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Testing Festival 2021 Get inspired, grow your knowledge, and connect with internationally recognized test experts and leaders at Testing Festival.

May 12th - 14th

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11+

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Hear the latest ideas from thought leaders at the bleeding edge of testing and QA.
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Talk directly with advanced practitioners and advisors who are influencing the industry.
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Connect with leading vendors of the most advanced tools and technology available.

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Testing Festival Themes

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Model-based Testing
  • Future Automation Models
  • Innovations in Software Testing Methods and Tools
  • Experience Reports & Real-Life Examples
  • DevOps, DevSecOps & FutureOps
  • Testing Leadership
  • Autonomous & Continuous Testing

The Test Factor

Join world-renowned judges Giles Lindsay, Jonathon Wright and Paul Gerrard as they search for the next generation of superstar testers.

The contestants—up-and-coming testing stars—will present their innovative ideas and concepts to the judges for a chance to win mentorship from their favourite judge and access to The QA Lead Membership for one year.

If you’re still thinking, “What is The Test Factor?”, imagine The X Factor—the singing competition TV show—but switch singers for testers and Simon Cowell for Giles Lindsay!

Hear the latest ideas in testing and celebrate your fellow testers at this must-see event.

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Agenda

12th May

Wednesday
2.00pm GMT+1

Intro and Welcome

The State of Testing
2.15pm

Opening Keynote

“State of Testing / Future of Testing”


Paul Gerrard Principal @ Gerrard Consulting

3.15pm

Session Talk


Dorothy Graham

3.35pm

Session Talk


Alan Page Senior Director, Engineering @ Unity Technologies

4.05pm

Panel Discussion

Paul Gerrard, Dorothy Graham, Alan Page and Alan Richardson

5.00pm

Break

Leadership
5.30pm

Session Talk

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R. Michael Anderson Leadership Mentor / Advisor / Conference Keynote Speaker @ R. Michael Anderson – The Technology Leadership Insider

6.00pm

Session Talk


Mike Jarred Director and Owner @ Cornflower Technology Consulting

6.30pm

Session Talk


Fiona Charles

7.15pm

Panel Discussion

Mike Anderson, Mike Jarred, Fiona Charles, Rob Lambert, and Afeez Alade

8.00pm

Close

13th May

Thursday
2.00pm GMT+1

Welcome to JPG

2.15pm

The Test Factor

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Giles Lindsay CEO @ Agile Delta Consulting

The State of Tooling
3.15pm

Opening Keynote

“State of tooling”


Jonathon Wright CTO @ Digital-Assured

3.45pm

Session Talk


Gareth Smith General Manager @ Eggplant

4.05pm

Session Talk


Huw Price Managing Director @ Curiosity Software Ireland Ltd

4.25pm

Break/Lobby Discussion

Gareth Smith and Huw Price

5.00pm

Session Talk


Eran Kinsbruner DevOps Chief Evangelist, Author, Senior Director of Product Marketing @ Perforce Software

5.30pm

Session Talk


Wilson Marr Software Architect

6.00pm

TBC

6.30pm

Panel Discussion

Eran Kinsbruner, Wilson Marr, Paul Grossman, Jonathon Wright, Paul Gerrard and Giles Lindsay

7:00pm

Break/Lobby Discussion

7.30pm

Voice of the Tester/Awards

8.00pm

Close

14th May

Friday
2.00pm GMT+1

Workshop

Coming soon

5.00pm

Break

5.15pm

Workshop

Coming soon

7.00pm

Close

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Learn from the world’s top test experts and leaders.

Hosts

Giles Lindsay

Giles is a Technology and Agile Leader, with more than 25 years of experience. He is both commercially led and delivery focused, having guided and enabled agile practices that allow organisations to outperform. He is a former CTO and is now the CEO of Agile Delta Consulting.

Jonathon Wright

Jonathon Wright is a strategic thought leader and distinguished technology evangelist. He specializes in emerging technologies, innovation, and automation, and has more than 25 years of international commercial experience within global organizations. He is currently the CTO of Digital-Assured.

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance, specialising in test assurance. He is a Principal of Gerrard Consulting Limited.

Speakers

Senior Director, Engineering @ Unity Technologies

Alan has been improving software quality since 1993 and is currently the Director of Programs and Quality for Monetization at Unity. Previous to Unity, Alan spent 22 years at Microsoft working on projects spanning the company – including a two-year position as Microsoft’s Director of Test Excellence.

