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BACKGROUND

World Conference Next Generation Testing 2021(WCNGT) is designed with focus on Technical Sessions featuring over 15+ Presentations exploring the depth and breadth of Software Testing. WCNGT is the leading conference for everyone willing to learn testing trends, best practices and make their contribution to the effortless software development cycle and quality.

The event provides an excellent platform to keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends, exchange experiences, discuss and deliberate ideas.

This is a highly interactive online conference with sharing of practical experiences and knowledge-sharing presentations as well as extended panel sessions for sharing insights and industry trends with you putting your questions directly. There is an exhibition alongside featuring leading service providers, consultants and vendors from areas on Software Testing, Automation, Quality Assurance and various other aspects of Software Testing.

The expert practitioners and thought leaders over these two days will discuss the wider context and right level of abstraction of this new way of working and also help you to develop your business case and build the foundation towards getting significant return on investment.

From the comfort of your computer, you will have access to great content and pundits you expect from World Conference Next Generation Testing.

EVENT THEME

Agile Testing and Test Automation
Test Leadership and AI and ML in Testing
Continuous Testing & DevOps
Security Testing

THE FORMAT OF THE PROGRAMME

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.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Get to know more about the newest tools and technologies
  • Collect ideas for enhancing a present procedure or create new solutions to present issues
  • Get a chance to increase software testing skills and techniques
  • Meet and socialize with Business leaders & Testing professionals.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Experimentation & Innovation
  • Evolutionary Prototyping
  • API and Services Test Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence for Testing
  • Mobile Test Automation
  • Test Environments and Data
  • Integration of Tools and Activities.
  • Low Code / No Code
  • Visual Programming
  • Rapid Application Development
  • Agile and DevOps – moving with flow based awareness
  • Multi-User Development
  • Model-Driven Development
  • DevSecOps
  • Cloud Adoption
  • Analytics and automation
  • DevOps and Continuous Integration Testing (CI)
  • Agile Software Testing
  • Leveraging AI into Testing
  • Barriers to adoption of Testing
  • Testers as Quality advocates
  • Cloud-Based Performance Testing
  • Implementing security
  • Enterprise Application Testing
  • Automation for continuous deployment
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Codeless Automated Testing
  • IoT and Big Data Testing

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Code of Conduct & Diversity

UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

We at UNICOM strive to be a leading provider of knowledge to the business community and to engage the global business community as a specialised provider of knowledge. We strive to do this maintaining a culture of co-operation, commitment and trust. We want every UNICOM conference and training day to be a safe and productive environment for everyone – a place to share research and innovation and to build professional networks. To that end, we will enforce a code of conduct throughout all our events. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our approach is that our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. Please bring your concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff.

Diversity: In our endeavour to be the provider of knowledge to the business community, we understand that this depends on hearing from and listening to a variety of perspectives that come from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We welcome diverse speakers for all our events, we do not always fully achieve this goal, but it is an ongoing process.

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Call for Participation

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 the panel sessions only.

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

PROGRAMME

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIMES STATED IN THE PROGRAMME BELOW ARE IN SGT.
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DAY ONE
DAY TWO

10:45: SOUTH EAST ASIAN SOFTWARE TESTING LEAGUE SEMI-FINALRead More

11:20: UNICOM’s Introduction, Debjoy Guha, UNICOM
Event Chairperson: Dhira Mitra, UNICOM

11:25: Sponsor’s Introduction

11:30: Finding Efficiencies in Software Testing READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Melissa Tondi, Quality Engineering Leader, Guild Education

Melissa Tondi, Quality Engineering Leader, Guild Education

Many Agile testers feel like we never have enough time to fully test in a given sprint, cycle or other timeframe. We plan for the best case scenario, but, undoubtedly, something happens with our best-laid plans that cause us to feel like we “just didn’t test enough.” In this session, we will talk about the five areas that may be causing inefficiencies in your overall approach – to include test planning and duplication of testing to the left of QE. Melissa will discuss these five areas and you’ll have a chance to share yours with the outcome to be practical solutions that can be implemented quickly. Once we have the plan to reduce or eliminate the inefficiencies, we’ll talk about areas you may be able to spend more time in or add to your overall testing strategy – effectively adding more time to do what you do best!

