Accelerate Vienna

Continuous testing

Accelerate’s Continuous Testing Insights—Live Streamed

Software testing leaders from around the world will be gathering in Vienna on October 9-10 to discuss what’s needed to meet the changing expectations associated with digital transformation. With over 2 days of continuous testing sessions—often with 6 tracks running in parallel and events from morning to late night— Accelerate 2018 is bound to be an unforgettable Continuous Testing immersion experience.

If you can’t make it in person, don’t despair. We’re confident that the Accelerate live stream will give you a taste of what you’re missing— from a Continuous Testing perspective at least. Although we can’t give you Vienna’s Danube, Opera House, cafes, schnitzels, and so on, we will be bringing a steady stream of Continuous Testing sessions straight to your desktop (or mobile or tablet).  Just register for the Accelerate live stream , and tune in on Tuesday, October 9, starting at 9:00 am CEST.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll find on the live stream…

Leadership in Testing

Sandeep Johri, CEO, Tricentis

Tuesday 9:15

Tricentis CEO Sandeep Johri will present an overview of key Tricentis developments over the past 12 months, including details on the QASymphony merger and Q-up test data management acquisition. Sandeep will also share insights on how the industry is changing and Tricentis’ strategy for the leading the future of testing.

Digital Transformation Requires…

Clark Golestani, Former CIO, Merck

Tuesday 9:45

Clark Golestani (Managing Director of C Sensei Group and former President, Emerging Businesses and Global CIO of Merck) shares his insights on why digital transformation is so critical to every business—and why testing is essential for digital transformation success.

Lightning Talks

Tuesday 10:15

Lightning Talks is a rapid-fire series of six 5-minute talks by six different speakers. Rumor is that this year’s topics will include:

  • Testing bad habits
  • Software testing is like…
  • BDD in DevOps
  • A testing love story
  • The science behind gut feelings
  • Cognitive biases in testing

Test Automation: Supporting DevOps and Agile Transformations

Renee Tillett, Sr IT Manager / DevOps Testing Product Owner, Duke Energy

Tuesday 11:15

Duke Energy is transforming delivery of IT solutions through Agile and DevOps culture shifts that began approximately two years ago. Test Automation is a key enabler for this digital transformation. Join us as we share our lessons learned, successes, and critical success factors as we have moved through our automation journey. We’ll cover 1) early failures and lessons learned 2) Continuous innovation strategies for success, and critical success factors.

How SPAR is Riding the Digital Tsunami

Matthias Wienerroither, QA Manager, SPAR ICS

Tuesday 12:00

Everyone has heard that “every company is now a software company” more times than they wish by now. However, with Amazon’s rapidly-expanding role in the grocery retail market, companies such as SPAR are not only transforming into software companies—they are also directly competing with software giants that deploy new code to production on a daily basis. SPAR has already successfully surfed an initial wave of digital transformation that involved digitizing their existing brick and mortar business for the online era. Now, the oncoming digital tsunami presents opportunities to build new revenue streams and personalized customer experiences that increase both loyalty and euros spent. Join this session to learn how test automation and service virtualization are enabling them to rapidly release innovative functionality that truly enhances the user experience.

CIO Panel: What CIOs Really Want from Software Testing (and Testers)

Tuesday 12:45

Curious what CIOs really want from software testing and software testers? Get the inside perspective from this all-star CIO panel. We’ll explore the transformative digital transformation initiatives currently on the CIO agenda—and how software testing impacts their ultimate success. We’ll move the discussion beyond the buzzwords by looking at specific examples of digital transformation initiatives already in the works.

Reinventing the Quality Engineer

Matthias Rasking (EALA Testing Platform Lead, Accenture) and  Venugopal Ramakrishnan (Global Digital Test Lead), Accenture

Tuesday, 15:00

As technologies including AI, Digital, IoT, blockchain etc. rapidly evolve and help enterprises move into the digital future, fundamentals on how organizations are run are being disrupted almost daily. Quality organizations across enterprises need to transform. It is not just about automating tasks, eliminating mundane activities and improving productivity, but about leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to understand patterns, enhance personal experiences through digital, and realize better business outcomes in real time. It is now imperative to comprehend and even anticipate how consumers will accept or reject, use and recommend products and services to others as part of mainstream Quality Engineering. In this session, learn how testing organizations can harness the power of technology to innovate and change the game through the new Quality Engineer.

Test Impact Analysis: How to Find New Bugs 100x Faster

Elmar Juergens, Founder, CQSE GmbH

Tuesday 15:45

Large automated test suites are often too slow for CI. Since their execution is deferred, many defects tend to slip through CI—increasing the time, cost and difficulty required to find and fix them. Test Impact Analysis selects only the tests impacted by code changes made since the last test execution. It then sorts these tests according to their bug discovery potential. This way, it can discover new bugs extremely efficiently. In fact, our tests could identify 80% of failing builds in 1% of the test execution time. This allows for fast CI builds and high bug-detection rates, even for large test suites. This session explains the concepts behind Test Impact Analysis, presents research findings from large case studies and shows how it can be integrated with Tricentis Tosca.

