National DevOps Conference

Conference programme DAY 2*


Track 1

Track 2


08:45 – 09:20


09:25 – 09:30

Welcome from Cecilia Rehn, Editor of TEST Magazine

09:30 – 10:30

Leigh Rathbone, Testing Principal, Shop Direct on Why Self-Development in Testing is Important

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee, networking and exhibition

11:00 – 11:45

Ajit Dhaliwal, UK Head of Delivery, Release and Testing, Vodafone

Kashif Saleem Director, QA,

Shifting SQA Skills To The Digital Era
2017 is destined to be a landmark year for B2C mobility, the “internet of things”, bionic and cognitive computing, an ever-increasing volume of new developments, technologies and interconnected systems. Within the new digital era, the SQA skillset is taking on a new flavour. In the ecosystem of multidiscipline teams, testers must now strive to understand development, customer value, business operations and end-user adoption. Testers must now assure SQA co-specialisation and agility beyond their activities, as testing driven development (TDD) and behaviour driven development (BDD) are becoming standard practices. We’ll explore how SQA skills will need to shift to meet the highly complex digital era requirements.

Session hosted by Nadine Du Toit, Head: Managed & Professional Services, DVT – Global Testing Solutions

11:45 – 12:30

Dr. Ashok Karania, VP Europe Business, Infostretch – How To Automate Testing For Next-Generation Interfaces, Including Web, Mobile, And Applications Like Siri And Alexa

Ingo Philipp, Agile Evangelist and Product Manager, Tricentis – Rediscover Exploratory Testing

12:30 – 13:45

Networking lunch and exhibition

13:45 – 14:45

Nathan Barguss, Lead Engineer, Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, on their Award-Winning ~Test Data Visualisation in Games Project

14:45 – 15:30

Nicky Watson, IT Director, and Suresh Chandrasekaran, Vice President, Credit Suisse – Preparing Testing And Test Organisation Setup For DevOps

Luke Orrell, Head of QA,
10 Digital Media Limited

User experience trends
The most code-perfect piece of software may be no good at all if it’s not fit for purpose. Sometimes it takes the users’ eyes to spot serious issues with the interface. How important is the end users’ input?

15:30 – 16:15

Niranjalee Rajaratne, Head of Quality Assurance, Third Bridge and Laksitha Ranasingha, Independent Tech Lead

Adithya Alladi, QA Engineer, Gamesys – How A QA Engineer Could Be The Face Of Agile

16:15 – 16:45

Coffee, networking and exhibition

16:45 – 17:30

Q&A Panel with Speakers from Day 2

*Session timings subject to change