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BACKGROUND

World Conference Next Generation Testing 2022 (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 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 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.

THE FORMAT OF THE PROGRAMME

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 Discussions 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.
  • Agile Testing and Test Automation
  • Low Code / No Code
  • Visual Programming
  • Rapid Application Development
  • Agile and DevOps – moving with flow based awareness
  • Multi-User Development
  • Model-Driven Development
  • DevSecOps
  • Test Leadership and AI and ML in Testing
  • 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
  • Continuous Testing & DevOps
  • 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
  • Security Testing

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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

    Programme

    07:30 AM – 07:45 AM: TEA/COFFEE AND REGISTRATION FOR INDIA TESTING LEAGUE SEMI-FINALISTS

    08:00 AM – 08:30 AM: INDIA TESTING LEAGUE – SEMIFINALS [Paper-Based Test] – READ MORE

    08:30 AM – 09:00 AM: TEA/COFFEE AND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

    09:05 AM – 09:10 AM: UNICOM’S WELCOME

    09:10 AM – 09:25 AM: CONFERENCE CHAIR’S INTRODUCTION & FELICITATION
    DR SHANKAR RAMAMOORTHY, SVP, iLink Digital

    JOINT SESSION

    09:25 AM – 10:00 AM: KEYNOTE 01 – Most of the code is garbage on this planet. Let’s see why Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Santhosh Tuppad, Software Testing Guru

    09:50 AM – 10:00 AM: Q&A Session

    Santhosh Tuppad, Software Testing Guru

    A functionally working code is just not anymore enough.

    I have been 22 years in the hacking arena & my views about the software are still absurd in terms of security since I started. I unconventionally look at security.

    Edward Snowden is admired and disliked at the same time for whatever he did. We hear criticisms such as, there is a right way of doing it, and he could have done it differently. Or, that is a sickening act by Snowden. Well, the revolution has never been straightforward.

    All of us need secure applications for our clients. Sadly, we have fallen into the trap of shallow security testing and lack of secure coding principles due to whatsoever reasons. By this, I mean most of the companies are super conventional in the way they manage security testing. And also, most of the security specialists and leaders in security space lack a sense of security from a pragmatic perspective or an evil attitude to fight black-hat hackers. What we need is both offensive & defensive methods with a white-hat and black-hat hacker mindset working as a team.

    Even today, out of 10 applications that I choose, I can hack at least 7 of them. It is just a matter of time and motivation for hackers to identify and exploit creatively. That’s garbage. Right?

    In this talk, we will look into the bad traditions leading to the garbage code and what change we can bring in to eliminate the garbage for a secure tomorrow. I am confident about the audience enjoying this demonstration based talk.

    Shhhhhh… What happens in here stays in here!

    Key-Learning

    • Understanding that hacking is beyond OWASP Top 10 attacks
    • The adrenaline rush after you leave the talk in terms of thinking about security
    • Ability to ask “security” related questions and finding the “vulnerabilities” through questioning
    • Perform the security tests to an extent and finding critical vulnerabilities after this talk
    • Getting enthusiastic about starting a security testing journey

    View Santhosh Tuppad’s video

    10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: KEYNOTE 02 – World Quality Report-2022-Key insights Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    DR SHANKAR RAMAMOORTHY, SVP, iLink Digital

    10:20 AM – 10:30 AM: Q&A Session

    Dr Shankar Ramamoorthy, Svp, iLink Digital

    Key recommendations to accelerate your Quality Assurance & Engineering journey in WQR 2021-2022:>

      • Focus on what matters. The emphasis should be on the customer experience and on business objectives, and on meeting needs in these areas with efficiency and speed. The focus is shifting from IT quality to production quality.
      • Standardize the use of test automation in QA, and use it from end to end. An automation-first approach in software quality delivery should now be the norm across all QA activities.
      • Stop talking about AI and ML, and start doing. Smart technologies are expected to transform quality engineering, so it’s imperative to begin the journey now.
      • Emphasize the availability of test environments and test data. Investment in real-time environment and data availability solutions should continue to be a focus within the organizational strategy.
      • Get management buy-in for intelligent industry initiatives. It’s a given that leadership backing facilitates change – so demonstrate feasibility, and quantify potential outcomes.