View Melissa Tondi’s video

11:50: Q&A Discussion

12:02: Re-defining DevOps rules for remote hardware development READ MORE
Aneesh Bendre, Lead Software QA Engineer, Ouster

Aneesh Bendre, Lead Software QA Engineer, Ouster

Developing cutting edge smart devices involves a mix of hardware and software technology. Implementing DevOps for the device’s software often proves to be non trivial because it is tied closely to the hardware that it runs on. Also, knowing when to implement the DevOps process is critical as you want to avoid re-doing the infrastructure when the underlying hardware or software architecture changes.

Moreover, DevOps teams need to consider the availability and accessibility of the infrastructure since engineering teams are working remotely now, more than ever. Should you use the existing infrastructure (on-premise) or build out a new one? Will you have “the hardware” available for validation at all times or should you consider using a hardware emulator instead? Should you leverage cloud services or opt for a hybrid solution? The cloud is an attractive approach to get going and fairly easy to scale. But, it can become an expensive recurring cost over time and is typically a one way street. Any new DevOps planning needs to have a remote-first mindset in the current environment, even post the pandemic.

In this presentation, we will discuss DevOps deployment in the context of early-stage embedded product development. How to keep the DevOps implementation agile, scalable and in sync with the development cycle of the overall project.

12:22: Q&A Session

12:34: SPONSOR’S BOOTH VIEWING AND BREAK

12:46: GOOD TO GREAT USER STORIES WITH STORY CUBES READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Priya Patra, Program Manager, Capgemini

Priya Patra, Program Manager, Capgemini

Non-functional requirements define the quality characteristics of a solution. It can transform a user story from good to great. We shall leverage Story cubes in this fun activity to get those creative juices flowing to uncover the most missed non-functional requirements.

View Priya Patra’s video

13:06: Q&A Discussion

13:18: What tools are being used in DevOps and how to choose the best? Read More
Nivarti Jayaram, Chief Data Officer, Societe Generale

Nivarti Jayaram, Chief Data Officer, Societe Generale

While building the right culture & mindset are paramount for transforming teams and organizations to DevOps, it’s important to understand that Tools are also an integral part in successful adoption of DevOps within an enterprise. In this session, we will look at the current tooling landscape for DevOps adoption and the factors that we will need to consider while choosing them for our own context. We will also cover the tradeoffs that we may have to make while choosing the tools.

13:38: Q&A Session

13:50: SPONSOR’S BOOTH VIEWING AND BREAK

14:02: Reliability Engineered Assurance – A New Paradigm Read More
Srinivas Jandhyala, Practice Head, APM & SRE, HCL Technologies

Srinivas Jandhyala, Practice Head, APM & SRE, HCL Technologies

Site Reliability Engineering is one of the emerging technique and technology to create scalable and reliable software. Often it is a looked as an Operations teams activity to ascertain the reliability. In this talk we will elaborate on some of the principles of SRE, how these can be applied and automated across testing SDLC to provide proactive assurance and highly reliable software.

14:22: Q&A Discussion

14:34: AI in Test Automation, Things to expectRead More
Sumit Mundhada, Senior Manager Test Automation, Vodafone

Sumit Mundhada, Senior Manager Test Automation, Vodafone

AI and Machine Learning are here to help software testing deliver better results. Artificial intelligence (AI) in test automation is the latest trend and it has many benefits. This talk will unfold the use cases and the future trends for AI and ML with respect to software testing. We will also touch base on how ML algorithms & AI can help in quality testing and overall return of investment.

14:54: Q&A Discussion

15:06: HOW LOW CODE AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS HELPING DRIVE DEVOPS Read More
Sudeep Chatterjee, Head Of QA And Testing, London Stock Exchange

Sudeep Chatterjee, Head Of QA And Testing, London Stock Exchange

DevOps is a goal for many organisations to achieve the vision of reducing end to end product development cycle time and to deliver value to business and customers faster. With advanced development practices and tools, organisations have successfully achieved CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Development) but CT (Continuous Testing) remains elusive. In this talk, I would explain how low code test automation solutions can help reach the CI/CD/CT objectives.