Shifting Left Testing at Toll Group with an Automation-First Mindset

Abdiel Mancilla, Test Manager, Toll Group

Tuesday 16:30

Shifting left with an automation-first mindset is all about the power of combining the right approach with the right tool. Testing earlier is not enough; you have to use the right tools, techniques and approach to be truly effective and efficient. This session highlights how Tricentis Tosca is enabling a shift-left, automation-first test approach in the biggest IT transformation program at Toll Group. Toll Group will share their strategies for using test case design to achieve the desired coverage and collaborate earlier with Business Analysts and Developers, creating smart-stubs with service virtualization, and enabling early API testing and automation.

“Digital Transformation” – The Future of Testing and Navigating the Path Forward

Wolfgang Platz, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Tricentis

Wednesday 9:30

In this keynote, Wolfgang Platz, Tricentis Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, shares his vision of what software testing will look like in the digital future. We will explore how enterprise application architectures and associated delivery models are changing, discuss how testing must evolve to address these changes, and outline what testers can (and must) do to successfully navigate the road ahead.

The Middle Child Rises – Testing Evolves to Quality Engineering

Ann Lewis , Manager, Testing Enterprise Services Team, ExxonMobil

Wednesday 11:00

ExxonMobil’s philosophy is centered on safety, security and controls as the foundation of our 135-year-old company. Based upon their fundamental policy, quality has become a key component in delivering software. They are currently undergoing a shift from traditional project management organizations and support organizations to product teams. This shift has highlighted the need for testing early in the development cycle and to combine new development with ongoing maintenance.

Testing, the team “in the middle,” has become an integral component of the ExxonMobil development life cycle as “Quality Engineering.” Learn how the Quality Engineering team removed roadblocks to continuous testing and made testing part of everyone’s mindset.

AI in Software Testing: The Best (and Worst) Uses

Ingo Philipp, Distinguished Evangelist, Tricentis

Wednesday 11:35

Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk all have one thing in common (besides wealth): they’re all terrified of the so-called AI apocalypse, a hypothetical scenario where highly-intelligent machines become our overlords and exterminate mankind. Will AI also take over software testing? Join this session to explore how AI could assist or replace the human tester in specific software testing use cases. Ingo Philipp will debate the topic, with the ultimate goal of helping you navigate the “AI in software testing” bullshit that’s now common in the marketplace. We want you to walk away prepared to make an informed decision on where AI can truly alleviate your top testing pain points.

Tricentis’ Commitment to Your Continuous Testing Success

Christian Plaichner, SVP Customer Success Services, Tricentis

Wednesday 12:10

An effective customer success strategy requires supporting customers at every step in their journey to achieve the desired outcomes. Tricentis Customer Success Services Organization is committed to aligning with your goals and supporting you along the way. Join this session to learn about the many services we provide to help you thrive—including business value roadmaps, regular customer check-ins, outcome-driven maturity and transformation frameworks/guidance, enablement, consulting and dedicated support as well as a complete ecosystem for sharing implementation and adoption strategies, promoting continuous learning and development, aligning on product roadmap details…just to name a few!

Great Debate: Testers’ Role in DevOps Continuous Testing

Wolfgang Platz (Tricentis Founder), Mik Kersten (Eclipse Mylyn creator and Tasktop Co-Founder), and Jason Steele  (Senior Executive, Accenture)

Wednesday 14:15

It’s obvious that DevOps requires Continuous Testing—but does Continuous Testing require professional testers? Exactly what type of testing is really needed for Agile and DevOps—and can developers and SDETs achieve it better/faster/cheaper than testers? Or, will machine learning and AI take over testing from humans across all roles? Take a deep dive into this discussion during a lively panel debate featuring Wolfgang Platz, Mik Kersten, and Jason Steele. In addition to exploring the topics listed above, we’ll also answer the top questions submitted by attendees and the software testing community at large (tweet your questions using #triaccdebate).

How Linde is using Tricentis Tosca to Replace HPE / Micro Focus UFT

Andreas AignerHead of Service and Security Management – Enterprise Applications, The Linde Group
Wednesday 16:00
The Linde Group is one of the world’s largest industrial gas company by market share as well as revenue. For years, Linde used a legacy test automation tool set, with other testing tools brought in for specialized projects and technologies. When they faced increasing pressure to speed up testing however, they realized that a new approach was needed. Join this session to learn how Linde Group changed their testing tools, and also evolved roles (manual testers, automation specialists, business users) and processes (manual testing, exploratory testing, model-based test automation) to take their testing to the next level.

QA Leaders Panel: What’s Really Needed to Transform Testing?

Ann Lewis (Manager, Testing Enterprise Services Team at ExxonMobil), Amber Woods (VP of Enterprise IT and Platforms at Tyson), Tatiana Salazar (IT Manager at Experian)

Wednesday 16:35

Senior quality leaders from ExxonMobil, Experian, and Tyson—3 organizations at various stages of Continuous Testing adoption—provide a candid look at what’s really needed to transform enterprise testing. This panel discussion will explore strategies for 1) gaining buy-in for quality initiatives, 2) achieving visible time-to-market gains, 3) phasing in adoption across huge globally-distributed organizations, 4) maximizing engagement without overwhelming staff, and 5) tying quality progress into the company’s strategic goals. In addition to the moderator-led discussion, we’ll reserve plenty of time for the panelists to address your questions.