    View Dr Shankar Ramamoorthy’s video

    10:35 AM – 11:30 AM: PANEL DISCUSSION : ASK ME ANYTHING – Read More

    Panel Moderator
    Diwakar Menon, Consultant

    Panellist:
    Santhosh Tuppad, Software Testing Guru
    Dr Shankar Ramamoorthy, SVP, iLink Systems
    Subhash Kotra, QA Head, Tide
    Prathap Jonnadula, QA Engineer, Crackle Plus
    Sujata Dutta, Senior Vice President,Vodafone, _VOIS

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: TEA / COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

    TRACK 01

    12:05 PM – 12:35 PM: Quality Advocates vs Quality Assurance Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Subhash Kotra, QA Head, Tide

    12:25 PM – 12:35 PM: Q&A Session

    Subhash Kotra, QA Head, Tide

    Traditionally, QA is considered to be the same as Quality Assurance which is the process of Testing a developed product. This leads to an increase in the number of release cycles because we tend to Test the product using our Test cases (Automated & Manual).

    The role of a Quality Advocate in the Agile world is more to do with the overall responsibility of the Product’s quality. A Quality Advocate ensures that the team is building the product right by undertaking the various actions, early on in the development cycle. An eg. of this is making sure that the acceptance criteria are clearly defined, doing Test coverage at Unit/Integration level, etc.

    This new definition of QA could help increase collaboration, reduce the traditional Dev vs QA issues, and ensure that the End product is of the highest quality.

    View Subhash Kotra’s video

    12:40 PM – 13:10 PM: The need for Testing in Machine Learning Projects Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Shirsha Ray Chaudhuri, Director of Engineering, Thomson Reuters Labs

    13:00 PM – 13:10 PM: Q&A Session

    Shirsha Ray Chaudhuri, Director of Engineering, Thomson Reuters Labs

    The world is crazed by the popularity, possibilities and wonders of a solution that naturally embeds AI. Tech companies, big and small, are racing in their journey to embed AI into their existing solutions and/or create new ones. In this talk, we reflect on impacts that legacy software solutions, workflows, business processes and large chained tech systems have with the introduction of AI-powering services into them. We lay emphasis on the various needs for testing that introduction of ML for a large software solution. We hope to highlight some of the requirements we have uncovered as part of our Machine Learning projects for testing. We conclude with feedback and requirement analysis from planning POV for AI solutions as part of this talk.

    View Shirsha Ray Chaudhuri’s video

    13:10 PM – 14:10 PM: LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING

    14:15 PM – 14:45 PM: Testing actions to improve your data quality Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Manish Kaushal Kushwaha, Director of Technology, McAfee

    14:35 PM – 14:45 PM: Q&A Session

    Manish Kaushal Kushwaha, Director of Technology, McAfee

    Biggest challenge with data ecosystem is to have trust on data and generated insights. To improve trust you need to have high data quality. To achieve high data quality you need to have right data testing plan. Data touches many stages so you need to automate your testing at various stages. You need to focus end to end from client-side data capturing to have data observability in pipe, data quality rules for each event and attributes, data discoverability.

    View Manish Kaushal Kushwaha’s video

    14:50 PM – 15:20 PM: Shift-Left Performance Engineering with CI/CD Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Ekta Khatana, Lead Software Development Engineer Test, Cvent and Lakshita Sharma, Senior SDET, Cvent

    15:10 PM – 15:20 PM: Q&A Session

    Ekta Khatana, Lead Software Development Engineer Test, Cvent and Lakshita Sharma, Senior SDET, Cvent

