Dr. Grigori Melnik (Tricentis CPO) and James Bach (Tricentis Fellow) re-examine the ways software gets built and tested, and present a bold vision of the testing platform of the future. The “integrated testing environment” is centered on empowering serious testers, no matter what they’re working on or how they prefer to test. With this platform, testers can take advantage of cloud-native testing services — test automation as a service, monitoring & self-healing, data generation, wrangling & integrity testing, performance & load testing, intelligent test selection, predictive analytics, etc. These tools will adapt to how testers work as opposed to forcing them into some pre-defined, prescriptive way of working. The future is bright.
Speaker: Grigori Melnik, Chief Product Officer, Tricentis
Dr. Grigori Melnik is Chief Product Officer responsible for leading Tricentis’ Product and R&D efforts. A seasoned product executive, Grigori has over 25 years of experience in technology innovation, product/portfolio strategy and management, software engineering, and research at raw startups, scaleups, top technology enterprises, academia, and governments. He is a hands-on leader with a passion for product innovation, software craftsmanship, building highly effective teams, and learning. Prior to joining Tricentis, Grigori held leadership positions at MongoDB, Splunk, and Microsoft. He is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on Agile methods, software ecosystem development, operational and business intelligence, test-driven design, and software testing. Grigori is an open source enthusiast and contributor. He has authored eight books and numerous publications, is a named inventor on a U.S. patent, and has been recognized with NSERC, the Microsoft Gold Star, the Environmental Sustainability Action Award, and multiple other awards. For over a decade, he has been an Associate Editor-in-Chief and a Member of the Advisory Board of the IEEE Software magazine. Grigori holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Canada.
Speaker: James Bach, Satisfice Founder and Tricentis Technical Fellow, Tricentis
James Bach is a consulting software tester and Technical Fellow at Tricentis. He is also the founder and CEO of Satisfice, Inc., a software testing consultancy. James has been in the tech field as developer, tester, test manager, and consultant for 38 years. He is a founder of the Context-Driven school of testing, a charter member of the Association for Software Testing, the creator of Rapid Software Testing methodology and Session-based Test Management. He is also the author of two books: “Lessons Learned in Software Testing” and “Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success.” For more about his work and online courses, see https://www.satisfice.com.