World Conference Next Generation Testing 2020 will be happening Virtual in October 2020, with focus on Technical Sessions featuring over 15+ Presentation exploring the depth and breadth of Software Testing. The Summit will be a key meeting place for Test Professionals and Executives from leading IT organizations globally.

India Testing League 2020 : The 8th edition of the annual corporate quiz contest India Testing League is back!!. Purpose of this contest is to identify most knowledgeable Testers. This year, we have revised the topics to make it a little more fun and competitive. Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself? Over 1000 IT professionals from 400+ companies in India and abroad would be participating, with experience ranging from 2 years to 20 years.

India Testing Awards 2020 :India Testing Awards will recognise those organisations and practitioners that have stepped away from legacy tools and processes to create Testing programs that defines the future of IT Software Development, services and support. Executives and teams leading IT and Testing at these companies will be recognised amongst their peers at the India Testing Awards ceremony co-hosted with World Conference Next Gen Testing 2020 on October 2020.


  • Through these two days, we are aiming to include high quality technical/review presentations from thought leaders as well as case studies from practitioners and solution providers.
  • We will also feature extended knowledge-sharing discussions in live Q&A rounds and Panel Discussion for sharing insights and industry trends. The panel session is for 40 minutes.
  • If you would like to join the discussion, please submit a topic related to Testing and DevOps.
  • Participants join in by posting their questions over Slido, and shape their learning, share their own experiences as well as hear fresh ideas.
  • Conversations carry on in our LinkedIn UNICOM Learning | Software Testing & Agile Testing professionals group


Test Leadership, Agile Testing and Test Automation, Testing for Developers, Testing in DevOps, Test Strategy, Planning and Metrics, Big Data, Analytics, AI/Machine Learning for Testing and Security Testing

India Testing Awards 2020

2 Individual Categories

5 Corporate Categories

India Testing League 2020

“Thanks to everyone who hosted the conference and who made the last two days really enjoyable, watching and learning from the agile leaders in the community. It was great fun talking to an amazing group of experts today and taking part in a fun panel discussion with Sarah Saunders and Laveena Ramchandani.”


Chief Technology Officer, Digital Ventures

“Thank you to UNICOM Seminars for organising such a great fully remote conference with a lot of interaction, engagement and interesting content. It was a pleasure to speak and participate in the panel discussion too! Look forward to the next one!”


Agile Delivery Consultant - Enterprise Agile / DevOps Transformation

“Technology in action!! Online conference and a successful one! Well attended with lot of interactions. Great Panel discussion. Learnt different perspectives! Kudos to Unicom”


Chief Technology Officer at Indium Software

“For the third time I will be part of the #Agile, #Testing & #DevOps Showcase. First time online and I’m very excited!”


Test Automation Engineer, deTesters

“Great panel discussion we had! Loved it. Thanks.”


Professional Scrum Trainer & Professional Scrum Master III, Co-Learning

“Vivit Worldwide was proud to sponsor such a fantastic event! Thank you UNICOM Seminars!”


Director of Marketing at Vivit Worldwide

“Thanks. Really enjoyed been part of this superstar line up!”


CTO And Co-Founder, Digital Assured

“Awesome presentation with great insights on unknown facts and issues facing in Agile.”





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We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start-up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and vision in these three fields. Please let us know too if you would like to participate in panel sessions only. Please also get in touch if you would like to participate in the Round Table session.

We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – "Black Papers"- are of interest to us too. They can be important topics of discussion / panels where you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.

We are also planning short “how to do” sessions or full-day workshops to run as pre or post conference events. Let us know if you have a related topic that you want to run as a workshop or an extended briefing.

Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.


Anastasios Daskalopoulos, Quality Assurance Specialist, Unleashed Technologies

Topic Abstract

A Simple Continuous Testing Approach for DevOps Although DevOps can be a very malleable term, a simple working definition of DevOps is, "a set of practices intended to reduce the time between committing a change to a system and the change being placed into normal production, while ensuring high quality". Being a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations, a main facet of DevOps is Continuous Integration, where Developers push code into repositories with greater frequency than in the recent past. To both validate and verify this frequent addition of code, suites of automated tests must be developed. The goal of this presentation is to show how Continuous Testing can keep pace with Continuous Integration to assure the system defined in business requirements is being developed and all features function as expected.