15:36: Q&A Discussion

15:48: Panel: Testers as Quality advocates Read More

Panel Moderator:
Colin Deady, Agile Lead, PPS

Panellists:
Sudeep Chatterjee, Head Of QA And Testing, London Stock Exchange
Sumit Mundhada, Senior Manager Test Automation, Vodafone
Srinivas Jandhyala, Practice Leader of APM, AIOPS & Reliability Engineered Assurance, HCL technologies
Aneesh Bendre, Lead Software QA Engineer, Ouster
Nivarti Jayaram, Chief Data Officer, Societe Generale

16:20: SOUTH EAST ASIAN SOFTWARE TESTING AWARDS FINALERead More

16:37: SOUTH EAST ASIAN SOFTWARE TESTING LEAGUE FINALERead More

17:17: End of Day One

11:20: UNICOM’s Introduction, Payal Agarwal, UNICOM
Event Chairperson: Dhira Mitra, UNICOM

11:25: Sponsor’s Introduction

11:30: Enterprise Software Quality, what does it really take? Read More
Rosalind Radcliffe, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for DevOps for Enterprise Systems, IBM

Rosalind Radcliffe, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for DevOps for Enterprise Systems, IBM

Large enterprises need to provide high quality software while still moving at a rapidly increasing pace, in order to accomplish this, an overall view of software quality needs to be considered. This session will discuss how to bring this culture of quality and how to bring automation and continuous testing practices to the Enterprise including IBM.

11:50: Q&A Discussion

12:02: Serverless CI/CD READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Nikhil Barthwal, Senior Software Engineer, Facebook

Nikhil Barthwal, Senior Software Engineer, Facebook

Traditional CI/CD systems haven’t been designed for cloud native environments and need to evolve. Tekton is a flexible, Kubernetes native open source CI/CD framework that enables automating deployments across multiple platforms—including Kubernetes, serverless, and VMs—by abstracting away the underlying details. It provides a set of shared, open-source components for building CI/CD systems and is one of the founding projects of the CD Foundation (CDF). Within the CDF’s open, vendor-neutral structure, Tekton’s goal is to provide industry specifications for CI/CD pipelines, workflows and other building blocks.

This talk explains the CI/CD challenges in a cloud native landscape shows how Tekton project addresses these challenges. It goes into details on what Tekton resources are, how to install the pipelines and how to run them for building, testing and deploying containerized applications on their clusters.

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12:22: Q&A Session

12:34: SPONSOR’S BOOTH VIEWING AND BREAK

12:46: Overcoming The Enterprise Great DisconnectRead More
BMK Lakshminarayanan, Value Stream Architect, Bank of New Zealand

BMK Lakshminarayanan, Value Stream Architect, Bank of New Zealand

As we step into the eleventh year of the term “DevOps”, it is now mainstream in most organizations. It makes into the Strategy & Board meetings, CIO presentations, press releases and success parties.

As most of the organizations just scratching the surface, there is a lot to take on when it comes to any transformation initiatives. Primarily focusing on – Speed & Stability. Organizations have realized that – hundreds of deployments do not matter, but matters what – the “Value” to the customer.

In this presentation, BMK will share his study on most of the Enterprises’ states, reflecting on how the pressure is more on “IT” to deliver value faster. However, the rest of the organization operations and processes are still slow, e.g., funding the initiatives, Architecture, governance, etc.

BMK’s talk will cover and help you to explore:

  1. Optimizing the organizational functions and processes to “Flow.”
  2. Make the work & flow visible to everyone.
  3. Measure what matters – the “Flow” with the help of Flow Metrics
  4. Finally – make the right thing, the easy thing.

