Internet of Things, Cloud, and DevOps: Testing Nightmare or Opportunity?

Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 9:25 AM


Think these things are independent?  Think again!  They are intertwined and are all dependent upon one another.  In this keynote address Tim will discuss the architecture for Internet of Things (IoT)-related solutions, including devices, gateways, cloud-infrastructure, and user interface elements.  Also, he will describe the Information flow across the architecture, including considerations for device manufacturers, users, and interested third party data consumers.  Along the way, Tim will delve into the challenges and opportunities to consider for testing in this ultra-connected world.  Lessons learned from mobile device application development and testing can be applied to the Internet of Things.  And since this is a far larger space, there are some special considerations to keep in mind as well!

  • IoT, Cloud, and DevOps are inter-related trends and technologies.
  • Success with mobile application development and testing can be applied to the IoT space.
  • Agile, DevOps, and quick iterations will change how testing is accomplished for IoT-based solutions.

So How Dead is Testing, Anyway?

Thursday, April 23: 8:30 AM - 9:25 AM


Really? Testing dead? Take a ride with Richard Campbell through the evolution of the computing in business and how in each phase of that evolution, testing dies. And then it’s back, although in a different form – new platforms need new tests with new tools. How did the move from big iron to microcomputers change testing? What about testing in the world of green screen client-server systems? How did the introduction to the GUI for Macs and Windows change testing? What did the Internet revolution do to testing practices? And now as we’re in the mobile and tablet era, does testing die or evolve again? What will the Internet of Things do to testing in the future? In the end, the more things change, the more they stay the same, and testing is more about a mindset than any given tool, and that will never go away.

  • How testing has evolved with the computing industry
  • How testing changes as platforms innovate and mature
  • Why testing WILL NEVER DIE

Cultivating ROCKsolid Relationships: A Field-Tested Approach for Success

Friday, April 24: 8:30 AM - 9:25 AM

Relationships form the foundation of success in business and in life. So how can you cultivate relationships that stand the test of time…and the test of communicating software problems? What is the best way to authentically expand the possibilities in all of your important relationships? Attend this keynote to learn a systematic, repeatable approach to cultivating trusted relationships at work and at home. You will learn an effective Relationship Development Framework that will equip you to:

  • Authentically connect with people to set your priority relationships up for success.
  • Conduct conversations that will expand heartshare and advance results.
  • Effectively resolve issues and restore trust and forward momentum when needed.
  • Gain fresh ideas, innovative strategies and proven approaches to attract and strengthen ROCKsolid Relationships.

Connect with our keynote speaker, Susan Conley, via LinkedIn prior to the event and you’ll be entered to win a prize drawing.