To keep up with Continuous Integration, QA in DevOps must be considered as a team effort. Beginning with a review of initial documentation, a detailed set of unit tests will be created by the Development team to test the system at the object level. After a brief Charter-based Exploratory and functional test run based on the business requirements and acceptance criteria, a detailed suite of automated tests are executed to prove the System under Test both appears and functions according to the accepted business requirements. This presentation will concentrate on developing accurate and detailed test suites to test the features in Continuous Integration.

Adam Burke, Principal, Frangipani Labs

Topic Abstract

A functioning system performs well. Testing the performance of software is often hard because it requires controlling more of the environment, but the goals of cheap, repeatable tests organized around clear test cases are the same. This talk discusses performance testing pitfalls, techniques for automated testing, and opportunities opened up by DevOps tools.

Anaïs van Asselt, Test Automation Engineer, deTesters

Topic Abstract

Organizations invest in test automation to keep up with the pace in an Agile and DevOps world. Little do they realize that constant care is required to keep their gardens of automated tests green. Weeding and cultivating is necessary to maintain the added value of test automation. Why is this gardening so hard? Is it just a garden or is it more than that? Might it be a whole ecosystem with aspects that impact the approach of test automation?

Benny Bustan, Director of DevOps, Attenti

Topic Abstract

Having moved from a senior DevOps role at global network provider AT&T, Benny Bustan, Director of DevOps for Attenti will explain the DevOps and DevSecOps practices Attenti used to develop, in record time, it's Quarantine Management System (QMS) to support the ability to monitor and verify quarantine while gathering information that can identify new pandemic clusters.

Mihir Nanal, Managing Director, Accenture

Nitin Parikh, Senior Manager, Accenture

Topic Abstract

  • How Testing has changed; Immersive Testing
  • Automate the Automation, Zero touch
  • AI
  • Crisis to Opportunity
  • Trends and how leaders and workforce need to adapt to it


Topic Abstract

  • SQA vs QE
  • Change Management from SQA into QE
  • What it means to Testers
  • What it means to Testing Environment
  • Fitting Quality Engineering into DevOps and DataOps approaches

Max Saperstone, VP Testing Solutions, TestPros

Topic Abstract

Tools like Cucumber and Fitnesse have been popularizing the ‘idea’ of using Behavior Driven Development (BDD) for test automation for over a decade. While there are many benefits to using these tools, adoption of BDD practices and principles can add a lot more value than the tooling alone. BDD isn’t about testing; it’s about design, and team collaboration.

Max will review the main tenets of BDD, and dive into some ideas of implementing this process. He’ll cover the benefits of doing true BDD: how it can be used to increase product quality and reduce feature churn. He will also discuss some of the pitfalls of avoiding BDD, but still using the tools. He’ll talk about some ‘best practices’, and get into some dos and don’ts for writing feature files. Some tooling will be discussed, along with some tips on how to automate, and what to avoid.

Craig Risi, QA Architect, Allan Gray

Topic Abstract

Steps to getting the automation you need to make your Agile/DevOps testing strategy work.

In this presentation I will showcase ideas and a proven framework on how you can take any team or product and work to achieving a testing framework and approach that allows for automation across every required frontend and backend layer, unit and end-to-end test in a way that can be completed within a sprint with as minimal tech debt and left backlog as possible. Often teams focus too much on different tools and automation frameworks to help them achieve this rather than looking holistically at “how” they are building their software and whether it is appropriately testable, addressing a team culture that enables quality ownership throughout and empowering your testers to operate at all levels across the stack so that they can test earlier and more effectively.

Learning Outcomes:
A set of ideas that can be taken back to teams that can help drive better software design, a more collaborative culture and the appropriate level of testing and automation at all levels.