13:06: Q&A Discussion

13:18: Continuous Security Testing READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Pushparajan Balasubramanian, Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, Trustwave

Pushparajan Balasubramanian, Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, Trustwave

As we operate within an increasingly digital environment, organizations are coming under a growing number of threats from latest cyber-attacks. Organizations are needing to bring cyber-security and build resiliency to the forefront of their digital strategy to ensure they are operating at their peak and to protect their businesses, customers, partners, vendors, and staff. This session will cover what needs to be protected, how to implement continuous security testing in the CICD process, Security Testing Tools, Hands-on demo using an opensource tool and benefits of continuous security testing.

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13:38: Q&A Session

13:50: SPONSOR’S BOOTH VIEWING AND BREAK

14:02: SCALING DEVOPS – A PRAGMATIC APPROACH Read More
Padma Satyamurthy, Transformation Leader, Walmart Global Technologies

Padma Satyamurthy, Transformation Leader, Walmart Global Technologies

In this talk, I will share my experience on what scaling is all about, what challenges or roadblocks organizations hit in the journey and some practical ways to overcome them and finally, what would be the benefits not only organizations will enjoy, but also pass it on to their customers.

14:22: Q&A Discussion

14:34: Embracing Low Code / No code transformation for Banking and Financial Institutions READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Jawahar Govindaraj, VP, Head of Low Code and No code automation, SCADEA Solutions

Jawahar Govindaraj, VP, Head of Low Code and No code automation, SCADEA Solutions

The main focus of the talk is, how to low-code and no-code technology can help the banking industry to achieve its business values quickly. Also will share the best practices of choosing and implementing the right tool, Framework, ROI with a case study in the digital banking industry.

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14:54: Q&A Discussion

15:06: Changing mindset to keep up with agile transformation within ITRead More
Jette Pedersen, Senior Software QA Engineer, Schibsted

Jette Pedersen, Senior Software QA Engineer, Schibsted

Within my 20+ years experience of enterprise IT development, I have changed my role from developer to a traditional tester to becoming a QA coach. For this talk I will be sharing my personal story about the changes I have gone through in my working life. Starting as a Cobol developer and then becoming a fulltime traditional tester was a big step, but moving from a traditional tester to a QA coach turned out to be even bigger.

I will take you through the phases, from initial organizational conversations about the changes that were needed, to accepting the direction and finding new gaps/needs to deliver.

This might seem as an unmanageable thing to do – but it can be done!

Are you facing new challenges in your company? Maybe you can learn something from my experiences.

15:26: Q&A Discussion

15:38: Panel: Barriers to Adoption of Testing Read More

Panel Moderator:
Colin Deady, Agile Lead, PPS

Panellists:
Jette Pedersen, Senior Software QA Engineer, Schibsted
Jawahar Govindaraj, VP, Head of Low Code and No code automation, SCADEA Solutions
Pushparajan Balasubramanian, Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, Trustwave
Premkumar P, Global Head of the Performance Engineering & Service Virtualization Practice, HCL Technologies
Padma Satyamurthy, Transformation Leader, Walmart Global Technologies
BMK Lakshminarayanan, Value Stream Architect, Bank Of New Zealand

16:08: END OF CONFERENCE

Speakers

Pushparajan Balasubramanian

Pushparajan Balasubramanian

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, Trustwave

Nikhil Barthwal

Senior Software Engineer, Facebook

Aneesh Bendre

Lead Software QA Engineer, Ouster

SUDEEP CHATTERJEE

Head of QA and Testing, London Stock Exchange

COLIN DEADY

Agile Lead, PPS

Jawahar Govindaraj

VP, Head of Low Code and No code automation, SCADEA Solutions

Srinivas Jandhyala

Practice Head, APM & SRE, HCL Technologies

Nivarti Jayaram

Chief Data Officer, Societe Generale

BMK Lakshminarayanan

Value Stream Architect, Bank of New Zealand

Sumit Mundhada

Senior Manager Test Automation, Vodafone

Premkumar P

Head-Performance Engineering & Service Virtualization, HCL Technologies

Priya Patra

Program Manager, Capgemini

Jette Pedersen

Senior Software QA Engineer, Schibsted

Rosalind Radcliffe

Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for DevOps for Enterprise Systems, IBM

PADMA SATYAMURTHY

Transformation Leader, Walmart Global Technologies

Melissa Tondi

Quality Engineering Leader, Guild Education

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