Software Testing Consultant

Dorothy was a founding member of the ISEB Software Testing Board, and was a member of the working party that developed the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus. In 2012 she was awarded the first ISTQB International Software Testing Excellence Award. She is co-author of five books: an introductory book for software testing together with more in-depth books on Software Inspection and Test Automation.

DevOps Chief Evangelist, Author, Senior Director of Product Marketing @ Perforce Software

Eran is Chief Evangelist and Product Manager at Perfecto by Perforce. He is also the author of the 2016 Amazon bestseller, “The Digital Quality Handbook”, “Continuous Testing for DevOps Professionals”, and “Accelerating Software Quality – ML and AI in the Age of DevOps”, which was named the “Best New Software Testing Book” by Book Authority.

Software Test Consultant/Coach and Program Test Manager

Fiona Charles is an independent consultant, specialising in the human side of software development and projects. She consults with clients on testing and test management, works as an Agile testing coach, and acts occasionally as a program-level test manager on difficult projects.

General Manager @ Eggplant

Gareth is a proven leader of product marketing, product management solutions, and Pre Sales teams. Prior experience includes Progress Software where he held several positions including Director of Product Management and Principal Software Architect. He was also part of the founding team of Apama where he was Director of Pre Sales & Principal Architect prior to its acquisition by Progress Software.

Managing Director @ Curiosity Software Ireland Ltd

Senior Test Consultant @ Deloitte

Laveena Ranchandani is a senior test consultant at Deloitte. She has been testing for over 6 years finds the world of testing very interesting and enjoys exploring and learning new skills within it. Laveena will share her knowledge and help those who attend the session take away something that could help them in their day to day testing exercises.

Leadership Mentor @ R. Michael Anderson

R. Michael Anderson is an Inc. 5000 software entrepreneur from California who, after falling in love and marrying a lovely British woman, is now based in London. In addition to running his own companies and non-profit work, he also professionally mentors leaders primarily in the technology field and shares his journey on stage at conferences.

Director and Owner @ Cornflower Technology Consulting

Mike Jarred is a testing practitioner with over two decades of experience in Software Testing and Quality Management gained in a diverse range of industry domains. Mike works for the Financial Conduct Authority as an Operations Manager leading their Solution Delivery Optimisation Team.

Senior Software Development Engineer Test @ Utopia Solutions

Paul Grossman has over nineteen years of experience as a software developer engineer in test automation using products like UFT, QTP going all the way back to Mercury WinRunner. He received his IT training at the Savannah College of ARt and Design, a feeder school for Hollywood's top digital special effects companies.

Management and HR Coach

I started my career as a Tester, then an Engineering Manager, then a VP of HR and now as a Director of my own company, Cultivated Management. I teach via weekly YouTube videos, books, from the stage and through coaching and consulting. I also publish a weekly newsletter called The Manager, and teach an award winning communication workshop, which is now online and available to all.

Technical Evangelist @ Splunk

Todd DeCapua, Technical Evangelist at Splunk, is a seasoned software executive with more than 20 years of experience in IT applications development, IT operations, product marketing, product management, channels operations, and business development in mobile, agile, cloud, and performance.

Software Architect

Wilson has been building and bringing enterprise applications to market on major platforms—from mobile to server clouds—as an architect, developer, performance tester, and manager. His https://wilsonmar.github.io/ provides concise, in-depth advice on leading technologies. For the past three years, Wilson has been refining his training techniques on Git and GitHub so attendees quickly understand its intricacies.

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Learn, Grow, & Lead the Way in Testing

The online event of the year

Testing Festival facilitates the professional and personal development of Senior Testing Professionals.

Join Testing Festival 2021 for three days of inspirational thought-leadership, knowledge downloads, and connecting with other testers and QA practitioners.

Bringing thought-leaders and testing leaders together, Testing Festival is a networking and knowledge sharing event to serve the needs of testers and QA practitioners. It facilitates technical discussions, personal development talks and workshops to help individuals and teams become the high performers they aspire to be.

The successful delivery of great software is dependent upon collaboration across many disciplines. With this in mind, Testing Festival sets itself apart from other technology conferences by steering away from one specific technical discipline and instead focusing on collaboration between IT disciplines.

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The QA Lead Membership is a community for technology leaders and quality engineers.

We provide an opportunity to connect and develop personally and professionally with experienced leaders of technology, quality and teams. We’re passionate about quality and exist to equip you with the resources and support to save the world from bad software.

For experienced quality pros, who’ve been there and done that, this is a place for you to give, share, and continue to learn, and grow.

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