Ram Shanmugam, CEO, AUTONOMIQ

Topic Abstract

The digital enterprise landscape is going through a massive transformation from on-premise to hybrid SaaS applications. As more and more non-technical business and functional users leverage SaaS platform services and readily available automation to bring their application ideas to life, they are seeking a similar automation experience for their continuous testing needs; leading to the rise of the Citizen Tester. In this discussion we will share our perspectives on the capabilities needed for the citizen tester to be successful

Mandy Chessell, Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Topic Abstract

Modern regulations put an extra burden both on the way that developers build code and on operations. These regulations are not static and they drive constant maintenance in application, DevOps pipelines, infrastructure and operations. Using the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as example, Mandy will illustrate how open metadata can be used to maintain effective agile development and devOps practices in a regulated environment.

Mike Talks, Test Manager

Topic Abstract

If you have an automation suite, chances are your team is looking at it regularly, and seeing a lot of green ticks each time you come in.

But what happens when you start to see red? How easy is it to dig into the problems that lie beneath?

In this session, Mike Talks will take a look through some examples to explore how to avoid some basic mistakes, and how to make your tests more readable and analytical.

Mustapha Garba, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Mansi Patel, Program Manager, Microsoft

Topic Abstract

With the current situation of the world, we are all adjusting to a new way of working. Remote connectivity and video-conferencing has become the main stay of all our professional interactions. Many of us are on the Digital Transformation journey. One of the key areas where transformation and modernization can help is in validation and testing. This session focuses on how Microsoft can enable you to perform testing of your applications from anywhere! Leveraging the power of Azure cloud, Update Staging Lab is a service that allows independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprise customers to accelerate application validation against platform changes such as Windows updates. In this session, find out how you can lower testing time and cost by simplifying deployment and leveraging automated workflows. In addition, we also offer world-class intelligence about the apps you provide us (e.g. performance data, API impact analysis, etc.). If that wasn’t intriguing enough, you can find out about our future plans to integrate Robotic Process Automation (RPA) validation which enables AI driven bots to exercise app functionality to find issues earlier!

Rahul Verma, Founder & Chief Consultant, Test Mile

Topic Abstract

Arjuna is a Python based test automation framework developed by Rahul Verma. It is an open source, Apache Licensed software. Rahul has implemented smaller variants of features in Arjuna across frameworks and organizations, or given advice around it. However Arjuna being a generic library has the most complete implementation of his ideas, away from project specific contexts and constraints.

Arjuna currently supports Web UI and HTTP automation. It encapsulates selenium, requests, pytest and many of its plugins along with file readers, XML/JSON parsers and so on. It uses Python's advanced coding constructs to provide a very flexible and intuitive Tester Programming Interface (TPI).

This presentation introduces some of the salient features of Arjuna for test automation engineers.

Our Speakers

  • Ram Shanmugam
    Preeth Pandalay

    Ram Shanmugam


  • Max Saperstone
    Preeth Pandalay

    Max Saperstone


  • Anaïs van Asselt
    Preeth Pandalay

    Anaïs van Asselt


  • Benny Bustan
    Preeth Pandalay

    Benny Bustan


  • Craig Risi
    Preeth Pandalay

    Craig Risi

    Allan Gray

  • Mansi Patel
    Mansi Patel

    Mansi Patel


  • Mustapha Garba
    Mustapha Garba

    Mustapha Garba


  • Mike Talks
    Mike Talks

    Mike Talks


  • Mihir Nanal
    Mihir Nanal

    Mihir Nanal


  • Nitin Parikh
    Nitin Parikh

    Nitin Parikh


  • Mandy Chessell
    Preeth Pandalay

    Mandy Chessell


  • Anastasios Daskalopoulos
    Anastasios Daskalopoulos

    Anastasios Daskalopoulos

    Unleashed Technologies

  • Rosalind Radcliffe
    Rosalind Radcliffe

    Rosalind Radcliffe


  • Rahul Verma
    Rahul Verma

    Rahul Verma

    Test Mile

  • Desmond Mathebula
    Desmond Mathebula

    Desmond Mathebula


  • Adam Burke
    Preeth Pandalay

    Adam Burke

    Frangipani Labs


50 USD

Early Bird

  • Till September 30
  • Two days
  • Short Discussion Rounds
  • Live Panel Discussion
  • Use Cases
  • Post Event Doubt Clearing Support
  • All Sessions
80 USD


  • Till October 15
  • Two days
  • Short Discussion Rounds
  • Live Panel Discussion
  • Use Cases
  • Post Event Doubt Clearing Support
  • All Sessions


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