    Performance is a critical non-functional quality aspect in software development. Performance issues discovered at a later stage in development cycle can lead to more significant problems down the road, where resolution can be expensive and time-consuming. RECOMMENDED SOLUTION. Continuous integration and delivery coupled with automated performance tests will enable finding performance issues while code is being developed. It is a faster and cost-saving approach for releasing new product features and enhancements with minimal performance risks drastically reducing time and efforts. As we progress towards shifting left, it becomes crucial to ensure that we find functional and non-functional issues early in the release cycle. At Cvent, we have implemented an end-to-end automated process for continuous performance engineering, minimizing the monitoring time to check for any degradation. Before going to production, code is deployed to the pre-production region, where the load tests are executed and analyzed to check the performance bottleneck in nightly regressions. The process includes data setup at runtime using test Data Management, test execution, and report generation using Gatling. As a part of release certification, we have scheduled load regression test runs via Slackbot, which can be triggered with either Auto-Abort or Notify-Only functionality and thereafter a notification is sent. Before the test kicks off, the system checks if auto-scaling is enabled, then accordingly scale up the services depending on the service utilization metrics. When anyone executes the load tests from Jenkins Pipeline, results/metrics are collected just after the completion of load tests. A consolidated report detailing graphical data analysis and performance metrics for Gatling, Datadog, and Splunk is generated once the test is completed via a customized reporting framework.

    View Ekta Khatana and Lakshita Sharma’s video

    15:20 PM – 15:50 PM: TEA / COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

    15:55 PM – 16:25 PM: Culture and You Read More
    HariHaraGanesh D, Director, Technical Program Management, Visa

    16:15 PM – 16:25 PM: Q&A Session

    HariHaraGanesh D, Director, Technical Program Management, Visa

    Culture @ work should be aligned with Core Values and must be a driver for delivering better business outcome. “Wall of wow” or “Appreciation day” can boost cultural quotient at workplace. Winning Team’s framework’ and Agile Value delivery model are designed to focus on outcome rather than output

    Most change management focuses on the business context, process and role changes, and transitioning employees through training and new measurements. This approach may be fine for addressing the organizational ‘machine,’ but it does not adequately address the human aspects of the Organization. How to feel the culture at workplace? If Core Values of an Organization are aligned with Organization’s Strategy, then the Organization growth will be sustainable. Let us discuss a simple case study. A team delivers with in Scope, Budget, and Schedule over the last three quarters and bags the ‘Best Team Award’. Is the Best Team a Happy Team? Do they really have a culture of giving open feedback to each other or do they love what they do? At the executive level, does Velocity of a team mean anything? If not Velocity, what is the alternative? How do we influence the executives to shift the focus from output to outcome? Welcome to my talk where I discuss my ‘Winning Team’s framework’ that focusses on unearthing cultural elements @ team level. The Agile Value delivery model focuses on the Value delivered sprint on sprint over the productivity thus influencing Executives to adopt this model. How can you realize culture elements at work that is aligned with Core Values and that are driver for delivering better business outcome? You can start with “Wall of wow” to extend recognition to your peers or launch “Appreciation day” to appreciate your employees. Culture club driven by WOW boards and Appreciation day are building block for creating collaborative culture @ workplace. Through appreciation & recognition, people feel valued and this build a great relationship among the team members.

    As the curtain closes, I would also recommend a new and interesting way to explain culture of an organization in simple terms.

    Come and Join me in World Conference Next Gen Testing 2022 to get swamped in Cultural Rain !!!

    TRACK 02

    12:05 PM – 12:35 PM: Want to be a successful leader? Practice being a tester first ! Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Sreekala Sunderrajan, Head of Programme Management: People and Culture, Gojek

    12:25 PM – 12:35 PM: Q&A Session

    Sreekala Sunderrajan, Head of Programme Management: People and Culture, Gojek

    Anyone can be a leader. However the one that sustains tides and inspires others to do so with ease makes a successful leader. The one thing that differentiates fantastic leaders from the crowd is their mindset. Mindsets are never built in a day and normally have a lot of background work, experience and exposure that has gone into one being who they are today. And this becomes a game changer.

    Having a Tester’s mindset plays a large role in being a successful leader. From personal experience, I know for sure that my life as a tester has not only charted out career options like no other but has actively contributed into making it successful as well. What are those pivots that make this mindset, how does it contribute to leadership excellence, is there a secret sauce combo that we all know but don’t recognise yet that makes this mindset? This talk charts that out for you as take away.

    See you as we interact on building, nourishing this testers mindset that will set you up for success as a successful leader.

