Join us for this one-hour seminar and you will hear how CNA Financial accelerated end-to-end test automation and liberated its employees from repetitive and mundane tasks.
CNA Financial, one of the top 10 property and casualty insurers in the United States, is succeeding in digital transformation. A key objective is transforming IT into a driving force for change. CNA calls this IT transformation a transition from project-centric tactician to product-centric innovator.
The transformation plan was dependent on software test automation that ensured greater agility, higher software quality and faster time to market. CNA Financial partnered with Avo Automation, a Cincinnati-based intelligent automation solution provider whose mission is to: “Liberate human potential by automating manual, repetitive work with process discovery, test automation, and RPA.”
Join us for this one-hour seminar and you will hear how CNA Financial accelerated IT agility, improved software quality, and liberated its employees from manual work with end-to-end test automation.
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Justyn Trenner is Corporate Development Director of QA Media and responsible for the QA Vector research offerings. Prior to joining QA Media, Justyn built ClientKnowledge, a financial services research and advisory business, providing a range of market research, strategic and business development advice and quantitative trading solutions. Several leading banks developed their global markets and e-commerce strategy based upon this advice, while several regional banks based their automated pricing, real-time analytics and risk management on the innovative solutions. Justyn sold the business to ICAP plc in 2012 where his executive responsibilities included the build of hosted trading software solutions and also corporate acquisitions and development. After completing his earn-out, he has advised a range of financial technology startups and banks on strategy, corporate development and technology strategy.
Tom is a transformational Leader of Test Engineering, Quality Assurance and Governance practices across the Enterprise. He has a successful history of shifting the collective culture to think "Automation First" powered by highly scaleable, highly distributed Test Automation Frameworks used to also drive Continuous Integration and Testing Governance. He believes that key to building a successful team is the empowerment of its members to assume ownership, drive innovation and foster creative thinking. Tom joined CNA in January 2019 and formed the Independent Quality Engineering (IQE) Organization. He is accountable for Software Quality Governance, embedded Testing Services and IQE’s Common Shared Testing Services. Tom has a diverse background as a technology leader spanning Quality Engineering, Software Development, Automated Testing, DevOps, Technology Product Management and Product Data Management. Prior to CNA, Tom spent 9 years at Sears Online where he led their Global Test Engineering Practice as Senior Director, Software Engineering and was accountable for strategy, planning and execution of testing across their 14 Agile Portfolios. He introduced and built-out a common automated testing platform, was a champion for Agile Delivery and pioneered Continuous Integration (CI) practices with Quality Governance. In his final months at Sears, Tom successfully de-centralized the Test Engineering Practice while still retaining Quality Governance and Shared Services. He then assumed Delivery Ownership for Online’s largest portfolio - Checkout and Billing. Prior to Sears, Tom worked at J.C Whitney (Top 100 e-tailer and cataloger) for 7 years where he drove multiple e-commerce digital transformation efforts and later headed their IT Department as Managing Director.
As the CEO of Avo Automation, Vidur believes in building high-performing, self-motivated teams that deliver one goal – making automation simple, intelligent, and resilient. With automation being the linchpin that triggers digital transformation, he firmly asserts that a Quality Automation System is more important than ever for organizations to re-imagine the way they do business. His passion to tap true human potential by helping them utilize their superpower of imagination is what drives Avo. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and when not working, he flies planes or goes scuba diving.
• Tom Kottwitz, Assistant Vice President, IT Quality Engineering & Governance - CNA Financial
• Vidur Amin, CEO - Avo Automation
In conversation with Justyn Trenner, Director and Head of QA Vector® Research - QA Financial
In this seminar you will hear how CNA Financial accelerated IT agility, improved software quality, and liberated its employees from manual work with end-to-end test automation.
• Enhance customer experience with higher quality software delivery
• Expand DevOps-enabled applications across cloud systems and on-premise platforms
• Double its level of automated functional
• Reduce costs consistently and steadily
• Close significant gaps in existing application test coverage, reducing defects