EXPO Talks

If you are looking to learn more about specific products and services showcased by EXPO exhibitors, then the EXPO Talks are designed for you! Starting on Wednesday afternoon and ending with the EXPO Reception, these Talks are short 30-minute sessions featuring innovative product demos or service presentations. You will have the chance to talk with exhibitor representatives and have your questions answered away from the busy EXPO booths. The EXPO Talks are a convenient one-stop-shopping to learn the latest about products and services. Expo Talks will be published soon. Please check back to this page for updates.

Wednesday, April 22
11:00 – 11:30 pm
Discover, Emulate & Test Real-World Network Conditions in Pre-production

Eric Meyers, Orasi Software

The increasingly distributed nature of applications and users has created a significant burden on the networks and infrastructures required to continually deliver data and meet end user performance expectations. To manage this burden, application environments have become more complex, resulting in new (and numerous) potential points of performance bottlenecks. When designing a mobile application, real-world networks represent a daunting task to incorporate into a test environment isolated behind a firewall. Find out how Network Virtualization can enable you to virtualize those conditions (Mobile, Cloud, Web and WAN), analyze test results to isolate potential bottlenecks, and gain performance optimization recommendations, all within a pre-production test lab.

Wednesday, April 22
11:30 – 12:00 pm
Sanjay Zalavadia, Zephyr

Are you making the transition to agile to meet the demands of shorter release cycles and the requirements of a constantly-evolving market? You need to address defects and issues as they arise, not at the end of the development lifecycle. The primary things that we will be covering include how to create, execute and report on testing in an agile environment with Zephyr Enterprise Edition. If you are looking for ways to produce and release higher quality software faster, this is a presentation you can’t afford to miss.

Wednesday, April 22

3:00-3:30 pm
Accelerate your COTS Implementations
Balaji Srinivasan, Cognizant

Cognizant leveraging their technology expertise and industry knowledge has created QA solution suites that will help your organizations roll-out COTS implementations across the enterprise. An estimated 50% reduction in implementation cycle time and a 33% reduction in QA costs were harnessed with the implementation of these plug and play solution suites. This session will not only focus on Cognizant QA Solution Suites for COTS implementations but also highlight the Business driven automation framework and virtualization techniques that led to the construction of these solution suites. Join us to understand how your organization can build or leverage these QA solution suites for accelerated deployment of COTS packages.

Wednesday, April 22
3:30-4:00 pm
Testing as a Service (TaaS)
Anjali Chhabra, Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra TaaS (Testing as a Service) Model works around the issues currently experienced by Software Testing organizations and provide a cost effective, highly scalable solution for Software testing companies and their customers. This solution is suited to organizations who want to test projects quickly and have lots of regression testing to do. It can also be used to supplement an existing large program, with additional on-demand access to specialized forms of testing. The benefits include reduced cost, increased efficiency and team collaboration, standardization, data integrity and governance processes.

Thursday, April 23
9:45 – 10:15 am
QMO – Top 10 Best Practices for a Successful QA organization
Pradeep Govindasamy, Cigniti and Alice Dungey, Southwest Airlines

As World’s 3rd largest and North America’s largest independent software testing services organization we have helped many organizations in their QA transformation journey. In this talk Pradeep Govindasamy CTO of Cigniti and Alice Dungey Quality Management Office Southwest Airlines talk about the best practices that helps enterprises in their QA transformation journey. This talk will focus on key aspects such as predict quality, continuous process improvement all the way to new age testing tools and technologies. Do join us to know how you can create a successful QMO for your organization.

Thursday, April 23
10:15 – 10:45 am
Unveilng Revolutionary Visual Analytics Platform
Kyle Cochran, QASymphony

QASymphony is excited to publicly debut qMap, our groundbreaking heatmap and visual analytics platform, at QUEST 2015.  qMap leverages our Desktop, Web, and Mobile test recorder, qTest eXplorer, to provide a consolidated view of test coverage across all platforms.  This innovative view will provide unparalleled insight for all levels of the development organization in making critical go/no go decisions in a fast-paced agile environment. With qMap, there will no longer be uncertainty about what areas of the applications have yet to be tested, and teams will be aligned as to the true progress of testing in the application.

Thursday, April 23
11:00 – 11:30 pm
A Cross Section of TMMi Survey Results 2014
Tom Cagley, David Consulting Group

The TMMi is the de-facto standard for test improvement and assessment. DCG and partner Experimentus have been soliciting and collecting organizational self-assessment data using an online interactive testing survey for several years.  This showcase presentation of survey data from 2014 provides a view into how firms are progressing through TMMi Maturity Level Three.  The results provide a profile of the level of capability found in a typical testing organization, areas of the model that tend to give respondents the most trouble and a general pattern of progression.

Thursday, April 23
11:30 – 12:00 pm
Transforming Testing from Liability to Key Business Asset
Oksana Sokolovsky, ROKITT

In spite of investments in more testers, new tool, new methods, and sophisticated sourcing strategies, IT testing is struggling to keep up with rapidly growing business demands. ROKITT is bringing a fresh perspective to testing. We assess, transform, execute, and exit! Our goal is to guide our clients so they can change and excel. We seek a meeting of minds with your business savvy IT testing leaders and transform testing into your weapon for business success. Our approach is end to end going far beyond traditional automation leveraging what we learned from decades in the testing business

Thursday, April 23
1:00-1:30 pm
Implementing End-to-End Data Warehouse Testing
Rajeev Bhuvaneswaran, HTC Global

Enterprises often build a Data Warehouse to get to a single version of the truth. How do you know that the data in the Data Warehouse is the truth? Testing Data Warehouse and its associated processes including the business intelligence system is critical to the success of any organization that depends on it. Complex data transformations and business rules demand diligent and thorough testing. Join us to learn more about the right Data Quality approach and processes to ensure successful end-to-end Data Warehouse Testing.

Thursday, April 23
3:00-3:30 pm
Mobile Testing: Time to Cut the Cord
Dan McFall, Mobile Labs

Abstract:  Quality Assurance organizations faces tough challenges managing the mobile devices needed to get the job done every day. Existing tools can force you to tie precious devices to a single machine and then pass them around physically when it’s time to share or collaborate.  This eliminates efficiency in resource utilization and can impact test coverage.  We’ll discuss what makes mobile so different than other types of testing from an environmental and process standpoint and general strategies for recapturing that lost efficiency.

Thursday, April 23
3:30-4:00 pm
Scriptless Test Automation Using a Testing Actions-Based Framework
Jim Trentadue, Ranorex

Please join this Ranorex demonstration on how scriptless automation is achieved by functional testers and test automation professionals. We will feature the flexibility of the Ranorex recording module and how the structure of a test case and test suite aligns with how manual tests cases and suites are built. Additionally, we will highlight how to use navigation paths for recognizing objects and how simple this visualization is to use. Finally, we will close the demonstration on how your Ranorex test suite can tie into any test management or continuous integration solution, as well as how to leverage user-code functions within Ranorex.