    View Sreekala Sunderrajan’s video

    12:40 PM – 13:10 PM: How Artificial Intelligence can help in Software Testing Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Anjanita Das, Associate Director, Cognizant

    13:00 PM – 13:10 PM: Q&A Session

    Anjanita Das, Associate Director, Cognizant

    Artificial Intelligence is present everywhere nowadays. Artificial Intelligence can help software testing in several ways, from creating test cases to anomaly detection to recommended solutions. The application of AI in software testing tools is focused on making the software development lifecycle easier. Through the application of reasoning, problem-solving, and, in some cases, machine learning, AI can help automate and reduce the amount of mundane and tedious tasks in development and testing.

    View Anjanita Das’s video

    13:10 PM – 14:10 PM: LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING

    14:15 PM – 14:45 PM: Artificial Intelligence for Testing Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Venki Jayaraman, Senior Director, Walmart

    14:35 PM – 14:45 PM: Q&A Session

    Venki Jayaraman, Senior Director, Walmart

    AI has driven every industry in the world. Testing is one of the challenging place where AI really is pushing its limits.

    There is never a possibility to test every single scenario and ensure 100% quality. AI can look at certain specific parameters And ensure the way Testing can happen and ensuring coverage to the max. AI driven testing not only will reduce the test cycle But will also improve the way testing can happen and provide the right focus at the right place.

    View Venki Jayaraman’s video

    14:50 PM – 15:20 PM: How GitOps can help in shift left ? Read More
    Abhinav Agrawal, Senior Manager – Development, Amadeus

    15:10 PM – 15:20 PM: Q&A Session

    Abhinav Agrawal, Senior Manager – Development, Amadeus

    GitOps is all the rage now for Kubernetes based Software deployments. In this presentation we will see how GitOps can be leveraged to increase time to market by making teams more Agile and with more automation.

    15:20 PM – 15:50 PM: TEA / COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

    15:55 PM – 16:25 PM: Intelligent testing practices on high performing cloud applications in virtualized infrastructure Read More & WATCH VIDEO
    Krishnakumar Mahalingam, Executive Director, J P Morgan Chase & Co and Suchitra Narayan, VP, J P Morgan Chase & Co

    16:15 PM – 16:25 PM: Q&A Session

    Krishnakumar Mahalingam, Executive Director, J P Morgan Chase & Co and Suchitra Narayan, VP, J P Morgan Chase & Co

    Web applications are increasingly resorting to public cloud platforms, To most developers, web security is a rather unpopular topic. However, previous studies have shown that the virtualized infrastructures used in a cloud environment can introduce performance issues. As developers the need to address these issues should be more than agreeing to the fact of being addressing the issues. The performance issues are considered less interesting solely for the effort it takes to be taken care of, it makes development and testing harder as the process would either have to mock the authentication or simulate.

    The challenge of authentication can be taken care of by using the right backing services, while with the right framework the data replication through mocking or simulating can be well handled. This also needs to be backed with the right service tools.

    The topic we present will bring in more light on the above mentioned points which will be supported by usage of top rates tools which are the concepts of Cloud Application Programming Model

    View Suchitra Narayan’s video

    JOINT SESSION

    16:30 PM – 17:00 PM: India Testing Awards 2022 – READ MORE

    17:00 PM – 17:45 PM: India Testing League 2022 – FINALS – READ MORE

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    Abhinav Agrawal

    Senior Manager - Development, Amadeus

    Anjanita Das

    Associate Director, Cognizant

    Diwakar Menon

    Consultant

    Ekta Khatana

    Lead Software Development Engineer Test, Cvent

    HariHaraGanesh D

    Director, Technical Program Management, Visa

    Krishnakumar Mahalingam

    Executive Director, J P Morgan Chase & Co

    Lakshita Sharma

    Senior SDET, Cvent

    Manish Kaushal Kushwaha

    Director of Technology, McAfee

    Prathap Jonnadula

    QA Engineer, Crackle Plus

    Santhosh Tuppad

    Software Testing Guru

    DR SHANKAR RAMAMOORTHY

    SVP, iLink Digital

    Shirsha Ray Chaudhuri

    Director of Engineering, Thomson Reuters Labs

    Sreekala Sunderrajan

    Head of Programme Management: People and Culture, Gojek

    Subhash Kotra

    QA Head, Tide

    Suchitra Narayan

    VP, J P Morgan Chase & Co

    Sujata Dutta

    Senior Vice President,Vodafone, _VOIS

    Venki Jayaraman

    Senior Director, Walmart

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