, Server, Web and Desktop applications. As a Certified Technical Trainer, Paul has also given training on software products in diverse fields such as, the Swedish and South African Air forces, Petroleum Plants, Training institutions and Qualifications boards. He is continually reading and trying to find new ways to test and manage software teams effectively. His passion lies in implementing and managing automated test processes.

X Topic Abstract

When companies adopted Agile, it scared many software testers. Many struggled to find their place in Agile teams where they no longer have extended periods of code freeze and testing cycles.

Now we have a new disruptor: DevOps, which advocates automation to the n'th degree. How does a software tester remain relevant, nay vital in companies who adopts DevOps?

Speaker Profile

Jaco Marais holds a BSc Honours degree in Computer Science and over 13 years' professional experience in IT. Jaco follows a mature and pragmatic approach to problem identification and resolution, and is passionate about the assessment, coaching and implementation of DevOps principles and practises.

X Topic Abstract

You often hear within agile teams that creating a test strategy is a waste of time. Some experts say that there just needs to be a general understanding between the different team members on how the product will tested and that testing and quality just…happen. I will be presenting a sample one pager test strategy to show why we need to specify foundations and agreements regarding the product quality and the software testing approach. This will assist to establishing the level of required product quality that is committing to deliver

Speaker Profile

I am a senior quality assurance consultant at Thoughtworks and, since 1999, have specialised in software testing and quality assurance. I believe it offers more opportunities than straight development. As a result, I've had the good fortune to gain exposure to a wide range of remarkable opportunities in South Africa and the United States, being exposed to the concrete elements of best practices across a range of disciplines, assignments, projects, organisations and industries. I am fascinated by the constant change, which ensures there is always something new for me to learn. In my spare time I run 5km, 10km and half marathon races.

Round Table Discussion

Participants join a table to discuss one or more of the Conference themes - Each table has a "Topic Guru" to facilitate the discussion.

X Topic Abstract

Test driven development (TDD) and the associated metrics of code coverage is without a doubt valid and valuable. Faced with reality and legacy code, TDD is often met with doubt.

Getting the code coverage of an existing system to a high level is often of less value and more costly that rewriting it using a TDD approach. Rarely is either option feasible.

So what do we do in future, to trust the system we’re producing without wasting resources?

Always focus on the test where the code warrants it, but remain wary of static tests that erode over time.

Let's test the system according to its expected behaviour and improve the whole, and use the same to evaluate performance.

The reason a system exists and is created does not inherently change, and this forms the basis of Model Based Testing.

Speaker Profile

Corneile Britz is a software engineer, solution architect and DevOps advocate. He has a broad spectrum of skills consisting of software development, mentoring, trading and fleet management, allowing him to provide extensive insight regarding technical and operational functions.

Due to business analysis experience combined with strong technical foundation, he has the ability to facilitate fluent communication between business and IT, which greatly serves his current focus of Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer and SAFe Program Consultant.

He has proven to be passionate about simple, efficient, quality solutions which provides value to all stakeholders in a Lean-Agile manner.

X Topic Abstract

A tester was considered an enemy of the developer, but in the agile software development environment we all have the same goal of having a shippable product at the end of every iteration.

Speaker Profile

Ambrose loves Apps and digitalization to make the world a global village. Helping the team to optimize the way they work makes our life a bit better. Am a great sucker for International politics, History, Children and fun.

Experience Working with different Oracle products, facilitating trainings and software testing

X Topic Abstract

Deepanshu Verma would be talking about the following topics in relation to Agile and Test Automation.

- Switching from waterfall to agile.
- Black Box and White box testing that agile teams automate.
- Maintenance of Automated Tests in Agile environments.
- When not to use Automation in Agile.
- When to start automation in Agile.
- Challenges
- Benefits of Test Automation in Agile

Speaker Profile

Currently Working as a Senior Automation Engineer with Larsen and Toubro Infotech and consulting a major South African Corporate Insurance provider.

Have an experience of around 4 years in Test Automation on various Tools like HP UFT, IBM RFT, TOSCA, Selenium, Cucumber etc.

X Topic Abstract

Agile is a state of mind. What happens when a developer does not stay in this state of mind and starts under performing.

What happens when the carrot is used and what happens when the whip is used. How do other developer work with this developer and how do other developer help this developer get better or break. Drugs, Depression and other problems that cause this.

Speaker Profile

Tyler is passionate about IT, first started with IT technician support over the holidays, for the school he studied at.

Tyler is more concerned with how some thing runs. I believe that for IT to work with in the new large datasets performance is key.

Worked as a Devopps engineer, developer and production support, worked with old school developers and new ones.

Solving problems in production with real time solutions.Stability provides yourself and your business piece of mind.


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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)

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Standard Price : USD 1000

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Past Sponsors


Event Speakers

Paul Lloyd

Solutions Tester

Digital Matter

Deepanshu Verma

Testing Engineer/QA

L&T Infotech

Jaco Marais

Manager : DevOps Competence Lead

IQ Business

Wayne Sinclair

Senior QA Consultant


Corneile Britz

DevOps Engineering Lead

Standard Bank

Tyler Dean Smith



Ambrose Betiku

Certified Scrum Master, OCA, OCP


Event Price list (26th)

(26th May)

Early Bird : USD 399
(RAND 5387)
(Till 15th May 2017)
Standard Price : USD 499
(RAND 6737)
(Till 26th May 2017)

Brand your Organisation

Standard Price : USD 1000

You can also choose to strategically brand your organisation as per the below combo offer.

Package includes:

Full day attendance to the event

Website branding

Logo on brochure

Speaking Slot - 30 minute presentation slot or panel discussion (optional)

Name tag branding

Brochure inserts

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Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit in Johannesburg 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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